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Zig Zag

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Peaceful countryside cottage sleeping two
  • Set in an elevated position boasting far-reaching countryside and sea views
  • A local shop and pub within half a mile
  • Strike out on a picturesque walk along the nearby coastal path
  • Discover the beautiful coastal town of Swanage with its pretty pier
  • Hop on the Swanage Railway to uncover your unspoiled surroundings by steam train
Property code: DC206

Set in an elevated position boasting far-reaching countryside and sea views, this contemporary cottage offers a peaceful retreat whilst sitting close to a variety of fun local attractions.

Situated above Swanage on the owner’s smallholding, this charming getaway offers a unique blend of countryside and coastal living. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the countryside to reach Swanage Pier, home to a selection of eateries and attractions or hop on the nostalgic steam train at the Swanage Railway Station to explore Corfe Castle. Just half a mile away sits the stunning Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve offering 320 acres of breathtaking countryside and coast surrounding the magnificent Durlston Castle. And 5 miles in the opposite direction, you can spend a day discovering the beautiful National Trust beaches at Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve with its rugged cliff tops and panoramic views.

Reached by a single-track tarmacked lane, on arrival at the former stable, step inside through its French doors to find a double-aspect, open-plan living space. Comprising the kitchen, lounge and dining area, the space is all on one level and features a vaulted ceiling. Sit back and relax on the comfortable sofa as you take in the unspoiled views through the patio doors and fire up the electric flame-effect log burner if you’re feeling the chill. A Smart TV with Netflix provides evening entertainment. The bright and airy kitchen offers everything you’ll need to cook up delicious meals before sampling your efforts in the dining area, complete with blissful views through the floor-to-ceiling patio doors. On further exploration, you will find the tastefully furnished en-suite bedroom with 5 ft double bed, complete with seaside theme and the view to match.

The exterior is equally as impressive, with raised terrace areas complete with seating and a BBQ alongside a pretty lawn. A small barn near to the property houses a washing machine and freezer. Footpaths radiate out across the owner’s land bordering Durlston Country Park and the picturesque South West Coast Path. Whether you wish to throw down a blanket and appreciate the peace and quiet or set out to discover your surroundings, you are spoilt for choice in this prime location. Furthermore, you can get to know the owner’s donkeys and livestock as you explore the area. There is parking for one car adjacent to the cottage with additional parking above.

  • 1 bedroom with 5ft double bed
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • Hob, oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher
  • Washing machine and freezer housed in a separate building
  • Outside seating area and terrace
  • LPG central heating included
  • Electric log burner
  • Off-road parking
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and Shop within half a mile
  • BBQ available
  • Short breaks are not available at this property
  • This property does not accept children 

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs S Neilson 17th April 2019

Very cosy base for a week walking the Purbeck coastline. Owner Sue greeted us on arrival and answered any queries. The views were wonderful and the comfort of Zig Zag meant we had a wonderful holiday.

Reviewed by Ms J Hatto 15th April 2019

A beautiful location, tranquil but close enough to access local amenities; shops, pubs, restaurants, on foot.

Reviewed by Ms K Powley 17th October 2018

Zig Zag is really lovely, immaculate, spacious and has stylish fittings throughout. Everything is in good condition and the big bed is really comfy. The views from the lounge are stunning and sunrises quite breathtaking.

Reviewed by Mr G Young 14th October 2018

Zig Zag was perfect! The views from the cottage were outstanding and there were so many lovely walks straight from the door. The cottage itself was cosy, clean and had everything we needed for our holiday. The owners were friendly and helpful if needed, but happy to just let you get on with your holiday. We also loved watching the owners donkeys anRead mored horses from the cottage and it was lovely to sit out on the well maintained patio and just look at the views. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Hornsby 31st August 2018

The cottage was in pristine condition and views are unbeatable a gorgeous a place to stay.

Reviewed by Ms E Charlson 31st August 2018

Very well done conversion. Beautifully laid out and decorated with a seaside theme. Cosy and comfortable.

Reviewed by Mr P Dawson 31st August 2018

I think that the cottage ZigZag is wonderful.Comfortable,lovely views,peaceful.I find it perfect.

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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.

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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