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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
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At a glance

  • Pretty 1920s stone-built cottage at the end of a no through lane with fabulous views over Poole Harbour
  • Beautiful views of Poole Harbour and a fabulous back garden to play in or have a picnic
  • 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 delightful semi-detached cottage offers wonderful views over the sea and Poole Harbour. Dating back to the 1920s, it is steeped in period charm with exposed beams, wooden floorboards and a retro fireplace. When the sun is shining, enjoy a bite to eat in the pretty garden to the rear or set out along one of the heath paths that lead from the front gate down to the beach.

Inside, a quarry-tiled hall offers space for storing coats and shoes before continuing through to the impressive lounge/dining room. With double doors to the garden, an inglenook-style fireplace, comfortable sofas, cosy rug and a selection of books, this room offers plenty of space for the whole family to relax after a long day on the beach. Cook up a storm in the delightful kitchen, which also opens onto the large lawn garden for those sunny days. There is parking for two cars plus a lockable detached garage for storing a boat or bicycles.

Located at the end of a rough road surrounded by picturesque heathland, this property enjoys a beautifully peaceful setting. A 15-minute walk along a heath path will bring you to the 4-mile stretch of sandy beach at Studland. From kayaking to snorkelling, cycling to power boating, this fantastic stretch of coastline is sure to keep guests of all ages entertained. The sought-after coastal town of Swanage is just 3 miles away, home to another sandy beach, selection of shops and cafes and characterful steam railway to nearby Norden (5 miles).

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 Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynne 20th February 2020

Comfortable cottage which is well located. Quite basic, but everything works.

Reviewed by John 2nd January 2020

Fantastic cottage with lots of space. We went in early Jan and it was cosy and warm! So close to amazing beaches - perfect for our dog. Great garden to explore and walking route right outside the door!!!

Reviewed by John 1st November 2019

Lovely cottage in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by Rosalyn 4th October 2019

fantastic cottage for you and your dog beautiful scenic walks, tranquil and very peaceful ideal location

Reviewed by Tracy 2nd August 2019

Lovely character cottage with an amazing garden. Fantastic location and studland is great for a family holiday. Sadly cottage was not up to standard in terms of cleanliness. It was very dirty on arrival e.g. greasy oven tray left in oven, dirty cutlery drawer, cobwebs and dead spider in cot, bath mat needs replacing, broken manhole cover in garden.Read more Overall it just needs a good deep clean and a bit of garden maintenance and it would be great. Hide

Reviewed by A 12th July 2019

Heath Cottage has a perfect location in Studland, within an easy walk to the beaches. It has a lovely big garden where we bbq'ed and ate outdoors, and it's ideal for the dog. Very comfortable cottage.

Reviewed by M R 28th June 2019

A small cottage with a pretty garden in a delightful location, with lovely views, Heath Cottage retains its traditional character and is simply furnished.

Reviewed by M 21st June 2019

Couldn't fault the position, especially when the deer came. A VERY short walk and you can see the Isle of Wight right round to Brownsea Isle in one sweep!

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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.

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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