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Ammonite Cottage

Wareham, Dorset (Ref. 975331)


Very good

Sykes rating


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place to stay, authentic beautiful cottage."

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, garden and location."

    All facilities considered and provided. A lovely holiday all round

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "Very well equipped house, with nice touches (arrival pack, including shampoo/conditioner, biscuits, tea, coffee and prosecco!"

    ; games, binoculars, darts). Location is perfect, especially if you like messing about on the river, but also for easy access to Purbeck and the rest of Dorset. We tried some new places: Tyneham Village and Worbarrow bay; Arne nature reserve.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "Everything in the cottage was fantastic, the only downside was the parking."

    It is a very tight space for two cars, which I was made aware of before our stay. However there is free street parking near by.

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2021

  • "A wonderfully well equipped cottage in the middle of Wareham."

    Had everything we needed. Was a special place to stay, and felt quite special. Walking distance to shops, pubs and restaurants. Loads to do locally and fantastic walks on coast path. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by KateSep 2020

  • "Ammonite Cottage is very a beautiful 18th century cottage, situated In the charming town of Wareham, which has a great selection of stores, takeaways, and all that you’d need within walking distance."

    The house was spacious, well presented, had lots of equipment to make sure our holiday was as convenient as possible, especially with COVID-19 and the garden was a lovely space to use. One thing I would point out, the stairs are very tight and small and anyone whose not to steady on their feet might struggle. Majority of the sights and places we wanted to visit were in no more than 11 mile radius, so if you’re the main driver, this is a big plus point. We’re definitely coming back!

    Reviewed by TrinaSep 2020

  • "A lovely cottage that we would recommend to anyone."

    Parking tight but doable for two cars. Splendid location for exploring Dorset and Wareham is lovely in itself. It is difficult to critise the cottage whose owners have made the best of the current Covid 19 situation. We were so pleased to get away after all we have all been through this year.

    Reviewed by RogerAug 2020

  • "We had a really lovely holiday at Ammonite Cottage, it is a beautiful house well located conveniently close to shops, pubs and local amenities."

    The cottage is decorated to a high standard and is very comfortable with a well maintained garden. Every thought has been given to comfort and ease by the owners, they are very helpful and friendly if you need to contact them. The village of Wareham is picturesque with stunning river walks close by. A great holiday, thank you!

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2020

  • "Property had not been cleaned prior to our arrival."

    We are really sorry that the cottage was not cleaned when you first arrived, this was a mistake by our cleaner. As soon as we heard we got her to drive straight over and clean the property, which she did I believe in less than half an hour. We are very sorry this spoiled the beginning of your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MurrayDec 2019

  • "Lovely house in convenient location."

    Clean and everything you need for comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by JennyOct 2019

  • "The dishwasher was dirty and didn’t work , the television kept losing the signal and when I phoned about it I was told that when people are on holiday they don’t watch television but as we were out every day till quite late all we wanted to do was relax in the evening and watch the tv ."

    The down stairs toilet was not fixed to the wall and the drain outside the patio doors smelled terrible so I had to buy disinfectant to put down it so we could have the doors open T.Worthington

    Thank you for your feedback, We apologise for the delay in resolving the dishwasher issue for you, unfortunately this was due to the bank holiday weekend, further to your feedback we have now added a booster to the television which has increased the signal. We are sorry to hear that you had issues with the toilet and the drains, had we been aware of this during your stay we would have been more than happy for these issues to be resolved for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TerenceAug 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, lots of space, impeccable cleanliness and decor."

    Lots of little extras in the well equipped house made it very comfortable. Will recommend to friends

    Reviewed by AdrianAug 2019

  • "Wareham is a great place from which to explore the area - loads of good things to do in very easy reach."

    It's also a nice place itself and has some lovely little independent shops for wandering round the streets. And Ammonite Cottage is a lovely place to stay. It's clean, comfortable and well equipped - and close to shops for the all important pint of milk for the first cup of tea on arrival. The parking places are very useful - although I wouldn't like to park a large car / people carrier there - bit tight for getting in and out. And the garden furniture means that the garden becomes another room for nice days.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2019

  • "Wareham is a great holiday base with fantastic scenic walking nearby and the town has everything you need ."

    Ammonite is a comfortable cottage with charming bedrooms and well equipped Kitchen. The extension at the back is perfect to accommodate boots and outdoor clothing and there is a pleasant garden equipped to eat outside. Only one bath/shower room is a limitation and there are low doorways to be aware of. We try to get recycling right but there was not enough info, We worried about traffic noise but it was fine. Overall we had an excellent holiday and would like to do it again.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and the best equipped house we have ever been in."

