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Arne Barn

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Near Wareham, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms2
Pets 2
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Description

This fascinating converted barn with grand piano, is set in a wild, landscaped garden and enjoys views over the farm to the harbour.

If wild things make the heart sing, visit Arne Peninsula (featured on Spring Watch). This fascinating detached house, converted from a barn with great flair and imagination by its architect owner, is idyllically and peacefully set in a landscaped ‘wild’ garden with sitting-out areas, Arne Barn, which has been within the family for many years, offers a very unusual and welcoming retreat. There is an interesting mix of artefacts, ornaments and personal touches using a ‘nature’s theme’, as well as a vast array of books and traditional family games. With views over a farm, and glimpses of the harbour beyond, it is an ideal spot to explore the Dorset coastline, the Purbecks and RSPB nature trail at Arne. Clean sandy beaches at Sandbanks and Brownsea Island. Corfe Castle/Wareham within 10 miles. Poole/Bournemouth within 25 miles. Riding, fishing, boat hire locally. Shops 3 miles.

A large (30ft), unusual and attractive living/dining room with wood-burning stove and ‘boudoir’ grand piano. Cleverly designed kitchen with breakfast area. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bedroom with L-shaped built-in bunk beds (2ft 6in). Single bed in its own space at one end of gallery. Bathroom and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove, oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Smart TV
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed, landscaped garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 7

    20/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Arne Barn is in a great location if you want a quiet holiday surrounded by wildlife, yet it is still only five minutes to Wareham with great restaurants and cute little shops. Arne Barn is much more spacious than seems in the photos and the kids had a whale of a time in the property. Plenty of comfy settees for the six of us, comfy beds. The bird feeder on the kitchen window was a delight; woodpeckers and nuthatches feeding from it all day long. It is open plan which didn't work well for us (two parents, two kids, two grandparents) as you can hear everything going on downstairs in the kitchen and lounge from the bedrooms. Also there is only one shower which is in the ensuite which is problematic if there are six of you staying. The bunk beds were great fun for the kids but hard for adults to access as the entrance is very narrow, and the top bunk is very high up. My son slipped through the bars of the lower bunk and ended up hanging by his head (funny now but not at the time), so not suitable for younger ones. All the house was extremely clean except for the kitchen which was (bizarrely) utterly filthy. Judging from the layers of grease, cobwebs and layers of dust and stale crumbs it hadn't had a deep clean for a long old time.


  • 5

    16/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2017
    A very strange house, more like an old fashioned museum than a home. The photos on the web do not reflect the true nature of the property. The lighting is inadequate, it is difficult to find a place to read. The main bedroom and sitting room are fine. The kitchen is small for the potential size of the party. The cottage only has one small shower off the main bedroom.


  • 8

    18/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2017
    Great place to stay, property very quirky and the very last property at the end of a long road over looking fields. Wildlife fantastic from squirrels, rabbits and a large variety of birds in the garden to Sika deer and badgers in all the land around. Ware ham is a lovely place and has lots of eating places and you have a choice of so many other places to visit all within 30 minute drive. The RSPB reserve is just a 10 minute walk and a great place to go (and it's free) again a variety of wildlife and a good walk and views. We wish we were still there, definitely a place to return to. Thank you


  • 8

    27/07/2017
    Confirmed guest, 21/07/2017
    A charming house where we felt very much at home. However some of the dated decor and fittings might do with an overhaul. Waste bin capacity was a problem for a large group with young children.


  • 10

    04/07/2017
    Confirmed guest, 30/06/2017
    Our second visit to Arne. The RSPB reserve was the main attraction. Arne Barn has great character and is very comfortable. As in 2013 there was need for one or more fly scatters and faster internet ( than 2 mb/ sec). Overall, a great base for visiting the Dorset coastline


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