The Old Barn

Dorset and Somerset, BH19 3DX, GB

The Old Barn

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.

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The Old Barn is offered by Sykes Cottages one of the UK's largest holiday cottage providers. For more information visit The Old Barn on the Sykes Cottages website


Sleeps 8 in 3 bedrooms ( 3 double bed,)
2 bathroom, parking space, non smoking, pets allowed, linen provided, towels provided, dishwasher, cooker, fridge, washing machine, kettle, high chair, cot, tv,

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.


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Property Feedback

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.
Mrs Knox,
November 2014

,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!
Mrs Moulinet,
January 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 Powell, Gloucestershire
March 2015

,Very spacious accommodation with good quality furniture. The log fire was excellent. The barn renovation photos were very interesting.
Mr Prior, Derbyshire
April 2015

,A very welcoming house in an excellent location!
Mrs Menet,
June 2015

,An excellent property which was secluded & well maintained. Exceptional level of decoration & furnishing.
Mr Wild, South Yorkshire
June 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 Balding, East Sussex
September 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.
Mrs Carter, Buckinghamshire
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.
Madeleine Bonser, Leicestershire
October 2015

,The Old Barn had a lovely layout, friendly owner and is a well equipped house.
Mrs Cooke, Hampshire
December 2015

,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 Platt, Surrey
January 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 Morant,
February 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 Lanham, Hampshire
March 2016

,Absolutely fantastic, couldn't fault a thing. It was a perfect base for exploring the area.
Mrs Ray,
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 Smart, East Sussex
April 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.
Mr Wild, Lancashire
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 Hendy, kent
July 2016

,This cottage was well equipped for both the children and for us.
Mrs Williams, Greater Manchester
July 2016

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