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The Barns: Front porch

General

  • Dog-friendly shepherd’s hut on a working smallholding in Dorset
  • A 10-minute drive from the New Forest; short drive to several museums
  • Paddock for your own horses; kitchen and veranda; several pubs nearby

Whether it’s sunset veranda sessions with your preferred potion or checking out the local wildlife, breaking out into Hampshire and the New Forest National Park should be light work from The Barns. On the border between the two, this peaceful shepherd’s hut is in the grounds of a natural, working smallholding one mile away from Alderholt… a scenic, semi-rural Dorset spot.

Here, there are many ways to spend your days… on the open horse riding spaces in the New Forest National Park? Or setting down in one of several local pubs or restaurants a few miles away?

First, you might want to do the rounds to see the fresh veg and meet the animals, including Fat Pig, Amos the ram, Jet the horse, Skye the husky and Kitty the cat. Handily, well-behaved dogs are welcome and there’s a paddock available for your horse to graze (and plenty of riding from the field).

What about that new abode of yours? Well, the hut (with parking right in the yard) has a built-in shower room, plug-in radiators, a smart TV (with Netflix and Prime ready to log in but no aerial channels), a double bed, wardrobe and dining table.

The kitchen area is decked out with an electric hob, oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, sink and all the usual utensils and basics such as tea, coffee, sugar, washing up liquid, cleaning products and soap.

You’ll only need your own bed linen and towels (it’s extra to have these provided) and a small travel cot is available for a small child for free.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.


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Features

Coronavirus

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Sandleheath Road, Alderholt, Dorset, England, SP6 3EG
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.9225°N 1.8305°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Meeting House Lane — 5.5 miles
Millstream Coach Park — 10.5 miles
West Street — 11.0 miles
Train stations
Salisbury Rail Station — 10.3 miles
Dean Rail Station — 11.9 miles
Hinton Admiral Rail Station — 12.8 miles
Ferry ports
Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing — 13.4 miles
Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 13.5 miles
Wick Christchurch Ferry Landing — 13.5 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 10.0 miles
Southampton Airport — 20.6 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Turn back the clock… while you’re finding your way around, you’ll soon find that history’s around a fair few corners. And there are lots of ages to uncover, from the Rockbourne Roman Villa (five minutes’ drive) to the traditional countryside museum and Elizabethan collections at Breamore House (15 minutes).

The house at the Museum of East Dorset (half an hour) dates back to the 1500s, while Knowlton Church and Earthworks (20 minutes) is a Norman church smack bang in a Neolithic henge earthwork.

The historic sites don’t end there though, as there’s the fashionable house and garden at Arundells (25 minutes) and The Salisbury Museum (25 minutes) all about medieval Salisbury and ancient Stonehenge.

You’ll be following in the footsteps of old-fashionable society at some other historical properties, including the National Trust-managed Kingston Lacy (35 minutes), a fine mansion with some splendid gardens and parklands, and the big old estate at Wilton House (25 minutes).

Once you’ve sharpened up your history knowledge, snow sports might be next on your list to master. If so, Snowtrax Alpine Activity Centre & Snowsports Shop (20 minutes) runs skiing, snowboarding, ringos and ski bobs.

Must see

  • Breamore House (3.8 miles)
  • Salisbury Cathedral (9.9 miles)
  • Adventure Wonderland (10.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Mompesson House (10.0 miles)
  • Kingston Lacy (11.7 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Please ensure you have your access codes for the hut and gate before leaving home.

The Barns cancellation policy

No refunds within 60 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 60 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Barns will debit the balance from your card 60 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 60 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Barns have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Barns dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Barns? Turn back the clock… while you’re finding your way around, you’ll soon find that history’s around a fair few corners. And there are lots of ages to uncover, from the Rockbourne Roman … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Barns?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.

    Please ensure you have your access codes for the hut and gate before leaving home.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Barns? From £90 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the key safe instead.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 60 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

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