The Old Barn
Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
The Old Barn is an impressive, detached barn conversion in Harman's Cross, near Corfe Castle and sleeps eight people in three bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 10
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: 1
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.
The Old Barn is situated in the hamlet of Harmans Cross on Dorset's picturesque Isle of Purbeck. Set on the owners working farm, the barn is detached and has been converted and furnished to an extremely high standard as reflected in the Visit England 5 star rating. Vintage railway enthusiasts will delight in the hourly passing steam trains travelling along the restored Swanage Railway.
The accommodation at The Old Barn comprises of a sitting room with woodburner and underfloor heating, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD/radio and a selection of games and books. The kitchen has a dining area and is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher as well as a range of utensils. On the ground floor is a double bedroom complete with wet room with shower, basin and toilet making it ideal for those less mobile. Upstairs there are two family rooms, both with a double bed and a single bed. There is also a bathroom with bath, basin and toilet. A travel cot, highchair and stair gate are available on request.
Outside is a designated sitting area to the front of the barn. There is bike storage available upon request and off-road parking for three cars. The old Barn welcomes one well-behaved dog. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
- Oil central heating with underfloor heating on the ground floor and wood burner
- 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 wood burner included in rent
- Bed linen and towels included 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 1½ 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
Corfe Castle is a small, picturesque village nestled in the Isle of Purbeck. The ruins of Corfe Castle provide the backdrop to the village and is very popular with visitors. Walking around the village there local craft shops to explore and plenty of tea rooms with homemade scones and cakes. Enid Blyton holidayed here often and some of the areas appear fondly in her books. Enid explored the ruins in 1814 and it's believed she arrived by steam train on the Swanage Railway. Corfe Castle became her inspiration for Errin Castle in the Famous Five book. Take one of the many trails in Corfe itself, download a treasure map and away you go on your own adventure.
Built in 1086 but destroyed in 1646, some of the ruined stone appear in the buildings in the village. The ruins are owned by The National Trust and are full of history and fascinating facts. During the day, history comes alive with expert talks and demonstrations. In the evening, with the castle lit up, outdoor performances will wow you. If you want to see what the castle would have looked like in its heyday, then visit the Model Village which depicts life as it was in 1086. Sat in beautiful magical gardens, experience what life was like.
If you want to stay in a village that not only is peaceful, but steeped in history, then look no further. In addition, is the knowledge that the busier towns of Swanage and Wareham are nearby.