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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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Our wedding Saturday, 6 May 2017 Thank you so much for such a beautiful weekend at your gorgeous venue. It truly is stunning and will forever be such a special place to us. You have all been so ...

Location, Cleanliness, Facilities, Service / Staff all 5 -Excellent Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes Comments about this property Fantastic property. Very spacious a ...

“Stunning location” Location very rural but good signposting and directions provided enabled us to find the Victoria Barn without any problems. Jasmine Cottage was very warm, clean and extremel ...

Location,Cleanliness,Facilities,Service / Staff - Excellent We would you recommend this property to other travellers Comments about this property Fantastically helpful, friendly and efficient ...

The Victorian Barn from 31 March - 3 April I just wanted to say a huge thank you for letting us use your Cottages and Lodges. They were lovely and it made our stay very enjoyable. Also if you co ...

This was our second stay as a group and we are already planning on coming back. Prefect for a long weekend with kids. Having access to the pool is great. Nice to have enough space for everyone and a t ...

The location is fantastic from the perspective of getting away from London, with fantastic views and countryside. Clearly, there has been some real time, effort and thought in developing the propertie ...

We had a lovely time and my husband enjoyed his birthday treat. We loved the accommodation we stayed in, The Lodge, very clean and spacious for the four of us. We also enjoyed the swimming pool, hot t ...

C O M M E N T S LEFT ON OUR SURVEY FORM FROM A FAMILY WHO STAYED DURING THE FEBUARY HALF TERM 2017 What did you like most? The location is fantastic from the perspective of getting away from ...

“Fantastic place to stay. Great place for a girls get away. Hosts were warm and welcoming and very accommodating. Overall a great weekend and would come back in a heart beat ” ...

"Fabulous Week-end" What a fabulous weekend we have had here 11-13th November 2016. We stayed in Beatrice and The Granary. Very well equipped, very clean and comfortable. We had a Chinese meal cook ...

Hello Penny and Claire, We all enjoyed our stay from 4 - 7 November very much and the three suites and outside facilities satisfied our requirements perfectly. Thank you for arranging the highly su ...

Our Holiday Trip to Dorset. The Victorian Barn. Absolutley Beautiful Place Just received this video and review from a returning guest who stayed over the October half term. The fields were a bit mu ...

Just received this lovely review of our accommodation and also our fabulous Chinese caterer. We cater for most parties and these were very happy lads and very well behaved - loving the hot tub. ...

Dear Penny & Claire, Just to say thank you so much for offering the facilities for such a wonderful family weekend. Being a large family (22) and a little scattered around, this is the one oppo ...

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Our wedding Saturday, 6 May 2017

 

Thank you so much for such a beautiful weekend at your gorgeous venue. It truly is stunning and will forever be such a special place to us. You have all been so helpful, accommodating and friendly.

We hope to see you all next year for our anniversary!

Best wishes,

 

Becky and Aeran x


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

Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

Comments about this property

Fantastic property. Very spacious and super facilities both indoor and outdoors. Home from home comforts. The pool was great too. 
Kitchen was really well equipped for large party

Tips for other travellers
Lulworth cove is a must visit!
My children enjoyed Monkey world and Badbury rings was super for a walk.

Traveller from Basingstoke      Date of stay 10 Apr 2017 in The Victoria & Albert Suite


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“Stunning location”

Location very rural but good signposting and directions provided enabled us to find the Victoria Barn without any problems. Jasmine Cottage was very warm, clean and extremely comfortable and well equipped. The indoor pool was also very warm and the hot tub was positively HOT even in the cool evenings! Penny and her team were always around to answer any questions. Fishing in the lakes was very rewarding too!! A great place to stay for all the family.

Room Tip: Plenty of accommodation to choose from so sure there would be something to suit everyone!


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Location, Cleanliness, Facilities, Service / Staff  -  Excellent     

We would you recommend this property to other travellers

Comments about this property
Fantastically helpful, friendly and efficient service with nothing left to chance. Everyone in our party (and there were 35 of us) loved their accommodation, particularly that every room was en suite. The swimming pool, sauna and hot tubs were a joy, as was the play area and the games room and the caterers on Saturday night were excellent.

We would recommend the Victorian Barn to anyone.

Tips for other travellers
We all went to The Fox Pub at Lower Ansty for lunch on Sunday which was great and their carvery was delicious and we all agreed that Dorset is an absolutely beautiful county!


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The Victorian Barn from 31 March - 3 April

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for letting us use your Cottages and Lodges. They were lovely and it made our stay very enjoyable.

Also if you could thank your recommended caterer's once again as they did an amazing job and the food was lovely.

Many thanks

Fiona


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This was our second stay as a group and we are already planning on coming back. Prefect for a long weekend with kids. Having access to the pool is great. Nice to have enough space for everyone and a table big enough to all eat together. Lovely.

Tips for other travellers
We didn't really leave as plenty for little ones with the pool, park and cows to watch. Remember it's a long way to the shops for little things you forget.


