The small village of Harmans Cross can be found on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, England. It consists of charming homes and holiday homes, a Village Hall, and is easily accessible and connected to other areas of Swanage via a railway station. The village’s location is close to many points of interest, including Knoll Beach, Shell Bay, Kimmeridge Bay, and the Putlake Adventure Farm.
Harmans Cross Village Hall
Harmans Cross Village Hall mans Cross Village Hall provides a hub of entertainment and serves as an event venue within the community. Special events, including the Annual Field Day & Fayre in August, Stalls in the Hall with homemade products/antiques (held on the second Saturday of each month), Coffee Junction on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, different live music events, and popular movie nights that typically run on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. You can even use the venue for a spacious and beautiful wedding ceremony!
There are also arts & crafts groups and other clubs – Pins & Needles sowing and crafts are held on Mondays, art group is on Tuesdays, community choir is held on Wednesdays, a Life Drawing Group meets on Thursdays, and the U3A Patchwork & Quilting Club meets on alternating Thursdays.
Table Tennis is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cathy Newman hosts Yoga & Meditation classes on Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings, Thursday evenings, and Sunday mornings, with different time slots that can fit in with anyone’s busy schedule. You can also attend an informal church service from 6 to 7:30 pm on the 3rd Sunday of every month. The Village Hall offers a little bit of something for everyone, and many will be able to find multiple clubs and special events to attend here.
Harmans Cross railway station is located within the town, with steam trains linking the station to Corfe Castle and other popular areas of Swanage. Trains run every day from the beginning of April to late October, with operations limited to weekends from November to March.
Harmans Cross Holiday Rentals
We found several holiday homes listed as being for rent in the village; Hazelwood, which sleeps 6 and features an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna from £1330 per week, and Field House, which includes its own garden and sleeps up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms for a cheaper starting price of £583 per week are two of our favorite options. The Old Barn, a 5-bedroom house, the Purbeck Shepard Huts, a Victorian home, and many others are also available within the area. If you’re interested in visiting any area of Swanage, one of these holiday homes could provide a relaxing home away from home that is close to the railway for easy accessibility. If you’re looking to take up a more permanent residence in the area, there are also multiple homes for sale within Harmans Cross. Home prices in the area start around the £330,000 range, with some prices climbing to £500,000 or higher for the larger properties.