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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
  • 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).

  • 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
  • TV/DVD
  • Close to boutique-style shops, wine bars, public houses, restaurants and the beach
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mary 22nd July 2022

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Providence cottage was a perfect base for our holiday in Swanage. Quiet, well equipped and stylish, with a location that could not have been more central! Having a private parking space was a real bonus; our BMW X1 fitted in without any problem. The outside space was also great; our grandson was able to toddle around happily, and both a high chair Read moreand cot were provided. The welcome pack of essentials included Prosecco too. Would thoroughly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Marion 10th June 2022

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Had a wonderful week Looking forward to going again

Reviewed by Valerie 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Jeff 20th May 2022

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May 2022. Great location, comfy beds, lovely welcome hamper. Congratulations to the photographer who took pictures for website who made all the rooms appear twice as big as they really are. Ridiculous kitchen, filthy oven. Slippery floors in showers. Uninviting outside area needs de-weeding and rusting metal furniture replacing. Don't expect to getRead more any sleep on Fri, Sat, or Sun nights before 11.30pm or later due to revellers at nightclub. We won't be returning. Have a lovely holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Maggie 13th May 2022

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This is a very comfortable cottage in a great location. Tastefully decorated. Nice and warm when it is chilly outside and some outside space to chill in the sunshine. There were four adults and two small children in our party and it worked perfectly. Two spacious showers with good water pressure and plenty of hot water! Lovely comfy beds. Very cleaRead moren on arrival and an abundant food hamper to welcome us. Such a special touch, we used everything! No complaints at all. Cant wait to return. Hide

Reviewed by Margot 8th April 2022

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Reviewed by Angela 18th February 2022

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Great location as the centre of Swansea, the beach, pubs, shops, restaurants and takeaways are all within very easy walking distance. Very comfortable cottage with a lovely log fire. Parking space was a bit tight for our Volvo XC70, but we found that we didn't need to use the car during the week. The lovely welcome pack was most appreciated.

Reviewed by Alessandra 14th January 2022

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Nice cottage in a very good location. Although only one parking space, street parking is available nearby. Swanage is a lovely town with easily accessible cafes and pubs from the cottage. Coastal walking from the cottage without having to drive anywhere was a bonus.

Reviewed by Sandra 26th November 2021

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Warm and cosy cottage with one very small parking space. Adequately equipped but expect a narrow kitchen with high cupboards which can be quite difficult to reach (as one member of our party found). Brilliant location so close to shops, pubs and restaurants. Good value for money.

Reviewed by keith 19th November 2021

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Reviewed by Pauline 8th November 2021

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Clear instructions on how to find the cottage. Fantastic home from home, warm and comfortable. A lovely welcome hamper greeted us. Would definitely recommend to others. The kitchen has everything provided. The location is excellent. Plenty of places to eat and drink in the area. Lots of hiking trails and local busses to sightsee. This was perfect fRead moreor us because we could just park the car at the cottage and enjoy our holiday without using the car. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 8th October 2021

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A really comfortable cottage. A great place to stay.

Reviewed by David 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Madelaine 24th September 2021

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Brilliant location

Reviewed by Linda 3rd September 2021

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Lovely cosy cottage in an ideal location, short walking distance to shops, beach & pubs/restaurants. All equipment in house you could need with a parking space which an added bonus these days. Would definitely return

Reviewed by Anne 27th August 2021

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Fantastic location and lovely cottage but let down by cleanliness

Reviewed by Emma 6th August 2021

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A lovely cottage in a great location. The welcome hamper and welcome note are a lovely touch.A real home from home couldnt have wished for anything more .

Reviewed by Annette 30th July 2021

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Homely cottage, great spot just a walk into Swanage, everything you need for a great weeks stay.

Reviewed by Sali 16th July 2021

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Gorgeous and sympathetically decorated cottage in excellent location close to shops and the beach. A bit tricky for parking as we had two cars but with a bit of concentration it was possible to find a spot on Park Road nearby.

Reviewed by Clive 2nd July 2021

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Nice cottage in ideal position. Just a little more attention to detail between customers.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Ruth 18th June 2021

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Providence cottage location ideal for the sea front, and town where you are amongst plenty of restaurants and coffee shops. Very clean and a welcoming hamper on arrival. Lovely touch.

Reviewed by Chris 21st May 2021

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Lovely cottage in a fantastic location in Swanage. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Lucy 23rd April 2021

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A really lovely cottage in the perfect location to explore Swanage and the surrounding area.

Reviewed by Audrey 16th April 2021

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Warm and welcoming

Reviewed by Michael 7th December 2020

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We had a wonderful, cosy time in the cottage, with lots of walking and places to visit, would definitely visit again

Reviewed by Peter 30th October 2020

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Very warm and comfortable. Very good location near all facilities and very good having own parking space. Very good instructions for finding the house.

Reviewed by David 2nd October 2020

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Position is excellent, car parking very handy, cottage is nice and warm, it's difficult to get large suitcases up and down the narrow stairs, so take two small ones. Top floor could be difficult to those with disability.

Reviewed by Andrew 4th September 2020

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Great cottage and location. Should have been cleaner. We would Happily visit again when there is a suitable ramp to the parking space (which damaged the car).

Reviewed by Justine 28th August 2020

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Lovely cottage. Full of character, homely touches & clean. Great to have off street parking. Central location, 1 minute walk to main shops, pubs & restaurants.

Reviewed by Sue 21st August 2020

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Lovely cottage in a great position.

Reviewed by Laura 7th August 2020

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Great location close to the beach. Loved waking up to the sound of the seagulls every morning. The weather was glorious.

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