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Punch And Judy Cottage

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Converted former quarryman's cottage that was owned by the punchman's assistant at Swanage Beach.
  • Rear-facing smart decking area to enjoy the views from the back of the property
  • Stunning view of beautiful fields to Ballard Down
  • Just 1 mile away from the quaint town centre
  • 1 mile away from the glorious Swanage Beach
  • Nice mixture of original period features and modern decor
Property code: DC127

This homely converted quarryman's cottage is located overlooking Swanage's high street and the stunning countryside that heads towards the Dorset coast. The two-bedroom property is just 1 mile away from the beach and is the perfect destination for a quiet weekend or short break.

Just 1 mile from the beach at Swanage is this 18th-century quarryman’s cottage. Having been previously owned by one of the Punch and Judy show team (originating in Swanage in 1880) It has been named accordingly. Set over three floors, the building retains many original features inside, from ceiling beams to exposed Dorset stone, and offers three fantastic al fresco dining areas, a decked raised area, a secluded dining area in the garden itself and sheltered veranda in front of the summer house. Swanage is famous for its sweeping stretch of golden sand, safe swimming and wide choice of shops, eateries and amusements, perfect for family holidays.

A charming sitting room welcomes you into this characterful home with its beam-lined ceiling, exposed stone walls, electric wood burner, inviting sofa and TV. With an additional lounge on the first floor, complete with a TV and bi-fold doors to the decked area, there is plenty of space for both generations to relax and unwind. Prepare and enjoy delicious meals in the modern kitchen/diner before slipping into the luxurious roll-top bath in the bathroom next door. Or, in warmer weather, spend the evening dining alfresco in the decked garden. There is public parking in a layby nearby.

This property sits just 1 mile from Swanage town centre, with its array of shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries and stunning sandy beach. Spend your days relaxing on the sand, swimming in the surf or taking part in one of the many activities available locally, from kayaking to cycling, fishing and coasteering. Head to the station to take the iconic steam railway to nearby Corfe Castle (4.5 miles) or hop in the car to see some of the Jurassic Coast’s most popular attractions, including Lulworth Cove (16.5 miles) and Durdle Door (17 miles).

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 large bathroom with separate roll-top bath and shower enclosure, basin and WC
  • Electric range oven and hobs, fridge with ice-compartment, beech worktops and dishwasher
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Electric flame-effect log fire in sitting room
  • Central heating throughout
  • There are 2 steep staircases leading to the upper floors
  • iPod docking, TVs on each floor (with integrated DVD players)
  • 2 outdoor sitting areas
  • Please note that Wi-Fi is not available
  • Reduced height at eaves in the twin room and reduced height in the corner of the double bedroom
  • 1 dog welcome
  • On-street parking nearby
  • 200 yards away from local shop
  • 50 yards away from local pub
  • Regret no children under the age of 12

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

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Reviewed by C 26th July 2019

The cottage was was lovely, well equipped, cosy and all we needed for a great family holiday. My twin 14yr old daughters really liked their room and enjoyed playing on the the Wii as we don't have one at home. Overall I would recommend this holiday property to anyone wanting to spend time enjoying all that Swanage has to offer.

Reviewed by Mrs T Grubb 31st August 2018

Lovely, neat, clean and well provisioned, even some dog chews for poppy, loved it.

Reviewed by Mrs B Murphy 31st August 2018

The cottage is absolutely lovely,perfect location as we enjoyed the stroll into Swanage

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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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