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Seaviews from the cottage
View towards the cottage
Spacious open plan living space
Relax with a good book or film after a day exploring
Enjoy a meal with a view across the fields
Plenty of space for both
Let in the light and sea air
Comfy bedroom
Tranquil bedroom
Views from the patio
Take in the surrounding countryside
Breathtaking sea views
1 / 12  Seaviews from the cottage
2 / 12  View towards the cottage
3 / 12  Spacious open plan living space
4 / 12  Relax with a good book or film after a day exploring
5 / 12  Enjoy a meal with a view across the fields
6 / 12  Plenty of space for both
7 / 12  Let in the light and sea air
8 / 12  Comfy bedroom
9 / 12  Tranquil bedroom
10 / 12  Views from the patio
11 / 12  Take in the surrounding countryside
12 / 12  Breathtaking sea views

Zig Zag

Swanage, Dorset
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Peaceful countryside cottage set in an elevated position boasting far-reaching countryside and sea views
  • A local shop and pub within half a mile
  • Strike out on a picturesque walk along the nearby coastal path
  • Discover the beautiful coastal town of Swanage with its pretty pier
  • Hop on the Swanage Railway to uncover your unspoiled surroundings by steam train
Property code: DC206

Set in an elevated position boasting far-reaching countryside and sea views, this contemporary cottage offers a peaceful retreat whilst sitting close to a variety of fun local attractions.

Wake up in the morning to glorious countryside scenes and sip a coffee as the sun peaks over the sea beyond. A fantastic country retreat near Swanage, this property is the ideal bolthole for solo adventurers or couples looking to embrace rural living for a while. And, with great access to the coast (0.5 miles) and village shop and pub (also 0.5 miles), you can come and go as you please. Never far from a cup of tea, take your adventures with a dose of luxury.

Gorgeous former stables, natural light and modern style are the dish of the day. All on one level, the open-play layout means that you can make the most of every inch of space and enjoy the spacious yet intimate feel. Step in through the French doors and drink in the atmosphere. Home to a comfortable living area, you can lay back on the sofa or sink into the armchair and cast your gaze between the TV and views outside. In the winter, turn on the wood burner-effect electric fire for extra warmth. When you are ready to eat, a well-equipped kitchen houses everything you could need, and a dining table for two sits next to the patio doors for an unbeatable backdrop. Continuing the bright themes, the bedroom has a 5ft double bed, sea views and en-suite shower room with walk-in shower and heated towel rail. For summer days, the outside seating area brings you a step closer to nature and is great for al fresco feasts or simply getting to know the resident donkeys whose home is in the field adjacent.

Take some time to enjoy the local walks or head straight down to the beach. At the eastern end of the Isle of Purbeck, Swanage’s white sand beach is a must-see. Hop on the Sandbanks ferry to stroll along the beach and explore Poole town and harbour.

 

  • 1 bedroom with 5ft double bed
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • Hob, oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and an Alexa
  • Washing machine and freezer housed in a separate building
  • Outside seating area and terrace
  • Electric log burner
  • Off-road parking
  • Smart TV
  • Pub and Shop within half a mile
  • BBQ available
  • Short breaks are not available at this property
  • Regret no children
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gwynneth 22nd December 2023

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Exceptional property, location and area.

Reviewed by Val 8th September 2023

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Zig zag is a wonderful cottage in a beautiful setting with incredible views over rolling countryside out to sea. The cottage is beautifully appointed,spacious and immaculately clean with a fabulous comfortable bed. The owners really have gone above and beyond to make the property a real home from.home. Its certainly special and a 10 out of 10 from Read moreus Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 1st September 2023

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Brilliant cottage with best views we've ever had. Owners were friendly & very helpful as were the donkeys in the field. Would definitely go back there.

Reviewed by Mark 18th August 2023

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Reviewed by Christine 4th August 2023

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A beautifully furnished and very comfortable cottage. Certainly has the wow factor when it comes into view. Lovely views all around and the perfect place to relax. Would love to return.

Reviewed by D 21st July 2023

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A wonderful nest for 2. It beats all the cottages we have ever been, and theyve been many since the 80s!

Reviewed by Vivienne 7th July 2023

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A lovely scenic location with countryside walks direct from the front door. Comfortable and spacious accommodation, tastefully furnished and decorated, and a well equipped kitchen. The local shop is a fairly steep 10 to 15 minutes' walk, other shops are a short drive away in Swanage Town. We've already booked again for next year.

