Beautiful cottage in a delightful location
Lovely lounge just full of character
Well-equipped kitchen
Open-plan kitchen/diner
Views towards to the garden
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom
Triple bedroom
Single bedroom
Shower room
Bathroom with separate shower
Birds eye view
Enjoy the woodland scenery!
Lots of greenery
1 / 16  Beautiful cottage in a delightful location
2 / 16  Lovely lounge just full of character
3 / 16  Well-equipped kitchen
4 / 16  Open-plan kitchen/diner
5 / 16  Views towards to the garden
6 / 16  Double bedroom
7 / 16  Double bedroom
8 / 16  Twin bedroom
9 / 16  Single bedroom
10 / 16  Triple bedroom
11 / 16  Single bedroom
12 / 16  Shower room
13 / 16  Bathroom with separate shower
14 / 16  Birds eye view
15 / 16  Enjoy the woodland scenery!
16 / 16  Lots of greenery

Arne Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
VE 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Attractive and light cottage with five bedrooms, sleeps ten
  • Sun roof floods the open plan kitchen and dining area with natural light
  • Large lounge with comfortable sofas for your entire party
  • Bi-fold doors open onto large terrace and garden with BBQ and garden furniture
  • Just a short drive from the Saxon town of Wareham and charming village of Corfe Castle
  • Surrounded by woodland, close to the RSPB nature reserve and local beaches
Property code: IC008

Gather your nearest and dearest for a holiday to remember in this stunning cottage. With five bedrooms, a large kitchen and wonderful outside terrace it can accommodate up to ten guests.

Arne Cottage is situated in the heart of the Purbeck countryside, surrounded by the National Trust protected lands of Middlebere and Hartland Moors, and close to the stunning inland estuaries of Poole harbour. It is also a short distance from the RSPB nature reserve at Arne where the BBC's popular 'Autumnwatch' and 'Winterwatch' programmes were based last year. Here, bird lovers can enjoy looking out for Dartford warblers, nightjars and avocets to name just a few. There are a variety of marked walks for visitors to enjoy which lead through the reserve and on to the coast at Shipstal Point. Arne also has a Saxon church, as well as a shop and cafe serving local produce. Nearby places to visit include Corfe village with its iconic castle, teashops and pubs, as well as the sandy beaches at Studland and the quaint coastal resort of Swanage. Shipstal Point in the nature reserve also has a small beach on Poole Harbour - within a 40 minute walk.

Arne Cottage dates back to 1863 and has lattice windows, as well as attractive climbing plants adorning the brickwork. It is a charming semi-detached property offering comfortable accommodation across five bedrooms for ten guests. The focal point of the cottage is the newly equipped, open plan kitchen and dining area - a wonderful bright and airy spot with glass bi-fold doors along one entire wall. These fold back to make the outside terrace feel like part of the room. The superb fitted kitchen has ample workspace and is well equipped with two microwaves, two ovens with grills, an induction hob, full sized fridge, freezer with ice maker, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier. The dining table accommodates ten guests comfortably. Also on the ground floor is a good sized living room with generous sofa seating for the whole party, positioned around a feature fireplace (we regret that this cannot be used). A Smart TV with DVD player, as well as a variety of games and books are provided for guests enjoyment.

There are two bedrooms on the ground floor; a double bedroom and a twin room overlooking the garden with a chest of drawers. Hanging space is provided in the adjoining hallway which leads to a shower room with shower cubicle, W.C. and basin. There is also a cloakroom with W.C. and basin provided on this level. Stairs lead up to three additional bedrooms, plus a tiled family bathroom with shower cubicle, bath, W.C. and basin. The bedrooms comprise of a triple room with built in wardrobes and chest of drawers, single room with a desk and some drawer storage, and a double bedroom with TV and DVD player, dressing table and storage space. A travel cot and high chair can be provided. Central heating, electricity and WiFi are all provided without extra charge.

Outside, there is an attractive, fenced rear garden which is laid to lawn with shrubs and small trees. This can be accessed through a gate to the side of the property or onto the adjoining terrace via the bi-fold doors of the kitchen. Here, a charcoal BBQ and garden furniture are provided for guests to enjoy dining al fresco. There is in-line parking available for at least three cars on the paved driveway. Regular bus and train services are available from the Saxon walled town of Wareham which is less than a ten minute drive away. Wareham has a good range of pubs, restaurants and shops to try, many of which are focused around the picturesque riverside quay where day boat trips can be taken out to Poole Harbour and beyond. There is a public house at Stoborough - 40 minutes walk away. The popular attractions of Monkey World, the Tank Museum and Lulworth Castle are all less than twenty minutes drive away.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom, 1 shower room and 1 separate WC
  • 2 microwaves, 2 electric ovens and hob, fridge/freezer with ice compartment, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 medium-sized dog welcome
  • Amenities a short drive away
  • Smart TV/DVD in lounge and TV/DVD in double bedroom

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
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Reviewed by John 5th July 2019

A very nice house in a great location, well appointed and spacious, but depending on season take some mozzie deterent

Reviewed by Pamela 17th May 2019

We have stayed at 6different cottages with holiday cottages and they just get better

Reviewed by Sue 26th April 2019

Lovely location big accommodation for large families. But bring your own towels.

Reviewed by David 5th April 2019

Nice position close to RSBP reserve and countryside, quiet and clean, overall very nice. Like everywhere the price goes leaping up during school holidays.

Reviewed by Gillian 15th March 2019

Great property which suited our party, of 8 adults and 2 children, perfectly for a family birthday get together. A well equipped kitchen made catering for 10 a stress free experience! There was also the added bonus of Arne RSPB Reserve being so close.

Reviewed by Eve 25th January 2019

Lovely cottage, just what we were after. Very comfortable & matched the photos perfectly. Great sound system & smart tv. A few welcoming essentials (tea, milk & loo roll) were supplied for arrival. Close to the beach. Overall a really lovely place to stay.

Reviewed by Angela 19th October 2018

Location ideal for visiting all the attractions. Plenty of walks, short drive into Wareham for eating places and shopping.

Reviewed by Lily 21st September 2018

Our family group loved this cottage. The location was lovely and the cottage is spacious and very well equipped.

Reviewed by Doreen 31st August 2018

We got the impression that the cottage was near the sea, but we were quite a drive to the beaches. Its very good if you are interested in birds though, as we were within walking distance for the RSPB at Arne

Reviewed by Jennifer 20th July 2018

Overall this was a lovey cottage in pleasant surroundings and ideal for a large family. There was a good outdoor garden which was safe for small children and games. The induction hob in the kitchen was a bit challenging to start with, but fine once we had sorted pan size to plates.

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Beautiful cottage in a delightful location
Lovely lounge just full of character
Well-equipped kitchen
Open-plan kitchen/diner
Views towards to the garden
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom
Triple bedroom
Single bedroom
Show 4 moreShower room


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