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Heath Cottage

Studland, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
11 more

At a glance

  • Pretty 1920s stone-built cottage
  • Beautiful views of Poole Harbour
  • Located just under a mile from a sandy beach
  • Perfect for cosy nights in with inglenook fireplace and open fire
  • Close to local amenities with shop and pub half a mile away
  • Dog-friendly accommodation surrounded by rolling countryside – ideal for ‘walkies’
Property code: DC069

This quaint stone-built cottage with countryside views is located on the doorstep of RSPB Heathland, which is ideal for dog walkers and nature lovers alike.

This beautiful cottage is located in a stunning area of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, and 3 miles away is Swanage, home to Old Harry’s Rock and Swanage Pier. For those interested in history, Corfe Castle, a National Trust property, was built by William the Conqueror and is a surviving fortification of the English Civil War located 6 miles away. The World Heritage Site Durlston Country Park and Castle are local too, only a 5-mile drive down the coast.

This picturesque semi-detached ivy-covered cottage is well placed in an area of heathland, is sea-facing and has beautiful views of the harbour at Poole. The property has a stone roof made from local Purbeck stone and has attractive leaded windows. The cottage dates from the 1920s and was designed by Herbert Collins, a renowned British residential architect who was involved with the Garden City Movement. From the front path of the property leading to heathland and a short walk to the beach; to the back garden overlooking farmland and the Purbeck Hills, you are surrounded by nature at every point.

Upon entering the property, the hall has a beautiful quarry tile floor and a storage area for coats. The sitting/dining area is light and airy benefitting from triple aspect leaded windows and double doors leading into the garden. The sitting area also boasts an inglenook style fireplace with an open fire, perfect for cosy evenings in; comfortable furniture and a selection of books and games for additional entertainment should the weather be typically British. The kitchen is well-equipped comprising of all modern amenities and a larder. Additionally, there is an outside WC. After climbing the stairs, you are treated to two bedrooms, one double and one triple with a cot and a compact bathroom with bath, WC and sink.

Outside the property, there is a small lawned area to the front of the property and a stone path leading to the cottage. At the rear, there is a semi-enclosed garden, mainly laid to lawn, which has stunning views of local farmland and the Purbeck Hills. There is also a lockable detached garage available for storing a boat or bikes, and there is parking available at the accommodation for two vehicles.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double, 1 triple with cot
  • Kitchen with cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine, freezer
  • Bathroom with bath and WC
  • Maximum 4 people occupancy
  • Additional outside WC
  • Open fire (logs/coal included Oct-Apr; kindling and firelights not included)
  • Electric radiators throughout
  • TV/DVD
  • Selection of books and games in the lounge
  • 2 car parking spaces for property
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Part-enclosed rear large garden with seating overlooking farmland; small front lawned area.
  • Local pub located 0.5 miles, and local shop 0.5 miles
  • Detached lockable garage suitable for boat or bikes

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Ms Quinn 2nd January 2019

Heath Cottage is charming . Its nothing fancy but has everything you need except a drier and internet!! However the garden and Heath made up for that . I enjoyed the peace and quiet and walks .. Its a lovely cottage and I would go back again. The sitting room is lovely, so quaint.

Reviewed by Ms K Messruther 31st August 2018

Spotless, tons of character, very comfortable. As it was February, we especially appreciated the easy to use heating system and the open fire!


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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