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The Old Post Office Cottage

Wareham, Dorset (Ref. 994562)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Cordery

    “The instructions for arrival were slightly incorrect in that it states you need to turn right into West Lane but West Lane actually takes you towards Wareham and is on the opposite side of the road to the road you actually need to take!”

    We therefore went down the road the satnav was taking us down and finally found the house down there. ...

    We therefore went down the road the satnav was taking us down and finally found the house down there. The house is lovely, if not somewhat tired and in need of some TLC at the front of the property. It is probably the best stocked place we have ever been to in terms of there being little things like salt, pepper, oil etc to be getting on with, along with washing up liquid, hand soaps, cloths, loads of cleaning products, teas, coffees, hot chocolates etc, all of which I had already ordered in my online shopping as we've never stayed anywhere that had anything when we arrived. They had kindly left a lovely bunch of flowers, a basket of biscuits, tea and coffee as well as a 2 pint of milk and bottle of prosecco and 2 bottles of water in the fridge - a really lovely touch after such a long drive. The house itself was lovely, the kids all loved their bedrooms from the youngest who loved the themed bed covers, to the middle who loved the girly twin bedroom, to the teenager who bagged the other double bed! Our bedroom had an overwhelming musty smell to it when we arrived - I notice someone else's comments say this - but I found a plug in air freshener downstairs which I plugged into the room and opened the windows each day to get rid of the smell - my clothes and hair smelt of it each morning after sleeping there. The house was in a perfect area for exploring, the weather was ok at the start of the week but got worse towards the end, we didn't let this stop us - there is a huge selection of umbrellas and torches at the property so going out in the rain or coming back at night (it's pitch black!) wasn't a problem. We visited Lulworth Castle, Corfe Castle, Swanage Steam Railway, Kimmeridge Bay where we saw lovely fossils in the huge rocks, on a rainy day we spent the whole day at the Tank Museum which was fantastic, had a walk down to the beautiful Durdle Door, dinner in Wareham twice - the Old Granary - but get there early as it gets packed - great at welcoming children - did a walk round the walled walk in Wareham and visited the churches - all in all a great 5 days spent in Dorset.

The property

This large detached house sits in a large garden plot and makes the perfect escape to the country.

Located a short drive from the coast in South East Dorset, The Old Post Office Cottage is a really special holiday home sleeping up to eight.

With feelings of visiting an Enid Blyton story location it is tucked away along a tree lined lane, and with many beautiful original features including a flagstone kitchen floor and post box in the front wall it’s sure to steal your heart.

The cottage was the village post office for many decades, and now is a warm and welcoming home.

The kitchen with it’s flagstone floor and large dining table is sure to the heart of this holiday home, but with up to 8 of you staying don’t worry there is plenty of space to spread out, the warm and cosy sitting room, is perfect for catching up on your TV facourites whilst the reading room is light and inviting, so bring plenty of good books.

The large garden wraps around the house and provides plenty of space for exploration or a sunny patio to relax.

Just a 10-minute drive from the stunning Jurassic coastline at Kimmeridge, you will find the Etches collection of fossils and the Marine centre to explore.

Hungry for some good Dorset food, then Clavell's Restaurant and coffee shop is an ideal place to stop.

The heritage coastline sites of Lulworth and Durdle Door are a short car journey away.

Highly recommended is Studland Bay (just around a 10-minute drive away) which is a vast area of sandy beaches and heathland owned by The National Trust.

If you fancy delving into the world of Enid Blyton, Corfe Castle, a location appearing in many of her books, is only a 10-minute drive away.

The town of Wareham is also 10-minutes away and offers all the local amenities you need including supermarkets, swimming pool and restaurants including the reputedly great Priory Hotel, Old Granary and The Salt Pig, a shop selling excellent local produce with a small informal restaurant.

Wareham also has a small high street including a traditional butcher, Curtis Butcher on West Street. This House would suit a large family group or two families who want to holiday together


  • Bedrooms: 1 x King-size double, 1 x Double, 1 x twin singles, 1 x children’s single 5'5" x 2'6"
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor: Sitting room with wood burner, reading room with doors to patio, kitchen diner with electric aga
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Utility room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Open fire in the lounge
  • Electric AGA and standard double oven and 2 hot plates
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge / freezer
  • DVD, TV, WiFi
  • Cot
  • High Chair
  • Stair gate
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off street allocated parking for up to 4 cars
  • First basket of logs included during autumn / winter
  • Sorry no pets
  • Sorry no smoking.

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About the location


Corfe Castle 5 miles; Poole 9 miles; Swanage 11 miles;

Wareham, affectionately known as the ‘Gateway To The Purbecks’ is an ancient Dorset waterside market town. Situated between the River Frome & and quaintly named River Piddle, its charming riverside location makes the town a popular holiday destination. Dating back to Saxon times, the town was once surrounded by walls, and became an important port with boats bringing supplies up the River Frome from nearby Poole harbour. Today, the river provides a great playground, you can hire a boat from the attractive quayside and chug your way down the stream, take one of the regular organised boat trips, browse the colourful Saturday market or simply just enjoy an ice cream or a drink relaxing on the Quayside. Whilst seasonally there are also numerous popular events taking place beside the river. A short drive takes you to the Arne peninsula jutting out into Poole Harbour, a designated RSPB reserve, where you can stroll down to the water’s edge, taking in glimpses of the impressive bird population and often viewing some of the resident deer. The friendly seaside resort of Swanage is also easily accessible, where you can experience a traditional family-friendly day out on the beach, or take the coastal path and stop off for refreshment at Durlston Country Park. A real treat is to drive to nearby Corfe Castle and take the vintage steam railway to Swanage. Wareham offers visitors a super Dorset holiday destination at anytime of the year.

Note: - Wood-burner to replace open fire in Lounge. Note: Wifi - due to the rural location of the property, the broadband provision and speed can vary. Note: First basket of logs included during autumn / winter. Note. Guests to provide their own cot linen.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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