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Holmegate House

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Arrival

Where We Are

  • Holmegate House
    Holmegate
    East Holme
    Wareham
    Dorset
    BH20 6AG

 

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in 4pm
Check-out 10am
Check-out for Sundays 4pm
Main contact Glenda – 07816 604153

In case of bad mobile phone signal, please call the house number: 01929 556 818 or if you are unable to contact Glenda please call the kate & tom’s office: 01242 235151


Getting To Us

Directions

From the A35

  1. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Wareham Rd/A351
  2. At Blackhill Roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Wareham Rd/A351
  3. At Saxon Roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A351
  4. At Worgret Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Wareham Rd/A352
  5. Turn left onto B3070
  6. Turn left
  7. Destination will be on the right
  • __________
Best postcode to use for sat-nav BH20 6AG
Nearest train station Wareham (10 minute drive) or Wool (10 minute drive)
Nearest airport Bournemouth International (50 minute drive)
Taxis Mike Taxis 01929 550123 | Garrison Cars 01929 463395 | Silver Cars 01929 400409 or 07811 328281

Please kindly note that there is a deep ford in the village of East Holme, it is far too deep to cross even in 4x4s. To avoid the ford, please approach the property from the B3070 and not through the village end, sign posted Stoborough. If you are using a sat nav and you are directed into the village end please continue along the B3070 to the next turning.


 

 

Cooking & Dining

Chef & Catering Services

  • Dineindulge
    A unique & truly special private chef experience brought direct to you. Combining a personal chef hire service with restaurant quality cuisine, Dineindulge is designed to be affordable, accessible & simple to book for anyone
    www.dineindulge.co.uk/kateandtoms
  • Côte at Home
    Get bistro-quality food delivered to your door. From starters, mains and desserts, to picnics, breakfasts and barbecue favourites – the professional chefs at Côte at Home can freshly prepare a wide range of dishes, which you can simply serve up, or pop in the oven or microwave to heat. That means less time spent prepping and cooking, and more time enjoying your holiday!
  • The Lyme Bay Field Kitchen
    Lyme Bay Field Kitchen provides Dinner Party Catering, Event Catering and Wedding Catering. Depending on your event and brief, they can offer Fine Dining, Rustic Banqueting, BBQs, Wood Fired Pizzas, Large Paellas, Delicious Hot and Cold Buffets or Finger Foods. Menus can be designed especially for each booking or by using their delicious dishes already on offer.
    www.lymebayfieldkitchen.co.uk | 0800 690 6006
  • Be Your Food
    Chef David Watts specialises in Classically French trained and Modern British cuisine, and will offer a bespoke service with menus tailored to your taste.
    www.beyourfood.com | 07740 979600
  • Louisa Loasby
    For a special occasion or a meal for friends and family without the stress of cooking and washing up, Louisa can provide a service where you can have some delicious ready-prepared food (see her Home Gourmet section on her website) awaiting your arrival on a Friday evening, organise an amazing BBQ or to have every meal catered to give you a complete break. She is very flexible and can cook whatever menu you would like or other ideas you may have (picnics, larger parties etc.).
    www.louisaloasby.co.uk | 07947358818 / 01305 319272
  • Dorset Fine Dining
    Dorset Fine Dining will come and prepare a delicious and exciting menu at the house to impress your guests! They are able to cater for a wide range of tastes, party sizes and budgets, always using fresh ingredients, that are locally sourced whenever possible.
    www.dorsetfinedining.co.uk | 01963 220463 | 07525 667687
  • Rabbit & Rose
    From refined plated menus to informal sharing boards, canapés to food stalls to simple drop off services. For full events, after extensive menu work we invite you to a food tasting so that every detail from taste to presentation is resolved.
    www.rabbitandrose.co.uk | 01929 551978
  • Kate Patient
    Having spent the past 5 years cooking in chalets and private villas in Europe, Kate has recently returned to the UK. Whether you would like a canape party, BBQ, beautiful salad buffet or delicious roast using all local produce Kate can help create a memorable occasion.
    07729 721883

