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Southview Cottage - Swanage

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
7 more

At a glance

  • Historic 19th-century fisherman’s cottage made from traditional local Purbeck stone
  • Ideal location for families wanting to explore the Dorset countryside and coast
  • Beautiful period features including flagstone floors and Purbeck stone fire surround
  • Cosy wood burner makes this a perfect destination for a winter break
  • Pretty rear garden to enjoy summer days
  • Excellent location close to local shops, pubs and the sandy beach
Property code: DC151

A stone-built early 19th-century fisherman’s cottage, this traditional property offers the perfect blend of authentic period features and contemporary amenities for a fabulous family break in beautiful Dorset.

This property is one of a row of four traditional Purbeck stone fisherman’s cottages in the sought-after coastal town of Swanage. Built in the 1820s this stylish and spacious home is a treat for memorable family holidays, complete with a wood burner for cosy evenings in and a pretty cottage garden for summer afternoons. Swanage is a popular seaside town with plenty to see and do, from its sandy beach to its railway, watersports and restaurants.

Inside, a delightful traditional kitchen with an original flagstone floor is equipped with everything you should need for whipping up delicious meals for the family. Once prepared, dine at the table in the lounge as the wood burner roars away in the pretty fireplace nearby. Upstairs, the bedroom is classically elegant with original timber floorboards, antique furniture and charming cottage windows. Stepping outside, the unenclosed garden has been beautifully stocked with colourful borders and beds, offering a peaceful space for an al fresco cup of tea. There is on street parking nearby.

Purbeck’s stunning sandy beach is just 200 metres from the front door, making this an ideal choice for young families hoping to make the most of the great British seaside. Spend an afternoon relaxing on the beach with a good book or channel your inner adventurer with a spot of coasteering, kayaking, climbing or abseiling. Afterwards, refuel at one of the town’s many restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlours and cafes. Beyond Swanage, other nearby attractions include Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve (1.5 miles), Studland (4.5 miles) and Lulworth Cove (18 miles).

  • 1 double on the first floor and 1 twin on the second floor
  • Family bathroom with 4ft bath, a separate shower room with WC, outside WC
  • The kitchen features a double oven, dishwasher and ice box refrigerator
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Central heating throughout
  • Wood burner (logs provided free October to 30th April – kindling and firelighters are not provided)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shops and pubs 100 yards away
  • Roadside parking nearby
  • Regret no pets
  • Regret no children under the age of 5

This property is personally managed by Claire.


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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