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HYDE AND SEEK RETREATS - The Cottage-Sleeps 10*Large garden*Heated Relaxing Pagoda *Fire Pit

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Updated: 25-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


The Cottage-Sleeps 10*Large garden*Heated Relaxing Pagoda *Fire Pit

Characterful with plenty of living space (some low beams) and large garden, perfect for children to play while you relax.

Kitchen - The heart of every home with Aga, conventional cooker, American style fridge/freezer, table and chairs, sofa and TV.

Dining Room and Lounge interconnected with large double sided log burner- large dining table with wooden stairs. Lounge with plenty of cosy seating to watch TV or relax in front of the fire. Spiral staircase also leading to upstairs.

Downstairs Bedroom-2 singles that make a King size– A real treat with en-suite bathroom and conservatory. En-suite - an amazing hand crafted bathroom with roll top bath and large shower .

Downstairs cloakroom and utility room. Upstairs:-

Double Bedroom- Wrought iron bed.

Master Bedroom – Super King bed

2 x Twin Bedroom – Two single beds.

Bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower room.

Garden –Football goal, swing, slide and climbing frame, pagoda with table and chairs, sofas and BBQ. Fire pit area.

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About the property

Hyde and Seek Retreats

These 2 lovely properties are in the amazing area of the Jurassic Coast and sit in a very secluded spot on the edge of Wareham Forest. The properties have their own gardens and play areas, about 2 acres for The Cottage and about 1 acre for The Barn. A great location for walking and cycling, with miles and miles of tracks. Hyde and Seek Retreats are very central with plenty to do in the area:-

Beeches - Studland, Swanage, Lulworth, Kimmeridge, Sandbanks and Weymouth.

Towns – Wareham, Corfe Castle, Swanage, Dorchester, Weymouth, Wimborne, Poole and Bournemouth.

Holiday Attractions- Monkey World, Tank Museum, Poole Harbour, Corfe Castle, Golf, Shooting, Windsurfing, Surfing, Sailing, Dry skiing, Sports Centre, Bird watching, Cycling and Walking

Both properties are self-catering and have:-

Wireless Internet

Secluded gardens.

Outside seating area.

BBQ area.

Fire pit.

Pets Welcome

Arrival and Departure: Arrival after 4.00pm

Departure by 10.00am Clients are asked to strip used beds and leave all bedding and provided hand towels in the utility room and to leave the property clean and tidy.

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About the Owner

Julie Osborne
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

Why Julie Osborne chose Purbeck

I bought this property as when I was looking for a place in the country I phoned an agent to enquire about another property which they had just sold and the agent said 'I have got another property but you wont like it as its on the edge of the forest and down a 1/2 mile track, in the middle of no where' She couldn't have been more wrong it was just what I was looking for!!!

What makes this cottage unique

As I drive into Hyde and Seek Retreats I always feel I am leaving the stresses of life behind and escaping to a magical place.

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57 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(57 traveller reviews)


Fabulous country retreat

  • 5 of 5

Six adults and four children had a wonderful time staying in this peaceful and beautiful spot. The dog also loved the large garden, banks of snowdrops and the ability to walk into Wareham Forest without having to be on a road. The wood burner and aga were loved by all, as were the squishy sofas. Kitchen was really well equipped with lots of saucepans serving dishes, china and cutlery. We used both the kitchen and dining area. The house is also a great base for visiting the nearby stunning countryside. Julie and Wayne were both brilliant hosts - they gave us more kindling asap when we asked. Highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful property in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house to celebrate my father-in-laws 60th birthday. The house was great, full of character and there was loads of room for the 6 adults and our 2 young children.

The secluded location is great and very peaceful. There is also so much to do in the area, we had a great visits to Lulworth Cove and Weymouth and both were close by.

We loved the house and area and hope to make a return visit again in the future, possibly in the summer months.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hyde Beeches is in a lovely, peaceful place in the Wareham forest and there is so much to do in the area. Pleased you enjoyed Lulworth Cove and Weymouth. There are plenty of other places to go to on your next visit!!
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Great House for larger Groups

  • 5 of 5

This was a very comfortable and well equipped property. Plenty of space for large groups and families. We stayed in the winter and enjoyed the wood burning stove but the gardens are large and would be a real asset for families wanting a summer break.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great that you found Hyde Beeches comfortable and well equipped, we do try to think of all the extras that make your stay enjoyable. The garden is amazing, especially in the warmer weather. New this year will be a relaxing hanging bed/tent called a cacoon and more play equipment for the children.
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Christmas in Dorset

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Hyde Beeches.Our party of 6adults and 4children fitted very comfortably in this delightful cottage.The children particularly like the garden to run free and of cause the cottage for games of hide and seek.The surrounding countryside was great for walks direct from the cottage which our dog enjoyed to the uppermost.

