California Barn, Swanage, Dorset for Wedding Groups

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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.

Situated only a few minutes from dramatic cliffs and the south west coast path, there are stunning sea views across to the Needles on the Isle of Wight.

The safe sandy beach at Swanage is only 5 minutes drive away and rocky coves and the sailing centre of Poole harbour not much further.

The cottage was previously a farm and home to quarry men from the local stone industry. The barn of the farm previously used to shelter the quarry ponies has been converted to luxury holiday accommodation with an adjoining large studio/workshop.

Built of the mellow local Purbeck stone, the mid 19th century barn provides accommodation for up to 17 people. The large open plan ground floor includes a fully fitted contemporary kitchen (cooker,microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer), dining and lounge areas which are ideal for use by caterers accessing marquees in the garden the lounge includes digital TV, DVD, CD/radio, wi fi). The lounge is registered for wedding ceremonies for up to 12.
Also on the ground floor is a twin bedroom and shower room both of which are wheelchair accessible. On the first floor are Two further bedrooms (x1 family room sleeping 4 with balcony and en suite bathroom and another family bedroom sleeping 3 with adjoining bathroom. Both rooms are big enough for additional folding beds or cots stored on site.

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 a break out of season, often when the scenery and wildlife are equally impressive.

Adjacent to the barn is a very large studio/meetings room with kitchenette and additional sleeping accommodation on a mezzanine floor which sleeps 4.
The studio is registered for wedding ceremonies and is ideal for other functions, family events, corporate events, presentations, lectures and workshops.
The studio has direct access to the garden and patios with seaviews.


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
Civil Licence
Wedding Planner
Marquee Space
Disabled Facilities

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.

Rental Rates

The Shepherds Hut is available from as little as £175 per week. Please contact us for pricing for the Barn.

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California Barn, Swanage, Dorset

Karen Delahay

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