Located in Swanage, Dorset
A wonderful three-bedroom cottage in the heart of Swanage, the ideal location for those looking to enjoy days out at the beach fossil hunting and exploring the local history.
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 1
This beautiful three-bedroom character house is ideally located to enjoy all the picturesque coastal town of Swanage has to offer. The house is situated on a cobbled lane just off the main high street, set in the historical centre of Swanage and a short walk away from the waterfront and numerous cafes, bars, restaurants and attractions on offer close by. The beaches are also only a short walk from your front door with a wonderful selection of attractions in between. Take advantage of this location to hop on the steam train at Swanage station to Corfe Castle, enjoy the water sports on offer from the nearby pier, or hop on the Breezer for a bus ride to Studland and Bournemouth. Take some time to explore the Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you enjoy walking, you are 10 minutes’ walk away from Durlston Country Park and Nature Reserve and from there you can walk onto the Priest’s Way and along the coastal path for some breathtaking clifftop views. Perfect for dog walkers.
Enter this beautiful cottage and you will find the cosy lounge complete with TV and open fire, a wonderful space for refuge. Head through into the open-plan kitchen/diner which comes with an electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The dining area offers a table with ample seating for the whole group to gather and enjoy an evening meal lovingly cooked in the kitchen. Access to the rear garden is through the double patio doors, where there is outside furniture to relax on after a day on the beach. Head up to the first floor where you will find all three bedrooms, a king-size main bedroom, a twin zip-and-link room and a bunk bedroom that is perfect for the children. The main bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC completes this level.
This cottage benefits from two gardens, the rear courtyard garden boasting an outdoor dining set, which is an ideal place to retreat to and enjoy some alfresco feasting. The secret garden to the side of the house is surrounded by beautiful flower beds, a lovely spot which catches the evening sun and is a perfect spot to enjoy a morning cuppa or indeed an evening tipple. There is roadside parking nearby (subject to availability) and there is a long stay car park a short walk away.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
- Three-bedroom cottage with two gardens, located on a cobbled lane just off the high street
- Within walking distance of the beach, with a selection of cafes and bars in between
- A wonderful base to explore the beauty of Dorset and Jurassic Coast nearby
- 3 bedrooms 1 king size, 1 twin zip and link and 1 bunk bedroom
- 1 bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC and 1 outdoor WC
- Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
- Open fire
- TV in the lounge
- Side garden with bench, rear garden with outdoor dining table and chairs
- Roadside parking nearby with payable local car park within walking distance (subject to availability)
- Shops, restaurants and the beach within 350 metres
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 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.