Located in Wareham, Dorset
Mast Cottage is a holiday cottage in Wareham, Dorset, sleeping 6 situated on the church green and yards from Wareham Quay
Mast Cottage stands on the church green in Wareham just yards from Wareham Quay with its riverside restaurants and taverns. You are very close to the coast with excellent sandy beaches in Studland, Sandbanks, Poole and Bournemouth. It is a great place for walkers and nature lovers with RSPB Arne close by and Brownsea Island a short boat ride away which will take you into this area owned by the National Trust. In addition there are several golf courses close by, lots of good fishing and a large variety of watersports to take part in from sailing to diving.
The accommodation at Mast Cottage comprises of an entrance hall which leads on to a living/dining room with TV. The kitchen is compact and has a door to the garden and is equipped with an oven with hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine. The first floor has two bedrooms, a double with wash basin and a single bedroom. The bathroom has shower over bath, bidet, toilet and basin. Steep stairs lead to the second floor where there is a twin bedroom with wash basin and a landing with a single bed for plus one.
Outside there is a small garden with patio complete with table and chairs. There is roadside parking or a public car park 100 yards away that charges £1.50 for all day. No children under 6 years of age please. Your gas, electricity, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
With a 2000 year history there is much to see in historic Wareham. A market town on the banks of the River Frome, Wareham is the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck. There are many walks and cycle paths so it make for an excellent place to start your discovery of this beautiful part of Dorset.Read more
Lots of villages and hamlets to explore around Wareham including Stoborogh, Ridge, Arne, East Holme, Holmebridge, Stokeford, Coldharbour and Sandford.
The Wareham Music Festival is held every August and is a celebration of all kinds of music showcasing local talent as well as attracting musicians from outside of Dorset. Events are held throughout the town at the Quay, Town Hall and from local pubs. The Wareham Carnival is celebrated in July with events, stalls, music and fireworks. During the summer you will encounter Wareham Wednesdays, held over six weeks with each day having a different theme from pram racing to tug of war. There are a huge amount of events at RSPB Arne which is covered in more detail below.
Wareham Town Museum is located in the heart of Wareham and is open Monday to Saturday all year round. The exhibits include T E Lawrence, archaeology, social history, pottery, history and even the Royal Naval Cordite Factory. Exhibits do change and there are events held often throughout the year. Wareham Boat Hire are located on the Quay and offer a variety of ways to get on the water and enjoy the River Frome. A great way to see the wildlife, you can hire motor boats, kayaks, canoes, rowing boats and paddle boards.
RSPB Arne is a nature reserve set in almost 1,400 acres and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Opened back in 1966, it is a diverse landscape covering acid grassland, salt marsh, woodland, reed beds and mudflats. It has featured in BBC's Countryfile and has a huge variety of wildlife and plant life. It is a bird spotters paradise with Dartford Warblers, Nightjar, Woodlark and Spoonbills just some of the many species that can be seen. There is a large herd of Sika Deer on the park and no fewer than 22 species of dragonfly have been spotted. If you are a fan of nature then this is the place to visit.
With almost 50 restaurants, pubs, cafes and tea rooms in the town then you will not be short of variety in where to eat out in Wareham. Curry lovers in particular will be happy with two outstanding restaurants.Read less
Bournemouth is 16 miles away
Bristol is 58 miles away
Exeter is 69 miles away