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The Snuff Box

Stoborough, Dorset
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning barn conversion in a peaceful rural setting, close to the historic Saxon walled town of Wareham
  • Striking double-height lounge/diner with exposed beams and wood burner, eautifully-planted garden with seating area, summer house and outdoor games area
  • Wonderful walks through the nearby Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve and just 1 mile from Wareham’s shops, cafes and pubs
Property code: DC184

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with this charming barn conversion set in an idyllic rural location just a short stroll from the riverside quay of the historic Saxon walled town of Wareham.

Set between the idyllic villages of Stoborough and Stoborough Green (both within 0.5 miles), this little gem gleams in South Dorset’s treasure chest. Sandwiched between the Rivers Frome and Piddle, the picturesque market town of Wareham is just a mile to the north – explore the circular trails of the Two Rivers Walk, through Purbeck’s wonderful wetlands. Encounter rare wildlife at Stoborough Heath, Hartland Moor, RSPB Arne and Holton Heath Nature Reserves (all within 5 miles), and discover the quaint wonders of Corfe Castle (3.5 miles), including a model village and a steam train to Swanage (9 miles).

This beautiful barn conversion has been lavished with love and care, to maximise light, air, space and old rural charm. The high-ceilinged and flagstone-floored lounge is almost baronial; opening the French doors lets the fresh green outside in. Wake in the bright, ground-floor double bedroom with a bathroom and step out into the garden with steaming coffee and croissants; after thrilling days of sea and sand, steam trains, cruises and rare creatures, gather round the glowing wood burner to reminisce and plan your next excursion. Kids will love gazing down from the landing gallery, and their secret bedroom snuggled in the eaves of the cottage. Outside, there’s a front lawn bordered by flowerbeds, shrubs and trees; to the rear, there’s a long, enclosed lawn, a gravel seating area, superb summer house and separate pond.

More wild wonders await at Studland and Godlingston Heath Nature Reserve (9 miles). Lulworth Cove (9 miles) is one of Britain’s best locations for coasteering, rock pooling, kayaking and paddleboarding. Catch the ferry from Studland or Poole (both 11 miles) to beautiful Brownsea Island, with its dramatic views across to the Purbeck Hills; its woods, heaths and lagoons are havens for red squirrels, kingfishers and terns. These experiences and so many more await in sublime South Dorset.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 ground floor double with ensuite and 1 twin with reduced height in the eaves
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 ground floor and 1 in the eaves
  • Oven, hob, dishwasher and washing machine, fridge-freezer
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs provided October - end of April
  • TV
  • Garden with seating
  • Central heating included
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shop and pub 600 yards, 2 boatyards/slipways within 1 mile
  • Regret no children under the age of 10 - Due to staircase
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Nicky Rice

This property is personally managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by D J 12th February 2024

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Reviewed by Stephen 22nd December 2023

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Lovely cottage ideal for the three of us. Enclosed garden was great for the dog

Reviewed by Daniella 8th December 2023

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Great place to stay, cozy, great garden for our dog and walking from the doorstep which is a bonus.

Reviewed by Chris 23rd November 2023

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Cottage was absolutely lovely and a great location and setup for us and our dog. The owner Kevin popped in when he was next door and he could not have been more helpful,friendly and welcoming. Whole heartedly recommend the Snuff box cottage and holidaycottages for their excellent professional customer service .

Reviewed by Elaine 22nd September 2023

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Home from home. You need for nothing. Very clean and tidy. Lovely big garden to sit and enjoy. Plenty of parking . You are made very welcome. Stayed many times. Can not wait to go back.

Reviewed by Karen 15th September 2023

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An attractive, well-presented and well-equipped property in a great location. The cottage is ideal for exploring Purbeck and is close to bus and rail links if you prefer to leave the car and parking worries behind. The new addition of a downstairs ensuite is a real plus and makes the facilities more suited to a wider range of people. The garden is Read morelarge, attractive and looks over the surrounding countryside and is a haven for both residents and wildlife. A great cottage with a wonderful feel. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 3rd September 2023

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Great cottage , lovely large secure garden for our dog.

Reviewed by Alison 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by Andrew 7th July 2023

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Great cottage with fab garden. Beware - extraordinarily hard double bed and would recommend you take your own pillows!

Reviewed by Hilda 23rd June 2023

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Beautiful location within walking distance from Wareham.

Reviewed by Elaine 21st April 2023

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Amazing stayed many times Quiet, clean, lovely garden to enjoy. New en-suite shower room. We can not wait to go back.

Reviewed by Suzanne 24th March 2023

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We had a lovely week at the Snuff Box. Perfect location and very comfortable! The recent addition of the en-suite shower room was brilliant. The garden was fantastic and our dog loved it!

