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The Barn

(Ref. 1106127)

Symondsbury, Dorset Show on map

4.3

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Very well equipped cottage and comfortable beds."

    For rainy days there was a stock of board games and dvds and given we came with children that was a good idea. We went out exploring a lot there is so much to do on the doorstep and Lyme Regis and west bay are just beautiful areas. it would be helpful to those coming on long drive for possible takeaways to be listed although this wasn’t an issue really we just goggled and perhaps a welcome pack would be an added bonus. We did spot a couple of cobwebs but the general cleanliness was good and we would stay again. Lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Jul 2023

  • "Very well equipped and spacious."

    Only one be toilet and it’s in the bathroom. The low door frame on is marked on entry but not on exit and my husband walked his head badly several times. It’s a real hazard that could be padded a little to avoid accidents.

    Thank you for your comments. We do make it clear on the website that due to the age and style of the property the ceilings are uneven, and the owner does try to make guests aware with some signage within the property. We hope you enjoyed your stay. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana3.8Jul 2023

  • "The house was very unclean and whilst it was a dog friendly place to stay, it felt as though it was a dog kennel."

    There was dog hair everywhere and the house was extremely dusty and dirty, particularly the ground floor areas. The rugs and sofa throw/blankets/curtains on the sofas were not nice to walk on or sit on and the furniture has seen much better days. The kitchen did not feel clean and the worktops were very sticky. We bought various cleaning products after we had arrived to try and freshen up the house, but it was just a very short term measure. There was old random furniture and items that felt dirty, such as a dirty old footstool under a desk/table randomly in the corner. There were missing light fittings in the lounge area and the interior was very mismatching. The dust on the top of the lounge area fire was very thick and under the fire was extremely dirty and has clearly not been touched for a very long time. Under the large foot stool to the floor was filthy. The bathroom was the cleanest of the rooms, albeit the shower was dirty and dusty along the bottom skirt on the outside. The glass had also not been cleaned. The rim of the bath was also not clean. There was a dishwasher but with no dishwasher tablets. There were no bin liners to replace the one that was there. The ground floor was impacted by lots of damp and staining to the walls. I understand it is an older property however, this led to a damp smell in the house and also LOTS and LOTS of flies inside. The windows were dirty and have not been cleaned, and the whole condition of the property created an unwelcome feeling and poor experience.

    We are sorry to hear that the property didn't meet with your expectations. In general, the photos represent the property accurately, and reflect the style of a country property, so we were surprised that the furnishings were described as shabby. However, we do recognise that some items are not to everybody’s taste. It was useful feedback on the throws, and also the cleaning. This was not as expected and we have spoken to our cleaner to ensure future standards are as high as they have been in the past. Thankyou for advising on the dishwasher tablets and bin liners - these should always be available, and we have made the housekeeper aware of this. As we are a local agency in Lyme we would always encourage guests in residence to contact us during their stay if they are unhappy or require our assistance. We would rather have the opportunity to put things right at the time so that guests can enjoy their holiday. We hope that you enjoyed exploring the local area, countryside and beaches. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil2.2Jul 2023

  • "The property is well situated in a quiet location in a lovely village close to Bridport and West Bay."

    However, I feel that there should be a clear warning on the property description of the low beams throughout the property. In particular there is a very low roof support at the top of the stairs that is painted black. I walked into it without noticing it which could be potentially dangerous in my opinion.

    Reviewed by Philip3.1Jun 2023

  • "Spacious and comfortable in a lovely village well located for all the Resorts."

    Very quiet and tranquil for a good night's sleep

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really spacious and well equipped house in a fabulous location."

    The enclosed yard was great for us as we have a dog. We also had plenty of room for our large crate which was a bonus. Unfortunately parts of the house weren’t very clean on arrival, but Lyme Bay holidays did offer to send cleaners round (we didn’t accept the offer as didn’t want the intrusion) Beds were really comfortable although the double bed frame is very creaky. The local area is a lovely place for a holiday and I would highly recommend the Ilchester arms, especially the Sunday roast (very popular so you’d need to book!) Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Sonia3.4Apr 2023

  • "Really cosy and comfortable cottage and a great base to explore the Jurassic coast."

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Apr 2023

  • "Loved the property, could have moved in permanently!"

