A warm welcome awaits
Settle down for afternoon tea
Rear view of Nightjar Cottage
The garden games room
Relax in the back garden
Gather in the lounge for a cupper and a movie
Plan the day ahead with breakfast
Kitchen opening up to the patio
Tuck up in the king size double bedroom
Soak in the bath or take a shower in the family bathroom
Separate WC
A good night sleep for sure in the Super-King-size-bed
Which can be made up as a twin room on request
View of the heath and beyond
Patio perfect for a BBQ and alfresco dining
Games for all the family
Comfortable chairs to enjoy the board games
Time for a cup of tea on the decking
Garden shed to store your bicycles or kayaks
1 / 20  A warm welcome awaits
2 / 20  Settle down for afternoon tea
3 / 20  Rear view of Nightjar Cottage
4 / 20  The garden games room
5 / 20  Relax in the back garden
6 / 20  Gather in the lounge for a cupper and a movie
7 / 20  Plan the day ahead with breakfast
8 / 20  Kitchen opening up to the patio
9 / 20  Tuck up in the king size double bedroom
10 / 20  Soak in the bath or take a shower in the family bathroom
11 / 20  Separate WC
12 / 20  A good night sleep for sure in the Super-King-size-bed
13 / 20  Which can be made up as a twin room on request
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15 / 20  View of the heath and beyond
16 / 20  Patio perfect for a BBQ and alfresco dining
17 / 20  Games for all the family
18 / 20  Comfortable chairs to enjoy the board games
19 / 20  Time for a cup of tea on the decking
20 / 20  Garden shed to store your bicycles or kayaks

Nightjar Cottage

Furzebrook, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A stylish, light and attractive holiday home situated in the heart of the Purbeck Hills
  • A perfect base for keen walkers, nature lovers and birdwatchers right on your doorstep, overlooking heathland you can relax in the large garden with its own games cabin
  • Within easy reach of Wareham, Swanage, Studland Bay, Poole and RSPB Arne Nature Reserve and Studland Bay


Property code: DC118

Surrounded by the beautiful RSPB Stoborough Heath nature reserve, this attractive cottage enjoys a central location for a family looking to explore the Purbeck Hills, Corfe Castle and Lulworth Cove.

This stunning cottage is situated in the village of Furzebrook, surrounded by an ancient RSPB heathland reserve. Wander out onto the footpath at the end of the garden which links to the Purbeck Way and you can witness some fantastic nature including various species of bird and plant. The local shop is 0.5 miles from the property and the village pub just a 1.5-mile drive away.

Entering the large light open-plan lounge/diner/kitchen, you will immediately see that this property has been designed and furnished with the family in mind. The different areas of the room are well-defined, with patio doors leading to the rear garden. The decor is a mix of contemporary and traditional and makes the property feel very homely. On the first floor there’s a king-size bedroom with a family bathroom and separate WC, and on the second floor, you will find a further super king-size bedroom (which can be made up as twin upon request) with stunning views of the surrounding heathland. There is a small front paved area outside the cottage and parking for 2 cars with steps leading down to the property, but the real gem is hidden at the back of the cottage. The stunning large rear garden has a suntrap patio with a BBQ for outside cooking, sun loungers on the lawn for soaking up the Dorset sun and a games room/summer house with table football, pool table and comfortable seating. Views from the garden are of the spectacular surrounding heathland. There is convenient storage for bikes/kayaks in the garden shed.

Further afield, you can visit the stunning Arne Nature Reserve (4 miles) and spend hours just wandering through the idyllic woodlands. There are plenty of marked trails to follow, spotting deer and wildlife along the way and opening out to the unspoilt beach at Arne Peninsular a diverse bird & wildlife haven. Also worth a visit are the iconic ruins of Corfe Castle (3 miles), built by William the Conqueror. In the historic village catch the steam train from Corfe Station to the seaside town of Swanage.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size room, 1 super king-size room which can be made up as a twin room on request
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Double oven, hob, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Games room with table football, pool table
  • Garden with patio, BBQ and outdoor furniture
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 0.5 miles
  • Beach 4 miles

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 38 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kim 6th March 2020

Nightjar Cottage is an excellent property in a lovely location. Everything you could need for your stay and a lovely welcome pack to make you feel at home. Definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Lesley 2nd January 2020

The cottage was amazing. Just perfect. Great communication from the owners, spotlessly cleaned, very well equipped, warm, comfortable and a great location. Large fenced garden for the dogs and a lovely play room. I cannot recommend this property enough.