We had a slight problem as in most holiday homes but the owners were there in 30min to sort it out even though it was the holiday season,great service

This cottage was a delightful place to spend xmas with our family and would recommend it to all

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for recommending us and pleased you enjoyed your Christmas in the Cottage and that you found it comfortable. The walks from the Cottage are amazing. We very rarely have any problems but as with any property things can suddenly not work but it was a quick and easy fix. Looking forward to seeing you again in June this year.
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Wow! What a fantastic cottage!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we drove up the driveway, we were amazed at this fantastic cottage. It is like a picture in Country Living magazine. Three cosy areas to relax on settees, a wonderful kitchen, where four women could work together, and a dining table to host a party. Very comfortable bedrooms and beds. Two excellent showers and no queues to use the toilets. The men played golf at East Dorset, 27 holes, and the ladies walked around Corfe Castle and along the beach at Swanage. Good shopping at Sainsburys in Wareham.

Deer in the garden and many wild birds. We will return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to hear that Hyde Beeches looks like a picture from a Country Living magazine and that you enjoyed your stay and made use of the local golf course and walks. It is great to see the deer in the garden.
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Full of character, charm and very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a week away at Hyde Beeches. None of us wanted it to end. Our party ranged from a 12 month old to a 91 year old and the property/immediate surroundings catered so well for all of us.

- Directions to the property are clear and very easy to follow.

- The house and it's grounds are very well cared for.

- The woods are on your door step and are just idyllic for walking, cycling, wildlife watching and just escaping from the sometimes manic world we live in.

- Local towns, villages, train stations and visitor attractions are a short drive away.

- Kids loved playing in the garden, the fire pit meant for some beautiful autumnal evenings out toasting marshmallows and the outdoor heated pagoda was used both early morning and night.

There is so much more we could write to sing the praises of this property and it's owners but to summarise, Hyde Beeches has given us the best and most memorable family holiday we've ever had. Thank you. We will see you again!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear that you had the best and most memorable family holiday at Hyde Beeches. It is so lovely to be able to share, what we believe, is such a special place and to hear that other people also think this. Thank you and hope we will see you again. We are travelling at the moment and collecting some great new ideas to further enhance Hyde Beeches.
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From the Owner

I bought this property as when I was looking for a place in the country I phoned an agent to enquire about another property which they had just sold and the agent said 'I have got another property but you wont like it as its on the edge of the forest and down a 1/2 mile track, in the middle of no where' She couldn't have been more wrong it was just what I was looking for!!!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Bere Regis at 2.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Poole at 12 Miles Nearest Golf : The Dorset Resort at 1.5 Miles Nearest Train : Wareham at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : Southampton at 30 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Dorset Resort at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Dry Ski Slope at 8 Miles Nearest Beach : Studland, Lulworth, Kimmeridge, Swanage at 8 Miles Car: necessary

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12 miles from Jurassic Coast and its fantastic beaches, 1.5 miles from Dorset Resort Golf Club, 6 miles from Wareham train station, 3 miles from Bere Regis and the Pubs, 2 miles from Monkey World and the famous Tank Museum, 6 miles from historic Corfe Castle, 2 miles from a Shooting School and Gliding Club. 12 miles from Poole harbour for windsurfing, water skiing and sailing, 8 miles from Kimmeridge a great fossil beach and a good surf reef for extreme surfing and windsurfing, and 6 miles from a dry ski slope.

Near famous attractions such as Weymouth and Studland Beach, Hengistbury Head, Swanage Railway, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, Brownsea Island, Old Harry Rocks and Poole Harbour.

The Tank Museum: The exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day. As you explore the Museum's six large halls you will come face to face with vehicles that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th Century and hear first-hand accounts from those who fought in them. There is a unique collection of over 300 vehicles is regarded as the best in the world and includes the world's first ever tank.

Monkey World: Massive Ape and Monkey Sanctuary and Rescue Centre in Wool, Dorset

Golf: The Dorset Golf and Country Club (2 miles away). A wonderful golfing challenge for all ages and abilities with a Woodland, Lakeland and Parkland courses offering three championship loops of nine holes, creating a unique experience every time you play.

Wareham Golf Club (5 miles away). 18 hole golf course with superb views across Poole Harbour, Wareham Forest and Corfe Castle.

Bulbury Woods Golf Club (6 miles away). From first hole to last, it's an enjoyable experience, the surrounding ancient woodland, gently undulating landscape and panoramic views across the Purbecks providing the perfect backdrop to every stroke and step.

Many other courses within the Dorset area.


From the Owner

As I drive into Hyde and Seek Retreats I always feel I am leaving the stresses of life behind and escaping to a magical place.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 240 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Bathroom with Roll top bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Shower room
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, New 2014 - 2 sinks, large roll top bath, large shower.
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Downstairs
  • NEW OCTOBER 2014: We have installed a fabulous handcrafted bathroom off the downstairs bedroom with a walk in shower, roll top bath, 2 sinks and toilet.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Upstairs- Wrought iron bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Downstairs. Single beds that push together to make a King
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Upstairs with door to twin bedroom or to landing
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Upstairs with bay windows
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Upstairs- Door to bedroom 1 or landing.
  • All bedrooms are tastefully decorated with plenty of storage.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Conservatory
  • 10 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Wheelchair access- There is a downstairs bedroom off the kitchen with small step (ramp available), with two single beds that make into double bed. There is a new luxury bathroom, with bath and shower and a conservatory of this bedroom. Massage can be pre booked.

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