With fantastic countryside views, this beautifully converted former Victorian schoolhouse makes a lovely holiday home for nature lovers wanting to explore Poole Harbour and the stunning Dorset coast.
Set beside RSPB Arne, this exquisite country house is a paradise for lovers of wildlife, water, woods and birdwatching. Arne is one of the RSPB’s flagship habitats and a haven for rare species, including all six British reptile species. Introduce your children or friends to passions that will last forever, at Arne and neighbouring Hartland Moor and Stoborough Heath (both within 4 miles). Explore the independent shops, pubs, galleries, restaurants and tea rooms of picturesque Wareham (4.5 miles) and the romantic village of Corfe Castle (5.5 miles); don’t miss Corfe’s superb model village, and catch a steam train to discover the delights of Swanage (12 miles).
Inside, you’ll find a bright and breezy interior, with gorgeous green and blue views. After thrilling days of coastal fun, gather on comfy sofas around the crackling wood burner to plan your next adventure. Open the French doors and let the fresh, salty sea air flood in to rejuvenate jaded minds. Conjure cornucopias of fine local seafood in the bright and spacious kitchen/diner, and savour al fresco feasts on the terrace, lulled by the soft sea sounds. Upstairs, soak in a steaming bath before drifting to your bedroom sanctuaries; both twin rooms enjoy sea vistas, and one has a lovely en-suite. Kids will love the freedom of the field, and chance meetings with local deer.
Explore the enchanting Studland and Godlingston Heath Nature Reserve (11 miles), and bask on white sands at Shell Bay (14 miles). Take the ferry from Studland to idyllic Brownsea Island and across to pretty Poole (13.5 miles). Durlston Country Park (12 miles) has a castle and a sublime mosaic of sea cliffs, downs, ancient meadows, hedgerows, woodlands and dry-stone walls. Let the magic of Lulworth Cove (13 miles) beckon you to its blissful rock pools and wild water sports.