Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Hyde View Cottage is set amongst magnificent rolling hills and a short walk to the stunning, award winning Jurassic coastline. Within 3 minutes walk of the cottage you will find plenty to entertain - from the petting farm, indoor activity centre and outdoor 'swings' for children to some of the UK's best country and coastal walks. The village has two traditional pubs and a Post Office and shop which stocks everything you could need for a self catering holiday .
Swanage is a delightful town. A combination of antique shops, old- fashioned cafes and traditional pubs crowd the High Street. Off the High Street are shops such as Chococo an award - winning chocolate shop. and cafe. There are many art galleries and unique boutiques and shops. Swanage Bay is simply stunning, with a great beach and lovely restaurants such as Ocean Bay and Gee Whites serving sea food and fizz. overlooking it.
The steam train to the nearby village of Corfe Castle arrives at the station which is as it was in the 1940's. The area around Hyde View Cottage is predominately National Trust land and with the sea to the south is timeless and unspoilt. Lying on the Jurassic Coast, guests are in a walking mecca. The beach at Studland has three miles of sandy beaches and dunes. The Square and Compass at Worth Matravers (a 30 minute walk away or 3 minute car ride) is a fabulous, eccentric pub in a glorious position, with a free fossil museum. Bournemouth and Poole are a short ferry ride away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Swanage 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||20 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth 10 km, Nearest railway: Wareham 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The Grade II- listed cottage has a wealth of traditional features. The Purbeck Stone fireplaces are the focus of the spacious living rooms and dining rooms. The character of the cottage has been retained with much of the furniture antique but the cottage is also contemporary in its soft furnishings. There is a 32" HD flat screen TV with DVD. There is also an i phone JBL docking station.
The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you will need to prepare meals. A Welcome Pack of bread, milk, eggs and biscuits will be in the kitchen on your arrival to help you get started on your holiday.
The bedrooms have very comfortable beds and are furnished with antique furniture.
The bathroom is ultra modern with a stunning beamed ceiling.
Easy to control and effective gas fired central heating keeps the cottage cosy and warm.
A spacious utility room has a washing machine, separate tumble dryer , 'Sheila Maid' hanging rack , iron and board. There is plenty of room for boots, coats, equipment and dogs!
The stairs have stair gates and there is a travel cot and high chair available at no additional cost.
There is free WiFi in the cottage.
|Further details outdoors||
The garden is secluded and sheltered. It is a great sun trap and there are sun chairs as well as patio furniture for al fresco dining. There is a sun room with comfy conservatory furniture. Some of the garden is to lawn and a dry stone wall forms one of the boundaries. The Purbeck Stone bench on the patio by the sun room is a great spot to sit and reflect on the day ahead or on the one that you have just enjoyed.
Welcome pack on arrival.
Steep stairs - may not be suitable for people with disabilities.
Stair gates, high chair, travel cot.
It is possible to arrange for someone to be available if guests wish to order an online delivery of food etc. prior to their arrival.
The cottage is on the bus routes to Swanage (then over the ferry to Bournemouth) and villages and towns to the west looping around to Poole.
The West Country region
Dorset boasts coastal resorts with safe sandy beaches, a uniquely unspoiled coastline, breath taking country landscapes, traditional market towns and villages. The mild climate also serves gardens well and many of the manor homes, for which Dorset is famed, have magnificent gardens. Panoramic views of the Dorset landscapes are best enjoyed from atop one of the many ancient pre - historic hillforts and barrows.This area is also great for shoppers looking for excellent local produce, handcrafted goods or designer brands that are often located in one of the many shopping preccints.
Swanage is situated in the Isle of Purbeck ( a coastal peninsula) which lies on the south-eastern coast of Dorset which is one of England's most unspoiled coastal and rural landscapes and yet is easily accessible so is perfect for year - round holidays and short breaks.
Langton Matravers/ Swanage are in the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Jurassic Coast. The South West Coast Path takes its course along the whole coastline in the area. WIth sandy beaches such as Studland Beach and Swanage Bay and coves such as Lulworth and Kimmeridge , it's a perfect place for the whole family to enjoy the mild climate. Swanage has much to enjoy: the town has kept much of its original Victorian character with a wide variety of all- weather activities. Swanage's safe sandy beach offers amongst other things board sailing, water skiing, "banana" rides, scuba diving and a traditional Punch and Judy show. The Steam Railway, run by enthusiasts, links Swanage with Corfe Castle and Norden and occasionally Thomas the Tank Engine and the Fat Controller visit.
At the end of May beginning of June the Purbeck Art week takes place with open studios, concerts, films and lectures in both Swanage and many of the villages in the area. In the early July of each year the Jazz Festival takes place, along with the Carnival and Regatta Week at the end of July/ beginning of August and the Folk Festival in September. The New Year street celebrations in Swanage are rumoured to be the best in the country outside Trafalgar Square and Scotland.
This relatively unspoilt area has all the attractions required by the modern family within easy reach. Durlston Country Park is one of the places in Britain to see Bottle Nosed Dolphins. Occasionally seals and pilot whales can also be spotted from the cliffs. Monkey World is the UK's primary ape sanctuary and plays a key role in rescuing various apes from captivity around the world. Close by, in Bovington, is the Tank Museum as well as Clouds Hill, Lawrence of Arabia's home.
There are three golf clubs within easy reach with some of the best views and courses in the country. Sports and activities are widely available .
Langton Matravers has a well stocked and friendly grocery store that also acts as Post Office. It stocks everything you could need for a self catering holiday. The village has 2 traditional and pleasant village pubs. There is also a wonderful Petting Farm and kids' play centre 3 minutes walk from the cottage with lots of animals that children can touch and baby goats and lambs to bottle feed (subject to season). There are plenty of great restaurants and coffee shops in Swanage and in all the adjoining villages. Specific recommendations will be provided after booking.
Purbeck is the best of Dorset - fantastic views across the hills, the best bucket and spade beach at Swanage and the fantastic Corfe Castle. And the best way to see it is on the award winning buses the Purbeck Breezers.
Route 50 starts its run off at Bournemouth Station, passes through the town centre and the Westcliff hotel district. Soon after the views just keep coming, Branksome Chine, Sandbanks, over the ferry to Studland, before dropping into Swanage and along the sea front to Swanage bus station. In summer it passes the queues at the ferry so it is also one of the quickest onto the Isle of Purbeck.
Of course, to get the best views most journeys on route 50 are run with open tops – so bring the sun lotion and hold on to your hat!
The inland route from Poole is the 40. After leaving Poole and passing through Wareham and Corfe Castle, the bus climbs up Kingston Hill giving the best views of the Purbeck Hills, through Langton Matravers before coming into Swanage.
A favourite day out is to do a full loop around Poole Harbour using the 50 from Bournemouth to Swanage, then on to the 40 to Poole and finish the loop by using the ultra-high frequency more route to back Bournemouth.
The English National Concessionary Passes be used on Purbeck Breezer except before 0930 on weekdays.