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The Snuff Box,

Stoborough, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning barn conversion in a peaceful rural setting
  • Close to the historic Saxon walled town of Wareham
  • Beautifully-planted garden with seating area, summer house and outdoor games area
  • Striking double-height lounge/diner with exposed beams and wood burner
  • Wonderful walks through the nearby Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve
  • 1 mile from Wareham’s shops, cafes and pubs
Property code: DC184

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with this charming barn conversion set in an idyllic rural location just a short stroll from the riverside quay of the historic Saxon walled town of Wareham.

Located in a peaceful setting on a quiet no-through road, this property is perfect for keen walkers. Set out on foot to explore the Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve before stopping for a bite to at one of the local pubs. Wareham itself is a pretty waterside town with quaint back lanes, a medieval church and good selection of shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. For sporty types, this area is rich in activities from forest bike rides to river kayaking and jet skiing.

Enter this property into the stunning open-plan lounge/diner. With a vaulted ceiling complete with exposed beams and trusses, stone floor, Velux window and wood burner, this is a fantastic space for relaxing both day and night. Next door, the kitchen is compact yet functional, fitted with charming cream units and plenty of workspace for preparing delicious meals for loved ones. Also, on this floor is a sunny double bedroom with recessed stone bedside tables, flagstone flooring, a TV and French doors opening onto the garden, perfect for enjoying that first cup of coffee in the mornings. A wooden spiral staircase leads up to the first floor where a small galleried landing overlooks the lounge below. Off the landing is a delightful beamed twin bedroom and bathroom, both in the eaves.

To the front of the house is a lawn area bordered by flowerbeds, shrubs and trees. To the rear, a large lawn garden complete with beautifully-stocked beds and tall trees, a gravel seating area for al fresco meals, summer house with outdoor games and a segregated pond area.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 ground floor double and 1 twin with reduced height in the eaves
  • 1 bathroom in the eaves
  • Oven, hob, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs provided October - end of April
  • TV
  • Garden with seating
  • Central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shop and pub 600 yards, 2 boatyards/slipways within 1 mile
  • Regret no children under the age of 5

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David, 6th March 2020

Cottage in a great location for all that the Isle of Purbeck has to offer. Great for dogs as well, lovely large garden and a park near by for walks in the morning. Loved the wood burner.

Reviewed by Andrew, 15th February 2020

On the whole this was a great property to stay in and was very comfortable and clean. We returned home feeling recharged! The property sits in an optimum location for exploring the Purbeck hills and coastline with many beautiful places a short drive away. Also lots of superb walking from the cottage. Good village shop very near plus the short walk Read moreinto Wareham offers lots of good restaurants and shops providing quality local produce. I recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Greg, 28th November 2019

A cosy comfortable cottage. Great for our 2 dogs too with a big garden and walks from the doorstep. Good quality furnishings. Hope to return.

Reviewed by Paul, 9th November 2019

A very cosy cottage in a good location - lots to do within 30mins drive

Reviewed by Ricky, 25th October 2019

Very nice cottage in a fabulous location for exploring the Isle of Purbeck. The wood burner and logs were a great bonus during the last week of October, and the fully enclosed garden was fantastic for our dogs. Lots of amenities close by, including a pub up the road. Also had the opportunity of meeting the owner, Kevin, at the beginning of our stayRead more who was extremely helpful and a pleasure to meet. Highly recommended property, thank you for a great week! Hide

Reviewed by Tig, 11th October 2019

Comfortable, good sized, well located cottage. Nicely decorated. Good size for a couple with a dog. Enclosed back garden a treat, ample parking Easy walking to surrounding woods and Stoborough Heath.

Reviewed by M, 4th October 2019

Beautiful property with everything you could possibly need during your stay. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Reviewed by Catherine, 27th September 2019

Great for walking into Wareham and very close to RSPB Arne - the reason we chose it! Very comfortable and garden good for dog, but you do need to keep eye on them if small terriers as there is a potential escape route through hedge/ditch. Very happy with our choice - just could have done with better weather. PS keep the gate closed or you may end uRead morep with cows on the lawn! Hide

Reviewed by S, 2nd August 2019

The cottage was a delightful place to stay for a weeks holiday. The house included everything that would be needed for a family to stay. The outside area was ample for the two dogs to play and explore. The garden also had a sunny disposition the whole day which was lovely to relax in during the evenings. The location enabled us to explore the rich Read moreand varied Dorset costal line and we found many hidden gems. Thank you for a lovely week! Hide

Reviewed by J, 14th June 2019

The shower over the bath is very tight to get in if you are taller than 5 foot 6 inches. There is no window in the main bedroom just a set of French doors which you would not leave open at night. Would be extremely warm in the summer

Reviewed by C, 7th June 2019

The Snuff Box for us was a lovely place to discover Dorset from. It is homely and welcoming, secluded and quiet. We arrived much later than expected on a cold and extremely wet evening after a very long drive.To find the cottage and access it easily was wonderful and the fact that the heating was on making it warm and welcoming was greatly appreciaRead moreted. It is a lovely place to return to after a long day out, close to a good pub and shop, what could be better? Hide

Reviewed by S, 31st May 2019

This is a lovely cottage with a good sized garden for our large dog. So many dog walks / beaches within a short distance. Cottage was clean and had everything we needed. Would definitely book again!

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