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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.

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                                                                                                  Cosy and comfortable flat, highly recommend

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  The flat had a homely feel in a good location to explore Dorset and good value for money. It was well equipped and even stocked with tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter etc when we visited. The owners were very welcoming and accommodating, we would recommend staying here.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                  Another wonderful stay

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  My husband and I have stayed at this property a few times over the last 2 years and it now feels like our 2nd home. We cannot fault it so will return to it for years to come (just hope Penny and Mark havent any plans to sell it ! Lol) My in laws came with us this time and they loved it. The house is well equipped with 2 good size bedrooms both with very comfortable king size beds. The 3rd bedroom has 2 single beds in it which I use as a dressing room lol. The weather was kind to us this week so my mother in law and I enjoyed sitting in the back garden or on the balcony drinking a cuppa while watching the boats go by. My hubby and father in law made good use of SKY TV! The house is in a great location with superb views and you can get to many places within 30 minutes drive such as Sandbanks, Studland, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Swanage and Wareham. After having some lovely daily walks with our dog, its great to leave the car on the drive and take a leisurely walk into Poole in the evening to have a bite to eat. There are many dog friendly pubs that serve food but our favourite is The Crown Hotel where they have an excellent menu and the food is just fab. The staff are very friendly and always make a fuss of Molly, our cocker spaniel, and give her a treat. We were all very sad to leave but will be back again. Thanks again for a wonderful time. Elaine Maxfield
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2016
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                                                                                                  Beautiful property, great customer service and a central location

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                                                                                                  We stayed in this property for a short break with our 9 month year old daughter. From the moment we booked the property the owners were really helpful in offering to provide a high chair for our daughter and suggesting local restaurants which were child friendly. On the day we checked in they emailed to say the property was going to be ready early for us and they were easily contactable throughout our stay if we had any queries. As pictured and described in the listing, the property is very clean and has been finished to an excellent standard with all amenities thought of and provided for. It is a central location and close to local shops, bars, mini markets and restaurants. We also took a few trips to Sandbanks and Studland which were a short drive away however, there is also a ferry 50 meters away from the property that goes to Sandbanks if preferred. I would definitely recommend this property to my friends and family and we would stay her again ourselves. We did not need one as our daughter was not mobile however, if you are staying with small children I would suggest asking the owners for a stair gate or taking your own due to the lounge being on the top floor.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016