Former-coastguard’s cottage sleeping six guests in four bedrooms, offering spectacular sea views and a spacious lawned garden, located on St Alban’s Head on the Isle of Purbeck peninsula.
Coastguard Cottage is situated in a truly exceptional position on the cliff top of St Albans Head, surrounded by the rolling hills and countryside of the Isle of Purbeck with views of the sea and of the spectacular Jurassic coastline, both westwards and eastwards. The cottage is in a peaceful oasis which offers a wonderful escape with beautiful coastal walks and miles of cycling routes along quiet lanes and bridleways. It is also a great spot for bird watching with Peregrine Falcons and sky larks as frequent visitors. The small cove of Chapman's Pool is within a 20 minute walk - only accessible by boat or walking, it is a quiet spot for a swim and perfect for fossil hunting. The large, sandy beach of Swanage is within a 15 minute drive and here, swimming, paddling, fishing, diving and boating can be enjoyed along with steam train rides to the nearby picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Worth Matravers is approximately two miles from the cottage and here, there is a traditional public house renowned for its local ciders, plus a tea shop/supper room. Visitors can also walk to Kingston where there is a great public house for meals.
Coastguard Cottage is comprised of two cottages which have been combined and renovated in recent years to provide attractive and comfortable accommodation for six people in four bedrooms. It is one of a small terrace of four properties with coastal views from almost every room in the cottage. It is a light and spacious property with attractive tiled floors downstairs and hessian fitted carpets upstairs. The cottage is warmed with storage heaters, two open fires and three wood burning stoves.
There are two sitting room areas interlinked by French doors; one with a large comfortable leather sofa, arm chair and open fire and in the second area a further sofa, arm chairs, wall mounted flat screen television with Freeview and another open fire; a games room with a pool table; a lovely fitted kitchen with wooden units, hardwood work tops, a Belfast sink, an AGA for cooking and heating, microwave, large fridge freezer and washing machine, plus a lovely dining area by one of the windows overlooking the garden; a cloakroom with WC and basin which also provides access to the rear garden.
Stairs lead up to four spacious bedrooms which all enjoy coastal views; three double bedrooms and one twin. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and wood burning stove. There is also a wood burning stove in the twin room and attractive Victorian feature fireplaces in the other two bedrooms. There is a small bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, basin and WC. A travel cot and high chair can be provided. A small, portable electric oven with two hot plates can also be made available on request. Heating and electricity is at no extra charge. WiFi available
Coastguard cottage has walled and gated gardens with a large lawn. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided so that meals can be enjoyed outside. There is plenty of space for visitors to relax and for games to be played. A gate opens from the rear garden on to a track which leads to the cliff top and coastal path; a two minute walk away. Three cars can be parked just outside the front gate. Visitors should be aware that: this cottage is accessed via a rough stone track of one and a half miles which is not suitable for low profile cars and it is necessary to drive slowly; children need to be closely supervised at all times as although the gardens are walled and gated, they are not secure and the unfenced cliff edge is within a couple of minutes walk; the cottage is not on mains water but has a rainwater system which is stored in large underground tanks and is treated by ultra violet light. An initial supply of bottled drinking water from a nearby mains water supply is left for visitors who have any concerns.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.