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Secluded 4 Bedroom Purbeck Property ideal for family gatherings. large gardens.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Pippins, a hidden gem near a beautiful river and walks, quiet private position.

*This property can also be found at pippinspurbeck.co.uk*

To speak directly with the owner please call :07960176387



Fridays- Mondays & Mondays- Fridays

At a cost of 65% of the weekly charge.

DURING PEAK SEASONS: The change over day for weekly bookings is Fridays....out of season breaks, change over days are negotiable! :)

Pippins is a a secluded and versatile 4 bedroom house with 2 balconies overlooking it's lush gardens. The large fire place and numerous large comfortable sofas will provide a cosy and relaxing retreat in all seasons. Unlimited supply of wood for the burners in the winter make sure you will be warm and cosy! The location offers great opportunities for numerous outdoor activities with lots of walks on the doorstep, cycling and the lovely river walk into Wareham itself with numerous pubs and restaurants, boat trips and boat hire available at the quay!

Or you can just relax in the gardens in peace and quiet. Arne nature reserve, Poole Harbour and RSPB 5 minutes away. Plenty of parking for all your family and friends. Although charming upstairs because of the sloping ceilings for the taller amongst us there would be limited headroom. 2 sets of steps up to the property from the driveway, left hand side takes you up to the main garden, side access and front door with gently sloping steps.

The steps to the main front door and front garden are steeper and would not suit disabled or wheelchairs, without help.

Short distance for Arne Nature Reserve (RSPB), even closer to Stoborough Common and Hartland Moor for miles of walks. Whole area good for cycling and exploring the Purbecks.

Please contact us for any further information or quotes!

Any other questions please feel free to ask!

Thanks for looking! :)

More Details

Property Manager
William Hamilton
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
2 May, 2018

About William Hamilton

Bill & Annie

Why William Hamilton chose Wareham

Perfect setting for family gatherings, reunions or two families sharing with plenty of space to spread out and around, inside and out.

Ideally positioned for peace and quiet if and when you want it, yet close enough to all the benefits of this beautiful area, it's wonderful coastline, villages and scenery!

What makes this house unique

Good central position and close to all places of interest.

Surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, amazing blue flag beaches and hidden coves.

Commons, heathlands and hills for masses of walks and cycling!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Bill and Annie

I just wanted to send you a quick note to say we all had such a lovely time at Pippins. What an amazing house and garden for our kiddies to play in, they had a blast and could have spent all week just playing there! It was spacious enough for all of us to stay in without feeling on top of each other.

The location was perfect and we loved walking to the lovely high street by the water. We really would love to return again one day.

Despite our bumpy start to the holiday where my brother was admitted to Poole hospital overnight (he had Quincy), the rest of the trip was fun and relaxed. Shame about the weather but we made the most of every day!

I can see why the house is so popular and we really hope to be back again one day in the future to explore more of Dorset!

Heidi & Jonny
Aug 2017
  • 1 of 5


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Wareham in Arne

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor family bathroom with separate shower. First floor shower room and wc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1--super king size/ balcony overlooking side garden & hill views/ with Dressing room or cot room. Bedroom 2--(ground floor) Kingsize double bed/ balcony. side views over garden and woods, front view to driveway. Bedroom 3--(ground floor) double + bunk beds. side view to garden and woods. Bedroom 4-- upstairs twin beds..with children's chill area off, side view to woods and garden, chill area views above drive and trees.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Pets are welcome but please not in bedrooms or upstairs (bring their own favoured bed!). £20 / week / pet Outside: Front and side secluded gardens. BBQ, outdoor furniture, picnic benches. Games. Utility Room: Washing machine, drying area and separate tall fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and the property is cleaned on change overs (you will however need to bring your own beach towels). Other: Dining room - seating for up to 10 people. French doors to garden. Docking station with digital radio Storage cupboards.


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Secluded 4 Bedroom Purbeck Property ideal for family gatherings. large gardens.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 23 reviews

Did not want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 5 friends with an extra 2 who joined for 1 night. It was a wonderful weekend: fresh fish bbqs, riverside walk from the house to wareham Saturday market and a twin criers competition, the local beautiful corfe castle ruin and a wonderful trip to Lulworth cove. What a spot! And what a house - truly peaceful gardens and multiple spaces inside and out to be together or reading alone. We wanted for nothing, other than to return!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sincere thank you's Elantha for such a wonderful review! So pleased that you and your friends had a lovely stay. We agree, Pippins is the best thing that has ever happened to us! love it more each day. Welcome back anytime. Regards Bill & Annie 😊
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  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from a family weekend at Pippins and we had a great time. The house is beautifully warm with a gorgeous fire which was great after chilly days out, plus plenty of hot water. The owners were very helpful and produced 2 travel cots which saved having to bring one. It’s not far from wareham for shopping etc and also handy for several attractions. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely stay in a lovely home!