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The location is fantastic from the perspective of getting away from London, with fantastic views and countryside. Clearly, there has been some real time, effort and thought in developing the properties, and Helena House was a great size for 8 of us. Lovely kitchen and huge living room. The pool was the highlight for the kids and was well utilised. A great size and more importantly, a nice temperature. Having this kind of facility onsite is a huge plus when taking the risks with the English weather in February. Despite the units looking like they were fairly well booked, the pool was never that busy and was effectively a private pool on a number of occasions. We made use of the games room, again which is well equipped and warm (we have stayed at places where that is not the case). We had hoped to make use of the fishing lakes with the children, but just ran out of time. The hot tub was an added plus for both the adults and the kids.


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We had a lovely time and my husband enjoyed his birthday treat. We loved the accommodation we stayed in, The Lodge, very clean and spacious for the four of us. We also enjoyed the swimming pool, hot tub and my husband and son used the gym.

Obviously my husband enjoyed the fishing lakes!!!! And my daughter enjoyed drawing/painting the surrounding landscape. 

On a scale of 1-10, we would give a 10 as we had a brilliant two days stay and would definitely visit again. We would be very happy for you to contact us with special offers.

Thank you once again for your great hospitality and lovely cottage, and surroundings.

Best wishes

From the Crabb family


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C O M M E N T S LEFT ON OUR SURVEY FORM FROM A FAMILY WHO STAYED DURING THE FEBUARY HALF TERM 2017

 

What did you like most? 

The location is fantastic from the perspective of getting away from London, with fantastic views and countryside. Clearly, there has been some real time, effort and thought in developing the properties, and Helena House was a great size for 8 of us. Lovely kitchen and huge living room. The pool was the highlight for the kids and was well utilised. A great size and more importantly, a nice temperature. Having this kind of facility onsite is a huge plus when taking the risks with the English weather in February. Despite the units looking like they were fairly well booked, the pool was never that busy and was effectively a private pool on a number of occasions. We made use of the games room, again which is well equipped and warm (we have stayed at places where that is not the case). We had hoped to make use of the fishing lakes with the children, but just ran out of time. The hot tub was an added plus for both the adults and the kids.

 


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“Fantastic place to stay. Great place for a girls get away. Hosts were warm and welcoming and very accommodating. Overall a great weekend and would come back in a heart beat ” 


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"Fabulous Week-end"

What a fabulous weekend we have had here 11-13th November 2016. We stayed in Beatrice and The Granary. Very well equipped, very clean and comfortable. We had a Chinese meal cooked for 11 of us which was superb.

Facilities are of a high standard. Very friendly staff, accommodating and always on hand.

We had such a relaxing weekend away would definitely recommend it

Stayed November 2016, travelled with friends"


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Hello Penny and Claire,

We all enjoyed our stay from 4 - 7 November very much and the three suites and outside facilities satisfied our requirements perfectly. Thank you for arranging the highly successful Barn Dance and catering.

I note you have refunded the full deposit despite my granddaughter's accidental damage to the toothbrush holder.

We would be very happy to stay at VB again in the future and would rate the facilities very highly. The kitchens and lounges were a generous size. The bedrooms and WCs/shower rooms were a good size. All rooms were immaculate. 

 I would be happy for you to contact me re special offers on future stays at The Victorian Barn.

 Thank you again,

Jean & Ken

 

 


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Our Holiday Trip to Dorset.  The Victorian Barn. Absolutley Beautiful Place

Just received this video and review from a returning guest who stayed over the October half term. The fields were a bit muddy but otherwise it captures The Victorian Barn in all its glory.

Please watch and thank you Paul


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Just received this lovely review of our accommodation and also our fabulous Chinese caterer.

We cater for most parties and these were very happy lads and very well behaved - loving the hot tub.

"Dear Penny & Claire

Firstly, we wanted to thank you for hosting a stag do. I know that a group of "lads" has a reputation. I hope we didn't live up to that!

The accommodation was perfect for our needs and everyone had a great nights sleep, which is the main aim!

I cannot describe how much we were blown away by the Chinese on the Saturday night.
We all expected a load of Chinese takeaway containers, not a chef to turn up and cook fresh food in front of us.
We all agreed it was the best Chinese we had ever had, considering the stag do members lived from Yorkshire to Dorchester, that is some praise.

Thank you once again"

 


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Dear Penny & Claire,

Just to say thank you so much for offering the facilities for such a wonderful family weekend. Being a large family (22) and a little scattered around, this is the one opportunity we have of getting altogether for a few days.

With such an age range ( 7-73 yrs) it was really good to have so much on offer to accommodate us all and add to our enjoyment. The entire setting was just superb, and each and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

If we are able to do this again next year we will definitely consider returning. As each year passes now - circumstances do change and organising for everyone to be there is definitely getting harder but I do speak for all when I say how popular the site was for all concerned.

Please feel free to contact me with any details of special events you might hold and I can at least put it before 'the tribe' and see what the chances are of amassing us all.

Thank you once again for your hospitality and the quick refund to my account.

Kind regards

Rose

21 - 24 October stay


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