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Warmwell Lodge,

Dorchester, South East Dorset, Dorset
Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Changeover day Friday Shortbreaks 1
80 % Rating
At a Glance
  • Open Fire Open Fire
  • Pet Friendly Pet Friendly
  • Linen Included Linen Included
  • Cot Cot
  • Kids Kids
  • Cottages with WiFi Wifi
  • Garden Garden
  • High Chair High Chair
  • parking Parking
  • Guests Guests
  • Charming Grade II listed early Victorian cottage
  • Renovated and offering a contemporary and stylish retreat.
  • Perfect for exploring the coast and walking.
  • Enjoy the pretty garden in summer and stay cosy with a log burning stove in winter.
  • Welcomes 2 small dogs.

Warmwell Lodge is a charming Grade II listed early Victorian cottage which has been brought up to date with a contemporary interior including a stylish kitchen and bathroom.  The cottage is newly refurbished and beautifully decorated with antiques and designer fabrics A cosy log-burner will keep you warm whilst you sit in the lounge in winter; in summer you can enjoy eating alfresco in the garden, where you can watch the local horses in an adjoining field as they happily graze.  The cottage is full of touches that the owner has added including a sympathetic colour scheme in the bedrooms along with original features such as the mullion windows at the lounge window seat, a bread oven and beams in the bedrooms.  The Lodge sits at the entrance to a Jacobean Manor house within the charming conservation village of Warmwell.  The historic estate has breath taking views and there are a number of characterful properties in the village including a 13th century church just a stone's throw from the Lodge (see photos).  Visitors are welcome to stroll down the drive to the Manor House in order to access the various footpaths criss-crossing the estate.  There are three recommended walks which take in the lovely countryside and give glimpses of Warmwell house and its charming gardens (see below and in addition, an annotated map will be made available).

Suggested walks from Warmwell Lodge
Walk 1 - The Loop - approx. half mile
Walk 2 - Lower Watercombe, approx. 2 miles
Walk 3 - The Watercress beds & Heath, approx. 3 miles
Walk 4 - The Beach.  The walk to the beach is approx. 4 miles; it is spectacular and fairly strenuous (approx. 1.5-2 hours). 

Eating out locally offers a choice of options recommended by the owners of the Manor House; The Wise Man at West Stafford (approx. 4 miles), The New Inn - West Knighton (approx. 3 miles - it is possible to walk there cross-country) and The Sailors Return - East Chaldon (approx. 3 miles).

For a pub with a sea view try The Smugglers at Osmington.  The pub can be reached via a lovely walk from Ringstead beach and along the coastal path (approx. half an hour).
Do visit Lulworth Cove, just a short drive away, which is one of the most stunning parts of Dorset's World Heritage Jurassic Coastline which sits within the officially designated Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; this is the perfect location for a picnic or swim in the sea during the summer.   
Visitor attractions in the area which are particularly favoured by guests include the world famous Monkey World, The Tank Museum and for our younger guests Farmer Palmer's children's Farm.
Warmwell Lodge is the perfect location for a holiday, whether you would like explore the world heritage coast, take country walks or simply relax and enjoy the cottage and pretty garden.

Lounge with log burner. Dining Room.  Kitchen with breakfast table.  Ultility areas.  Cloakroom with hand basin and toilet.  Bathroom, bath with shower over, hand basin and toilet.  Cottage stairs to first floor.  Bedroom 1, King size double bed.   Bedroom 2, twin single beds.

Additional Services: WiFi. Gas central heating. Dishwasher. Freezer. Flat screen TV.  DVD player, DAB radio, hairdryers in bedrooms.  Cot, high chair and stair gate available. Bed linen and towels inclusive.  

Short breaks may be possible out of peak times for a minimum of three nights.


Mrs L Jeal
The cottage was lovely, just as the photos on your website. Grateful for the welcome pack of tea and milk etc. Property well maintained and had everything we needed. Location was also good, not too far away from tourist things and the beach. Would definitely go again and recommend. Stayed August 2017.

Mrs L Harrold
Lovely comfortable property with good dog walking trails around the Warmwell estate. Owners were very friendly.- Stayed July 2017

Mrs M Franklin
We had a very enjoyable holiday at this well equipped cottage. Serena the owner came to welcome us and check that we had everything we needed. There are several pubs within a 10 min drive which all serve excellent food - stayed June 2017

Mr M Forshaw
Amazing property in a great location. Info provided at the cottage concerning walking and places to eat was spot on. Owner even popped in to say hello and make sure everything was okay. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again. – Stayed July 2017

Mrs S Beckett
Lovely cottage, our 2nd year of staying at the lodge. Very well furnished, relaxing with a beautiful garden. Lots of walks nearby and Warmwell Estate to explore. Stayed May 2017

Mr D Wilson
Warmwell Lodge is such a lovely cottage with the sea and hills/countryside all being not far from there. The owners have done a fabulous renovation on the cottage. Stayed September 2016

Mrs S Beckett
Lovely property, well furnished & comfortable. we have already booked for next year. Stayed May 2016

Mrs H Dean
Made to feel most welcome by the owners and the treats of local tea & honey were a lovely touch. Warmwell Lodge is a beautiful little property renovated to a really high standard. It's cosy and comfortable with all amenities thought off. Great location for exploring the Dorset coast and countryside, you feel rural but not cut off. Lots of great pubs to try all only a short drive away and Dorchester was an easy 15 min drive. We had a lovely stay and would highly recommend. Stayed April 2016

About the Location

Dorchester offers rolling green countryside, alongside all the pleasures of a vibrant market town, with beautiful architecture, an abundance of Roman history and some of the finest restaurants in Dorset. Shopping in Dorchester is a much loved pastime too, with many high street names alongside lovely boutique stores and regular traditional markets.

You can feel the spirit of Thomas Hardy everywhere in Dorchester; this is where he was born in 1840 in the delightful cob and thatch cottage built by his grandfather just a 12 minute drive from the town. This cottage is where Thomas Hardy sat and wrote ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’ and ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’. Visitors can visit Hardy’s Cottage, which is now owned by The National Trust and has barely been altered since his family left.

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