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Shepherd's Hut, Milborne St Andrew

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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This detached barn conversion cottage is located on the outskirts of the village of Winterborne Whitechurch near Milborne St Andrew in Dorset, and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.Shepherd's Hut is a stone-built barn conversion cottage located on a working farm, just outside the village of Winterborne Whitechurch near Milborne St Andrew in Dorset. The cottage has two twin bedrooms and one king-size double (with an en-suite) as well as a family bathroom, which makes it suitable for six people. The cottage also has a first-floor, open-plan living area with a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting room with a woodburning stove. To the outside of the cottage is ample off-road parking and a lawned garden with outdoor furniture. Close to the Jurassic Coast and set in an Area of Ou...This detached barn conversion cottage is located on the outskirts of the village of Winterborne Whitechurch near Milborne St Andrew in Dorset, and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.Shepherd's Hut is a stone-built barn conversion cottage located on a working farm, just outside the village of Winterborne Whitechurch near Milborne St Andrew in Dorset. The cottage has two twin bedrooms and one king-size double (with an en-suite) as well as a family bathroom, which makes it suitable for six people. The cottage also has a first-floor, open-plan living area with a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting room with a woodburning stove. To the outside of the cottage is ample off-road parking and a lawned garden with outdoor furniture. Close to the Jurassic Coast and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Shepherd's Hut is a wonderful cottage in a beautiful part of the country. Amenities: Electric wall heaters with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, plasma TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Additional fuel for woodburning stove available to purchase from the owner. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Ample off road parking. Lawned garden and patio to rear with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 0.8 miles. Note: This is a working farm; dogs to be kept on leads at all times Region: Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers. Town: Milborne St Andrew is a tranquil village resting on the outskirts of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village itself is home to a scatter of shops and eateries, making it a great base for touring Dorset in remote and glorious settings.Close by is the bustling town of Blandford Forum, offering you even more amenities for all ages and tastes including historic sites and plenty of adventure. In reach of the coasts of Weymouth and Bournemouth too, Milborne St Andrew is ideally positioned for uncovering an array of wonder whilst in Dorset.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Sykes Holiday Cottages
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2009
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Reviews (12)
bethany2107
bethany2107
Mow Cop, United Kingdom17 contributions
Stayed here a few years ago with my dad and step mother as well as my brother, and I have to say we were all speechless at the view from the big window. It was cozy and had a lovely stay
Visited August 2016
Written July 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Carolyn M
Carolyn M
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We travelled as a group of 4 adults and 2 young children (plus dog). Shepherds Hut is a beautiful conversion and the pictures dont do it justice. We have stayed at other similar properties in the past and this is definately up there with the best of them. Just looking at the guest book entries over the past 5 years shows 99.9% of guests LOVE it. The property is brilliantly equipped, we didnt find the electric heaters an issue (as implied in an earlier review) and its rural location suited us for the peace and quiet. It was strangley therapeutic watching the sheep from the upstairs feature window and there were plenty of walks around the wider farm grounds for the dog and kids. Yes there was the occasional "fruity" smell outside depending on the direction of the wind and we quickly learnt not to open the kitchen window for flies (who seemed to take shelter in that particular window frame) but it is a working farm!! Wifi and phone reception is very poor but again we took this as the price of having such a beautiful and peaceful location. It was a great base for our day trips. Monkey World, Weymouth, Poole, Swanage and Corfe Castle within an easy 20 minute drive. Before travelling i was slightly nervous that there were no recent reviews, and with a couple of the previous reviews, but i neednt have worried. Would thoroughly recommend.
Visited October 2016
Written October 29, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

