Far from The Madding Crowd yet close to the spectacular Jurassic Coast Lulworth
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 :-)
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We were 5 adults and a baby, the pink house was absolutely perfect for what we were looking for. Very quiet rural location, but lots to do in the surrounding areas and some beautiful coastlines.
lovely location and beautiful house to stay in . With a very well equipped kitchen
Home from home welcoming setting safe garden for dogs . And having a BBQ was great .
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.
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
Lovely base to explore the beautiful region
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!
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 :-)
Family weekend retreat
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.
Thanks Debbie for a lovely detailed review and happy to welcome you all back to this beautiful area of Dorset anytime!
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.
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.
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.