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“The Perfect Cottage in the perfect location”
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The Swallows Cottage
The kitchen looks on to our garden
The lounge with open fireplace
The garden with picnic table
The bathroom
The main bedroom
Second bedroom
Looking out over the garden from the main bedroom
French doors open on to the garden
The garden from the fields behind
The cottage is in the infamous lane known as Shitterton
Swallows cottage looks out on to open fields to the rear
The Bere Stream, two hundred yards along the lane
Rope swing on Bere Stream
Man o' War Bay on the nearby Jurassic coast
Durdle Door is one of the closest coastal beauty spots
Swallows Cottage in winter
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Bere Regis, Dorset, England

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Mark M
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Perfect Cottage in the perfect location”
Reviewed June 14, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

A lovely looking cottage set amongst equally lovely thatched cottages in a quiet location away from traffic. For us the cottage was perfect. Ideal for our 2 Labradors with an enclosed garden easily accessed from the kitchen/diner. Whilst on the subject of the kitchen, it was very well equipped and in very good order. The kitchen is very roomy and ideal for the family to spread out and relax. A lovely bathroom with a second toilet downstairs. The living room is very spacious with a cracking old Inglenook open fire (We didn't have need to light it thankfully). For those who want a sing song, there's a piano though slightly in need of tune. The upstairs master bedroom is spacious but the second bedroom would require some good teamwork when manouvering, not a lot of space. Large wardrobe but no other storage space. Extra space available in the Summer Room outside which also has BBQ, tent, sun shield, a few rackets etc. The location was ideal. 17 miles south and you find fantastic beaches, many dog friendly (Check online as time of year alters your doggies freedom) There is so much to do and see with both the Monkey World and Tank Museum within 6 miles of the cottage. Places recommended - Compton Acres, Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door. So much more. The two pubs are both 5 minutes walk. We found the Royal Oak to have very nice food. For an upmarket meal, try Hambro Arms in Milton Abbas. 15-20 minutes north, fab food and menu! Our dogs loved it and so did we. This cottage could create a problem for people with disabilities. Very steep stairs.

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Liked best: The ambiance of the cottage and location
Liked least: The rain on our last day!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Ryton on Dunsmore, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 2, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: The kitchen
Liked least: Smelly sun room, fusty old books made it smell old. Could be a lovely play room.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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LambertCh...
Cheshire
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Charming cottage in lovely area”
Reviewed May 27, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

A sweet cottage within walking distance of two pubs and small supermarket. Modern bathroom and we particularly liked the kitchen/diner which was ideal for family and had doors to garden. All appliances worked well (we did not need the washing machine). Open fire in living room with plenty of wood outside. We were lucky with weather so ate outside some of the time, We had some lovely coastal walks - helpful maps were in the cottage for our use. This is an old cottage and storage space upstairs is very limited and stairs are awkward for anyone with a mobility problem. Whilst appreciating this is a holiday home and family and dog friendly we thought the living room carpets and sofas were due for a thorough cleaning - perhaps at the end of the season. We enjoyed our stay.

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Liked best: The general location
Liked least: Living room which was a bit dirty
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 22, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Liked best: Great walk to Corfe Castle
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 15, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

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Liked best: The comfortable beds and it's perfume
Liked least: Electric Hobs
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 10, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

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Liked best: The charm of the cottage and the location.
Liked least: Variable weather!
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Brighton
Reviewed January 30, 2012 for a stay in December 2011

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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