Reviewed by Alisa 28th December 2019

This cottage was beautifully decorated and fitted out. They thought of everything to make our stay as easy and enjoyable as possible, from a wonderful welcome hamper to even towels being available for our dog! The cottage is in a fantastic location and has a sizeable enclosed garden at the rear with access to miles of heathland. There are the beautRead moreiful beaches of Studland Bay and Lulworth Cove within 10-15 mins drive away and the ruins of Corfe Castle are literally on the doorstep. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 21st December 2019

Good well equipped and clean cottage in quiet rural area although all the amenities are within a 15min drive

Reviewed by Carol 4th December 2019

We had a wonderful stay at Nightjar Cottage, immaculately clean and comfortable. Our 2 dogs loved the garden and the treats. Well situated for exploring Dorset. A definite thumbs up. Thank you so much.

Reviewed by Lois 2nd November 2019

The owners have put so much thought into the cottage. It is comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean with a large light and airy open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area. many extras are supplied such as a generous welcome pack. It has a garden and games room. The location is ideal for exploring this delightful area of Dorset, towns, countrysideRead more and coast. A gem. Thank you Abi and Mike. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 26th October 2019

Beautiful cottage, very well equipped and with nice furniture and accessories felt like a treat as good as home if not better. Perfect location for lots of dos walks - would love to go back.

Reviewed by Marcus 12th October 2019

An immaculate, clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage that is well located to allow day trips to surrounding areas. Wonderful dog walks right from the cottage itself. An excellent place to stay.

Reviewed by R 28th September 2019

Fabulous cottage, beautifully presented and in a prime location for visiting the Purbecks. I have returned home with serious kitchen envy; those deep drawers are so convenient! We had mixed weather but still enjoyed lovely walks on the heath behind the house. The garden and games cabin are a fantastic bonus. So easy to get to Arne, Corfe, Wareham aRead morend the coast - we hardly used the car. We hope to be back before too long! Hide

Reviewed by D 17th September 2019

Nightjar Cottage is simply a fantastic gem. The location is perfect for exploring the surrounding attractions (Lulworth Cove & Studlands are a must visit). You couldnt have better facilities, every requirement has been catered for. Dog friendly. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Gillian 13th September 2019

This little cottage is so welcoming and comfortable, the owners have thought of everything to make a real home away from home, from the minute we walked in we knew wed found a perfect place to relax. Furzebrook is a perfect location to explore this beautiful part of Dorset, just wish we couldve stayed longer.

Reviewed by P 31st August 2019

The Cottage is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Abi and Mike are also excellent hosts and ensure you are welcome and settled in without ever being intrusive. Everything is catered for including amazing welcome packs for guests and any four legged family members who are on holiday with them. The garden / bbq / games room just add to the luxury and exRead moreperience. Hide

Reviewed by P 10th August 2019

We really enjoyed our holiday at Nightjar Cottage. Equipped to a very high standard, having everything you needed and more. An ideal location to explore that part of Dorset. The welcome pack was the best we have ever had.

Reviewed by 13th July 2019

Nightjar Cottage is perfect for a family holiday in Dorset so many places to visit nearby the cottage is a very high standard.

Reviewed by A 6th July 2019

Fantastic cottage, clean, modern everything to hand. Welcome goodies a bonus and the garden was amazing to sit and watch the birds in and relax. Good location for seeing local attractions in the area.

Reviewed by T 29th June 2019

Had a wonderful week at this property and enjoyed it so much we booked again for later in the year. The owners could not be more helpful and the welcome pack was a lovely touch. Had everything we needed for a family of adults and a dog who loved the garden.

Reviewed by Wendy June 2019

We always come to dorset and it was so nice to find a lovely home from home place to stay with such a great garden for the dogs and the extra playroom too. Would love to come back

Reviewed by David 8th June 2019

Great week at the Cottage, Nightjars churring every night. Very comfortable and well equipped accommodation, including the outside space. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Sylvia June 2019

Great cottage with everything you would need, we would be more than happy to come back. The owners kept us well informed of everything we needed to know and left us a lovely welcome on arrival.

