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3 Heathland Cottages

Wareham, Dorset

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This spacious, listed cottage is the perfect base for exploring Dorset, with Studland beach- great for picnics and beach games- just a short drive away. The cottage, with its cosy interior and open fire, is ideal for relaxing after an active day. As well as the gallery bedroom overlooking the open plan kitchen and sitting area, the cottage has an adapted range of facilities on one level that are suitable for accompanied wheelchair users.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with multi-fuel stove and gallery bedroom above (1 double), two bedrooms (2 twins), adapted shower room and separate lavatory.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Garden: There is a large open lawn garden with a paved patio area which is shared with two neighbouring cottages.

Parking: Parking is available for two cars.

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.

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

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
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Single storey
  • Quirky
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


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

  • Mr S Olivant
    • April 2016
    • Hampshire
    Enjoyable stay

    The cottage was really enjoyable for our family group with dog walking and mountain biking from the doorstep. We were impressed by the excellent welcoming staff in Corfe Castle ticket office and we had a very enjoyable visit to Kingston Lacey.

  • Catherine Bruton
    • March 2016
    • Hampshire
    Made enjoyable...

    It was nice to be able to spend time away with a group of friends and our dogs.

  • Jane Bowering
    • November 2015
    • Dorset
    The location is key

    we have stayed in Heathland cottages (isolation hospital) 11 times now as it is where we always return for the tranquility and beauty. We have rented both cottages in the past for a large group, but were only 5 this time. The location is key. you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, but the pub is just up the lane and the walks (to Wareham/Arne/Corfe Common etc) are on the doorstep as well as all over Hartland Heath. A gathering of friends, food, drink, laughter, what more do you need.

  • Nick & Jan Webb
    Its everything you want for that peaceful weekend away

    Have stayed here several times and we have to say you just can't beat this wonderful - relaxing - mystical place. Its everything you want for that peaceful weekend away - with the kids or without !!!!

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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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