The Studio – Arne

Located in Wareham, Dorset

Situated on the edge of a popular nature reserve, this spacious property is full of character and makes a lovely holiday home for a family or group keen to explore the countryside near Poole Harbour.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Nature-lovers have plenty to choose from in this idyllic area. The cottage is just a few metres from RSPB Arne, a nature reserve with ancient oak woodlands and home to all six of the UK’s native reptile species. You will also be close to RSPB Stoborough Heath (4 miles), the picturesque Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve (3 miles) and Durlston Country Park (12 miles). The nearby town of Wareham (4 miles) has a variety of great places to eat and drink, as does the charming seaside town of Swanage (11.5 miles). From Studland (10.5 miles) you can catch a ferry to Poole or to the beautiful Brownsea Island. Other attractions include Corfe Castle (5.5 miles) and Lulworth Cove (12 miles).

On entering this spacious and quirky property, which incorporates a former pottery studio, you will find a glazed porch that is perfect for boots and coats. This leads you through to the hall and into the first lounge which is a relaxing and inviting space with plenty of seating and TV/DVD. Moving into the stylish open-plan kitchen/diner you will find a lovely dining area, perfect for enjoying a celebratory meal. The kitchen with ceramic floor is equipped with a double oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge, freezer and dryer. Next to this room is the cosy and imaginatively decorated second lounge, with TV/DVD, a brick fireplace, iPod dock and wood burner. A galleried landing runs above this room. Exploring the ground floor further you will find two comfortable bedrooms: a twin room and a bunk bedroom. There are also two bathrooms on the ground floor, each with a shower over the bath and a WC. Two staircases lead upstairs. One staircase leads up from the bunk bedroom up to the gallery and along to a large triple bedroom with single beds. The main staircase leads up to an additional triple room with single beds, a double bedroom (which can be made up as a twin room on request) and a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC. There is a connecting door between the first triple room and the double.

Stepping outside, the garden features a substantial lawn with trees and shrubs to the front. The garden is fenced to the lane but is not childproof and is often visited by deer. At the back of the property, there’s a gravelled seating area and a raised bank with a treehouse which is off-limits to guests. There is ample off-road parking.

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

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.


  • A delightful rural hideaway in an RSPB Nature Reserve a fantastic base for walkers and nature lovers
  • Easy access to the Jurassic Coast and South West Coast Path
  • Close to Wareham, Studland and Swanage, ideal for visiting Corfe Castle
  • 5 bedrooms 1 twin room, 1 bunk bedroom, 2 triple rooms each with 3 single beds, 1 double with 6 bed which can be made up as a twin
  • 3 bathrooms each with shower over bath and WC
  • Double oven, dishwasher, dryer, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock
  • TV/games room
  • Garden with outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Open fire logs included October end of April
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Coast ½ mile
  • Wareham 5 miles
  • Shop/pub 4 miles


Close to coast
Cot Available
Family friendly
Games Room
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine



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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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