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The Old Post Office Cottage

Wareham, Dorset (Ref. 994562)

4.4

Very good

Dream Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Review(s)

  • Iain

    “The property in general and location are exceptional and we had a superb week with weather possibly bordering on too hot.”

    Nice walks locally, beaches and attractions made a fun filled break and when at the cottage the extensive garden kept the kids entertained. ...

    Nice walks locally, beaches and attractions made a fun filled break and when at the cottage the extensive garden kept the kids entertained. Highly recommend the Halfway Inn for service and quality food. There is a however…… The exterior is in serious need of work. Patio and furniture needs some TLC to make a comfortable and safe experience especially with younger ones. A single shower for 8 is a challenge Would we stay again? Yes Would we be disappointed to see the same condition outside? Absolutely for the price

    - Iain, August 2022

    I am happy to hear that you had a good holiday and enjoyed the amenities of the house and garden. As to the exterior - I agree it needs work and you will be pleased to hear that there is a project under way to re-do the patio this Autumn. This has taken a while to sort out given supply issues etc. Also I agree about the shower issue - that will be sorted out too. Consumer preferences have changed and showers are used now much more than baths and we must move with the times - not to mention the challenges of drought! Please come back to enjoy the improvements! Philippa Property Owner

Summary

  • Bedrooms: 1 x King-size double, 1 x Double, 1 x twin singles, 1 x children’s single 5'5" x 2'6"
  • First floor: 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.

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

About the location

WAREHAM

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.
Note: This property is only suitable for 6 adults and 2 children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas