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7 Nights  

  • £900  to  £1800

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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    5 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Open Fire

About River View

River View enjoys a fantastic location in Stoborough on the Isle of Purbeck, nestled between Dorset’s wonderful countryside and coast. The cottage easily sleeps six guests, with the potential for a further two children and a baby if required, so it's great for families or groups of friends. The house is on the owner’s property and is peaceful and private. It is only a few minute’s walk to the King’s Arms - a popular traditional thatched pub with a tasty menu.

Stoborough is a small but friendly community. It is less than a mile from Wareham, a wonderful market town on the banks of the River Frome, with a good array of amenities including shops for provisions and almost thirty different cafes, pubs and restaurants. Wareham has some of the most complete Saxon town walls in Britain and a walk around them takes about an hour. You can find out more about the history of Wareham and the surrounding area, including the connection to the writer, T. E. Lawrence, at the town’s museum.

Purbeck is a peninsula that is surrounded by water on three sides which means there are lots of fantastic beaches. At two miles, the longest beach is Studland, but there is also Swanage, Kimmeridge Beach and Chapman’s Pool, the romantically named Dancing Ledge. Winspit Bay is great for kids as it has caves and rockpools to explore. Brownsea Island off the coast of Poole Harbour is a fantastic day out not only for its beautiful beach, but for the population of red squirrels that live happily in the woodland. Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are nearby, as is Corfe Castle and beach. Whether you like birdwatching, fishing, coasteering or surfing, there is no need to stay indoors on the Isle of Purbeck.

River View is central to so many Dorset attractions. Bovington Tank Museum has an excellent, well curated displays of tanks dating from before WWI, while Monkey World provides a fun day for all ages. T. E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, lived in Wareham and his house, Clouds Hill, is maintained by the National Trust. You can also see an effigy of the writer in St Martin on the Walls Church in Wareham. Poole is a twenty minute drive from the property, with a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants, and Bournemouth is only a further ten minutes. Wareham has a mainline train station to make it easy to get around if you don’t want to drive.

The Isle of Purbeck is beautiful and unspoiled, with gorgeous beaches that remain relatively uncrowded even in the height of summer. River View is a comfortable base for families and groups of friends who want to see as much of it as possible.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Ryan Andrews joined Independent Cottages in October 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Dorset)

River View is built in a peaceful corner of the owner's property, which is large and includes a paddock for schooling horses. The cottage feels more like a family home than a holiday rental, with lots of thoughtful touches placed to help guests settle and relax. Apart from the loft bedroom, the accommodation is all on one level.

  • Entry is up steps and into a hallway where there is a pay phone for guest use.
  • The hall leads into a sunny open plan living and dining room. The living area has a comfortable mix of couches and armchairs to seat seven people, a television with DVD player, and a log fire.
  • The dining area has a traditional dining table and chairs. The room is dual aspect and benefits from lovely views of the gardens and nearby meadow.
  • A recently updated kitchen includes all appliances and utensils for ease of self-catering. There is also a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier.
  • The large family bathroom has a full-sized bath, separate shower, WC and hand basin.
  • Master bedroom, furnished with a king sized bed, bedside tables and lamps, a chest of drawers and a large wardrobe so you can unpack and settle in.
  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized single beds, a dressing table with drawers, and reading lights. Its large window overlooks the garden.
    Second bedroom with a double bed, bedside table and lamp, and a chest of drawers. Stairs lead from this bedroom to the single loft bedroom.
  • The loft area has two single bedrooms, each containing shelving and a reading lamp. It is only suitable for children due to the restricted ceiling height.

Outside: There is a large grassy area next to the house with a trampoline and a box with a selection of toys and games. A paved patio area leads off the back door and has a barbecue and a large wooden table with eight chairs for summer meals outdoors. There is off street parking.

Additional Information: The house has WiFi and oil-fired central heating. One well behaved dog is welcome with prior agreement from the owners. All linen, towels and utilities are included in the cost.

River View Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8 in 5 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 1 Twin, 2 singles in loft space)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £900
To £1800
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7725 850778 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Ryan Andrews
Member Since October 2017

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* Calendar last updated: 11th March 2024
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