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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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Alovely review from a returning guest and her friends Date of stay 03 Oct 2016 Location,Cleanliness, Facilities, &Service / Staff all5 - Excellent Would recommend this property to other ...

"Excellent" and 5 stars given I and 7 of my friends spent a weekend in Beatrice House. The location is stunning and the facilities are great. The kitchen had all the utensils, post, pans etc tha ...

A review from our online booking system - FreetoBook Date Submitted: 04 Sep 2016 Traveller from Oxton, GB Date of stay 26 Aug - 2 Sept 2016 Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff 4 ...

A review from the guests who stayed in Jasmine Cottage last week Date of stay 13 Aug - 20 August 2016 Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff 4 -Good 5 -Excellent 4 -Good 5 -Excellent ...

GREAT Location for a Wedding We had our wedding here in June 2016, and everybody commented on how lovely the setting was! The barn is lovely and wonderfully light, and ideal for the ceremony and we ...

A lovely review written by Francesca and Matthew on their wedding day 18 June 2016 at The Victorian Barn This is an amazing venue for a wedding! We would recommend it to anyone! The location is stu ...

The Victoria Suite and Helena House Date of stay 22 - 29 Jul 2016 - Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff 5 - Excellent 5 - Excellent 5 - Excellent Would you recommend this propert ...

Hi Penny & Claire Paul, Hunter and I stayed in North Cornwall last week in a lovely farm cottage the same price as you charge - and although it was lovely it didn't have the wonderful friendly, ...

Amazing, Relaxing stay for all the Family As a last minute booking, we're so glad that we stumbled across The Victorian Barn. Wanted a few days before our weeks holiday on the coast to Swanage. Sta ...

"Great for a Getaway with Kids" Rented Leopold for a week. Three kids, two MILs and two other adults. Was a great size to accommodate this group. Spotless accommodation and a fantastic facility. W ...

A review from the guests who stay for one week in The Lodge, a ground floor country lodge with views to the lakes & Bulbarrow Hill Submittedvia our online booking system Traveller from , GB ...

Our short completed survey from one of our guests. "We send thisto our guests when they leave after their stay at The Victorian Barn & Dairy House Farm" C O M M E N T S What did you like mos ...

The Stable a lovely Country Cottage in Dorset Another review from the guests who stayed in The Stable Country Cottagefor 8 days for theirholiday and also for the children to attend the music school ...

40th Birthday Getaway Just returned from a fabulous weekend with friends and children. Far to say everyone loved it, weather helped, as we bathed in the grounds whilst the children swam, and played ...

Just received this TripAdvisor review from the guests who stayed this week-end at The Victorian Barn to celebrate one of the groups 40th birthday. They stayed in Beatrice House and The Granary and enj ...

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A lovely review from a returning guest and her friends

Date of stay 03 Oct 2016

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

Would recommend this property to other travellers

Comments about this property
I have visited Victorian Barn 3 times and have never been disappointed .
Penny and Claire always great you warmly and the accommodation is always very clean.
We enjoyed the private hot tub.
Will almost certainly visit again


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"Excellent"

and 5 stars given

I and 7 of my friends spent a weekend in Beatrice House. The location is stunning and the facilities are great. The kitchen had all the utensils, post, pans etc that you could need when your self catering.We had an online shop delivered on arrival which made things nice and easy.

We also hired the private hot tub which was located right outside our door, it was great fun and really relaxing, we used it every day and would definitely recommend it.

All of the bedrooms had an ensuite which was perfect for our type of getaway.

Penny and Claire were very helpful when booking the break and answered all of our questions quickly.
We will definitely be returning and would recommend this for families and groups of friends alike.

Stayed October 2016, travelled with friends


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A review from our online booking system - FreetoBook

Date Submitted: 04 Sep 2016

Traveller from Oxton, GB Date of stay 26 Aug - 2 Sept 2016

Location     Cleanliness     Facilities             Service / Staff
4 - Good     5 - Excellent     5 - Excellent     5 - Excellent

Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

Comments about this property
What a fantastic week away. Excellent facilities and perfect for our two young daughters. We had a fantastic time. Thank You so much.

