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New Barn

(Ref. 905896)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle 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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57 Customer Reviews

  • "Never stayed in a farm complex before, but we were really impressed by the Hedge End Farm Cottages."

    We rented a really great barn conversion, which was well appointed, and equipped. The complex is in a really pleasant location, surrounded by super walking country. Hope to go back one day.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2024

  • "We loved staying at Hedge End Farm cottages!"

    We were very impressed with the cleanliness and comfort of the property, but also the facilities provided in the games barn for the grandchildren. Again, this area was well maintained and looked after. We have already recommended this farm as a super place to stay for family of all ages!

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely Comfy Barn, very clean and tidy, Dog friendly, Games room is a great addition."

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely clean and well equipped accommodation."

    Had our border collie with us and felt confident that she was secure in the garden. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was everything that we expected."

    It was clean, comfortable and well thought out as to decor and furnishings. It was well stocked even for our four legged friends, a spare bowl just in case it had been forgotten. A cottage that is well situated within Dorset so you can visit coast or country. A place we will be happy to come back to.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2023

  • "The New Barn is a stunning place to stay, home from home, so cosy and perfectly equipped."

    We did not want to leave! It works perfectly with two ensuites either side of the cosy lounge, and everything you need is in the kitchen, including tea and coffee making, dog bowls and biscuits! The beds and settees couldn't be more comfortable and having an enclosed garden for our two dogs is just perfect, with the lovely communal garden directly in front too. The barn is in a beautiful location with very good local dog walks. The games room is a real bonus too - playing table tennis, air hockey and pool enhanced our holiday so much. We've had a brilliant holiday and would definitely stay there again and we can't recommend it highly enough. Thank you so much for providing us with such a beautiful place to stay in such a beautiful county as Dorset.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely stay at New Barn, very well catered for with outstanding surroundings our 2 dogs liked their own private garden."

    Will certainly return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Barn facilities very good."

    A secluded location and great if you want some peace and quiet-although that wasn’t always possible It’s a hard water area and the kettle needed descaling but I messaged the management and within a short time they popped around with the kettle descaler, which I think is good. Loved the games room. Everything was really well maintained, beautiful linen and quality feel to the rooms. Would have liked a bath sheet towel provided as well otherwise we would have brought our own - small face and body towel ok if you’re a size 10! I felt the double bed mattress was too hard and had backache- but I think that’s often down to personal preference and difficult to provide for all choices and preferences. Overall this was a beautiful barn and dog friendly with a great gated area for our pooch.

    Reviewed by Elise4.4Aug 2023

  • "All good thank you."

    Great holiday with our dog for the first time. The set up with the gardens was perfect.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2023

  • "New Barn was home from home."

    Everything you needed was provided. It was lovely to have tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits provided to have after a long drive. All cleaning products were provided along with toilet rolls and dishwasher tablets. One thing that would have made me feel safer as an older disabled person would have been a grab rail in the walk in shower. But other than that we all had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous barn in a lovely location."

    Has everything you need to enjoy your stay. Great location for exploring Dorset.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2023

  • "The location is lovely & the facilities were just what we required."

    The Owner was a very nice Lady and very prompt to attend to problem of why Hob not working when I was right in middle of preparing food for our 53rd anniversary meal with friends due(instruction folder had been put in tv drawer across room instead of located near the Hob) Previous Occupier had set the childlock and we are not savvy with induction hobs! Unfortunately as we were putting food away in the fridge the brackets supporting the glass shelves started to crack up as have gone brittle and there was a near miss episode with the glass shelf collapsing on to the floor which could have been dangerous as I am disabled with serious leg disability. Fortunately the shelf didn't shatter. The shelves need replacing although the fridge/freezer worked well! My Husband thought it would also be helpful if each of the many fused switched Spurs were labelled so as to identify Hob&Oven etc Also he says it works have been helpful to have an Covered outdoor 13 amp power supply for our Hybrid PHEV car, as we do not use the type of charge facilities in the carpark. We enjoyed our stay though very much and thank the Owners for helping to make our 53rd Anni a happy occasion. The weather was good so we could get out & about this beautiful part of Dorset and enjoy using our NT membership

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, with good facilities."

    We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Amber4.4Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful well equipped cottage in a well presented courtyard."

    Everything we needed was provided and everything was good quality. I found the king-size bed far too firm, however I'm sure a lot of people would be OK with it. It was situated in a beautiful spot close to Blandford and there were lots of places to visit.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2023

  • "Great place to stay."

    Will consider staying again. Shame we were not allowed a one night sleep over with my granddaughter who hasn't see myself or my children for over a year.... A minor thing was the TV remote needs looking at as changing TV was difficult.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was a wonderful cottage in lovely surroundings I really couldn't fall it ."

    Could have done with a pker for the fire. And the mattress on the king size bed wasn't very comfortable but everything else was spot on would definitely stay here again thankyou for a lovely week .

    Reviewed by Jean4.1Mar 2023

  • "A delightful set up and our cottage (New Barn) was adequate for our needs."

