Welcoming open plan living space
Spacious ding/lounge area
Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
Unwind in the master bedroom
Relax in this comfy bedroom
Family bathroom
Cosy twin room
View towards front of cottage
Sunny rear patio area
A warm welcome awaits
Relax with a drink after a day exploring
1 / 11  Welcoming open plan living space
2 / 11  Spacious ding/lounge area
3 / 11  Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
4 / 11  Unwind in the master bedroom
5 / 11  Relax in this comfy bedroom
6 / 11  Family bathroom
7 / 11  Cosy twin room
8 / 11  View towards front of cottage
9 / 11  Sunny rear patio area
10 / 11  A warm welcome awaits
11 / 11  Relax with a drink after a day exploring

Cutter Cottage

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy Dorset cottage lovingly restored to suit the heritage of the building
  • Perfect for both couples and families looking for a beach holiday
  • Close proximity to the pubs, popular for both food and entertainment
  • Beach is just a short walk from the property, ideal for surfers and sunbathers
  • Electric log burner gives the cosiness and romance of a log burner without the hassle
  • Swanage is close to many attractions including Old Harry Rocks and Durlston Country Park
Property code: DC044

Stunning cottage conversion situated in the heart of the coastal town of Swanage, just a short walk from the picturesque sandy beach.

Located close to the centre of Swanage, this quaint and cheerful Grade II-listed property makes a lovely hideaway for a couple or a small family wanting to enjoy this beautiful part of Dorset. The cottage is one of several properties – including the nearby Ship Inn – which have been converted from the town’s Ship Hotel and has been beautifully furnished and decorated. The golden sandy beach is just a few hundred metres away and there are plenty of great restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and shops nearby.

On entering this pretty cottage, you will find yourself in the welcoming and attractive open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The cosy lounge has plenty of seating so you can enjoy a movie or a catch up with a good book. There’s a charming dining area, and the stylish kitchen is perfect for preparing any meal. Heading upstairs there are two charming bedrooms with oak floors. The double room has a TV/DVD, and the twin room can be made up as a 6’ double on prior request. A door from the first-floor landing leads out onto the small open courtyard seating area which is shared with the neighbouring properties and provides a lovely spot for a morning coffee.

The cottage is perfect for exploring Swanage and is just a few hundred metres from both Stone Quay and the Victorian-era pier. The beautiful Studland Beach lies to the north (4 miles), or you can head south to explore Durlston Country Park (1 mile). Other local attractions include Corfe Castle (6 miles), Brownsea Island (7 miles) and the Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve (8.5 miles). There are numerous beautiful beaches nearby including Kimmeridge Bay (11.5 miles) and Chapman’s Pool (5.5 miles), or you could discover landmarks and attractions including Smedmore House (9 miles), Dancing Ledge (3 miles) and Old Harry Rocks (4 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Open-plan sitting/dining/kitchen area with bay window
  • Sitting area has a flame-effect log burner
  • TV
  • Oven and hob, fridge and microwave
  • Small un-enclosed courtyard seating area within the communal grounds
  • Parking for one car in a small garage (71” high, 190” long, 82” wide)
  • Nearest shop 50 yards away, nearest pub 20 yards away, beach 200 yards away, stone quay 100 yards away
  • Regret no dogs
  • Central heating
  • Wi-Fi available

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by K 28th June 2019

The property is close to the beach and shops, with plenty of places to eat and drink nearby. Comfortable, with all the necessities for an enjoyable stay. Small hamper of bread , milk etc provided which is handy for a cup of tea on arrival Garage is small but there is usually spaces in nearby streets.

Reviewed by Mrs W Davies 12th March 2019

Cutter Cottage is a delight, they have thought of everything and it is extremely comfortable and in the perfect location.

Reviewed by Ms E Charlson 2nd January 2019

Loved the cottage, very well maintained and the extra touches were much appreciated, especially the fresh flowers and chocolate. An excellent position for the town and the sea, with many great local walks. The only downside was that the garage was very small and the approach difficult due to the cars parked in the courtyard. On the last day, havRead moreing succeeded in using the garage safely all week, I badly damaged my car by misjudging the angle of entry. Hide

Reviewed by Dr C Boreham 26th October 2018

Really cute cottage - really close to the beach with excellent access to walking routes. Close drive to Lulworth. The cottage itself was bright and airy, clean and good facilities. Car parking is available although garage is small - but nearby streets had plenty of free spaces. Some outdoor seating at the back of the cottage, but no garden (howeverRead more not really missed given all the countryside around you!!!). Hide

Reviewed by Mrs J Richards 26th September 2018

Wonderful accommodation - clean, nicely furnished and close to shops and mostly importantly the sea

Reviewed by Ms N Brunning 31st August 2018

Lovely little cottage with everything we needed. The flowers, bread, butter, oil, tea, coffee, sugar etc were really welcoming and will help us pack next time we book (I expect we will!). It was also good to have spare toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets and even washing machine liquid. Kids were catered well for with a set of nice melamine bowls and Read morecups and small cutlery, as well as bucket and spade, DVDs and games! The garage was a tight squeeze even for our Honda Civic, but there was enough to do locally so we didn't need to get the car out again until we left. Hide

Reviewed by Mr D Howarth 31st August 2018

Beautifully presented & well equipped. One minor issue, the main lock on the upstairs back door couldnt be unlocked from the inside. This could be a fire safety issue.

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