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House is 5 mins walk from town/beach and steam train ! COSY LOUNGE
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AL FRESCO DINING! GARDEN GETS SUN ALL DAY
House is 5 mins walk from town/beach and steam train !
COSY LOUNGE
KITCHEN WITH WASHING MACHINE/DRYER, DISHWASHER,COFFEE MACHINE
SEPARATE DINING ROOM
DOUBLE BEDROOM
TWIN BEDROOM
BUNK ROOM
BATHROOM
KIDS LOVE THEIR LOUNGE IN ROOF WITH SEA VEIW
HOUSE AREA MILL POND
SUNNY COURTYARD GARDEN
NATIONAL TRUST STUDLAND BAY -NICE CAFE
SWANAGE RAILWAY TRIPS TO CORFE CASTLE 5 MINS WALK FROM HOUSE
FISHING OFF THE PIER, KAYAKING FOR THE DAY
STUDLAND BEACH SAND DUNES AND WALKS
WALK TO DURLSTON  CASTLE FROM HOUSE ALONG THE COASTPATH PAST THE LIGHTHOUSE
OLD HARRY ROCKS FROM SWANAGE
SWANAGE PIER
SWANAGE BLUE FLAG BEACH
SWANAGE BAY
NATURE RESERVE 300M FROM HOUSE
SWANAGE BEACH BY BULL & BOAT RESTUARANT
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England

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Rod T
Hersham, null, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“A wonderful weekend in this beautiful, luxuriously furnished cottage”
Reviewed January 24, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We spent the most wonderful weekend in this exceptional cottage. We were blown away with all the thought that had gone into making this such a beautiful Cottage and which had such a home from home feel. The location was perfect, a short walk to the town and with the convenience of a pub and local shop within a few footsteps. it met our every need for a family weekend break and it was such a treat to stay in such a lovely cosy cottage. The children 10 and 8 thoroughly enjoyed it to especially the secret loft room! We can't recommend this highly enough and we can't wait to go back to this very special place.

Traveling group: Young Children
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LollyClar...
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Absolutely gorgeous”
Reviewed January 7, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Great location, stunning little cottage, so cosy and enjoyable to be in, felt so at home immediately. Had a fantastic New Year celebration in Swanage, we have family in Swanage so we were able to spend time with them too. We will be staying again, the kids loved the bunk beds with the treasure chests and pirate lockers, they loved using the loft lookout. Alison was really lovely checking we had arrived and everything was okay and giving us tips before our visit.

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Liked best: The Decor
Liked least: Parking
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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JuliaP86
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect holiday cottage in central location”
Reviewed December 27, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

We were a large family group celebrating Christmas and also hired out another nearby house owned by Alison which was ideal for our gathering! Both houses were luxuriously appointed with all the home comforts you would have in your own home. We had several teenagers in our group who enjoyed the top floor chill out room and loved being able to walk in to Swanage from the property to the amusement arcade! The house was clean and very warm. Communication before and during the holiday was excellent with Alison the owner. Lots of local information about walks etc available in the property. So much to do in the surrounding area for a week's holiday. All year round great destination. Lovely pubs nearby - Scott Arms offers great views of Corfe Castle, Square & Compass and Bankes Arms. Indulge and have a meal at The Pig, you won't be disappointed. Will definitely visit this property again.

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Liked best: The decor in the house
Liked least: Parking
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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QJBGO
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect location with all home comforts”
Reviewed November 30, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

This is our second stay and we enjoyed it just as much if not more than the first. The two most convenient things about the house are the location - the car was not touched all weekend - seconds to the local pub & shop, minutes to town/restaurants/trains/beach and 20 minutes up the hill to the costal path. The second convenience is Alison's attention to detail. We didn't have to pack books,games,beach equipment etc etcThere's even back packs,waterproofs and a shopping trolley for the beach! The weather was sunny but windy and this is such a lovely, homely, warm place to return to. The children's play room is such an asset too. Parking is free and outside the front door if you're lucky. We had friends visit us for lunch on the Saturday and the table easily seated the 8 of us with plenty of cutlery, crockery etc. You get the picture...it's great!

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Liked best: Location; homely feel
Liked least: Quite pricey for offpeak but then it's SUCH a well equipped house....
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 19, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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brighton
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Superb place to stay”
Reviewed October 18, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This definitely has a "wow" factor. We have been on weekends away as a group of friends for the last 17yrs and this accommodate tops the list.
We will be returning, need I say more!
Many thanks Alison

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Liked best: The list would be to extensive. Everything!!!
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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glanville...
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Exceptional cottage & great place to visit!!...”
Reviewed October 3, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Stayed in swanage for 4 nights for my birthday and what a great stay it was!!!... The cottage is great, has everything inside you could need for a holiday!!... Booking it with Alison was very easy and information provided was very good!!.

The cottage is in a quiet location which is beautiful inside and extremely comfortable!!. It is located within walking distance of the town which is great!!. It also has a great local pub at the end of the road called the black swan which does very good food!!.....

There are loads of good places to eat out and plenty of places to visit like corfe castle & lulworth cove!!. If you want a place to stay in swanage then this is the place to stay without hesitation!!... We will definitely be returning!!....

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