Quarr Barn Loft
Located in Poole, Dorset
First-floor barn conversion property enjoying a village location in East Dorset, within easy reach of the county s famous coastline, just a short drive from Bournemouth and Poole.
- Sleeps: 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 2
This property is located in the village of Lytchett Matravers in East Dorset, within walking distance (1.5 miles) of the village pubs and shops. Just six miles south-east of the property is the coastal town of Poole, which has no less than five beaches, including the long, sandy, well-kept beach at Sandbanks, from which it is possible to catch the chain ferry across to the National Trust reserve at Studland Bay. Located within Poole Harbour, and easily accessible by a regular boat service is the quiet, traffic-free Brownsea Island. Famed for its connections to the Scouting movement, and known for its abundance of wildlife, including rare red squirrels, a day trip to the island is a must-do for visitors to the area.
A set of stairs brings guests staying at this property from the carport to the front door of the first-floor apartment. There are exposed beams throughout the property and, due to its location in the eaves of the barn conversion, there are sloping ceilings and some reduced head height, but most visitors find this only adds to the charm. The main living space is an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner with windows on all sides which flood the room with light. The lounge area has two recliner armchairs and a 2 seat reclining sofa which allow guests to relax comfortably in front of the TV/DVD, as well as to enjoy the superb sunsets from the panoramic window. There is also a selection of books and games provided here for guests use. The dining area has an oak table and chairs, beyond which the kitchen area is well equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. The property has one bedroom, a super king-size room which can be made up as a twin on request, thanks to the zip and link beds. The room benefits from an en suite shower room with WC, as well as patio doors that open onto the balcony.
The property’s south-facing balcony, which has a table and chairs, is a great space for enjoying quiet drinks in the evening whilst admiring the views to the nearby Purbeck Hills. There is storage available for outdoor equipment such as bikes and surfboards, as well as carport parking.
- First-floor apartment sleeping two
- Occupies the top floor of a delightful barn conversion
- Ideal couple’s retreat
- Private balcony with views over the Purbeck Hills
- Village location within walking distance of the village shop and pub
- Situated just six miles from the harbour town of Poole
- 1 super king-size bedroom (can be made up as a twin on request)
- Shower room with shower and WC
- TV/DVD Wi-Fi included
- Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
- Electric and heating included
- 1 dog welcome, 2 small dogs by arrangement
- Dogs to be over the age of 2
- Carport parking
- Pub and shop within walking distance, beach 10 miles
Poole is a large, pretty town, with so much to offer. It has a beautiful natural harbour that is the largest natural harbour in Europe. Across from Poole harbour is Brownsea Island. This is a Nature Reserve owned by the National Trust, with the north side of the Island managed by the Dorset Wildlife Trust. Only a small population lives on the island itself. The island has a castle a gift shop, a cafe, and an outdoor centre - you could be lucky enough to see one of the native red squirrels. The town has a vast number of shops, a shopping centre, supermarkets, a choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs.
Poole has four beaches (five if you include Sandbanks) that have won more Blue Flag awards than any other UK resort. The soft, golden sands are cleaned and raked every day of the year. Shore Road beach offers a gently sloping beach and safe, clean water. There is a launch zone for kitesurfers and windsurfers here. Canford Cliffs beach is a tranquil area with a steep, sandy cliff that is a haven for wildlife and is a great beach to relax on. Branksome Beach allows pets all year round. There is also a sandy harbour beach to visit at the nearby village of Hamworthy.
Summer Breeze on the Quay is a free music and firework event every Thursday in late July and August. Plus, every Friday evening is the Quay for my Car event that has a different theme each week, from Beetles to American muscle cars. Grooves on the Green is an annual music event in Parkstone, Poole with 2 music stages and entertainment. In addition, in the middle of June come and enjoy Paye Day, Poole's annual pirate day including the infamous Pirate Parade. Tower Park is a waterpark and swimming pool, cinema, bowling, soft play and bingo under one roof, making it a great visit for all the family all year round.