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Newly renovated Grade 11 listed cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Newly renovated 2 bedroom 2 shower room cottage in town location.

Wareham is a fantastic Saxon market town surrounded by two rivers and earthen Walls. This Grade II listed cottage constructed with original wooden beams has just been tastefully completely refurbished and is located within the Walls. The cottage includes a very large sitting room with separate kitchen diner. There are also two large double bedrooms and two shower rooms. TV and wi-if are included. There is a hairdryer.

There is a parking permit for the car park in Howards lane.

There is a small outside space.

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Caroline Riddle
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks French, Russian
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About Caroline Riddle

The above is me with Kellie Holmes! This was taken at the gym I go to in Tunbridge Wells where I currently live. I grew up in Wareham and went to the now defunct Swanage Grammar school. I moved to Kent for my career in policing. I spent 30 happy years as a police officer reaching the rank of Detective Inspector (it's not like it is portrayed in the TV by the way!). I retired in 2009 and spent some time travelling and trying to learn Spanish (not very successfully). I am lucky and have been all over the world but my heart lies in Dorset. I think it is the most wonderful place with amazing scenery and a fantastic history dating back thousands of years.

Caroline Riddle purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Caroline Riddle chose Wareham

I have known this property most of my life. It is a wonderful cottage which is ideally located within the Walls. The property has so much character and is I. the centre of this small market town. There was a Great Fire of Wareham in 1762 which is well documented. There is a reference to s few houses in Howards Lane surviving the fire this cottage is one of them so it is seeped in history. The property itself as is surprisingly large on the inside with a large kitchen diner, separate living room and two large double bedrooms.

What makes this cottage unique

As soon as I saw this cottage was for sale I knew I wanted to buy it. I have known it from the outside most of my life and have been fascinated by its quaint small door and and lovely old appearance. Inside there are beams everywhere which is amazing. The property had been modernised in the 1970,s by the look of the decor (avocado bathroom downstairs) but I could see with some imagination it could be brought back to life but keep its character. As a listed building we obviously had responsibilities both legally and ethically to maintain. We installed a shower room with WC upstairs for modern living as well as removing all traces of avocado from both the bathroom downstairs and the kitchen.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wareham in Wareham Town

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with WC and basin on the ground floor. Shower room with WC and basin on first floor easily accessible to both bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Large double bedroom with king size (5') bed. Large chest of drawers. Lots of original beams.radiator.Cot can be provided if required.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...


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(29 traveller reviews)

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Newly renovated Grade 11 listed cottage
average rating of 4.551724 based on 29 reviews

Brilliant location

  • 4 of 5

Really characterful, spacious cottage - the pictures don't do it justice. A brilliant location, right in the middle of town but not in any way noisy, particularly after dark. Everything is on your doorstep, including the free parking. The double bed is incredibly comfortable and that room is very quiet.

Downsides: didn't feel especially clean when we arrived and it took a bit to get the place warm (although this was mid-Feb).

Overall: a brilliant place to stay in a lovely Dorset town at a price you won't find too often in this county... Recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a little gem of a town and a super location for visiting some fantastic places!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a great location. Wareham is an absolute little gem of a town with everything you need and the high street is just a few steps away! Even though the cottage is very close to the high street and the car park it is still very peaceful and we were not disturbed by noise at all. In Wareham you can stroll along the towpath by the river, take an amble around the Saxon Walls Walk, (although we ran out of time to do this!) or just sit and watch the ducks and swans on the river, either on the Old Granary terrace or the benches situated out the front of the old Granary. Everything in Wareham was an absolute delight! There are a variety of lovely pubs, restaurants and takeaways to choose from and all sorts of different shops and a library with lots of tourist information. You can pick up free information leaflets here and buy other information booklets and maps. They were very helpful! A permit is provided with the cottage for free parking in the public carpark which is just literally out the back of the cottage. We used this for our car and it was safe in there overnight during our stay. Wareham is a great place as a base for visiting so many lovely places in this region of Dorset. We only stayed 3 nights but crammed a lot in and plan to come back again to re-visit some of these places and visit the ones we didn’t manage to fit in. The scenery on the coastal path walk from Durdle Door to Lulworth cove was just spectacular! As was Studland Bay and Old Harry Rocks which can be reached from here. A truly beautiful part of the country! Caroline, the owner of the cottage was very helpful and responded quickly to any questions. The only thing I could add to improve the cottage would be a little back garden! There is a little area out the back of the house but more for access to the back door but you can see the neighbours little lawn and roses from the kitchen window. A great few days in Wareham – wish it could’ve been for longer!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious clean & very comfortable cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cottage and location. Owner very friendly and accommodating. A lovely break.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super cottage centrally located to explore Dorset

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place- it’s spacious tastefully furnished and felt like a real home from home. All our needs were catered for plus we had access to WiFi and were central for all the many attractions plus Wareham itself .We were more than pleased that we sampled restaurants in Wareham and were delighted, the first right by the river with superb food where we were made to feel important with their service and another night at the Priory where it felt like the Ritz.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cosy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and brightly furnished. Well appointed property right in the heart of Wareham convenient for shops.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient

  • 3 of 5

The property was well appointed and spacious in a very convenient location. We enjoyed our stay in Wareham.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wareham, Dorset

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
9 May 2018 - 9 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer holiday
27 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note there is free parkingnearby in the evenings. There is free off-road parking at owners property 2 minute walk away. A parking permit has been applied for.

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