View of The Cart House
Sit back with the family in front of the wood burner and beautiful beams
King-size bedroom with sky light
Double bedroom with french doors
Twin bedroom
A quirky  kitchen and dining area
Dine with the whole family
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Large garden
Perfect for the children
1 / 12  View of The Cart House
2 / 12  Sit back with the family in front of the wood burner and beautiful beams
3 / 12  King-size bedroom with sky light
4 / 12  Double bedroom with french doors
5 / 12  Twin bedroom
6 / 12  A quirky kitchen and dining area
7 / 12  Dine with the whole family
8 / 12  Bathroom
9 / 12  Double bedroom
10 / 12  Single bedroom
11 / 12  Large garden
12 / 12  Perfect for the children

The Cart House

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Delightfully spacious property sleeping 9+1 in five bedrooms
  • Barn conversion property located alongside two other holiday cottages on the owners’ farm
  • Situated in a tranquil rural location in a small hamlet surrounded by open countryside
  • One bedroom is situated in an annex suite, offering private accommodation for two guests
  • Large gardens with almost one acre of lawns, providing plenty of space to relax and play
  • Located two miles outside the market town of Wareham with its shops, pubs, and cafes
Property code: IC142

Handsome barn conversion property offering spacious accommodation for up to ten guests, enjoying a peaceful location surrounded by attractive countryside on the owner’s Dorset farm.

The Cart House is situated on the 3000 acre Trigon Estate. It is one of three cottages in a peaceful rural hamlet with walks directly from the house. The Saxon town of Wareham is within two miles - here there are shops, public houses, restaurants and a river where rowing, fishing and boat trips can be enjoyed. On the outskirts of Wareham there are two golf courses, and within five minutes drive Arne; an RSPB protected site - a wonderful spot for bird watching and viewing deer beside this idyllic part of Poole Harbour. The picturesque village of Corfe Castle with its ancient castle and picturesque stone cottages is within seven miles, and the sandy beach of Swanage is within ten miles.

This property has, as its name suggests, been converted from the original cart house for the Trigon estate and it dates back to 1850. It is built with an attractive combination of brick and wood with lovely large windows. It has a light and airy feel with tiled and wooden floors downstairs and fitted carpets upstairs. On the ground floor there is a large sitting room with a stone fireplace, wood burning stove, comfortable sofas, television with DVD player and FreeSat; a spacious open plan fitted kitchen equipped with an electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine; a pleasant dining area with a long oak table beside a floor to ceiling window which comfortably accommodates ten people; a double bedroom with French doors opening into the garden, plus a family bathroom equipped with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC.

A wooden staircase leads up from the living room to three further bedrooms; a double bedroom with a king-size bed, a twin room and a single room, plus a shower room with built in shower, basin and WC. A further first floor double bedroom in situated in a brick built annex within only a few paces across the garden from the main house. Here, there is a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room with WC and basin. The annex is heated by efficient electric wall heaters. In the main house the ground floor is heated with thermostatically controllable electric radiators. Upstairs there are wall mounted electric radiators and additional radiators heated by the wood burning stove. A wooden cot, high chair and folding bed can be provided if required. Telephone available. WiFi available at no extra charge, but please note that due to the rural location of the property the internet can be slightly intermittent.

The Cart House has beautiful gardens of almost an acre. It is open plan at the front of the house and there is a secluded garden at the rear, with a small terrace and large areas of lawn which are surrounded by bushes and trees. Garden furniture, a parasol and a barbecue are provided so that visitors can enjoy meals in the sunshine. Three to four cars can be parked in the drive. Bus service and trains to London and Weymouth are available from Wareham.

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

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single and 1 double in the annex
  • 1 bathroom, 1 shower room and en-suite shower room in annex
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 3 dogs by arrangement (must be kept out of the bedrooms)
  • Beach 6 miles and pub and shop 2 miles
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Cottage has it's own private water supply
  • £150 security deposit required prior to arrival
  • Sleeps 9+1 (additional single bed available on request for an additional charge)

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Marie 6th March 2020

Beautiful cosy cottage, way bigger than expected. Great family escape

Reviewed by Naomi 31st January 2020

Made for a perfect winter weekend break with family. Within easy reach of the beautiful Dorset coast and great to come back to a well equipped kitchen to cook dinner for a big group and play games and cosy up round the wood fire. A perfect weekend. Thank you

Reviewed by David 24th January 2020

Beautifully situated cottage, very comfortable and spacious. Loved the attention to detail with equipment, especially provision of bird food, bird book and binoculars. Appreciated the welcome with milk and biscuits; a very nice touch.

