Self Catering in Dorset - Swanage

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The Old Barn

The Old Barn, Swanage, Dorset
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Sykes Cottages

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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £350.00 - 950.00

This impressive, detached barn conversion near Swanage sleeps eight people in three bedrooms.

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 designated sitting 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.


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

Absolutely fantastic, couldn't fault a thing. It was a perfect base for exploring the area.
Mrs Ray

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

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

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

Services / Facilities:

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. Designated front seating area. 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.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 3

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Worth Matravers, St Nicholas Church - 2.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Corfe Castle, St Edward the Martyr Church - 2.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Corfe Castle - 2.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Studland, St Nicholas Church - 3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

St Aldhelm's Chapel - 3.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Brownsea Island - 5.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Compton Acres - 6.9 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Lulworth Castle - 8.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

East Lulworth, St Andrew's Church - 8.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lulworth Heritage Centre - 8.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Nearest Alternative Cottages

Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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