Higgledy Piggledy Cottage

Located in Swanage, Dorset

Higgledy Piggledy Cottage is a terraced cottage in Swanage, Dorset and can sleep five people in three bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Higgledy Piggledy Cottage is a terraced cottage resting in Swanage, Dorset. It comes with three bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom, together sleeping five people and served by a bathroom. Completing the interior is a kitchen/diner and a sitting room with fire. Outside, there is a rear garden with a lawn area and a patio area with table and chairs. Higgledy Piggledy Cottage is a wonderful base for enjoying this part of Dorset with your loved ones.

Property Details

Enjoying a wonderful position at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast, amidst the hustle and bustle of Swanage is the quaint, terraced Higgledy Piggledy Cottage. This charming retreat is perfect for families seeking a base in which to call home as they explore the dramatic beauty of the Jurassic Coast and the plethora of things to do within the area.

Enter the cottage and be welcomed into the real home from home sitting room, where the character exudes from the exposed stone-built wall. Look forward snuggling down on winter’s evening and getting cosy on the sofas, as you tune into the TV. Move through the property and head into the kitchen, which enjoys a contemporary design and everything you could possibly need to cater some delicious dishes, as well as a dishwasher to offer a helping hand. Once your meal is ready, regroup with your loved ones at the dining table to relish in some much-needed catch-up time and pop open a bottle of something to cheers to a wonderful holiday in Dorset. On the ground floor find a family bathroom with a shower over the bath.

When sleep calls, make your way upstairs where you will find a choice of three elegantly appointed bedrooms. On the second floor, there is the master bedroom which boasts a double bed and patio doors that opens up on to a patio area with table and chairs, making a perfect spot for a cup of tea in the morning and a spacious single bedroom. Stairs will lead you up to a twin bedroom, offering a PS4 and flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of any party make-up.

To the exterior is a wonderful garden area, where younger guests of the group can look forward to playing on the lawn area, whilst the adults enjoy a spot of alfresco dining during a balmy afternoon.

Head into the centre of Swanage, where you will be delighted to find independent butchers, bakers, fishmongers, farm shops and supermarkets, accompanied by a range of pubs for that well-deserved pint or fine dining restaurants to sample freshly caught seafood. If you are visiting during Regatta and Carnival Week, look forward to the lively atmosphere of a Caribbean-style event with dancing, music and spectacular fireworks. Attractions from the cottage include the Swanage Railway, where you can hop on board a steam train, taking you through the beautiful Purbeck countryside and past Corfe Castle and back to the sandy beach of Swanage. Stroll the characterful pier of Swanage before you soak up the sunshine at the beach or uncover the town’s past at the museum to gain an insight of the dinosaurs that once walked the Jurassic Coast. Head out of town to discover more of the Jurassic Coast, recognised by the UNESCO for its outstanding geology, offering spectacular clifftop walks to discover the geology of 185 million years and breath-taking coastal views. With both the coast and countryside of Dorset waiting to be discovered, Higgledy Piggledy Cottage is the perfect place to bring your loved ones to.


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with balcony, 1 x twin, 1 x small double
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin, WC and washing machine
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, TV
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Rear garden with lawn area and patio area with table and chairs
  • Wi-Fi
  • PS4 in the twin bedroom
  • Roadside parking on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Accepts two well-behaved dogs at a cost of £21 per pet per week
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub a short walk away
  • Note: The property has steep steps


Cot Available
Ground floor bathroom
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Pet Friendly



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Area Details


Swanage is a large, pretty, coastal town on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. The town has an array of shops, cafes and restaurants and is a great base for exploring what Swanage and the surrounding areas have to offer. Enjoy the charm and the atmosphere of the town, join in with regatta in the summer months. For those walking enthusiasts, enjoy amazing views along this stretch of the South West Coast Path. The chalky cliffs of Old Harry's Rock are spectacular and are well worth your time to visit. The rocks mark the most eastern point of the Jurassic Coast. Visit Durleston Country Park and Nature Reserve and explore the 320 acres of stunning countryside. Discover the vast species of wildlife and marvel at the spectacular views. There are plenty of water sports to try out here and great waters to try them out in.


Swanage beach is 4 miles of golden, sandy beach. Sheltered waters, and lifeguards patrolling the beach in the summer months, makes it very popular with families. This beach holds the prestigious Blue flag award for beach cleanliness. Why not hire out a traditional beach hut for the duration of your stay, this will save you carrying your beach luggage everywhere. Pedalos can be hired on the beach as can deckchairs, although dogs are not allowed on this beach from May to September. Pier Beach is a tiny sand and shingle beach near the traditional pier, perfect for sitting and watching the world go by. The clear waters make it great for snorkelling or angling. Dogs are allowed on this beach all year.

Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway is a fantastic and exciting way to see the Isle of Purbeck in style. This heritage railway has a steam and diesel train running the five and a half miles from Norden. It takes in Corfe Castle and Swanage with picnic tables at most stations for you to make the most of the day. Take a day trip to Corfe Castle, explore the castle and then make the return journey back. At Christmas, join the Swanage railway for a magical Christmas adventure for not only the children to enjoy but the adults too.

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