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2 Heathland Cottages

Wareham, Dorset

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This listed building is full of surprises: the interior is lined with richly coloured pitch pine and a dramatic gallery bedroom overlooks the full height open plan kitchen and sitting area. The cottage is half of a former isolation hospital that has been cleverly converted into popular holiday accommodation. There is direct access to the heathland in front of the cottages so it is perfect for walks, especially if you are bringing your dog along.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with multi-fuel stove and gallery bedroom above (1 double), two bedrooms (1 twin and 1 single), shower room and cloakroom.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Garden: There is a large open lawn garden around the cottage with a paved patio area, which is shared with two neighbouring cottages

Parking: There is parking available for two cars.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.

Please Note: Families with young children may find this cottage unsuitable because of the galleried bedroom.

Local suppliers:

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Friendly experienced skipper offering affordable ‘one hour’ harbour cruises, day trips, half day bookings and evening cruises.

Available all year round – subject to Castaway Boat Charters terms and conditions.

To book visit www.castawaycharters.co.uk or call 07860793450 - remember to mention the National Trust and the name of your holiday cottage when making your enquiry.

Cottage details
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Let starts
Saturday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
003015
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Features
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Single storey
  • Quirky
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
Accessibility
  • Accessible for ambulant disabled people
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

South West England
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.

Isle of Purbeck
The Keep of Corfe Castle, Dorset. The Keep was built in the early years of Henry I's reign, perhaps as early as 1105, but other parts of the castle date from before this time. © David Levenson

The Isle of Purbeck is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the west of Bournemouth. It is characterised by stone villages, heath and farmland, criss-crossed with minor roads and tracks and dominated by the impressive and dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle. One of our cottages stands below the huge ramparts of the castle, whilst others are on the edge of miles of heathland or close to the Arne Bird Sanctuary. Studland Beach, near Swanage, is a three mile stretch of glorious sandy beach, part of which is designated as a naturist area and behind which is a National Nature Reserve. One of our holiday homes has views across Studland Bay whilst the other two are outside the village with views to Swanage Bay.

National Trust places nearby include Corfe Castle, Brownsea Island, Clouds Hill, Studland Beach. Beaches are at Studland and Swanage. and other attractions in the area include the South West Coast Path, Swanage steam railway, Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens and The Ginger Pop Shop, Blue Pool and Poole Harbour. There are lots of activities to enjoy including walking, birdwatching, fishing, watersports, horse riding and golf.

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Attractions
  • South West Coast Path
  • Swanage steam railway
  • Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens and The Ginger Pop Shop
  • Blue Pool
  • Poole Harbour
Activities
  • Bird watching
  • fishing
  • golf
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • watersports
National Trust places to visit
Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle Thousand-year-old castle, an iconic survivor of the English Civil War, rising above the Isle of Purbeck
Studland Beach and Nature Reserve
Studland Beach Vast area of sandy beaches and heathland
Brownsea Island
Brownsea Island Peaceful island of woodland, wetland and heath with a wide variety of wildlife, famous for being the birthplace of Scouting and Guiding
Clouds Hill
Clouds Hill The rural retreat of T. E. Lawrence
White Mill
White Mill Corn mill with original wooden machinery in a peaceful riverside setting
Kingston Lacy
Kingston Lacy Elegant country mansion with important collections, set in attractive formal gardens and extensive parkland

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Victoria Hurst
    • February 2014
    • Somerset
    Wondeful heathland

    The wonderful heathland and remoteness make this place special.

  • Jackie and Mark
    Had a fantastic week here

    Had a fantastic week here in the run up to Christmas. Our second visit to the cottage and we're already wanting to go back. It was as usual, clean and with lovely white fluffy towels for us, warm and inviting. We fed the wild horses and the array of wild birds, including the robin who appeared every morning staring in through a window, demanding fat from the bacon! Lovely place and the caretaker put special touch in by a welcoming hand written card which was thoughtful. Pub up the road, Halfway Inn is not as unwelcoming as someone once said now, we were made to feel very welcome. Recommend a stroll around Corfe and the lovely Country Living shop. Lovely lady and dog there. Cannot wait to go back to there!

  • Jackie & Mark
    The cottage is wonderful

    Spent four days here, weather was perfect, cold and crisp. The cottage is wonderful and the views breathtaking. It's so nice to look out whilst brushing your teeth and see wild deer and foxes, rabbits and robins galore! Very well equipped and the bed was very comfortable. A nice touch was that the caretaker had left fresh roses in a vase for us! Did not want to leave and will certanly be going back as soon as we can!

  • Claire Masset
    Warm, comfortable

    Lovely cottage - warm, comfortable and with good beds. Ideally situated for visiting surrounding area.

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  • Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Supplements
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  • A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
  • As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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