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The Snuff Box

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

  • 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, fridge-freezer
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs provided 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 10
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Nicky Rice

This property is personally managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 8th July 2022

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An excellently situated cottage, convenient for the coast and many other activities. The owner is very welcoming and has been very thoughtful in the way in which the cottage is presented. It is extremely comfortable and well equipped and has a beautiful garden in which to enjoy leisure time. The stairs and upstairs bathroom can be a little tricky tRead moreo navigate but are a part of the quirkiness of the cottage. The stone floors and patio doors help to keep the cottage cool. Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Sheila 24th June 2022

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Very good location, unique little cottage but for us not a comfortable stay. Flagstone floor by its nature was harsh, cold and quite uneven. Very tight spiral staircase difficult to navigate, particularly at night to access the bathroom. Lovely Garden with seating but not dog proof. Ours escaped within a few minutes. Some additional furniture, likeRead more bedside tables, would have been useful as recessed alcoves not easily to access once in bed. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 17th June 2022

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We really enjoyed our stay in The Snuff Box. Lovely enclosed garden, great to sit in and enjoy the sun. Well situated to explore the area.

Reviewed by Tracy 10th June 2022

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I Highly recommend this beautiful converted barn and lovely garden any human or dog would be happy to relax in. Central to all attractions, and many to see. Nothing too much trouble for the landlord. Would definitely like to return at some point.

Reviewed by Susan 3rd June 2022

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The location and outside appeal of The Snuff Box are good but the cleanliness inside is poor, in my opinion.

Reviewed by Christine 27th May 2022

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Great accommodation. Great location and fabulous garden.

Reviewed by Elaine 22nd April 2022

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Amazing everything you need for a relaxing holiday Lovely barn full of character. Very clean and quiet. Garden was wonderful to sit in and enjoy. The owner could not have made us more welcome. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Julie 8th April 2022

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We had a wonderful cosy week in this lovely barn conversion. Our host Kev, bought us a supply of logs after we arrived & was such a lovely host. We had a Super comfy bed, great snuggly sofas with log burner. Our Dog loved the garden space which was very secure. Ideally placed to get out & about to so many Places of interest, beaches & great Dog walRead moreks. Local pub just a short walk, good menu choice, Very welcoming, lovely meals. All in a brilliant week & we will return no doubt. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 1st April 2022

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The garden is fabulous and the cottage is well equipped, warm and welcoming. An ideal location for Arne RSPB reserve and other local attractions. Very handy for dog walking with a good park across the road from the cottage.

Reviewed by Siobhan 27th March 2022

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Lovely cottage and great position to explore. Great for dogs .

Reviewed by S 4th March 2022

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This was our 4th visit to the cottage. Brilliant for us and the dog. Prefect location for long dog walks.

Reviewed by James 28th January 2022

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Lovely cottage, characterful and well equipped. Great location for RSPB Arne, Poole Harbour and Purbeck and cosy and comfortable accommodation. Strongly recommend.

Reviewed by Isla 26th November 2021

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Lovely cosy cottage. Good CH and wood burner was fab. Garden great for dogs, and well cared for rec with poop bins just opposite! Very well equipped kitchen with good quality items. As others have commented, you do need to take great care on the spiral staircase which leads to bathroom and bedroom 2. A downstairs loo would have been a help but obviRead moreously nowhere to put it! Shop nearby. Loads of interesting places to visit only a stones throw away. Hope to return! Hide

Reviewed by Alison 15th November 2021

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We were thrilled with the cottage, providing a relaxing retreat. It was extremely clean, well maintained and a great location for exploring Dorset. The enclosed (secure) garden was great for our young Labrador, sited away from any road ! We would most definitely recommend the cottage and hope to return in the future.

Reviewed by S 29th October 2021

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We have had a lovely week in the cottage (3rd visit!). Perfect for the dog with the enclosed garden and so many long walks nearby. The wind blew the fence down whilst we there (50mph wind gusts!) but the owner came and put up a temporary fence to ensure the garden was still enclosed - couldn't ask for better service. Shops and takeaways nearby. PerRead morefect for a nice relaxing week :-) Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 22nd October 2021

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Lovely cottage for a smaller family like ours and especially good if you have a dog with a great, enclosed back garden. Excellent location for easy access across most of Dorset especially Studland and the rest of Purbeck. We had a great holiday staying here.

Reviewed by Elaine 15th October 2021

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Quiet, clean, home from home you could not ask more. You wanted for nothing. We can not wait to return.

Reviewed by Gill 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by helen 10th September 2021

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Lovely cottage in a perfect location. Close to walks, pubs, shops etc. Nice big enclosed garden and ample room to park.