Reviewed by Anthony June 2019

Such a lovely cottage, the moment we opened the front door we knew we loved it. The welcome pack was thoughful, especially after a 6 hour drive. Have been coming to dorset since a young boy and have family here, so Nightjar Cottage was a great base.

Reviewed by Lyn June 2019

Without doubt the best cottage we've stayed in, everything one needs on holiday. We love this area and would certainly come back here. Many thanks to you both for the attention to detail.

Reviewed by Lorraine June 2019

Loved it when spotted on the internet but couldn't believe the real beauty of the place when we arrived. We all fell in love with the cottage.

Reviewed by S 1st June 2019

The cottage was very clean comfortable and had everything you could want the garden was amazing, great for families couples and dogs. The owners made us feel very welcomed and left us a lovely anniversary gift and card

Reviewed by Mrs J Dobbs 28th April 2019

A real home from home experience, the owners have thought of everything even down to spare dishwasher tablets and doggy treats and fresh cut flowers!

Reviewed by Mr M Williams 23rd April 2019

We loved Nightjar Cottage. It's been renovated to a very high standard, is very comfortable and has a large garden leading onto open land at the back. We needed a dog friendly cottage and Nightjar really works - downstairs is open plan with hard floors. There is plenty of room for a large dog bed/crate and the stairs have a gate at the bottom Read moreto prevent any wandering upstairs. The back garden is fully fenced, plus the front has a fence between the front door and the parking area, which is handy when loading/unloading the car. There's also a hose at the back for washing down after beach walks. Overall, it was welcoming, well thought out and equipped. We wouldn't hesitate to return. Hide

Reviewed by Mark April 2019

Home from home holiday experience, you really have thought of everything. Without a doubt a five star luxury cottage and the garden and games room were fab too. Thank you for all the extra little touchesm we have a great stay and will recommend to our family and friends.

Reviewed by Mr M Johnson 11th April 2019

Beautifully renovated and in a fantastic location. The owners have done a brilliant job in creating a superb holiday cottage. Great garden and nice views to both front and rear.

Reviewed by Brian April 2019

.We've had a fabulous week, lovely cottage with everything you would want. Thank you for the welcome goodies, Had glourious weather for early April.

Reviewed by Mrs J Pleece 27th March 2019

Beautiful cottage, lovely garden ideal spot to visit places in the area

Reviewed by Mrs D Fry 2nd March 2019

Superb cottage. Lovely location. Near to all the key places you would to visit - Corfe, Alne, Swanage, Wareham, Studland etc etc. High quality of finish in the refurbished cottage. Have booked to return next year!

Reviewed by Mr D Crockford 3rd January 2019

Finished to a very high standard. Everything had been thought of to make the stay great

Reviewed by Mrs J Hill 11th November 2018

This cottage is absolutely immaculate, beautifully decorated and with lots of wonderful little touches. Lovely location and fabulous garden, highly recommended and will definitely be back ourselves!

Reviewed by Ms B Roberts 2nd November 2018

We loved staying in Nightjar Cottage. It's surrounded by heathland, so we saw beautiful birds, deer, and lovely sunsets from the windows, but it's also close to Wareham and Corfe. The house is lovely - very warm and comfortable, superbly equipped, with great beds! The games cabin outside was much appreciated by our nine year old, and the owners werRead moree very welcoming and happy to help with any enquiries. Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Mr N Armstrong 23rd October 2018

very well equipped cottage in tranquil surroundings with friendly helpful owners,

Reviewed by Mrs C Wells 20th September 2018

Beautiful newly renovated cottage with high quality furniture and fixtures and great attention to detail.Stylishly presented and very comfortable. Great location for exploring the Isle of Purbeck and surrounding area.Highly recommended.

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A warm welcome awaits
Settle down for afternoon tea
Rear view of Nightjar Cottage
The garden games room
Relax in the back garden
Gather in the lounge for a cupper and a movie
Plan the day ahead with breakfast
Kitchen opening up to the patio
Tuck up in the king size double bedroom
Soak in the bath or take a shower in the family bathroom
Separate WC
Show 8 moreA good night sleep for sure in the Super-King-size-bed


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