3 Heathland Cottages

Corfe Castle, Dorset
The exterior of 3 Heathland Cottages, Wareham, Dorset
The pretty exterior of 3 Heathland Cottages, Wareham, Dorset
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The open plan living area at 3 Heathland Cottages, Wareham, Dorset
The spacious open plan living area at 3 Heathland Cottages, Wareham, Dorset
The large open plan living area at 3 Heathland Cottages, Wareham, Dorset
The double bedroom at 3 Heathland Cottages, Wareham, Dorset
One of the spacious twin bedrooms at 3 Heathland Cottages, Wareham, Dorset
One of the twin bedrooms at 3 Heathland Cottages, Wareham, Dorset
The large double bedroom at 3 Heathland Cottages, Wareham, Dorset
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 003016

About 3 Heathland Cottages

This former isolation hospital offers walks on the heathland and a cosy wood burner when you return.

Standing alone among fluffy heathland and rolling hills is this intriguing cladded building, once used as an isolation hospital. Plan your escape to this beautiful corner of Dorset where you’ll be rewarded with views of the Purbeck Hills and the Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve. You’ll love the interior of this cabin-like building too with its original vernacular pine clad walls, gallery bedroom and rustic log burner. It also benefits from adapted facilities for wheelchair users. 

Outside, there’s a large open lawn which is shared with the neighbouring holiday homes. From here there’s direct access to the heathland in front of the cottages, meaning you’ll have miles of picturesque walks to explore.

The Heathland Cottages are located at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where dinosaurs once roamed. Loop onto the South West Coast Path and go fossil hunting, admiring the view of Lulworth Cove from the headlands along the way. 
 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available

Accessibility

Ground floor facilities

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with multi-fuel stove and gallery bedroom above (1 double), two bedrooms (2 twins), adapted shower room and separate lavatory.        

Notes for guests

Access: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Heating: Gas central heating included. 
 
Parking: Parking is available for two cars.
 
Garden: There is a large open lawn garden with a paved patio area which is shared with two neighbouring cottages.
 
Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.
 
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.
 
Please note; Families with young children may find this cottage unsuitable because of the galleried bedroom

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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