Welcoming open plan living space
Spacious ding/lounge area
Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
Unwind in the master bedroom
Relax in this comfy bedroom
Family bathroom
Cosy twin room
View towards front of cottage
Sunny rear patio area
A warm welcome awaits
Relax with a drink after a day exploring
1 / 11  Welcoming open plan living space
2 / 11  Spacious ding/lounge area
3 / 11  Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
4 / 11  Unwind in the master bedroom
5 / 11  Relax in this comfy bedroom
6 / 11  Family bathroom
7 / 11  Cosy twin room
8 / 11  View towards front of cottage
9 / 11  Sunny rear patio area
10 / 11  A warm welcome awaits
11 / 11  Relax with a drink after a day exploring

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.

Just 200 metres from the sandy beach at Swanage Bay, this Grade II-listed hotel conversion is ideally located for family holidays on the coast. Beautifully renovated throughout, the open-plan accommodation boasts oak flooring, a stylish kitchen and flame-effect wood burner, with a delightful courtyard terrace for al fresco meals. Perfect for anyone wishing to abandon the car for a few days, you will find a selection of shops, pubs and cafes all within walking distance of the front door.

Inside, the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is light, bright and contemporary. Prepare tasty family meals in the stylish kitchen, which features a butler sink and sociable breakfast bar, before dining at the Scandinavian-style table nearby. At the end of a long day, sink into the comfortable leather sofas beside the bay window and settle in for the evening with a good book. Outside, the small un-enclosed courtyard is perfect for a spot of afternoon tea in the sunshine. There is parking for one car in the garage.

The picturesque seaside town of Swanage is a popular choice for young families, with its gently sloping sandy beach, steam railway and good choice of places to eat. When you’ve finished exploring the town and bay, take to the South West Coast Path for a scenic stroll to the Durlston Country Park (1 mile) or to see the iconic Old Harry Rocks (4 miles) or catch the ferry to neighbouring Sandbanks (7.5 miles) to reach the coastal resort of Bournemouth (12 miles). Afterwards, return to Swanage town for a delicious dinner at one of its popular foodie pubs.

  • 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 Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by K 28th June 2019

The property is close to the beach and shops, with plenty of places to eat and drink nearby. Comfortable, with all the necessities for an enjoyable stay. Small hamper of bread , milk etc provided which is handy for a cup of tea on arrival Garage is small but there is usually spaces in nearby streets.

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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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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