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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.

Take a trip back in time to the 1820s with a break at this holiday home in Swanage. This fisherman’s cottage built from traditional local Purbeck stone is set over three floors and has been refurbished to an excellent standard without losing many of its period features. With shops and pubs within easy reach just 150 yards from the front door, this is the ideal place for any family to take a relaxing break.

One of a row of four fisherman’s cottages, the property is accessed via a gated shared pathway, with two steps leading up to its front door. The compact entrance hall has sufficient space to hang up your coats and store your boots after a day exploring the Dorset countryside. On the ground floor, the cottage affords a light and airy kitchen with worktops made from polished local stone, an original flagstone floor, dishwasher, double oven and ice box refrigerator. A step leads up to an open-plan living space with a lounge/dining space. This room too boasts a traditional flagstone floor and a fire surround made from attractive Purbeck stone. The property is fully central heated, but the wood burner in this living space ensures that it’s a cosy place to spend a chilly winter’s evening. There is also a door leading out to the rear garden. Head up the cottage-style steep stairs, and on the first floor, there is a spacious double bedroom with a 5ft double and its original floorboards. There is also a family bathroom with a 4ft bath as well as a separate shower room with WC. A second steep staircase leads up to a second-floor twin bedroom, also with its original wooden floorboards. Guests can benefit from Wi-Fi throughout the property.

At the rear of the property, there is a small unenclosed garden – just perfect for enjoying a warm Dorset summer evening, as well as an outdoor WC.

  • 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
  • Children over the age of 5 years old welcome

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.


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.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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