Clematis Cottage Studland
Located in Studland, Dorset
Situated close to the beach at Studland Bay, this charming semi-detached Victorian cottage offers comfortable and cosy accommodation to a family looking for a quiet spot in a tranquil Dorset village.
- Sleeps: 5
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: No
Set close to the heart of the Dorset village of Studland, this delightful cottage is perfect for exploring the Purbeck Hills. The beautiful National Trust beach of Studland Bay is just a few hundred metres away. This is a fantastic spot for nature lovers, with RSPB Stoborough Heath (8 miles) and the nature reserves of Hartland Moor (7 miles) and Studland and Godlingston Heath (1 mile) all nearby. Heading to the coast you can enjoy a day at the seaside in the popular resort of Swanage (5 miles), famous for its pier and promenade and sandy beach. From Swanage, a steam train can take you to Corfe Castle (5.5 miles), or you could catch the ferry to Poole or Brownsea Island.
On entering this cheerful and attractive cottage you will find a delightful double-aspect lounge which is an ideal space to relax in at the end of a great day. The lounge has been charmingly decorated and features comfortable seating, a TV/DVD, an open fire and an additional Victorian feature fireplace. Exploring further, you will reach the inviting conservatory kitchen/diner. Overlooking the garden, this light-filled space is fully equipped with a pretty dining area, an oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer. There is also a ground-floor WC. Heading upstairs via a steep staircase, you will find three cosy bedrooms: a double room with sea glimpses, a twin room and a single, both of which feature Victorian fireplaces. There is also a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC.
Going outside, the back garden is laid to lawn with trees, shrubs and flowers. Here you can sit back and enjoy a BBQ or a morning coffee. A shared gravelled drive leads to a private parking area for two cars. The front garden is gated with a paved path.
- A wonderful family holiday home in a picturesque village with lovely south facing garden
- The perfect base for walkers to discover the Purbeck hills, nearby nature reserves and the Jurassic Coast
- Close to the popular Victorian seaside town of Swanage, or take the ferry to Poole or Brownsea Island
- 3 bedrooms 1 double room with 5 bed, 1 twin, 1 single
- 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
- 1 ground floor WC
- Oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher
- Garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ
- Off-road parking for 2 cars
- Regret no pets
- Wi-Fi included
- Central heating and electricity included
- Beach 400 metres shop 500 metres and pub 400 metres
- Swanage 3 miles
- Please note, the property has steep cottage style stairs
Studland is a small village close to Swanage and Wareham with great, sandy beaches. Owned by the National Trust, they have car parks attached and some offer watersports. Riding lessons on the beach are available from the local riding stables on some beaches. With 4 miles of golden, sandy beach, Studland Bay has 4 beaches.
Knoll Beach is a sandy beach backed by a wilderness of dunes. The beach has wide open spaces and has a designated area for a nudist beach. The beach can be popular for watersports and there is a shop on the beach. Middle Beach is another sandy beach, sheltered by low cliffs. Watersports are popular here with locals and visitors. Shell Bay is a sandy beach, popular with families, with dunes as a backdrop with lots for the children to explore. And finally, South Beach is a sheltered cove that gently shelves into the water. This sandy beach is popular with families as the water here is quite shallow. The beach is backed by steep hills and faces north so tends to get the most sun.
There are lots of trails around Studland and beyond. For instance, pick up the South West Coast Path from here. Explore the Studland to Swanage trail, or the walk to Old Harrys Rock. The chalky rocks which make up Old Harrys Rock are part of the 95 mile Jurassic Coast that stretches to Exeter and has spectacular views. In addition, there are specific trails through the woodland and Nature Reserve. You may be lucky enough here to spot deer, various species of wildlife and unusual wildflowers. There are a few cafes on the beaches to eat, a convenience store and a few pubs in the village. The Black Swan Inn and The Crows Nest Inn has gardens and the Crows Nest has a play area for the children. In conclusion, Studland is the perfect balance of peace and tranquillity, with the knowledge that larger busier towns are not far away.