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Woodside - Wareham

West Holme, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty semi-detached Victorian cottage with contemporary and farmhouse-style furnishings
  • Surrounded by 2 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and views over the Purbeck Hills
  • Play on the swings and ropes in the woodland area
  • Located on the Wareham to Dorchester National Cycle Route
  • Lulworth Cove 5.5 miles away and has dog-friendly beach spots
  • Large patio with a BBQ that’s great for summer afternoons
Property code: DC204

This quaint Victorian cottage, set back from a country lane on the Wareham to Dorchester cycle route, offers a fantastic holiday for active families as well as those looking for a peaceful getaway.

Surrounded by two acres of landscaped mature garden and with views over the Purbeck Hills, this holiday let is ideal for families with young explorers as well as those that prefer to appreciate the countryside from a comfy seat on the terrace. Set in a quiet village called East Holme, you’ll see that you’re in a perfect rural spot, yet still within easy driving distance of bustling towns like Wareham and Wool, both 3.5 miles away. Known as the gateway to Purbeck, Wareham boasts plenty of independent shops, restaurants and pubs as well as a museum, while quieter Wool features historic buildings such as the 14th-century Woolbridge Manor House, the location of Tess’ honeymoon in Tess of the D’Urbervilles.

Inside, stunning slate-tiled floors in the hall and kitchen diner give the property a splendid farmhouse-style feel. As you enter the cottage there’s a cloakroom with WC and pedestal basin, before heading round to the left to the kitchen. There’s everything you need in here for a hearty meal, including an oven, microwave, fridge and a dishwasher – although you might want to wash up at the sink just to take in the pretty views of the trees and shrubs through the window! Enjoy your home-cooked meal in front of the ornamental fireplace at the large wooden dining table that’s perfect for eight. Heading down a couple of steps into the neutrally-decorated lounge, you’ll find plenty of sofas to sink into in front of the wood burner, or throw open the patio doors and gaze out across the grounds. Relax in front of the Smart TV or even play some games on the Wii. Heading up to the first floor, a peaceful king-size bedroom with an en-suite awaits you; take a relaxing soak in the bath after a long day out walking. Kids will love the bunk bedrooms that are accessed via three steps and sleep four comfortably, plus there are plenty of books to choose from for bedtime stories. Further along the landing is the main bathroom with WC and shower over the bath, while another double bedroom is situated at the end of the hall with soft, calming decor that promotes a great night’s sleep.

Outside, there are terraces on both sides of the house; one has patio furniture and a BBQ, making it the perfect evening spot for an al fresco bite to eat. The rest of the garden is ideal for outdoor games thanks to the large lawns, and thrill-seeking children (and adults!) can venture into the woodland and play on the swings and ropes.

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.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 2 bunk rooms
  • 1 bathroom, 1 separate WC and 1 en-suite bathroom
  • Oven/hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, kettle, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • Swings and ropes in onsite woodland
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome by arrangement
  • Travel cot/highchair available
  • Pub within 2.5 miles, shop within 400 metres
  • TV/DVD, Wii

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Ms L Blackshaw 31st August 2018

Beautiful, spacious sunny and light. There was plenty of room for me, my husband, three grown up children and their partners. The garden is gorgeous and we ate our breakfast outside every day.

Reviewed by Mrs J Wright 31st August 2018

Lovely accommodation, very spacious with an excellent garden. Nice and clean on arrival and had everything we needed.

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Location

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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