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1 Heathland Cottages

Wareham, Dorset

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Imaginatively refurbished, but maintaining its vernacular cladding, this cottage was once the nurses' home to the isolation hospital that was once located here, and lies between Corfe Castle and the river port of Wareham. It enjoys beautiful views over the Purbeck Hills and adjoining Nature Reserve. There is direct access up to the heath in front of the cottage.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen, dining/sitting room with electric flicker flame fire and three bedrooms (2 twins and 1 double) and bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: gas central heating included and electric flicker flame fire.

Garden: There is a large rambling lawn area all round the cottage shared between all three cottages.

Parking: The parking area is on the drive in front of the cottage. There is sufficient room for two cars, with additional space available below the cottage.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage

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

Local suppliers:

Castaway Boat Charters - to help you make the most of your holiday Castaway Boat Charters are offering you the chance to experience the amazing scenery from the flybridge and sunbeds whilst cruising the Jurassic Coast or anchored in a secluded bay, aboard a 45ft, high performance cruiser - fully equipped including a BBQ and perfect for family celebrations, romantic sunset cruises, firework nights, group parties and corporate events.

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 or call 07860793450 - remember to mention the National Trust and the name of your holiday cottage when making your enquiry.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Single storey
  • Quirky
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • 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


Things to see and do nearby

Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire
Exterior view of Portland House © Mike Henton

No two days are the same across these three beautiful counties; from Wiltshire's dreamy downland and the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge, Dorset's coastal beauty and bucolic charms, and the wilds of Exmoor and Quantocks in Somerset – their wide open spaces and historical sites draws people back again and again.

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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  • South West Coast Path
  • Swanage steam railway
  • Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens and The Ginger Pop Shop
  • Blue Pool
  • Poole Harbour
  • 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

  • Anonymous
    • April 2016
    • ...
    Comfortable cottage, magical location

    The location was magical, we were based on heathland with a wealth of wildlife to watch. On our first evening at dusk a herd of deer appeared on the heath - we watched them from the living room of the property until it was dark. The cottage was very comfortable and warm inside.

  • Anonymous
    • February 2016
    • ...
    Very cosy cottage

    A very cosy cottage surrounded by wonderful countryside - a really relaxing and enjoyable stay.

  • Jarvis
    • January 2016
    • Middlesex
    Made enjoyable...

    There's always a unique charm to NT cottages and the locations are generally beautiful, allowing you to quickly feel very "away from it all." They're also generally very comfortable and pleasant to stay in, so you relax and enjoy yourself comparatively swiftly.

  • George Hutchinson
    • January 2016
    • Buckinghamshire
    Ideal location

    Well maintained property in an ideal location .

  • Anonymous
    • December 2015
    • Unknown
    Unique location

    Unique location and historically interesting cottage. Opportunity to observe a wide range of wildlife. It was chosen as a base for house-hunting in Dorset and worked well for that - especially as the vehicle access was easier than at some of your holiday properties. Although vehicle access was pretty good in this case, I would be prepared to pay more if tracks to your holiday properties were better maintained.

  • Anonymous
    • August 2015
    • Unknown
    Our holiday was perfect

    Our holiday cottage 1 Heathlands, was perfect as it wasn't far to get to anywhere ie: Corfe castle, norden park and ride train to swanage, local beaches and wareham and of course the local pub by the cottages.

  • Negyal
    • April 2015
    • UK
    Wonderful location

    Wonderful location, so much to do in the area, we had a wonderful time. And the cottage was very well equipped, including the provision of wood for a fire. Couldn't see another building or person out of the window; there were beautiful views over the heathland with horses wandering by.

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for 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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