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View towards the front of the property
Rest a while and take in the stunning panoramic views
An idyllic spot for a relaxing break
Enjoy leisurely meals with the family
Cook up a storm in thekitchen
Enjoy a meal in the dining room
Room for all the family
Settle down for some rest and relaxation
Cosy lounge
Read a book or watch a  film in the lounge
Curl up in front of the log burner
Characterful features
Read a book whilst listening to the wildlife
Comfy double bedroom
Take a hot bath or a relaxing shower
Wake up to see the Purbeck hills
Relaxing twin room on first floor
Wake up with a view in the king-sized en-suite bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Spacious twin on second floor
Escape to the snug to watch a film
A warm welcome
Generous lawn to the front of the property
1 / 23  View towards the front of the property
2 / 23  Rest a while and take in the stunning panoramic views
3 / 23  An idyllic spot for a relaxing break
4 / 23  Enjoy leisurely meals with the family
5 / 23  Cook up a storm in thekitchen
6 / 23  Enjoy a meal in the dining room
7 / 23  Room for all the family
8 / 23  Settle down for some rest and relaxation
9 / 23  Cosy lounge
10 / 23  Read a book or watch a film in the lounge
11 / 23  Curl up in front of the log burner
12 / 23  Characterful features
13 / 23  Read a book whilst listening to the wildlife
14 / 23  Comfy double bedroom
15 / 23  Take a hot bath or a relaxing shower
16 / 23  Wake up to see the Purbeck hills
17 / 23  Relaxing twin room on first floor
18 / 23  Wake up with a view in the king-sized en-suite bedroom
19 / 23  En-suite bathroom
20 / 23  Spacious twin on second floor
21 / 23  Escape to the snug to watch a film
22 / 23  A warm welcome
23 / 23  Generous lawn to the front of the property

Sea View - Acton

Acton, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A homely property built in the mid 1800’s and offering wonderful far reaching views
  • Set within the pretty hamlet of Acton, from here you can see the Isle of Wight on a clear day
  • Spend your days exploring the array of walking routes through the surrounding countryside
  • Walk across the fields to Langton Matravers, or visit the famous Square & Compass at Worth Matravers
Property code: 76659

Set in an enviable location in the rural Dorset hamlet of Acton, this characterful property makes an ideal base for family holidays exploring all that the coast and countryside has to offer

Admire the sweeping coastal vistas of beautiful Dorset from this substantial holiday home, which sleeps up to eight guests in the hamlet of Acton. Built from traditional Purbeck stone, it offers a comfortable blend of character features and bright, airy living spaces. Explore the Purbeck Hills or attempt a section of the South West Coast Path; stroll across the fields to Langton Matravers and see if you can spot the Isle of Wight on a clear day.

This three-story holiday home, where up to two dogs are also welcome, sits next to the owner's house but offers privacy. Enter via the hallway to find an inviting snug, complete with TV, and a utility area and shower room, with WC. Wander on through and step down into the kitchen/diner to prepare meals as you gaze out towards the sea and dine in the glow of a crackling wood burner. Another hall leads to the welcoming lounge, where you can light a second wood burner and settle down together to watch TV or a DVD. Follow a cottage-style staircase up to the first floor to find two of your characterful bedrooms and a family bathroom. Another narrow, cottage-style staircase leads up to your remaining two charming bedrooms in the eaves, one with an en-suite shower room. Due to the age of the property, there are changes in level and areas of restricted head height throughout. Enjoy your sunny, lawned garden, with its glorious views across National Trust land, and keep an eye on children and pets as the wall is low.

Make trips out to the nearby nature reserves of Hartland Moor, 6.5 miles away, and RSPB Stoborough Heath, almost 8 miles away, to spot wildlife and soak up the scenery. Walk 4 miles to Corfe Castle, with its 1,000 years of history and dramatic ruins. Or make the 3-mile trip into Swanage to picnic on the beach, go shopping and dine out.

