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Corner Barn

Winterborne Stickland, Dorset (Ref. 19285)

4.8

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Electric car charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely peaceful place"

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2022

  • "We have stayed in several of the converted barns - all of them have been clean, comfortable, well equipped."

    Our stays have been really enjoyable. We appreciate the fact that with prior agreement with the owner we have been able to take all three of our dogs.

    Reviewed by SueMar 2022

  • "We were after a short weekend break, to do a test drive of holidaying with our two Yorkies, who had never been away from home before."

    Needed to be not too far, (1.5hrs was a good target), needed to be dog friendly, with safe space for them at the accommodation area. This place ticked all the right boxes. And what a stunning little place! Finishings of a very high standard, very clean inside, very comfortable. The dogs were able to roam between the fenced-off garden and inside the accommodation without worry. Everything needed was supplied, with the bonus of a fireplace, enough wood for 2 nights, dishwasher, many various books, games room. etc. My only suggestion is perhaps to have an option to send £ rather than cash into an honesty box for the homemade jams, extra wood etc. (PayPal perhaps?) Can't remember when I last carried cash. Overall, I could go on and on with a review here, but that would be overkill. 10/10 recommended ... and I do think we'll be back again, very soon!

    Reviewed by TerenceMar 2022

  • "We absolutely loved corner barn."

    Every aspect of the cottage was perfect! The kids particularly loved the games room which was a real added bonus for a winter stay. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2022

  • "Everything at Corner Barn is just perfect."

    Lovely furnished cottage, fully equipped kitchen, nice sofas, great log burner for cosy nights in and extremely comfy beds! Really couldn’t fault the barn at all. Our second visit, won’t be our last.

    Reviewed by MatthewDec 2021

  • "Great cottage very clean, warm and inviting we will be going back."

    Reviewed by AndyNov 2021

  • "We have now stayed at Hedge End Farm four times in different barns."

    The little extra touches such as soap, cleaning products, Washing liquids and dishwasher tabs made life so easy. The property smelt fresh and was spotless. Bed was comfortable and information of the area and appliances was excellent. Can't wait until our next visit.

    Reviewed by SueOct 2021

  • "What a great place to stay."

    Lovely and quiet but so many places to visit. The cottage was absolutely lovely, and so well equipped, we couldn’t find fault in anything. So beautifully clean to. Loved that each cottage had its own outside patio/grass which was great for our dog. We all had a good holiday and would definitely recommend Hedge End Farm Cottages

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a gorgeous location."

    Quite secluded but perfect for a quiet, relaxing holiday. We used it as a base to travel around Dorset with many of the bigger resorts an easy 45 mins drive away. We enjoyed it so much we have already booked to go back in September for a longer stay. The only negative was the sofa could probably do with replacing as we needed to use pillows for adequate support.

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our break in the corner barn, plenty of room and everything we needed."

    An excellent response when we reported an issue. Could do with brighter light bulbs or perhaps we are getting older! Excellent place to stay, would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage located in a picturesque courtyard."

    Let down by the bathrooms - shower in en-suite of off the second bedroom is completely broken. In addition, very poor quality bedding makes for terrible sleep - the pillows are like sleeping on bricks. Suggest that these are changed immediately to significantly improve guest satisfaction.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely with such good quality appliances."

    The bed was comfortable and we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at corner barn."

    It was rural and relaxing. Some beautiful walks near by. We would recommend this for a quiet holiday.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2020

  • "We had the most wonderful week staying at the corner barn at the beginning of August 2020."

    The barn was extremely clean and despite covid measures milk, biscuits and tea, coffee and sugar were provided which was a lovely welcome gesture. Basic cleaning products were also stocked in the cupboards including washing up liquid, hand soap and tea towels. The barn is very spacious and the communal green space outside was a lovely safe area for our children to play. Unfortunately the games room was not open due to covid restrictions. Corner barn is set in a beautiful peaceful area. There is a nice pub just down the road in the village of Winterborne Stickland called the Crown, which was open on certain days. Seating was provided outside due to covid. A large tesco and other shops are only a 10 minute drive to Blandford forum. Corner barn was a great base for exploring the stunning Jurassic coast which was about a 40 minute drive away. We had lots of days at different beaches and enjoyed crabbing in Weymouth harbour with the children. We also went on a lovely walk up bulbarrow hill which is one of the highest points and has lovely views of the coast. I would definitely recommend staying here and would visit again as we had such a great holiday.

    Reviewed by HannahJul 2020

  • "A couple of points: the shower room has a rusty (metal)soap tray so we left our soap on the floor whilst having a shower."

