The gateway to the Isle of Purbeck, Wareham is an ideal base for a memorable family holiday. Whether you’re an avid walker, cyclist, fisherman, or boating enthusiast, Wareham offers something for everyone just a stone’s throw away. Steeped in history, Wareham’s roots as a bustling port town along the River Frome stretch back to Saxon times. Choose one of our Wareham holiday cottages and explore the charming market town with its tranquil Quay and fascinating shops, or venture just 20 minutes away to the Blue Flag beaches for a day of seaside fun.

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Old Stable Cottage
Nr Wareham
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A stylish bolt hole in the heart of ancient heathland, ideal for nature lovers and walkers - a perfect couples retreat.
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Mimosa House
Sandford, Wareham
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Mimosa House is a delightful, newly refurbished two-bedroom bungalow, set in a quiet cul-de-sac in Sandford, Wareham. This self-catering accommodation offers plenty of space for a family of 4 and is an ideal spot for a coastal break in Dorset.
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Bronte Cottage
Wareham
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3 Bedrooms. Bronte Cottage is a charming holiday cottage in Wareham, hidden away in a fabulous location a few strides from Wareham Quay and the river Frome.
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Forest Edge
Sandford
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Forest Edge is a two bedroom semi-detached chalet bungalow offering luxury accommodation near Wareham. Mainly laid out on the ground floor, this delightful holiday home has been completely refurbished to a very high standard.
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Westport Cottage
Wareham
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3 bedrooms. A distinctive period holiday cottage to rent in Wareham, in a unique location with tastefully presented interior. This is one of only three cottages built on top of the old Saxon walls in Wareham.
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Little Westport
Wareham
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Little Westport is a charming 1960s four-bedroom Colt House, in a peaceful setting with a large garden overlooking the Purbeck Hills. A perfect location for a break to enjoy walking, cycling or exploring the area.
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Orchard Cottage
Nr Wareham
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A romantic bolt hole for two, close to the Blue Pool and surrounded by open heathland - you will often see deer walking past your door. A nature lovers delight, ideal for walkers and those who are looking for a romantic retreat.
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Leap House
Wareham
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Leap House is a well-presented three-bedroom semi-detached holiday retreat, sitting peacefully within a short walk of Wareham Quay. This well-presented holiday accommodation, is an excellent base to explore one of England’s Saxon Walled towns and nearby beaches of the Jurassic coast. Entering the house via the patio area, you will be greeted by a fully-equipped kitchen, featuring integrated appliances and all the amenities for your culinary creations, which you can enjoy in the next-door lounge/dining area. The inviting living area features two leather sofas, an armchair, and a wood-burning stove – ideal for those wanting to unwind with a book or a favourite movie.
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Cherry Tree Cottage
Ridge
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2 Bedroom delightful holiday cottage with log burner in Ridge. Well equipped with all you might need for a family get away in peaceful surroundings, yet still within easy reach of a wide range of attractions and sandy beaches.
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Holiday Cottages in Wareham

With its diverse range of activities and attractions, Wareham provides the perfect setting for a family holiday to remember. Spend your days exploring the scenic countryside, indulging in outdoor adventures, or simply relaxing by the water’s edge at The Old Granary, a Hall and Woodhouse pub that has an excellent lunch menu. For something a little more fun, why not spend a day at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, where you can observe different primates from around the world? Or, to dive back into history, you could explore the enchanting ruins of Corfe Castle or take a trip on a traditional steam train ride on the Swanage Railway. From quaint two-bedroom holiday homes to spacious cottages with enclosed gardens, our handpicked Wareham holiday cottages offer a range of accommodations to suit every family’s needs and preferences while making the most of this jam-packed area.

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Outdoor Adventure in Wareham

Wareham boasts easy access to many of Dorset’s prolific attractions and activities that are sure to delight visitors of all ages and interests. Just a short drive from the town, you can explore the rugged landscape of the Purbeck hills. The Isle of Purbeck is a peninsula in South Dorset that is bordered by water on three sides. It’s home to Corfe Castle, East Lulworth and many breathtaking sites found on the Jurassic Coast, including Old Harry Rocks, Studland Beach and Dancing Ledge. Alternatively, guests staying in accommodation in Wareham, Dorset, can make the most of the walks and trails from the town itself. There’s a particularly lovely walk along the River Frome and Wareham Forest offers picturesque trails to explore.

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Stay in Wareham

Whether you’re seeking a cosy retreat for two or a spacious home for the whole family, our selection of accommodation in Wareham ensures a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Each property is meticulously visited and inspected by our staff to guarantee quality and satisfaction and our holiday planners are on hand to help you find a cottage that suits your needs and preferences. Book a holiday let in Wareham today and enjoy a wonderful stay in the heart of Dorset.

We hope you find a home away from home in Wareham, and if you’re still seeking that ideal retreat, explore our range of Purbeck holiday cottages or browse our entire collection of Dorset holiday rentals.