Newly renovated 2 bedroom 2 shower room cottage in town location.
- french, russian
About Caroline Riddle
The above is me with Kelly Holmes! This was taken at the gym I go to in Tunbridge Wells where I currently live. I grew up in Wareham and went to the now defunct Swanage Grammar school. I moved to Kent for my career in policing. I spent 30 happy years as a police officer reaching the rank of Detective Inspector (it's not like it is portrayed in the TV by the way!). I retired in 2009 and spent some time travelling and trying to learn Spanish (not very successfully). I am lucky and have been all over the world but my heart lies in Dorset. I think it is the most wonderful place with amazing scenery and a fantastic history dating back thousands of years.
Caroline Riddle purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Caroline Riddle chose Wareham
I have known this property most of my life. It is a wonderful cottage which is ideally located within the Walls. The property has so much character and is I. the centre of this small market town. There was a Great Fire of Wareham in 1762 which is well documented. There is a reference to s few houses in Howards Lane surviving the fire this cottage is one of them so it is seeped in history. The property itself as is surprisingly large on the inside with a large kitchen diner, separate living room and two large double bedrooms.
What makes this Cottage unique
As soon as I saw this cottage was for sale I knew I wanted to buy it. I have known it from the outside most of my life and have been fascinated by its quaint small door and and lovely old appearance. Inside there are beams everywhere which is amazing. The property had been modernised in the 1970,s by the look of the decor (avocado bathroom downstairs) but I could see with some imagination it could be brought back to life but keep its character. As a listed building we obviously had responsibilities both legally and ethically to maintain. We installed a shower room with WC upstairs for modern living as well as removing all traces of avocado from both the bathroom downstairs and the kitchen.
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Well equipped cottage for our stay and was clean on arrival, only thing we would like to mention was that the bathrooms could do with up dating I.e rusty radiator etc...in line with the kitchen and other rooms which were very pleasant .
Perfect place, roomy, well equipped, central to Dorset attractions.
What a beautiful Cottage!. Everything was there to make our stay great. The Cottage was spotless, and right in Town. Lovely and cool in this very hot weather. Cant wait to return.
A great cottage in the town of Wareham. .
Comfortable, well-equipped and suprisingly roomy. A good base for a couple or family in Dorset. The house itself had everything we needed. No garden but a parking permit in the car park next to the cottages. We went out and about by day, to Poole or Sandbanks but in the early evening we really liked the five minute walk to The Quay. It was great just sitting outside by the river with drinks or taking a walk along the path along the riverbank. We would definitely come back to this property.
great location. liked Wareham.
easy. Caroline provided all the information necessary
Perfect for a couple of days in a great area. Lots to see and do. Right in the middle of the small town of Wareham. Shops 1 minute walk. Comfortable.