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Kelpers Barn

(Ref. 922750)

Milton on Stour near Gillingham, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage set in marvellous surroundings."

    The views were lovely. Clean and comfortable and a warm welcome from the owner. Will visit again.

    Reviewed by DeniseApr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Kelpers Barn and it had everything we needed."

    It’s very rural and we enjoyed the fantastic views and walks. The only things which would improve it even further is a smart tv in the lounge and perhaps another lamp in the lounge as well as you can’t read on the sofa at night unless you have the main light on. Thanks very much to Tim & Debbie for the extras provided and for your help whilst we were there.

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, nice and peaceful."

    Great hosts.

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite bath, hand held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with TV and en-suite basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with TV
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • Smart TV, 3 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request, linen not provided
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and barbecue
  • One dog welcome - There is a £25 charge per dog, payable to the owner upon arrival; Due to being on a farm, only well behaved and non aggressive dogs are allowed and the property does not accept dogs over 25kg or certain breeds - please enquire
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times around the lakes and grounds
  • Note: Fishing must be booked through the owner and charges apply
  • Note: The boat is only available during the summer season (conditions permitting)
  • Note: This property does not accept stag/hen parties or similar
  • Note: This property does not allow fireworks, flying drones or kites
  • Check-in from 4pm onwards

The property

Gillingham 2.9 miles.

Kelpers Barn is a lovely, detached barn conversion set on a working farm in Milton on Stour near Gillingham, Dorset.

Surrounded by countryside with access to fishing lakes and country side walks, this rural retreat welcomes families, friends, and couples to explore all that Dorset has to offer.

Park up in the off-road parking space before stepping inside your home-from-home with a large entrance hall to leave muddy boots.

You'll find a fully-equipped, spacious kitchen/diner with everything you need to prepare home-cooked meals.

Dine indoors at the table for four or open the patio doors onto your private, enclosed garden with outdoor seating, sun loungers, and a barbecue to savour summer evenings.

Alternatively, hunker down in the welcoming sitting room; start the woodburning stove, sink into the leather corner sofa, and choose a film on the Smart TV.

Completing the ground floor is a shower room, whilst upstairs there are two bedrooms with TVs and storage space, a king-size with an en-suite bathroom and a twin with an en-suite cloakroom.

On Whistley Farm, you'll have plenty of footpaths to explore, fishing lakes, picnic spots, and outdoor activities such as pitch and putt.

Escape to the Dorset countryside with a stay at Kelpers Barn.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 960304 and 1107004, together sleeping up to 16 guests.

Whistley Farm Lodges & Kelpers Barn

Whistley Farm Lodges & Kelpers Barn consists of two hand-built, Scandinavian lodges and one barn conversion resting in the rural village of Milton on Stour, in North Dorset, on the edge of the Blackmore Vale. This collection offers private parking, enclosed gardens, contemporary kitchen facilities and dog-friendly accommodation. The properties are surrounded by working farmland with access to footpaths leading to wonderful countryside walks. There is a 4 hole Pitch and Putt golf course available free of charge with a limited supply of golf balls, and access to the lakes with a row boat and grounds in front of the Lodges. Treat your loved ones to a meal out at At The Chapel for freshly baked goods, The White Lion for classic fare or the Roth Bar & Grill, while you can stock up at the local supermarkets in Gillingham. Explore the nearby town of Shaftesbury and discover the Shaftesbury Abbey, Museum and Garden Trust, or perhaps make your way into the Cranborne Chase AONB for the 14th-century Old Wardour Castle, Longleat Safari, and Stourhead House & Garden. More attractions within reach include Go Ape Moors Valley, Montacute House, and in the Mendip Hills AONB, home to the Wookey Hole Caves. Book your stay at Whistley Farm Lodges & Kepler's Barn for an unforgettable holiday in Dorset.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Shaftesbury 5 miles.

A small bustling North Dorset market town in the heart of the Blackmore Vale, well served by a good selection of local shops, inns, restaurants, and a direct rail link from London to the West Country. The town was immortalised by John Constable's famous painting of The Old Town Bridge, which now hangs in the Tate Gallery. The Blackmore Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is part of the Stour Valley, vividly depicted by Thomas Hardy in Tess of The D'Urbervilles, as 'Vale of the little dairies', with lush green countryside and a 'patchwork quilt' of fields. The area abounds with pretty rural walks and offers numerous National Trust properties and historic houses within a short drive, such as Stourhead, Longleat and Wilton, whilst the wonderful Dorset Heritage Coast is also an easy drive.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter