Old Dairy House

Arne, Dorset Countryside

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Tastefully refurbished with modern facilities

You can book this property from:

  • £1,087 per week
  • £155 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 4 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Cot
  • Highchair

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 3.5 miles
  • Shop 3.5 miles


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


The Old Dairy House is a beautiful spacious cottage nestled in the tiny village of Arne, near Wareham and is situated on the edge of the RSPB nature reserve, with walks leading out towards Poole Harbour.

Originally built around 1560 and steeped in history, it was a working dairy up until the Second World War. The cottage was partially rebuilt in the 1950s following damage from the war but the character has been maintained alongside being tastefully refurbished with modern facilities and lovingly provided with an abundance of books and games for the whole family to enjoy.

Multiple doors lead out onto the substantial mature garden that children and adults alike will enjoy exploring. It has been lovingly designed and maintained with plenty of seating, wooden swing and rope swing and ladder plus a raised seating area with breath taking views across the harbour.

Wareham is a historic market town with 9th century earth ramparts known as the 'town walls'. The Quay is at the heart of the town and various music events happen here during the course of the year. To the south of Arne is the quintessential village of Corfe Castle with its ruined castle remains dominating the landscape - run by the National Trust its a fascinating place to explore at any time of the year. 

For a traditional seaside experience head to Swanage with its sandy beaches, heritage steam railway and local ice cream! From here you can explore the cliffs and coast from Durlston Country Park - pack a picnic and enjoy the views!

First floor

Shower room with W.C.

Kitchen with large walk in pantry, fridge dishwasher, double oven and electric hob

Dining room with large dining table and seating for 10 plus highchair

First sitting room with flag stoned floor, large open fireplace with log burner

Second sitting room with ample comfortable seating, open fire place with log burner, large flatscreen TV, DVD, CD and radio

Second Floor

4 Bedrooms 1) 6ft Superking-size bed, 2) 5ft king-size bed, 3) twin 3ft beds 4) twin 3ft beds

Shower room with W.C. and basin

Family bathroom with roll top bath, shower, W.C. and basin


Parking private driveway with ample parking for up to five cars

Laundry Room with washing machine and tumble dryer

BBQ both gas and charcoal BBQs are provided in the summer months

Fuel oil

Linen and towels are provided (not beach towels)

Travel cot provided. Please bring your own cot linen

WiFi included- High speed Full Fibre internet with download speeds of 150Mb.

Pets one dog welcome, please do not allow upstairs


Great place to stay surrounded by countryside. Easy country walks from the doorstep. Lovely large garden. Warm and cosy rooms.

Mrs B,

Loved this house. So quiet and relaxing. Was perfect for our multi generational family gathering. Interior is very classic, not contemporary but all great quality, which we loved - felt like we were staying in a much loved relatives home. Would like to book again soon! Kids loved the stilts in the garden and orchard. Everyone loved the long breakfasts and dinners at the huge dining table. lots of space for everyone. TV and wifi was great which was also important for those of us that had to do one or two online meetings. Housekeeping was also brilliant, We had one or two queries and requests ahead of stay and team were really quick to respond and sorted everything!! Thank you so much for a fantastic stay!! It was Amazing.

Ms C,