The Lodge, ground floor holiday home with swimming pool
The Lodge, ground floor holiday home with swimming pool is situated on The Victorian Barn Estate with stunning scenery in the heart of beautiful rural Dorset.
The Lodge is one of our ground floor semi-detached holiday homes benefiting from a large garden and indoor heated swimming pool.
This ground floor holiday home offers family friendly accommodation with two bedrooms and can sleep four guests with a separate shower room.
There is a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both rooms with be made up with crisp white linen and have a duvet and pillows. Sorry we do not provide towels.
The Lodge has an open plan lounge with flat screen, wall mounted 50″ SMART TV, a sleek, contemporary grey kitchen and a dining area with seating for four guests.
Within the kitchen you will find an under counter 70/30 fridge freezer plus double oven and grill with ceramic hob. The Lodge also benefits from having a washing machine.
You will also find all the usual kitchen items kettle, toaster, microwave, crockery, cutlery, glasses, pots and pans. Perfect for guests who wish to have the option to dine at home.
The Lodge is perfect for family holidays and has a sunny patio with its own garden towards our picturesque grounds with Bulbarrow hill in perfect view.
The Lodge offers unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi for those who want to stay connected.
There is space to park one car outside at the property. There is an additional car parking area by the indoor heated swimming pool.
There is an onsite laundry room with free to use washing machine and tumble dryer available weekday mornings.
The Lodge is surrounded by lush pastoral landscape and you can spend days wandering in the maze of small roads, footpaths and bridleways.
LEISURE FACILITIES AT THE VICTORIAN BARN DORSET
INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL
Our indoor heated swimming pool is set in a picturesque pine log cabin. A fun place for the kids or a relaxing retreat for the adults.
The swimming pool is heated to a comfortable 30-32 degrees using renewable energy.
The indoor heated swimming pool is offered on an exclusive use basis. You will have access to an online calendar to secure your private sessions of one hour per day.
In addition we are offer a communal swimming session on Fridays between 4 pm and 8 pm. The pool is not available to book on your arrival or departure days.
The Victorian Barn boasts three coarse fishing lakes covering four acres of beautiful Dorset countryside. Open all year round.
The fishing lakes are also wonderful for a relaxing countryside walk
OUTDOOR CHILDRENS PLAY AREA
Our outdoor play area is perfect for getting young children out in the fresh air with a swing, slide, playhouse and trampolines!
Open from 8 am – 10 pm daily, our games room is a fantastic addition to keep both adults and children entertained.
The games room has a coin operated pool table, football table and quiz machine.
The games room also has free to use board games, books and leaflets to aid you to plan your stay.
Open from 8 am – 10 pm daily, Our activity suite features a range of games and entertainment.
This room offers badminton, table tennis, Jenga, floor games and toys for the kids.
Although The Victorian Barn is located in a rural and remote area there are some nearby towns to The Victorian Barn.
Sturminster Newton is our local countryside town offering places to eat and drink plus beautiful independent boutique shops. The trailway and a restored mill can also be explored here.
Blandford Forum is another wonderfully quaint town which adjoins the historical Trailway at Sturminster Newton.
Dorchester is a larger town offering most of the shops you would expect plus plenty of places to dine, cinemas and a large country market.
Sherborne is our closest rail link and is an historical town featuring medieval buildings, Abbey, places to dine, shops, castles and gardens.
Gillingham is another rail link town with some lovely eateries and small independent shops.
Weymouth is our local seaside town offering miles of sandy beaches, walks and stunning views as well as plenty of shops in it’s bustling High Street. There is also a fun fair for the kids.
There are also some great places to dine in the countryside.
Within walking distance of The Victorian Barn, Real Ale and amazing food are always guaranteed at this charming and traditional old Dorset pub.
The Green Man
Just a short drive from The Victorian Barn for great food and drinks. There is also a next door coffee shop.
Fellinis – Italian Restaurant and Takeaway
An excellent local Italian restaurant, offering the choice to eat in or takeaway.
The Antelope Pub – Food and Drink
Within walking distance of The Victorian Barn, you can find Hazelbury Bryan’s traditional village pub with Real Ale and great food.
The Halsey Arms – Food and Drink
This family friendly country pub offers Sunday Carvery’s, excellent food throughout the week and exceptional service.
The Fox – Food and Drink
For the more ambitious, a hearty walk over Bulbarrow Hill, and you will have earned yourself a fantastic Sunday carvery. Fresh, homemade food featuring a superb selection and family friendly.
The Hambro Arms Inn – Food and Drink
Just a short drive to The Hambro Arms in Milton Abbas. A famous picture postcard village with 36 quaint white-washed and thatched cottages each fronted by a lawn. The pub is perfect for picturesque country dining.
Plumber Manor Country House Hotel
For that special occasion why not try dining at Plumber Manor with truly wonderful food, great wine cellar and an amazing dessert trolley.
There is also a local village store for all the essentials and Supermarkets for collecting in store or home delivery.
The picturesque County of Dorset is host to many things to do and places to go. Here we aim to give you just a few ideas but the list is by no means exhaustive!
Best of Dorset Attractions
The ‘Best of Dorset Attractions’ From history and heritage to family attractions, houses, castles and gardens. From steam to pottery, crafts to animals and shopping to tranquil tea houses. You can find it all here.
The Tank Museum
The Tank Museum is an independently run museum and a registered charity, displaying 300 military machines representing key battles dating back to the First World War. There is also a café and shop to take advantage of during your visit.
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens & Abbotsbury Swannery
The Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens boasts plentiful free parking and has great facilities including a coffee shop.
Set amongst the woodland of Dorset lays 65 acres of sanctuary for over 150 primates.
Sherborne Castle and Gardens
Over 400 years of history and discover the ‘Great stories of Sherborne Castle’ and see Nationally important collections of art, porcelain and furniture.
Deposits and Payments
To secure your booking, we request a non-refundable reservation fee of 20% of the total cost. The balance plus a refundable security deposit will become due 60 days prior to arrival and will be automatically debited from the payment card used to make the booking. For bookings made less than 60 days before arrival; the total amount will become payable at the time of booking. The refundable security deposit is £200 per property.
Cancellations and Insurance
We strongly advise that you take out comprehensive travel insurance to cover cancellations. If you choose not to, then you accept responsibility for any loss that you may incur due to your cancellation.
We do not offer a free cancellation period. Once a booking is made the contract is in force so please ensure you have read our terms before booking.
If a booking is cancelled less than 60 days before arrival then a charge equal to the full booking amount will be made.
If the booking is cancelled 60 or more days before arrival then a charge equal to 20.00% of the stay will be made.
At The Victorian Barn we offer a contactless check in from 4 pm and a contactless stay. We do live onsite should you have any queries and can be contacted by call, text, WhatsApp or email.
Check out is 9.30 am.
Please see our website for full details of our accommodation and the area.
We hope to welcome you to our family friendly venue, The Victorian Barn soon.