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Seaviews from the cottage
View towards the cottage
Spacious open plan living space
Relax with a good book or film after a day exploring
Enjoy a meal with a view across the fields
Plenty of space for both
Let in the light and sea air
Comfy bedroom
Tranquil bedroom
Views from the patio
Take in the surrounding countryside
Breathtaking sea views
1 / 12  Seaviews from the cottage
2 / 12  View towards the cottage
3 / 12  Spacious open plan living space
4 / 12  Relax with a good book or film after a day exploring
5 / 12  Enjoy a meal with a view across the fields
6 / 12  Plenty of space for both
7 / 12  Let in the light and sea air
8 / 12  Comfy bedroom
9 / 12  Tranquil bedroom
10 / 12  Views from the patio
11 / 12  Take in the surrounding countryside
12 / 12  Breathtaking sea views

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
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Peaceful countryside cottage 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.

Wake up in the morning to glorious countryside scenes and sip a coffee as the sun peaks over the sea beyond. A fantastic country retreat near Swanage, this property is the ideal bolthole for solo adventurers or couples looking to embrace rural living for a while. And, with great access to the coast (0.5 miles) and village shop and pub (also 0.5 miles), you can come and go as you please. Never far from a cup of tea, take your adventures with a dose of luxury.

Gorgeous former stables, natural light and modern style are the dish of the day. All on one level, the open-play layout means that you can make the most of every inch of space and enjoy the spacious yet intimate feel. Step in through the French doors and drink in the atmosphere. Home to a comfortable living area, you can lay back on the sofa or sink into the armchair and cast your gaze between the TV and views outside. In the winter, turn on the wood burner-effect electric fire for extra warmth. When you are ready to eat, a well-equipped kitchen houses everything you could need, and a dining table for two sits next to the patio doors for an unbeatable backdrop. Continuing the bright themes, the bedroom has a 5ft double bed, sea views and en-suite shower room with walk-in shower and heated towel rail. For summer days, the outside seating area brings you a step closer to nature and is great for al fresco feasts or simply getting to know the resident donkeys whose home is in the field adjacent.

Take some time to enjoy the local walks or head straight down to the beach. At the eastern end of the Isle of Purbeck, Swanage’s white sand beach is a must-see. Hop on the Sandbanks ferry to stroll along the beach and explore Poole town and harbour.

 

  • 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 Now TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and Shop within half a mile
  • BBQ available
  • Short breaks are not available at this property
  • Regret no children

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Diana 1st October 2021

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Zig Zag is a gem. Great access to walks & handy for many other places to visit in the wider Dorset countryside along with good country pubs for a pit stop.

Reviewed by Reg 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by PETER 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Keith 10th September 2021

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Very tasteful decorated and had every thing that you needed. Loved the donkeys .

Reviewed by Christine 20th August 2021

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This was our second 2 week stay at ZigZag and we enjoyed it just as much as the first. The kitchen is modern and well equipped, the living area is bright and comfortable, the views are fab, the garden is lovely and private with decent sun beds and cushions (other cottage owners take note, when on holiday it is nice to be able to sunbathe even in thRead moree UK). There are good restaurants in Swanage but do book to ensure a table, Castaways and McKenzies were our favourites. Hide

Reviewed by Vicky 16th July 2021

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Simply amazing - beautiful cottage and location. We even enjoyed the walk up the hill to the cottage as it helped burn some holiday calories!

Reviewed by Lynn 9th July 2021

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This cottage is wonderful. Everything you need and a view to die for.........the donkeys are an added bonus! I can highly recommend Zig Zag...........so much in fact that we have already re-booked for next year.

Reviewed by Raymond 2nd July 2021

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Excellent place for a quiet holiday and yet a brilliant hub for the rest of Dorset.

Reviewed by Elaine 11th June 2021

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Fanastis accomadation, views were wonderful.Everything about the cottage and position was wonderful.

Reviewed by Maggie 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Jennifer 14th May 2021

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Lovely week, very comfortable accommodation with beautiful views!

Reviewed by Charlotte 30th April 2021

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A very clean bright and airy property in a lovely peaceful location with far reaching views of coast and countryside. Ideal for walkers and naturalists. Well located for exploring the coast around Durlston and the Purbeck hills.

Reviewed by Andy 23rd April 2021

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Excellently equipped property in a great location with helpful and friendly hosts. Great walk local and further along the coast to see the best of Dorset.

Reviewed by Carol 16th April 2021

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Spot on everything was set up like home from home felt very relaxed

Reviewed by Peter 23rd December 2020

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Very comfortable, well equipped. Lovely position over looking both countryside and the sea. Very friendly and helpful owners. It was a joy to see the owners sheep and to feed the donkeys with carrots plus viewing other wildlife. Its a great area for walkers and bikers.

Reviewed by Bev 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Rita 16th October 2020

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Zig Zag cottage is perfect for a getaway break. The views and walks from the cottage are wonderful. Overall a lovely property for peaceful and relaxing holiday. We would certainly have a return holiday there.

Reviewed by John 2nd October 2020

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A cosy and comfortable property with lovely views/

Reviewed by Michelle 11th September 2020

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Never realised how quiet silence was until we arrived here. Total bliss with views to die for. Owners very friendly as were the resident donkeys. Will be booking again for sure

Reviewed by John 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by P 7th August 2020

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I have absolutely no complaint at all about the Holiday Property I have just experienced."ZigZag" is perfect for relaxation and contemplation.I just love it's character and location.

Reviewed by Susan 24th July 2020

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Beautiful views, peaceful and relaxing. We hope to return.

Reviewed by Martin 27th December 2019

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Reviewed by Dianne 25th October 2019

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Very comfy and cozy, home from home. Beautiful views, even have donkeys to feed. Peaceful location but near to town, beaches and walks. Hope to return in 2021. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Elaine 18th October 2019

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My second stay at ZigZag. The cottage is in a stunning location on the edge of Durlston Country Park, with views over Swanage Bay to the Isle of Wight. Lovely and quiet. The owners are very welcoming & helpful and the accommodation is warm & well laid out with everything you might need. There are great walks from the door and plenty of interesting Read moreplaces to visit just a short car journey away, including RSPB Arne, Durlston Castle, Corfe Castle & Studland. Hide

Reviewed by R 11th October 2019

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This is the most wonderful place to stay! Zigzag cottage is one of the most comfortable, cosy and welcoming cottages we have satyed in! The view is to die for, looking out over dry stone walled fields to the ever changing sky and sea. The quality of the furniture and the comfyness of both sofa and beds along with the warmth of the place made our stRead moreay so enjoyable, never mind the weather. We highly recommend this little oiece of heaven! Hide

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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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