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Sto-away Barn

Stoborough, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Single-level cottage packed with home comforts, enjoy a BBQ on your private decked patio
  • Set in tranquil surroundings accessed via a quiet country lane with an abundance of scenic walks available on the doorstep
  • Less than 4 miles away from historic landmarks such as Corfe Castle, an excellent vantage point for exploring the Jurassic Coast
Property code: DC157

Surrounded by historic landmarks, rolling countryside and excellent links to the coast, this converted barn is the perfect retreat for families seeking a holiday with a difference.

Enjoying an idyllic rural location and surrounded by three beautiful nature reserves, this gorgeous single-level barn conversion offers bright and comfortable accommodation in glorious countryside. A perfect hideaway for nature lovers and keen walkers, the barn provides ample space for six guests and makes a fabulous retreat for families looking for a delightful holiday home within easy reach of the glorious Dorset coast.

Stepping into this lovely property, you will find the light and tastefully furnished open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Decorated in fresh, neutral tones, this is a fantastic space to unwind in. You can sit back and enjoy a movie in the lounge or cook a favourite meal in the attractive kitchen. The dining area is ideally situated overlooking the garden. Exploring further along the hallway, there are three bright and comfortable bedrooms, each with a TV, tastefully furnished and decorated in a country-cottage style. The master double room has an en-suite shower room, and there’s also a twin zip-and-link and a single room with an additional pull-out single bed. The charming garden features a decked area to the rear of the property with a choice of outdoor furniture and a BBQ making it ideal for al fresco dining.

The cottage is perfect for nature lovers and birdwatchers and is within a couple of miles of the beautiful nature reserves of RSPB Stoborough Heath, Hartland Moor and Arne Reedbeds. The bustling town of Wareham is just over a mile away and offers a range of great places to eat and drink, and you can catch a ferry from the town to Brownsea Island. Other nearby attractions include Corfe Castle (3.5 miles), Dorset Adventure Park (3.5 miles), The Blue Pool (2 miles) and Putlake Adventure Farm (7 miles). You can also explore the stunning beaches of Lulworth Cove (9.5 miles), Swanage (9 miles) and Studland (8 miles).

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 doubles, 1 twin zip-and-link (can be converted into a 6ft double on request), and 1 single with additional single stored underneath
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Central heating provided
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome by arrangement
  • Garden with seating
  • Pub and shop less than 0.5 miles away
  • TV/DVD in lounge with Freesat, TV in each bedroom
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • A damage deposit of £150 will be required for this property
  • Please note if you book for 2, 3 or 4 weeks, you will receive a change of linen and towels on the normal changeover day
  • Starter pack of supplies including dishwasher tablets, washing-up liquid, a bin liner and milk when available
  • Additional parking available for jet ski/boat and trailer by prior arrangement
  • 2 boatyards/slipways within a mile
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Nicky Rice

This property is personally managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stuart 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Graham 30th September 2022

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Great location , easy access to the local area , and all the local ammenities , all one level great for the oldelr generation

Reviewed by Deborah 24th September 2022

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It was an ideal location and nice and spacious. Parking easy and the kitchen well equipped. Enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by John 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Sarah 5th August 2022

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This is our second time staying at Sto-Away Barn and once again we loved it! Everything we could need was provided and the property is lovely and spacious and in a fantastic location. Great walks straight from the property especially along the river to Wareham. So much to do in this area - we hope to return again! Thank you!

Reviewed by Alan 29th July 2022

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This property was fine for the six of us, well equipped, clean and tidy in a great location for exploring the area. Lots of walking routes. Easy walk to the beautiful Wareham. Will be back, more exploring to do.

Reviewed by Andrew 15th July 2022

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Our 2nd stay at the barn. New decor,& sparkling shower noted since our last visit. A clean & comfortable property. It was great to come back into the cool of the barn after our trips out into the heat during our weeks stay. Thanks for the wine & milk. Andrew & Sally

Reviewed by Mengell 8th July 2022

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Cottage is in a lovely spot as it was close to my inlaws. Thanks

Reviewed by Bronwen 1st July 2022

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Perfect location for our needs. Very clean & well equipped. Garden secure for our dog. Owner very helpful & interesting.