Tips for other travellers
Book a hot tub!


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A review from the guests who stayed in Jasmine Cottage last week 

Date of stay 13 Aug  - 20 August 2016

Location         Cleanliness         Facilities             Service / Staff
4 - Good         5 - Excellent        4 - Good             5 - Excellent

Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

Comments about this property
Would thoroughly recommend Victorian Barn and we will definitely be returning. Beautiful location and really clean, roomy and comfortable accommodation. Penny was very helpful and friendly. Our kids made really good use of the pool and hot tub!

Tips for other travellers
Lovely local pubs for evening meals, the best we found was The Green Man, lovely pub food with lots of choice. Google maps is a must in the area as it is quite a remote location. Visit one of the lakes for a bit of fishing if you can, it's lovely. Visit Swanage and go on the steam train and head to West Bay both are stunning and less than an hour away and really worth a visit.


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GREAT Location for a Wedding

We had our wedding here in June 2016, and everybody commented on how lovely the setting was! The barn is lovely and wonderfully light, and ideal for the ceremony and wedding reception, even for a larger numbers of guests like we had.

Penny, Claire and the team were great on the day, sorting any minor changes without any difficulty.

The food from Mill Farm Catering was absolutely amazing, and the Southern Mobile Bar team and DJ were brilliant. We were all able to stay in the onsite accommodation the night before, as well as the night of the wedding, and so did many of our guests.

This made for a perfect weekend for our wedding- it couldn't have been any better!

Stayed June 2016, travelled with family


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A lovely review written by Francesca and Matthew on their wedding day 18 June 2016 at The Victorian Barn

This is an amazing venue for a wedding! We would recommend it to anyone! The location is stunning and quiet, and having the onsite accommodation was a must for us so we could share the whole weekend with our guests, and nobody had to do any travelling once they got here! The food was amazing, and the bar staff were brilliant. Penny and Claire were very helpful on the day, even with minor changes being made last minute, and everyone enjoyed all of the facilities available. The rooms are lovely and modern and clean, and we had the best day of our lives.

Thank you Victorian Barn! Mr and Mrs Clark x


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The Victoria Suite and Helena House

Date of stay 22 - 29 Jul 2016 - 

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

Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

Comments about this property

A wonderful place to stay for our family reunion. A picturesque setting with stunning views, the accommodation was spacious, comfortable, and the facilities were excellent. We loved the hot tub, and the pool was perfect for the kids. I appreciated the gym, and the playground was also good for the kids. Even though there were other guests, there was enough space that we didn't feel crowded. The hosts were friendly and helpful, and assisted wherever possible.

Tips for other travellers
Corfe Castle is fairly close by and a lovely day out. Weymouth and Poole have lovely beaches.


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Hi Penny & Claire

Paul, Hunter and I stayed in North Cornwall last week in a lovely farm cottage the same price as you charge - and although it was lovely it didn't have the wonderful friendly, welcoming feel that we get when we stay with you. 

Next time we will be back for our forth or fifth time with you at the wonderful Victorian Barn xx


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Amazing, Relaxing stay for all the Family

As a last minute booking, we're so glad that we stumbled across The Victorian Barn. Wanted a few days before our weeks holiday on the coast to Swanage. Stayed in The Granary which was perfect for our family of 5, 3 children 5, 3 and 5 months. The rooms were spotless, en suite shower rooms off all bedrooms and living room. The site is on a working farm in an area of outstanding beauty. The facilities on site were excellent. Fantastic swimming pool, sauna, hot tub, gym, games room for kids, children's park. Although our aim was to do a bit of site seeing, we were too relaxed and with kids enjoying everything on site we never budged. The site is very child friendly and safe so ideal for families with young children. The kids loved walking down the track to see the cows in the field, especially the bull in the barn who was friendly. Penny and team were very friendly and helpful. WiFi was a bonus. Tip - Although there is coffee, tea, biscuits, jug of milk on arrival which was very much appreciated, if you're not planning on leaving the site, would advise that you stock up on supplies before you arrive as nearest store is 4 miles away. However, the drive to the store is through stunning countryside. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return. Next time, although the days again will be taken up looking after 3 young children, I'm hoping the wife will let me put the fishing rod in as they have 3 amazing fishing pools on site. Also a mention to Penny's husband who is always busy working in the background on the mens toys, tractor/lawnmower, making the site look first class. Many thanks, Garth, Tessa and kids.

