The Old Post Office Cottage

Wareham, Dorset (Ref. 994562)

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  • Rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No


  • 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
  • Mrs Cordery

    “The instructions for arrival were slightly incorrect in that it states you need to turn right into West Lane but West Lane actually takes you towards Wareham and is on the opposite side of the road to the road you actually need to take!”

    We therefore went down the road the satnav was taking us down and finally found the house down there. ...

    We therefore went down the road the satnav was taking us down and finally found the house down there. The house is lovely, if not somewhat tired and in need of some TLC at the front of the property. It is probably the best stocked place we have ever been to in terms of there being little things like salt, pepper, oil etc to be getting on with, along with washing up liquid, hand soaps, cloths, loads of cleaning products, teas, coffees, hot chocolates etc, all of which I had already ordered in my online shopping as we've never stayed anywhere that had anything when we arrived. They had kindly left a lovely bunch of flowers, a basket of biscuits, tea and coffee as well as a 2 pint of milk and bottle of prosecco and 2 bottles of water in the fridge - a really lovely touch after such a long drive. The house itself was lovely, the kids all loved their bedrooms from the youngest who loved the themed bed covers, to the middle who loved the girly twin bedroom, to the teenager who bagged the other double bed! Our bedroom had an overwhelming musty smell to it when we arrived - I notice someone else's comments say this - but I found a plug in air freshener downstairs which I plugged into the room and opened the windows each day to get rid of the smell - my clothes and hair smelt of it each morning after sleeping there. The house was in a perfect area for exploring, the weather was ok at the start of the week but got worse towards the end, we didn't let this stop us - there is a huge selection of umbrellas and torches at the property so going out in the rain or coming back at night (it's pitch black!) wasn't a problem. We visited Lulworth Castle, Corfe Castle, Swanage Steam Railway, Kimmeridge Bay where we saw lovely fossils in the huge rocks, on a rainy day we spent the whole day at the Tank Museum which was fantastic, had a walk down to the beautiful Durdle Door, dinner in Wareham twice - the Old Granary - but get there early as it gets packed - great at welcoming children - did a walk round the walled walk in Wareham and visited the churches - all in all a great 5 days spent in Dorset.

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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.


  • 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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