Watermill | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
North Mill has 1 double and 1 twin bedded room. The double has an ensuite power shower/loo and the twin has a bathroom attached with power shower and bath,loo etc. There is a sitting/dining room with a piano and antique furniture and paintings. There is a fully fitted new gas kitchen. French windows lead from the sitting room into the garden, with free range chickens, and the river where you can wild swim, canoe and fish. (The house has an annual fishing licence.) Wareham is a delightful market town on the edge of the Purbeck Hills and the Jurassic coast is only 5 miles away.
The walking is fantastic and the miles of sandy beaches at Studland and Swanage are close by. Just across the chain link ferry to Sandbanks you are in Poole and Bournemouth. Corfe Castle must be worth a visit and Lulworth Cove is just 10 minutes away. Inland you can visit Hardy country, his house at Max Gate, Dorchester and Maiden Castle.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth 20 km, Nearest railway: Wareham 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors||
A welcome pack of basic groceries is provided and all cleaning products, and I can arrange to take delivery from Tesco or Waitrose if you wish to order on line before you get here.
If you do not feel like shopping and cooking then why not try: www.homecookedhampers.co.uk? Ashley will deliver superb food, all locally sourced and cooked, to the door whenever you want. It's a great idea!
Changeover days are usually Saturdays but can be flexible to fit in with your dates.
|Further details outdoors||
North Mill's garden is shared by the owner and is surrounded by water. It is mainly lawn with trees and shrubs. There are walks along the towpath of the river and across the water meadows into the countryside. The railway station, main line to Waterloo, is a 5 minute walk and the Wareham bypass is across the water meadows. This makes Wareham a quiet little town but with 2 supermarkets, 2 delis, 6 pubs, little shops and various restaurants of differing quality!
The West Country region
Dorset is becoming rather well known now and you do not just pass it by on the route to Devon and Cornwall. But there is so much to do and see in this small county from lovely sandy beaches, rocky coves, seemingly undiscovered villages and little country lanes leading to undiscovered places.
The famous places like Corfe Castle, Studland beach, Worth Matravers, Lulworth Cove are all within easy distance of the mill but the interior of Dorset is well worth a visit and trips to Dorchester, Sherborne, Weymouth, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis etc. are a must for anyone wanting to discover the delights of this county.
Wareham is situated between 2 rivers, the Piddle and the Frome and is surrounded by the Saxon Walls, an ancient monument and well worth the walk around. It is full of history and the museum is a great visit. Market days are Thursday and Saturday and every 2 weeks there is a furniture and artefacts auction in the East Street salerooms.
There is an annual carnival in August and the town is closed for the parade. Corfe Castle is a short drive away and the Swanage Railway puts on steam trains all year round and soon the steam is coming back to Wareham. You will then be able to 'bucket and spade it' all the way to Swanage and leave the car behind.