Great Places to Eat & Drink

Pubs

  • Lulworth Cove Inn
    English pub overlooking Lulworth Cove on the Jurassic Coast, classic British food and cast ales, pub garden, dog friendly
    Main Rd, Wareham, BH20 5RQ (15 minute drive)
    www.lulworth-coveinn.co.uk | 01929 400333
  • The Castle Inn
    Traditional Dorset pub close to Lulworth Cove, dog friendly
    Main Rd, West Lulworth, Wareham, BH20 5RN (11 minute drive)
    castleinn-lulworth.co.uk| 01929 400311
  • The Greyhound Inn
    Classic Pub lunch under the shadow of Corfe Castle ruins, dog freindly
    The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5EZ (10 minute drive)
    www.greyhoundcorfe.co.uk | 01929 480205
  • The Square & Compass
    Homemade Pies and Pasties in the heart of Dorset, dog friendly
    Worth Matravers, Swanage, BH19 3LF (20 minute drive)
    squareandcompasspub.co.uk | 01929 439229
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Restaurants

  • The Pig on the Beach
    Our mellow yellow house situated along Studland Bay, truly rural, with uninterrupted views of the long stretches of Dorset’s sandy coastlines.
    Manor House, Manor Rd, Studland, Swanage, BH19 3AU (20 minute drive)
    www.thepighotel.com01929 450288
  • The Priory Hotel
    Nestled on the bank of the River Frome, where contemporary comforts meet traditional service and fine food
    Church Green, Wareham, BH20 4ND (7 minute drive)
    theprioryhotel.co.uk| 01929 551666
  • The Italian Kitchen
    Authentic Italian cuisine overlooking the River Frome and Water Meadows
    37 South st, Wareham, BH20 4LP (7 minute drive)
    www.theitaliankitchendorset.com | 01929 550990
  • Rick Stein
    The home of fresh fish cooked simply, with views of the harbour and Brownsea Island beyond
    10-14 Banks Rd, Poole, BH13 7QB (33 minute drive)
    www.rickstein.com | 01202 283000
  • Gee Whites Seafood Restaurant
    Al fresco seaside dining on the Old Stone Quay overlooking scenic Swanage Bay
    1 High St, Swanage, BH19 2LN (23 minute drive)
    www.geewhites.co.uk| 01929 425720
  • The Ship Inn
    Traditional Pub, perfect for exploring the stunning Jurassic Coast, dog friendly
    Dorchester Rd, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6EQ (9 minute drive)
    shipwool.co.uk| 01929 462247
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Takeaways

  • The Italian Kitchen
    Authentic Italian cuisine overlooking the River Frome and Water Meadows
    37 South st, Wareham, BH20 4LP (7 minute drive)
    www.theitaliankitchendorset.com | 01929 550990
  • The Parade Fish & Chips
    Fish & Ship Restauran/Takeaway
    1 The Parade, Swanage BH19 1DA (20 minute drive)
    www.theparadefishandchips.com | 01929422362

Shopping For Food

Convenience Stores

  • Londis
    Church Rd, West Lulworth, Wareham, BH20 5SG (13 minute drive)
  • Hambury Stores
    Church Rd, West Lulworth, Wareham, BH20 5SG (13 minute drive)
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Supermarkets

  • Sainsbury’s
    South St, Wareham, BH20 4NX (8 minute drive)
  • Waitrose
    Tudor Arcade, South St, Dorset, Dorchester, DT1 1BN (29 minute drive)
  • Morrisons
    244 Dorchester Rd, Weymouth, DT3 5AX (31 minute drive)
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Butchers

  • B Curtis Ltd
    19 West St, Wareham, BH20 4JS (7 minute drive)
    www.bcurtis.co.uk | 01929 552478
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Fishmongers

