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Charming Georgian house with large walled garden

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, drawing room, games room, 2 kitchens and 3 bathrooms

Built in 1770, this charming house, situated in the historic Saxon town of Wareham, is ideal for a family or two families who want the ease of having plenty of space, a walled garden and access to the shops, restaurants and amenities of Wareham as well as all the stunning sites of Dorset including Corfe Castle and the beaches of Purbeck nearby.

The house has been lovingly restored over the last 12 years by the owners who still use it regularly.

The house consists of a large drawing room with a wood burning stove; games room with a pool table and table tennis table; spacious hall; kitchen with an Aga and large table; separate kitchen/scullery with a gas hob and electric oven; 5 bedrooms; 3 bathrooms, 5 toilets and a separate TV room. The large walled garden backs onto Howards Lane car park and the house has its own carport.

The layout of the house is as follows:

1. Ground floor has a drawing room, a games room, 2 kitchens (one with Aga and the other with gas hob and electric oven), utility room with separate washing machine and dryer, a toilet and access to the patio area and large walled garden.

2. First floor has a TV room, shower room, bathroom, separate toilet, drying room, 3 bedrooms (one with a double bed, one with single bed and one with a double bed and a single bed).

3. Top floor has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom - one bedroom has bunk beds, a single bed and child's bed and the other bedroom has 2 single beds and a child's bed.

More Details

Annabel and David Skinner
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Annabel and David Skinner

We are a family of 6 and divide our time between Wareham and Wimbledon. We love this house and the Purbecks and enjoy this area all year round from winter walks to sailing and swimming at our favourite beaches - Studland, Durdle Door and Man of War. The people here are so friendly and having local amenities and our large garden has made the house perfect for children and adults.

Annabel and David Skinner purchased this house in 2004

Why Annabel and David Skinner chose Wareham

This is a family home painted with Farrow & Ball colours, with lots of pictures and comfortable places to sit. There are spaces to hide away from the children in peace and also activities for everyone such as pool and table tennis. The house has good Wifi reception and a modern flat screen TV in a separate room.

What makes this house unique

The house has original features but has also been enhanced with modern amenities such as high specification bathrooms, mains pressure hot water, good showers and space for everyone! The ability to live in comfort while being close to shops and restaurants in Wareham with the glories of Dorset at your beck and call.


Wareham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , 1 child bed , This bedroom has 1 bunk bed, 1 single bed & 1 child bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Georgian house with large walled garden
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Grand and homely

  • 5 of 5

Really great stay and more than enough space for everybody either together or in private. The house has a fantastic drawing room and the large kitchen is ideal for less formal gathering.

We stayed in February so it's worth knowing that you have to trust the heating - the top floors warm up quickly but be aware that the ground floor (especially the drawing room and games room) takes an hour or two to warm from a cold start, so don't panic. It is worth the wait.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, especially during that cold snap in February. Hope you can come and visit again soon. Cheers David
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An amazing couple of nights. Gorgeous house with loads of character. Very central close to pubs etc

  • 5 of 5

Great house with lots of character.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again soon.
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Fabulous quirky house!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house! So much character & charm. So well equipped for every occasion.

Thank you David for accommodating us at such short notice after Delux Holidays in Dorset let us down on the day we were due to travel (would not recommend).

Hoping to be back to your perfect house in the near future 😊

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed yourselves and I am delighted we were able to provide you with room at the inn after your other cancellation!
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Superb large, but cosy property in an excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

The house was a lovely base for our half term break, very spacious allowing all the kids to enjoy themselves with hide and seek, whilst the adults relaxed by the fire in what is a very relaxed living space or in the kitchen cooking with the aga.

The house is located 1 min from the centre of Wareham which had some lovely independent shops and is within 20 minutes drive of Lulworth, Swanage or Corfe which each have plenty of places to see or things to do for the entire family.

The house is very well kitted out and We would all love to return for more family breaks in this lovely part of the UK.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you all enjoyed yourselves and hope you come and stay again!
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Perfect location. Plenty of room for our 10 guests.

  • 4 of 5

This is a house packed with character. The garden is lovely and the games room great fun. The log burning stove and aga make it warm and feel very cosy. It has a querky layout and perhaps is a little 'tired' in some of the décor but it's in such a fab location and is huge so these minor things were easily overlooked. Great spot for walks, shops, pubs and the coast. All in all, a great weekend in a great house.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the house and Wareham.
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A home from home

  • 5 of 5

Dear David

Thank you for the use of your home, we had a wonderful long weekend break. The house lived up to all expectations, Wareham was a delight and the whole area had lots to do for a group of age range one year to 76 years.

highly recommended

Many thanks

David Hicks

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes David
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Duke of Wellington
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wareham Golf Club
Nearest Train
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Old Granary
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $69.24
Damage Deposit $276.97

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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