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The Studio - Arne

Arne, Dorset
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A delightful hideaway in beautiful surroundings
  • Perfect for exploring the RSPB Arne Nature Reserve
  • Plenty of space for all the family
  • This is a fantastic holiday base for walkers and nature-lovers
  • Close to Wareham, Studland and Swanage
  • Ideal for visiting Corfe Castle
Property code: DC188

Situated on the edge of a popular nature reserve, this spacious property is full of character and makes a lovely holiday home for a family or group keen to explore the countryside near Poole Harbour.

Situated on the edge of RSPB Arne, this charming getaway is full of character and makes a wonderful holiday home for a large family or a group of friends. This is a perfect base for nature-lovers and keen walkers looking to explore a part of Dorset which is abundant with wildlife and stunning landscapes. With Poole Harbour nearby, this lovely hideaway is also within easy reach of Swanage, Wareham and the Purbeck Hills.

This quirky and welcoming property, which incorporates a former pottery studio, features two delightful lounges: the first is perfect for enjoying a movie, while the characterful second lounge has been imaginatively decorated, and features a TV, iPod dock and a wood burner set in a brick fireplace. A gallery runs above this room. There’s also a stylish open-plan kitchen/diner which is perfect for preparing and sharing a celebratory meal. The property has five bedrooms: a twin room and a bunk room on the ground floor, with two triple rooms and a double room upstairs. The garden features a substantial lawn to the front, with a gravelled seating area to the rear.

The cottage is just a few metres from RSPB Arne, a beautiful nature reserve with ancient oak woodlands which is home to all six of the UK’s native reptile species, as well as numerous species of bird including spoonbills, nightjars and Dartford warblers. RSPB Stoborough Heath (4 miles), Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve (3 miles) and Durlston Country Park (12 miles) are within easy reach. The nearby town of Wareham (4 miles) has a range of places to eat and drink, as does the Victorian seaside town of Swanage (11.5 miles). From the pretty village of Studland (10.5 miles), you can catch a ferry to Poole or to Brownsea Island. Other local attractions include Corfe Castle (5.5 miles) and Lulworth Cove (12 miles).

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

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 twin room, 1 bunk bedroom, 2 triple rooms each with 3 single beds, 1 double with 6’ bed which can be made up as a twin
  • 3 bathrooms - each with shower over bath and WC
  • Double oven, dishwasher, dryer, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock
  • TV/games room
  • Garden with outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Open fire - logs included October - end of April
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Coast 0.5 miles
  • Wareham 5 miles
  • Shop/pub 4 miles

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ginny 16th September 2019

The Studio at Arne is a spacious and comfortable house, ideally located for any family that loves walking and exploring the countryside. Walking through the adjacent RSPB reserve down to the beach is a delight, and nearby Corfe Castle and Studland are also great places for days out. We had a wonderful stay at The Studio.

Reviewed by R 13th September 2019

An intriguing and well-maintained house in a lovely location - ideal for family reunions or celebrations.

Reviewed by S 9th August 2019

Good size house with adequate equipment but having stayed in many other homes in this location would be happier to stay again if the damp was treated

Reviewed by Mr W Logan 20th February 2019

Good cottage but needing some maintenance. Fridge/freezer not working properly as doors not closing. Front door lock not working. Ladybird infestation of all metal windows.

Reviewed by Mr G Hampson 2nd January 2019

We had a really great time over Christmas. The house is large, clean, well equipped and we enjoyed a big family get together enormously. One slight moan ... we had a great deal of difficulty with the lock on the rear kitchen door. At first we could not get in and panicked with the approach of Christmas and it being late in the afternoon. On a couplRead moree of occasions we could not lock that door at night and just had to live with it. We strongly suggest this is resolved with a locksmith. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs A Piper 31st August 2018


Reviewed by Mrs C Rossor 31st August 2018

Really beautiful cottage

Reviewed by Ms J Phillipson 31st August 2018

A comfortable, nicely furnished property in a wonderful location which is great for children and adults

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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