Nightjar Cottage

Located in Wareham, Dorset

Surrounded by the beautiful RSPB Stoborough Heath nature reserve, this attractive cottage enjoys a central location for a family looking to explore the Purbeck Hills, Corfe Castle and Lulworth Cove.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Perfectly situated, the cottage is ideal for discovering the Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve and the Purbeck Hills. There are many villages and thriving market towns to discover including Wareham (2 miles), Studland (8.5 miles) and the popular seaside resort of Swanage (9 miles). Swanage is known for its sandy beach and traditional amusements, as well as its pier and promenade. You can also visit Corfe Castle (3.5 miles), Lulworth Cove (9.5 miles) or Kimmeridge (4.5 miles). You can also explore the beautiful Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, or head a little further afield to the popular coastal towns of Poole (12 miles) and Bournemouth (16.5 miles).

Three steps lead down from the front garden into the cottage. On entering you will find the light, stylish and relaxing open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge is a lovely space with comfortable seating, Smart TV, DVD and Bluetooth speaker. There’s a charming dining area and the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need including a double oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Going upstairs there’s a comfortable king-size bedroom on the first floor. The bathroom is also on the first floor, complete with a shower over the bath and a WC. There’s also a separate WC adjacent to the bathroom. Heading up to the second floor you will find a large double aspect bedroom with a super king-size bed which can be made up as a twin room on request. This room has reduced head height in the eaves and lovely views out over the heathland.

The front garden is gated and paved, with planted borders. The back garden is ideal for relaxing in, with a sunny patio, outdoor furniture, BBQ and a large lawn. There’s also an attractive cabin at the bottom of the garden kitted out as a games room with a pool table, table football, a selection of games and some comfortable seating. The back garden has access directly out onto the heath and footpath. Rear vehicle access is possible for storing bikes or kayaks in a separate garden shed. Ample parking is available for two cars on the gravel drive to the front of the cottage.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.


  • A stylish, light and attractive holiday home situated in the heart of the Purbeck Hills
  • A perfect base for keen walkers, nature lovers and birdwatchers right on your doorstep, overlooking heathland you can relax in the large garden with its own games cabin
  • Within easy reach of Wareham, Swanage, Studland Bay, Poole and RSPB Arne Nature Reserve and Studland Bay
  • 2 bedrooms 1 king size room, 1 super-king-size room which can be made up as a twin room on request
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Double oven, hob, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Games room with table football, pool table
  • Garden with patio, BBQ and outdoor furniture
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop ½ mile
  • Beach 4 miles


Close to coast
Family friendly
Games Room
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Washing machine


Area Details


Wareham is a very pretty, riverside town. It is one of the few remaining Saxon towns. Explore Wareham Walls to learn the towns 2000 year history. Discover stories of the Viking war, the civil war stories and the gruesome executions. Visit the Museum and learn all about the local history and the connection with Lawerence of Arabia.

There are a variety of supermarkets, shops, cafes, pubs with gardens and restaurants to choose from as well as a weekly farmers market. The towns quay plays a vital part in the village and it is here that you can pick up a trip on a traditional paddle steamer down the river. Relax with your picnic by the river or explore the many bike trails that are catered to all ages and abilities. If you fancy fossil hunting then visit Kimmeridge Bay or relax on a sandy beach in Studland or Swanage.

Monkey world near Wareham is well worth a visit. Meet the rescued lemurs, orangutans and many more. After all this walking, there is a vast, lawned, adventure play area for the children to run and explore while the adults sit and relax with a coffee.

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