View towards the pretty enclosed garden
Cosy lounge with character features and woodburner
Relax in front of the fire
Lounge leading to the kitchen/diner
Kitchen and dining area
Well-equipped kitchen
Spacious king-size bedroom
King-size bedroom
Bathroom with handheld shower attachment
View towards the property
Wareham's quayside and the river Frome
Swanage coast within a 20 minute drive
1 / 12  View towards the pretty enclosed garden
2 / 12  Cosy lounge with character features and woodburner
3 / 12  Relax in front of the fire
4 / 12  Lounge leading to the kitchen/diner
5 / 12  Kitchen and dining area
6 / 12  Well-equipped kitchen
7 / 12  Spacious king-size bedroom
8 / 12  King-size bedroom
9 / 12  Bathroom with handheld shower attachment
10 / 12  View towards the property
11 / 12  Wareham's quayside and the river Frome
12 / 12  Swanage coast within a 20 minute drive

Mill Cottage

Wareham, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Quaint cottage sleeping four
  • Period property with some attractive, well-maintained features
  • Pretty, enclosed garden with seating area
  • Located in the Saxon walled town of Wareham in South Dorset Short walk to the town’s Quay on the River Frome
  • Just five miles to Shipstal beach on Poole Harbour
Property code: MILCO

Pretty cottage sleeping four guests, located within the walls of the Saxon town of Wareham: a picturesque town with its quay, independent shops, and good range of restaurants and cafes.

Set at the heart of the historic town of Wareham, this quaint and welcoming cottage makes a delightful holiday home for a family seeking a relaxing spot in the beautiful Purbeck region of Dorset. The property is within a mile of the town’s many attractions, including a range of great pubs, restaurants and independent shops, as well as the thriving Quay, the ancient Saxon walls and the beautiful River Frome. With a ferry service to Poole, and several nature reserves nearby, this charming getaway is an ideal base for exploring this idyllic area.

On entering this charming period property, you will find yourself in the snug and inviting lounge which retains original features including a beamed ceiling and an inglenook fireplace which houses a warming wood burner. There’s also a light and attractive country-style kitchen/diner with underfloor heating, which makes an ideal space for sharing a meal and planning your day. Heading to the first floor via steep cottage-style stairs, you will find two cosy king-size bedrooms. There’s also a first-floor bathroom and a ground-floor shower room. Stepping outside, you can unwind in the delightful enclosed patio garden which has a BBQ and outdoor furniture so you can sit back with a glass of wine at the end of great day.

Famous for its connections with TE Lawrence, the pretty town of Wareham is close to the beautiful nature reserves of Stoborough Heath (2 miles), Arne Reedbeds (2.5 miles) and Hartland Moor (3 miles). There are stunning beaches at Studland (11.5 miles) and Kimmeridge Bay (8.5 miles) or you could visit the historic village of Corfe Castle (5.5 miles). Other local attractions include The Blue Pool (3 miles), Lulworth Castle (6.5 miles), Monkey World (6.5 miles) and The Bovington Tank Museum (7 miles), or you can catch the chain ferry to Sandbanks and the popular town of Poole.

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

  • 2 king-size bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath with shower attachment and WC Shower room with shower and WC downstairs
  • TV/DVD, and iPod dock Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Booster seat and buggy available
  • Parking for 1 small car, plus additional roadside parking locally
  • Pubs and shops within walking distance and beach 5 miles
  • Arrival 3.30pm

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Steph 19th July 2019

This is a lovely cottage within easy reach of all amenities in Wareham. It is very well equipped and comfortable. The small garden at the rear was delightful in the very hot evenings. There is so much to do within easy reach of Wareham and with a very nice pub (with good pub grub) just a few minutes walk away. It suited our party well.

Reviewed by Michael 12th July 2019

The cottage had everything and more perfect location for all sightseeing. Mel was particularly helpful. In a word perfect .we shall definitely b re booking.

Reviewed by Denise 17th May 2019

4th holiday in this cottage - say no more!!

Reviewed by Neil 26th April 2019

Lovely old cottage with great character and beautiful courtyard garden. Centrally located with pleasant short walk down through alley ways into lovely Wareham with it's wall walk, good pubs, restaurants, and independent shops. However, should be noted car parking is an issue. There is allocated space behind cottage, it is small with access through Read morevery narrow driveway between the terraced cottages (Ford Focus size car is max) road outside also narrow and parking limited. Hide

Reviewed by James 16th November 2018

Really lovely little cottage, comfortable and warm, well located for Wareham itself and the wider Purbeck Island. The cottage works really well with dogs as the garden is enclosed and the wall and river walks are nearby, would definitely book again

Reviewed by Patricia 21st September 2018

This is a pretty cottage, clean, well equipped and close to the centre of Wareham, which has many pubs and restaurants in which to eat. If you have a car larger than a Mini, then parking at the rear of the property would be a problem, as the access is VERY narrow. Apart from that everything about the cottage was fine. Good walks all around and boatRead more trips available close by. Hide

Reviewed by G E 14th September 2018

The cottage is very comfortable, with a pretty garden set on two levels ideal for eating outside. Its a very quiet area despite being on a quite used road. Ideally situated to see the area, we went to Swanage, Poole, Weymouth all by bus, from the town, from Poole there are lots more places to visit. The Kings Arms pub is just down the road and is vRead moreery welcoming, and does lovely meals. Hide

Reviewed by John 7th September 2018

Cottage on a quiet road in the heart of Wareham, a very pleasant little town in Purbeck, with a Saxon church nearby, also Arne Nature Reserve, Studland Bay, Corfe Castle. King's Arms pub is very friendly with good food (avoid Italian Kitchen, over-rated and very overpriced - 21 for distinctly unpleasant sea bass). The cottage garden is quiet and reRead morelaxing. The entrance to the parking at the back of the cottage is tricky even for a small car, impossible for a large one. Hide

Reviewed by Janice 24th August 2018

a lovely home from home - Mill Cottage was a very cosy and comfortable cottage with everything you could wish for. Beds extremely comfy, Mel was very welcoming, lovely touch with cream tea and flowers. Short walk to shops and restaurants in Wareham. Would definitely go back

Reviewed by Steven 10th August 2018

Great location for exploring the area, pubs and amenities within walking distance. Lovely comfortable cottage with lots of home touches. Very well equipped, very comfortable, excellent wifi (very important for teenager), great for our dog, more spacious than we were expecting. We have stayed in many holiday lets but this one just felt a bit more 'hRead moreome from home'. Special thanks to Mel who kindly posted clothes that we left in a wardrobe! Hide

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