bed and breakfast

bed and breakfast
about us tariffs info location contact bed and breakfast in dorset

"On the grey moisture of the grass were marks where the cows had lain through the night - dark green islands of dry herbage the size of their carcasses, in the general sea of dew." 

Thomas Hardy from the book Tess


bed and breakfast

bed and breakfast

Longbarn House was originally built around 1850’s, as a milking barn (known locally as a barton). Converted from what was believed to be the milking barn in Thomas Hardy's 'Tess of the d'Ubervilles' the house is just 50 yards from the church where Tess and Angel Clare were married. The church has a small 16th century tower and the nave seems to have every possible style of window, all dating from the 16th to 17th century. Despite the later addition of a chancel, the church is dominated by its 1640 fittings, including the barrel vaulted ceiling and a beautiful wooden screen.

The main part of Longbarn House remains a family home but a two-story conversion adjoining the main house now means the guest bedrooms are private with their own door leading into the village and en suite bathrooms. There is one double and one twin room (both en-suite). We provide fluffy white towels, 100% white cotton bed linen, flat TV screens with remote, tea and coffee making facilities, as well as a welcome pack with lots of local information.  Both our bedrooms are non-smoking.

Guests are invited to arrive from 4.30pm and depart by 11:00am on day of departure. We want you to relax during your stay with us, so breakfast is served from 8.00am and can be served up until 10:00am. Parking is provided on our private drive, the lane leading to Longbarn House also provides ample parking for everyone.

Mark is a keen walker, so can provide advice on beautiful walks, long and short should guests require. Anya is happy to advise you on the hidden villages and countryside well off the beaten track, as well as the stately homes and gardens open to the public. She can also recommend pubs offering really good food, the best tea-rooms, antique shops, as well as places that children would like to visit.




St. Andrews Church, West Stafford.

bed and breakfast


West Stafford in bygone days.

click for larger view



Contact Us
Site Updated: 15-Jun-2019 12:11 PM