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- 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.
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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Paddock View shepherd's hut
|Max. persons||2 x
(1 x shower, 1 x toilet)
Open space (1 x double bed)
|Please bring your own towels and bed linen.|
|Duvets and pillows|
|Car parking by pitch/unit|
|Gas and electricity included|
|Kitchen corner or kitchenette|
|Shower room with WC|
|Dining table and chairs|
|Bed linen not provided|
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Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit
Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Meeting House Lane
— 5.5 miles
5.5 miles Millstream Coach Park — 10.5 miles
10.5 miles West Street — 11.0 miles
- Train stations
Salisbury Rail Station
— 10.3 miles
10.3 miles Dean Rail Station — 11.9 miles
11.9 miles Hinton Admiral Rail Station — 12.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing
— 13.4 miles
13.4 miles Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 13.5 miles
13.5 miles Wick Christchurch Ferry Landing — 13.5 miles
Bournemouth International Airport
— 10.0 miles
10.0 miles Southampton Airport — 20.6 miles
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.
- Breamore House (3.8 miles)
- Salisbury Cathedral (9.9 miles)
- Adventure Wonderland (10.2 miles)
- Mompesson House (10.0 miles)
- Kingston Lacy (11.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|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.
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. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMasterCard
Terms and conditionsSite 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