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burgess hill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the 4 bed all ensuing Helena House for 3 nights in December. We found it easily with the brown tourist signs and satnav. It was lovely and warm with plenty of hot water and space. The private hot tub was just outside the door and hot even in the chilly evenings. The indoor communal swimming pool is...

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TheVictorianBarn, Owner at The Victorian Barn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write an informative review of your recent stay in Helena House. We look forward to welcoming you again sometime in the future. Happy Christmas to you all with best wishes from Penny & The Team of The Victorian Barn.

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous weekend we have had here 11-13th November 2016. We stayed in Beatrice and The granary. Very well equipped, very clean and comfortable. We had a Chinese meal Cooked for 11 of us which was superb. Facilities are of a high standard. Very friendly staff, accommodating and always on hand. We had such a relaxing weekend away would...

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TheVictorianBarn, Owner at The Victorian Barn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us last week-end. I will pass on your praise to Lam Chinese Catering. We look forward to welcoming you all back again sometime in the future. With regards from Penny & The Team of The Victorian Barn

Cowplain
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I and 7 of my friends spent a weekend in Beatrice House. The location is stunning and the facilities are great. The kitchen had all the utensils, post, pans etc that you could need when your self catering.We had an online shop delivered on arrival which made things nice and easy. We also hired the private hot tub which was...

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TheVictorianBarn, Owner at The Victorian Barn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay with us at The Victorian Barn. Also pleased you all enjoyed using the private hot tub set up outside Beatrice House. We very much look forward to welcoming you all back again in the future. Best regards From Penny & The Team of The Victorian Barn

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for family and friends get together. Accommodation was very spacious, clean and well equipped. Swimming pool, gym and hot tubs kept everyone amused and the catering was superb. Thank you for a fabulous week.

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TheVictorianBarn, Manager at The Victorian Barn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Victorian Barn. We are also very happy you enjoyed the onsite facilities and catering services we offer to guests. We would love to welcome you back for a return stay in the future. With very best wishes Claire & the team at...

Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We rented two of the properties here following a recommendation from friends who had previously occupied the same two properties with their family: Leopold House and The Byre, which being next to each other were perfect for us all as Leopold was a good size for our two sons, their wives and three sons of 9, and 31/2 and 3...

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TheVictorianBarn, Owner at The Victorian Barn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your very recent stay with us at The Victorian Barn. We were unaware that you had booked on a recommendation from previous guests so we were pleased that the accommodation and facilities lived up to your expectations. We are also very pleased you enjoyed this beautiful part of Dorset...

East Sussex
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed 'en famille' in Beatrice cottage. It was perfectly adequate for all of us including 3 small children. The highlight being the indoor swimming pool which was 'the best bit of the holiday' according to Evelyn the eldest at 4.5yrs who was in there at least once everyday and could ride her bike to the pool! We were made...

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TheVictorianBarn, Owner at The Victorian Barn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of you recent stay with us for your summer break. So pleased you and your children enjoyed the indoor pool which was available and open every day with extended opening and closing times. Very pleased you enjoyed the local trailway it is a real opportunity to view the countryside either on foot or on a...

Reviewed 22 August 2016

We stayed in Helena a 4 bed (8 people) corner plot with lovely views west from the master bedroom. Its kitchen faces on to the lawn so is good for keeping an eye on the kids whilst they play. it also can be opened up to the adjoining property to accomodate larger groups of up to 15+ guests. Overall a...

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TheVictorianBarn, Owner at The Victorian Barn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay with us at The Victorian Barn, Woolland. So pleased you had an enjoyable time in Helena House last week and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards from Penny & the team of The Victorian Barn, Woolland

Verwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had our wedding here in June 2016, and everybody commented on how lovely the setting was! The barn is lovely and wonderfully light, and ideal for the ceremony and wedding reception, even for a larger numbers of guests like we had. Penny, Claire and the team were great on the day, sorting any minor changes without any difficulty. The...

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TheVictorianBarn, Guest Relations Manager at The Victorian Barn, responded to this review

Everyone at The Victorian Barn felt so privileged to be part of your wedding day. We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable day with no disruptions. We take pride in giving the best customer service we possibly can and we are so overwhelmed with your comments of appraisal. Thank you for allowing us to be part of...

Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We booked the Victorian Barn for our wedding in July this year. The wedding day itself was fantastic (mostly due to our hard work and preparation) but hugely let down by customer service leading up to the big day and afterwards and guest accommodation the night before. We paid an awful lot of money for this venue and don't feel...

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TheVictorianBarn, Manager at The Victorian Barn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of The Victorian Barn for your wedding on Saturday 9 July 2016. We are so pleased you enjoyed your wedding and we are very happy to receive high praise for our fantastic suppliers and we are very happy to have arranged the pizza company on your behalf. We pride ourselves on helping and guiding...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Victorian Barn is set in beautiful Dorset countryside beneath the Bulbarrow hill. Away from the touristy areas, it offers peace and tranquility, but with several interesting towns and villages within easy reach. The swimming pool and (albeit compact) gym facilities are a great additional feature, particularly in view of the British weather! In fact, I would say that they...

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TheVictorianBarn, Manager at The Victorian Barn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review for your stay back in May of this year. We are so pleased you enjoyed the wonderful facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, gym, sauna, hot tub, games room and childrens play area. Our only wish is that you had mentioned some of your concerns about the property during your stay so that we...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Imagine yourself amidst the beautiful Dorset countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by rolling hills, spectacular valleys and breathtaking views. Discover The Victorian Barn; The Unforgettable Escape a hidden gem that offers everything you could wish for your holiday or special occasion. Luxury self catering holiday houses and apartments, cottages and lodges in rural Dorset with indoor heated swimming pool, gym, sauna, hot tub, coarse fishing lakes and children's outdoor play area. The Victorian Barn is a triple span barn conversion nestling under Bulbarrow Hill, the second highest point in Dorset. It set within a 65 acre farm, was originally built in 1849 and lovingly restored to maintain many period features. The self catering accommodation graded 4* by the ETB is ideally situated for guests to enjoy the glorious Dorset countryside famous for Thomas Hardy. The holiday houses and apartments, cottages and lodges (sleeping 2 - 8) are all completely self contained. The Victorian Barn has a patio and BBQ area with garden furniture plus large lawned area for games. The Cottages and Lodges have their individual lawned gardens. Facilities include an indoor heated pool with gym/sauna, hot tub and children's play area. Enjoy the peace and quiet in and around our private coarse fishing lakes stocked with mirror/common carp and silverfish. Free Wi-Fi connection included in the houses, apartments and cottages. Wi-Fi is unavailable inside the two lodges. Beds made up for arrival with crisp white linen and fluffy towels (please provide your own swimming towels) Sorry only pets accepted in the two lodges Cot and highchair available for hire ... more   less 

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Address: Dairy House Farm | Blandford Forum, Woolland, Blandford Forum DT11 0EY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Blandford Forum > Woolland
Price Range: $209 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Stayed in Helena - Kitchen faces on to the lawn; good for keeping an eye on the kids whilst they play.”
 of 5 bubbles 187glynh, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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“The Byre, Leopold & Helena House are towards the front so have better views and more light. Hayloft was very comfortable for Wedding night.”
 of 5 bubbles Bamsicle, 5 Oct 2015 | Read review
“. Helena house had full sun all day which made 3 of the bedrooms very light in the mornings.”
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