  • Cove Fish
    Main Rd, West Lulworth, Wareham, BH20 5RQ (15 minute drive)
    www.dorsetwine.co.uk | 01929 400807
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Wine Merchant

  • The Dorset Wine Co
    Strathmore House, 11 Queen Mother Square, Dorchester, Poundbury, DT1 3DX (34 minute drive)
    www.dorsetwine.co.uk | 01305 266734
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Bakery & Delicatessen

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Farmers Market

  • Wareham Quay Market
    Open from 8am – 3pm on Saturdays
    3 The Quay, Wareham BH20 4LP (7 minute drive)
  • Bournemouth & Poole Mobile Market
    Open Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 1pm
    Unit 13, 4-6 Abingdon Rd, Nuffield Industrial Estate, Poole BH17 0UG (22 minute drive)
    www.bpmobilemarket.co.uk | 01202082794

 

Things To Do

On-site

  • Clayzer
  • Laser clay pigeon shooting is a great way to enhance your event and give your guests or clients a great experience. It can be hired by the day, or by the half day. With 3 separate systems located in the UK, CLAYZER laser clay pigeon shooting is now able to provide 3 mobile laser clay pigeon shooting systems that we bring to your location to be used at your different events and activities.
    www.clayzer.co.uk | 07983 979696/ 07887 626522
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Indoor

  • U-scape Escape Room
    The Corner House, 1-3 Poole Hill, Bournemouth BH2 5PW
    www.u-escape.com | 01202292921
  • Mr Mulligans Bournemouth
    Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5AF
    www.mrmulligan.com | 01202837850
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Outdoor

  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
    Purbeck Shooting School, Puddletown Rd, Wareham, BH20 7NG
     www.purbeckshooting.com | 01929 405101
  • Isle of Purbeck Golf Course
    Corfe Road, Studland, Swanage, BH19 3AB
    www.purbeckgolf.co.uk | 01929 450361
  • Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animals Park
    Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, DT2 8PX
    www.kmc.ac.uk | 01305 215003
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On the Water

Walking & Cycling

  • Delph Woods Nature Reserve
    Broadstone BH21 3BY
  • Stour Valley Nature Reserve
    43 Granby Rd, Bournemouth BH9 3NZ
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Pampering

  • Glo Pamper
    For pampering in the comfort of your property. A range of treatments available from a local therapist including massage, pedicure, manicure, etc. To book please use the contact details below and quote ‘kate & toms’. Guests are advised to book well in advance.
    www.glo-pamper.co.uk | 020 7096 0385
  • Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa
    Christchurch Rd, New Milton, BH25 6QS
    www.chewtonglen.com | 01425 275341
  • Dorset Pamper Parties
    For smaller groups in the comfort of the property
    www.instagram.com | dorsetpamperparties@gmail.com

Top Things To Do For Children

Indoor

Outdoor

  • Fore Outdoor
    Middle Beach, The Hutquarters, Beach Road, Studland, BH19 3AP
    www.foreadventure.co.uk | 01929 761515
  • Gorcombe Extreme Sports
    Gorcombe Farm, Thornicombe, Blandford Forum, DT11 9AG
    www.gorcombe.co.uk | 01258 452219
  • Go Ape!
    Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Nr Ringwood Hampshire, Ashley Heath, BH24 2ET
    goape.co.uk | 01603 895500
  • Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park
    Wareham Road, Organford, Poole, BH16 6EU
    farmerpalmers.co.uk | 01202 622022

 

Top Places To Visit

Historic Buildings

Stately Homes & Gardens

  • The Lulworth Estate
    East Lulworth, Wareham, BH20 5QS
    www.lulworth.com| 01929 400352

Places to Shop

  • Wareham Shopping
    Car Park – Howard’s Ln, Wareham BH20 4NN
  • Poole Shopping
    Car Park – 10 Broadstone Way, Poole BH15 3TE

