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We are very proud of The Victorian Barn and all we have to offer, please don't just take our word for it why not browse the reviews below from happy guests.

If you have just stayed with us either at The Victorian Barn or Dairy House Farm Cottages and would like to leave a review please feel free to email us or visit us on Trip Advisor.                                            

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We stayed in Leopold Housewith 4 generations to accommodate...grandparents, teenager, young children and parents. The house gave us the space and privacy so we all enjoyed our stay. The pool house ...

The Hayloft is a Beautiful apartment in a beautiful setting. We loved our little getaway here. The pool was definitely a selling point for us, so clean and relaxed. We would definitely recommend for f ...

If you want a quiet relaxing holiday, this is your place. We loved the fact that we had lovely countryside but we had several day trips to Weymouth, Bournemouth etc to keep the children enterta ...

The Stable great accommodation. Tea, coffee, sugar with a jug of fresh milk which was readily available by the host. The hot tub was on the patio and very private surrounded by Hedges and fencing. Our ...

Fantastic Accommodation We were a large group of 12 staying for a weekend hen do - the accommodation was PERFECT. We had a party room complete with bar, two kitchens and two living rooms. I stayed ...

This is a great place in Dorset, adults will find the place serene and beautiful. Kids will find the place fun and interesting. The hosts are great and helpful. The holiday home is clean and relaxing. ...

We first visited the Dairy house farm in 2005 when our children were young, have booked many holidays with them and now 2018 we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here with ouradult children an ...

Just a quick note to say thank you for the lovely experience my friend and I had on Wed 2nd May. We really enjoyed the pool and sauna and thought it was great value. You have a lovely set-up there and ...

Dear Claire and Penny, Just wanted to drop a line after our glorious weekend to say thanks for having us. We thoroughly enjoyed the excellent location, scenic location, amazing facilities and, of c ...

Dear Penny and Claire Just a quick note to say thank you for the lovely experience my friend and I had on Wed 2nd May. We really enjoyed the pool and sauna and thought it was great value. You have ...

The guests who stayed from 27 - 29 April in The Lodge which is part of The Victorian Barn, Woolland. "Wow what an absolute gem of a find! The location is beautiful, the cottage we stayed in (Th ...

An amazing wedding day! My wife and I had our wedding here in this beautiful venue. Penny and Claire were great at every point, they made the organisation very easy. Us and our family/friend ...

Highly recommended We spent such a lovely week in Beatrice House. There were 10 of us and there was ample space for us all not to feel cramped. The accommodation was clean and really comfortabl ...

Great Place to Stay My family of 30 have stayed at Victoria Barn for the last 4/5 years. We stay in November and celebrate Christmas together. Penny and her team are always accommodating to our nee ...

FANTASTIC LONG WEEK-END BREAK FOR 13 OF US We wanted somewhere where 13 family members could celebrate a diamond wedding anniversary. Jasmine and Plumtree cottages, at the The Victorian Barn were i ...

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We stayed in Leopold House with 4 generations to accommodate...grandparents, teenager, young children and parents. The house gave us the space and privacy so we all enjoyed our stay.

The pool house is beautiful with a lovely little gym and sauna. Our personal hot tub was lush. The sunsets are amazing and the hosts are really lovely. Will definitely come back again.  Thank you from Kate stayed 3 - 10 August 2018


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The Hayloft is a Beautiful apartment in a beautiful setting. We loved our little getaway here. The pool was definitely a selling point for us, so clean and relaxed. We would definitely recommend for families.  Thanks again for a great stay, Bella & Family 30 July - 3 August 2018


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If you want a quiet relaxing holiday, this is your place.

We loved the fact that we had lovely countryside but we had several day trips to Weymouth, Bournemouth etc to keep the children entertained. We made full use of the pool, it was just the right temperature, even for our disabled son, who normally finds the water too cold Fabulous find we would love to go back

Wonderful stay and would recommend to family and friends. Thank you stayed in Jasmine Cottage 27 July - 3 August 2018


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The Stable great accommodation.  Tea, coffee, sugar with a jug of fresh milk which was readily available by the host. The hot tub was on the patio and very private surrounded by Hedges and fencing. Our back garden overlooked the farms and it was very relaxing watching the cows grazing from the conservatory every morning whilst having breakfast. The lakes was full of wildlife from fishes to blue dragon flies, yellow butterflies and Canadian geese. There was a white barn owl we saw fly by at night and also a hawk we managed to get a picture of. The beds were comfortable and the sheets were crisp and clean. The towels were made up for when we got there with hand towels as well. The kitchen was as described full of cutlery and dishes. We used the gym and pool. There's a trampoline and outdoor slides for kids and a games room. Lots of parking. Walking trail in the countryside was blissful. There is a SPA village shop about 4 min drive away that sells lovely home baked bread.

Thanks for being a great host. We loved watching the cows grazing whilst having breakfast in the conservatory and the butterflies. It was very relaxing and peacefully quiet  Caroline & family from Scotland stayed July 2018


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Fantastic Accommodation

We were a large group of 12 staying for a weekend hen do - the accommodation was PERFECT. We had a party room complete with bar, two kitchens and two living rooms. I stayed in the downstairs living room which converted into a bedroom thanks to two double sofa beds. In the July heat it was the perfect room as two sets of French doors out into the gardens allowed for a lovely breeze. We were also spoiled with our own hot tub and we were right next door to the pool house which housed a large pool complete with a shower and a sauna. There was also a lovely looking play area for children with swings and slides and a games house which we didn’t get to see up close but looked very accommodating. I chatted with the owner who couldn’t have been more friendly or helpful - she came over to tell us about a ladies night at the local pub (about a mile and a half away but a nice walk apparently) and let us coo over her dog :) The facility stands in some gorgeous countryside with cute villages only short drives away. We passed lots of stunning thatched cottages and riverside hamlets on the way in. The way the house is laid out is perfect for large family gatherings - you can section out the upstairs and downstairs if wanted and in our case the two kitchens meant that the mess from dinner downstairs the night before didn’t stop us cooking (and making a new mess!) in the upstaits kitchen for breakfast the next day. There are plenty of toilet facilities, a downstairs shower room serviced us sleeping in the front room and there was an upstairs bathroom plus on suites. I honestly wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this wonderful facility to anyone and plan a return trip as soon as possible!


