Lily Barn, Dorchester

Dorset. Sleeps up to 12

Lily Barn is a bright, airy, barn style holiday home set in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Lakeside Estate in Dorset. Offering a gorgeous outlook over Beaumont Lake to the ridge and Dorset countryside beyond, the views only get better as you climb up the three stories of this spacious home away from home. 

This property benefits from full access to the Estates Activity Hub Membership, providing you with complimentary use of bikes, canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards during your stay. Creating an immersive experience in nature, the estate is a gateway to nature reserves, woodlands, heathlands and rolling countryside, with endless walking routes and cycle paths to enjoy. 
On the ground floor a large, L-shaped lounge and dining room offers ample space for twelve guests to rest, relax, celebrate and focus on what is most important: quality time together. Slide away patio doors open this airy living space onto outdoor decking. The modern furnishings are cohesive both inside and out, so with the doors open you can enjoy indoor-outdoor living, moving between heart-warming sunshine and the cosiness of inside. Open plan, yet separated by the breakfast bar peninsula, the kitchen offers all you need to keep your family fully fueled for days of adventure in the great outdoors! A separate utility room offers an additional fridge and freezer along with a washing machine and laundry facilities, adding a huge convenience for large families. A shower room and toilet complete the ground floor.
Upstairs, the same modern aesthetics continue, with more large windows framing picturesque views of the surroundings. There are four spacious bedrooms on this floor, all beautifully appointed. The master bedroom extends the full width of the property with a luxurious super-king size bed and en-suite shower room. The standout feature of this room is the slide away patio doors which open to a fantastic full width balcony. Two of the remaining bedrooms boast kind-size beds and their own bathrooms, and the fourth bedroom is furnished with two bunk beds, perfect for four children to share. 
At the top of the house, with some of the most beautiful views, there is a large lounge/bedroom, with two double sofa beds giving a fifth bedroom for larger groups or a second lounge for you all to share.  
Lily Barn offers a sequence of inviting, contemporary living spaces, celebrating at every stage the beautiful landscape that the house sits within, by combining indoor and outdoor living. This is the perfect base for an active holiday on the Jurassic Coast! 

The dramatic Jurassic coastline plays protector to the wild heathlands and rolling dales of beautiful Dorset. It is no wonder that this captivating area has enticed filmmakers, poets, authors and artists for centuries, with visitors allured by the sweeping golden beaches, grand historic houses, cobblestone market towns and idyllic country pubs. 

All around the Lakeside Estate and scattered down the Jurassic Coast there are picturesque towns to visit. From the breezy coastal town of Poole to the rich history of Dorchester and the picture postcard vistas of Lyme Regis. The Estate itself is located amidst the rugged beauty of this area, in the environs of West Dorset. Formerly the site of RAF Warmwell, the Estate boasts a rich history, offering a breath-taking space combining unspoilt nature, beautiful wildlife, and modern luxuries, so you can leave all worries behind, settling in for a holiday of complete relaxation.  
Enjoying the great outdoors is all part of a stay at the Lakeside Estate, with waterways to discover, cycle pathways to relish and the rolling Dorset Countryside to explore. Whether you want to hop in a kayak, canoe, paddleboard or bike, there is something for everyone, it is a real of hub of activity! The Estate’s tennis court and 3G artificial-turf Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) in Beaumont Village offer the perfect facilities for a quick knock-about or a lively game of five-a-side football with friends and family. The views from the courts over Beaumont Lake are gorgeous, making for a tricky distraction when you are trying to hit a winning shot! 
Lowland heathland is one of Britain’s most important habitats for wildlife conservation. The outer Heath is a SNCI (Site of Nature Conservation Interest) and it supports an unbelievable range of plants, birds, insects and mammals making it a remarkable place for wildlife spotting. For those eager to get close to nature, there are hundreds of acres to explore, with woodlands and hedgerows sheltering this diverse array of native wildlife. You can explore down the waterways, or by foot or bike making the most of the vast network of private footpaths. 
After a busy day immersed in nature, the Estate Spa is the perfect respite. The spa has been designed to offer a tranquil sanctuary of stress-free indulgence and ultimate relaxation! There is an outdoor pool, roof terrace, sauna, gym, library and a ‘restful relaxation’ lounge for some post treatment ‘you’ time. In the peaceful, candlelit treatment rooms you can enjoy an array of luxurious treatments.
Of course, no holiday is complete without a satisfied appetite. Your holiday home offers its own kitchen for home cooked delicacies, or for a night off, there are plenty of options within the Estate and in the surrounding towns. The Hurricane Terrace and Bar is located on the roof terrace of the spa, offering bespoke cocktails inspired by the area and a variety of snacks and small plates if you are feeling peckish. The Estates traditional handmade yurt offers the perfect spot for a lazy afternoon, with an outdoor woodfired pizza oven which is often fired up by expert chefs to provide the tastiest authentic woodfired pizza using the freshest local ingredients. Hours will idle by, as you play bored games, tell stories, and get cosy by the log burning stove!

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