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Fantastic views from this rural country house close to the sea at Lulworth Cove

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Far from The Madding Crowd yet close to the spectacular Jurassic Coast Lulworth

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Pink House is nestled in the village of East Lulworth, just a stone's throw from historic Lulworth Castle & Country Park and only 3 miles from the sea at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.

This spectacular Jurassic Coastline, now declared a World Heritage Site, is accessible via footpaths from the house and here you can enjoy coastal walks, swimming, snorkeling, picnics, fishing, kayaking, photography, or just lazing on the beach with friends and family.

The Pink House is a post war semi detached property, previously owned by The Weld Family Estate, with uninterrupted views to the front. Inside the house is homely and comfortable with an open plan lounge/dining area, wood burning stove as well as cosy underfloor heating and modern essentials such as WiFi, smart TV, etc.

French double doors (from the dining area) open directly onto the paved patio which leads up to the garden with outdoor seating, lawn/play area, fruit trees, flowers, BBQ and herbs for cooking. Adjacent to the lounge is a snug/study area with another wood burning stove, double sofa bed, well stocked library of vintage paperbacks, local guidebooks and walking/touring maps of Dorset.

The country style kitchen with garden views has been updated to include slate quarry tiles, underfloor heating, fitted kitchen, oven, hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

Upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms with good sized double beds and quality mattresses, as well as pure cotton sheets, feather duvets and pillows.

The bathroom has a recently installed walk in shower, bath, vanity sink unit and WC.

There is also a 2nd separate toilet which is adjacent to the main bathroom.

Throughout the house there are many personal touches including handmade mosaic mirrors, beachcomber mobiles of driftwood and glass and other memorabilia collected from our travels.

If you are a family seeking a hideaway holiday, an active group of friends eager to explore, a wedding party celebrating at nearby Lulworth Castle or just interested in discovering the delights of Thomas Hardy's Dorset then the Pink House is the perfect place to come and stay in a country setting close by the sea.

Amenities include off-road parking for 2 cars.

Pure cotton bed linen, bathroom towels, electricity, WiFi and central heating included.

There is a full sized cot with mattress and high chair.

Responsible pet owners and their well behaved dogs (minimum age 12 months) are welcome although, unfortunately, we cannot accept guests with cats.

Maximum of 2 adult dogs only.

As a courtesy to other guests there is no smoking policy within the house

In nearby Wareham, Wool or Lulworth you can sample Dorset specialties at the weekly farmers markets, pick your own at the organic farm shop - which also sells top quality regional produce, buy locally caught fresh fish, try a range of tasty goods at the well stocked delicatessen and health food stores or discover Purbeck arts & crafts from around the area.

If you don't want to drive the Weld Arms Pub, Tea Rooms and Lulworth Equestrian Centre are all within easy walking distance.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms + 1 double sofa bed

Nearest beach Lulworth Cove 5 km

Will consider Short breaks (3+ days)

Access Car advised

Nearest Amenities 5 km

Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth 35 km, Nearest railway: Wool 5 km

Family friendly Great for children of all ages

Notes Pets (maximum 2 adult dogs) welcome , No puppies, no cats. No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities include

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player

General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available

Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron

Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine

Rooms 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with WC + 1 separate WC

Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8

Other Linen provided, Towels provided

Outdoors Private garden, BBQ

Access Parking

More Details

Deborah Frances
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Deborah Frances

artistic and creative couple - interested in film, photography, travel, hiking and making our home your holiday 'home from home' so that you too can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Dorset in this lovely rural setting close to the sea at Lulworth

Why Deborah Frances chose Wareham

the views from the front and the back of the house are just spectacular!! Also being so close to Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and the beautiful beaches of the Jurassic Coast is awesome :-)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Wareham in Dorset

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum of 2 dogs (minimum age 12 months) per booking. Sorry no puppies or cats allowed.
  • Off road parking for 2 cars only available on site
  • Maximum party size at the property must not be exceeded. Any breach of this condition will result immediate expulsion with no compensation
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Fantastic views from this rural country house close to the sea at Lulworth Cove
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Very enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Pink House. It was very comfortable and well equipped. Our only thoughts were that it would have suited us even better if there were 2 single beds in one of the rooms instead of all doubles, because of children.

