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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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                                                                                                      Wareham Holiday Cottages & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      very comfortable stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a lovely week in Dorset: *Very welcoming hosts; *Cottage is newly renovated to a high standard of finish and is spacious, clean and well-stocked with a lot of outdoor space. *Location is ideal with many attractions (beaches, castles, monkey world) only ~20 mins away!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      A lovely modern clean house

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We liked the house, it was very clean and included everything that was needed. One of the best we have stayed in for holidays. The double beds were comfortable, single ones were ok. I would have liked a wardrobe in the single bedroom or at least a hook on the back of the door. There is a paved garden with table and chairs and umbrella for sunny days and solar lights at night. It would have been even nicer with a few plants around, as it did look a little odd with none. Nice view of horses and golf course from the front bedroom. Despite a lot of houses around us it was very quiet all the time. The Wi-fi worked well no problems with it. I would recommend the house for a comfortable stay, there was plenty of room for all 4 of us. The forest is nearby and great for mountain biking and walking. The walk into Wareham town is about 15 minutes where there is a Sainsburys and Co-op and a few Pubs, all serve food. There is a very nice area down by the River where you can hire a boat if you wish. Monkey World is about 10 Minutes away and also The Tank Museum, both recommended for adults and kids. Corfe Castle is quite near as well. Corfe Castle is quite expensive to go in, so we made use of the Model Village instead! A very nice stay in a comfortable house, only problem the weather!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017