    The position is great as well. Very nice week

    Reviewed by SharonMar 2019

  • "We had a fantastic week at ammonite cottage."

    The welcome pack was really helpful and written in a very friendly way. The location was perfect, nice town and plenty of nearby activities for the kids and us to enjoy. The stairs are tricky for the very young, but with supervision they were fine.

    Reviewed by ZoeMar 2019

  • "1/ A very pleasant holiday was ruined by 2 Us not being warned when booking that the new tenants were coming at 13."

    30.On our instruction letter we were told we had to be out by11.00. So can you explain why the cleaners were knocking on the door at 09.35.You must realise that up until 11.00 was part of our paid for holiday.So that day was ruined. Please do not ignore this complaint & imform me what you intend to do about it,you must be aware that we are old customers of yours. I await your reply Mr Peter Marsh

    I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your holiday. I am unsure why the cleaning company turned up at the property at 9.35am as instructions were for 11am so this will have been a misunderstanding by the cleaning company and this will be picked up and addressed by Sykes and I. Once again, I do apologise for this minor disruption on your last morning and it would be nice to see you book with us again in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2018

  • "Charming cottage in delightful town of Wareham."

    This cottage was so perfect and the communication with owner was brilliant.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2018

  • "The cottage was fabulous, beautifully furnished with everything we needed."

    Wareham is a lovely town and a great base for a family holiday in Dorset. Booking through Sykes was very easy and efficient, plenty of useful information provided in advance of our holiday about the cottage and the local area.

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2018

  • "The cottage was glorious and had everything anyone would need and more."

    We had a fantastic holiday and coming back to the cottage every day was a pleasure. My mother is 87 years old and was perfect for her to be near lots going on but to also be only a little walk away for quiet and to relax at the cottage. We loved the carnival, the food, restuarants, shops and cinema in Wareham and the boats for hire too. We felt like a local and everyone was very friendly. Thank you and we hope to come back again.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2018

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The property

Ammonite Cottage sits in a mid-terrace position, bursting with character and within a short walk of the amenities of the wonderful Dorset market town of Wareham.

It is an 18th century grade II listed cottage with numerous original features.

The name Ammonite Cottage was chosen because the property lies on the Jurassic coast where so many fossils have been found.

You can see some of them in the national museums, but there are also small local museums.

If you are lucky you may even find your own fossils on the beach as many amateur fossil hunters have done before you.

With a wealth of rustic features, this is an ideal stay for family and friends wanting to come together and get away from it all.

Feel welcome from the moment you step in through the bright blue door; a cosy sitting room is enhanced by original stone flooring and a fabulous woodburning stove.

A classy dining room rests adjacently, also warmed by an attractive stove.

Rustle up each scrumptious meal in the wonderful country-cottage-style kitchen, laced with cream fittings and all of the appliances you will require, including a marvellous Rayburn, bringing a real sense of character.

To enjoy the sun from the comfort of this homely accommodation, take a seat in the sun room which looks over the surprisingly large back garden.

Ammonite Cottage lies across three floors; the two upper floors house the four splendid bedrooms.

The first floor, graced with rustic wooden floorboards, plays host to a king, a twin and a single, all thoughtfully finished and served by a classy bathroom featuring an exquisite roll-top bath.

Head to the second floor to discover a peaceful double room nestling under the eaves with exposed beams and Velux windows making it a truly delightful spot to get your rest.

Embrace your fine countryside location by spending some time in the back garden; a series of lawn and patio areas offer a variety of spots to sit and relax.

A short stroll brings you to Wareham's town centre with its amenities, museum and cinema.

Wareham is accessible by train and there are also busses and trains to many other local sites such as Corfe Castle or local beaches.

You can even catch a steam train from Corfe to Swanage.

There is much to see and do nearby, from the astonishing countryside and coastline of the Dorset AONB to the stunning coastal resorts of Poole and Bournemouth both making for excellent day trips.

Wareham still has most of its medieval walls which you can walk around today.

Wareham is the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck.

If you are fan of Thomas Hardy, Enid Blyton, Laurence of Arabia or history from stone-age onwards there is much to discover in the town and surrounding area.

As well as walking fishing, sailing or simply relaxing.

A remarkably unique cottage in a fantastic location.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor king, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with a hand-held shower, separate shower and basin, first floor toilet, ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with gas burning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sun room
  • Gas central heating with a woodburning stove and a gas burning stove
  • Electric oven, Rayburn, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, wine cooler, Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear enclosed garden with lawns and patios with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 minute walk
  • Note: Tumble dryer in garden shed.

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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.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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