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Meadow View Barn

Bere Regis, Dorset (Ref. 1000906)

4.8

Excellent

Dream Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Review(s)

  • Susan

    “Excellent and quiet out of the way property, ideally situated close to the A35 to explore all that Dorset has to offer both on the coast and inland.”

    We spent a total of three consecutive weeks there on two separate bookings, out and about most days, and still only managed to do half the things on our to do list as there is so much to do and see in Dorset. Bere Regis as a base is a charming village for a stroll around with country walks to hand. The village has two pubs and a very well stocked village store. The larger supermarkets are about a 15 minute drive away and easily accessible, especially Tesco in Dorchester. The property is light ...

    We spent a total of three consecutive weeks there on two separate bookings, out and about most days, and still only managed to do half the things on our to do list as there is so much to do and see in Dorset. Bere Regis as a base is a charming village for a stroll around with country walks to hand. The village has two pubs and a very well stocked village store. The larger supermarkets are about a 15 minute drive away and easily accessible, especially Tesco in Dorchester. The property is light and airy, spotlessly clean, plentiful linen, and very well kitted out all round (we especially appreciated the fan during the heatwave!) The garden accessed through the patio doors is well stocked with pot plants, not overlooked at all, and was a much appreciated quiet little haven on our rest days. We regularly watered the plants in the evenings, which was a pleasure, not a chore. It all truly felt like a little ‘home from home’. Our host Caroline and her ‘property managers’ are extremely proactive with their guests and on hand to deal with any issues, eg, the iron broke during our stay and Caroline immediately ordered a replacement on Amazon on next day delivery. Thank you! The property has an Air Source Heat Pump for heating and hot water. There was plentiful hot water - no problems at all. Didn’t put the heating to the test being mid summer. Access, or, rather, reversing off the drive can be a little difficult initially (even in our relatively small car). The trick is, to reverse off the drive onto the lane going downhill, and then drive approximately 40 metres up the hill, do a three point turn using the field gateway access on the left, and you can then drive back down the hill past Meadow View to the High Street. Caroline alludes to this issue in the ‘Property Manual’. Once mastered, it is not a problem. We highly recommend this property and would definitely return Booking through Sykes is excellent. This is the third booking we have made with them. All their staff have been a pleasure to deal with throughout.

    - Susan, June 2022

    Thanks for the great review and pleased to hear you enjoyed your three week stay in Meadow View Barn. Thanks for watering our pots and we hope you will return to do the things you didn't get round to. We use the same technique to get out with a decent sized car but just carry on up the hill and loop down to the high street at the next turning. Kind regards Caroline & Peter Property Owner

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x Super king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, cloakroom, courtyard garden.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave
  • Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker, fibre optic broadband WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking for one car with shared drive and additional roadside parking
  • Small courtyard garden with patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Nestled in the Dorset village of Bere Regis, perfectly situated for exploring the Purbeck region of Dorset and the sweeping Jurassic Coast, is Meadow View Barn.

This beautifully furnished barn conversion can sleep four guests in two well-presented bedrooms, accompanied by a generous bathroom on the first floor.

It is the perfect hideaway for families, couples and friends looking to relax and unwind.

On return from your adventures in the surrounding area, you have a spacious open-plan living room for spending your down time.

The spacious kitchen is well-appointed for preparing home-cooked meals, while the sitting area is a cosy spot to catch up on your favourite TV shows.

The large sliding patio doors lead out to a small terrace, flooding the room with light, allowing you to make the most of warm, summer afternoons.

On the ground floor you will also find a cloakroom, while outside is a private courtyard garden area, with table and chairs - a real sun trap!

New French doors have recently been added to the living room giving direct access to the garden and creating a real indoor-outdoor feeling.

In the village, you will find two pubs, serving food and drinks and a village shop all less than a few minutes walk away.

If you want to venture further afield, the market town of Wareham is just six miles away, with lots to explore, including its walls and museum and within 12 miles you have both Dorchester and Poole.

Clouds Hill is the former home of Lawrence of Arabia, and is less than five miles away, as is the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre and Tank Museum.

The UNESCO World Heritage sites of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are a must for your to-do list, while Wareham Woods, Morden Bog National Nature Reserve, Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve and Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve are all also worth a visit.

You will be spoilt for choice with things to do here; Meadow View Barn makes the perfect base for those who want to explore East Dorset and the Purbecks.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location

BERE REGIS

Wareham 6 miles; Dorchester 12 miles; Poole 12 miles.

Bere Regis is found in north-west Purbeck District between Dorchester and Poole and is a short distance to the villages of Moreton and Bovington. Athelhampton House is only a short drive away on the edge of Puddletown village. The village boasts St John the Baptist church which has a history dating back 1000 years where tours are given by church members, available between May and September. Close by are the villages of Briantspuddle, Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle, which are quiet and picturesque. Affpuddle Forest which is managed by the Forestry Commission is found south of Affpuddle village, with Higher Hyde Heath (managed by Dorset Wildlife Trust) found south of Bere Regis. For the adventurous, there are numerous outdoor activities within easy reach of Bere Regis including Quad Biking, and Hang-Gliding. Near to the Bere Stream, Elder Road Open Space can be discovered with its riverside boardwalk and bridge as well as the area known as Mays Wood which is accessible to the public with numerous trees and plants including orchids, which has been created by Brian May, the lead guitarist from the pop group Queen. There is a farm shop on Rye Hill which sells a large variety of local produce. There are also two village pubs and a village shop.

Note: Situated on a quiet village lane.
Note: Parking is only one car there is some local on road parking on first come first served basis
Note: no highchair or cot

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas