View towards the property
Lounge area offering open fire
Delightful double on the first floor
Charming twin on the first floor
Walkin shower and WC
Enjoy dinner as a family or group in the open-plan dining room
Walk in shower and WC
King-size bedroom with beautiful views across the sea of the Isle of Wight
The kitchen offering a gas hob, electric cooker, integrated microwave, fridge and dishwasher
1 / 9  View towards the property
2 / 9  Lounge area offering open fire
3 / 9  Delightful double on the first floor
4 / 9  Charming twin on the first floor
5 / 9  Walkin shower and WC
6 / 9  Enjoy dinner as a family or group in the open-plan dining room
7 / 9  Walk in shower and WC
8 / 9  King-size bedroom with beautiful views across the sea of the Isle of Wight
9 / 9  The kitchen offering a gas hob, electric cooker, integrated microwave, fridge and dishwasher

Providence Cottage - Swanage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold Award
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
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

  • 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 (at an additional cost), 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
  • Towels included
  • Travel cot and highchair available (please request at time of booking)
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach, shops and restaurants all within walking distance
  • TV/DVD

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sharon 11th October 2019

Providence Cottage is based in the perfect location in Swanage just a few steps away from the seaside. The cottage has everything a family could need and more.

Reviewed by Donna 2nd August 2019

5 of us stayed here for a week at the beginning of August. The cottage is perfectly located less than 5 minutes from the sea front and a lovely selection of restaurants. It is well equipped and has a lovely feel. We caught the end of the carnival which we enjoyed. Swanage is a traditional seaside resort with a lovely beach, amusements, steam train Read moreto Corfe castle and crabbing! There is lots to do within a 1 hour drive, Bovington tank museum, monkey world, Brownsea Island and Kingston Lacey. Hide

Reviewed by Julia 5th July 2019

Great location - close to shops and the sea front.

Reviewed by Shirley 21st June 2019

Our 3rd visit, great cottage, excellent location and always glad to be back, a great find.

Reviewed by Shelley 29th March 2019

Very comfortable cottage for 3 adults and two children. Location was especially good for the shops and the beach. Swanage is a good location for the steam train, Corfe castle, Kingston Lacey and many more interesting visits.

Reviewed by Michael 22nd March 2019

The cottage is in a great location for all local amenities and there is a lot to do from the door without the need for a car.

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