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The Studio - Arne

Arne, Dorset
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A delightful rural hideaway in an RSPB Nature Reserve a fantastic base for walkers and nature lovers
  • Easy access to the Jurassic Coast and South West Coast Path
  • Close to Wareham, Studland and Swanage, ideal for visiting Corfe Castle
Property code: DC188

Situated on the edge of a popular nature reserve, this spacious property is full of character and makes a lovely holiday home for a family or group keen to explore the countryside near Poole Harbour.

You and your family or friends can escape modern stresses in this magnificent country house, set within strides of the sublime RSPB Arne Nature Reserve. With ancient oak woodlands, heaths, reed beds and reptile habitats, it’s a paradise for wildlife lovers, photographers and artists. The tranquil oasis of Hartland Moor, Stoborough Heath’s woods and wetlands and the ancient market town of Wareham are all within 4 miles. Corfe Castle (5.5 miles) is iconic, quaint and picture-perfect, with breathtaking views across Purbeck from the ruins.

Inside this former pottery studio, you’ll find a spacious and vibrant interior exuding charm, character and style. In the grand, galleried lounge, unwind on luxuriant sofas around a glowing wood burner; reminisce with wine on wild Dorset days, and plan tomorrow’s adventures. The second lounge is a perfect space for more intimate moments. Fashion feasts of fine local fare in the ceramic-floored kitchen/diner with its glorious storage dresser, and spill out onto the patio for al fresco festivities. Seek sanctuary in the three bathrooms, two of them on the ground floor. Five fabulous bedrooms will soon be calling; a spacious ground-floor bunk room with steps up to the gallery, and a twin; upstairs, there are two triple bedrooms with single beds, and a double. Outside, relax on the fenced (but not child-proof) lawns and spot deer that sometimes come to visit.

Catch a ferry from Studland to Poole (both 14 miles) or beautiful Brownsea Island, or explore Durlston Country Park and exquisite Lulworth Cove (both 12 miles). Find sumptuous white sands at Studland’s Shell Bay (14 miles), silver chalk-cliffed splendour at Swanage (12 miles) and glorious golden beaches at Sandbanks (17.5 miles), with its superb pubs and restaurants. Ride the Jurassic Coast on the Sea Train Adventure from Poole. Dazzling memories await.

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 twin room, 1 bunk bedroom, 2 triple rooms each with 3 single beds, 1 double with 6’ bed which can be made up as a twin
  • 3 bathrooms - each with shower over bath and WC
  • Double oven, dishwasher, dryer, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock
  • TV/games room
  • Garden with outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Open fire - logs included October - end of April
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Coast 0.5 miles
  • Wareham 5 miles
  • Shop/pub 4 miles

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Bernice 4th March 2020

The Stable is a wonderful property in a stunning location. There is so much space and light in the house it was a real pleasure to spend my special birthday week there with my family and friends joining in on different days. Although some aspects of the house do need updating, for a holiday in a beautiful and peaceful location it was perfect.

Reviewed by Andrew 23rd December 2019

We enjoyed our stay in Arne. The Studio is in a great location with lovely walks straight from the house. However we feel a few improvements to furniture, showers etc are needed.

Reviewed by Ginny 16th September 2019

The Studio at Arne is a spacious and comfortable house, ideally located for any family that loves walking and exploring the countryside. Walking through the adjacent RSPB reserve down to the beach is a delight, and nearby Corfe Castle and Studland are also great places for days out. We had a wonderful stay at The Studio.

Reviewed by R 13th September 2019

An intriguing and well-maintained house in a lovely location - ideal for family reunions or celebrations.

Reviewed by S 9th August 2019

Good size house with adequate equipment but having stayed in many other homes in this location would be happier to stay again if the damp was treated

Reviewed by Mr W Logan 20th February 2019

Good cottage but needing some maintenance. Fridge/freezer not working properly as doors not closing. Front door lock not working. Ladybird infestation of all metal windows.

Reviewed by Mr G Hampson 2nd January 2019

We had a really great time over Christmas. The house is large, clean, well equipped and we enjoyed a big family get together enormously. One slight moan ... we had a great deal of difficulty with the lock on the rear kitchen door. At first we could not get in and panicked with the approach of Christmas and it being late in the afternoon. On a couplRead moree of occasions we could not lock that door at night and just had to live with it. We strongly suggest this is resolved with a locksmith. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs A Piper 31st August 2018


Reviewed by Mrs C Rossor 31st August 2018

Really beautiful cottage

Reviewed by Ms J Phillipson 31st August 2018

A comfortable, nicely furnished property in a wonderful location which is great for children and adults

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