Reviewed by Chris 10th February 2023

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Great cottage, really cosy and very comfortable. The gardens were good for our dogs. The location is great for getting around to all of the local places of interest. We had a question and Kev the owner couldnt have been more helpful also dropping by later to ensure that we were satisfied.

Reviewed by Robin 30th January 2023

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Great little cottage. Near to a lot of beaches and just as many walking areas. Very well equipped, especially in the kitchen. Noisy boiler and pipes would be my only complaint but certainly not a deal breaker. Can definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 27th January 2023

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Cottage was very clean. Small but cosy with a beautiful garden. Great location

Reviewed by Adele 23rd January 2023

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Cosy cottage in a good location with nice large garden. Log burner a real thrill! Thank you very much!

Reviewed by Sarah 29th December 2022

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A fantastic property in a great location for exploring the local area. Only a few miles from Corfe Castle and Studland Bay. The cottage itself is well appointed with everything you need. Our two dogs loved racing around the large garden and the views are wonderful. The only minor complaint was with the shower which kept alternating between boiling Read morehot and freezing cold until the final day when it worked perfectly! Would definitely recommend and we look forward to returning. Hide

Reviewed by Sean 25th November 2022

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Had a lovely couple of nights away in the cottage. Cottage had everything we needed. Lovely log burner supplied with logs!! Bottle of wine chilling in the fridge for when we arrived. Would definitely return. Great location for exploring the Dorset coast.

Reviewed by Lorraine 18th November 2022

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Lovely accommodation with everything you need supplied, even a bottle of wine and a pint of milk in the fridge upon arrival. No negative points to raise

Reviewed by Elaine 14th October 2022

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Reviewed by Marie 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Phil 5th August 2022

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Great location to explore the local area. Easy 20 minute drive to Swanage / Studland, Corfe Castle just down the road. We loved the Dorset Adventure Park. Accommodation had everything we needed and the dog loved the garden. Friendly owner and a bottle of wine waiting in the fridge.

Reviewed by Chris 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 8th July 2022

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An excellently situated cottage, convenient for the coast and many other activities. The owner is very welcoming and has been very thoughtful in the way in which the cottage is presented. It is extremely comfortable and well equipped and has a beautiful garden in which to enjoy leisure time. The stairs and upstairs bathroom can be a little tricky tRead moreo navigate but are a part of the quirkiness of the cottage. The stone floors and patio doors help to keep the cottage cool. Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Sheila 24th June 2022

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Very good location, unique little cottage but for us not a comfortable stay. Flagstone floor by its nature was harsh, cold and quite uneven. Very tight spiral staircase difficult to navigate, particularly at night to access the bathroom. Lovely Garden with seating but not dog proof. Ours escaped within a few minutes. Some additional furniture, likeRead more bedside tables, would have been useful as recessed alcoves not easily to access once in bed. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 17th June 2022

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We really enjoyed our stay in The Snuff Box. Lovely enclosed garden, great to sit in and enjoy the sun. Well situated to explore the area.

Reviewed by Tracy 10th June 2022

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I Highly recommend this beautiful converted barn and lovely garden any human or dog would be happy to relax in. Central to all attractions, and many to see. Nothing too much trouble for the landlord. Would definitely like to return at some point.

Reviewed by Susan 3rd June 2022

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The location and outside appeal of The Snuff Box are good but the cleanliness inside is poor, in my opinion.

Reviewed by Christine 27th May 2022

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Great accommodation. Great location and fabulous garden.

Reviewed by Elaine 22nd April 2022

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Amazing everything you need for a relaxing holiday Lovely barn full of character. Very clean and quiet. Garden was wonderful to sit in and enjoy. The owner could not have made us more welcome. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Julie 8th April 2022

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We had a wonderful cosy week in this lovely barn conversion. Our host Kev, bought us a supply of logs after we arrived & was such a lovely host. We had a Super comfy bed, great snuggly sofas with log burner. Our Dog loved the garden space which was very secure. Ideally placed to get out & about to so many Places of interest, beaches & great Dog walRead moreks. Local pub just a short walk, good menu choice, Very welcoming, lovely meals. All in a brilliant week & we will return no doubt. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 1st April 2022

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The garden is fabulous and the cottage is well equipped, warm and welcoming. An ideal location for Arne RSPB reserve and other local attractions. Very handy for dog walking with a good park across the road from the cottage.

Reviewed by Siobhan 27th March 2022

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Lovely cottage and great position to explore. Great for dogs .

Reviewed by S 4th March 2022

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This was our 4th visit to the cottage. Brilliant for us and the dog. Prefect location for long dog walks.

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