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Newly renovated Grade 11 listed cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Newly renovated 2 bedroom 2 shower room cottage in town location.

Wareham is a fantastic Saxon market town surrounded by two rivers and earthen Walls. This Grade II listed cottage constructed with original wooden beams has just been tastefully completely refurbished and is located within the Walls. The cottage includes a very large sitting room with separate kitchen diner. There are also two large double bedrooms and two shower rooms. TV and wi-if are included. There is a hairdryer.

There is a parking permit for the car park in Howards lane.

There is a small outside space.

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Caroline Riddle
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks French, Russian
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Caroline Riddle

The above is me with Kellie Holmes! This was taken at the gym I go to in Tunbridge Wells where I currently live. I grew up in Wareham and went to the now defunct Swanage Grammar school. I moved to Kent for my career in policing. I spent 30 happy years as a police officer reaching the rank of Detective Inspector (it's not like it is portrayed in the TV by the way!). I retired in 2009 and spent some time travelling and trying to learn Spanish (not very successfully). I am lucky and have been all over the world but my heart lies in Dorset. I think it is the most wonderful place with amazing scenery and a fantastic history dating back thousands of years.

Caroline Riddle purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Caroline Riddle chose Wareham

I have known this property most of my life. It is a wonderful cottage which is ideally located within the Walls. The property has so much character and is I. the centre of this small market town. There was a Great Fire of Wareham in 1762 which is well documented. There is a reference to s few houses in Howards Lane surviving the fire this cottage is one of them so it is seeped in history. The property itself as is surprisingly large on the inside with a large kitchen diner, separate living room and two large double bedrooms.

What makes this cottage unique

As soon as I saw this cottage was for sale I knew I wanted to buy it. I have known it from the outside most of my life and have been fascinated by its quaint small door and and lovely old appearance. Inside there are beams everywhere which is amazing. The property had been modernised in the 1970,s by the look of the decor (avocado bathroom downstairs) but I could see with some imagination it could be brought back to life but keep its character. As a listed building we obviously had responsibilities both legally and ethically to maintain. We installed a shower room with WC upstairs for modern living as well as removing all traces of avocado from both the bathroom downstairs and the kitchen.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wareham in Wareham Town

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with WC and basin on the ground floor. Shower room with WC and basin on first floor easily accessible to both bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Large double bedroom with king size (5') bed. Large chest of drawers. Lots of original beams.radiator.Cot can be provided if required.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...


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Newly renovated Grade 11 listed cottage
average rating of 4.5 based on 34 reviews

Overall very good

  • 3 of 5

Well equipped, well situated in centre of Wareham, parking close by, many places of interest within easy reach. Could have been cleaner, loose toilet seat in upstairs shower room.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, cosy, great location.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Lovely property. Great location

  • 4 of 5

Good sized rooms. Really good central location in Wareham. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful find. The cottage is deceptively bigger than it looks from the outside. Two very good sized bedrooms, two shower/wc rooms, one up one downstairs, a fully equipped kitchen and a very good sized lounge. The bedding was fresh and the beds really comfortable. The parking is directly behind the cottage and we had no trouble parking a second car less than 2 minutes from the property. There is plenty of places to eat and drink within a stones throw. The owner was so kind with recommendations and info. Highly, highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Great property

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property and great location!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Brilliant location

  • 4 of 5

Really characterful, spacious cottage - the pictures don't do it justice. A brilliant location, right in the middle of town but not in any way noisy, particularly after dark. Everything is on your doorstep, including the free parking. The double bed is incredibly comfortable and that room is very quiet.

Downsides: didn't feel especially clean when we arrived and it took a bit to get the place warm (although this was mid-Feb).

Overall: a brilliant place to stay in a lovely Dorset town at a price you won't find too often in this county... Recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wareham, Dorset

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer holiday
27 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note there is free parkingnearby in the evenings. There is free off-road parking at owners property 2 minute walk away. A parking permit has been applied for.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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