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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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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 ...

Dear Penny and Claire, Thank you for your email regarding our recent stay. With reference to that I can say that, speaking for the whole party, we had a most enjoyable and memorable time and would ...

Just back from a lovely weeks break staying in Beatrice House at The Victorian Barn. Wonderful place; peaceful and tranquil whilst combining plenty of things for the children to do. Swimming pool was ...

Lovely spacious property and facilities, great for families! Five Stars The photos don't really show the spacious nature of the property and grounds. We were two families staying together in the B ...

Location, Cleanliness, Facilities, Service / Staff all Excellent We would you recommend this property to other travellers? Comments about this property The Victorian Barn, Dairy House Farm is ...

Dear Penny and Claire We had a fantastic time staying with you at Beatrice House. The house was very spacious and well equipped. We loved most the green space and the kids especially loved the swim ...

WEDDING WEEK-END AT THE VICTORIAN BARN My wife and I had an incredible weekend staying at the Barn with all of our friends. I really can't speak highly enough of The Victorian Barn and Penny ...

Date of stay 12 - 14 May 2017 in Jasmine Cottage & Plumtree Cottage Location, Cleanliness, Facilities, Service / Staff5 -Excellent Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes ...

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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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Dear Penny and Claire,

Thank you for your email regarding our recent stay. With reference to that I can say that, speaking for the whole party, we had a most enjoyable and memorable time and would not hesitate in recommending The Victorian Barn for either a short or prolonged stay.

We were a party of 10 ...6 adults and 4 children ( aged 7 to 14 ) and were delighted with the spaciousness of the Victoria / Albert Suite together with the equipment supplied and the other facilities namely swimming pool , games room and WiFi access. It says a lot when there was not one dissenting voice in our party!! The staff were welcoming, friendly and informative. The Dorset countryside speaks for itself and the quiet location made for a nice relaxing stay.

From Brian and the family stayed 1 - 3 September 2017


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Just back from a lovely weeks break staying in Beatrice House at The Victorian Barn. Wonderful place; peaceful and tranquil whilst combining plenty of things for the children to do. Swimming pool was lovely and clean and a welcome pastime for a rainy day! Thank you Penny (not forgetting Katy and Jazz!) for making our stay so lovely. Would definitely recommend this place. We will be back soon!x


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Lovely spacious property and facilities, great for families! 
Five Stars

The photos don't really show the spacious nature of the property and grounds. We were two families staying together in the Beatrice House property, including 3 boys and a baby and there was plenty of space in the open plan downstairs for them to run around and not feel like we were on top of each other. All the bedrooms are a really good size and we loved that they all had their own bathrooms. Loved having a pool and gym on site and the kids loved the play area. Well kept property and well stocked kitchen. Lovely, spacious grounds and you really felt you were in the country and away for it all. We will definitely be back!


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Location, Cleanliness, Facilities, Service / Staff  all Excellent

We would you recommend this property to other travellers?

Comments about this property

The Victorian Barn, Dairy House Farm is blessed with friendly, helpful staff always on hand for help.
The facilities are first class- from the children's play area, indoor swimming pool and the superb fishing lakes (separate gated field).

Standard of accommodation is superb.  This is our 5th visit.

Tips for other travellers

The farm is within 40 minute drive to Weymouth, Poole and Bournemouth.
Even closer are Sherborne, Blandford and Shaftesbury. All with good quality pubs and restaurants. Lots of beautiful villages all around the area.
We always pay at least one visit to the Stour Inn at Blandford Forum for Dinner.


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Dear Penny and Claire

We had a fantastic time staying with you at Beatrice House. The house was very spacious and well equipped.  We loved most the green space and the kids especially loved the swimming pool and play area.

I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family.  Everybody that the we met were helpful and very accommodating.

Our little boy had a particular soft spot for Katie the dog and continues to refer to all dogs as Katie -:) 

On a scale of one to ten we would rate our stay as a nine. 

We would happily stay again. 

We loved the swimming pool and hot tub.

The only thing we did find hard was the travelling (sadly this cannot be changed)

Thanks again for a fantastic holiday.

Kind Regards

Carissa 

 


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WEDDING WEEK-END AT THE VICTORIAN BARN

 

My wife and I had an incredible weekend staying at the Barn with all of our friends.

I really can't speak highly enough of The Victorian Barn and Penny and Claire. The Osborne Hall is wonderful and the facilities on site are fantastic. 

Friday night we had a catered meal and the food was excellent. The on-site caterers were prompt and catered for every dietary requirement. 

Each apartment has been finished to the highest standard with incredible views over the countryside, I would highly recommend staying here!!!!


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Date of stay 12 - 14 May 2017 in Jasmine Cottage & Plumtree Cottage

Location, Cleanliness, Facilities, Service / Staff 5 - Excellent

Would you recommend this property to other travellers?    Yes

Comments about this property

We throughly enjoyed our stay as a group of 12, the accommodation was perfect as we could all eat in one cottage together.
Reception were very helpful with walking routes and taxi numbers.


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