Reviewed by Christina 29th November 2019

The location of this cottage is perfect for a relaxing getaway. It is set 8n some woodland, so its quiet and very pretty, but it's only a 2 mile walk or drive to Wareham - so close to supplies. This cottage is rustic - in that it has modern requirements such as heating and hot water, mod cons in the kitchen, but it has a lovely warm feeling of comfRead moreort. The annexe is very close to the main house and well lit to walk at night. The property is maisonette style, so be aware of this for noise. Hide

Reviewed by Clare 1st November 2019

Absolutely stunning location and really comfortable home for the weekend. We were a party of 8 including three young children and it was perfect for us. Beautiful garden - bring wellies! Dishwasher tablets not provided so bring your own. Insides of kitchen cupboards and drawers could have done with a clean and the rug in the living room was distincRead moretly doggy (we dont have a dog) but otherwise the house is lovely, cosy and well equipped. We appreciated the milk and biscuits too - thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Marian 4th October 2019

Lovely cottage in remote quiet and lovely location yet close to Wareham . Within easy reach of Wareham Forest ,Lulworth Cove , Corfe Castle, Swanage , Studland , Monkey World etc . So much to do and see nearby . Loved the log fire . Enjoyed seeing the deer in the garden. Would definitely come again.

Reviewed by Ashley 27th September 2019

Overall cleanliness was pretty poor with some areas that hasn't been cleaned for a very long time, garden not secure but is a fair size, kitchen is pretty well kitted out and modern, some lovely views in the area very well located

Reviewed by Annabel 13th September 2019

Lovely, peaceful location, walks from house to Wareham Forest - ideal for our two dogs. Property comfortable, if a little dated and tired looking & lack of foodstuff storage in kitchen. Flies a problem in kitchen, we invested in a flyswatter! Well situated for Corfe Castle, Arne RSPB Reserve, Durlston Country Park etc. Suntrap garden but take your Read moreown comfy chairs. Take dish cloth/tea towels/washing liquid/bin liners etc. All in all, we had a great holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 2nd August 2019

Large house and garden ideal for large groups. We had a wonderful holiday there. Very comfortable and well situated.

Reviewed by Barry 5th July 2019

The house was fabulous, and the garden was huge and isolated meaning my grandson had plenty of room to run and play and my daughters could sunbathe to their hearts content. The house was spotlessly clean with all the mod cons. The bedrooms were large airy and the beds extremely comfortable. We did not want to leave.

Reviewed by Michael 28th June 2019

We arrived to find the property inadequately cleaned and holidaycottages had to resolve a complaint on this matter. The house is in a great location in the countryside with some spacious rooms and garden. After a bad start we did enjoy our holiday and had the weather to make the most of the barbecue and garden. Some areas are a little cramped and sRead morehowers variable in quality. The 200+ bat colony under eaves are amazing, a bit smelly, but if you like wildlife there are things to enjoy. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 14th June 2019

The location was lovely - quiet and close to excellent walks in Wareham forest however we arrived to find the metal dustbins full to overflowing with rubbish scattered around the front garden where we assume animals had been scavenging. we waited until tuesday for the bin emptying day but nothing happened until we phoned the housekeeper to get it sRead moreorted - she arranged for the bins to be emptied and said collection day had changed, but the folder had not been updated Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 7th June 2019

The cottage is in a beautiful location and very quiet. If you want peace this is the best place to stay lots of walks which were great for the dog. You have to remember that this is an old cottage and you need to expect cob webs etc. We saw deer and at night if you stood on the patio you could see bats flying around. My hubby and I had the room dowRead morenstairs and you could lie in bed and just hear the birds singing total peace. Although dated in places the cottage in my opinion is lovely. Hide

Reviewed by Rosemary 25th May 2019

Lovely out of the way but convenient spot close to Wareham. Access down an unmade track Comfy beds Comprehensive info folder & leaflets. Very well equipped, even had food for the birds. be careful with dogs and small children - garden NOT enclosed and has small pond on one side in bushes but great space for games/relaxing. Loved watching variety ofRead more birds in the morning, deer on track & evening exodus of bats from under the eaves. Very enjoyable family stay. Hide

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