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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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                                                                                                  Excellent property

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                                                                                                  Lovely property, good central location, nicely furnished and very clean. Everything you need is included in the property. Would recommend.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                  Perfect holiday home!

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                                                                                                  We have been holidaying in Poole/Sandbanks for around 20 years, and this is by far the best accommodation that we have stayed in. The location of the house is perfect. Within minutes of all the activities Poole Quay had to offer, yet still very quiet and peaceful. The cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable. The lounge/dining/kitchen area downstairs is very homely and comfortable. The bedrooms are very comfortable, with the study/3rd bedroom very comfortable for our two children to share. The roof terrace is lovely and peaceful on a warm summer evening, and the back garden/terrace is perfect for a BBQ. We will definitely want to book again! Mark and Penny are lovely hosts and so considerate to take the time to pop by to ensure we were happy and enjoying our holiday! Thank you so much for a lovely holiday. Anna, Matthew, Noah and Darcey Poole; and Sue Pickering.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                  Amazing property with stunning views

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                                                                                                  This was our first visit to Poole in Dorset and we were very impressed. Poole is a beautiful location with the Sandbanks beaches, the Poole Quay and a magnificent harbour. The apartment is fantastic, very clean and presentable when we arrived, the owner Ruth welcomed us and nothing was too much trouble. The underground parking was an added bonus. The location of the apartment is right next to a fantastic park which also has an outdoor paddling pool, there is a activity centre on the park and both my children had a go at paddle boarding. We will definitely be returning to Poole and to the same apartment. Roll on next summer!
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                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016