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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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October Family Holiday We had a lovely stay in Helena House over the October half term. The accommodation had a large kitchen/diner, large living room and four bedrooms all with on-suite. Some of u ...

Beautiful location We had a lovely weeks stay over half term in Helena House. The location is stunning, so quiet and the sunsets were amazing. The pool is really warm, the hot tub was a bonus. My 9 ...

Great venue Westayed from 5 - 8 October taking all the accommodation around The Victorian Barn. Both Penny & Claire welcomed us with a friendly and professional manner, also during the 10 month ...

Location, Cleanliness, Facilities, Service / Staff allExcellent Wouldrecommend this property to other travellers we occupied several properties. We had a great time for a family birthday som ...

This is a fabulous place in a beautiful countryside setting. The apartments (we were in the Byre) are simple yet stylish with plenty of room for a 4 person family and contain everything you need. The ...

Having stayed in the Victoria & Albert Suite from 17th to the 24th August, would just like to say that we had an absolutely wonderful time, the accommodation was wonderful very well equipped and v ...

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 ...

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October Family Holiday

We had a lovely stay in Helena House over the October half term. The accommodation had a large kitchen/diner, large living room and four bedrooms all with on-suite. Some of us (the men mainly)  went fishing every morning and then early evening with some success.

The indoor pool was a perfect size for young children and our hot tub was ideal for watching the stars at night. Our 6 year old grandchild enjoyed the park area and the 9 year old grandson enjoyed going to the games room.

The quiz machine had spot the difference so this was good for all ages. It is ideal for a chill out relaxing break in a beautiful area.

We hope to visit again sometime soon.


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Beautiful location

We had a lovely weeks stay over half term in Helena House. The location is stunning, so quiet and the sunsets were amazing. The pool is really warm, the hot tub was a bonus. My 9 year old caught a couple of pretty perch in the lake so he was very happy. 
We cycled the north Dorset trail way which was a 15 minute drive to get to.


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Great venue

We stayed from 5 - 8 October taking all the accommodation around The Victorian Barn.  Both Penny & Claire welcomed us with a friendly and professional manner, also during the 10 months of preparation for my 50th Birthday Celebrations they always replied promptly to any enquiry I had .
The Indoor Pool  hot tubs, sauna and Games room add to a wonderful complex and made a relaxing and fun environment. 
Lovely cottage accommodation with well equipped Kitchen etc too . Well done 

They also recommended a fabulous Chinese menu prepared by outside caterers, who served a party of 42 with wonderful food 

Tips for other travellers
Lulworth Cove is well worth a drive out to , also the beautiful countryside offers wonderful local walks . What a find and a great venue


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Location, Cleanliness, Facilities, Service / Staff all Excellent

 

Would recommend this property to other travellers we occupied several properties.

We had a great time for a family birthday something for everyone in our group, aged 2- 60+
Lovely setting and great accommodation. From Cheryl and family August 2018

 

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We had a catered Chinese meal for our first night and it was a great experience all cooked fresh in the kitchen and then served to us. Can thoroughly recommend


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This is a fabulous place in a beautiful countryside setting. The apartments (we were in the Byre) are simple yet stylish with plenty of room for a 4 person family and contain everything you need. The grounds are great for young families - a perfect pool, good playground and a lovely walk up and around the lakes. We'd love to come back – Stayed 27 – 31 August 2018


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Having stayed in the Victoria & Albert Suite from 17th to the 24th August, would just like to say that we had an absolutely wonderful time, the accommodation was wonderful very well equipped and very tastefully furnished. The swimming pool and hot tub was well used and enjoyed by our party of 12.  Thank you for some wonderful memories.


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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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