theartist2015
theartist2015
Oxford, United Kingdom9 contributions
This place is okay but I wouldn't say it lives up to the 'luxury' description. The leaking flush water into the en-suite toilet bowl together with the absence of any way of drying towels there was annoying. The cold water supply in this same en-suite was so weak it made life difficult , especially in the shower. There was no tumble dryer and the heating is simply electric wall fires that constantly needed adjusting. We had a lot of trouble trying to dry our clothes during our wet but mild stay in early May. The number of flies was understandable as it is on a farm, but we didn't expect so many large spiders which my daughter struggled with. We didn't manage to get an internet connection at any point during our stay other than a few brief moments in the garden while it was raining. All this might have been acceptable if it wasn't for the information in the cottage that made us more than reluctant to 'trouble' the owners about our concerns. Phrases like, " We are not an internet help desk" and the owner was "A farmers wife and a nurse, so very busy" (or words to that affect), left us in no doubt that any approach we made wouldn't be a comfortable experience. I often rent property in May and I'm sorry to say that this place fell short of comparably priced places I've stayed at.
Visited May 2015
Written May 11, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ruth F
Ruth F
5 contributions
Location and property are both stunning. By choosing a property within 30 minutes of home, I was able to have it all for my 40th. Weekend/afternoon gathering with family and close friends, kids had post half-term holiday to enjoy (plenty of DVDs and board games to keep them occupied - fair selection of books but we recommend bringing children's books) and my wife and I managed to have few days to ourselves (still took children to school!). The beauty of this property is that the location is good enough to have a wonderful week with or without using your car. Without car 1) lounge next to the wood burning stove whilst eating cheese/wine and either reading a good book or looking out of the panoramic windows at sheep/rainbows/moonlit sky) 2) kitchen and bathroom well equipped for cooking and/or relaxation, we even managed some more cheese and wine in the garden on one sunny afternoon 3) Lots of grounds to explore - Peppa Pig lovers will adore the gigantic muddy puddles (rain permitting) and nice walks around farm (map provided and we saw deer on two of our walks). 4) There are pubs within walking distance - we didn't go to the local but instead did a medium hike (3-4 miles each way) to Hambro Arms in Milton Abbas - highly recommended food (many others mentioned in guest book and cottage info). Although we used our OS Map, once you find national trailway sign (200m west on main road), it's due North all the way so no need for detailed map. With car - I won't go through all that can be done in this wonderful area (loads of info at cottage) but although I've lived nearby for 30 years I still managed to find some great new places to eat (like Greyhound in Winterborne Stickland and Langton Arms in Tarrant Monkton). Bottom line is, I would be very surprised if you did not love a stay at the Shepherd's Hut (hard pushed to find anything to the contrary in guest book). P.S: Reason I have not recommended this property to older travellers is that, being an upside down property, they may find it a nuisance that the toilets are both on the ground floor whilst the open plan living area is on the first floor.
Visited November 2014
Written November 17, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mark R
Mark R
Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom213 contributions
Very well presented converted barn on a working farm. Lovely and clean and everything you need. Great base for exploring Dorset and the surrounding areas. Very dog friendly with lots of nice farmland walks. Property has the living section upstairs and bedrooms / bathroom on ground level. Wood burning stove in the lounge and great views over the fields. Lots of space in this property with big kitchen area and 2 Sofa's in the lounge. Lots of wildlife seen and you can watch the cows being milked if you want. Great holiday let. . . we loved it.
Visited October 2014
Written October 18, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gill D
Gill D
4 contributions
One of the best holiday cottages we've stayed in. Spotlessly clean, well equipped, dog friendly, we couldn't fault it in any way. Came home and booked for next year!
Visited August 2014
Written August 18, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tour543939
Tour543939
My husband & i stayed at Shepherds hut in February for a week. what can i say apart from excellent. The accomodation is all to a very high spec & very comfortable. We immediately felt at home upon opening the door, it was warm & inviting. We went upstairs where we were greeted with a homemade cake & there was milk,tea, coffee& bread provided. The view from the window was fabulous, we spent many hours with a glass of wine watching the buzzards & the countryside. Our dog also loved watching the dogs from the farmhouse in the distance. With it being winter the cows were all inside so there wasnt any smell or flies. The enclosed garden was a bonus as we just let the dog out at night without having to go out ourselves. The location was fantastic for the gorgeous Dorset attractions, we spent days walking & nights warm & cosy with the woodburner lit & a glass of wine. There are games & jigsaws in the sideboard with lots of books if your intention is to just go & relax. I would have no reservations in recommending this accomodation & it would be my first choice to stay in again if in Dorset. Julie & Dave (Stafford)
Visited August 2014
Written August 8, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Peter L
Peter L
Chester, United Kingdom43 contributions
We visited here in 2013 and the conversion was simply stunning with the upside down living providing fabulous views across the farmland which the full length window made simply stunning. It was very cosy to sit in the warm when it rained watching the rain patter against the window. The bedrooms were warm and comfy and spotlessly clean. The living quarters had everything you could need and the lemon drizzle cake left for us was a nice touch and quickly consumed. A great base for days out in a beautiful county. Would recommend 100%
Visited April 2013
Written April 10, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Evans4 -:- Clacton on sea
We have two young children and were looking for somewhere quiet, which could be a base for us to do days out from. This cottage was just wonderful. The fantastic picture window in the living room was a great feature, we loved watching the 'sheep races' in the evening in the field opposite. The facilities provided are of an excellent standard. We situation of the cottage is perfect for walks out, and trips out in the car to nearby attractions. We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage, we had a lovely holiday here.
Visited June 2013
Written August 31, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

mcquarrievideo
mcquarrievideo
Tavistock, United Kingdom54 contributions
Fabulous holiday cottage with first floor open plan lounge, kitchen/diner. Well insulated to modern standards but retaining old beams for character. Very well equipped with Bosch appliances and initial supplies of essentials. Electric heaters were more than adequate with wood burner for extra warmth and comfort. Superb position for Dorset attractions such as Swanage railway. Be warned if visiting in Summer that this is on a working farm with cows and flies. Very popular so book early. Thoroughly recommended.
Visited November 2012 Travelled as a couple
Written November 23, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Shepherd's Hut, Milborne St Andrew

Shepherd's Hut, Milborne St Andrew is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Shepherd's Hut, Milborne St Andrew has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Shepherd's Hut, Milborne St Andrew has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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