Reviewed by C 10th June 2022

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Sto-away Barn is ideally situated just a mile from Wareham town centre and close to Corfe castle ,Swanage and Poole Harbour. The property is well equipped and comfortable inside and offers good outdoor space for a family,having a decked patio and barbecue area close to the house and a sunny grassed area beyond for dining or relaxation. It is safe fRead moreor children and pet -friendly too. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqui 27th May 2022

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Great week at stowaway barn.The propertys cleanliness was outstanding,fabulous enclosed garden for our dog to run around in.beautiful walks from the property.lovely dog friendly pub within walking distance(10minutes). Its a perfect base for exploring the beautiful Dorset coastline.Studland beach just 15 minutes drive away.Thankyou Kevin for a greatRead more week, the bottle of wine was great to enjoy in the garden. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 22nd April 2022

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We thoroughly enjoyed enjoyed our stay. Good central location for touring the area. Plenty of good places to eat and drink locally. The cottage is ideal for a comfortable and relaxing vacation.

Reviewed by Kerry 8th April 2022

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Reviewed by Julie 25th March 2022

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It's a very lovely holiday stay; well equipped, clean & comfortable. The owner was very helpful.

Reviewed by Danielle 31st December 2021

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Cottage is gorgeous and was immaculate. Unfortunately the uncomfortable beds would mean we wouldn't visit again.

Reviewed by Tony 27th December 2021

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Reviewed by Sophie 23rd December 2021

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Wow! This is absolutely perfect in every way. Absolutely everything is at the property. The cleanliness was outstanding. Our dog had a lovely enclosed garden and beautiful walks close by. The property is lovely and warm and even had a Christmas tree put up before we arrived (23 Dec) a lovely touch. As was the milk and wine in the fridge.

Reviewed by Sally 22nd October 2021

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Quiet cottage for a weeks holiday. Clean and well equipped. Twin bedroom a little cramped but double with en suite good.

Reviewed by Andrew 15th October 2021

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Very clean, comfortable, well equipped and cosy barn. Perfect spot for exploring the surrounding area. The bottle of wine was a welcome treat!

Reviewed by Roland 8th October 2021

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IF YOU WHAT A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP, DONT STAY HERE

Reviewed by J 24th September 2021

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It is quiet and conveniently located for lots of places to go

Reviewed by Jaci 17th September 2021

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This was our second stay for 4 adults at this property the cottage is very comfortable and well equipped with a little garden and has parking for 2 cars it is in a great location to visit the Purbecks with plenty to do in the local area we had great weather so we could take advantage of the amazing beaches thanks for a great stay

Reviewed by Gary 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Patricia 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by R 13th August 2021

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We have been using show-away barn for last 8 years,it was good then and it's good now

Reviewed by Briony 30th July 2021

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Really well equipped cottage in the perfect location for exploring the purbecks. The owner was easily available during our stay if we had any issues. Our only comments are that the mattresses are all getting a bit old and lumpy and could do with changing. Plus we would say it wasnt really big enough for a group of 6 to stay for more than a night orRead more two, 4-5 would be more realistic. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 25th June 2021

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Thoroughly enjoyable stay at Stoaway Barn - great location and fabulous to have so many dog walks from the property. Thank you

Reviewed by Marion 18th June 2021

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A comfortable cottage in a great location. It was an easy and pleasant walk into Wareham and some good off-road walks from the door. Lots to see and do a short car ride away in the local area.

Reviewed by C 4th June 2021

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A very comfortable and spacious holiday cottage with plenty of space outside for car parking in front of the property ,decking and picnic table to the side and a grassed area beyond. Kitchen is well equipped, bedrooms carpeted and comfortable ,dining area to seat 6 people and sitting room with two 3seater settees . Spacious and bright family bathroRead moreom in addition to the ensuite in the main bedroom. Radiators in all rooms give instant heat if needed on chilly nights. Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 14th May 2021

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This property is very tired and not anywhere need the standard of a previous property on Osmington that I rented four years ago through Dorset Country Cottages. I dread to think how six people could have fitted in and the en suite bathroom was not much more than a cupboard! Hedges could be trimmed so that some sort of outlook was possible.

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