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The Barn

The Barn, Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £454.00

This barn conversion near Shaftesbury sleeps six people in three bedrooms.

The Barn is a Victorian barn conversion situated in a peaceful location, less than 3 miles from the town of Shaftesbury. This cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of one double with en-suite bathroom and two ground floor twins with en-suite bathrooms. The cottage also had a kitchen with breakfast table, dining area in the entrance hall and a first floor mezzanine sitting room.

Outside there is off road parking for two cars, a shared, front lawned area with furniture and barbecue, and a children's play area. The Barn is a superb base for exploring the many attractions that can be found in the West Country.


Noisiest holiday cottage ever experienced
Not a 4* property although reasonably comfortable. The very worse was the noise factor, at all times of night the boiler would come on which is next to the 1 bedroom upstairs and would "wake the dead". As it did not come on as a result of useage in the barn it could only be useage in the other 9 cottages. Every morning bout 5:00 am it would start again and few minutes later be followed by car doors and engine noises which lead us to believe that maybe certain cottages were being lived in by local workers. There was a power cut which fortunately only lasted for short time but no candles available for such emergencies. Lack of bathroom fittings ie electric point for shaver, somewhere to hang wet towels to dry Nowhere to hang coats Crude fitments in bedroom upstairs for clothing

Family holiday
Well what can I say ! Really really nice cottage Nice and peaceful Very well equipped Comfortable Very spacious Away from the road Welcome's dogs Very clean Freshly laid eggs from the farm A very enjoyable stay was had by all Would highly recommend Would definitely book again

We loved the spacious interior and exterior, it made it feel like a real home. The owner welcomed us personally on the day we arrived, that made us feel very comfortable. Everyone, especially our kids, loved every moment of our stay. We will surely recommend to our friends and probably come back again in the near future.
Mr Thomas

The Barn was a lovely place to stay, it was quiet and relaxing and close to our family in Shaftesbury. I would like to go back and stay there again and have already mentioned it to several of my friends.
Mrs Giddings

The spacious accommodation was perfect for 5 adults and a baby, it was nice having en-suite with all bedrooms. A pleasant peaceful area with outside sitting space.
Mr Ashmore



Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

East Knoyle, St Mary's Church - 2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Gold Hill Museum - 2.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Shaftesbury, St Peter's Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden - 2.9 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Old Wardour Castle - 4.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Berwick St Leonard Church - 4.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Mere, St Michael's Church - 4.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Kingston Deverill, St Mary's Church - 6.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Brixton Deverill, St Michael's Church - 7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Stourhead - 7.1 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

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