Heath Cottage

Located in Studland, Dorset

This quaint stone-built cottage with countryside views is located on the doorstep of RSPB Heathland, which is ideal for dog walkers and nature lovers alike.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


This beautiful cottage is located in a stunning area of Dorset s Jurassic Coast, and 3 miles away is Swanage, home to Old Harry s Rock and Swanage Pier. For those interested in history, Corfe Castle, a National Trust property, was built by William the Conqueror and is a surviving fortification of the English Civil War located 6 miles away. The World Heritage Site Durlston Country Park and Castle are local too, only a 5 mile drive down the coast.

This picturesque semi-detached ivy-covered cottage is well placed in an area of heathland, is sea facing and has beautiful views of the harbour at Poole. The property has a stone roof made from local Purbeck stone and has attractive leaded windows. The cottage dates from the 1920s and was designed by Herbert Collins, a renowned British residential architect who was involved with the Garden City Movement. From the front path of the property leading to heathland and a short walk to the beach; to the back garden overlooking farmland and the Purbeck Hills, you are surrounded by nature at every point.

Upon entering the property, the hall has a beautiful quarry tile floor and a storage area for coats. The sitting/dining area is light and airy benefitting from triple aspect leaded windows and double doors leading into the garden. The sitting area also boasts an inglenook style fireplace with an open fire, perfect for cosy evenings in; comfortable furniture and a selection of books and games for additional entertainment should the weather be typically British. The kitchen is well equipped comprising of all modern amenities and a larder. Additionally, there is an outside WC. After climbing the stairs, you are treated to two bedrooms, one double and one triple with a cot and a compact bathroom with bath, WC and sink.

Outside the property, there is a small lawned area to the front of the property and a stone path leading to the cottage. At the rear, there is a semi-enclosed garden, mainly laid to lawn, which has stunning views of local farmland and the Purbeck Hills. There is also a lockable detached garage available for storing a boat or bikes, and there is parking available at the accommodation for two vehicles.


  • Pretty 1920s stone-built cottage at the end of a no-through lane with fabulous views over Poole Harbour
  • Beautiful views of Poole Harbour and a fabulous back garden to play in or have a picnic
  • Dog-friendly accommodation surrounded by rolling countryside – ideal for ‘walkies’
  • 1 double, 1 triple with a cot
  • Kitchen with cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine, freezer
  • Bathroom with bath and WC
  • Maximum 4 people occupancy
  • Additional outside WC
  • Open fire (logs/coal included Oct-Apr; kindling and firelights not included)
  • Electric radiators throughout
  • TV/DVD
  • Selection of books and games in the lounge
  • 2 car parking spaces for property
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Part enclosed rear large garden with seating overlooking farmland; small front lawned area
  • Local pub and shop located ½ mile away
  • Detached lockable garage suitable for boat or bikes
  • No WiFi


Close to coast
Cot Available
Family friendly
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine


Area Details


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.

The 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.

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