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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.

    Excellent! 4.6/5
    (17 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #6111562
    17
    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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      • 5 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 10
      House #8087532
      2
      Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
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        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #8118087
        1
        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Cottage #6850416
            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #1863323
            1
              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              House #6015723
              2
              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 4 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                House #1988248
                Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #1690667
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #1690499
                      • 3 BR
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Cottage #1868526
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (7 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #8129189
                        7
                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (4 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #8153532
                          4
                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #1862449
                              • 4 BR
                              • Separate Toilets
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Cottage #8080586
                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                (12 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 3
                                Apartment #6720384
                                12
                                Viewed 101 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (18 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Apartment #8118158
                                  18
                                  Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                    (18 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Cottage #8107544
                                    18
                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (33 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Separate Toilets
                                      • Sleeps 9
                                      House #8139509
                                      33
                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Good! 3.9/5
                                        (18 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1881869
                                        18
                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                          (13 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #6504470
                                          13
                                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (20 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #8058419
                                            20
                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                              (10 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Barn #6860108
                                              10
                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (30 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                House #420589
                                                30
                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (45 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #1410080
                                                  45
                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (21 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Cottage #6015701
                                                    21
                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (33 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Cottage #8099426
                                                      33
                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (9 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #6502202
                                                        9
                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (23 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Bungalow #8173070
                                                          23
                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            House #8163848
                                                            9
                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (34 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Apartment #8168248
                                                              34
                                                              Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (41 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Barn #8147360
                                                                41
                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #6525775
                                                                  11
                                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (28 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #8147626
                                                                    28
                                                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (10 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Cabin #8137487
                                                                      10
                                                                      Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                        (21 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #58185
                                                                        21
                                                                        Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Good! 3.8/5
                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1881869
                                                                          5
                                                                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (14 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Cottage #6505954
                                                                            14
                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (15 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #8071448
                                                                              15
                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (25 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Apartment #8174284
                                                                                25
                                                                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (10 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #1655969
                                                                                  10
                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (17 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    House #8059286
                                                                                    17
                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (9 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Caravan #6508649
                                                                                      9
                                                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (4 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #6771678
                                                                                        4
                                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                                                          House #6898900
                                                                                          2
                                                                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (24 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #8130472
                                                                                            24
                                                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (25 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              House #8158262
                                                                                              25
                                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Bungalow #6493927
                                                                                                8
                                                                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (15 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Bungalow #1776888
                                                                                                  15
                                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (17 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Barn #6495225
                                                                                                    17
                                                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (15 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Cottage #6902298
                                                                                                      15
                                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Superb cottage in ideal location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Tanners provided everything we could have asked for in a holiday cottage - and some much appreciated local produce in the fridge when we arrived. Owner Kathy Jones was very helpful. The location, within walking distance of the shops, markets and riverside facilities at Wareham, was ideal for walks along the River Frome, trips to the stunning Purbeck coast (Lulworth, Kimmeridge, Swanage), Corfe Castle, RSPB reserve at Arne, Brownsea Island, steam trains on the Swanage Railway, ... - too much to do in one week!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Stunning but at the same time home from home.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This house has the wow factor but from the outset it feels like home. Everything possible is provided, the children's huge toy cupboard was especially popular with our two small grandchildren. Anna is particularly attentive making sure you have everything you need and most importantly enjoying her home as much as she and her family obviously do. A lovely happy place to take a break.Enjoy.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017