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View towards the front of the property
Rest a while and take in the stunning panoramic views
An idyllic spot for a relaxing break
Enjoy leisurely meals with the family
Cook up a storm in thekitchen
Enjoy a meal in the dining room
Room for all the family
Settle down for some rest and relaxation
Cosy lounge
Read a book or watch a  film in the lounge
Curl up in front of the log burner
Characterful features
Read a book whilst listening to the wildlife
Comfy double bedroom
Take a hot bath or a relaxing shower
Wake up to see the Purbeck hills
Relaxing twin room on first floor
Wake up with a view in the king-sized en-suite bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Spacious twin on second floor
Escape to the snug to watch a film
A warm welcome
Generous lawn to the front of the property
1 / 23  View towards the front of the property
2 / 23  Rest a while and take in the stunning panoramic views
3 / 23  An idyllic spot for a relaxing break
4 / 23  Enjoy leisurely meals with the family
5 / 23  Cook up a storm in thekitchen
6 / 23  Enjoy a meal in the dining room
7 / 23  Room for all the family
8 / 23  Settle down for some rest and relaxation
9 / 23  Cosy lounge
10 / 23  Read a book or watch a film in the lounge
11 / 23  Curl up in front of the log burner
12 / 23  Characterful features
13 / 23  Read a book whilst listening to the wildlife
14 / 23  Comfy double bedroom
15 / 23  Take a hot bath or a relaxing shower
16 / 23  Wake up to see the Purbeck hills
17 / 23  Relaxing twin room on first floor
18 / 23  Wake up with a view in the king-sized en-suite bedroom
19 / 23  En-suite bathroom
20 / 23  Spacious twin on second floor
21 / 23  Escape to the snug to watch a film
22 / 23  A warm welcome
23 / 23  Generous lawn to the front of the property

Sea View - Acton

Acton, Dorset
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A homely property built in the mid 1800’s and offering wonderful far reaching views
  • Set within the pretty hamlet of Acton, just off the South West Coastal Path, from here you can see the Isle of Wight on a clear day
  • Spend your days exploring the array of walking routes through the surrounding countryside
  • Walk across the fields to Langton Matravers, or visit the famous Square & Compass at Worth Matravers
Property code: 76659

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.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 2 twins
  • 1 bathroom, 1 shower room and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Range style electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and American style fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 1 car (upto 3 further parking spaces are available 150m from the property available on request)
  • Beach 3 miles, shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance
  • TV/DVD available in the lounge and TV in the snug (both with basic Sky package)
  • Please note there is a rural campsite nearby that operates during the summer months. This should not affect your stay however please be aware there is a small chance of occasional noise.
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. 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 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 29th March 2024

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Reviewed by Kath 29th September 2023

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Lovely countryside location. Access a little tight!! Very comfortable and very well equipped. Our only negative comment is one couch requires attention and the grill did not work. We would happily stay at sea view again.

Reviewed by Catherine 25th August 2023

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Absolutely loved staying at this house. Great location, wonderful views and really well equipped. Would love to go back again.

Reviewed by Suzan 11th August 2023

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Just perfect for a family holiday.

Reviewed by Susannah 21st July 2023

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Beautiful, comfortable cottage with incredible views! And access to coastal walks and Dancing Ledge. Plus the fabulous Square and Compass in Worth Matravers. Would highly recommend. Sue and Steve are lovely, thoughtful hosts.

Reviewed by David 16th June 2023

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A very pleasant cottage. Well equipped throughout the house. Owner very helpful. The double bedroom on the first floor large enough for mum and dad and two toddler beds. The best part is the view out the front. As it is an old property six footers beware. My grandson wants to come back.

Reviewed by Gillian 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Lynn 5th May 2023

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Lovely cottage with beautiful sea views from every room. Large garden ideal for small children and dogs and only 15 mins drive to sandy beaches.

Reviewed by Juliet 7th April 2023

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A lovely well equipped comfortable property with a nice garden and a glorious uninterrupted view looking towards Swanage and the Isle of Wight beyond.

Reviewed by Kate 21st October 2022

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Wonderful cottage - immaculate, comfortable and welcoming. Very generously equipped and in the most idyllic location if you want to get away from it all. Owners really helpful and approachable when contacted. Lots of friendly pubs and walks on the doorstep. Would love to go again, didnt want to leave! Strongly recommend. Thanks Sue and Steve.

Reviewed by Helen 7th October 2022

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Had a fantastic stay at Sea View. The accommodation was spotless and very well appointed, the views from every room were spectacular and it was a lovely gesture to arrive to a welcome box of goodies and a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge. Sea View is a wonderful base with Swanage, Corfe and Studland only a short drive away. Would have loved toRead more have stayed longer. Hide

Reviewed by Gill 23rd September 2022

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Very comfortable very clean and beautifully situated.. well equipped. Fantastic walks from the cottage

Reviewed by Helen 16th September 2022

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Beautiful house, very well equipped, and comfortable. Fantastic, much appreciated, welcome basket. Views from all windows are superb. Brilliant location for walkers, with or without dogs. Very relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Simon 2nd September 2022

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The cottage is very comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Sea View.

Reviewed by Suzan 19th August 2022

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What a wonderful place. The perfect setting for a perfect holiday. The kitchen knives were sharp, the pans were large enough for big meals and the beds were comfortable. And the sea view? Exceptional.

Reviewed by Gillian 29th July 2022

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A beautiful house with wonderful views. We have never stayed in such a well equipped holiday home (and there have been many). Our family group consisted of three generations and there is something for everyone, lovely walks, places of interest and of course the beach. For those who need it, peace and quiet. Lots of safe garden space for the childreRead moren. A great holiday had by all. Hide

Reviewed by Rosemary 22nd July 2022

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Perfect location, large garden with an amazing view over the bay and wonderful walks from the doorstep. The house was comfortable and very well-equipped. We've had a lovely week here.

Reviewed by Andrew 8th July 2022

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Excellent location with views over Swanage bay. The cottage was spotless and well equipped. We particularly appreciated the child safety gates on the stairs as we had two toddlers with us. The welcome basket with food essentials and wine was a nice touch. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Caroline 17th June 2022

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Really lovely. Spotlessly clean with every facility. Great walking, cycling, places of interest and places to eat and drink in abundance. Had a great holiday, thank you. Very pleasant and helpful owners too.

Reviewed by Angela 27th May 2022

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Well equipped and comfortable cottage, very clean and tidy, with spectacular views over the town of Swanage. A very tricky lane leads to the cottage and low slung cars may struggle. We had an enjoyable week in excellent weather.

Reviewed by Karen 15th April 2022

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Beautiful house in the most fabulous location - gorgeous views and great for coastal dog walks.

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View towards the front of the property
Rest a while and take in the stunning panoramic views
An idyllic spot for a relaxing break
Enjoy leisurely meals with the family
Cook up a storm in thekitchen
Enjoy a meal in the dining room
Room for all the family
Settle down for some rest and relaxation
Cosy lounge
Read a book or watch a  film in the lounge
Curl up in front of the log burner
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