Located in Wareham, Dorset
Arne Barn is a holiday cottage in Arne, Dorset, Sleeping 7 and pet friendly within walking distance of the famous RSPB Arne nature trail.
Arne Barn, as the name suggests, sits on the Arne Peninsula and has been featured recently on Spring Watch. This converted barn has been converted by its architect owner to a very high standard and blends into the natural landscape with its wild garden with sitting out area. Nature lovers looking for a getaway should look no further with the RSPB Arne nature reserve almost on your doorstep. There is great walking, sandy beaches and many attractions to visit such as Brownsea Island, Swanage Steam Railway, Blue Pool and Corfe Castle just a few of the many.
The accommodation at Arne Barn comprises of a 30 foot living/dining area featuring a wood burning stove, ‘boudoir’ grand piano, smart TV, DVD player, two three seater sofas, a two seater sofa and WiFi. The dining area has a table and seating for seven. The kitchen is well equipped with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and breakfast area. There is also a utility room and toilet.
Up to the first floor where there is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room with basin and toilet. There is a twin bedroom and a bedroom with L shaped built in 2ft 6in bunk beds. Finally there is a single bed in its own space at one end of the gallery and a bathroom with bath, toilet and basin.
Outside there is a landscaped garden complete with sitting out areas and furniture. There is ample parking and your central heating, electricity and bed linen are all included in the price.
With a 2000 year history there is much to see in historic Wareham. A market town on the banks of the River Frome, Wareham is the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck. There are many walks and cycle paths so it make for an excellent place to start your discovery of this beautiful part of Dorset.Read more
Lots of villages and hamlets to explore around Wareham including Stoborogh, Ridge, Arne, East Holme, Holmebridge, Stokeford, Coldharbour and Sandford.
The Wareham Music Festival is held every August and is a celebration of all kinds of music showcasing local talent as well as attracting musicians from outside of Dorset. Events are held throughout the town at the Quay, Town Hall and from local pubs. The Wareham Carnival is celebrated in July with events, stalls, music and fireworks. During the summer you will encounter Wareham Wednesdays, held over six weeks with each day having a different theme from pram racing to tug of war. There are a huge amount of events at RSPB Arne which is covered in more detail below.
Wareham Town Museum is located in the heart of Wareham and is open Monday to Saturday all year round. The exhibits include T E Lawrence, archaeology, social history, pottery, history and even the Royal Naval Cordite Factory. Exhibits do change and there are events held often throughout the year. Wareham Boat Hire are located on the Quay and offer a variety of ways to get on the water and enjoy the River Frome. A great way to see the wildlife, you can hire motor boats, kayaks, canoes, rowing boats and paddle boards.
RSPB Arne is a nature reserve set in almost 1,400 acres and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Opened back in 1966, it is a diverse landscape covering acid grassland, salt marsh, woodland, reed beds and mudflats. It has featured in BBC's Countryfile and has a huge variety of wildlife and plant life. It is a bird spotters paradise with Dartford Warblers, Nightjar, Woodlark and Spoonbills just some of the many species that can be seen. There is a large herd of Sika Deer on the park and no fewer than 22 species of dragonfly have been spotted. If you are a fan of nature then this is the place to visit.
With almost 50 restaurants, pubs, cafes and tea rooms in the town then you will not be short of variety in where to eat out in Wareham. Curry lovers in particular will be happy with two outstanding restaurants.Read less
Bournemouth is 13 miles away
Bristol is 60 miles away
Exeter is 73 miles away