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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 level 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 level 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
Waterside views
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
  • Discover the glorious Purbeck Hills or take a trip to the traditional seaside town of Swanage
  • Walk across the fields to Langton Matravers, or visit the famous Square & Compass at Worth Matravers
  • Take the ferry across to Bournemouth and Poole for a spot of retail therapy
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

This elevated spot is surrounded by countryside cared for by the National Trust and offers a unique ambience as well as wonderful views over Swanage Bay and beyond. Lovers of the outdoors can explore the nature reserves that are within easy reach including Hartland Moor and RSPB Stoborough Heath, or perhaps plan a walk on the South West Coast Path. The local area is also steeped in history with the pretty village of Corfe Castle and its ruins being a must see. Should you wish to spend a day in a traditional seaside town, head to Swanage with its Victorian heritage, promenade and steam railway. Bournemouth and Poole are also easily accessible via the Sandbanks ferry.

The hamlet of Acton is accessed via an unmade road. From the parking area a gated path leads to the main entrance into this detached property built with traditional Purbeck Stone from the local quarry. The property is adjacent to the owners’ home, yet with privacy assured. Once inside you are met with a welcoming hallway leading to a cosy snug with TV, utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer, plus a shower room with WC. To the right of the entrance hall is the kitchen/breakfast room. This well-equipped space has an electric range style cooker, American style fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. With the first of many wonderful sea views on offer here, preparing meals will be a pleasure. Just next door is a step down to an inviting dining room with wood burner, making it the perfect spot to enjoy leisurely meals with the family. A door leads from here to a small inner hallway and the cosy lounge, which has a lovely homely ambience, wood burner and TV/DVD so you can relax in front of your favourite shows. A steep staircase rises from the inner hallway to the first floor, where you will find a bright and airy twin room with fabulous views, feature fireplace and a selection of books to enjoy. Next there is a stylish bathroom with a contemporary bath, separate shower and WC. Just along the landing there is a step to an inviting double bedroom, where you can wake up to views of the countryside and coast. From the first floor landing a narrow and steep staircase takes you to the second floor where there are two bedrooms set into the eaves, one is a charming twin decorated with a nautical style and the second is a king-size furnished in calming colours and boasting its own en-suite shower and WC. Due to the age of the property there are changes of level and areas of restricted head height throughout, which only adds to its character and charm.

Stepping outside from the entrance hallway you will find a large lawn with mature shrubs and garden furniture immediately to the front of the property, where you can relax and take in the views. The garden is enclosed by a low stone wall to really make the most of the setting (care to be taken with children and pets). To the side of the property is an off-road parking space for one car. Upto a 3 further off-road parking spaces are available on request and is situated approx. 100m walk from the property.

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)

This property is personally managed by Claire.

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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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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