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Settle down for afternoon tea
A warm welcome awaits
Rear view of Nightjar Cottage
The garden games room
Games for all the family
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
Comfortable chairs to enjoy the board games
Time for a cup of tea on the decking
1 / 18  Settle down for afternoon tea
2 / 18  A warm welcome awaits
3 / 18  Rear view of Nightjar Cottage
4 / 18  The garden games room
5 / 18  Games for all the family
6 / 18  Relax in the back garden
7 / 18  Gather in the lounge for a cupper and a movie
8 / 18  Plan the day ahead with breakfast
9 / 18  Kitchen opening up to the patio
10 / 18  Tuck up in the king size double bedroom
11 / 18  Soak in the bath or take a shower in the family bathroom
12 / 18  Separate WC
13 / 18  A good night sleep for sure in the Super-King-size-bed
14 / 18  Which can be made up as a twin room on request
15 / 18  View of the heath and beyond
16 / 18  Patio perfect for a BBQ and alfresco dining
17 / 18  Comfortable chairs to enjoy the board games
18 / 18  Time for a cup of tea on the decking

Nightjar Cottage

Isle of Purbeck (6mls NW), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Romantic
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
  • Games Cabin in the garden - comfortable area with games facilities.

 

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.

  • 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
  • On the RSPB reserve - Accessible from garden gate.
  • Bluepool local attraction within walking distance - Natural swimming hole where minerals change colour from green to blue, walking trails around the pool.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Nicky Rice

This property is personally managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 22nd July 2022

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Beautiful little cottage, location is perfect for getting to lots of local attractions on foot. Games room great for the kids, big garden for the dog. Cottage has everything you need, very clean , lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Jfc 24th June 2022

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A beautiful clean & well appointed cottage in a stunning location & we were made so welcome by the owners,so much so, weve already booked next year. Many thanks

Reviewed by Peter 20th May 2022

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Splendid cottage, excellent location with many attractions close by. If walking and wildlife are your preference just walk out the garden gate or 10 minutes drive to RSPB Arne

Reviewed by Kay 13th May 2022

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The cottage was absolutely fabulous. The owners had thought of everything. It was so lovely to unlock the front door to your holiday home for a week & see a wonderful selection of goodies on the table & fresh flowers, such a lovely touch. It is a birdwatchers delight having access to heathland from the bottom of the garden. Each night at dusk we heRead moreard the elusive Nightjar but on our last night we actually saw one flying whilst on our dusk walk, a very special moment. We will be back !! Hide

Reviewed by Karen 22nd April 2022

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Lovely property, spotless tastefully decorated Many games, snooker table etc really enjoyed our stay and hosts very nice. They left goodies that welcomed us . Nice touches ! Thank you to the hosts

Reviewed by Rosie 15th April 2022

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Our second stay at this lovely cottage - fantastic location and the cottage is very comfortable with everything you need

Reviewed by Joanne 8th April 2022

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We had an amazing stay at Nightjar cottage. The location was perfect - in the countryside, but near to Wareham and ideal for exploring the local amazing sites. The cottage was perfect for our needs and the owners had added all those extra touches which made it perfect for a family and dog. Impossible to find any flaws. We highly recommend a stay atRead more Nightjar Cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Ann 1st April 2022

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Reviewed by Andy 4th February 2022

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The cottage has everything you could possibly need and more for a great holiday. The welcome tray, bottle of wine, doggie treats and towels made us feel really welcome. The beds were very comfortable and its a nice quiet location with wildlife all around. The garden is enclosed so ideal for dogs. The location is great we had some great days out butRead more also enjoyed the cottage too. Thank you we will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 28th January 2022

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Fantastic cottage. This is the second time we have stayed here. Spotlessly clean, well equipped, warm and comfortable. Great walking from the door. Coast a short drive away. Communication from the owners excellent. We could not fault this place and had a lovely weekend away. Just went far too quickly.

Reviewed by Amy 14th January 2022

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Beautiful cottage with great touches that made it feel like a home from home. Fantastic location as well.

Reviewed by Spencer 12th November 2021

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Perfect location for a holiday in Dorset. Lovely house and the games room was a real plus.

Reviewed by Brigid 30th October 2021

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Reviewed by Jane 23rd October 2021

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We had a wonderful week at Nightjar Cottage. The house is very comfortable and equipped with everything you could wish for. Comfy beds and spotlessly clean. It's the perfect location if you have a dog, we could walk from the back gate onto a public heath and had the place to ourselves - along with a few deer - the dog had a great time! The kids lovRead moreed the game's cabin. It's a quiet location but within easy reach of everything you need. Abi and Mike were extremely helpful. We would love to return! Hide

Reviewed by Lois 9th October 2021

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Reviewed by R 2nd October 2021

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This was our second visit to Nightjar Cottage and hopefully it won't be our last! The location is absolutely wonderful with walks out onto the heathland from the rear garden. There are so many lovely places to visit within just a few miles; Corfe Castle, Swanage and Studland just to name a few. The house itself is so comfortable and well appointed Read moreand the very generous welcome pack was much appreciated. We loved seeing the deer who came to the bottom of the garden most evenings. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 25th September 2021

