California Barn, Swanage, Dorset

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  • Weekly price
    from £ 1500
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 1000
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 1250
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 200
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Large group rental property near Poole and Wareham

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
California Barn, Swanage, Dorset, sleeps 13 in 4 bedrooms.

The barn, previously used to shelter the quarry ponies of the local stone industry, has been converted to holiday accommodation with an adjoining large studio/workshop.

California Barn & Studio are multifunctional. Ideal as a large comfortable self catering property for family events & holidays in a beautiful location. The property provides opportunities for other uses such as groups participating in specific activities & for corporate use. Activity Holidays previously held on site include art holidays; therapy groups; religious & meditative observation; historical & wildlife research; yoga & physical well-being; music, literary & performance activities.

The cultural, historical & ecological heritage of the Purbeck area is ideal for a wide variety of visitors to discover & be inspired by. The on-site campsite allows for extra visitor accommodation should it be required.

The property is ideal for group accommodation for activities organised elsewhere in the Swanage area i.e. various festivals; Steam Railway events; Durlston Country Park & National Trust workshops & conservation volunteers; diving, walking and wildlife groups.

The mid 19th century barn provides accommodation for up to 18 people (plus cots). The large open plan ground floor includes a fully fitted contemporary kitchen (cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer), dining and lounge areas (digital TV, DVD, CD/radio). Also on the ground floor is a twin bedroom and shower room useful for those with limited mobility. Two further bedrooms (x1 family (for 4-6) with balcony and en-suite bathroom and another family for 3-5 ) and bathroom lie on the first floor. Both bedrooms are large enough to accommodate guest beds

the studio has a mezzanine floor which sleeps 4

The barn is comfortably furnished throughout with many original works of art. Underfloor heating, a wood burning stove and double glazing make it perfectly suited to use during cooler months when scenery is equally


The kitchen has a cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and large fridge freezer. There is a wide range of cooking utensils, cutlery/crockery
The dining area in the barn is incorporated into the spacious lounge/dining room. A further dining area in the studio seats 12.
There is a very spacious and comfortable lounge area. 3 large sofas and an armchair seat up to 10 people. a studio lounge seats 8+.
There is digital TV, DVD, CD/radio in the barn lounge area. Similar facilities can be found in the studio.
Mobile reception is variable depending on server. as a consequence there is a pay phone on site. wi fi is available.
The large studio is often used for activities, dancing and games. some games are provided inc. playstation.
There is a log burner in the lounge. There is underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and oil filled radiators on the first floor.
The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and large enough to accommodate guest beds. There is one wheelchair friendly bedroom on the ground floor.
Linen and towels are not provided. however it can be, at extra cost if required. duvets and pillows are provided on site. linen must be booked
Wheelchair accessible bathroom on the ground floor, en-suite and family bathroom upstairs. There is an additional shower room and WC in the studio.
Wheelchair accessible bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor. ramped from the front door with adjacent parking.
There is a childrens play area in the garden. during summer months when the campsite is open there are fields available
The Barn has a south facing patio and garden with direct access to the cliffs only 2 fields away. there is a Japanese garden and patio by the studio.
We do not have a pool, but the local leisure centre (swimming pool, gym, sauna, bar and cafe) is nearby.
There is ample parking. up to 7 cars can be accommodated by the barn. with extra space nearby by prior arrangement.
Smoking is not permitted indoors. smokers are requested to clear up after smoking outside.
Up to two pets are allowed and horses can be accommodated (at extra cost) either on site or in livery in local stables.


California Cottage lies in 11 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside on the internationally recognised Jurassic Heritage coast just one mile to Swanage
central Swanage is a mile away. there is a supermarket, pub, indian restaurant, fish/chip shop half a mile away. bar, gym and swim pool quarter mile.
Herston POst office and supermarket including off licence and independent butcher for barbecue meats is half a mile away. swanage is one mile
Herston half a mile away for fish and chips, indian restaurant, pub with food. caravan park nearby has bar/restaurant, with entertainment in summer.

Booking Information

from £13pppn midweek to £28pppn in high season if fully occupied.

There are reductions for late availability or considerable under occupancy.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

BH19 2RS
United Kingdom
Wareham Rail Station.
Swanage Bus Station is a mile away inc. London coaches. Bournemouth for other major coachlines.
Bournemouth (Hurn) airport.

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California Barn, Swanage, Dorset

Karen Delahay

+44 (0)1929 425 049
+44 (0)7730 680 579
BH19 2RS
United Kingdom

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