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Arne Barn

Near Wareham, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Pets 2
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


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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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • 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

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2018
    Just what the Dr ordered We all had a fabulous time the barn is very quirky and getting there was an Experiance but the whole week was magical We spent quality time with each other in the comfort of the barn and the enjoyable walks in the surrounding area

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2018
    We really enjoyed our stay at Arne Barn. Having the RSPB reserve on our doorstep was fantastic for walks and runs, but only a short hop to Corfe and Wareham for supplies. The cafe at the reserve does breakfast which we didn't need but handy to know! The barn was very comfortable for us and there's plenty of space. We liked watching the birds come to the window feeder and the fact it was so quiet all around.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    Such a lovely converted barn. It suited young and old alike. Ground floor is not divided up, so the young had space. Bedrooms quiet enough to suit the old. Beautiful unique gardens all round the house. And a delightful spot, easy access to beach and woodland walks. Altogether wonderful.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    A lovely property right at the end of Arne Lane. A herd of Red,Deer in the paddock of Arne Farm was a great surprise and walks through the numerous paths of the nature reserve saw Sika deer, foxes, badgers, rabbits and lots of birds, a lizard and a toad. The property is well equipped with old board games entertaining us but still Sky TV if we needed it.

  • 7

    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.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your comments. Our visitors have enjoyed the bunks for over 30 years with out coming to any harm. If anyone is at all concerned or a child is a bit young to play safely there is provision to put the mattress on the fully carpeted floor. Regarding cleanliness my caretaker is very thorough and should you have had any issues during your stay then we would have been only too happy to help.

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8.9 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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