Find the best place to stay — Wareham

Where to stay around Wareham?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 655 holiday lettings near Wareham. From 241 apartments to 217 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Wareham is on HomeAway.

Can I rent apartments in Wareham?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 241 apartments in Wareham. Our other popular types of Wareham holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 217 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 151 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 15 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Wareham?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 26 holiday homes with pool available in Wareham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a Wareham country cottage your home away from home

    Wareham is a charismatic, romantic, and laid back historic market town in a sleepy hollow along the Dorset coast. HomeAway has an exciting showcase of beautiful holiday cottages in Wareham, and some can be found right along the beachfront and tucked away along the coastline. Luxurious, private, quiet and picture postcard perfect, the seaside town of Wareham is a popular holiday destination and is known as the Gateway to the Jurassic Coast. Quaint and comfortable cottages for two offer couples a blissful getaway destination, and sweeping manor houses with beds for 10 maybe more, are ideal for families and large groups travelling together. Beautifully preserved historic houses, charming country gardens, rugged sea views and stunning country manors offer guests everything modern creature comforts and a chance to really get away from it all in their holiday accommodation in Wareham.

    Things to do in Wareham

    Wareham is an exciting place to visit, with Thomas Hardy and Lawrence of Arabia once both living practically on the town’s doorstep. A vibrant history with evidence of roots going as far back as the Mesolithic Age, Wareham is the place to be.

    -The Rex Cinema is the one cinema in all of England where you can enjoy a movie and a glass of wine at the same time. Built in the late 1800s, and known as the Oddfellows Hall, it showcased concerts, banquets and theatre performances. It has been beautifully restored and improved since the actual cinema opened in 1920 – and is well worth a visit.

    -The Blue Pool and Tea House is a magnificent natural pool, that literally glows in changing shades of blue and turquoise due to the various clay and mineral deposits in the water. Surrounded by 25 acres of woodlands on the Purbeck Hills, there are many walking paths to pick from. There is a museum, a teddy bear collection and a lovely historic tea room.

    -Monkey World and Ape Rescue Centre is a one of a kind rehabilitation centre and is always popular with visitors who’ve chosen holiday cottages in Wareham. The crew at Monkey World work side by side with global governments in an aid to put a stop to illegal smuggling of primates from the wild to captivity. The resident primates have been rescued from abuse and smuggling and have been gently coaxed into returning to social living groups. Do not miss this one!

    -The Tank Museum is a unique collection of some 300 tanks and vehicles dating back to WWI. History buffs, youngsters and adults alike will love the interactive displays, activity trails, tank action displays and there is even a dress up and play area for kids. Super-informative, educational and entirely fascinating, even if you don’t like tanks.

    -Tyneham is a totally deserted village, that was evacuated in the 1940s, when the military took over the village for war training. Inhabitants were assured that they would be able to return, but they were not of course able to. Personal possessions, family photographs, homes, belongings and even the school set up complete with the children’s names remain as they were when the people left. Finally recognised as a heritage site, the homes and buildings are being restored to provide museums.

    The Weather in Wareham

    The weather in Wareham is mild and cool throughout the year and a holiday cottage in Wareham will have everything you need to curl up toasty and warm at night. Log fires, red wine, brisk walks, sunshine and fun are everything Wareham offers and more. Summer temperatures reach about 22C and winter drops down to 1, but not often below that. It can be wet in winter as is to be expected, but it just makes the coastline look that more beautiful.

    Travel to Wareham

    Getting to Wareham can be as simple as landing at Bournemouth International Airport 13 miles away and hiring a car. National Express operates a service to Wareham from London and the nearest mainline train station is at Weymouth. For driving to holiday homes in Wareham, the town lies on the A35.

    Attractions in and around Wareham

    First time in Wareham and looking for places to see? Some of the area's family-friendly attractions for travellers include Monkey World Ape Rescue Center, Knoll Gardens and Bennetts Water Gardens. Don't miss landmarks such as Corfe Castle and Clouds Hill. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Lulworth Cove Beach or experience the natural beauty of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Activities around the area include Poole Harbour, Sandbanks Ferry Terminal and Alum Chine Beach. To discover the region's top popular attractions, head to Brownsea Island, Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Beach during your stay. Also while in town, you can visit Weymouth Bay, Wareham Town Museum or Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum.