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California Barn
California Cottage
BH19 2RS
01929 425049
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California Barn lies in 11 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside situated only a few minutes from dramatic cliffs and the south west coast path with stunning sea views across to the Needles on the Isle of Wight

The safe sandy beach at Swanage is only a mile away and rocky coves a short drive away. 

Previously, the farm was home to quarry men from the local stone industry and the barn was used to shelter the quarry ponies and sheep. 

The Barn has been converted to holiday accommodation with an adjoining large studio/workshop.

A small campsite, lies in the meadows of California Cottage. Its size makes it suitable for hire by small groups such as scouts, schools, climbing/walker groups etc, it is only a couple of fields from the cliffs and the southwest coast path

The castle is within walking distance of California barn with the surrounding Durlston Country Park adjoining the meadows in which the barn lies. The country park is ideal for birdwatching and from its cliffs dolphins are regularly seen following the coastline. Pods of 6-8 dolphins are not unusual and volunteers are now keeping a record of sightings and can recognise specific individuals who regularly return to the area

Campsite/Caravan Park Details

Basic facilities
  • Toilet Block
  • Fire Pits
  • No shower facilities

Accommodation Types
  • Barn accommodation
  • Shepherds Huts

Pitch type
Grass Pitches

Pets - Dogs allowed
Rally Information Rallies welcome please contact us

Further afield

Jurassic Coast
Durlston National Nature Reserve
Corfe Castle
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Attractions & Places to Visit

Durlston Castle
Category: Attractions
Distance: 1.07 Miles
Corfe Castle
Category: Attractions
Distance: 4.36 Miles
Tourist Attraction Type: Castles and Forts
Compton Acres
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Distance: 7.29 Miles
Tourist Attraction Type: Gardens and Country Parks
Splashdown Poole
Category: Attractions
Distance: 9.74 Miles
Tourist Attraction Type: Theme Parks
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
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Distance: 10.01 Miles
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Monkey World
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Distance: 12.34 Miles
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Adventure Wonderland
Category: Attractions
Distance: 12.95 Miles
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The Tank Museum
Category: Attractions
Distance: 13.24 Miles

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