My partner and I left today after spending a week at Rose Barn and we enjoyed every minute of it. To start, the owners are so warm, friendly and attentive, always offering help etc if it was required. The cottage is stunning and I can fault nothing about it. It was clean and we had everything we needed for our week long stay, and more in the form of a log fire, pots and pans and supplied coffee, milk and sugar! The cottage is in an ideal location which made it easy for us to drive daily to Dorchester to shop, to Durdle Door, Bournemouth, Weymouth .. and always return to this lovely place afterwards! I would recommend this unreservedly to all .. the best holiday accommodation I've ever stayed in!!
I think the best way to start this review is by saying it's the best holiday accommodation I've stayed in! The property is beautifully idyllic, and is managed by a friendly couple that know exactly what they're doing! Rose Barn is very well appointed, and has everything that you could possibly need!
On arrival, we found that the owners had left us fresh roses, bottled water, milk, tea, coffee, shower gel and shampoo, enough fresh towels and flannels for our stay and a nice bottle of red wine! We were also left plenty of wood and newspaper for the gorgeous cabin log burner in the lounge area. You can tell that Rose Barn has been recently refurbished, and without a doubt, the owners did not go for the cheap option!! The property is beautifully decorated and well appointed, and was incredibly clean!
The bedroom is cosily lit, and has a large velux window to let some air in! The bed is the most comfortable I've ever slept in, with a very comfy mattress and good quality puffy pillows and duvet! There is loads of storage space, a tall vanity mirror and a comfy chair with cushion!
Lounge area has a large corner leather sofa, a coffee table, storage furniture and a large flatscreen tele with DVD player!!! Patio doors in lounge lead to lovely courtyard with table and chairs! BBQ available on request! There is also a small table and chairs between the lounge and kitchen.
Kitchen is very well equipped, and has lots of cutlery and crockery - as well as all the cooking utensils you could possibly require! The kitchen features a fridge freezer, microwave, cooker, cooker hob, dishwasher and sink!
Bathroom is beautiful! Gorgeous beige, natural stone styled tiles and a heavenly shower with a large ceiling shower head! My only complaint is the tap on the hand wash basin! The tap is for a bath, and not a small basin! Every time we went to wash our hands or brush our teeth, we ended up having a shower because it sprays you with water! When you turn it on, the water sprays into the shower the other side of the room, and completely floods the bathroom -this is the only complaint I have, and an area which I feel needs addressing, but with all the positives of this property, it becomes pretty minor!
Overall, such a fantastic stay! We certainly hope to visit again soon. Thank you very much indeed for your hospitality, and for giving us such an enjoyable stay.
This was a fantastic barn, so comfortable and the owners were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. The bed was so comfortable and the bedding of very high quality. The wood burner was an added bonus. We would love to go there again for longer next time. We would very highly recommend Rose Barn.
I can't fault rose barn, it's cosy and very homely. Its close to alot of attractions but if like us the weather is bad this is the perfect place to relax. It was spotlessly clean, compact but has everything you could need. Loved it and would definitely return
Rose Barn has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. There were some really nice touches; roses, wine, milk in the fridge and a wood burner for cooler evenings. The wood just up the road was a pleasant short walk and there were many walks of all lengths close by.
It is central to many of the main sights and although we didn't take bikes there were plenty of cycle routes to choose from. We would definitely recommend it as a base for sight seeing, walking, cycling or just a quiet break.
We had an excellent few days and would definitely stay again if we visited the area.
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