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Reviewed by NICHOLAS 11th September 2021

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We had a lovely week at Nightjar Cottage - it was immaculately presented, spotless and had everything we needed, all the furnishings, appliances and facilities all felt new and fresh. The large garden was ideal for our dog to run around in and the games room a real bonus. The property backs directly on to the heath which was great for a local strolRead morel without going near a road and deer would come up to the back gate most evenings. Great location too in the heart of beautiful Purbeck. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 4th September 2021

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Amazing is the best word to describe Nightjar cottage. Beautifully presented, finished to a high standard, well equipped, absolutely spotless, lovely finishing touches like the welcome pack and flowers and its in a great location.....we couldnt have asked for more. Abi and Mike ensured we had everything we needed. Lots of attractions are close by aRead morend some can be reached easily by bike, walking or public transport and you also have amazing heathland on your doorstep. Hide

Reviewed by Rosemary 28th August 2021

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Lovely cottage. Light, airy and clean. Fab location too. Very many beautiful and interesting places nearby. Thoroughly enjoyed the week. Thank you

Reviewed by Karen 21st August 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay. This is a beautiful property finished to a high standard. There were lots of thoughtful touches and great facilities. There really isnt anything else we could have asked for. The big private garden and gaming cabin were a big plus for us as it allowed for relaxation time. Plus we had bonus deer spotting Its in a great loRead morecation for visits to Corfe Castle, the fossil museum and nearby coast for fossil spotting, plus sandy beaches and Lulworth Cove. Hide

Reviewed by Juliet 14th August 2021

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The cottage, garden and location were beautiful and everything was so clean and comfortable. Having your own games room in the garden is a real bonus and the garden itself gives you such a feeling of space, There is so much to explore in the local area and the local pub, The Halfway Inn, does a great Sunday roast as promised! We had a really lovelyRead more holiday and wouldnt hesitate to recommend Nightjar Cottage as a place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 7th August 2021

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We could not fault the accommodation. The cottage was spotless. Our teenagers loved the games room. Extra luxury touches were really lovely. Owners went above and beyond. We regularly stay at holiday rentals and Nightjar is definitely one of the best. Would thoroughly recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Lisa 17th July 2021

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The accommodation was of a high standard, we really enjoyed our stay and will be recommending it to others. We hope to return next year.

Reviewed by J 10th July 2021

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Wonderful quiet setting but close to local amenities, Nightjar is a quaint cottage overlooking the Studland, the hosts and very hospitable, we couldnt have asked for anymore 10/10.

Reviewed by Sylvia 12th June 2021

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A great place everything you could want, the garden is amazing and the owners are really helpful & thoughtful

Reviewed by Steven 5th June 2021

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A beautiful cottage - modern, clean and well presented. Equipped with all the items you would wish for making for a very comfortable stay. A large spacious and enclosed rear garden with easy access to walks. Would recommend without hesitation.

Reviewed by Olivia 25th May 2021

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Our second stay at Nightjar Cottage and it is just a perfect stay for us. The attention to detail and cottage is lovely and we will be returning again in the future!

Reviewed by Barbara 1st May 2021

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Reviewed by Rachel 26th April 2021

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Reviewed by Lois 31st October 2020

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Our second visit and plan to return! A lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped. The large garden leads directly on to heathland and there are numerous places to visit in this delightful area of Dorset. Yes, definitely!

Reviewed by Julie 17th October 2020

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A beautifully decorated & furnished cottage to a very high standard, well equipped and set in a very picturesque and ideal location for exploring the local attractions.

Reviewed by Marian 10th October 2020

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Nightjar Cottage is wonderful home from home, comfortable, well equipped, well maintained and very clean. Perfectly located for getting out into the Dorset countryside. Abi & Mike were helpful and easy to communicate with.

Reviewed by Shirley 28th September 2020

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Reviewed by Nicholas 12th September 2020

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The location is superb it is on a relatively quite road and to the back is stunning heathland with deer that walk past every evening,so if you like walking it is perfect for you.The Cottage is of a very high standard and the owners go out of their way to make sure it is suitable for you. The garden is lovely as well as big! The summer house/games rRead moreoom is super handy. As you can probably tell we were more than happy with our stay there. The local village is only a 5 minute drive away. Hide

Reviewed by Sharran 5th September 2020

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Great location has everything you need fabulously decorated to a high standard. Peaceful setting, fantastic games room. Expect to see deer at the bottom. Of the garden from time to time.

Reviewed by Jayne 15th August 2020

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Nightjar Cottage is the perfect holiday cottage. Its spacious and beautifully presented. Everything you could need for a great holiday is there - particularly the garden. Abi and Mike were so welcoming and helpful.

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Settle down for afternoon tea
A warm welcome awaits
Rear view of Nightjar Cottage
The garden games room
Games for all the family
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
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Location

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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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