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Leap House

Wareham, Dorset (Ref. 931090)



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27 Customer Reviews

  • "We highly recommend Leap House a clean and comfortable home."

    We found the beds comfy and the parking was fine for our estate car. Where the property is position is a few minutes walk from some lovely shops and restaurants and nice walks along the river. Wareham is also the most ideal place to explore other areas of Dorset we do plan to return. Thanks Becca

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2021

  • "Fantastic place to stay and would thoroughly recommend."

    We really enjoyed our week exploring beautiful Wareham and Dorset. Leap House is just a stone's throw from the town centre but it was so quiet and peaceful. The house was really great - lovely private terrace at the back which we used every day; and the most comfortable beds and best equipped kitchen of any holiday cottage I've ever rented. (There was no washing machine, but that wasn't an issue for us at all as we were only there for a week). Only a couple of very minor niggles - the parking at the rear was quite tight (we weren't able to get a spot on the road at all); and the 'hole' under the carpet just inside the doorway of the master bedroom really needs fixing! Still 10/10 from us :)

    Thank you for taking the time to complete the feedback. It as lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Leap House. Regarding the issue with the 'hole' in the carpet, as soon as we were aware of this issue, house keeping were sent straight out and this has now been resolved. We look forward to welcoming you back to Leap House again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VeronicaJun 2021

  • "A great property in a great location with everything needed for a comfortable stay for the whole family."

    Plenty of space for a family of 4 (and more). Only negative is the parking space is very tight for a bigger car but with perseverance it wasn’t an issue.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "Leap House was the perfect holiday home for our post-lockdown family holiday - modern, spacious and super clean."

    The location was perfect as it's just a couple of minutes walk down to the quay, and Wareham was a great place to be based to explore the local area. Having parking was a big bonus too as it made coming and going so much easier. I've already recommended Leap House to friends and family and we're thinking of booking again for next year as it's such a great spot!

    Reviewed by BonnieApr 2021

  • "Leap House was very comfortable, clean and modern and in a great location in Wareham to be able to walk to the quay and to all that Wareham town has to offer and within a few miles to Corfe and Studland and many other beautiful places in the Dorset county."

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2020

  • "A lovely house about 1-2 minutes walk from the High Street, shops and restaurants."

    There is parking with the house which is useful, it is very tight but we managed to park our Passat estate there. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by OliverJul 2020

  • "This weekend we stayed at the cottage to attend a wedding and everything regarding the accommodation was excellent."

    Reviewed by TrevorFeb 2020

  • "The position of the property was so convenient and it had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "Really great location and well equipped "home from home", though would be further enhanced by a radio/ sound bar and some blackout curtains (it got light very early!"

    ) The house is well located for exploring Wareham and the surrounding Dorset coastline, yet is quiet and tucked away for peaceful nights.

    Reviewed by HannahAug 2019

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Leap House, it was extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean and had everything you would need."

    The beds especially were lovely and comfortable and cosy. The kitchen facilities were spot on, with every utensil you need. I felt very much at home. The only small issue we had was the parking, the car parking space at the back of the house is fine, it's just the neighbour does not leave you much room, its shared and the neighbour certainly did not make it easy to squeeze in. We did manage to park out the front of the house a couple of times, but those spaces are taken very quickly so it's down to pure luck. All in all we would definitely return, we loved Leap House.

    Reviewed by YvetteAug 2019

  • "Lovely house in great location."

    Could really have done with a washing machine as we had young children, a two week stay would have meant multiple trips to a launderette. Other than that it was very comfortable and a nice place to spend a week.

    Reviewed by DanielAug 2019

  • "Parking could be better"

    Reviewed by ThomasJul 2019

  • "Some soap to enable guests to wash their hands after using the lavatory would have been thoughtful."

    My sister runs a holiday let and always provides this. Absolutely no welcome pack for guests at all...... The house was clean but it lacked atmosphere. It felt like an empty shell really. I resent being asked to strip the beds at the end of our holiday in addition to making sure the place is left “clean and tidy”. You might as well pay me the cleaning fee.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2019

  • "Leap House was lovely and comfortable, well-equipped and centrally located to the town."

    It was just what we wanted to explore the local area from. We ate out in the town at several very nice restaurants/pubs but if we had wanted to cook the equipment and facilities looked excellent. It we visit this area again we would be happy to stay here.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2019

  • "Very well situated house in Wareham centre, walks from the door into the surrounding countryside and all local amenities in the town plus regular bus services and a train station."

    Comfortable and clean cottage with *most mod cons and dedicated off road parking for one car at the back of the house (parking on the street in front of the property is often possible depending on time of day and how busy the town is) * it would be really great if there was a washing machine in the property/garage although there is a Laundrette in the town.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2019

  • "This was a wonderful house in a great location - walking distance to everything that this beautiful old town has to offer."

    We liked it so much that we stayed for an extra week!

    Reviewed by ColinFeb 2019

  • "Leap House is a lovely well maintained and well equipped property in a great location."

    2 small things to note are that nearly all the bedding is feather. Very cosy but not so good if you have a feather allergy. The parking is ok and a bonus in this town but a bit tricky at first. We have a Ford Focus and we fitted in fine but anything larger would be a problem. Very little chance of on road parking outside the property, we only saw spaces on 2 occasions and not for long. As a possible alternative most of the town car parks have free overnight parking which was from 7pm until 10am. The location is lovely in the town of Wareham, great local facilities and lovely things to do locally. Specially recommend the walk around the town walls including a visit to St Martin's church, a visit to Arne bird reserve, a walk around Studland over the heath and back along the beach (don't miss Studland church a real gem!). Also Durlaston country park near Swanage which has a nice cafe serving good food. Our weather was very mixed but we found many lovely things to do.

