Set in an enviable location on the Isle of Purbeck in the rural Dorset hamlet of Acton, this characterful property makes an ideal base for family holidays exploring all that the coast and countryside has to offer
Admire the sweeping coastal vistas of beautiful of Dorset from this substantial holiday home, which sleeps up to eight guests. Built from traditional Purbeck stone, it offers a comfortable blend of character features and bright, airy living spaces. Explore the Purbeck Hills or attempt a section of the South West Coast Path; stroll across the fields to Langton Matravers and see if you can spot the Isle of Wight on a clear day.
This three-story holiday home, where up to two dogs are also welcome, sits next to the owner's house but offers privacy. Enter via the hallway to find an inviting snug, complete with TV, and a utility area and shower room, with WC. Wander on through and step down into the kitchen/diner to prepare meals as you gaze out towards the sea and dine in the glow of a crackling wood burner. Another hall leads to the welcoming lounge, where you can light a second wood burner and settle down together to watch TV or a DVD. Follow a steep staircase up to the first floor to find two of your characterful bedrooms and a family bathroom. Another narrow, steep staircase leads up to your remaining two charming bedrooms in the eaves, one with an en-suite shower room. Due to the age of the property, there are changes in level and areas of restricted head height throughout. Enjoy your sunny, lawned garden, with its glorious views across National Trust land, and keep an eye on children and pets as the wall is low.
Walk the South Coast Path, scramble down to the see at Dancing Ledge, sample local ales and ciders as the Square and Compass, explore nearby Swanage and enjoy the beach at Studland Bay. Visit Corfe Castle, with its 1,000 years of history and dramatic ruins, and the riverside town of Wareham. Venture further afield to Bournemouth or Poole on the Sandbanks ferry and take another ferry to Brownsea Island. There are so many attractions, you'll find it hard to fit them all in - or just stay at home and enjoy everything that is on offer.