Sleeps 8/9 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
The Bakery Cottage is a lovely stone property which stands in the centre of the charming village of Langton Matravers amidst beautiful Purbeck countryside and within a few minutes drive of the sandy beach of the small resort of Swanage. The village is fortunate to have a shop and two public houses. Wonderful walks to the coast and downland
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 + 2 in 3/4 bedrooms
Marblers Cottage in Acton is a new Purbeck holiday cottage just outside of Langton Matravers and within a short drive of the sandy beach at Swanage. This rural cottage is located a short walk from the famous Jurassic Coast and the dramatic bay called Dancing Ledge.
Sleeps 8/9 in 4 bedrooms. Children welcome
Charming detached stone cottage situated in the picturesque village of Worth Matravers - a coastal village in the heart of the wonderful rolling hills of Purbeck. The cottage is beautifully furnished and equipped. It has a large garden with panoramic views of the sea and surrounding countryside.
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms
This pretty stone cottage is beautifully situated, in a quiet lane, in the picturesque conservation village of Corfe Castle, nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Isle of Purbeck – An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are lovely views from the cottage garden of the dramatic ruins of the castle which stands majestically above the village. The delightful village square is within 10 minutes walk.
Sleeping 8 in 4 double bedrooms (with 2 extra beds available). Children welcome.
Superb house in the lovely Isle of Purbeck village of Langton Matravers with glimpses of the sea at Swanage from the upper rooms. Wonderful walking and cycling area. Public house, church and village shop within a few minutes walk. The beautiful Jurassic Coastline and sea at Dancing Ledge is a 30 minute walk away and the small resort of Swanage, with its lovely sandy beach, is within a 5 minute drive. The house has been furnished and equipped to an exceptionally high standard and provides wonderful accommodation in 4 double bedrooms with en-suite bath/shower rooms (plus two extra beds for children to sleep separately); 2 dressing rooms, a spacious open plan sitting room with wood burning stove and bi-fold doors opening onto a secluded terrace with garden furniture; a lovely dining area; a beautifully equipped kitchen, separate utility room; snug with large sofa and television with Sky. Delightful garden with large lawn. Situated in quiet lane with parking for 2 cars.
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms
This delightful stone cottage with the green front door is beautifully situated overlooking the large scenic mill pond in the pretty, old part of Swanage. The pond is home to ducks and moorhens and is beside the charming church of St Mary’s. This is a lovely peaceful setting with no passing traffic. The cottage is within a pleasant 5 minute stroll of the beautiful sandy beach of the small seaside resort.
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 plus a baby in 4 bedrooms
Coastguard Cottage is beautifully situated in a truly exceptional position, on the cliff top of St. Albans Head, surrounded by the wonderful rolling hills and countryside of the Isle of Purbeck, with views of the sea and of the spectacular Jurassic coastline both westwards and eastwards. From the cottage enjoy beautiful coastal walks and miles of cycling along quiet lanes and bridleways. A wonderful spot for bird watching and the sandy beach of Swanage is within a 15 minute drive.
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Delightfully situated old coastguard cottage on the waterfront at Swanage Bay. Open sea views from the two double bedrooms and sitting room. Visitors can also relax in the front garden with the sea a short stone's throw away. This lovely old stone cottage has two double bedrooms, 1 bunk bedroom and a family shower room with built in shower, basin and w.c; comfortable sitting room with sofa, arm chairs and wall mounted flat screen television; fitted kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, refrigerator, freezer. Visitors also have access to an outside shower room with w.c and basin which is great when you come in from the beach. The sandy beach of Swanage bay is withing a 5 minute walk. The cottage is situated on a lovely small peninsular on the west side of the bay. Wonderful walking area with direct access to the coastal path.
New Cottage; Sleeps 5 plus a baby in 3 bedrooms;
Lovely traditional Purbeck stone cottage in beautiful countryside with stunning open views of the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle - a wonderful site as it stands majestically in the distance. Large cottage garden. Fantastic walking and cycling area with almost immediate access to footpaths and bridleways leading to Corfe Castle and the wonderful downs that link the coastal villages of Lulworth, Kimmeridge and Studland. East access to the costal path which is part of the renowned Jurassic Coast. The sandy beaches of Swanage are within a 10 minute drive. Great area for bird watching – nearby RSPB sites at Arne and Studland. Good public house for meals within 12 minutes walk.
Topsail is a lovely stone cottage peacefully situated on the edge of Swanage - a small coastal resort surrounded by beautiful Isle of Purbeck countryside. The cottage is only a 20 minute walk from the beach – a wonderful sandy beach which curves around the bay and gently slopes into the sea making it ideal for paddling and swimming. Here there are a variety of boating activities including canoes and paddle boats plus traditional amusements, the steam railway, fishing trips, crazy golf and a selection of small interesting shops and restaurants.
Topsail is well located for walkers being within a 10 minute stroll of the coastal path. From here the path can be followed towards Swanage and on past Old Harry Rocks to the renowned sandy peninsular of Studland. Alternatively you may walk westwards towards Worth Matravers, Kimmeridge, and Lulworth. This coastline is part of a ‘World Heritage Site’ - the ‘Jurassic Coast’ - famous for its fossils. It must be one of the most beautiful and dramatic sections of the coastal path. There are good cycle routes across the nearby downs and headlands and Topsail is less than a 5 minute drive from the picturesque village of Corfe Castle - a village which can also be reached by taking the steam train from the centre of Swanage.