Stayed July 2016, travelled with family


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"Great for a Getaway with Kids"

Rented Leopold for a week. Three kids, two MILs and two other adults. Was a great size to accommodate this group.
Spotless accommodation and a fantastic facility. We made lots of use of the pool and sauna, both of which were excellent. The games room was well equipped and useful during a stormy day. 
When we had any queries the staff were always approachable and very helpful. The kids loved the open spaces and liked meeting the neighbouring cows.
We had a Tesco delivery which seemed very common practise as Blandford is a decent drive away.
Wi-Fi is ultra fast considering you're in the middle of nowhere.
We hired a hot tub for the week which was great fun.

Stayed July 2016, travelled with family


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A review from the guests who stay for one week in The Lodge, a ground floor country lodge with views to the lakes & Bulbarrow Hill

Submitted via our online booking system

Traveller from , GB      Date of stay 23 Jul 2016

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

 

Yes we would you recommend The Victorian Barn to other travellers

Comments about this property

We really enjoyed our stay. It was our first visit to The Victorian Barn. The facilities were great. We particularly enjoyed the fishing. Our children enjoyed the stay, and enjoyed using the pool and making friends with our children. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Tips for other travellers

We only ate out locally once at The Green Man in Kings Stag. The menu had a good selection and there was a specials board. The food was enjoyable and the staff were very friendly. There is plenty to see and do in the area all of which is accessible with a short drive. If you like cycling the off road tracks in Wareham Forest are great to explore for families.


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Our short completed survey from one of our guests. "We send this to our guests when they leave after their stay at The Victorian Barn & Dairy House Farm"

C O M M E N T S

What did you like most? Immaculate, clean accommodation. Plenty for children to do and safe play outside.

What did you like least? Nothing. Distance to shops etc (wasn't obvious how far everything was)

10 out of 10..................

Given a choice, would you stay here again?
Yes

Thank you for a lovely stay!

Margo
 


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The Stable a lovely Country Cottage in Dorset

Another review from the  guests who stayed in The Stable Country Cottage for 8 days for their holiday and also for the children to attend the music school at Sturminster Newton High School and also the concert on Saturday, 30 July.

Good trip home thanks.

What did we like most ? Impossible to put just one thing.

Perfect setting for the kids to play freely without us needing to worry. They made some good friends during the week.

Peace and quiet.

I am sure you will agree the view from the Conservatory at the Stable is unrivalled...whatever the weather.

We would rate our stay as a "10"

We will definitely be back. Feel free to email any offers - a short winter break may be just the thing if the price is right.

Thanks again for a memorable week.
 


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40th Birthday Getaway

Just returned from a fabulous weekend with friends and children. Far to say everyone loved it, weather helped, as we bathed in the grounds whilst the children swam, and played all day. Lovely accommodation which we couldn't fault.

Looking forward to returning soon

Regards

Nikki


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Just received this TripAdvisor review from the guests who stayed this week-end at The Victorian Barn to celebrate one of the groups 40th birthday. They stayed in Beatrice House and The Granary and enjoyed the open spaces, ball games and of course the private hot tub set up outside Beatrice House.

"A large group of us visited for a long weekend to celebrate a birthday. The apartments are spotlessly clean and spacious. The grounds are stunning, the children loved the pool, hot tub and large bales of hay to play on. They provide WiFi which is great. Everything about this place is lovely. 
Well done Vic Barn !!"


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