Inglenook Cottage
Get cosey infront of the wood burner
Double bedroom
Use the wood burner to keep warm whilst cooking
Relax in this spacious lounge
Second double bedroom
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3 / 7  Double bedroom
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5 / 7  Relax in this spacious lounge
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Inglenook Cottage - Swanage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A fantastic traditional 18th century cottage in a lovely coastal location
  • This is a perfect base for a wonderful relaxing family holiday
  • Just a short walk from both the town centre and the glorious sandy beach
  • Perfect for visiting Corfe Castle, Studland and Durleston
  • Enjoy fantastic coastal walks with breath-taking views
  • Ideal for exploring the Isle of Purbeck, the Jurassic Coast or the Isle of Wight
Property code: IC066

Nestling close to the heart of the lovely seaside resort of Swanage this charming and spacious Grade II listed stone cottage retains many original features and is a cosy and comfy holiday home.

This lovely Grade II listed stone cottage stands close to the centre of the seaside resort of Swanage and is less than a five-minute walk from the beach. Here, the golden sand gently slopes into the water making it ideal for paddling and swimming. Swanage has a pleasant centre with a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and public houses. It offers traditional amusements such as Punch and Judy, pedaloes, crazy golf and a Victorian pier which is ideal for fishing, plus a diving school and boat hire. The steam railway at Swanage provides a memorable way of travelling to the nearby historic village of Corfe Castle. The cottage is also in a lovely location for ease of access to coastal walks. The path eastwards takes you across Ballard Down into Studland. The westward route takes you through Durleston, renowned for it flora, fauna and birdlife and on to the small Purbeck villages of Worth Matravers, Kimmeridge and Lulworth. There are panoramic views to be enjoyed on these walks.

Inglenook Cottage is a charming stone property in a small terrace which dates back over 300 years. It stands in a picturesque location in the old High Street. Many original features have been retained including an inglenook fireplace, ancient wooden beams, and beautiful wooden and Purbeck stone flooring. The accommodation is on three floors and has been furnished and equipped with care. It is centrally heated and provides attractive and comfortable accommodation for five adults and one child in three bedrooms.

The cottage has an impressive Georgian front door and a spacious sitting room with an impressive inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. The room is furnished with a comfortable sofa and chairs, a flat screen television with Freeview and DVD player. A fairly narrow staircase leads up from the sitting room to two attractive bedrooms; one double and one single room. A few steps down from the sitting room leads to a double bedroom with a television and DVD player, and a modern shower room with a built in shower, basin and WC. The stairs descend a little further to an open plan, bespoke fitted kitchen with hand made wooden units, oak worktops, attractive Purbeck stone flooring, electric cooker and gas hob, microwave, refrigerator with small freezer section, dishwasher and washing machine. There is also an attractive dining area where meals can be enjoyed.

As the rear of the house is at a lower level, there is direct access from the kitchen into the large garden of the property. Central heating and electricity are at no extra charge. A folding bed, travel cot and high chair can be provided if required. Inglenook Cottage has a large garden which is fully enclosed. There is a pleasant patio area with garden furniture so that visitors can relax in the sunshine, plus an attractive lawn with shrubs. Another garden gate opens from the garden on to a path which leads directly to the front door. (This path may occasionally be used by a neighbour). Cars can be parked for restricted periods immediately outside of the cottage if space permits, and otherwise plenty of parking is available within a three minute walk.

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.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 double (1 with TV/DVD), 1 single (an additional folding bed is available)
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner, inglenook fireplace and TV/DVD in lounge
  • Large enclosed garden with patio
  • Cars may be parked for restricted periods immediately outside of the cottage if space permits
  • Parking is available within a 3 minute walk
  • 2 medium dogs welcome (or 1 if there are 6 guests) - dogs should ideally be crated at night
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Security deposit - £100 per booking
  • Towels for hire
  • Please note the cottage has a narrow staircase
  • A few steps lead into several rooms
  • Close to the centre of Swanage and less than a 5 minute walk from the beach. The town centre is a 3 minute walk away

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jillian 29th June 2019

A very comfortable, incredible well equipped cottage. A great location for visiting the town and surrounding countryside.

Reviewed by Clare 1st June 2019

Lovely character cottage in excellent location. A short walk to the beach and amenities of Swanage. Lots of stairs so wouldnt be suitable for elderly or small children. Had a wonderful stay, thank you!

Reviewed by Mandy 18th May 2019

Be aware many steep stairs in this property not good for small kids or elderly

Reviewed by Rhian 11th May 2019

Not suitable for individuals with mobility problems stairs very narrow and steep Tight squeeze for 6 adults Location excellent

Reviewed by Brenda 9th March 2019

The cottage was very clean and welcoming with a bottle of wine and chocolates for us, (and milk in the fridge). My daughter and myself, (and our dog), spent 2 nights in the cottage. It was very well equipped and very clean. There were instructions for the underfloor heating in the kitchen and everything worked well and was as description. It was anRead more easy walk to the centre of Swanage and many places were dog friendly. Also ideally situated for driving to popular destinations. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 22nd December 2018

We would stay again.

Reviewed by Denise 27th November 2018

The cottage is in a great location close to the shops and beach. The accommodation is on three floors and is suitable for 4 adults and two children and the kitchen has everything you need. The stairs are quite steep with the kitchen downstairs and two of the bedrooms on the top floor so is not suitable for anyone with mobility problems. We had a loRead morevely time and found the cottage very warm and inviting. Hide

Reviewed by Pippa 13th October 2018

Very good cottage for what we needed. Very central and great access to shops. Lots of stairs so make sure you realise this before going. Also paid for 4 lots of towels and only 3 provided and one bed not made. But all this said, lovely house with everything we needed. Nice touch of bottle of wine and chocolates. We could not control the under floorRead more heating in the kitchen but think that was just our inadequacy. Would stay again here but for our two older relatives the stairs were too much. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher Nichols August 2017

Inglenook Cottage is home from home.'To the owners' it's a privilege to be able to stay in your holiday home with our dog Louis. Convenient, stylish with a secure garden provides a relaxing break. Thank you

Reviewed by Ralph Perna July 2017

All excellent would book again

Reviewed by Mrs N Finan August 2015

A fantastic location and a beautiful house to stay in. We loved the area, the beaches are great and the house is so central to Swanage.

Reviewed by Chris Nichols July 2015

We are so at home at this cottage as we have stayed before. Ideally located with all the home comforts you need. 'Thank you' to the owners for sharing this beautiful seaside home that you created. We will see you next year.

Reviewed by April Jones July 2015

Very clean, comfortable and well equipped.

Reviewed by Sally Price July 2015

Very handy for sea front shops & park for walking dogs all with in walk-in distance handy local shop about 100 yards up road trains buses run frequently for sight seeing corf castle village beautiful so quant.

Reviewed by Joachim Durner June 2015

We had great Holidays in a great cottage in a great place to be.

Reviewed by Alan Knowles April 2015

The cottage was very well presented, very light and airy, put the heating and underfloor heating for the kitchen on, the cottage soon gets warm. just a few minutes walk from Swanage shops and seafront. Altogether a very comfortable stay, and the wine and chocolate is a very nice touch.

Reviewed by Jenny Lentz April 2015

If we weren't fit when we went down to Swanage we are now, a lot of stars .great position for town. Beds very comfortable

Reviewed by Kate Hurcombe March 2015

Lovely homely cottage in a great location. Well equipped with everything you could want (including wine, chocolates and milk!). Have already recommended to several friends.

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