Reviewed by Steven 27th August 2021

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Really disappointed. The garden was not secure and if you allow dogs to stay then you should cater for them, especially as the cottage has two busy roads running along side it. The shower was also inadequate. I am only 5 foot tall and even I struggled in it. The location was brilliant, 20 minutes from everywhere.

Reviewed by Andrew 13th August 2021

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Fantastic place to stay, lovely and quiet but close enough to Wareham and other places to be convenient. The cottage is lovely and comfortable with everything we needed to make the holiday perfect. Brilliant sized garden, perfect for our dog to play in. We were all very sad to leave at the end of our stay!

Reviewed by Richard 9th July 2021

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Super location - near RSPB Arne (4 miles) and Stoborough Heath (from outside the cottage) - great for birdwatching. The flooring downstairs (including double bedroom) is suitable for dogs (very rugged paving) but a bit lacking in comfort for humans! A good kitchen. Bed downstairs rather hard. So, overall good, but a bit lacking in creature comfortsRead more. Rugs and big, fluffy towels would really help. Slightly overlooked by next door neighbours - but they were very quiet and discreet. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Janet 25th June 2021

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Beautiful barn conversion, location perfect for making the most of the local facilities and the wider attractions. The wine, milk, tea, coffee and biscuits were a welcomed gift after a long journey. Serviceable and fairly clean, just a shame the property wasnt presented to it full potential. Such a beautiful garden but lack of outside facilities ( Read morechair cushions and barbecue) limited its enjoyment. Hide

Reviewed by David 11th June 2021

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The cottage is very nice and comfortable. It is in a quiet area just outside Wareham. We did some good walks near Maltravers and visited Eype and some of the local beaches. Also did a trip to Corfe and visited the lovely tea shop near the miniature railway, I would recommend particularly if you have a dog. The garden is quite big and secure. There Read moreis a pub within 5 mins on foot that is welcoming and does good food. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 4th June 2021

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Really nice well equipped cottage that was spotlessly clean. Nice comfy beds and cottage was lovely and cool inside even though we stayed during a very warm week. A lovely large garden for our dog but the road noise at the back was constant. Lots to do nearby so a good location We didn't realise that another holiday cottage was right next to it, weRead more were lucky that the people there at the same time as us were exceptionally quiet but it could have spoilt our holiday if we had noisy neighbours. Hide

Reviewed by Katherine 28th May 2021

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Lovely little cottage, set on a lane off a main road and a short stroll from the wonderful Stoborough Heath. Do be warned, the spiral stairs are tight and require reasonable mobility, as does the under-eaves shower. Superbly equipped kitchen, calm spacious garden despite inevitable traffic rumble, wonderfully cool in the hot weather. No large superRead moremarket nearby, but that can be a blessing; Wareham's shops & Saturday market are more than adequate. A bit of an oasis. Delightful. Hide

Reviewed by PAUL 21st May 2021

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Excellent well equipped property with a super garden (if you get the weather) in an ideal location for exploring.

Reviewed by William 23rd December 2020

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Beautiful cottage in a great location to access the best the Isle of Purbeck has to offer. Lovely barn conversion perfect location for a family getaway. The cottage has everything you could need from firewood to a kitchen with more appliances than we are used to at home. Would highly recommend and intend to return again in the future.

Reviewed by L B 8th December 2020

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We enjoyed our stay and would go back again. Lovely setting. Nice and quiet.

Reviewed by Mark 4th December 2020

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We loved the cottage, small but very well equipped. quiet and cozy, comfortable beds and furnature.dogs loved the garden. The location was great for walks and plenty to do in the area. wood burner was fab.some fire lighters and more wood would have been nice. i realy enjoyed my stay and would recommend this one to friends.

Reviewed by Lynne 30th October 2020

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Yes. Lovely little cottage in a good quiet location. Log burner was wonderful. Met the owner who was friendly and helpful. Good value for money.

Reviewed by Kathryn 2nd October 2020

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A very peaceful cottage with fields all round yet less than a mile from Wareham. The shower was vey cramped and would be difficult for anyone taller than about 5ft10in. Otherwise it was well equipped and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Victoria L 28th September 2020

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Charming cottage in great location. Garden was fenced which was great for the dogs.

Reviewed by Marilyn 11th September 2020

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A lovely cottage in such a nice spot. Super garden back and front so ideal for the dog or children. Not really suitable for someone with any mobility problems . We found the spiral staircase a bit challenging so a downstairs toilet/shower would have made it just perfect. In a lovely location just a 15 min walk to wareham with some nice shops and loRead morets of eating places, the Quay inn was really good. Lovely walks and lots of places to visit within a half hour drive Tynham village is a must . Hide

Reviewed by Becky 14th August 2020

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Lovely location, spiral staircase took some getting used to! Bathroom a bit cramped, especially in the shower. Shame about noise from nearby road, otherwise lovely.

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