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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Skippers is a privately owned family holiday home and conseqently furnished and decorated to a high standard. Many of our visitors return again and again as may be seen from the visitors book. We are the second in a row of 5 cottages located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with 2 parking spaces (invaluable in Swanage). The cottage is on 2 floors with the kitchen, cloakroom, lounge, small conservatory on the ground floor; Bedroom 1 with double bed and Bedroom 2 with a single size four-poster bed on the first floor;; Bedroom 3 with a pair of 3' divans, bathroom with bath and electric shower and a small boxroom/toy room where we keep a travel cot, high-chair, selection of games and toys, ironing board etc., on the second floor. As there are 2 floors and Swanage itself is very hilly, we are not suitable for people with walking disabilities. Outside there is a small patio garden, enough for outside table & chairs. Bed linen is offered as an optional extra.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Swanage Bay 300 m|
|Will consider||House swap|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth 20 km, Nearest railway: Poole/Bournemouth 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Further details indoors|
As this is our second home, we do pride ourselves on Skippers being well and attractively furnished, with a good smattering of antiques. I am afraid we are a non-smoking house and and from 2009 we can no longer accept dogs at Skippers as we feel that our small patio garden is not suitable for pets. In our garage there are numerous items our visitors are welcome to use eg: picnic basket & table; tennis rackets; chairs, beach equipment etc. etc. There is a large selection of beach inflatable toys, but we stress, that children should NEVER be left alone in the sea with any inflatable toys.
About this location
The Isle of Purbeck region
Swanage, which has the reputation of being an 'old fashioned' seaside town is situated on the Isle of Purbeck, designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Swanage Bay is perfect for small families, being safe, sandy and kept spotlessly clean. The nearby Studland peninsular (owned by the Nat. Trust) offers a two mile sandy beach backed by dunes on one side of the road, and the spectacularly beautiful Poole harbour on the other. There are many boat trips on offer, both from Swanage and Poole - and visiting Brownsea Island, Weymouth, I.O.W., Bournemouth is easy by boat - or just take a fishing trip. There is a privately owned steam railway in Swanage with a line to Corfe Castle - it even has a buffet car. There's lots to do, super for walkers,
and many places of interest in the locality.
Swanage is quite big on music, and has its own Blues festival and Jazz festival throughout the year. Also, the Swanage carnival which last a week at the beginning of August is justly famous. We keep an information book at Skipper detailing all local attractions, which are really too numerous to mention here.
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20 Oct 2014
"Very well equipped and welcoming"
Very good little place to stay for a week at the coast with a 30 second walk into town. Very well equipped and I love the living room. Just a few cons but they do greatly outcome the pros..The dining … More
3 Aug 2014
"Perfect family holiday location"
Lovely week, great weather too. Skippers was bright and clean and full of home comforts. Highly recommend.… More
27 Jul 2014
"Great location, well equipped and comfortable holiday home"
I recently stayed at Skippers with my husband, 2 young children and my mother in law and we had an excellent week. The house is well located - only a short walk to the beach, shops and railway station… More
12 Jul 2014
"Perfect Holiday Cottage"
Have stayed at Skippers a few times. It has everything you need, decorated and equipped to a very high standard. You have your own parking bay, and it's so near to the shops and beach.… More
22 Jun 2014
"Delightful cottage in the heart of Swanage"
We have just returned from an idyllic weekend at Skippers, which is located right in the centre of Swanage. This delightful Cottage is very tastefully decorated, has a lovely homely feel to it and th… More
15 Sep 2013
"Home from home"
It has been some time since we stayed at Skippers (5 years in fact), and, as last time we had a most enjoyable stay. There had been some updating since our last visit, which was a pleasant surprise. … More
25 Aug 2013
"A great seaside base for a family holiday"
Have stayed here before and it is well equipped and comfortable. Superb location and Swanage is wonderful for a family holiday. Road is steep and there are 2 flights of stairs so can be tiring!… More
20 Jul 2013
We enjoyed our stay at Skippers in July - everything was excellent - the house is very well equipped and comfortable. It is located a few minutes from the beach and shops and is not too far up the hill and parking is very easy. Swanage is very well located for sight seeing, boating and walking.
19 Apr 2013
"Fantastic! cant wait to go back!"
skippers is a beautiful and homely place to stay, always lovely and clean! we go every year and cannot wait till our next visit! its like a second home.Has everything you could need and is in such a p… More
16 Apr 2013
"A great family getaway"
We thoroughly enjoyed a break over Easter with our two daughters. Skippers feels really homely. There are lots of little extra touches that make your stay, especially with kids, so much easier ie: … More
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