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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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AMAZING CHURCH CONVERSION

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Church with tower. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Wifi, set in beautiful countryside

This unique property known as 'The Tower' is part of the beautifully converted Church of St Mary in East Stoke. Built in 1829 on the River Frome, it has easy access to the river for canoeing and is very close to all the major beaches of Dorset. 'The Tower' incorporates the front entrance to the original Church and a large proportion of the remainder. It retains many original features and is now a modern comfortable and unique home from home. It has a large lounge dining area with open plan kitchen on the ground floor, a wonderful lounge upstairs with a spiral staircase up to the bell tower. It has incredible views over the Purbeck hills and was featured on BBC's 'Escape to the Country' as the mystery property.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
What a beautiful spot. Lovely conversion, fantastic views and so easy to get to most places in Dorset. We loved Monkey World which is 2 minutes up the road.
Jan 2012
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Teresa

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Amazing Church Conversion
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
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Amazing Church Conversion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p897133
+44 7976284990
Wareham Purbeck
4

Stunning, individual and homely

  • 4 of 5
We booked The Tower for a girls weekend away and we had an incredible three days! It is the most unique building I have ever stayed in and I would recommend it to anyone who wants some time in the country.

The Tower is in a fantastic location, very near to Wareham and just a short drive to Corfe Castle, the beautiful Lulworth and the larger town of Poole. You definitely do need to have a car (or two) but that's true of most places in such a beautiful area.

The Tower itself had everything we needed - it was well facilitated towels, bedding and all the kitchen equipment you'd ever needed. We cooked a good number of great meals for the 7 of us! Bedrooms are very nicely furnished and the living spaces are gorgeous. For a church tower it is incredibly homely, warm and impeccably clean. The décor is modern and well styled and we had all the entertainment we needed with large TVs, radio, stereos and so forth. There is also a very good range of DVDs, CDs and books available to use.

It was a perfect base for us and we'd go back in an instant!!

Whilst we were there we went to the Watersports Academy at Sandbanks in Poole and did some sea kayaking. We also had dinner at the Morton's House Hotel in Corfe Castle which I would also recommend for a really nice evening meal in a beautiful village. Other than that, I'd advise doing a bit of exploring along the coast. Durdledoor and the other beaches close by are just stunning.

All in all it was a fantastic weekend and I'd like to thank Gordon for allowing us to stay in such a memorable place!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Glad you had such a fun time
business
Amazing Church Conversion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p897133
+44 7976284990
Wareham Purbeck
5

Really lovely and homely, had a great weekend :)

  • 5 of 5
Completely agree with the other reviewers, a great and unique place to stay. We had a party of 8 (6 adults and 2 children) and the property worked really well as it is so spacious and well equipped. The owner was responsive to my many queries (sorry!) and the manager was very helpful. Would recommend and definitely like to stay again.
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments we would love to see you back.
business
Amazing Church Conversion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p897133
+44 7976284990
Wareham Purbeck
5

Spacious country retreat with beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5
A lovely comfortable property with enough space to spread out and chill out. Very comfortable beds and lots of kitchen equipment, chinaware and glasses etc. The garden is beautiful and peaceful. The property is close to great beaches and towns - we visited Thomas Hardy's house and the beautiful Athelhampton house with the most amazing garden. We had a great five days and look forward to returning to the Tower!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Ann I hope we will see you back another time
business
Amazing Church Conversion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p897133
+44 7976284990
Wareham Purbeck
5

Stunning and unique, we had a fantastic weekend

  • 5 of 5
I had a great weekend with a group of friends at The Tower. The building is elegant, beautiful and very comfortable. The kitchen and dining area are perfect for any celebration or special meal. The large living room is perfect for relaxing. I enjoyed being surrounded by the history, architecture and felt like we were really getting a way from it all for the weekend. I would highly recommend The Tower.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Glad you enjoyed it.
business
Amazing Church Conversion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p897133
+44 7976284990
Wareham Purbeck
5

A wonderfully unique place to stay.

  • 5 of 5
There is little more to add to other reviews except that we heartily agree with the praise it's been given. The owner was always easy to reach and replied quickly to any questions. It was like having the use of someone's home, rather than a 'holiday let'. It is one holiday that will be remembered by us all and we would love to return.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a glowing review. So glad you had a good stay.
business
Amazing Church Conversion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p897133
+44 7976284990
Wareham Purbeck
5

Great house in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5
A good conversion of the church, with nice details left of the original church. Luxurious (comfortable beds, seats, kitchen equipment, bathrooms) and enough rooms for the kids to play indoor and outdoors. The service was outstanding.
Dorset is really beautiful and there are enough opportunities to have small walks with the kids as well.
There are enough things to do in the area. You can go shopping in the bigger cities, but also entertainment for kids within an hour drive (e.g. Monkey World, Paultons Family Theme Park (with Peppa Pig land).
The only thing we didn't like was the Oceanarium in Bournemouth (overcrowded and not that much to see, no value for money)
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ruth Glad you had a great visit and lovely weather.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bournemouth
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Poole
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Wareham / Wool
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lulworth Cove
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Stokeford Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Local Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Stokeford Inn
Car: necessary

The Tower is located on the River Frome, within 2 miles of Dorset's stunning Jurassic coast. Close to the picturesque market town of Wareham, and a short drive away from Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester and Weymouth.

The famous tourist attractions of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, Corfe Castle and Studland are close by and easily accessible by car or bike. It is the ideal base for families with children with Monkey World, Steam Railway, ferry trips, fishing and miles of beaches within minutes. Just 2 hours from London Waterloo on the mainline rail service to Weymouth this is an ideal getaway weekend venue.

With beautiful views of the Purbeck Hills, and lovely walks along the River Frome this is a romantic and historic location deep in Hardy country. The church is the probable location for Tess of the Durbeville's marriage. The church was built in 1829 and retains many original features with much of the original stained glass retained, yet has the comfort and warmth of a recent conversion to the highest standards of modern luxury.

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Availability & Rates

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Wareham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Sep 13 2014 - Dec 13 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,050
 
 
Christmas
Dec 14 2014 - Jan 7 2015
5 night minimum stay
£300
£2,000
 
 
Spring
Jan 8 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,050
 
 
Easter & Early Summer
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£200
£1,250
£4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £250
Notes For longer periods than a week and for small parties, up to 4, discounts are available. Please contact Gordon direct to discuss.

For short booking or those outside normal swap over day please contact Teresa direct.

Any special requests for those romantic breaks or anniversaries (eg wine chocolates flowers etc) just let me know and I will be happy to arrange if possible.
30% on booking. Remainder due in full 1 month prior to arrival. If booking less than 1 month in advance payment in full is required.
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Amenities

Amenities

Wareham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Wet room shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , en suite to Master
  • Downstairs wetroom with power shower, basiin and toilet, heated towel rail Upstairs bathroom ensuite with large bath and shower attachment , basin and toilet, heated towel rail
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has Super King size bed and ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has Kingsize double bed Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds Lounge features small double sofa bed Travel cot available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Toys
  • MP3 Dock
Outside:
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Large 40' TV with free view and DVD recorder in main lounge. Stereo with IPOD connection downstairs. Wireless internet connection. Telephone - free local and national calls
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