Manor Barn Bed and Breakfast
“Peace, quiet and luxury B&B in the heart of Dorset” - VisitEngland Assessor
Blandform Forum, Dorset
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
We normally let out two rooms but are now only letting out one unless there is a group from the same household. Guests have sole use of the dining area and sitting room. The other bedroom will be locked when not in use. Masks and disposable gloves are available in addition to hand sanitisers and gels. Disinfectant wipes are used regularly on high touch areas.
Our Inspector's view
At the foot of Hambledon Hill in the idyllic village of Child Okeford, Manor Barn Bed and Breakfast is the perfect base for exploring the Dorset countryside and coastline. Beautifully furnished rooms with private sitting room. Enjoy a lovely breakfast featuring local produce and home-made jams, marmalade and granola.
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About the area
Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.
Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing.
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