Holmebridge House Bed and Breakfast Wareham - Walkers and Cyclists are welcome . . .
In the heart of Dorset’s World Heritage Site, Holmebridge House is ideally situated for your visits to the beaches of Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door. Also close by is the Tank Museum, Monkey World, Lawrence of Arabia’s cottage and grave, Lulworth Castle, Corfe Castle and the Swanage Steam Railway. For golf enthusiasts discount golf on a local championship course can be arranged. (see leisure activities ).
Holmebridge House is a lovely 19th century house with large comfortable rooms and views of open countryside.
A warm welcome is assured and traditional English breakfast consists of local produce and homemade preserves.
All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and a colour television.
Walkers and Cyclists are welcome.
Bus service to local attractions
Large car park & garden.
Open all year
Holmebridge House Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located on the A352 between Wareham & Wool directly opposite the B3070 to East Lulworth
:: The Dorset Golf & Country Club:
Guests of Holmebridge House Bed & Breakfast can enjoy a discounted round of golf at the Dorset Golf & Country Club.
:: Purbeck Shooting School:
Purbeck Shooting School specialises in Clay Pigeon Shooting. Located in Dorset in the heart of Purbeck 10 miles from Poole, 18 miles from Bournemouth and 10 miles from Dorchester, we offer tuition and practice and organise special events for clay pigeon shooting, simulated game days and real game days. Our magnificent 50 acre ground, voted the UK's number 1 shooting ground, is set in natural heath and woodland and is ideal for all levels with space for sporting stands, skeet, hi-tower, FITASC, tuition and practice. We have over 50 automatic clay traps and whether you are here for the first time or as an Olympic Champion you will be welcome at Purbeck where we cater for all ages and abilities. If you just want to try it just talk to us, our youngest customer was less than 8 years old and our oldest well over 70.
:: Tank Museum:
Through out the summer, there will be four live action tank displays a week, and visitors will be able to discover for themselves what it is like to ride in a tracked vehicle as it thunders around the Museum arena.
It is impossible not to love it; it is one of the corners of England for which we all feel something like affection. It is old, very old and Nature has richly endowed it. It is smugly set between our seamen’s Devon and romantic Somerset on the one hand, and prehistoric Wiltshire and histories Hampshire on the other, and it seems to have gathered to itself something of the spirit of them all, to say nothing of the sense of mystery from the sea ever rolling past.
It has as great a place in literature as any county has been given by one of its own sons. It has a romantic associations with historic events. It was loved by King Alfred, who sent his friend to be Bishop of Sherborne and laid two brothers to rest in the Abbey there. It was loved by Sir Walter Raleigh who longed to end his days among these hills. It was Dorset Dear to him as it is Dorset Dear to all its people still.
There can hardly be a county that is older than this. Life was going on here in the dim centuries before the Romans came. The hills are strewn with earthworks, some impressive in size and strength, and a chain of strongholds ran along these hills before the Romans settled down in twenty parts of Hampshire.
A sense of time long past broods over the uplands as surely as over Thomas Hardy’s untamable primeval heath. All Dorset towns have a history back beyond the Conquest. We have only to think of their names to thrilled by them – Dorchester, Wareham, Shaftsbury, Wimborne, Sherborne and Corfe, they carry us back through time and fill the mind with wonder.
There is no other town like Wareham, with the great earthen walls ans Saxon chapel on them. There is no ruin in England quite like Corfe. Wimborne Minster and Sherborne Abbey both crown their towns with a thousand year old glory.
Shaftsbury, the old town on a height that cannot be hid, has in our own time snatched from the buried past the romance and tragedy of Corfe Castle, bringing to light the pathetic remains of the Saxon King who was murdered there. As for Dorchester, it comes into our own 21st century from the 20th century before Christ; it has not only a Roman amphitheatre at the heart of it, but has the unequalled Maiden Castle outside, a monument that takes us back for 40 centuries.
Holmebridge House Bed and Breakfast - Wareham - Dorset