Although we had 2 cars, the parking was not a problem

The situation was great for exploring the beautiful area and we were blessed with glorious weather.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and so glad you and your family all enjoyed your stay at The Pink House and visiting this most beautiful part of Dorset
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Lovely base to explore the beautiful region

  • 5 of 5

The location is great, so close to the Lulworth Cove, the Durdle Door, and many walking paths to explore the coastline...

The house has everything you need and the garden is very nice and well maintained.

We highly recommend the place!

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanx Julien for such a positive review - so glad you all enjoyed your holiday discovering this most beautiful part of the Dorset coast. Welcome back anytime :-)
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Family weekend retreat

  • 4 of 5

We were a family of 7 adults, looking for time away together. This area holds a lot of childhood memories and as we all live and work in London, we loved being in an area where the scenery is fantastic and the walking opportunities, abundant. The house was very clean, cozy and comfortable and well equipped for our stay. A cross between a cottage feel and modern design, particularly the kitchen and bathroom. The area is quiet and beautiful but very convenient for all the local 'sights', although you do need a car. The TV is small but as we are a board game playing family this was not an issue for us. The space was just about fine for us but for 8 adults it would not have been big enough. The fact that it only has one bathroom (although there is 2 toilets) was managed by good planning and time management but it did mean that we did not get out in a hurry, which actually suited us fine for the weekend. We would visit again in a heart beat.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Debbie for a lovely detailed review and happy to welcome you all back to this beautiful area of Dorset anytime!
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

If you love Hardy country you will enjoy your stay at The Pink House. It is a very nice house, warm and cosy – and ideally situated for viewing the delights of Lulworth Cove, Durdle Dor, Swanage, the lovely town of Wareham, and so much more.

We stayed as a family – six adults and two babies – and everyone enjoyed their experience of the house and the area so much that they are all keen to visit again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Terry for a great review and delighted that you and the family all enjoyed your winter stay at the house in the heart of Hardy country. Welcome back for a Dorset re-visit anytime.
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Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful quiet rural setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well equipped cosy cottage with everything you could possibly need in a rental. It’s a great size for 6 people, well taken care of and furnished and in a beautiful location. A car is necessary to stay here as there are no walkable shops. Would highly recommend to anyone who loves walking & countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Liz for a super review and so glad you and your family all enjoyed your Christmas break at The Pink House. Hope to welcome you all back again soon :-)
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extremly clean and well equipped close to beaches

  • 4 of 5

When we arrived it was really nice to find a holiday rental so clean and tidy with a great welcome pack. We stay away about 6 to 8 times a year, your property was one of the best we have stayed in, being well

Peter and Moira Chalk

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Peter and Moira - we are thrilled that you found us one of the best places you've visited. Come back with the family any time :-)
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
Car: recommended

The Pink House is close to Lulworth Castle and Country Park which the Weld Family Estate have owned since the 17th Century. Today they still manage and maintain it as open to the public and every August it hosts the family music festival that is Camp Bestival.

Just two miles from the sea at Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and the beautiful beaches of Purbeck there is much to discover, explore and enjoy.

Lulworth Cove is the jewel in the crown of the Jurassic Coast and an absolute must for visitors to Dorset. Granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2001 this unique chalk and limestone cove is one of the finest examples in the world of such a landform and is framed by the Purbeck hills of Hambury Tout and the magnificent natural arch at Durdle Door. The area is a magnet for geologists and geographers including The Fossil Forest where petrified tree remains. dating back to the Dinosaur Age, can still be seen.

Lulworth Cove has a fresh fish shop selling the local catch every day in summer and all weekends throughout the year. The blue flag beaches and superb coastal walking along the Purbecks are linked to footpaths leading directly from The Pink House and take you east to Lulworth, Osmington, Ringstead and Weymouth or west to Kimmeridge. Dancing Ledge and Swanage.

Kimmeridge Bay is a popular surfing and walking destination. A Ramblers' poll voted the Jurassic journey along the clifftops from Kimmeridge to Durdle Door as the best walk in Britain! It has also provided the majority of Kimmeridge Clay fossils, including a very impressive marine crocodile, on display in the Heritage Centre at Lulworth Cove.