Useful Information

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Sleeps up to 12
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 2 en-suite, 2 family bathrooms
Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Bedroom 1 2 Super King En-suite
Bedroom 2 2 Super King
Bedroom 3 2 Super King or Twin
Bedroom 4 2 Super King En-suite
Bedroom 5 2 Super King
Bedroom 6 2 Super King or Twin
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Cooking and Dining

  • Dining table seats 12 guests comfortably
  • 5 oven AGA
  • Four-ring electric hob with 2 hot plates
  • Large fridge/freezer in kitchen and fridge in the utility room
  • 2 Dishwashers
  • Microwave & toaster
  • Cafetieres
  • Gas BBQ – gas provided
  • __________

Children Welcome

  • Toys, books and games for children
  • 2 travel cots available – linen provided
  • 2 high chairs available
  • Swings
  • Swimming pool is fenced; entered through a lockable gate
  • Fences on either side of the stream
  • __________

Accessibility

  • Ground floor bedroom available on request
  • Ground floor WC
  • Step access between ground floor areas
  • Step into property
  • __________

Inside

  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Games room with table tennis
  • Air hockey and table football
  • Wi-Fi
  • i-Pod Dock
  • Library of books
  • Open fireplace – logs provided
  • __________

Outside

  • Heated swimming pool, open from April to October
  • Wood-fired hot tub, seating 6 – logs provided
  • Croquet, cricket set, footballs and goals available
  • 2 acres of gardens and grounds
  • Swing Set for children
  • Outside tables and chairs on terrace seating 10-12
  • Sun loungers by the pool
  • __________

House Restrictions

  • Hen parties welcome
  • Sorry, not suitable for stag parties
  • 3 dogs welcome at £40 per dog – pet policy in place
  • Sorry, no fireworks
  • Strict noise policy in place
  • __________

What’s Included

  • Welcome hamper
  • Linen, towels and essentials
  • Tea and coffee supplies for arrival
  • Use of washing machine & tumble dryer
  • Hairdryers and first aid box
  • Please bring your own pool towels
  • Additional housekeeping available at additional fee
  • EV Charger – available at no additional fee

Virtual Tour

  • With a few clicks you can be leisurely making your way through living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens and bathrooms – the whole house in all its beauty waiting for you to step on in for an effortless and insightful virtual tour.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TOUR


 

Hot Tub Use

  • We hope you’ll enjoy using the hot tub. We want to make sure it is as safe as possible for everyone, so we ask all guests to ensure that the following guidelines are respected. These guidelines are designed to meet basic health and safety regulations, so ensure that all members of your party have read the rules regarding the use of the hot tub.
  1. Swimming costumes are obligatory and you will need to bring your own towels unless otherwise stated as included
  2. You must shower before entering the hot tub to remove any skin oils, make-up, hair products etc. This is vital to ensure a clean and healthy hot tub. If this rule is abused the hot tub may need to be closed for several days so that the water can be thoroughly refreshed.
  3. Outdoor shoes and coats must be taken off around the hot tub area.
  4. No alcohol or smoking is allowed in the hot tub.
  5. Do not bring any form of glass into the hot tub area.
  6. Do not bring in any electrical equipment into the hot tub area where you could be in contact with water.
  7. Do not over-occupy the hot tub as this will lead to water spillage and will cause the hot tub to stop working. This is because the filter needs to be covered with water to work.
  8. Children must be supervised in and around the hot tub and must not use it without an adult present. Some children can overheat; please seek medical advice if this occurs.
  9. Please keep noise levels to an acceptable level. The hot tub is a place of peace and relaxation – be mindful that there are neighbouring properties in close proximity.
  10. It is safer and more enjoyable to use the hot tub with another person. We advise against using the hot tub alone without a member of your group knowing of your whereabouts.
  11. On leaving the hot tub please switch off all jets and lights and make sure that the hot tub is sealed with the cover provided.
  12. Please note you must not use the hot tub if you are suffering from an infectious disease or you have an open wound or sore that cannot be covered by a waterproof plaster.
  13. You must not use the hot tub within 48 hours of suffering any stomach illness.
  14. Certain medical conditions can be affected by the hot tub, particularly those involving extremes of temperature. You are advised to consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or suffer from any of the following: heart disease; circulatory problems; high or low blood pressure; diabetes; or any other condition that affects your body’s ability to react to heat.
  15. Prevent taking any medication which may affect your circulation or your ability to react to heat.

