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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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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #1410080
    35
    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.6/5
      (11 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #6111562
      11
      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Separate Toilets
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #8115768
        1 Review
        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #1690499
            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #1690667
              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Cottage #6850416
                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #1863323
                  • 2 BR
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #1862449
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (15 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #1902685
                    15
                    Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 5 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 9
                      House #6898900
                      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Apartment #6503435
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                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #6736385
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Apartment #6846256
                            1 Review
                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              House #8152483
                              4
                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Chalet #8052875
                                3
                                Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                  (7 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Caravan #6508649
                                  7
                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #8137866
                                    3
                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                      (18 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Apartment #8174284
                                      18
                                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (21 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #8130472
                                        21
                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Cottage #1966535
                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            House #8173375
                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (20 reviews)
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                                              • 6 BR
                                              • 6 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 12
                                              House #497859
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                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                • 6 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 11
                                                House #8138458
                                                6
                                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                  Cottage #1856727
                                                  6
                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                    House #1899674
                                                    3
                                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Barn #6495225
                                                      12
                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        House #6771678
                                                        2 Reviews
                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (9 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #8058419
                                                          9
                                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (14 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Apartment #8118158
                                                            14
                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (16 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #8144289
                                                              16
                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Cottage #8139114
                                                                6
                                                                  Good! 3.9/5
                                                                  (15 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #1881869
                                                                  15
                                                                  Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1881869
                                                                    2 Reviews
                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Cottage #6814635
                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                        (30 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #1466979
                                                                        30
                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                          (21 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                          Bungalow #8172205
                                                                          21
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Apartment #6778055
                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Cabin #8137487
                                                                              7
                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (21 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Apartment #8168248
                                                                                21
                                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Cottage #6505954
                                                                                  8
                                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #8161865
                                                                                    6
                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Apartment #1874019
                                                                                      15
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Mobile Home #6878678
                                                                                        1 Review
                                                                                        Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Apartment #8125215
                                                                                          1 Review
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #6502202
                                                                                            9
                                                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Barn #6860108
                                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (12 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Bungalow #8173070
                                                                                                12
                                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                  (53 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #98957
                                                                                                  53
                                                                                                  Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Apartment #8143003
                                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Perfect Cottage in a Great Location!!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We loved our stay at this cottage. It had everything you needed and was decorated beautifully. The location was great with many lovely walks and amenities within a short walk. This is a beautiful part of the country to explore in a fantastic cottage. Chris was very helpful with our booking and answered all our questions very quickly. We are hoping to return next year.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                    Beautiful Barn in fantastic location

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We were all extremely impressed with the Barn - it was well equipped with lots of extras facilities that you wouldn't normally expect, and lovely touches such as flowers and mulled wine waiting for us. We loved spending time in the very large kitchen/diner and enjoyed the dog walks close by. We were a group of 7 adults, 1 child and 3 dogs and the Barn still felt extremely spacious. We were staying at the Barn as we were attending a family wedding in Mudeford and didn't want to stay in a hotel, as we were looking for home comforts as we had our elderly Mother with us - we could not have chosen better. Claire was very flexible with our arrival and check out times, which was really helpful. We are looking forward to visiting the Barn again and having time to explore the area. Thank you Claire for a wonderful stay.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                    Excellent!!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Just got back from an amazing weekend at this fantastic cottage. The cottage was really clean and cosy. Well equipped. It's within easy reach of local towns and attractions. Highly recommend this property to anybody wanting a nice quiet location and property with lots of character. Loved it!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2016