Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
The Old Barn is a holiday cottage in Harmans Cross, Dorset, sleeping 8 and pet friendly at the foot of Nine Barrow Down on the Isle of Purbeck
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 under floor 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 is 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.
Much more than just a castle, although the landscape is dominated by the spectacular ruins, Corfe Castle has shops, pubs, restaurants, tea houses, museums, steam railway links and a rich history ready to be explored.Read more
Lots to see and do around Corfe Castle with some delightful villages to explore including Norden to the north, East Creech and Church Knowle to the east, Kimmeridge and Worth Matravers to the south and Woolgarston to the west.
There are many events that run throughout the year from the castle. Please check their website when you are visiting to find out what is on when as events are constantly being added.
Corfe Castle dates all the way back to 1086 and a trip to the castle will allow you to discover the history of the castle over the last 1,000 years. With tales of treachery and treason, 'murder holes', fallen walls and secret places there is something for everyone to discover. On site there is a National Trust shop as well as 18th century tea rooms and gardens. The castle is open every day from 10:00.
The Corfe Castle Model Village is set in an acre of landscaped gardens and includes much more than just the village which is spectacular. Opened back in 1966, the village is built in 1/20th scale and depicts Corfe Castle as it would have looked in 1646. In addition there is a giant games area, croquet lawn, fossil corner, enchanted fairy garden, the potting shed miniature museum, gift shop and The Courtyard tea room. Corfe Castle also has a museum, open daily and dealing with local history from the dinosaur to more modern day industries that have helped shape the town to what it is today. As you travel around the area you may have enjoyed the odd glass or two of the local ale bearing the Corfe name. The Corfe Castle Brewery is on the edge of town and has a shop so even when you leave the area you can take the taste of the area home with you.
For a unique attraction head to Blue Pool, named for the amazing water colours in the small village of Furzebrook. Set in a deep clay bowl, you can enjoy walks around the Pool in the 25 acres of heath and woodland that the sandy paths cross. Also on the site are tea rooms, a museum showing the history of clay mining in the area and is also home to the Wareham Bears, a collection of over 200 miniature dressed bears set in their own house.
Although it is not the biggest town you will have visited there are over 10 places to eat out in Corfe Castle itself with lots more to choose from in the outlying villages.Read less
Bournemouth is 14 miles away
Bristol is 65 miles away
Exeter is 75 miles away