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Spacious, cosy, luxurious barn, peaceful location, semi-rural/beach location.

Bedrooms 4
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

4 beds, 2 en-suites and master bathroom, sleeps 8/10. Dogs and children welcome

A newly refurbished (with love) barn in a beautiful semi-rural setting in the 'village of Throop'. The Barn was built in the late 1700's/ early 1800's as a malthouse, an outbuilding for the neighbouring Stour View, a late Georgian House built in 1790.

The malthouse was used to make ships biscuits in the latter 1800's and as a shooting range for a local rifle club in the mid 20th century. It was converted into three residential dwellings in the early 1990's.

It has the added bonus of its proximity to Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and the New Forest and is a short drive from the miles of award winning sandy Bournemouth beaches. There is also Castle Point, a very popular shopping centre that is 2 mins drive away and has many of the major shops plus restaurants and coffee shops. However if you require peace and quiet, the most you will hear in this cottage is the happy neigh of the horse in the field opposite (my children have named him Alfie). There is a lovely walk from the front door and fishing can also be arranged. I welcome your dogs (we have 2) and your children, if there is anything I haven't provided (our children are older and we've forgotten) then just shout. I've based this cottage on our many happy stays elsewhere and hope that I've re-created that for you. The Old Barn consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 doubles with en-suites and 2 singles with a master bathroom.

Downstairs there is a large kitchen with range cooker, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, island, sofa, refectory table and a digital radio. There is also a downstairs toilet. The large lounge has ample seating, a woodburner, T.V, DVD player, B&O bluetooth speaker and Amazon Fire Stick. There's also the 'Boot Room' to hang your wet coats and to dry boots where you'll find the tumble dryer. Please don't hesitate to enquire with any request that might make you stay easier.

Parking is available immediately in front of the house and there is also a space to the rear. I can also offer the use of the garage for storage of bikes etc, please enquire.

There is a popular pub a 15 min walk away.

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Claire Hughes
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Claire Hughes

There's 4 of us, myself and my 3 children (plus the dogs, Molly and Stan) and we love cottage holidays with dogs incorporating long walks, pub lunches and family evenings. We hope that The Old Barn can give you the same

Claire Hughes purchased this barn in 2015

Why Claire Hughes chose Bournemouth

I fell in love with The Old Barn and plan to retire there! It has the best of everything, a rural setting on the edge of 2 towns and The New Forest, its incredibly picturesque, quiet and homely.

What makes this barn unique

The juxta position of it's location, feeling like you're in the heart of the country yet on the edge of 3 towns, New Forest and beaches. We've provided everything you and you children could need, travel cot, moses basket, steriliser, bottle warmer, high chair and if you've brought your pooch, there's dog bowls, dog towels and treats!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Bournemouth in Christchurch District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom with roll top bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , en-suite shower room
  • Both double bedrooms have hairdryers, straighteners and an Amazon Echo.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Spacious, cosy, luxurious barn, peaceful location, semi-rural/beach location.
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

Stunning house

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property, great location. What a find

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well equipped home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Just on our way back home after a really lovely stay at the Old Barn. Claire was a fantastic host, answering any queries we had prior to our stay and even leaving a bottle of wine for our arrival. The house is the best equipped house we have ever stayed in - from plastic cutlery for the kids, to a travel cot and high chair and plenty of kitchen and cooking utensils, plus Netflix! The photographs do not do the place justice - beautifully decorated and huge! We went with another 4 person family and there was plenty of space for all of us. Lots of seating in the lounge area and great access to shops and attractions locally. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family wedding

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Claire for the use of your delightful house. We had an amazing time, the Old Barn was perfect for our needs. Side note however the downstairs loo door needs adjustment it is very difficult to close. Other than that it was wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lovely old barn, lots of room for the whole family (8) and two dogs .

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property, wish that our stay was for longer 4 days not enough.

Claire was great thanks for sorting the Tv at such short notice.

Lovely walks with our dogs and shopping really near.

The barn had everything we need for our stay from hair dryers to irons which we did use. We will be staying there again when visiting family in Bournemouth.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girls weekend away

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything you could need, totally fantastic weekend away with the girls

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely looking, cosy barn house.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely 3 night stay here. We would definitely come back in the summer time as there is a lovely beach near by. We loved the cosy nights in sitting by the log burner.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
4.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Broadway
Nearest Ferry
8.2 Miles
Nearest Train
2.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4.9 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Bournemouth, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
26 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb Half Term 2019
15 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 19
5 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Pet Fee £25

Changeover day:

Changeover day is Friday. Guests are asked to vacate by 11am and arrival is after 4pm.


A deposit of 1/3rd of the holiday cost is payable and non-refundable.

A damage deposit of £250 in the event of a cancellation is refundable.

Guests cancelling up to 4 weeks before the start of the holiday will receive a refund of 50% of the balance payment.

Guests cancelling up to 2 weeks before the start of the holiday will receive a 25% of the balance payment.

Towels and Linen:

Towels and linen are included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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