Wareham is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, a fabulous base from which to explore the Isle of Purbeck. Just within the ancient Saxon walls of this historic market town, Northgate has a listed Georgian facade, behind which is a deceptively spacious three bedroom house. The modern kitchen is well-equipped and the stylish sitting-room has patio doors onto the pretty courtyard garden. Upstairs the master bedroom is en suite, with two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Step outside and the whole town is a flat stroll away; 10 minutes will take you to the town Quay, hosting a Saturday market and live entertainment; or take a summer boat trip. Wareham has numerous restaurants, pubs and independent shops selling local produce.
Wareham station is a 10 minute walk from Northgate, which is on the mainline from Weymouth to Waterloo, so why not leave your car behind for a complete break; just 20 minutes to Dorchester, 10 minutes to Poole and 20 minutes to Bournemouth. Hop onto the Jurassic Coaster bus, the X53, take the top deck and enjoy the breathtaking views, ideal for walkers wanting to explore this spectacular coastline. Cycle hire is available in Wareham, another great way to get around; a flat cycle will take you to Arne Bird Sanctuary, as featured in Autumnwatch, where you can see a vast array of wildlife, or follow the Sika trail in Wareham Forest. If you are feeling less energetic, the Rex in Wareham is quite simply the most charming cinema you could ever visit. The sandy beaches of Studland and Swanage are only 10 miles away, and the iconic remains of William the Conqueror's Corfe Castle just five miles. Take the Swanage Railway trip to enjoy the nostalgia of a steam train, whilst taking in the rolling landscape, or drive to Poole and take a boat trip around to Poole harbour or visit Brownsea Island. Further afield, visit quirky West Bay, where parts of Broadchurch were filmed. Nearby Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World are favourites for all the family, young and not so young or historic Athelhampton House and gardens near Tolpuddle. There are also several National Trust properties within easy driving distance.
Kitchen/Dining-room with gas hob, electric oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and coal-effect gas fire.
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5'), TV and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.
Bedroom 2 with double bed and TV.
Bedroom 3 with single bed.
Bathroom with jacuzzi bath, WC and wash-basin.
There are three steep steps up to the front door and from the parking-area at the rear into the courtyard garden. *A cot is not provided, please bring a travel cot.