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Modern barn conversion near Sherborne Dorset - Meadow View Barn, sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Meadow View Barn, sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms

Meadow View Barn sleeps up to 5 in 2 bedrooms with a large open plan living space. The Shippens is a larger 3 bedroom property with ensute to the main bedroom. Sleep up to 7. The barns can be rented together for a total of 11 beds.

Accommodation includes a modern open plan living space with large oak windows and French doors that open onto a courtyard garden. Upstairs are 2 characterful bedrooms with exposed beams and Velux windows, there is also a modern family bathroom with a powerful shower over the bath.

The barn is south facing and has a gravel courtyard the garden that gets sunshine all day and into the evening. There is a table and chairs on a patio with seating for 4, perfect to unwind in the evening and take advantage of the charcoal BBQ. The garden has a small picket fence with a secure latching gate. There is a dedicated off road parking space for one car.

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About the property

Dorset Holiday Barns

Meadow View Barn and The Shippens were converted in 2007 to give a modern relaxing environment retaining the character of the original structure. The barns are located in Over Compton, a quiet village about 3 miles from Sherborne and it’s wonderful Cathedral, old streets, individual shops and restaurants. There is a fantastic members only gourmet food and wine store a short walk from the barns, and local village pub just half a mile walk. There is an award winning pub/restaurant (The Rose and Crown Trent) just 1.5 miles away.

The barns are in the perfect location to explore Dorset, either inland or the coast just a short drive away. There is a local train service to the City of Bath or Weymouth seaside.

We have owned Meadow View Barn for 5 years and have just purchased The Shippens (March 2016). Additional pictures pictures can be seen at

Meadow View Barn sleeps up to 5 in 2 bedrooms with a large open plan living space. The Shippens is a larger 3 bedroom property with en-suite to the main bedroom, Sleeping up to 7. The barns can be rented together for a total of 12 beds.

We have furnished the barns to a high standard with good quality furniture and bed linen. The kitchens are well equipped with good quality appliances. We welcome families of any age and can offer travel cots, high chairs and stairgates on request. The prices include electricity, WiFi, 100% Cotton bed linen and a welcome basket.

The barns are south facing and have gravel courtyard the gardens that get sunshine all day and into the evening. There is a table and chairs on a patio perfect to unwind in the evening and take advantage of the charcoal BBQ. The gardens have a small picket fence with a secure latching gate. There is a dedicated off road parking space for each property (The Shippens has two spaces).

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Alison Henderson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Alison Henderson

Family owners based in Milton Keynes, love to spend time in Dorset.

Alison Henderson purchased this barn in 2012

Why Alison Henderson chose South Somerset

We fell in love with the barn as soon as we saw it. The location is a quiet village but just outside the wonderful town of Sherborne.

What makes this barn unique

The location is a great place and easy reach of Dorset's beaches and histric cities like bath. We also include membership of Trenchermans delecatessen and wine store, just a short walk from the barn

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comments from Trip Advisor:

Great location and a beautiful barn. We spent a week in this fantastic barn... It was beautiful, very children friendly and the location is great. The barn was very clean and well equipped. I would definitely recommend it... Thank you Meadow View Barn we had a fab holiday!

I stayed for a weekend at Meadow View Barn with my partner and our two children aged 5 and 6 we wanted to get away for a couple of days to relax after a busy few weeks and this was a perfect choice. We arrived late in the evening and were immediately impressed when we opened the door and walked in.

We enjoyed a two week stay at Meadow View Barn and it suited our needs perfectly...very quickly it felt like home from home. We found it spotlessly clean, cosy but uncluttered and well equipped. We particularly appreciated the little basket of goodies we found on arrival and the thoughtful touches like some milk in the fridge.
Apr 2013
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Booking Notes:
Short stays are possible depending on availability, please get in touch to check. Our normal change over day is Saturday, this can be more flexible out of peak season so please enquire.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday but can be flexible outside peak holiday times.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are per week, short breaks of 3 nights or more are available from £80 per night.

Short break pricing:

3 nights 65%
4 nights 75%
5 nights 80%

A deposit of 25% is required at the time of booking, the remainder due 30 days before the arrival date.

We require a refundable damage deposit of £100, this will be returned within 7 days of you leaving the property, normally within 24 hours.

We can take payment by credit/debit card, cheque or bank transfer.


