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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: £367.00 - 1124.00

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.


Lovely large space in tranquil setting
My dad booked the Old Barn for 7 of us to spend a week together in Dorset in July. The space was incredible and the layout worked really well for us as my parents took the downstairs bedroom whilst me, my husband and our 3 kids had the upstairs to ourselves. The outside space was also great with plenty of parking and tables for alfresco dining. We loved the peaceful location and our 4 year old boy enjoyed visiting the chickens and cows and of course waving to the steam trains! We had a problem starting the oven on the first day and someone came to assist us really quickly which was really helpful. The only problem we encountered was the low window in the bedroom upstairs where our son wanted to sleep which had no safety gate and he could very easily open it himself and potentially fall out, it was a worry for us especially with 1 year old twins crawling all over the place. My dad managed to create a makeshift safety gate using one of the stair gates and some toy building blocks, it kind of worked but not ideal! There had also been some damage to the leather sofa previous to our visit; the owners had added throws in an attempt to cover the damage but the leather continued to flake off all week and we were constantly having to vacuum the living area and pull pieces of leather from our twins' mouths!! I think these couple of issues should be addressed promptly especially since the property will most likely be used by families. We otherwise had a lovely stay here and if those problems get addressed, we would thoroughly recommend the property, especially for families or large groups.

Fantastic Place
A fantastic holiday rental with plenty of room for a large family. Very clean and exceptional converted barn within easy access to Swanage. Would highly recommend this lovely holiday cottage.

This cottage was well equipped for both the children and for us.
Mrs Williams

The house was brilliant. The situation was marvellous with the steam strain at the bottom of the garden and beautiful fields behind.
Mrs Hendy

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



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds


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 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
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

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Approximate 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

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