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Longacre Barn - Briantspuddle

Briantspuddle, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Grade II-listed self-catering accommodation offering stylish rural accommodation with plenty of home comforts for eight guests and two dogs
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool for sunny days and large gardens with children’s play equipment
  • Great base for walking and close to top visitor attractions and places of historical interest
Property code: DC101

Whether you are unearthing country trails, visiting the coast, heading into town or simply enjoying every minute of your home from home, all generations will fall for this property’s charm.

Surrounded by countryside, this property has easy access to walks a-plenty. 5 miles away, Morden Bog National Nature Reserve is a great place to enjoy a cycle and admire the resident wildlife, whilst 11 miles from your doorstep is the iconic Lulworth Cove. For the most picture-postcard picnic spot, bundle up a blanket, some tasty snacks and your tribe and drive the 10 miles to Durdle Door. To satisfy the urbanites among you, Dorchester is 10.5 miles away and home to some shops, restaurants and attractions.

Make your way along the tree-lined cobbled avenue to arrive at your private retreat. Offering peaceful seclusion and an abundance of activities for all the family, you will barely want to leave this fantastic spot. With an aesthetic colonnade along the front of the barn, this single-storey cottage boasts gorgeously homely interiors. The real heart of the home, the large lounge has vaulted ceilings with rustic exposed beams and lots of windows facing south over the garden and pool. In the summer, open up the French doors to let fresh air and sunshine come flooding in and create easy passage to the garden. In the evening, the wood burner fired up for sheer cosiness as the grown-ups gather around for a glass of wine. As the big kids natter, let the little kids congregate in the adjoining snug lounge and find their favourite film on TV as bowls of popcorn are passed around. On the other side of the snug, one end of the property is taken up with the generously-sized kitchen and diner. Here, lots of worktop space and equipment make daily routine a breeze, from your morning coffee to your family meals. Set about familiarising yourself with all that’s available and store away all your goodies. For extra convenience, there is even a washing machine and dishwasher provided. Later, after a long day of playing in the garden and exploring the surrounds, thoughts will swiftly turn to bed. At the other end of the property to the kitchen, a long corridor takes you to the four bedrooms. Pick your favourite room between the two doubles, twin and bunk rooms and look forward to restful nights’ sleep. The master bedroom, a 6ft double, has a door to the garden and en-suite shower bathroom. There is also a family bathroom, which has a shower over bath.

Outside, make a splash in the heated swimming pool between May half-term and September down the slide or with gentle steps. A pool house is sat nearby and a terrace area with table and chairs allows mums and dads to keep a watchful eye on activities before joining in themselves! An enclosed, walled garden, both your wee nippers and furry friends can play happily together. For extra entertainment, children's play equipment is provided, including table tennis table. Later, let your dogs explore the wild meadow area before heading back to sit outside the barn with a glass of something cool in one hand and BBQ tongs in the other.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 bunk
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 family bathroom with shower over bath with WC
  • Double oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, washing machine
  • Central heating
  • Woodburner (logs included October - end of April)
  • Toy box and croquet set in hall
  • TV and iPod dock in lounge
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Large enclosed garden
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Children's play equipment
  • Terrace area with seating
  • Wild meadow area
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool (available from May half term to end of September)
  • Shops 0.5 miles Pub 2.6 miles Coast 8 miles

There are miles of beautiful country walks from the doorstep, with nearby attractions including the Tank Museum and Monkey World (both 4.5 miles). A short drive takes you to beautiful nature reserves including Mordern Bog (13 miles), Hartland Moor (11.5 miles) and The Blue Pool (11.5 miles). The bustling town of Dorchester (10 miles) has plenty of great places to eat and drink, or you can head for coastal spots including Wareham (9 miles), Durdle Door (10 miles), Lulworth Cove (11 miles) and Poole (16 miles).

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephen 24th October 2020

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If you have an extended family with two sets of adults and up to 4 children, this is the place for you. It's set in an attractive Dorset village surrounded by Dorset chalk downs and is equipped with a swimming pool and plenty of room for the kids to run around.

Reviewed by Chris 10th October 2020

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Reviewed by Robert 26th September 2020

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Wonderful location, beautiful setting. But seriously in need of a lot of updating and TLC.

Reviewed by Jill 5th September 2020

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Fabulous converted barn in quiet village. Not for everyone as no shops,pubs etc just a part time post office that sells little at all not even milk and bread. Huge enclosed garden with fenced off pool,pool very slightly heated but too cold for us.comfy beds,good sized house bathroom with compact en-suite to master bedroom. Large fridge freezer withRead more 2nd fridge in kitchen. Hide

Reviewed by Charles 22nd August 2020

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See above. This house suits us perfectly. However, it is neglected. There were lights which did not work and many lightbulbs out of action. The windows had clearly been left open for a long time and the wood warped so that, when the weather cooled, it was very difficult, if not impossible, to close. The pool had not been cleaned before our arrival Read moreand the water feed to the slide was not working properly. Our holiday was spoilt because Holiday Cottages failed to respond to an email and we then s Hide

Reviewed by Claire 11th July 2020

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Longacre is an oasis of calm post lockdown. Kids loved the large garden and pool.

Reviewed by Sarah 4th July 2020

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Lovely cottage, lovely location, perfect for children and dogs, local people friendly and welcoming too.

Reviewed by Christine 23rd September 2019

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Large property in very quiet location. No pub nearby. The local village shop which has a few essentials is run by volunteers and only open 3 hours a day.

Reviewed by M 14th September 2019

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Already did this after last years visit

Reviewed by Natasha 24th August 2019

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Reviewed by Charles 27th July 2019

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Very well equipped and comfortable barn conversion. Incredible number of games and toys for children.

Reviewed by L 20th July 2019

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An excellent property. The swimming pool and games room kept us all entertained. The dogs loved the large garden which was well maintained and secure. Will definitely return next year if it is available.

Reviewed by H 6th July 2019

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This was a super cottage; extremely well equipped, clean & comfortable. The pool was great for the kids & pool house well equipped too.

Reviewed by M 22nd June 2019

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Very well equipped and secluded holiday accommodation in a sleepy Dorset village of thatched roofed chocolate box cottages. If you want to switch off, this is the place. Swimming pool, large secure and peaceful garden, stacks of books and videos. All you need to do to open a bottle or two and you will chill. Within striking distance of everything DRead moreorset, you are perfectly located to have a good holiday. Recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Janice 8th June 2019

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My families 3rd visit to Longacre Barn as we just love it. It is spacious, comfortable, very handy for visiting places of interest, woods handy for walking in plus the garden and pool are fantastic. Somewhere you just want to return again and again.

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