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Providence Cottage - Swanage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 4 star Gold
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Grade II listed fisherman’s cottage
  • Located in the old part of Swanage, just a stone’s throw from the sea
  • Enjoys far-reaching views of the Isle of Wight
  • Close to boutique-style shops, wine bars, public houses and restaurants
  • Attractions include the Steam Railway and Victorian pier
  • Explore nearby Corfe Castle, Poole, and Bournemouth
Property code: IC098

Situated in the narrow, stone streets of old Swanage, with only a short walk taking you down to the sandy beach, this fisherman’s cottage makes an excellent family base.

Providence Cottage is less than a one minute walk from the sea, and is attractively located in the narrow streets of old Swanage - a small coastal resort. This is a traditionally built, stone Purbeck property, Grade II listed, and was originally a Fisherman's cottage. Within a five-minute walk visitors can enjoy almost all the amenities Swanage has to offer, with its attractive Victorian pier, its sandy beach which is ideal for paddling, swimming and boating, its seaside entertainment, plus a variety of boutique style shops, wine bars, public houses and restaurants. There is also easy access to the Steam Railway which links Swanage with the historic village of Corfe Castle, plus bus services to the Purbeck villages, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Poole and Bournemouth. Visitors may also appreciate having a private parking space next to the cottage in the centre of Swanage.

This lovely stone cottage offers attractive and comfortable accommodation on three floors for six people in three bedrooms. It is centrally heated and has been furnished to a high standard. On the ground floor there is: a sitting room with comfortable sofas and an armchair, Smart TV with Blu-ray and DVD player, an open fire; an open plan dining room; a shower room with a large walk in shower, basin and WC; a utility area with a washing machine and freezer; a galley style, bespoke fitted kitchen equipped with wooden units, oak work tops, a gas hob, electric cooker, integrated microwave, refrigerator with ice box and dishwasher. (The kitchen has a single narrow point at the entrance of 19 inches).

Stairs lead up to the first floor where there is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom with basin, and family shower room with a large walk in shower, basin and WC. A further flight of stairs leads to another bedroom with a king-size bed and views across rooftops of the sea, with the Isle of Wight clearly visible in the distance. A folding bed can be added into this room, and a travel cot and high chair may be provided. Central heating, electricity and WiFi internet connected at no extra charge.

Providence Cottage has a walled and gated courtyard with garden furniture provided so that meals can be enjoyed outside in the sunshine. There is a raised area within the courtyard with parking space for one car up to a height of 6ft. (Children do need to be closely supervised in the courtyard as there is an unfenced drop between the parking area and garden).

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 2 shower rooms with WCs
  • Gas hob, electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and freezer
  • Open fire
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach, shops and restaurants all within walking distance
  • TV/DVD

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Jill Blaine November 2017

Lovely warm comfortable clean cottage in great location and area. Very well equipped with all you need, it helped make our stay in Swanage very enjoyable we would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.

Reviewed by Shirley Toop November 2017

Such a cute cottage, really well furnished and very cosy. Very welcoming interiors. Lovely to be able to have so many restaurants within walking distance

Reviewed by Alison Newport August 2017

Lovely location and cottage feel but kitchen very small for property size. Decor very modern and fresh and parking space a great benefit (even though very tight). Close to town and seafront but noisy on a few evenings as carnival week celebrations.

Reviewed by Richard Sheath March 2017

Great cottage in a perfect location. All requirements met to ensure hassle free holiday.

Reviewed by Michael Roberts March 2016

Wow what a location and what a beautifully restored cottage - gorgeously decorated, everything we needed provided and so central it was the perfect place for our family (with 3 yr old) to holiday in. Kitchen bits, kids equipment, games, fire logs, parking, everything we needed. Can't wait to return.

Reviewed by Linda Sharman December 2015

Comfortable welcoming cottage in very convenient location near beach and shops. We stayed in December and the cottage was beautifully decorated for Christmas. We appreciated everything was left for us to light the fire and relax. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Sanderson August 2015

Fabulous cottage. Really appreciated that the owners thought about what it feels like to be in a rental cottage so little things like tea towels and washing liquid and hand wash were provided. Well equipped kitchen. Lovely decor and a real home from home. Kids loved being so near beach

Reviewed by Paul Butler July 2015

Smart decor and very comfortable. Lovely location.

Reviewed by Tamsyn Brown June 2015

My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Providence Cottage. Clean, tidy and pleasant accommodation in a great location. Would definitely recommend.

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Location

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