Sherborne Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • There is a modern family bathroom with a powerful shower over the bath. It has a heated mirror and shaving socket.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The barn sleeps 4+1, upstairs are 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom is very spacious with a king size bed it can be configured with a pull out full size single bed or space for a cot. The second room has twin beds. Both have wardrobes and drawers.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The cottage also includes the benefit of membership to a fantastic members only delicatessen that has a great selection of food and wine as well as some incredible ready meals produced by them on site. This is just a short walk from the cottage through the beautiful grounds of Compton House. Compton House was previously a butterfly farm and famously produced the silk for Princess Diana's Wedding dress. Public Houses can be found in the neighbouring villages of Nether Compton, a ½ mile walk “The Griffins Head” (very traditional) and Trent 1½ miles “The Rose & Crown”, which has been recently renovated and comes highly recommended serving excellent food. Outside: Outside is a courtyard garden with a gravel surface. There is a patio with table and chairs plus a charcoal BBQ (initial charcoal and lighters provided). The barn is in a small hamlet with great walks through the grounds of Compton House and on to Nether Compton. There is a small children's play area in Nether Compton. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide bed linen, towels (one bath and one hand towel per person) plus hand towels, tea towels, oven gloves etc. We also include a welcome pack so that you can have a drink and basic kitchen items like spices and oil.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Meadow View Barn, sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 19 reviews

Well equipped, super comfy and well located

  • 5 of 5

A long journey away from home with a baby can be tricky but arriving at Meadow View Barn was an absolute pleasure. The owners had set the smart new high chair and travel cot up for us in this spacious and extremely well equipped holiday home. They had even provided a few thoughtful essentials. Lovely and clean with lots of hot water and very comfy beds - all much appreciated after long busy days exploring all the fun things to do in this gorgeous area! A lot of thought and care has gone into this holiday let making it very easy to enjoy. We hope to return again sometime and would highly recommend to families.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janine, Thank you so much for your feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Meadow View Barn. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Beautiful barn conversion in a lovely quiet area

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we were immediately impressed with the condition and cleanliness of the barn. Everything was as described and the welcome basket was a welcome touch especially after our long drive down from Scotland.

The location of the barn is in a lovely quiet town with a pub and delicatessen nearby. The main shops for food etc can be found in either Sherbourne or Yeovil just a short drive away. One thing to note is the country road that links the main carriage way between Yeovil to Sherbourne to the barn is single lane in places with limited visibility so take care.

Our kids are aged 15, 10 and 9 and our holiday plan was to be based at a peaceful location within an hours drive of the attractions we wanted to visit (Sherborne, Lulworth cove, Weymouth, West Bay, the Swanage Railway and the Bovington tank museum to name a few!) and this is exactly what we got.

Overall we had a lovely holiday in Dorset and would recommend this property to anyone looking to explore Dorset and beyond.

Derek Dodds.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Outstanding property, spotlessly clean, equipped with absolutely everything, lovely quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

Property easy to find, totally exceeded expectations , beautifully decorated and furnished everything was like new it was spotless. Very well equipped . The owners in my opinion had thought of absolutley everything for adults and children . Something as simple as an umbrella was provided which we did actually need . We were left milk , juice , wine , biscuits , tea , coffee and other cupboard essentials as well as plenty of kitchen and bathroom cleaning materials.

The location was exactly as described, lovely quiet and peaceful. It was lovely to come back to after a long day out . The deli within a short walk of the barn was amazing we loved the array of gorgeous food on offer and actually ate in most evenings on food we bought there.

Fab place to stay highly recommended if u want peace and quiet .

Owners communication was great and very friendly .

On our stay we travelled around Dorset , visited countless lovely villages around the towns Of Sherborne , Beaminster, Bridport, West Bay, Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Corfe Castle, Dorchester, , Lulworth Cove, and on the way home Wimborne Minister. Beautiful county, and a very enjoyable stay. This property is near the Somerset border and although we did not venture there it is well placed to visit both counties.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent throughout our stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your place. Obviously a lot of planning and love went into setting up this apartment. You thought of everything even an umbrella (thank God we didn't need it).

We will recommend your "barn" to all of our friends who plan to visit the UK. Thanks again


  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a very relaxing spring break at the Barn. The village of Over Compton is a great base whether your preference is for coastal walks along the jurassic coast line, soaking in the sights and history of some great British towns or simply exploring pretty neighbouring villages. The Barn is equipped to a very high standard and has everything you could possible need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday, (we had typically British weather, so unfortunately didn't get to use the Weber Barbecue). Alison and Ian obviously take great pride in ensuring their guest have a great experience. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The barn is lovely. Cosy and decorated beautifully.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Meadow View Barn. The owners had thought of everything that we might need - from plasters, to maps and details of local attractions, to games and DVDs for the children. The accommodation was very comfortable with lots of attention to detail. We soon made ourselves at home and had a very relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
The Griffins Head Nether Compton
Nearest Train
1.6 Miles
Yeovil Penn Mill
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
West Bay


The nearest beach is in West bay about 30 min drive, or around 40 min to Weymouth. It is also possible to take the train directly to Weymouth from the local station at Yeovil Pen Mill. There is free parking at the station the train stops close to the beach in Weymouth.


We are about 2 hours drive from London


Meadow View Barn is situated in the village of Over Compton, a delightful hamlet located just on the Dorset side of the county border with Somerset, a few miles from the towns of Yeovil to the west and Sherborne to the east. There are great walks from the village as well as many local attractions including golf, many of Dorset’s beaches are only a 30-40min drive. There is a train service from the local station that can take you anywhere between Weymouth and Bristol including historic Bath.

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