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Warmwell Lodge

Warmwell, Dorset (Ref. 994760)


Dream Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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

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34 Customer Review(s)

  • Fiona

    “Warmwell Lodge was an ideal base from which to explore the area.”

    The cottage is very well equipped, lovely and clean, and full of character. The area has a lot to offer - stunning coast and interesting history. We had a super time.

    The cottage is very well equipped, lovely and clean, and full of character. The area has a lot to offer - stunning coast and interesting history. We had a super time.

    - Fiona, November 2023


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin single
  • Ground floor Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Utility areas
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with log burner.
  • Gas central heating, Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, DVD, DAB radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, high chair available
  • Stair gate
  • Roadside parking
  • Big landscaped garden
  • Two well-behaved small dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Pub 3 miles
  • Beach 4 miles.

The property

Warmwell Lodge is a charming Grade II listed early Victorian cottage sitting at the entrance to a Jacobean Manor house within the charming conservation village of Warmwell, about five miles from county town of Dorchester.

The cottage is beautifully decorated with antiques and designer fabrics and has a contemporary interior including a stylish kitchen and bathroom.

Sleeping up to four guests and due to its location, it makes a perfect getaway for couples. 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 historic estate has breath taking views and there are several characterful properties in the village including a 13th century church just a stone's throw from the Lodge.

Visitors are welcome to stroll down the drive to the Manor House to access the various footpaths criss-crossing the estate.

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 that 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 to explore the World Heritage coast, take country walks or simply relax and enjoy the cottage and pretty garden.

Suggested walks from Warmwell Lodge, an annotated map will be made available at the cottage: 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 strenuous (approx. 1.5-2 hours).

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About the location


Dorchester 5.7 miles; Weymouth 8.1 miles; East Lulworth 10.8 miles

Warmwell derives it’s name from a well of tepid water, and has a varied village history including, having an RAF airfield used by the RAF in the second world War. If you want to continue on a theme of military history then why not explore the Tank Museum at Bovington just 8 miles away. Monkey World rescue is also an interesting day out and just around the corner from the Tank Museum. Should you be craving the sight and sounds of the sea then you are also ideally placed, with Lulworth Cove and Durdle just 8 miles away to the East and Weymouth and it’s golden sands and shallow water just 8 miles to the west. You will find many local café’s and restaurants in both these locations where you can sample local fish and award-winning produce. Be sure to enjoy an ice cream on the seafront.

Note: max 4 people.
Note: 12 cottage style stairs with hand rail on left hand side (slightly narrow and steep) to first floor.
Note: Guests need to bring their own cot linen.
Note: Two small, or one medium dog(s) welcome.
Note: The property is accessed via unmade road.
Note: Bathroom is located on the ground floor.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas