Northgate has a listed Georgian Facade, but modern sized rooms behind. There are three steep steps up to the front door, Northgate is the brick house.
The master bedroom has a super-comfy 5ft bed and TV, perfect for breakfast in bed.
The comfy sitting room is the perfect place to relax after a busy day exploring.
The pretty courtyard garden is very sheltered, three steps lead up to the private parking area.
The modern kitchen/diner, plenty of space to cook up a feast.
Historic Wareham Quay, hosts a Saturday market, and during the summer months, live bands perform.
The master bedroom has its own en suite.
En suite for the master bedroom.
The master bedroom is at the back of the house.
The double bedroom with a comfy 4ft 6 bed, looks out onto the high street.
The family bathroom, perfect for a soak at the end of the day. A fitted shower has recently been installed over the bath, not featured in this photo.
The single room looks onto the high street.
The dining area of the kitchen looks out onto the pretty high street.
Plenty of work space in the kitchen if you are feeling hungry and creative.
The pretty market town of Wareham, Northgate is in the foreground with the green front door and hanging basket.
The spacious sitting room has a gas flame effect fire for cooler evenings.
The sitting room opens onto the sheltered courtyard, which leads out to the private parking area for Northgate.
The beginning of the Jurassic Coast; Old Harry Rocks with Studland bay in the foreground.
A ten minute walk from Northgate brings you to the town quay, where you can watch the world go by.
Boat and kayak hire on the river Frome, just ten minutes walk from Northgate.
Visit Kimmeridge, a fabulous part of the Jurassic Coat, great for fossil hunting.
The Etches collection at the Museum of Jurassic Marine Life, Kimmeridge, displays a fabulous collection of fossils collected locally by Steve Etches.
Monkey World is just 6 miles from Wareham, a great day out for all the family.
The pretty village of Corfe is dominated by the iconic remains of CorfeCastle.
Studland beach and bay are very safe for swimming and kayaking, cafes with cake and ice cream make for a perfect day at the seaside,
Studland peninsula, fabulous for walking and mountain biking, with views across to Bournemouth bay.
Travel through military history at Bovington Tank Museum, just 7 miles from Northgate.
East Dorset's CAMRA pub of the year for 2016 is 100 yards form Northgate.
Sandbanks car and passenger ferry takes you across the mouth of Poole Harbour, the largest natural harbour in Europe, from Poole to the Purbeck, a very busy waterway.
Swanage bay has a safe sandy beach, just inviting you to build a sandcastle or two.
West Bay, more of the stunning Jurassic coastline.
Chesil Beach is a spectacular shingle structure, viewed here leading from the Isle of Portland west towards Burton Bradstock.
St Martin's on the Walls church is opposite Northgate.



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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Old Granary (½ mile)

Originally a grain house, this grade II listed building sits on the banks of the river Frome. Enjoy alfresco dining on the roof terrace overlooking the water or warm up in front of warming woodburning stoves in winter.

Nearest beach

Rockley Sands Beach (4 miles)

Rockley Sands beach in Poole is a small sand and mud beach, with facilities including a cafe, shop, toilets, equipment hire and parking. There is also disabled access and the beach is dog-friendly all year. Swimming at low tide should not be attempted due to strong currents.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Rated 2 out of 5 stars

April 2019

Not suitable for dogs

Not very dog friendly as too rocky at shore edge.

Nearest walk

Wareham Two Rivers Walks (½ mile)

Choose from two circular walks of between two to four miles which follow footpaths and quiet roads along the rivers Frome and Piddle. Take a look at the Visit Devon website for further details and other lovely walks in the area.

Nearest town

Wareham (½ mile)

Set on the banks of the River Frome, there's a lot of history to be had in this lovely little market town. The quay is the setting for many traditions and celebrations, such as the annual carnival in July, and make sure you wander round the Old Town Wall walk for a true appreciation of what the place is all about. With many literary connections, it could become the stuff your holiday story is made from - there are not many places where pubs have their own ice cream shop!

Also nearby

Studland Bay and Nature Reserve (7 ½ miles)

A National Trust nature reserve, this three-mile curve of sand is home to many breeds of rare bird. Voted the UK's 4th top beach by Which? Magazine - though locals would probably place it higher. Studland is also a popular family beach famous for its nudist section at Knoll Bay, the National Trust's only designated naturist beach. With safe shallow waters, sandy beach and a cafe this is a great place for children. National Trust members can park for free.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans July 2009

Gets pretty busy at peak times, but it's a great place all year round - as sandy as the Bournemouth beaches but totally sheltered from the prevailing south westerly breezes. National Trust Membesr park for free. Use the road from Corfe or chain ferry from Sandbanks.

Monkey World (4 ½ miles)

The whole spectrum from chimpanzees and orangutans to marmosets - most have been rescued and all are incredible. This sanctuary does an amazing job at looking after the animals, yet allowing the public to enjoy them, without making too much of a spectacle. Fascinating, sad, heart-warming and fun - you can't tire of the monkey antics but there are impressive play parks for the kids to imitate the apes, should they so wish.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mason August 2015

NOT a zoo-more a monkey rest home!

Had a fantastic day at Monkey World.We were a party of four with ages from 10 to 73 and to be honest the two older ladies didnt expect much.I can honestly say that every one of us thoroughly enjoyed everything about it(not least the wonderful monkeys!)Very well set up for disabled and spotlessly clean everywhere.Food good and not too expensive.All in all a great place to enjoy a day out.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Kay to the Tee December 2013


If you like monkeys, this is the place to go. Initially we were disappointed as on a cold November day, the monkeys were keeping warm inside, plus we thought it was really small. But then we realised we were being silly and discovered the other 90% of park - amazing! It's big, beautiful and all about the monkeys. The monkeys are incredible and the work done at this sanctuary is heartwarming (though the back stories heartbreaking). It is primarily a rescue centre, not an entertainment venue, but there are play parks for the kids, picnic areas and shops. Highly recommended.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2011

Great Day Out

Thoroughly recommend Monkey World - its fantastic but avoid busy holiday periods if you really want to study the primates.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans February 2009

Monkey World is a great day out for adults as well as kids! It's a rescue centre for all kinds of apes, so your visit is also doing some good.

Corfe Castle Ruins (4 ¼ miles)

High on a windswept hill, this atmospheric castle is a dark and brooding place indeed.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans May 2019

Rich history - combine with Kinsgston Lacy

William the Conqueror founded a castle on this site but the current ruins date from the 12th Century. Sir John Bankes bought the castle in 1635, and was owner during the English Civil War during which his wife led the defence of the castle when it was twice besieged by Parliamentarian forces. The ultimate settlement of the siege involved Lady Banks 'retiring' to Kingston Lacy House, near Wimborne. Now owned by the National Trust (as is Kingston Lacy, and Studland Bay, also originally owned by the Bankes family), it is a great visit, particularly for history buffs. The NT shop in Corfe is one of the Trust's biggest and busiest.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2010

Events at Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle is a great setting for open-air theatre and cinema events. Living history days and castle quests during school holidays help to bring the history of these fascinating ruins to life.

Cyclexperience (¼ mile)

Explore the Jurassic Coast and Isle of Purbeck by bike. There's over 100 miles of cycle routes to choose from and bikes are specially chose for the terrain of Purbeck. Ring for further details and bookings.

Wareham Farmers' Market (¼ mile)

Right in the centre of town, the farmers' market coincides with a popular weekly street market. Held on the fourth Thursday of the month, 9am-1pm.

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