    We left a note to tell the owners to replace. The toaster had crumbs so had not been cleaned. We did not use it and used the grill instead. Also put this in the note. A few points that they might like to observe: They need to get stronger lighting as the open plan area was quite dark I ended up putting a bedroom lamp on the kitchen units! The slate shingle was difficult to walk on where the parking was its possible without strong shoes on to slip, sandals were difficult to walk on it. for your information: Hedge End is a good 4 miles to drive to so anyone wanting to be close to amenities might find it a drag to drive to Blandford Forum, there is no local shop now in Winterborne Stickland, I understand from locals the local shop closed down 2 years ago. Google unfortunately shows the shop! Apart from that we enjoyed our stay at the barn and the milk and cake when we arrived was a nice gesture.( I see below you ask would we like you to publish our feedback we have put the above for your information so they can correct the rusty tray and dirty toaster! so they might not want that on...

    Reviewed by DerrickSep 2019

  • "Well what can I say."

    ... we had the most fantastic holiday staying in the corner barn. Our children loved the games room. Corner barn was very well equipped a lovely place to stay will recommend to friends and family. The weather was kind to us too. Lots of places to visit such as Bournemouth, Weymouth where we could spend time on the beach with our children and dog. We also visited Swanage railway where we enjoyed a ride on the steam train, we also visited Durdle door for the first time and was amazing to see, Lyme Regis was lovely too. Hedge end farm was in a good location so we could get from place to place very easily by car.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2019

  • "A spacious and well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by RosemaryJul 2019

  • "Corner Barn is a perfect holiday home."

    Comfy, warm, clean and everything has been thought of. The small fully enclosed front garden was perfect for our two dogs imbetween lots of lovely long walks. There is a bridle path just across the lane from the cottage that leads up into beautiful woods which was carpeted with bluebells when we visited. The surrounding countryside is all stunning and we grew up in Cornwall and live in Devon so thought we had the monopoly on breathtaking views. We are already trying to identify a week to return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by LyndaMay 2019

  • "Lovely clean cottage."

    Milk in the fridge and cake on the table when we arrived were a welcome surprise.

    Reviewed by AndyFeb 2019

  • "Corner Barn was a real treasure."

    It was larger than the photographs suggested (we couldn't find a way to capture the size in photos either!) and the owners had thought of everything. From a cake, coffee, tea and milk waiting for our arrival, to a comprehensive booklet of cottage information and tips on local places to visit, we wanted for nothing. The cottage was well-stocked with all basic household items, and there was even a hosepipe outside to rinse down a muddy dog after a day out. It made an excellent base for us to explore the area. The building seemed well-insulated so we didn't use the wood stove or electric heaters, nor could we hear any of our neighbours. All in all, a lovely place for a relaxing getaway. The TV has spare HDMI ports and the WiFi strength was perfect so we connected a tablet and had family movie nights in the evenings after long days of hiking and swimming along the nearby coast.

    Reviewed by HollyAug 2018

  • "Corner Barn was the perfect holiday cottage."

    I would highly recommend this property to families in particular. The games room was great feature and kept the children entertained for hours. The cottage is in a beautiful location and accessible to many local attractions. We had a great holiday in Dorset with great accommodation.

    Reviewed by JoannaJul 2018

  • "Corner Barn is part of the Hedge End barn conversions and is utterly delightful!"

    The cottage came with a secure, fenced grass area (with a picnic style table) making a safe place for the dog to wander before his daily walks (great walking right on the doorstep too). The cottage itself was very comfortable, with everything you'd need for an enjoyable stay. We made use of the games room (Big Barn) for table tennis and billiards/snooker/pool (?) The cottage is well placed to explore both Dorset and Devon, although some of the country roads can be a bit narrow!. We'd love to come back with our daughters and their families, as it suits all ages (the play equipment in the Big Barn is great for small children) and families with dogs. The opportunity to buy rapeseed oil and flour produced by the farm was another bonus, as was the lemon cake and milk ready for our arrival. Thank you for a great mini-break!

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2018

  • "Quality of bedding and beds could be better."

    Shower in ensuite not hot enough. Dog poo in car park.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMar 2018

  • "Perfect holiday location - the owners and their staff have gone over and above to ensure the guests feel welcome."

    Reviewed by NickMar 2018

  • "It was brilliant even in the winter!"

    Already recommended it to a number of people.

    Reviewed by DianeJan 2018

  • "By far the best self catering accommodation we've stayed in."

    An extremely high standard which is not what we were expecting for a dog friendly cottage. Would recommend over and over!!!

    Reviewed by JodieNov 2017

  • "The corner barn was fantastic."

    Spacious. Great facilities. VERY clean. Loved the play barn facilities and the gardens being enclosed was a godsend with having a dog. Parking was great too. We felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. All items were provided in the kitchen which was lovely and spacious and made cooming easy. We definately will return.

    Reviewed by SamanthaNov 2017

  • "The only minor detail that we did not like was the twin bed bedroom."

    None of us recall seeing it on the website. We did not feel that this was an ideal room for two adults.

    Reviewed by ShirleyJul 2017

  • "My second visit here, this time with my sister and 2 dogs as a much needed getaway ."

    As before we could not fault anything .

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, equipped with good quality equipment and furnishings."

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2017

  • "Luxury equipped cottage with high spec furniture."

    Loved the wood burner.

    Reviewed by BelindaApr 2017

  • "Lighting could be brighter in kitchen area."

