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The Loft & The Stables, Contemporary Holiday Accommodation. Both "Visit England" - The Loft Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)



Updated: 11-Sep-2016
Cottage and Apartment in Wareham. Dorset. England - Peaceful Rural Location Walking Routes From The Door 15 Minute Drive To The Coast, Free WIFI & Eggs

The Loft and The Stables are very special places to stay, both contemporary in design but cosy and beautifully decorated in earthy muted tones. The Loft - located on the east wing of the owners property but with complete privacy via a private wooden staircase. Open plan living and kitchen area lead to a separate bedroom with adjoined bathroom. There is a private courtyard with table and chairs and BBQ. The Stables - newly renovated for Spring 2013, stands alone in the grounds of King's Orchard. The open plan living and kitchen area have a beautiful vaulted ceiling. There is a separate bedroom with adjoined bathroom and an outside area with table and chairs and BBQ. Fresh eggs from the King's orchard hens if laying, milk, tea, coffee are all provided for your arrival. King's Orchard is perfectly located in the heart of the Purbeck. From the door you can join the Purbeck Way where the wild sika deer roam. Corfe Castle, Studland, Poole Harbour and the famous Jurassic coast are in easy reach.

Details for holiday apartment The Loft Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

The Loft is located on the east wing of the owners property but with complete privacy via a private wooden staircase. The Loft is contemporary in design and is beautifully decorated throughout in earthy muted tones. The kitchen and living area is open plan but cosy, with an eaved roof that gives it a cottage feel. The living area has a comfy leather sofa, reading chair and dining table. The kitchen contains a cooker, microwave, fridge, sink, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, all cookware, utensils and kitchen essentials such as cling film, foil etc. Access to washing machine is possible. The separate bedroom has a comfy double bed with crisp 100% cotton bedlinen and plenty of storage space. A spotless contemporary bathroom with shower is adjoined. For sunny days there is a private courtyard with wrought iron table and chairs and BBQ.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We retired from Birmingham down to Dorset after holidaying down here for many years. We so loved the wonderful walks and sailing that we promised ourselves we would one day move down to enjoy it permanently. King's Orchard is said to be on the site of medieval King John's orchard. The house was built 10 years ago and the East wing was recently converted into a private one bedroom apartment. We have two grown up daughters and 4 grand children, who all enjoy visits to the Dorset countryside. We still love walking and are happy to recommend some of the best routes in the area

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow perfect! A wonderful stay in a peaceful setting. Thank you for making us feel so welcome, we will be back!

Our second visit to King's Orchard and we have found it to be an excellent base for a Dorset holiday. Everything we need is here and we have been very comfortable. Thank you - we do hope to return again soon.

Great position for exploring the area. Recommend a cycle from Studland to Bournemouth along the sea front. Lovely walks from the door and comfortable and homely accommodation. Thank you.
Dec 2012
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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


The Loft

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Kings Orchard This time in the Loft.This was every bit as comfortable as the stables, well equipped and beautifully clean. Clair and Michael could not be more welcoming. The setting is so peaceful and to wake up to deer in the garden is delightful Next stay already booked.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Stables - a wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a week in The Stables and enjoyed it immensely. Clair and Michael were very helpful and accommodating and had renovated The Stables into an ideal holiday getaway. The cottage has been built and maintained to a very high standard and it was very clean on arrival. They gave us lots of tips where to visit and where to eat and we enjoyed exploring this lovely part of Dorset. We had a wonderful week and will return again one day. Thank you Clair and Michael!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Stables - The perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The stables property is in a great location and is a fabulous cottage. It was clean and well maintained inside and out. It has been lovingly created by Michael and Claire the owners, who have given great care and attention to detail and comfort. Michael and Claire live on site and were very helpful and welcoming. They shared their knowledge of the area and were keen to ensure that all our needs were met. The stables is outside wareham and provides a tranquil setting with easy access to many towns. The Jurrasic coast is spectacular and we would recommend a visit to Old Harry, Lulworth Cove and the Durdle Door. We would recommend highly a stay in the stables with Michael and Claire as hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Stables

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit and wont be the last. A beautiful, clean, comfortable, quiet place to stay, with lovely kind owners. Easy to travel to lots of great days out, knowing you have The Stables to retreat to at the end of your day.