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

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 2 twins
  • 1 bathroom, 1 shower room and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Range style electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and American style fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking for 1 car (upto 3 further parking spaces are available 150m from the property available on request)
  • Beach 3 miles, shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance
  • TV/DVD available in the lounge and TV in the snug (both with basic Sky package)
  • Please note there is a rural campsite nearby that operates during the summer months. This should not affect your stay however please be aware there is a small chance of occasional noise.

Families and friends keen to get out into the countryside will be delighted by the cottage’s location. Surrounded by National Trust land, there are miles of walks to be enjoyed straight from the door. Head down to the Jurassic Coast or take the short drive to the glorious Purbeck Hills. Swanage Bay (3.5 miles) and picturesque Studland Bay (8 miles) are perfect for paddling and a family picnic. For the more adventurous, there are numerous opportunities for kayaking, coasteering and diving along the coast. Tire younger visitors out with a trip to Dorset Adventure Park (4.5 miles), where hours of fun await both on the waterpark inflatables and on the mud trail, or take a boat trip from Swanage (3 miles) to historic Poole for the day and enjoy a leisurely lunch in attractive Poole Quay.

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Denice 25th September 2020

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I have just arrived home with my family , we had a great holiday. the cottage was the perfect base for us all to go out and do the things we wanted to. The walks Along the Jurassic coast were spectacular. Plenty of options for kayaking and so much to do. The cottage itself was well kitted, very clean and, thoughtfully, the owner had left a welcome Read morepack and, Dog items. My family and my dog thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Valerie 18th September 2020

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Wonderful place, fantastic views, great location. Well equipped for dog walkers. Enclosed garden perfect for dog.

Reviewed by Nigel 11th September 2020

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Sea View is an excellent cottage in a prime location on the Isle of Purbeck. Appointed a to a very high standard throughout and maintained in immaculate condition. Ideally located to visit all the variety of attractions on this coastal area.

Reviewed by Anthony 4th September 2020

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Delightful cottage in a great position, easy access to the coast path, nearly villages, Swanage and Corfe Castle etc. Inside is very well appointed and everything you need in the kitchen. Comfortable beds with quality linens, great showers/bathrooms with good quality towels. Lovely views from a very large garden. Owner (Sue) was very helpful and reRead moresponsive. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by T 21st August 2020

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Sea View is a wonderful cottage with an outstanding view of Swanage bay. The owners live next door and are incredibly attentive but discreet. The beds were super comfortable, bed linen and towels were of the highest quality and the cottage was spotlessly cleaned. The garden was lovely and very doggy friendly. Every little thing had been considered Read moreto make the stay easy. The welcome hamper was of the highest quality we have experienced in our many cottage stays. The location is perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 14th August 2020

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We really enjoyed our holiday at Sea View. The cottage is in a stunning location and is cosy and very well equipped. The owners were very friendly and helpful. They have taken the covid 19 situation seriously and we had no worries about the cleanliness of the property. They even have an automatic hand sanitiser inside the front door! There are someRead more stunning walks from the doorstep to enjoy and this is a great base to explore the Isle of Purbeck without being amongst the crowds. Hide

Reviewed by Kim 7th August 2020

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Fabulous well equipped cottage with exceptional views from windows and the good sized garden which was much enjoyed due to the fantastic weather. There were many personal extras added by the owners and I would definitely recommend this property to family and friends.

Reviewed by Simon 17th July 2020

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Fabulous cottage, extremely comfortable, owners have paid a great deal of attention to detail. Welcome pack much appreciated. Great location, easy access to lots of lovely walks around Purbeck.

Reviewed by Carin 6th July 2020

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Fantastic property with beautiful views. The kitchen was really well equipped and all of the rooms were really light and well decorated. The hosts made a special effort to comply with all the new guidance with regards to the coronavirus pandemic - it was a pleasure to stay at this property in Acton.

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View towards the front of the property
Rest a while and take in the stunning panoramic views
An idyllic spot for a relaxing break
Enjoy leisurely meals with the family
Cook up a storm in thekitchen
Enjoy a meal in the dining room
Room for all the family
Settle down for some rest and relaxation
Cosy lounge
Read a book or watch a  film in the lounge
Curl up in front of the log burner
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Location

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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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