    All in all, though, a gem of a cottage. As this was my second visit to this property in here months, I knew exactly what to expect .

    Reviewed by MilesFeb 2017

  • "Cottage was brilliant, easily the best let we have taken."

    Usually we find there are items, such as washing soap, scourers, kitchen paper, not provided. Corner Barn provided just about everything we could need to make our week stay a truly worry free holiday. The appliances were all of a high standard, and felt new. Household utility items were all neatly stored. There was a well documented book of appliance instructions, and during our stay, we found the Internet connection always worked, and fast enough for our needs. It was sometimes the little things that impressed us. The well sourced water, free of chlorination, was great, either neat, or in tea. We had some nights of ground frost, and found the cottage stayed warm, even just using the electric radiators. With the wood burning stove suppling heat as well, things were really cozy. Did we have any problems? Well, we never got to grips with the wi-fi linked TV. The guide made it sound easy, but to be honest, most nights we preferred to read or watch a DVD, so we never tried that hard to understand the system. We had a lovely time. The mid Dorset setting, just below the Ridgeway, with loads of good walking straight from the front door was our main reason for booking. The dog loved the holiday as much as we did. Any suggestions for improvement? A hosepipe in the central courtyard, so dirty footware and muddy dogs could be cleaned would be appreciated. Perhaps there already is such a facility, but we never found it.

    Reviewed by MilesNov 2016

  • "The whole complex is tastefully presented with a clean modern feel."

    Definitely worth a revisit. Minor points to note. 1: a few cobwebs especially high in main bathroom. 2: no batteries in blue ray remote 3: I found the cutlery unpleasant to use a the handles were too slender. 4: Unlike the other dogs we saw there mine are large working dogs who will get as muddy as the can as quickly as possible, so some sort of garden hose would have been handy after a long day walking. The dry weather this weekend meant that this was not such a problem.

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2016

  • "As it was October and cottage was north facing our personal garden was in shade all week which was a shame as weather was great as was cottage and complex."

    I would certainly return but would get a south facing cottage. Great walks with dogs and some spectacular views.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2016

  • "The peacefull location and excellent property,"

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Further fuel can be purchased from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Covered bike storage
  • Enclosed, private garden with lawned area, patio and picnic bench
  • Shared front lawned area
  • Shared games room with pool table, table football and air hockey
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead whilst on the premises due to nearby livestock
  • Please note: The communal games room may be unavailable for your stay due to the current situation.

The property

A stylish end-terrace Winterborne Stickland cottage offering single-storey, open plan living.

Beamed ceiling, woodburning stove and en-suite facilities to both bedrooms.

Attractive shared lawned courtyard, private patio and shared on-site games room.

Note: This property is in a courtyard with Refs. 18978, 905895, 905896, 905897 and 905898, together they sleep 28.

Hedge End Farm Cottages

Winterborne Stickland 1 mile. A cluster of six impressive, imaginatively-converted, single-storey barn conversions, nestling in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in an idyllic rural location a mile from the picturesque village of Winterborne Stickland, 4 miles from Blandford Forum. Grouped around an attractive grassed courtyard on the owner's 1350-acre working farm, these Winterborne Stickland cottages have been sympathetically converted to an extremely high standard, and where possible, feature many original oak beams and vaulted ceilings. Each of these Winterborne Stickland cottages has its own charm and character, all boasting cosy woodburning stoves, and most offering en-suite facilities. Outside each Winterborne Stickland cottage is a private garden area, as well as attractive shared lawns to the front, and use of a shared games room in one of the larger barns on site; a super place to have fun after your day out. With a variety of accommodation on offer at these Winterborne Stickland cottages, up to 28 people can enjoy the delights of this lovely rural location, from the glorious country walks across the nearby Bulbarrow Hill, one of Dorset’s highest points, to the stunning Jurassic Coast, an easy drive. These luxurious Winterborne Stickland cottages provide an excellent rural base from which to explore this stunning area.

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About the location

WINTERBORNE STICKLAND

Blandford Forum 4 miles.

The attractive village of Winterborne Stickland is located beneath the majestic Dorset Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Winterborne Stickland is situated in the peaceful, chalk-streamed Winterbourne Valley, which boasts spectacular views from Bulbarrow, one of the highest points in Dorset. The centre of this charming village features several picturesque cob and thatch cottages including the 17th century inn, and a 13th century church, whilst the surrounding countryside offers wonderful rural walks. Just 3 miles away is the pretty village of Milton Abbas, with its beautiful Benedictine abbey and exquisite, whitewashed, thatched cottages, often featured on Dorset picture postcards. Tour the striking Georgian architecture, visit the fascinating Fashion Museum, or sample real ale at the local brewery at nearby Blandford Forum. Alternatively, explore the colourful market and array of shops, pubs and restaurants at Thomas Hardy’s Dorchester, or enjoy the delights of the scenic Jurassic Coast, both within easy driving distance. You are truly spoilt for choice at this wonderful location.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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