  • 4 of 5

The house was easy to find with a private driveway with lots of space for cars. The house itself was cosy and inviting. It was nice to go back after a day out. The kitchen was great for family dinners and socialising, whilst the out room was convenient to sort out our wet wellies or wet suits!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Tara, pleased you found Pippins suited your party and enjoyed your time at Pippins, shame the weather was not up to much but didn't stop you getting about and having a good time! All the best 😀 Bill & Annie
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Fantastic house for family celebrations

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped house. Plenty of room for my 60th celebration. 6 adults and a baby.

Lovely secluded garden with BBQ. Perfect.

Thanks Bill and Annie. Sue

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sue and family, many thanks for your kind review and also for leaving Pippins in such an immaculate condition! Glad you all had a great time (weather was amazing!) and we got to meet you. Welcome back anytime :) Regards Bill & Annie
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A fantastic property - home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 5 with ages ranging from 29 - 64 and we all unanimously agreed about what a fantastic place this was. Everything was very very clean and all the necessary equipment to make sure we had a comfortable weekend had already been thought of. The bedrooms were all wonderful as were the bathrooms. We enjoyed such comfy sofas after long days of walking. The garden was fantastic and we even managed to enjoy a bbq! The highlight of the house is how well equipped the kitchen was and the fantastic big dining table that allowed us to gather and chat - such a lovely house and cannot wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a wonderful review Hiri and friends! We are so pleased that you all had such a good time and also very grateful as you left Pippins the cleanest we have ever seen it, You could be doing our housekeeper out of a job! Welcome back any time, feel sure there are probably a lot more walks you didn't have time for! All the best to you and yours. Bill & Annie
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Pippins - an entirely suitable property and garden for a family holiday in the Isle of Purbeck.

  • 5 of 5

Pippins is a rather unusual property, having undergone conversion from a bungalow to a four bedroomed house within the original roof structure and with added dormers. Consequently the headroom on the first floor is restricted in places. Having said this, the house and its extensive and attractive garden provided very satisfactory accommodation for our family group of 8 persons (which comprised my two daughters, their partners and respective children - a boy of 6 years and girl of 4 years- my partner and myself) We enjoyed brilliant and warm weather (in the second week of April) which enabled us to make full use of the garden which was a magical playspace for the children. The privacy of the house and garden was an added attraction. The house is well equipped.

Situated in a quiet residential area, Pippins is within easy walking distance of Wareham along the banks of the River Frome. It is an ideal location for enjoying the many attractions in this very beautiful area of Dorset.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review Adrian. We love Pippins and it's so nice to hear from people who have stayed, enjoyed the house, gardens and surrounding areas. There is so much to do on the doorstep and Purbeck is one of the jewels of our beautiful country! Thank you again for leaving Pippins so clean and tidy (welcome back any time) and we take this opportunity to wish you and yours all the best for the future. Kind Regards Bill & Annie
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Corfe Castle
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Wareham Quay Inn
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Poole Quay
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wareham Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Wareham National Rail
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wareham Quay Inn
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Arne National Nature Reserve

Wareham market town is just a short and scenic stroll along riverside for a good variety of shops, supermarkets, banks, pubs and restaurants. Boat hire and trips available from the quay (subject to tides).

Swanage 10 miles for steam railway and all you would expect from this unchanging Victorian seaside town, pier, fishing trips, boat hire, pleasure rides, diving, Durlston Country Park and the new Jurassic Heritage Centre.

Festivals throughout the year and the renown Swanage Carnival in the summer!


Arne Nature Reserve - sandy beaches 3 miles away and overlooking Poole bay. RSPB.

Studland - miles of safe sandy beaches, sand dunes, beach cafes, chain ferry to Bournemouth & Poole.

Swanage - safe sandy beaches, Victorian seaside town.



Wareham 1 mile.

Corfe Castle 4 miles.

Swanage 10 miles.

Poole 10 miles.

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door 10 miles.

Bournemouth 16 miles.

Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World, 8 miles.

Norden park and ride for Swanage steam railway 4 miles.

Famous Corfe Castle-Lulworth cove and All within 10 miles!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Wareham, Dorset

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking deposit of 20%. Balance of payment due no later than 4 weeks before booked date.
If booking less than 4 weeks before holiday date, payment in full please.
Part weeks are charged at 65% of the full week cost.
Pets incur an additional £20/ week plus security deposit of 20% no later than 7 days before holiday- fully refunded within 3 days of leaving if all is well.

Changeover Day:
Peak periods change over day is Friday
Off peak, midweek and weekends available with change overs on Mondays and Fridays.
Arrivals 5 pm.(17.00hrs) Departure. 12 noon

Notes on prices:
Short break price is 65% of full week price

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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