    The hob was temperamental and the oven took a long time to reach required temperature. The log burner however was incredibly efficient and we were never cold! I imagine in the summer it is gorgeous there but it was more remote than we were expecting and nowhere in the immediate vicinity to walk the dog. Overall though, a most enjoyable few days and the games room was a bonus! Thank you

    Dear Lesley, Thank you for staying with us and for your comments. We're glad you liked the cottage and enjoyed your stay. It sounds as if you didn't find the bridle path immediately opposite the cottages which leads up to those lovely woods, and as we say in the information pack we're always happy for guests and their dogs to walk on our farm tracks which are immediately accessible from the cottages, so we're sorry you missed out on those. Please come again and we can show you! We will check the hob and oven. We've not had any other reported issues with those, but will deal with any defects found. Thank you again, Margaret (owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley3.8Jan 2023

  • "Property exactly as described clean tidy well maintained lovely and warm, ample parking."

    Location ideal for countryside walks making ideal for our two dogs as well.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2022

  • "New Barn was very clean, it was a nice touch to have stainless steel bowls there ready for dogs."

    The cottage has very nice fittings and furnishings and is very well maintained. Most other people there also had dogs and Hedge end Farm is obviously well known as being extremely dog friendly. Our next-door neighbours who had 3 dogs with them, told us they had stayed there 8 or 9 times before. The farm is also in a very quiet location, which was great for a good night's sleep. We were very pleased with it.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2022

  • "Comfortable clean holiday property situated in a lovely location."

    No complaints.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a lovely, relaxing stay in this great place."

    beautiful area, lots of great dog walks, she was very happy, and places to visit. Second time we've been and booked again. My only suggestion would be that it would be good to have a mirror on a wall near a socket but, that's a woman talking!

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Jun 2022

  • "A very clean, spacious and well appointed accommodation in a beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable and clean."

    Everything you could possibly want at hand. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Apr 2022

  • "New Barn and its surrounding properties is one of the nicest cottages we have used."

    Ideal for dog walkers and Hedge End Farm is very helpful to its guests by allowing access to all of its farm tracks. A most enlightened feature. We would like to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay - thank you."

    New Barn was great and the walk opposite through the woods was wonderful. Log burners look nice but are a bit of a faff!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2021

  • "New Barn is in a lovely country location but close to some of the Dorset beauty spots, plenty of woodland walks too."

    Wouldn't hesitate to stay at New Barn again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had 3 sykes cottages with 11 of us plus 2 dogs staying."

    Dont know where else this could have happened ? so great for large families or group of friends. We all enjoyed the games room. The cottages were isolated - so doing anything else apart from walking involve car drives.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was clean, however under the dining table and coffee tables there was dirt & dust etc."

    However overall we were very pleasd with our second booking through Sykes.

    Reviewed by Karandip4.1Apr 2021

  • "Lovely location well kept grounds friendly staff accomodation was ..."

    Lovely location well kept grounds friendly staff accomodation was great Enjoyed our week at New Barn weather could not have been better for September

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Clean, well equipped property, all on one level."

    This property was perfect!

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved the cottage and particularly appreciated how clean it was under the current Covid situation."

    It was well equipped and the small enclosed lawn on the front of each property meant it was very dog and children safe. The layout of the six cottages enables each cottage to have plenty of windows facing the central lawn without sacrificing privacy. We have already booked two of the cottages for Christmas. A couple of small telephone queries prior to our stay were answered very swiftly by the cheerful manager Leanne. My only grumble would be that our mixed age party all felt that the beds although good quality, were very hard.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Sep 2020

  • "This place was lovely and quiet and very clean."

    The only downsides were the amount of flies (we put fly tapes up and still there were so many of them) and the gurgling of the water pipe in the bath; this did disturb my sleep one night.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Aug 2020

  • "Negatives: - The closure of the advertised Games Room - The huge amount of flies that prevented the door being left open."

    We had to regularly use the fly papers, which stick to everything, and fly spray! - No seat cushions or other chairs to sit on outside in the lovely sun. - The bathroom sink hot tap being out of order for 5 of our days and a lack of communication about its repair. - Not much storage space or even a cupboard for Hoover etc. - Towels for showering too small Positives: - Very clean with nice bathrooms and kitchen. - Nice quiet rural location.

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Jul 2020

  • "Very pleasant barn situated in a beautiful barn complex very relaxing weekend thank you TeamSykes"

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was very good, fitted out to a high standard with a lot of thought given to providing us with most of what we needed on arrival."

    So not just tea bags but a bottle of milk in the fridge and a Belgium Chocolate Fudge cake, logs, kindling,firelighters and matches for the log burner, clean and comfortable furniture etc. We will be going back.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great, well appointed cottage, one of just six on a farm outside Winterborne Strickland near Blandford Forum."

    Clean, everything works, lots of unexpected extras such as the ability to log into Netflix and Amazon Prime on the TV and electric charging points in the small car park. I’d recommend to family and friends and we’d stay here again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2019

  • "The property was rather tired and a very muddled mishmash mash of cooking equipment, too many of one sort of utensils and none at all of another which you could have done with."

