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Teresa

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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AMAZING CHURCH CONVERSION

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Wareham - The Tower

Church with tower. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Wifi, set in beautiful countryside

This unique property known as 'The Tower' is part of the beautifully converted Church of St Mary in East Stoke. Built in 1829 on the River Frome, it has easy access to the river for canoeing and is very close to all the major beaches of Dorset. 'The Tower' incorporates the front entrance to the original Church and a large proportion of the remainder. It retains many original features and is now a modern comfortable and unique home from home. It has a large lounge dining area with open plan kitchen on the ground floor, a wonderful lounge upstairs with a spiral staircase up to the bell tower. It has incredible views over the Purbeck hills and was featured on BBC's 'Escape to the Country' as the mystery property.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Teresa (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2012
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Guestbook comments from the manager

What a beautiful spot. Lovely conversion, fantastic views and so easy to get to most places in Dorset. We loved Monkey World which is 2 minutes up the road.
Dec 2011
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

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Amazing Church Conversion
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 23 reviews
business
Amazing Church Conversion
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p897133
+44 -7976284990
Wareham Purbeck
5

What a place!!!!!!

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at the Tower to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday with his two daughters, and grandchildren, there were nine of us altogether. What a fabulous place, really homely and cosy, really impressive. We had a fabulous weekend, the grandchildren loved it, really well equipped with everything you need, spotlessly clean and well kept. We all loved it and hope to go back one day.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi
I am so glad you had an enjoyable time at The Tower. Thank you for your lovely comments. Hope to see you in 2015 !
Thanks again
Teresa
business
Amazing Church Conversion
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p897133
+44 -7976284990
Wareham Purbeck
5

Lovely house, fascinating building and location

  • 5 out of 5
Very comfortable and roomy property with lots of interesting levels and features. Good location for exploring Dorset and lots of attractions relatively nearby, we tried clay pigeon shooting and horse riding and Monkey World. Lots of good pubs round about and Wareham was good for shopping and the Food auction of farmers produce is brilliant. Lovely Saxon walled town with good restaurants by the quay where you can take boat trips. You will love it.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lorraine
I am so glad your stay at The Tower was enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Teresa
business
Amazing Church Conversion
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p897133
+44 -7976284990
Wareham Purbeck
5

Fantastic

  • 5 out of 5
The Family had a fantastic time and a very well equipped Tower. Gordon and Teresa were brilliant at corresponding. We will definitely be returning. The Tower is well placed for things to do for both Adults and Children, Monkey World, Tank Museum, Dorchester amongst the places close by. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you soon, Teresa & Gordon
business
Amazing Church Conversion
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p897133
+44 -7976284990
Wareham Purbeck
4

Stunning, individual and homely

  • 4 out of 5
We booked The Tower for a girls weekend away and we had an incredible three days! It is the most unique building I have ever stayed in and I would recommend it to anyone who wants some time in the country.

The Tower is in a fantastic location, very near to Wareham and just a short drive to Corfe Castle, the beautiful Lulworth and the larger town of Poole. You definitely do need to have a car (or two) but that's true of most places in such a beautiful area.

The Tower itself had everything we needed - it was well facilitated towels, bedding and all the kitchen equipment you'd ever needed. We cooked a good number of great meals for the 7 of us! Bedrooms are very nicely furnished and the living spaces are gorgeous. For a church tower it is incredibly homely, warm and impeccably clean. The décor is modern and well styled and we had all the entertainment we needed with large TVs, radio, stereos and so forth. There is also a very good range of DVDs, CDs and books available to use.

It was a perfect base for us and we'd go back in an instant!!

Whilst we were there we went to the Watersports Academy at Sandbanks in Poole and did some sea kayaking. We also had dinner at the Morton's House Hotel in Corfe Castle which I would also recommend for a really nice evening meal in a beautiful village. Other than that, I'd advise doing a bit of exploring along the coast. Durdledoor and the other beaches close by are just stunning.

All in all it was a fantastic weekend and I'd like to thank Gordon for allowing us to stay in such a memorable place!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Glad you had such a fun time
business
Amazing Church Conversion
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p897133
+44 -7976284990
Wareham Purbeck
5

Really lovely and homely, had a great weekend :)

  • 5 out of 5
Completely agree with the other reviewers, a great and unique place to stay. We had a party of 8 (6 adults and 2 children) and the property worked really well as it is so spacious and well equipped. The owner was responsive to my many queries (sorry!) and the manager was very helpful. Would recommend and definitely like to stay again.
  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments we would love to see you back.
business
Amazing Church Conversion
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p897133
+44 -7976284990
Wareham Purbeck
5

Spacious country retreat with beautiful garden

  • 5 out of 5
A lovely comfortable property with enough space to spread out and chill out. Very comfortable beds and lots of kitchen equipment, chinaware and glasses etc. The garden is beautiful and peaceful. The property is close to great beaches and towns - we visited Thomas Hardy's house and the beautiful Athelhampton house with the most amazing garden. We had a great five days and look forward to returning to the Tower!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Ann I hope we will see you back another time

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bournemouth
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Stokeford Inn
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Poole
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Local Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Wareham / Wool
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Stokeford Inn
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lulworth Cove
Car: necessary

The Tower is located on the River Frome, within 2 miles of Dorset's stunning Jurassic coast. Close to the picturesque market town of Wareham, and a short drive away from Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester and Weymouth.

The famous tourist attractions of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, Corfe Castle and Studland are close by and easily accessible by car or bike. It is the ideal base for families with children with Monkey World, Steam Railway, ferry trips, fishing and miles of beaches within minutes. Just 2 hours from London Waterloo on the mainline rail service to Weymouth this is an ideal getaway weekend venue.

With beautiful views of the Purbeck Hills, and lovely walks along the River Frome this is a romantic and historic location deep in Hardy country. The church is the probable location for Tess of the Durbeville's marriage. The church was built in 1829 and retains many original features with much of the original stained glass retained, yet has the comfort and warmth of a recent conversion to the highest standards of modern luxury.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Wareham, Purbeck

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Winter
13 Sep 2014 - 13 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,050
 
 
Christmas
14 Dec 2014 - 7 Jan 2015
5 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 5 nights
From
£300
£2,000
 
 
Spring
8 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,050
 
 
Easter & Early Summer
1 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
£1,250
£4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Notes For longer periods than a week and for small parties, up to 4, discounts are available. Please contact Gordon direct to discuss.

For short booking or those outside normal swap over day please contact Teresa direct.

Any special requests for those romantic breaks or anniversaries (eg wine chocolates flowers etc) just let me know and I will be happy to arrange if possible.
30% on booking. Remainder due in full 1 month prior to arrival. If booking less than 1 month in advance payment in full is required.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Wareham in Purbeck

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wet room shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en suite to Master
  • Downstairs wetroom with power shower, basiin and toilet, heated towel rail Upstairs bathroom ensuite with large bath and shower attachment , basin and toilet, heated towel rail
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Lounge - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Master bedroom has Super King size bed and ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has Kingsize double bed Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds Lounge features small double sofa bed Travel cot available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large 40' TV with free view and DVD recorder in main lounge. Stereo with IPOD connection downstairs. Wireless internet connection. Telephone - free local and national calls

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