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Cutter Cottage

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy Dorset cottage lovingly restored to suit the heritage of the building
  • Perfect for both couples and families looking for a beach holiday
  • Close proximity to the pubs, popular for both food and entertainment
  • Beach is just a short walk from the property, ideal for surfers and sunbathers
  • Electric log burner gives the cosiness and romance of a log burner without the hassle
  • Swanage is close to many attractions including Old Harry Rocks and Durlston Country Park
Property code: DC044

Stunning cottage conversion situated in the heart of the coastal town of Swanage, just a short walk from the picturesque sandy beach.

This cosy cottage is part of a large conversion that was made to the once notable Ship Hotel in Swanage. The hotel was converted into holiday cottages and yet the inn still is still running, which is popular with locals and often puts on entertainment at the weekend. It also serves classic British food, ideal for when you don’t fancy cooking. Tale day trips to Corfe Castle, or Studland Bay.

Walking through the front door, you will be impressed by the way this property has been classically and beautifully renovated to suit its surroundings. The open-plan lower floor makes the bottom floor feel spacious and airy. The sitting area is home to comfortable sofas where you can curl up and enjoy the flame-effect wood burner after a long day exploring and watch some TV. The kitchen has all the mod-cons you’d expect from a kitchen, including a cooker, fridge, microwave, drier and dishwasher. There’s a dining table to enjoy meals or you can make a coffee to drink at leisure at the breakfast bar, looking out the room’s large bay window. Going upstairs, you will find two bedrooms, one double and one twin. The bed arrangement in the twin second can be made up into a double if required. The bathroom has a WC and shower over the bath.

There is parking for one car in the garage, however, this is a small garage so may not be suitable for larger vehicles. At the rear of the property, you will find a small un-enclosed courtyard seating area. This is contained within the communal grounds of the pub and other cottages. If you’re looking for outside space, the beach is just 200 yards away and on a sunny day, you can be straight out of the door to bag the best space on the beach.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Open-plan sitting/dining/kitchen area with bay window
  • Sitting area has a flame-effect log burner
  • TV
  • Oven and hob, fridge and microwave
  • Small un-enclosed courtyard seating area within the communal grounds
  • Parking for one car in a small garage (71” high, 190” long, 82” wide)
  • Nearest shop 50 yards away, nearest pub 20 yards away, beach 200 yards away, stone quay 100 yards away
  • Regret no dogs
  • Central heating
  • Wi-Fi available

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs W Davies 12th March 2019

Cutter Cottage is a delight, they have thought of everything and it is extremely comfortable and in the perfect location.

Reviewed by Ms E Charlson 2nd January 2019

Loved the cottage, very well maintained and the extra touches were much appreciated, especially the fresh flowers and chocolate. An excellent position for the town and the sea, with many great local walks. The only downside was that the garage was very small and the approach difficult due to the cars parked in the courtyard. On the last day, havRead moreing succeeded in using the garage safely all week, I badly damaged my car by misjudging the angle of entry. Hide

Reviewed by Dr C Boreham 26th October 2018

Really cute cottage - really close to the beach with excellent access to walking routes. Close drive to Lulworth. The cottage itself was bright and airy, clean and good facilities. Car parking is available although garage is small - but nearby streets had plenty of free spaces. Some outdoor seating at the back of the cottage, but no garden (howeverRead more not really missed given all the countryside around you!!!). Hide

Reviewed by Mrs J Richards 26th September 2018

Wonderful accommodation - clean, nicely furnished and close to shops and mostly importantly the sea

Reviewed by Ms N Brunning 31st August 2018

Lovely little cottage with everything we needed. The flowers, bread, butter, oil, tea, coffee, sugar etc were really welcoming and will help us pack next time we book (I expect we will!). It was also good to have spare toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets and even washing machine liquid. Kids were catered well for with a set of nice melamine bowls and Read morecups and small cutlery, as well as bucket and spade, DVDs and games! The garage was a tight squeeze even for our Honda Civic, but there was enough to do locally so we didn't need to get the car out again until we left. Hide

Reviewed by Mr D Howarth 31st August 2018

Beautifully presented & well equipped. One minor issue, the main lock on the upstairs back door couldnt be unlocked from the inside. This could be a fire safety issue.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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