Sue and Mike.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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One of the best

  • 5 of 5

Just back after having had two lovely weeks at The Stables, everything was spot on, the accomodation and location were perfect.

We received a friendly and warm welcome from Clare & Michael who made us feel very at home.

This is certainly a place we will return to in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous accommodation with everything one could want. The Loft was very well equipped, comfortable and in a very peaceful location. Michael and Clare greeted us on arrival and nothing was too much trouble should it have been required.

The Loft was in an excellent position to explore the surrounding Dorset countryside with places such as Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Tyneham, Studland and Swanage within very easy reach.

We would be more than happy to return without any hesitation in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love living at Kings Orchard, it is such a peaceful location surrounded by farmland but so close to the spectacular Jurassic Coast.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Clay Pigeon Shooting 2 Miles at Purbeck Shooting School contact Joanna Brown. http://www.shooting.uk.com

We have close links to the nearby Olive Tree Cookery School, where you can attend one day, or longer, cookery courses in anything from Sicilian Cooking to mushroom foraging to cupcakes to Summer Desserts etc. The Olive Tree Cookery School have their own website with further details


The nearest coast/beach is Kimmeridge 2.5 miles but the Isle of Purbeck is surrounded by the breathtaking Jurassic Coast, England's first World Heritage site, some of the most beautiful coastline in the country. From the sandy beaches at Studland, fossil hunting/underwater nature trail at Kimmeridge and the rock formations at Durdle Door/Lulworth Cove there is something for everyone. Nearby Poole Harbour has Brownsea Island are also worth a visit


The use of car/car hire is recommend, some guests have been happy without, but, you are advised to discuss this. Bournemouth international airport, approx 25 miles away. Nearby are Corfe Castle, Kimmeridge, Lulworth, Durdle Door, Corfe Castle, Studland, Swanage, Poole, Sandbanks, Bournemouth, Weymouth and Dorchester. There is a mainline railway station at Wareham and the Sandbanks chain link ferry at Studland. There is also a steam train that runs between Corfe Castle and Swanage.


Wareham 2 miles, Swanage 7 miles, Corfe Castle 4 miles, Kimmeridge, 2.5 miles, Studland 8 miles, Poole 12 miles, Bournemouth 16 miles, Dorchester 16 miles and Weymouth 18 miles.

Further Details:

Perfectly located to explore the Isle of Purbeck, there is so much to see - the old stone village of Corfe, dominated by the spectacular ruin of Corfe Castle, Arne RSPB reserve, Swanage Steam Railway (from Norden to Swanage), The Blue Pools and deserted Tyneham village.

Within easy reach are cycle trails through Wareham Forest, Bovington Tank Museum, Dorchester and Abbotsbury Swan Sanctuary.

Water sport activities are available at Lulworth Cove include - Kayaking, Coasteering, Paddle boarding, Windsurfing and Kite surfing.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Sep 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Short Breaks may be accepted in low season, please request a price for the dates you would like.

A 20% non-refundable deposit by cheque or bank transfer is required at point of booking and the balance is to be paid two months prior to arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Friday, arrival time is from 3pm, departure is 10am
Short breaks possible in early or late season

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Xmas & New year 18th Dec to 6th Jan. Please ask for a price for the days you would like to stay.
Short breaks may be available in early or late season, prices on request.

20% deposit on booking and the remainder 2 months prior to arrival
. Late bookings are dealt with on a one ff basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 11-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Internet


  • Dining Area

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: We like to provided a friendly personal greeting and on site help to all our guests. We are more than happy to give our local knowledge and advise of places of interest to visit. An up to date local map and visitor literature are provide in both accommodations. Should you arrive by rail or bus we will collect you from the local stations. Single travelers may find it reassuring that we are on site nearly all of the time It should be noted that the buildings are only clad in wood to meet local planing requirements. They both meet the latest building standards for insulation and fire resistance. There are no 'extra' charges for electricity, heating, internet services etc. All services included in price. We are sorry to say we are unable accommodate any pets. Outside: Both The Loft and Stables have a private patio/ courtyard garden areas with BBQ and table & chairs Parking is available adjacent to both units

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