£86 / night
Price for guests, Nights


  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies


  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 95 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


House now on with Wykes 10% off on-lline prices

An attractive cottage built from Purbeck. Stone , full of character,situated in the oldest part of Swanage. Just 5 mins walk from the town centre, beach and Steam Railway. The house is perfect for families or couples wanting a cosy retreat. You can walk from house to coastal path , lighthouse so walkers love it too. It has a cosy a lounge,

separate dining room,TV with DVD player , good selection of DVDs , wi-fi. at house.

Separate kitchen with door leading to enclosed sunny garden.

Upstairs there is bathroom/wc, double bedroom, twin bedroom,and bedroom with built in bunk beds.

Steep staircase top floor (behind lockable door!) chill out love disappearing up here to escape and hang out.Has Sea views., Tv , mini pool table .

Separate WC.

Swanage is an old fashioned seaside town with a Blue flag safe sandy beaches. A good mix of interesting shops and Galleries. Plenty of cafes,pubs and restuarants to choose from. A steam railway to Corfe Castle runs from the centre of the town.Take the footpaths from house to Dulston Castle and Country Park. National Nature Reserve at the end of the road. Local attractions include Studland Bay and other National Trust Beaches. Brownsea Island, Monkey World,The Tank Museum,The Blue Pool,Fossiling and rock pooling at Kimmeridge, Exploring the fabulous Jurassic Coast. Lulworth Cove and castle,Durdle Door, the Lost village of Tyneham.


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Bunk Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

Access to house in via a key safe so it doesnt matter what time you arrive. Gill the cleaner is local if you have any problems getting in. Feel free to contact me before or during your stay if you have any queries , Alison


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

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About the owner

Alison P.
Average reply time:
2 hours 31 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
24 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 Mar 2012. Located in Swanage, it has 95 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £573 to £1145.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Jun 2019.


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Guest reviews

95 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 7 Jun 2019

We very much enjoyed our stay. The cottage is in a quiet location but only a short walk from the town and beach. The Black Swan pub at the end of the road does great food, and the Love Cake cafe just down the road has the best cake and coffee in town. We loved the cottage decor, and enjoyed sitting in the sunny courtyard garden. Will definitely be coming back.


Reviewed 16 May 2018

Alison’s cottage is beautifully decorated and in a great location. It was great having extras such as bucket and spades and boogie boards included as my little girl loved playing with these at Studland in the beach. You can see Alison takes great pride in providing a lovely place to stay, and was a really helpful host. We appreciated the welcome treats as well. Thank you Alison

“Lovely house”

Reviewed 30 Jan 2018

This house is a great place to stay in Swanage. Convenient access to the town and country. The house is furnished to a high standard and our family thoroughly enjoyed our comfortable stay. Recommended

“Lovely house in a great location”

Reviewed 5 Oct 2017

Our stay in this house was excellent, house well equipped & very much home from home in a great location for exploring this stunning coastline. Our first stay in Dorset & we were not disappointed we did some great walks, the black swan round the corner served excellent food but must be booked well in advance. A lovely relaxing well needed weekend away, thank you Alison your house is fabulous.

“Lovely holiday cottage, within walking distance of the beach, shops and numerous local cafes & restaurants.”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2017

This was our third holiday at this lovely holiday home. The cottage has a stylish contemporary feel and is well equipped with everything you could possibly need, (including Wifi) for a perfect holiday. The kids particularly love the 'secret room' at the top of the house, where they disappear for hours to watch TV or just chill. The garden area is perfect for al-fresco eating and relaxing at the end of the day with a chilled glass of wine.We were so lucky with the weather and made the most of the nearby sandy beaches, and the pub next door. We'll definitely be back!


Reviewed 18 Jun 2017

The house is beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. We all slept really well. Excellent location with a short walk to the beach, restaurants, shops etc. Alison was a perfect host. I highly recommend you have dinner at the Black Swan pub on the corner... be sure to book ahead. We'll definitely stay again. Thank you for a memorial stay.

“Gem of a cottage close to everything in Swanage”

Reviewed 29 Mar 2016

Lovely cottage, plenty big enough for 3 adults and 2 kids. They particularly loved the 'upstairs kids lounge' with pool table and chill out space to look out at the boats or the stars at night. Everything you need for a smashing stay, with thoughtful touches and lovely atmosphere. Would definitely return.

Owner's reply: Delighted that you enjoyed your stay , just want to point out its not a full size pool table at house!

“Great place to stay”

Reviewed 19 Nov 2015

We had a great weekend in a lovely house within easy walking distance to beach and town. Lovely decor throughout the house with everything you could need. We highly recommend this house.

“Holiday In Swanage”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2015

We have just had an enjoyable and very comfortable weeks stay at no4 Townsend road Swanage. The house, which is owned and let by a very friendly couple named Alison and Gary is well furnished and equipped with everything you may require also a very good room for children at the top of the house. The house is very conveniently situated with a pub on the corner that serves good food and a shop about two minutes walk away that is open from 7am until 10 30pm that is well stocked. The town is about ten to fifteen minutes walk away ,we found it a friendly place with many shops cafes. From the station you may take a steam train ride to Corff Castle and Norden or catch a bus to various destinations. There are some lovely cliff top walks or you can just enjoy the town. We would thoroughly recommend the house and the area.,

“Fantastic House and Location”

Reviewed 17 Feb 2015

We've always loved coming to Swanage but in the past have stayed out of town. This fantastic location made it so easy to walk to shops,food,beach,everything! The car was hardly touched all weekend! The decor in the house is fabulous! There were so many extra thoughtful details and comforts that made the weekend relaxing and it is also very well equipped on a practical level. Comfortable seating, bed, pillows, an abundance of towels. Games, books, beach equipment, extensive kitchen equipment and all the things that are often forgotten: dishwaher tabs,cooking oil etc etc. The biggest hit for the children was the den in the loft. They loved it and disappeared to play whenever we were in the house. Alison was hugely helpful from first contact right through to checking we'd arrived OK. It was an absolute pleasure to stay here and we hope to return very soon.

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