 

Swimming Pool Use

  • We hope you’ll enjoy using the swimming pool. We want to make sure it is as safe as possible for everyone, so we ask all guests to ensure that the following guidelines are respected. These guidelines are designed to meet basic health and safety regulations, so ensure that all members of your party have read the rules regarding the use of the pool.
  1. Swimming costumes are obligatory and you will need to bring your own towels unless otherwise stated.
  2. You must shower before entering the swimming pool to remove any skin oils, make-up, hair products etc.
  3. Outdoor shoes and coats must be taken off around the pool area.
  4. No alcohol or smoking is allowed in the swimming pool.
  5. Do not bring any form of glass into the pool area.
  6. Do not bring in any electrical equipment into the swimming pool area where you could be in contact with water.
  7. Children must be supervised in and around the swimming pool and must not use it without an adult present.
  8. For outdoor pools, please keep noise levels to an acceptable level – please be mindful that there are neighbouring properties in close proximity.
  9. It is safer and more enjoyable to use the pool with another person. We advise against using the pool alone without a member of your group knowing of your whereabouts.
  10. Please note you must not use the swimming pool if you are suffering from an infectious disease or you have an open wound or sore that cannot be covered by a waterproof plaster.
  11. You must not use the swimming pool within 48 hours of suffering any stomach illness.

 

Noise Policy

  • The house is set in private grounds but we do have neighbours whose needs we respect – and who are used to enjoying a peaceful, tranquil environment in this lovely location. We therefore ask all our guests to show consideration to the environment and our neighbours in all matters, and especially with regard to noise.To help ensure everyone’s holiday goes well, we ask you to respect the following noise rules:
  1. After 9pm and before 9am please use the terraces and gardens around the house as quiet areas.
  2. Please do not take radios, CD players or other sources of music outside the house.
  3. Please do not turn up music within the property to provide music outside.
  4. Please limit any loud music playing inside the house so it cannot be heard outside.
  5. Please show consideration for our neighbours in the early morning and late evening.
  6. If you are having any deliveries or ordering taxis please ensure they have clear directions.
  • The vast majority of our guests will of course behave with great consideration to our neighbours and would never intend to offend but observing our noise policy will remove any potential for the harmonious environment to be disturbed.

Pet Policy

  • Should you be bringing a pet with you on your stay, you must comply with the below policy and rules that the owner has in place. This policy applies to all pets and not just dogs.
  1. You must not allow the pet upstairs, on the bed or other furniture
  2. The pet must sleep downstairs either in the utility room or another appropriate room with hard surface flooring
  3. You must supply your own pet bed, food and any other pet amenities required for your stay
  4. Any fouling at the Property must be cleared up without delay and disposed of accordingly
  5. The pet must not be left alone at the Property at any time and must go with you whenever you leave the Property
  6. You must ensure that the pet is free from parasites before the Rental Date, failure to do so may incur further charges which the Owner is entitled to recover from you in full
  7. Where there are other properties near the house, dogs should be kept on a leash and you must be mindful of other people and animals, including livestock, in the vicinity so as not to allow your pet to become a nuisance
  • Please note that a pet friendly property does not necessarily mean that the property has an enclosed garden.
  • Should any of the conditions stated in the policy above be breached, the owner will have the right to deduct any sum from the Cautionary Deposit so as to deal with such breach. Should the Cautionary Deposit be insufficient to remedy such breach, the Owner of the Property shall have the right to recover any sum from you so as to make up any shortfall.

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