Reviewed by Margaret 30th June 2023

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This was our second visit to this superb property. The cottage is thoughtfully fitted out with everything you could possibly need. The location is very peaceful and private with wonderful views over the fields to the sea and to the Isle of Wight on a clear day. It is only half a mile outside Swanage but you would never know it. Would heartily recomRead moremend it. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 2nd June 2023

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We can only really echo other reviews. Stunning location, so lovely and peaceful. Property really nice and very clean. No wonder there are many returning guests, we certainly hope to go back.

Reviewed by Yvonne 26th May 2023

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A lovely place in a gorgeous position. Many great walks from the door, and Swanage is just over the hill but out of sight, so convenient for shopping etc. The photographs on the website do not lie - it really is idyllic. A light spacious chalet, with excellent outdoor seating areas. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by William 21st April 2023

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This is an exceptional property, stunning views, so quiet. Great owners, leave you to yourselves, but there if you need them. The property has everything that you need. High standard of cleanliness and the decoration and furnishings are beautiful and restful. Lovely outside space to sit, lay or BBQ. We have been three times and just booked again. TRead morehis is a unique location, ideal for walks on the beautiful coast. It is our number one choice out of our eight breaks a year. Lovely hosrs Hide

Reviewed by Clive 14th April 2023

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Very comfortable accommodation in a fantastic setting.

Reviewed by Susan 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by Philip 31st March 2023

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Fantastic stay and property...beautifully cared for and stunning location with footpaths on doorstep to join SW coast path. Lovely welcome pack and greeting from owner.

Reviewed by Angela 23rd December 2022

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A Very warm welcome after a very long journey, fairy lights leading the way to our delightful cottage with Christmas tree on the terrace a lovely Christmas welcome pack and display. Lovely White Cotton Bed linen and choice of pillows. Five Star. Breathtaking views from inside as well as outside. Highly Recommended.

Reviewed by Vivien 14th October 2022

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Beatifully presented and maintained property in an unrivalled location with glorious sunrise views across the sea towards the Isle of Wight. Coastal walks from the door yet only 15 mins stroll into Swanage town centre and seafront. Plenty of space inside and out to relax and appreciate the views whatever the weather. Sue and Chris both friendly andRead more accomodating. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 30th September 2022

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Excellent property and location a most enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Lynn 16th September 2022

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Zig Zag is just perfect. Amazing location, views, peace and quiet....our second time here....we will be back for a third visit...our happy place !!

Reviewed by Victor 9th September 2022

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The property was excellent in every respect.

Reviewed by Noelle 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Stephen 29th July 2022

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What a gem !!! Our only regret is that we only booked one week, but that will be rectified when we return. Very clean, extremely comfortable and furnished to a very high standard. Sue and Chris lovely hosts. Views amazing, very peaceful. Cannot wait to return.

Reviewed by Margaret 22nd July 2022

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This week's holiday at Zig Zag was not long enough. We didn't want to come home. It was so lovely, peaceful, so comfortable and the view is wonderful. We felt calm and chilled the moment we arrived. The cottage has absolutely everything that you could need. The bed is very comfortable, we slept so well. This is a magical place to stay. The donkeys Read moreare adorable and came to the gate everyday for carrots. The walk to the High Street and to the beach took about 25 mins. The pub about 15 minutes. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 27th May 2022

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This property has been very thoughtfully presented. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped with high quality furnishings and utensils. The bed and seating were very comfortable. The jewel in the crown was the magnificent view from the patio, which looked out over the sea to the Isle of Wight on the horizon. Finally, we would mention the owner, whoRead more went out of his way to help us and was very understanding when we accidentally set fire to the kettle. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 20th May 2022

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The cottage was fantastic with amazing views. Could not have hoped for a better equipped place to stay, The welcome pack was much appreciated. Would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by James 13th May 2022

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Excellent accommodation with very welcoming owners, could not fault anything.Great walking country straight from the door, never needed to use the car. View exceptional with donkeys, deer, sheep and lots of birds and the sea in the distance. Would highly recommend Zig Zag.

Reviewed by Pete 6th May 2022

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A lovely cottage with beautiful views and lots of places within easy reach to visit. Ideally located for walks along the Dorset Coast Path.

Reviewed by John 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by William 15th April 2022

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Second visit. Fabulous property and owners. Will be back next year

Reviewed by Marie 8th April 2022

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Absolutely beautiful location with direct views out to sea. Really feels you are out in the countryside but actually only a short walk down the hill into Swanage. We visited in April and it was very tranquil with not a sound from the town. Could only hear the birds in the surrounding countryside and occasional walkers heading to the nearby coastal Read morepath. Lovely spotless cottage to relax and unwind. Hide

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