For shopping and supplies Wool has a traditional family bakery, local shops and weekly W.I. market.

Nearby Wareham is an old walled Saxon town, built by on the banks of the River Frome by Alfred the Great in the 9th century and bordered by Wareham Forest and the Dorset Downs. There is a traditional farmers market every Thursday and Saturday and a number of cafes and eateries in the town and quayside. There is a train station, a County Library, a good delicatessen, health food shops, greengrocers , bakeries and a couple of supermarkets.

In the summer there is a music festival and an annual carnival which take place down by the quay complete with parades and fireworks.

For film buffs you can step back in time at The Rex Cinema, still lit with original gas lamps, and one of the few cinemas in the country where you can buy a drink from the bar and take it in with you to watch the film.

Kept going by enthusiastic volunteers, the Rex is the flagship of the Purbeck Film Festival which is the longest running rural film festival in the UK.

The charming coastal village of Studland, situated roughly halfway between Sandbanks and Swanage, is famous for its beaches, pretty thatched cottages and nature reserve. There are 4 km of golden beaches along Studland Bay, backed by sand dunes and heathland. The Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve has been a haven for birds and other wildlife since 1946, home to all six native species of reptile and is also one of the best places in the UK to see the Dartford Warbler. In the bay itself two species of seahorse have been discovered in the seagrass beds at the southern end of the beach. Chalk grasslands leading from the village along the coastal path to Old Harry Rocks are studded with rare orchids and abound in insects such as the delicate chalk blue butterfly and the elusive and endangered Lulworth Skipper. There is a delightful little church dating back to Norman times which is still in use today. Studland is the ideal choice for a family day excursion, walking, horse riding or simply enjoying the seaside.

From Studland you can also take the chain ferry across Poole Harbour to Sandbanks, affectionately known as 'Britain's Palm Beach', or onto Poole and Bournemouth.

Accessible by ferry or private boat Brownsea Island is owned and managed by the National Trust and in 1907 played host to the very first Boy Scout movement camp. In 2007 boy scouts and girl guides from over 160 countries gathered here as the focus of worldwide celebrations marking the centenary of the movement. The island has a visitor centre and museum in addition to an outdoor centre and trading post shop at the Scout Camp. It is one of the few places in Southern England with a thriving population of red squirrels because grey squirrels have never been introduced and Sika deer are present in large numbers. You can also see avocets, terns, herons, egrets and even peacocks which wander freely around the grounds.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Wareham, Dorset

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early September 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September 2018
17 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October 2018
28 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2018/New Year 2019
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Camp Bestival 2019
26 Jul 2019 - 1 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Bestival 2019
2 Aug 2019 - 8 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £0

Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion

All the rates are inclusive, there are no additional costs.

We regret that as the Owners we cannot, in the unlikely event of any loss or damage to the Hirers' possessions or motor car whilst at the property, accept any liability whatsoever and advise you be covered by your own insurance.

The Hirer agrees to take care of the property and contents: it must be left in a clean and tidy condition, linen must be taken care of and towels not removed from the cottage.
House bins must be emptied at the end of your stay and all rubbish and recycling left in the appropriate containers outside the property.

As a courtesy to other guests smoking is not allowed anywhere in the house but you are free to smoke in the garden and outside areas.

Responsible pet owners and their well behaved dogs are welcome although, unfortunately, we cannot accept guests with cats.
A maximum of 2 dogs are permitted per booking. They must be well behaved and, out of consideration for your animals and our neighbours, never left unattended in the house.
They are not permitted on furniture or in bedrooms and should be wormed and treated for fleas before arrival at the house.
Dogs walked, locally must be kept under close control and all pet owners must ensure they clean up any mess made by their animals in the house or gardens.
In wet weather we ask that you bring your own pet towels and ensure that, after being outside, your dog is toweled dried and muddy paws are cleaned before entering the house.
There are porches front and back for you to be able to do this :-)

Off road parking for 2 cars only available on site
Maximum party size at the property must not be exceeded.
Any breach of this condition will result in admission being refused or immediate expulsion without compensation for lost rent.
Please respect our house and enjoy you stay there - leave it as you find it and for others to enjoy - Thank You

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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