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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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    Cottage #6111562
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        Cottage #6850416
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          Cottage #1863323
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            Cottage #8080586
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              Cottage #1690667
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                Cottage #1868526
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                  Cottage #1690499
                    • 2 BR
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                    Cottage #1862449
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                      Cottage #8118087
                        Excellent! 4.4/5
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                        Apartment #6720384
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                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                          Apartment #6504470
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 2 BR
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                            Cottage #1410080
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              Apartment #8118158
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                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                Cottage #6505954
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                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #1881869
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                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                    • 5 BR
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                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #98957
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      • 2 BR
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                                      Apartment #8168248
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                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        House #8139509
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          • 2 BR
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                                          Cottage #6015701
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            Cottage #6502202
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                                              Apartment #6525775
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                House #420589
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  Apartment #6706595
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                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                    Cottage #8107544
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                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                      • 4 BR
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        Bungalow #8173070
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                                                          Caravan #6508649
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                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                            Cottage #8058419
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                                                              Bungalow #1776888
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                                                                Barn #6860108
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                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                  Cabin #8137487
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    Cottage #8099426
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      Apartment #1655969
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                        Apartment #8174284
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                                                                          Cottage #8144289
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                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                            House #8158262
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                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                              Cottage #1466979
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                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                Bungalow #6493927
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  House #451628
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                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                    Barn #6495225
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                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                      House #8059286
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                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                        Cottage #8071448
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                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                          House #82810
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                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                            Cottage #8130472
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                              Barn #8147360
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                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #8147626
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                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                  Bungalow #8172205
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                                                                    House #6067148
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                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1881869
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                                                                                                      A warm cosy base run by helpful owners

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      A good central base for Poole and the Purbecks
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      A lovely stay!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A lovely cottage with great facilities, everything we could need in the cottage. It was clean and warm with more than enough space for the four of us. Easy to find with parking and a nice pub opposite. Decent sized bedrooms and a lovely kitchen diner- it also has a wood burner which despite our initial excitement, we didn't us because it was too warm... ridiculously warm for march! Cottage is ideally placed close to the beach at mudeford, christchurch town has some good shopping (everything we needed for the weekend bought there). We loved hengistbury- a really beautiful spot and lots of parking available- a lovely way to spend the day! There are so many lovely places to go we will definitely be back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Great location, bungalow well equipped, had lovely treat in the fridge of bacon eggs tomatoes and mushrooms, very spacious. Would definitely recommend and book again. Thank you
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017