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Sto-away Barn

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

  • Single-level cottage packed with home comforts
  • Set in tranquil surroundings accessed via a quiet country lane
  • BBQ in style on your private decked patio
  • 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.

Perfect for a truly rural break, this former dairy is situated on a peaceful lane used occasionally by a farmer and some livestock; the only traffic you may encounter is the cows crossing the road. In the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and close to the Stoborough Heath National Nature Reserve, it’s in an ideal location for groups of friends and family wishing to get away from it all.

With single-storey accommodation, the property has space for up to six guests, with tasteful decor throughout. An open-plan room is built with socialising in mind, with separate areas for sitting, dining and cooking. Relax in the sitting room and watch a bit of TV, practise your culinary skills in the well-appointed kitchen and gather around the dining table together; there’s room for everyone. French doors lead from the open-plan room to the decked terrace, perfect for a morning coffee. The property has three bedrooms including a double with an en-suite shower bathroom, a twin which can convert to a 6ft double, and a single bedroom which has an additional single bed tucked away. A family bathroom completes this impressive property. Outside is a pretty decking area and a gas BBQ ideal for dining and socialising in the sun. There is ample parking for two cars on the driveway and, if needed, there is additional parking for a jet ski or boat trailer by prior arrangement.

With three nature reserves within a 2-mile radius, plus the wider Dorset AONB to explore, this is the perfect break for nature-lovers. Just 1.5 miles away is the historic market town of Wareham, the inspiration for Anglebury in Thomas Hardy’s novels. The pretty riverside town has good restaurants, pubs and shops while at the Town Museum you can learn about the town’s rich history.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • WiFi included
  • 2 dogs welcome by arrangement
  • Cot/high chair (cot bedding and towels for babies are not supplied)
  • Garden with seating
  • Pub and shop less than 0.5 miles away
  • TV/DVD in lounge with Freesat, TV in each bedroom
  • 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

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Judith 20th September 2019

Provision for the dogs very safe and adequate around the property, with a 'dog walk' across the road. In the countryside, yet a few minutes drive to Wareham for shopping and interest visits. Many attractions in the area.

Reviewed by S 30th August 2019

Nice barn good location everything you want

Reviewed by A 23rd August 2019

A real home from home in a perfect location for exploring the area. Sto Away barn was clean and comfortable and with 5 of us and 2 dogs we never felt crowded. Will definitely be back !

Reviewed by Susan 5th July 2019

pros first. good location near wareham and easy to find. Clean and roomy. Cons: old lumpy mattresses, duvets too high a tog, boiling in the hot weather. Not enough crockery and cutlery, frying pans awful and worn. It was dark in the cottage and in the garden overshadowed by oak tree and high laurel hedge. outside table needs replacing. Dvd didnt woRead morerk. Garden esp the gravelled bit very overgrown. some noise from bypass near bye. Hide

Reviewed by C 7th June 2019

Perfect location for local amenities in Wareham,seaside at Swanage or Studland and many attractions close by. Ideal for a family holiday with outside space and car space too.

Reviewed by Mr I.K Bull 12th September 2018

Lovely cottage and meticulously clean and well presented. Outside areas need attention especially outside kitchen window the shrubs need pruning back. Gate latch requires repair.

Reviewed by Mrs J Hodgkins 31st August 2018

This property was ideal for the two of us with our three young grandchildren. It was safe and the layout suited us perfectly.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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