Topsail is a detached stone cottage which is over 200 years old that has been renovated to the highest standard and still retains a wonderful inglenook fireplace. It has been furnished and equipped with great care to provide very attractive, comfortable accommodation which is centrally heated. There are beautiful cream carpets throughout most of the cottage plus a slate floor in the kitchen. On the ground floor there is a spacious sitting room with a comfortable luxurious leather sofa and chairs, a flat screen colour television with Freeview and a DVD player. Here you can relax in the warmth of a real wood fire as there is a lovely wood burning stove in the large open fireplace. The kitchen is a spacious room with attractive fitted units equipped with an electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer. A washer/dryer is also provided. There is a very pleasant dining area beside French doors which open onto a small patio with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. A door from the sitting room opens to reveal a staircase which winds up to two lovely bedrooms – one double with a super king size bed and one twin room. There is newly equipped bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin and w.c. Additional w.c. on the ground floor. A cot/high chair folding bed and sofa bed can be provided if required. Central heating and electricity at no extra charge.
Topsail has a lovely sunny garden at the rear of the cottage with a lawn where visitors can relax and games can be played. Gated steps lead down to the patio outside the dining area. The drive at the side of the cottage has space for thtree cars. There are a number of interesting historical sites within a short drive of the cottage including Corfe Castle, Lulworth Castle and the Saxon market town of Wareham with its ancient walls and church plus an attractive river where you can hire boats. A little further afield is the historic town of Dorchester and National Trust properties such as the beautiful mansion of Kingston Lacy. You may also enjoy visiting Brownsea Island, The tank museum, and Monkey World.
Topsail House is a non smoking cottage. Topsail House is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Saturday to Saturday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 14:00 and the normal departure time is 10:00.
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Swanage is best known for its sandy beach and large bay. The beach is popular with swimmers and games in the gentle surf. With it's sandy beaches and pleasant climate it has been a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. Swanage is the starting point of spectacular walks along the Jurrasic coast, as well as inland country walks, situated as it is in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Swanage has a number of shops and restaurants to choose from.View a list of Swanage holiday cottages at www.swanageholidaycottage.co.uk
Swanage Steam Railway - Swanage is connected with the attractive village of Corfe Castle by the Swanage Steam Railway. The railway is now a popular attraction in its own right but can also be used as an effient means of transport between Swanage and Corfe Castle and can be incorporated in to a cicular walk along the Purbeck hills. www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Swanage Beach - The long sandy beach at Swanage is one of the principle destination on the Isle of Purbeck. The shallow bay at Swanage beach is idea for swimming and in the summer there are special events and activities for the family including a Punch and Judy show.
It's for anyone who likes to live life adventurously - you don’t have to be a seasoned explorer to enjoy a Go Ape experience! Go Ape offers up to three hours of tree top fun. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have some fun. The Moors Valley GoApe Country Park is within a 40min drive of Purbeck and is a great day out for the whole family. goape.co.uk
The Isle of Purbeck is a peninsular of land located in the South of Dorset and is famous for its sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. The sea surrounds Purbeck on three sides and nowhere is for from the coast. Apart from the small town of Swanage, the Isle of Purbeck is made up of small rural hamlets and traditional villages.
The North side of Purbeck is dominated by a wooded and heathland nature reserve and where it meets the water of Poole Harbour it attracts a great deal of bird life. The East coast of Purbeck is known for the two long sandy beaches at Studland and Swanage but also for the limestone pillars at Old Harry's Rocks. Along the South Coast is the start of the Jurassic Coast which is characterised by impressive coastal formations like Dancing Ledge and Durdle Door but also for quiet coves and peaceful beaches for swimming.
Much of Purbeck has been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the vast majority of Purbeck remains in the hands of nature. This is ideal for walkers and cyclists who are free to explore large areas of countryside and take in a number of wondrous locations.
The Isle of Purbeck has a number of events which take place throughout the year. To find out more about local events go to our Purbeck Events pages.
Walking, Nature & Wild Life Links:
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Details of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and ways to enjoy them with walking and cycling information as well as some great places to see. - www.dorsetaonb.org.uk
Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve - Find out more about the efforts to conserve the marine wildlife, where you might find some sea horses and how you can also get involved with fun projects. - www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk
Purbeck Coast Walks - A walking route along the Purbeck Coast with links to other walks nearby - www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walks/walks/walk_a/2579/
Where to Ride Purbeck - Cycle routes and information for Purbeck - www.britishcycling.org.uk/
Bus and train travel is an excellent way to see Purbeck and can be very useful when walking or exploring the peninsula. For all your local public transport information as well as taxis visit Topsail House Public Transport Purbeck Dorset »
For walking information on Purbeck Dorset visit Purbeck Walking Holiday Information »
One dog is welcome at Topsail House, more than one by prior arrangement. Pets are not permitted upstairs, on the furniture or in the bedrooms. We also ask owners not to leave dogs on their own in the cottage and not to allow them to foul the garden. Puppies and also dogs with incontinence problems are not permitted without specific agreement. Please ensure that your pet's treatment for the prevention of fleas is up to date. We regret that cats are not permitted.
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The cottage description, photos and cottage details for Topsail House Swanage, Dorset were updated on 07/10/2015 10:56:09
Topsail House has 71 days available for Purbeck self catering holidays from the 22nd October 2017 to 31st December 2017.