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The Snuff Box

Stoborough, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning barn conversion in a peaceful rural setting, close to the historic Saxon walled town of Wareham
  • Striking double-height lounge/diner with exposed beams and wood burner, eautifully-planted garden with seating area, summer house and outdoor games area
  • Wonderful walks through the nearby Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve and just 1 mile from Wareham’s shops, cafes and pubs
Property code: DC184

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with this charming barn conversion set in an idyllic rural location just a short stroll from the riverside quay of the historic Saxon walled town of Wareham.

This property is a delightful two-bedroom barn conversion with superb flagstone flooring and wooden beams situated close to the town of Wareham. Located on a quiet no-through lane, only a farmer and livestock use it occasionally, so you have the ultimate peace and quiet. Its close proximity to the local pub (0.5 miles), shops and cafes (1 mile) and the coast (7 miles) mean there’s something for everyone and you’re sure to have a relaxing holiday here.

Enter the cottage up two steps into the living area, where vaulted ceilings and French doors to the garden make it a bright and airy space. It’s still cosy thanks to the inviting sofas to snuggle into in front of the wood burner. The u-shaped kitchen has everything you need to cook up a storm for your family, with pretty views over the garden from the sink. Next to the kitchen, a king-sized bedroom has soft, delicate decor that promotes a good night’s sleep, while recessed stone bedside tables remind you of the property’s former use. There is a step down through French doors into the garden. Heading up the wooden spiral staircase, you’ll find a small gallery area overlooking the living area and a cosy twin bedroom with exposed beams and reduced height at the eaves. There is also a bathroom with a shower over the bath. Outside, the garden is laid to lawn with plenty of flowers and shrubs, and the raised gravelled seating area is a perfect spot for an al fresco drink. Play some outdoor games or have a peaceful moment by the segregated pond.

The town of Wareham is only a mile away and has plenty of shops and restaurants to peruse, as well as a museum that’s full of local history. Take a wander around the natural water feature the Blue Pool (2 miles), which changes colour in different lights, or enjoy a more active afternoon at Corfe Castle (3.5 miles) learning about the Civil War.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 ground floor double and 1 twin with reduced height in the eaves
  • 1 bathroom in the eaves
  • Oven, hob, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs provided October - end of April
  • TV
  • Garden with seating
  • Central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shop and pub 600 yards, 2 boatyards/slipways within 1 mile
  • Regret no children under the age of 5

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 6th March 2020

Cottage in a great location for all that the Isle of Purbeck has to offer. Great for dogs as well, lovely large garden and a park near by for walks in the morning. Loved the wood burner.

Reviewed by Andrew 15th February 2020

On the whole this was a great property to stay in and was very comfortable and clean. We returned home feeling recharged! The property sits in an optimum location for exploring the Purbeck hills and coastline with many beautiful places a short drive away. Also lots of superb walking from the cottage. Good village shop very near plus the short walk Read moreinto Wareham offers lots of good restaurants and shops providing quality local produce. I recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Greg 28th November 2019

A cosy comfortable cottage. Great for our 2 dogs too with a big garden and walks from the doorstep. Good quality furnishings. Hope to return.

Reviewed by Paul 9th November 2019

A very cosy cottage in a good location - lots to do within 30mins drive

Reviewed by Ricky 25th October 2019

Very nice cottage in a fabulous location for exploring the Isle of Purbeck. The wood burner and logs were a great bonus during the last week of October, and the fully enclosed garden was fantastic for our dogs. Lots of amenities close by, including a pub up the road. Also had the opportunity of meeting the owner, Kevin, at the beginning of our stayRead more who was extremely helpful and a pleasure to meet. Highly recommended property, thank you for a great week! Hide

Reviewed by Tig 11th October 2019

Comfortable, good sized, well located cottage. Nicely decorated. Good size for a couple with a dog. Enclosed back garden a treat, ample parking Easy walking to surrounding woods and Stoborough Heath.

Reviewed by M 4th October 2019

Beautiful property with everything you could possibly need during your stay. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Reviewed by Catherine 27th September 2019

Great for walking into Wareham and very close to RSPB Arne - the reason we chose it! Very comfortable and garden good for dog, but you do need to keep eye on them if small terriers as there is a potential escape route through hedge/ditch. Very happy with our choice - just could have done with better weather. PS keep the gate closed or you may end uRead morep with cows on the lawn! Hide

Reviewed by S 2nd August 2019

The cottage was a delightful place to stay for a weeks holiday. The house included everything that would be needed for a family to stay. The outside area was ample for the two dogs to play and explore. The garden also had a sunny disposition the whole day which was lovely to relax in during the evenings. The location enabled us to explore the rich Read moreand varied Dorset costal line and we found many hidden gems. Thank you for a lovely week! Hide

Reviewed by J 14th June 2019

The shower over the bath is very tight to get in if you are taller than 5 foot 6 inches. There is no window in the main bedroom just a set of French doors which you would not leave open at night. Would be extremely warm in the summer

Reviewed by C 7th June 2019

The Snuff Box for us was a lovely place to discover Dorset from. It is homely and welcoming, secluded and quiet. We arrived much later than expected on a cold and extremely wet evening after a very long drive.To find the cottage and access it easily was wonderful and the fact that the heating was on making it warm and welcoming was greatly appreciaRead moreted. It is a lovely place to return to after a long day out, close to a good pub and shop, what could be better? Hide

Reviewed by S 31st May 2019

This is a lovely cottage with a good sized garden for our large dog. So many dog walks / beaches within a short distance. Cottage was clean and had everything we needed. Would definitely book again!

Reviewed by Mrs J Murray 7th April 2019

Amazing cottage, great location. No negatives.

Reviewed by Mrs S Coyne 3rd April 2019

The cottage was clean and very pretty, centrally located for what we wanted. A lovely garden in a picturesque setting. The owner was friendly and helpful. It was a pleasant surprise to find Netflix on the bedroom TV.

Reviewed by Mr I Hyde 27th March 2019

Met all expectations. Well fitted out, quiet and comfortable. Ideally situated for seeing Dorset.

Reviewed by Mr C Feltham 1st November 2018

Very comfortable cottage which has just about every amenity one could wish for. Lovely garden and patio with seating.

Reviewed by Mr T Bregliano 10th October 2018

This is a cosy place. The layout is very well thought out and recently refurbished to very good standards.

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