    It is more spacious than I anticipated, tastefully furnished, well appointed, in a very good state of repair & clean. Thick fluffy Christy towels & sonos speaker were a pleasant surprise.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property with everything you need and a great place to relax and enjoy Dorset"

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful Symondsbury / Dorset! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very comfortable and cosy cottage."

    Well equipped and in a great location.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Jul 2022

  • "Excellent property in a good location."

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Barn was delightful and provided everything for a great stay."

    The only reason I haven’t given the top smiley face is due to the shower screen on the right hand side being broken which made it very difficult to get in it!,however the bath was fantastic.Also I didn’t sleep very well as the bed linen in the master bedroom was very itchy,maybe due to washing detergent which doesn’t agree with me?.This being said still had a great break and would recommend:

    Thank you for your feedback and my sincere apologies for the shower screen. This has now been fixed! Any problems like this, please feel free to contact the agent and maintenance should be able to resolve quickly for you. I'm glad you found The Barn delightful and we hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyza4.4Jun 2022

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This property is part of the Lyme Bay Holidays collection.
Lyme Bay Holidays are a large, friendly, local agency established for over 40 years. Specialising in the area surrounding Lyme Regis on the Dorset and Devon border, they cover much of the World Heritage Coast as well as some stunning countryside and attractive market towns and villages.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room with electric woodburning stove-effect fire
  • Electric heating with open fire and electric woodburning stove-effect fire
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer
  • Two TVs, two DVD players, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Private courtyard, furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: The parking is restricted and measures 4.6m x 2.6m x 2.15m so please bear this in mind when booking
  • Note: In keeping with the age of the property, there are some low ceilings with beams and doorways so please bear this in mind when booking
  • The property is not suitable for infants.

The property

Enjoying a superb countryside setting in the charming village of Symondsbury in Dorset, is this traditional barn conversion, The Barn.

Perfect for families or couples travelling together, The Barn boasts a wealth of original features and yet has been tastefully furnished with all the conveniences any discerning traveller would expect.

The sitting room offers a truly welcoming introduction to the property with feature ceiling beams, traditional stone walls, a warming woodburning stove-effect fire and a delightful seating area, the ideal spot for coming together with friends and loved ones and enjoying quality time.

The amply fitted kitchen has everything required to rustle up some delicious cuisine for your party and the elegant dining room adjoins and comes complete with an attractive open fireplace, helping to create a really inviting space where you can imagine spending long, leisurely meals.

If the weather allows, then there is a private courtyard area outside with patio furniture all set up ready for you to enjoy time with your loved ones alfresco.

When night falls and bedtime calls, make your way to either of the two impressively appointed bedrooms, a double with a TV or the stylish twin.

Both are well presented and boast feature ceiling beams and are a wonderful place to wake up to in the morning with the rural views encouraging you to get up and get out exploring.

Opt for a relaxing soak in the roll-top bath or an invigorating shower before heading out for the day.

There is so much to see and do in the area it can be hard to know where to begin.

Symondsbury is a chocolate-box village with some beautiful rural sights, smells and sounds to take in and if you travel a little further afield then you can check out places such as Bridport, West Bay, Jurassic Fun Centre, Tunnel Tree Tops high ropes and Lyme Regis with its beach, harbour, causeway, museum and aquarium.

Beaches worth a visit while you’re here include Charmouth, Seatown, Chesil and Lulworth Cove and towns to pop into along the way include Weymouth, Branscombe, Seaton and Sidmouth.

The Barn is where happy holiday memories are made.

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About the location

SYMONDSBURY

Bridport 1.7 miles; West Bay 3.2 miles; Waytown 5.6 miles; Lyme Regis 9.5 miles.

Symondsbury is a village and civil parish in southest Dorset, England. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by the Marshwood Vale to the north and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast to the south. It houses an iconic landmark, Colmers Hill, which is often featured on postcards and photographs. There is a stream that flows through the village and legend says the water has healing powers, with an old road leading to the shrine of St Wite at Witchurch Canonicorum, which was also said to have healing properties. Symondsbury has a lovely village store and local pub, as well as a garden centre and clothes shop. Ideally situated for exploring the nearby market town of Bridport, the West bay harbour, and the expansive Jurassic coastline for plenty of walking and cycling opportunities. A lovely remote village in the heart of Dorset countryside.

Note: The parking is restricted and measures 4.6m x 2.6m x 2.15m so please bear this in mind when booking. Note: In keeping with the age of the property, there are some low ceilings and doorways so please bear this in mind when booking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas