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The Old Barn in Swanage, Dorset

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sleeps 8
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Old Barn description

Holiday home
The Old Barn is an outstanding, stone-built barn conversion offering superb holiday accommodation near Swanage in Dorset. With three bedrooms including one ground floor double and two family rooms with one double and one single, this wonderful cottage sleeps eight people comfortably. There's also a ground floor wet room, a first floor bathroom, a spacious kitchen with dining area overlooked by a mezzanine landing, plus a sitting room with woodburner. Outside, there is a front gravelled area and use of the owner's field opposite the property. The Old Barn sits in a fantastic position, just 200 yards from passing steam trains, and just over 2 miles from the coast. With plenty of nearby activities, this is a superb holiday cottage for a family getaway.

Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Bike storage available on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Front gravelled area with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1.5 miles. Note: Swanage Railway line is approx. 200 yards away. Note: There is an agricultural workshop at the rear. Note: There are some external steps to access the property, but level access is also available. There are no internal steps on the ground floor.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • On a farm

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Mrs Lanham
March 2016
We enjoyed the space and comfort and having all the family together. There were lots of provided toys and DVD's. The men particularly liked the wood burner.
Mrs Platt
January 2016
Very comfortable converted barn, well equipped, excellently furnished. We were all very very comfortable. This barn should be held as the standard other self catering accommodations should be like.
Mrs Hendy
July 2016
The house was brilliant. The situation was marvellous with the steam strain at the bottom of the garden and beautiful fields behind.
Mrs Smart
April 2016
Staying at the Barn was different from any other holiday let. It was more like being in someone else's house. Everything was of a high standard - the decor, the good quality oak furniture and the innovative barn conversion. It was spacious but with the underfloor heating, warm and cosy at the same time. We called to see the owner, at her nearby tearooms and she was really friendly and helpful. The whole holiday was an absolute delight.
Mrs Ray
April 2016
Absolutely fantastic, couldn't fault a thing. It was a perfect base for exploring the area.
Mr Wild
July 2016
The Old Barn was very clean in a tranquil setting. It was like home form home. The barn is situated in a good place with beautiful places easy to reach.
Mrs Williams
July 2016
This cottage was well equipped for both the children and for us.
Mrs Morant
February 2016
We particularly liked the comfort of The Old Barn, with space within to enjoy quiet when needed. Home from home facilities. Snug area around the wood burner for relaxation. Quality beds.
Mrs Carter
October 2015
Amazing barn conversion. I would definitely go again. I love this area anyway and I have decided that the view from the toll ferry at Studland would be my desired last view I ever see...if at all possible. Swanage is lovely, Lulworth Cove Durdle Door are well worth seeing with the sun out. The sea is an amazing turquoise colour.
October 2015
The Old Barn was really lovely and an excellent base. Well presented with good quality furnishings and a high standard of cleanliness. Lots of space and although only 4 of us would easily accommodate double that. Everyone really loved the recliners on the sofa.
Mrs Cooke
December 2015
The Old Barn had a lovely layout, friendly owner and is a well equipped house.
Mrs Powell
March 2015
We were delighted with the size of the property as we weren't falling over each other. A beautiful warm and cosy Barn in a lovely location with lovely views. I felt the pictures on the website did not do it justice and it is even better than it looks. A real home from home with lots of space and a well equipped kitchen. A lovely experience for my family. Would definitely return.
Mrs Moulinet
January 2015
Great location in the countryside and 10mins away from a lovely sand beach. There were cows, sheep and hens to see for the children. A spacious and warm cottage, many thanks!
Mr Prior
April 2015
Very spacious accommodation with good quality furniture. The log fire was excellent. The barn renovation photos were very interesting.
Mrs Knox
November 2014
The Old Barn has been converted to a high standard and was a welcoming, cosy place to return to after a day's walking in the Purbeck Hills.
Mr Wild
June 2015
An excellent property which was secluded well maintained. Exceptional level of decoration furnishing.
Mrs Menet
June 2015
A very welcoming house in an excellent location!
Mrs Balding
September 2015
Until we went to the old barn we had a favourite holiday let but this one was excellent in every way and so huge so now this is our favourite. We loved having no neighbours and our dog had a good run in the fields every day so everybody was happy and all boxes ticked.
Mrs Lever
September 2014
A big 'yes' from us! Best accommodation we have rented as a holiday home - ideal for mixed aged family groups having a ground floor bedroom, wet room and spacious living room/dining/kitchen. No complaints whatsoever! Our family ages were from a 10 month crawler to 67 year old plodder!
Mr Sallis
October 2014
The Old Barn is an excellent holiday home, with plenty of usable space even for a full group of 8 people. It is well kitted out and a great location for checking out the surrounding area. We were particularly happy to see the steam trains passing by every hour or so during the day. We would definitely consider staying there again and recommending it to friends family.
Mrs Robinson
May 2014
Excellent place to stay - really well equipped and very comfortable beds.Without doubt the best self catering house we have ever stayed in. We would not hesitate to recommend it to our friends
Mrs Godfrey
September 2014
Being a new conversion it was great to have everything new and modern. The Barn is very spacious and definitely had the wow factor when we entered. In a lovely location, loved the steam train going by.
Mrs Carden
August 2014
The standard of the property was exceptionally high. The quality of beds excellent and the kitchen was enormous, with every modern convenience. The sitting area was big enough for all 7 of us with huge reclining sofas.An extra attraction was watching steam trains from one of the windows.
Mrs Cole
August 2014
Certainly had the wow factor when we first entered the property, it remained that way all though the holiday. Everything was perfect.
Steve G
June 2016
me and the whole family were thrilled when we walked in to the barn conversion, the space is fantastic, kitchen is massive, washing machine, dishwasher etc, bedrooms are big as well, parking for two cars at the rear. there was eight of us, would like to go again soon.
November 2014
Just back from a weeks stay in this beautiful barn. The barn is amazing and within easy reach of lots of interesting places to visit. The Steam Train at the bottom of the garden was a real treat. Can't wait to visit again
August 2014
great place to stay, very well equipped, convenient for corfe castle and swanage, great position of barn, spacious bedrooms and living room area
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