Giddy Acre Barn

Child Okeford, Dorset
Price: £693-£1179 per week
Sleeps: 6 (max 4 adults) + cot
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
  • Uninterrupted views to Hambledon Hill (National Trust)
  • Dog friendly
  • Ground floor bedrooms
  • Wood burner
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Gold Hill Organic farm shop 5 minutes' walk
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

‘We’ve had a fantastic time talking to the horses and looking at the wonderful view. Very warm and cosy cottage, excellent beds and a lovely log stove. Quiet and quaint but with a....

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Availability and Booking

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The price for your stay will be £485

Small Party Discount


20% discount applies for 2 guests, subject to booking within 4 weeks of the holiday date and excluding 27/05 - 03/06, 15/07 - 02/09, Xmas & New Year.

If you think your booking is eligible tick the box below. Our office staff will check your booking before confirming it.

Where applicable, the Small Party Discount supersedes any other Special Offer, available at the time of booking.


Enjoying an open uninterrupted view across pasture land to Hambledon Hill, Giddy Acre Barn is peacefully situated a little way down a track on a smallholding on the fringes of Child Okeford. The barn makes an ideal holiday retreat for a family – the owners keep sheep and chickens and the surrounding area is marvellous for walking or cycling. Join the Dorset ‘Trailway’ which runs from Shillingstone to Sturminster, explore Hambledon Hill Fort (Iron Age ditches and fortifications), Hod Hill and Bulbarrrow (900ft) or join the network of pathways leading to the village, where you’ll find an exceptionally wide range of facilities – post office, general stores, weekly fish & chip van, two pubs, health and beauty salon. Just up the track, visit the organic farm shop and art gallery run by the owner of Giddy Acre Barn, with regular exhibitions by major contemporary artists. For other local shopping and sightseeing, the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury and Georgian Blandford Forum are both within 20 minutes’ drive.

A must of course for visitors to this area is an excursion, several perhaps, to Dorset’s spectacular and richly varied World Heritage Jurassic coastline with Poole Harbour (Sandbanks, Studland Bay, Brownsea Island) and the Isle of Purbeck (Corfe Castle, Durdle Door and Kimmeridge) being about half an hour’s drive directly south of here.

Architect designed to very high specifications and attractively furnished in a contemporary style, Giddy Acre Barn replaces an old milking parlour. It has all its accommodation at ground floor level, with an entrance from the parking area across a paved patio area and then through glazed double doors. The barn might suit guests with limited mobility but please let us know your requirements first before booking.


Double height, open plan living room comprising a sitting area with freestanding woodburning stove and wall mounted flat screen TV, a dining area and a fitted kitchen with integral appliances. 3 bedrooms – one with kingsize double bed and ensuite shower ‘wet’ room/WC, one further double and one with fitted bunk beds (NB 6' x 3'). Main bathroom/WC with shower attachment to the bath.

Large, mostly lawned garden adjoining a field with lovely open views to Hambledon Hill. The garden has solid panel and post & rail fencing and includes a paved area with garden furniture and barbecue. Lockable store for bikes.


  • Woodburner
  • Gas central heating
  • Logs, gas, electricity, bed linen & towels included in rent
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Wall mounted flat screen TV DVD player
  • Dishwasher
  • Auto washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Built in oven, grill and microwave
  • 4 ring gas hob
  • Broadband internet access
  • Owner's art gallery and Gold Hill Organic farm shop & cafe 5 minutes' walk
  • Local amenities, including two village pubs, 10 minutes' walk
  • Ample parking
  • One well behaved pet welcome (Note: Owners have a dog, sheep and chickens)
  • Non-smokers only


What our guests say

‘We’ve had a fantastic time talking to the horses and looking at the wonderful view. Very warm and cosy cottage, excellent beds and a lovely log stove. Quiet and quaint but with all the mod cons.’

Mrs Stockton, October 2015

Giddy Acre Barn was situated in a lovely scenic area. The barn itself was superb, the owners very helpful and friendly - we couldn't ask for anything better.

Mr & Mrs Farr, August 2010

It has been wonderful to 'stop the world and be at peace'. This truly is a special place to unwind and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Swinbank family, August 2009
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Many thanks for a magical week. This is definitely the best place I have ever rented. We wanted to come back in the summer but it's already booked. The idyllic spot.

Farnborough family, May 2009
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