    It needs a rethink . The shower heads and pressure was none adjustable, it was far to high and was quite uncomfortable to use . It also needs a rethink. Other than that not too bad.

    Reviewed by M2.8May 2019

  • "Well thought out holiday cottage complex in beautiful Dorset village location."

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Apr 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation perfect location all the comforts of home, thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by J5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage with everything you need, the enclosed garden was a must for us as have two small dogs."

    Inside the cottage it was very clean and very well equipped. Very good area to check out to Dorset. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Mar 2019

  • "A fantastic little cottage that suited our needs."

    A great location to get to anywhere around Dorset, particularly the coast and beaches. A lovely local pub, The Crown, which serves great food and has friendly, welcoming staff. A few nice little outdoor walks in the local area. No convenience shops nearby. A short 10-15 minutes drive to the local Tesco. Stock up on supplies on the way to the cottage. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Feb 2019

  • "We spent our first Christmas with just two of us and the dogs at new barn (we have been together over 30years) and we had a great time."

    Great location you can start your walks from just across the road. Well thought out design to ensure comfort all round. Great facilities would recommend any body thinking of going to Dorset to chose this location as it is easy to visit many great places from this base

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Dec 2018

  • "Great facilities, warm comfortable, nice fenced garden which was super so our two dog's could have an area to play and explore without bothering anyone else."

    The games was a plus and I now know I am not very good at Air Hockey. There are lots of places to visit that are not too far away plus the village pub was friendly and made you at home "The Crown" is only 1mile away and worth a visit.

    Reviewed by John4.7Nov 2018

  • "Was everything and more."

    The CAKE.milk,tea coffee and sugar appreciated. All information in folder. Washing machine dishwasher a bonus. We can't wait to return only down side was living so far away and all the road works.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Oct 2018

  • "Every little detail had been covered in our property to make our stay comfortable and thoroughly enjoyable."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2018

  • "Had a great and relaxing holiday."

    Lots of places to take my dog for a walk. Cottage had everything we needed and good quality too. I would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fabulous development of holiday cottages in perfect quiet setting."

    Beautifully furnished and equipped. Spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Dec 2017

  • "Property was first class."

    Attention to detail, cake, milk, coffee, tea and the little extras were spot on.

    Reviewed by June5.0Aug 2017

  • "We found the property in good condition, clean and tidy."

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2017

  • "Excellent cottage, perfect for dogs, lovely walks on the doorstep."

    Very clean and everything you need was there. Could not fault it, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2017

  • "Location ,comfort ,pet friendly"

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2017

  • "This cottage is on a complex of an old stable yard, and the facilities were ..."

    This cottage is on a complex of an old stable yard, and the facilities were first class - will definitely use this one again

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Nov 2016

  • "The Cottage was in a quiet location perfectly situated for the whole coast line."

    It was a beautiful cottage that was spotlessly clean and had everything you could ask for. We would recommend this place to anyone and we will be revisiting next year. Holiday was easy to book and helpful staff at the end of the phone. Very happy holiday makers xx

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2016

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, everything you needed was there."

    Thoroughly recommend this cottage and location

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2016

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away in Dorset, this property was perfect for our needs."

    Plenty of space for the two of us and our two dogs. The property was exactly as described, the information pack had so much detail we knew exactly where to find the best local places to visit. When we next revisit Dorset we will be booking this property again!!

    Reviewed by Laurren5.0Oct 2016

  • "The location of the holiday cottage was a few miles outside of Blandford Forum as indicated on Sykes Cottages."

    This gave us a better opportunity to explore different areas with the dogs and we found some fantastic walking opportunities with stunning views. New Barns was comfortable and everything we had expected, if not more. The enclosed areas to each house enabled you to have your own space, allow the friendly dogs to join in with the family sat outside (picnic bench) but also the opportunity to meet and talk to others staying on the complex. We will definitely be booking New Barns for our next trips to Dorset. The only negative I would like to point out is the arrival (3p.m) and departure (10a.m) times of the property, understandably the cottages need to be cleaned and checked for the next tenants but I feel that this could be improved or adapted for guests.

    Reviewed by Steven4.8Aug 2016

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in New Barn."

    We've stayed in some very nice cottages but this was by far the best. The setting was beautiful and the cottage itself was fantastic - well laid out, very clean and equipped to a high standard with attention to detail and comfort. Sykes and the cottage manager were both so helpful. Would highly recommend both Sykes and Hedge End Farm Cottages. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2016

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  • 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
  • Please note: a hand and bath towel will be provided for each bed space
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • 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.

The property

A characterful single-storey, mid-terrace Winterborne Stickland holiday cottage, set amidst rolling Dorset countryside.

Exceptionally well equipped throughout.

Open plan living area with cosy woodburning stove and en-suite facilities to both bedrooms.

Large shared games room on site.

Note: This property is in a courtyard with Refs. 18978, 19285, 905895, 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


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.

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