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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
  • 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

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.

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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