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This is a great place in Dorset, adults will find the place serene and beautiful. Kids will find the place fun and interesting. The hosts are great and helpful. The holiday home is clean and relaxing. It is an amazing quiet place a perfect getaway from the hustle of everyday life

Thank you for everything. We absolutely loved the place. We will have great memories of this trip!

From the guest who stayed in Leopold House from 25 June - 2 July 2018 from Kuwait.


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We first visited the Dairy house farm in 2005 when our children were young, have booked many holidays with them and now 2018 we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here with our adult children and partner”s we all had such a lovely relaxing weekend, swimming, fishing, hot tub time, lovely cottage we stayed in Plumtree Cottage, open plan down stairs, this was great for our party of 6. Penny and Claire are both great people. We will be booking again !

Tips for other travellers
Monkey world is a great day out, The Fox pub in Ansty is very nice lovely garden, The Crown pub in Marnhull has great food lovely Sunday carvery, when you are driving down the lanes look out for the little tables with eggs, Fruit and plants for sale.


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Just a quick note to say thank you for the lovely experience my friend and I had on Wed 2nd May. We really enjoyed the pool and sauna and thought it was great value. You have a lovely set-up there and we shall definitely come again.

Wishing you a great season and thanks again, Dee & friend


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Dear Claire and Penny,

Just wanted to drop a line after our glorious weekend to say thanks for having us. We thoroughly enjoyed the excellent location, scenic location, amazing facilities and, of course, the weather was brilliant.

My sister had a fab birthday and the accommodation layout worked perfectly. The little ones really loved the swimming pool and the playground. We would definitely recommend your place and return again.

Many thanks again

Kathryn and family

Stayed in Jasmine Cottage, Plumtree Cottage, The Lodge & The Stable 4 - 7 May 2018


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Dear Penny and Claire

Just a quick note to say thank you for the lovely experience my friend and I had on Wed 2nd May. We really enjoyed the pool and sauna and thought it was great value. You have a lovely set-up there and we shall definitely come again.

Wishing you a great season and thanks again,

Dee Meaton


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The guests who stayed from  27 - 29 April in The Lodge which is part of The Victorian Barn, Woolland.

 

"Wow what an absolute gem of a find! The location is beautiful, the cottage we stayed in (The Lodge) was so cosy and spotless and had everything you would need from cutlery to pans and underfloor heating. The location is idyllic and so peaceful. The host was absolutely lovely and there was plenty of information about things to do in the area, we used the games room but the highlight of our stay was the heated indoor pool, my kids and I absolutely LOVED it! Thank you for a delightful stay

 

Tips for other travellers

We went to see Durdle Door, Weymouth beach also isn’t too far as well as Jurassic coast, it’s a lovely place and the locals are so friendly, naturally we had fish and chips at the beach and I can’t remember the restaurant name but the staff were amazing"


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An amazing wedding day!

 

My wife and I had our wedding here in this beautiful venue.

Penny and Claire were great at every point, they made the organisation very easy. Us and our family/friends were able to stay on both the Friday and Saturday nights meaning we had more time to catch up with them. Everyone who stayed loved their apartments and use of the pool/sauna/gym.

 

We would not hesitate to recommend The Victorian Barn for either a wedding or for a weekend/week away. We definitely plan to go back at some point in the near future.

Thank you  from Helen & Chris 24 March 2018


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Highly recommended

 

We spent such a lovely week in Beatrice House. There were 10 of us and there was ample space for us all not to feel cramped. The accommodation was clean and really comfortable. The pool is great; clean and warm and the children loved swimming in it every day. The sauna was an added bonus for us adults too. We didn’t use our personal hot tub. The farm is in a beautiful location and very quiet and peaceful.

 

We will be recommending the Victorian barn to friends and family. Thank you for having us.

Reviewed yesterday 14 April 2018


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Great Place to Stay

My family of 30 have stayed at Victoria Barn for the last 4/5 years. We stay in November and celebrate Christmas together. Penny and her team are always accommodating to our needs, and tolerate our 10 children, and our party celebrations. The accommodation is excellent and spotlessly clean, warm and welcoming. They have updated the properties each year. The surroundings are beautiful and we also enjoy their Christmas decorations. Best wishes from Jane and the group


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FANTASTIC LONG WEEK-END BREAK FOR 13 OF US

We wanted somewhere where 13 family members could celebrate a diamond wedding anniversary. Jasmine and Plumtree cottages, at the The Victorian Barn were ideal, clean spacious with plenty of amenities to keep us all occupied. a few of the guys went fishing on the lakes and thoroughly enjoyed a long and educational chat with the baliff. while the rest of us went out to a local craft show. we made full use of the games room, sauna, hot tubs and swimming pool as well as a local walk.
The staff were really helpful from the initial enquiry to our departure. a really nice touch was some bubbly and a card for our parents. 
We had a range of ages staying from 7 -84 and it was enjoyed by all. From Debbie and family


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