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Beautiful cottage in a delightful location
Lovely lounge just full of character
Well-equipped kitchen
Open-plan kitchen/diner
Views towards to the garden
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom
Triple bedroom
Single bedroom
Shower room
Bathroom with separate shower
Birds eye view
Enjoy the woodland scenery!
Lots of greenery
1 / 16  Beautiful cottage in a delightful location
2 / 16  Lovely lounge just full of character
3 / 16  Well-equipped kitchen
4 / 16  Open-plan kitchen/diner
5 / 16  Views towards to the garden
6 / 16  Double bedroom
7 / 16  Double bedroom
8 / 16  Twin bedroom
9 / 16  Single bedroom
10 / 16  Triple bedroom
11 / 16  Single bedroom
12 / 16  Shower room
13 / 16  Bathroom with separate shower
14 / 16  Birds eye view
15 / 16  Enjoy the woodland scenery!
16 / 16  Lots of greenery

Arne Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Attractive and light cottage with five bedrooms, sleeps ten
  • Sun roof floods the open plan kitchen and dining area with natural light
  • Large lounge with comfortable sofas for your entire party
  • Bi-fold doors open onto large terrace and garden with garden furniture
  • Just a short drive from the Jurassic Coast for beautiful long walks
  • Surrounded by woodland, close to the RSPB nature reserve and local beaches
Property code: IC008

Gather your nearest and dearest for a holiday to remember in this stunning cottage. With five bedrooms, a large kitchen and wonderful outside terrace it can accommodate up to ten guests.

If your group is keen to explore during your stay, you won’t be left wanting. The cottage is surrounded by beautiful woodland and is just a short distance from the RSPB nature reserve at Arne, popularised by the BBC’s Autumnwatch and Winterwatch programmes and perfect for bird enthusiasts. A variety of walks are marked towards the coast at Shipstal Point. Arne has a Saxon church while the local town of Wareham has a good range of pubs, restaurants and shops. There’s also the opportunity to take a boat trip around Poole Harbour. The pretty village of Corfe Castle, with its eponymous castle ruins is just a short drive away.

Your base for exploring is a beautiful five-bedroom cottage that dates back to 1863. It’s a charming, expansive, semi-detached property offering comfortable accommodation for up to ten guests. The front door opens into a welcoming hallway that leads to the focal point of the property: a newly equipped open-plan kitchen and dining area. It’s a wonderfully bright and airy spot with glass bi-fold doors along one entire wall, opening onto the outside terrace. The kitchen itself has a generous workspace and comes with two microwaves, two electric ovens with hob, fridge/freezer with ice compartment, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. And when it’s time to break bread, you will find that the dining table accommodates ten comfortably. On the ground floor there is a large lounge with sofa seating for your entire party. Enjoy a board game or two from the wide selection or simply sit back and watch a film on the Smart TV. The ground floor features two bedrooms, a double and a twin, overlooking the garden. The hallway leads to a shower room with WC and further along there is a cloakroom with an additional WC. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, a triple room with built-in wardrobes, a double bedroom with TV/DVD and a single room. There is also a bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC.

Outside there’s a pretty, fenced garden with a large rough lawn and small trees. The terrace that adjoins the kitchen has outdoor furniture that’s perfect if your group fancies dining al fresco. There’s off-road parking available for up to three cars on the paved driveway.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom, 1 shower room and 1 separate WC
  • 2 microwaves, 2 electric ovens and hob, fridge/freezer with ice compartment, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 medium-sized dog welcome
  • Amenities a short drive away
  • Smart TV/DVD in lounge and TV/DVD in double bedroom
  • A short drive from the Saxon town of Wareham and charming village of Corfe Castle

The local area is awash with things to do for visitors of all ages. Right on your doorstep lies the RSPB Arne Nature Reserve, where you'll find a wide range of birds, woodland, flowers and even six species of native British reptiles, perfect for eagle-eyed kids to look out for! You'll also find Shipstal Beach 13 miles away, where the sandy shore meets Dorset's bright blue coastline. For more turquoise waters, head to the glorious Blue Pool, just 5 miles from the property. Deer wander the woodland around this remarkable pool, and it makes for a wonderful day out. Animal lovers will rejoice further when they get the chance to visit the nearby Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre (12 miles), which features a 65-acre park and Europe's only orangutan creche! To round off a day of the great outdoors, head to the nearest town of Wareham (4 miles) where you'll find a host of independent eateries and family-friendly pubs.

