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The Old Post Office Cottage

Wareham, Dorset (Ref. 994562)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • View on map

  • Reviews

    Mrs Roberts

    “The cottage was perfect for our family Christmas holiday - three generations getting together to celebrate.”

    As it was a soggy December, the children could not take advantage of the large garden, but the cottage is just a short drive from the coast, with a choice of sandy beaches at Swanage and Worbarrow, fossil hunting at Kimmeridge, and skimming stones at Lulworth! ...

    As it was a soggy December, the children could not take advantage of the large garden, but the cottage is just a short drive from the coast, with a choice of sandy beaches at Swanage and Worbarrow, fossil hunting at Kimmeridge, and skimming stones at Lulworth! The cottage itself is very generously equipped, with comfortable beds, loads of books, games and maps, and a big choice of kitchen equipment - it felt like home from home. The Aga seemed to be a bit daunting at first, but cooked the Christmas turkey to perfection - we didn't use the conventional electric oven at all. The secret, we discovered, was to set the hot plate and oven temperatures first thing in the morning, then it was ready to use at any time of the day - more information about settings for Aga novices would have been helpful. The brand new wide-screen TV needs adjusting, as the BBC channels keep pixelating - I rang the caretaker to advise her of this, and I am sure it will be sorted out quickly. Mobile phone reception (vodaphone) was a bit patchy, and the wifi connection a little slow perhaps, but we were on holiday with no urgent need for fast connections. When we arrived we found a lovely gift of chocolates, and a vase of flowers - thoughtful touches. Not to forget the beautifully decorated Christmas tree - thank you! Would definitely recommend the cottage to any family wanting to stay in this lovely area.

The property

The Old Post Office Cottage is a wonderful detached house surrounded by a garden and is a perfect getaway to the countryside. Sleeping up to eight people, just a short drive away from the coast in South East Dorset, the cottage is a perfect holiday retreat for families or group of friends may it be just a relaxing holiday or a celebration. The kitchen boasts with a large dining table which just may be the heart of the cottage with plenty of space to spread out to a cosy sitting room or catch up with TV, read a good book in the reading room.

The garden is wrapped around the building and has a large area to relax and explore. The property is tucked away and gives the feeling as if you were visiting an Enid Blyton story location.

A tree lane guiding you to the property, stunning original flagstone kitchen flooring and post box in the front wall will make you feel as if you were at home.

It was a post office for the whole village many years ago and has its spirit till now as a welcoming and warm property. The cottage sits only a 10-minute drive away from the beautiful Kimmeridge bay where you can find Etches collection of fossils, Marine centre.

Nearby St Aldhelm’s head, Chapman’s Pool are a short walk away from Kimmeridge as well as popular Dancing Ledge.

Make sure to check the tide times when visiting the beaches. The Clavell’s Restaurant and a coffee shop offers some delicious food as well as coffee, tea or a cold drink and are nice places for a break. You may wish to visit the vast area of sandy beaches and heathland, Studland Bay, which is owned by National Trust.

The town of Wareham and village of Corfe Castle with the ruins are only a short drive away from the cottage too. Town of Wareham not only has a supermarket where you can do your shopping, but you may want to pop into the Priory Hotel, Old Granary and The Salt Pig, where you can get some excellent local produce with a cosy informal restaurant.

Wareham has a small high street too boasting with independent shops. The Old Post Office Cottage is perfect for large families who want to holiday together in Purbecks.

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


  • Bedrooms: 1 x King-size double, 1 x Double, 1 x twin singles, 1 x children’s single 5'5" x 2'6"
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor: Sitting room with wood burner, reading room with doors to patio, kitchen diner with electric aga
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Utility room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Open fire in the lounge
  • Electric AGA and standard double oven and 2 hot plates
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge / freezer
  • DVD, TV, WiFi
  • Cot
  • High Chair
  • Stair gate
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off street allocated parking for up to 4 cars
  • First basket of logs included during autumn / winter
  • Sorry no pets
  • Sorry no smoking.

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About the location


Corfe Castle 5 miles; Poole 9 miles; Swanage 11 miles;

Wareham, affectionately known as the ‘Gateway To The Purbecks’ is an ancient Dorset waterside market town.

Situated between the River Frome & and quaintly named River Piddle, its charming riverside location makes the town a popular holiday destination.

Dating back to Saxon times, the town was once surrounded by walls, and became an important port with boats bringing supplies up the River Frome from nearby Poole harbour.

Today, the river provides a great playground, you can hire a boat from the attractive quayside and chug your way down the stream, take one of the regular organised boat trips, browse the colourful Saturday market or simply just enjoy an ice cream or a drink relaxing on the Quayside.

Whilst seasonally there are also numerous popular events taking place beside the river.

A short drive takes you to the Arne peninsula jutting out into Poole Harbour, a designated RSPB reserve, where you can stroll down to the water’s edge, taking in glimpses of the impressive bird population and often viewing some of the resident deer.

The friendly seaside resort of Swanage is also easily accessible, where you can experience a traditional family-friendly day out on the beach, or take the coastal path and stop off for refreshment at Durlston Country Park.

A real treat is to drive to nearby Corfe Castle and take the vintage steam railway to Swanage.

Wareham offers visitors a super Dorset holiday destination at anytime of the year..

Region Information

Note: - Wood-burner to replace open fire in Lounge. Note: Wifi - due to the rural location of the property, the broadband provision and speed can vary. Note: First basket of logs included during autumn / winter. Note. Guests to provide their own cot linen.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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