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Woodside - Wareham

West Holme, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
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 and a large patio with a BBQ that’s great for summer afternoons or play on the swings and ropes in the woodland area
  • Surrounded by 2 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and views over the Purbeck Hills
  • Located on the Wareham to Dorchester National Cycle Route with Lulworth Cove only 5.5 miles away and has dog-friendly beach spots
Property code: DC204

This family friendly 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.

The property is a semi-detached Victorian farm cottage uniquely situated on the edge of the Purbeck ranges, surrounded on three sides by garden and woodland. Sleeping up to 8 guests and set on the popular Wareham to Dorchester National Cycle Network route, it is perfect for a family or group who love being outdoors. Its proximity to a local shop (400 metres) and a pub (2.5 miles) ensures everything you need is on your doorstep, while the Jurassic coast is only 6 miles away.

Inside, the cottage is spacious and comfortable and has been tastefully decorated with slate floors, muted wood and stylish splashes of colour. The sitting room is an ideal spot for watching your favourite shows or listening to some music on the iPod dock while admiring the garden through the French doors. There’s room for the whole group to come together in the open-plan kitchen/diner, built with socialising in mind. Upstairs there are four good-sized bedrooms, one en-suite, as well a family bathroom. The cottage is set within two acres of landscaped gardens with wonderful views of the local Purbeck hills. The two sunny terrace areas are perfect for outside dining and there is plenty of space for family games, while a woodland area with swings and ropes will give kids, both big and small, hours of fun.

The cottage is within easy reach of popular Wareham (3 miles) where you can rent canoes to explore the River Frome or shop for local produce at the quayside market. The stunning area of Lulworth Cove (5.5 miles) is one of the most iconic places on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, known for its beauty, natural rock formations and picturesque walks, while the ever-popular limestone arch Durdle Door (6 miles) is a must-see.

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
  • Please note the property is located a few miles from an M.O.D Shooting range and therefore there may be times that shooting can be heard from the property

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Katie 29th October 2021

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Beautiful cottage set in lovely gardens for all to enjoy . Very comfortable and great location with so much to do on your door step .

Reviewed by Smitha 22nd October 2021

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A beautiful house that was well equipped with an amazing garden. Good sized bedrooms and very clean. Perfect set up for two families with kids - the kitchen/dining and living room were separate, so kids could play or watch TV in the living room while adults cooked and chatted. Great location. The selling point is definitely the garden. The en suiteRead more bathroom is perfect but found the shower in family bathroom was a little small for tall adults so all adults ended up using en suite. Hide

Reviewed by Donna 8th October 2021

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Loved the area the house was situated in. Was very quiet and the garden was gorgeous. Would definitely love to go back.

Reviewed by David 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Tony 20th September 2021

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Loved the cottage and the beautiful garden. And great location, near to all the lovely places.

Reviewed by Gary 3rd September 2021

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Woodside is a lovely property close to many attraction of the Isle of Purbeck and the rest of Dorset. Its beautiful large garden is great if you have children or pets. However, it is right next door to the Lulworth firing range and the week we were there it was pretty constant tank and machine gun fire. I would check the range operation times beforRead moree you go and consider it carefully if you have a nervous pet (our small dog was terrified). It did not completely ruin our stay though. Hide

Reviewed by John 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by David 30th July 2021

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Wonderful garden for small people to enjoy. Added to which all can enjoy the birds and butterflies that prosper in the garden and small wood. The house is well located with easy access to resorts and attractions particularly in East Dorset.

Reviewed by Caroline 16th July 2021

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A wonderfully relaxing and beautiful house with a great garden. Definitely a house we will go back to!

Reviewed by Tatyana 25th June 2021

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Clean comfortable felt like home

Reviewed by Glenn 18th June 2021

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Woodside is a lovely house in a great location. The garden is incredible and great for families with children. You are only 15 minutes from Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door and Corfe Castle in the other direction, Swanage is only 20 minutes away too. The house has lots of space and I would definitely recommend to people/families looking for a lovely bRead morereak away in Dorset. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 11th June 2021

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We had a lovely week at Woodside the garden is beautiful and the house is in an excellent location . The house was very comfortable and well equipped .

Reviewed by Jean 28th May 2021

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We spent a lovely family holiday in this delightful location, enhanced by plenty of sunshine during our stay. The garden was very well used, especially by the two children and our dog. We met the very friendly gardener and his assistant who keep the grounds in very good order with colourful borders and great lawns. The house was very comfortable toRead more use and we felt one week's holiday was not enough. Hide

Reviewed by John 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 30th October 2020

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Beautiful house in a great location. Close to amenities in Wareham and to the coast. The Garden is absolutely wonderful - great for family's and for dogs!! One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in and we hope to return.

Reviewed by Pamela 16th October 2020

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Lovely week spent here, very warm and cosy with the log burner. Brilliant garden but needs to be more secure for our spaniel. Thankyou for the lovely welcome pack. Live fire from the MOD was interesting.

Reviewed by Annette 25th September 2020

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Nice comfortable house, set in a beautiful large garden, perfect for children and surrounded by wildlife, birds and deer in particular. The location was also great for visiting local attractions.

Reviewed by Clare 11th September 2020

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Lovely cottage. Garden was wonderful, had lots of garden and beach toys/games/equipment in the shed. House was well equipt with everything you could need. So many books, and toys and games. Location was very good, close to all main attractions.

Reviewed by Wendy 21st August 2020

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The property is in a great location and we cannot overstate how fantastic (and huge) the garden is. The gardener does a wonderful job, keeping the grass cut and the borders in order! We loved having so much space to play games and the bbq was a welcome addition. We were delighted to find an excellent (if slightly pricey) Farm Shop a couple of minutRead morees down the road. Hide

Reviewed by Owen 31st July 2020

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The draw of this cottage is primarily the woodside garden which is great for allow young children freedom to play and explore in relative security. The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed and more spacious than I anticipated. The location is good, 15-30mins from Studland, Lulworth Cove, Kimmeridge Bay etc. Farm shop just up the roadRead more was useful to supplement our supplies if a little expensive. We had a lovely stay and would return. Hide

Reviewed by Louisa 17th July 2020

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Slightly dated interior which could do with some investment to improve the comfort in the house. However, the huge garden was great and it was in a lovely location for accessing the beautiful coast.

Reviewed by Jill 17th February 2020

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Great family cottage, very comfortable and the garden is just stunning! Good location for lots of days out.

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Location

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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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