Located in Wareham, Dorset
Leap House is a holiday cottage in Wareham, Dorset, sleeping 5 just a short stroll from the quayside and amenities of this pretty market town
Leap House is located in a conservation area of the waterside town of Wareham. Just a stroll away lies the quayside and all the amenities in Wareham which includes over 30 places to eat out. There is plenty to do and see close by including boat hire, boat tours, Wareham museum, the ever popular Tank Museum and Monkey World, Clouds Hill for the T E Lawrence fans. Or head to nearby Swanage for an afternoon on the steam railway, marvel at the ruins at Corfe Castle or just grab you bucket and spade and spend the day on the many sandy beaches in the area.
The accommodation at Leap House comprises of A sitting room and dining area with cosy woodburner, TV with Freeview, DVD player, Wi-Fi and a selection of books and games. The dining area has table and chairs for five. The kitchen is equipped with a ceramic hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and a range of accessories and utensils. There are three bedrooms arranged as a kingsize double, a twin and a single. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, basin and toilet.
Outside is a raised patio area complete with furniture and lighting and a front enclosed garden laid to lawn. There is lockable bike storage available. Off road parking is provided for one car. Your fuel, power, 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