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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 Poole Harbour
  • Close to several nature reserves
  • 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.

Nature-lovers have plenty to choose from in this idyllic area. The cottage is just a few metres from RSPB Arne, a nature reserve with ancient oak woodlands and home to all six of the UK’s native reptile species. You will also be close to RSPB Stoborough Heath (4 miles), the picturesque Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve (3 miles) and Durlston Country Park (12 miles). The nearby town of Wareham (4 miles) has a variety of great places to eat and drink, as does the charming seaside town of Swanage (11.5 miles). From Studland (10.5 miles) you can catch a ferry to Poole or to the beautiful Brownsea Island. Other attractions include Corfe Castle (5.5 miles) and Lulworth Cove (12 miles).

On entering this spacious and quirky property, which incorporates a former pottery studio, you will find a glazed porch which is perfect for boots and coats. This leads you through to the hall and into the first lounge which is a relaxing and inviting space with plenty of seating and TV/DVD. Moving into the stylish open-plan kitchen/diner you will find a lovely dining area, perfect for enjoying a celebratory meal. The kitchen with ceramic floor is equipped with a double oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge, freezer and dryer. Next to this room is the cosy and imaginatively decorated second lounge, with TV/DVD, a brick fireplace, iPod dock and wood burner. A galleried landing runs above this room. Exploring the ground floor further you will find two comfortable bedrooms: a twin room and a bunk bedroom. There are also two bathrooms on the ground floor, each with a shower over the bath and a WC. Two staircases lead upstairs. One staircase leads up from the bunk bedroom up to the gallery and along to a large triple bedroom with single beds. The main staircase leads up to an additional triple room with single beds, a double bedroom (which can be made up as a twin room on request) and a bathroom complete with shower over the bath and a WC. There is a connecting door between the first triple room and the double.

Stepping outside, the garden features a substantial lawn with trees and shrubs to the front. The garden is fenced to the lane but is not childproof and is often visited by deer. At the back of the property, there’s a gravelled seating area and a raised bank with a tree house which is off-limits to guests. There is ample off-road parking.

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 Jennifer.

Guest comments

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.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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