    (Owner Response) Thank you for your feedback. In regards to the bedding we can supply non feather on request of booking. With the parking, we note parking for 1 car, previous guests have been able to park larger vehicles such as VW Transporter Van and 4 by 4s. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MandyNov 2018

  • "A very comfortable, exceptionally clean, nicely furnished property."

    We'd be very happy to stay there again. Black out curtains would be great as the blinds in the bedroom let in too much light. We found the two chairs in the dining room very low, whereas the bench was the correct height for the table. The parking was good but a little tricky for a large car.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, situated well for exploring the area."

    having off road parking and a garage was a big bonus as we travelled by motorbike. We used the public transport whilst there which was really good.

    Reviewed by MollyJun 2018

  • "The accommodation is really good and having off road parking is bonus in a town."

    Centrally located with near access for shopping and restaurants cuts down on using the car.

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2018

  • "Leap House is situated in a peaceful setting overlooking the Castle House Grounds yet was a short walk to the Quay and equally in another direction towards the lovely Walled Town of Wareham and local shops."

    The accommodation delivered what it promised . It 's neutral decor and comfortable rooms were spotlessly clean. The lounge/diner was well furnished and the kitchen very well equipped with everything you would need if you wished to stay in and cook now and again. Bedrooms too No metal or plastic coat-hangers either but instead plenty of good quality non slip ones which although a small point were indicative of the attention to detail which makes a difference when away from home . Very importantly for us when we are away for a bit of 'R and R is the chance to get a good night's sleep. Here the beds very very comfortable with good pillows and lovely bedding.. We shall certainly return as we have family in Wareham and this is the ideal place to combine a family visit with a bit of a Jolly.

    Reviewed by MoiraMar 2018

  • "Had a fantastic few days at Leap House earlier this month (March) It's town centre location and parking space made it a perfect base for exploring the town of Wareham with its interesting shops , pubs and plenty of places to eat."

    Only a short drive to other attractions such as Corfe Castle with its preserved railway link to the seaside town of Swanage, or Monkey World and the Tank museum also only a few miles from Wareham. Leap house was warm and comfortable with a modern look to the decor and great kitchen! It was perfect for our party of three although the front double bedroom lacked wardrobe space. Not a problem in our case as we used redundant space in the other rooms. Altogether an enjoyable holiday !

    Reviewed by GrahamMar 2018

  • "A very centrally located charming property in very pleasant surroundings."

    Good bus services meant we had many places to visit with minimal hassle. The public house on the quay served a fabulous Sunday lunch and the locals were easy going. All in all a great place to stay for a relaxed home from home holiday.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2017

  • "A lovely cottage in an ideal situation, great for exploring Dorset and the coastline."

    Close to riverside and centrally located for shops, pubs and restaurants. Has been recently refurbished to a high standard.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2017

  • "We found the cottage to be well equipped with an exceptionally high standard of cleanliness."

    Shops , cafes , riverside and country walks are all within a few hundred yards. Wareham itself is a fascinating small town. More than enough attractions are within 10 miles of this cottage. A lovely place to stay

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2017

  • "Leap House is very comfortable, clean and beautifully decorated."

    It is very well equipped and we really enjoyed the wood burner. The house is in a perfect location in central Wareham, and for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside. We would definitely recommend it!

    Reviewed by KatieMar 2017

  • "Comfortable, clean and conveniently located."

    Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by DouglasOct 2016

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The property

Tucked away in one of the little back streets in the conservation area of the attractive Dorset waterside town of Wareham is this tastefully-furnished and very well-presented, semi-detached cottage.

This lovely cottage is just a short stroll from the quayside and all the amenities on offer in this pretty market town are ideal for a relaxing break.

Inside this delightful cottage there is a well-equipped kitchen, where you can try out your culinary skills, served up in the bright dining area of the sitting room.

There is also a woodburner in this room, a great place to snuggle up on a cooler evening watching your favourite film!

Upstairs there are three comfortable bedrooms, offering calming decor which will soothe you to a restful sleep, together with a family bathroom.

Outside you can sit on the enclosed and private raised patio and enjoy a coffee while you plan your day’s adventures.

On sunny days take a short stroll down to the quayside, a lovely place to watch the boats or take a boat trip further afield.

Alternatively, simply just relax and enjoy refreshments, and on summer evenings there are regular events taking place with bands and fireworks to entertain you.

Within easy reach you can explore the lovely unspoilt Arne peninsula, an RSPB Reserve, where wild deer freely roam.

Why not enjoy an historical experience at Corfe Castle, where cream teas abound, and you can take a nostalgic steam engine ride to the family-friendly seaside resort of Swanage, not to be missed?

Further afield, take a leisurely drive through the Purbeck Hills and marvel at the stunning Jurassic Coast, with Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Kimmeridge Bay all easily accessible.

This is a real gem of a holiday cottage, situated in one of Dorset’s finest historical towns.


  • Three bedrooms.1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Local parking also available near the property
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Private rear raised patio with furniture and lighting
  • Front enclosed lawned garden and rear garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There are 6 steps up, and down from the raised patio and parking area, which may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note - If you have an electric car, you may charge it at £5 per charge per car - this money will be deducted from the good housekeeping bond - please inform owner if you need to charge your car.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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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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