The Shippens and Meadow View Barn offer an escape to the Dorset countryside with modern 2 and 3 bed accommodation within a traditional barn exterior. The barns were converted in 2007 to a high standard with spacious modern facilities. Both barns can be rented together providing beds spaces for up to 12.


Situated in the delightful sleepy hamlet of Over Compton with bustling Sherborne and Yeovil just a few minutes drive away. It is the perfect base to explore Dorset’s treasures. There is lots to do locally, in the glorious countryside, at the beach or even a day in the beautiful city of Bath. There really is something for everyone.  There are wonderful walks and all of the history of Hardy’s county. There are also several award winning beaches within easy reach.


The barns are great for any age, we offer high chairs, stair gates and travel cots at no additional charge.


The barns also benefit from a members only gourmet food and wine store, this is just a short walk through the grounds of Compton House. Compton house was up until recently a butterfly farm, it produced the silk for Princess Diana’s wedding dress. Trencherman’s offers a wonderful selection of wines, a well stocked delicatessen and a selection of food related gifts.


We have a traditional village pub just a half mile walk from the barns or an award winning restaurant/pub just one and a half miles (The Rose and Crown Trent). The Rose and Crown has won a number of awards and is very popular with our guests. It is just a short drive to Sherborne with a selection of good restaurants. Yeovil also has a good selection of restaurants, a cinema, bowling alley and theatre.


The barns are equipped to a high standard with Bosch appliances and 4K Smart TVs.We provide good quality 100% cotton bed linen and towels.





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