View towards the property
Comfortable lounge area with lovely views
Kitchen area
Kitchen area
Dining area
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
En-suite bedroom with doors leading to the balcony
En-suite bedroom with super king-size zip-and-link bed
En-suite shower room
Relax and enjoy the view from the south facing balcony
View of the Purbecks from the balcony
1 / 12  View towards the property
2 / 12  Comfortable lounge area with lovely views
3 / 12  Kitchen area
4 / 12  Kitchen area
5 / 12  Dining area
6 / 12  Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
7 / 12  Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
8 / 12  En-suite bedroom with doors leading to the balcony
9 / 12  En-suite bedroom with super king-size zip-and-link bed
10 / 12  En-suite shower room
11 / 12  Relax and enjoy the view from the south facing balcony
12 / 12  View of the Purbecks from the balcony

Quarr Barn Loft,

Poole (6mls NW ), Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 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
Property code: QUARL

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.

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 car port 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 which 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 surf boards, as well as carport parking.

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

  • 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

This property joined our collection in 2014 and is managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tara, 17th February 2020

Just stayed at this loft and must say we were very impressed. It was beautiful, warm comfortable and everything you could possibly need had been catered for. Definitely recommend .

Reviewed by Steven, 21st September 2019

lovely barn conversion in a quiet location but just 10 minutes drive to Poole. the cottage is ideal for two people, very clean and has rural views. there is a balcony to sit on and admire the countryside

Reviewed by Sandra, 14th September 2019

wonderful homely cottage,everything needed for a perfect stay location near to everything

Reviewed by Janet, 7th September 2019

Just ideal. Such a peaceful location. Very clean and comfortable. No hesitation in recommending it.

Reviewed by Stephen, 3rd August 2019

A lovely barn conversion where the holiday property is situated above, its a large size for a couple and the owners who are lovely and helpful accept dogs. There is open plan living, dining and kitchen, separate bedroom with patio doors to small balcony and an en-suite bathroom with large shower. The property has everything you need to enjoy your hRead moreoliday, its very clean, comfortable and relaxing. Hide

Reviewed by Steve, 13th July 2019

Very clean and comfortable. Friendly hosts available on site.

Reviewed by Alan, 29th June 2019

This holiday was perfect in every way for us because we wanted for nothing. Our hosts, Eve and Joe Puttick, were both friendly, helpful and charming, and nothing was too much trouble for them.

Reviewed by Lesley, 22nd June 2019

Lovely property, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The view over the garden was only beaten by the view from the other window of baby bunnies. Great location for visiting all sorts of places, museums, beaches and stately homes. We had a wonderful time.

Reviewed by Joanne, 25th May 2019

We had a very relaxed time from the moment we arrived. The accommodation was 10/10. Homemade goodies and milk were just what we needed to enjoy our first cup of tea. Our two CKCS's loved the surrounding area, especially Wareham Forest. The view of their gorgeous garden and the surrounding area made us feel like we were in heaven, the 'stairway to hRead moreeaven' in their garden said it all! We really didn't want to come home. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 27th April 2019

Combined Lounge/kitchen area. Comfortable leather furnishings; one x 3 seater, 1 x 2 seater and a single. Spacious lounge floor. Free view TV. Panoramic front and side views, outside balcony with 2 chairs and table off the bedroom. Luxury shower room/toilet. Large shower compartment. Extra King size (2 singles together). Parking off road in integraRead morel carport below accommodation . Hide

Reviewed by Marion, 13th April 2019

The accommodation was very good, the owners were very welcoming and it was very convenient for visiting places we had never seen in Dorset.

Reviewed by Hannah, 1st April 2019

A lovely stay, the cottage was well finished and the bed was incredibly comfortable. Parking available in the car port. Internet access was limited to internet searching and email checking, though we didn't miss streaming tv (something we would normally do on holiday), there was so much to do in the area, it's just a shame the weather was poor.

Reviewed by Pam, 23rd March 2019

Peaceful and beautiful area and yet not far to travel to other beauty spots. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday where you can away from the 'rat race' this is ideal.

Reviewed by Kim, 5th March 2019

Quarr Barn Loft is without doubt a lovely place to stay, set in beautiful surroundings. It has everything that you need to make your stay enjoyable and the views are unbeatable. We would definately have no hesitation in returning.

Reviewed by Hazel, 22nd December 2018

This is an excellent choice for 2 people and we had a good Christmas week there and there was plenty of space to relax. we even cooked a turkey dinner with all trimmings with no problem. The owners were very helpful re the heating system and locking/security. It is very private and overlooks fields where deer roam. In drier weather there are walks Read morefrom the door. There is something for everyone only a short car drive away. we would go again Hide

Reviewed by Richard, 29th September 2018

A very attractive and well-equipped loft conversion, in fact an architectural gem with attractive beams, tiled dormers and a lovely roof terrace from which to enjoy the view. A super quiet location but with in easy reach of Dorset's many attractions - Dorchester, Weymouth, Poole, Swanage and Bournemouth. We loved every minute of our 2 week stay at Read moreQuarr Barn Loft. Hide

Reviewed by John, 8th September 2018

A very clean well equipped barn loft ideal to explore the Dorset coast

Reviewed by Jennifer, 7th July 2018

Beautiful accommodation with everything you need. Great local food at good prices. So close to the coast and great choice of places to go and see. Absolutely nothing I would change. Was sceptical about this area as have been to amazing places in Devon and Cornwall but was not disappointed.

Reviewed by Angela, 30th June 2018

Ideal central location for Swanage, Wareham, Weymouth and only short journey to Poole. Lovely quiet and peaceful but not cut off, local shop just in village. Dog friendly local pub with good food. Quarr Barn good size with excellent views from outside balcony and well equipped. Jo and Eve very friendly and helpful. We both enjoyed being there alongRead more with our 15 month Cockerpoo, although upstairs worked great for us. Hide

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