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Heathland Cottage

Studland, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
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

  • A light and welcoming holiday home in a pretty Dorset village
  • Perfect for enjoying the beautiful Studland Bay
  • Within easy reach of Swanage and Arne
  • This is a fantastic base for nature lovers and keen walkers
  • An ideal base for exploring the Purbeck Hills
  • Catch the ferry to Brownsea Island
Property code: DC072

Within half a mile of the National Trust’s long sandy beach at Studland Bay, this delightful and relaxing property offers a family an ideal base for exploring the spectacular Dorset countryside.

Just half a mile from the sandy Studland Bay is this modern holiday home. Perfect for family getaways by the sea, the cottage features light and airy rooms, fresh contemporary decor and a sunny rear garden with patio. Take a long walk along the 4-mile stretch of golden sand, spot wildlife in the heathland or have a go at one of the water sports on offer before enjoying a meal to remember in one of the local restaurants.

Inside, a cosy lounge with feature fireplace, Blu-ray DVD and iPod dock is a welcoming and homely room for relaxing in the evenings. At the rear of the house, both the kitchen and dining rooms are light and airy with doors opening onto the garden, adding an al fresco feel for those hazy summer months. With a sloping lawn bordered by trees and shrubs and a patio area with outdoor furniture, the garden is the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine after a long day on the beach. Steps lead down from the garden to a parking area where there is space for one car.

The sandy beach at Studland lies within easy walking distance of this property. Owned by the National Trust, Studland Bay offers gently shelving swimming waters, views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight and a range of water sports. The heathland behind is a haven for native wildlife including nightjars, Dartford warblers and reptiles. Grab a bite to eat at one of the village's cafes / pubs or catch the ferry across the water to Sandbanks (4 miles) and Bournemouth (8.5 miles) for a wider range of dining, shopping and entertainment.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin, 1 children’s bunk bedroom with 2’3 x 5’6 beds
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, Blu-ray DVD, iPod dock, Bluetooth sound system
  • Dining room
  • Garden with outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Regret, no dogs
  • No telephone
  • Wi-Fi included (email and web browsing only)
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Swanage 3 miles
  • Shop 50 metres
  • Pub 600 metres

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 4 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tony 30th August 2019

I love this cottage that's why we have booked for 2020 already. It is a modern building with an old cottage feel. Plenty of room and good equipment and dcor. Ample parking. Bankes Arms a few minutes away, great food and plenty of it. Fabulous beaches in easy reach, all NT so cafes and toilets abound. And the local village shop across the way and buRead mores stop outside to easy to get to Swanage. Plenty of great food pubs in area. Hide

Reviewed by Mr T Ellis 21st September 2018

Liked that it was bright, well equipped, everything worked, modern TV, parking easy. Very clean.

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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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