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The Snuff Box

Stoborough, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
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
  • Beautifully-planted garden with seating area, summer house and outdoor games area
  • Striking double-height lounge/diner with exposed beams and wood burner
  • Wonderful walks through the nearby Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve
  • 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 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.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 ground floor double and 1 twin with reduced height in the eaves
  • 1 bathroom in the eaves
  • Oven, hob, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • TV
  • Garden with seating
  • Central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Wi-Fi 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 5

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Greg 28th November 2019

A cosy comfortable cottage. Great for our 2 dogs too with a big garden and walks from the doorstep. Good quality furnishings. Hope to return.

Reviewed by Paul 9th November 2019

A very cosy cottage in a good location - lots to do within 30mins drive

Reviewed by Ricky 25th October 2019

Very nice cottage in a fabulous location for exploring the Isle of Purbeck. The wood burner and logs were a great bonus during the last week of October, and the fully enclosed garden was fantastic for our dogs. Lots of amenities close by, including a pub up the road. Also had the opportunity of meeting the owner, Kevin, at the beginning of our stayRead more who was extremely helpful and a pleasure to meet. Highly recommended property, thank you for a great week! Hide

Reviewed by Tig 11th October 2019

Comfortable, good sized, well located cottage. Nicely decorated. Good size for a couple with a dog. Enclosed back garden a treat, ample parking Easy walking to surrounding woods and Stoborough Heath.

Reviewed by M 4th October 2019

Beautiful property with everything you could possibly need during your stay. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Reviewed by Catherine 27th September 2019

Great for walking into Wareham and very close to RSPB Arne - the reason we chose it! Very comfortable and garden good for dog, but you do need to keep eye on them if small terriers as there is a potential escape route through hedge/ditch. Very happy with our choice - just could have done with better weather. PS keep the gate closed or you may end uRead morep with cows on the lawn! Hide

Reviewed by S 2nd August 2019

The cottage was a delightful place to stay for a weeks holiday. The house included everything that would be needed for a family to stay. The outside area was ample for the two dogs to play and explore. The garden also had a sunny disposition the whole day which was lovely to relax in during the evenings. The location enabled us to explore the rich Read moreand varied Dorset costal line and we found many hidden gems. Thank you for a lovely week! Hide

Reviewed by J 14th June 2019

The shower over the bath is very tight to get in if you are taller than 5 foot 6 inches. There is no window in the main bedroom just a set of French doors which you would not leave open at night. Would be extremely warm in the summer

Reviewed by C 7th June 2019

The Snuff Box for us was a lovely place to discover Dorset from. It is homely and welcoming, secluded and quiet. We arrived much later than expected on a cold and extremely wet evening after a very long drive.To find the cottage and access it easily was wonderful and the fact that the heating was on making it warm and welcoming was greatly appreciaRead moreted. It is a lovely place to return to after a long day out, close to a good pub and shop, what could be better? Hide

Reviewed by S 31st May 2019

This is a lovely cottage with a good sized garden for our large dog. So many dog walks / beaches within a short distance. Cottage was clean and had everything we needed. Would definitely book again!

Reviewed by Mrs J Murray 7th April 2019

Amazing cottage, great location. No negatives.

Reviewed by Mrs S Coyne 3rd April 2019

The cottage was clean and very pretty, centrally located for what we wanted. A lovely garden in a picturesque setting. The owner was friendly and helpful. It was a pleasant surprise to find Netflix on the bedroom TV.

Reviewed by Mr I Hyde 27th March 2019

Met all expectations. Well fitted out, quiet and comfortable. Ideally situated for seeing Dorset.

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