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Amanda 30th October 2020

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Lovely cottage with loads of space. Very well stocked with utensils/pots/pans etc in the kitchen. Lounge very homely. Handy for local pubs and touring the local area. Corfe Castle is very near, Studland bay and the moors are also good for exploring. Wareham village is also very close, for general stores. Great place to take a dog!

Reviewed by Juliet 16th October 2020

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The location is perfect for walking and we hired a buggy from RSPB Arne and Dalston Country Park for an elder member of our party. The downstairs bedroom was also ideal for her. There was plenty of room for the six year old in our group as well.

Reviewed by Patrick 11th September 2020

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Good property in very good position but cleaning and maintenance lets it down

Reviewed by Janet 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by Lynn 7th August 2020

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A lovely cottage which suited our family of 6 adults and two small children extremely well. The large kitchen diner with bifold windows onto the garden is amazing and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. The large garden provided plenty of space to run around, play frisbee etc. The bathrooms could do with an upgrade and some of the beds were verRead morey creaky but were extremely comfortable. Arne is a lovely place for a holiday, being within the RSPB nature reserve with lots of lovely walks. Hide

Reviewed by David 31st July 2020

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Reviewed by Jenny 15th February 2020

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We had a lovely time, the location was perfect for walking and the variation of actives, the cottage was beautiful and the dynamics of the layout was spot on for our group. The kitchen was the real focal point to cook and sit around and chat, the ovens were a really good size and the kitchen was very practically laid out! The cottage was very cleanRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Hilary 21st December 2019

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Fabulous location . Nice house needs a few maintenance jobs . If you are booking wanting to use the open fire...especially at Christmas....this will not be possible! This is not stated in the description and an open fire with guard etc is clearly shown on property photos!

Reviewed by Sarah 13th December 2019

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Lovely big kitchen/diner. We were a group of 6 friends and the house worked brilliantly for us. The house really is in the middle of nowhere so its lovely and quiet. Everything was clean and comfortable.

Reviewed by Colette 29th November 2019

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Reviewed by Ashley 9th November 2019

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Reviewed by Bert 18th October 2019

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This is a first class conversion and extension of a cottage dating from 1861. It has been done meticulously and provides everything one could wish for on a self caterinfgholiday. There is ample room for a large party. It is positioned in a beautiful area. for good walking and visiting to the many places of historical and natural interest. We recommRead moreend it without a moment's hesitation Hide

Reviewed by Pamela 13th September 2019

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Good location, plenty of off street parking, great garden for alfresco meals. The cottage delivers on all levels.

Reviewed by Mary 6th September 2019

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Reviewed by Alison 2nd August 2019

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Reviewed by Anthony 19th July 2019

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Reviewed by Julia 12th July 2019

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Useful little extras included. Shame towels aren't. A lovely garden. Good cottage. Liked the fact that 2 of the bedrooms were away from the others, like having as separate wing in the house.

Reviewed by John 5th July 2019

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A very nice house in a great location, well appointed and spacious, but depending on season take some mozzie deterent

Reviewed by Michael 7th June 2019

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Reviewed by Pamela 17th May 2019

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We have stayed at 6different cottages with holiday cottages and they just get better

Reviewed by Sue 26th April 2019

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Lovely location big accommodation for large families. But bring your own towels.

Reviewed by David 5th April 2019

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Nice position close to RSBP reserve and countryside, quiet and clean, overall very nice. Like everywhere the price goes leaping up during school holidays.

Reviewed by Gillian 15th March 2019

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Great property which suited our party, of 8 adults and 2 children, perfectly for a family birthday get together. A well equipped kitchen made catering for 10 a stress free experience! There was also the added bonus of Arne RSPB Reserve being so close.

Reviewed by Jacquline 1st February 2019

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Reviewed by Eve 25th January 2019

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Lovely cottage, just what we were after. Very comfortable & matched the photos perfectly. Great sound system & smart tv. A few welcoming essentials (tea, milk & loo roll) were supplied for arrival. Close to the beach. Overall a really lovely place to stay.

Reviewed by Laura 28th December 2018

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Beautiful cottage in a delightful location
Lovely lounge just full of character
Well-equipped kitchen
Open-plan kitchen/diner
Views towards to the garden
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom
Triple bedroom
Single bedroom
Show 4 moreShower room

Location

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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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