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View towards the property
The living area with comfortable seating and TV
Views from within the property
Double bedroom on the second floor
Superb sea views from the third bedroom
Breathtaking views from the bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom with a view of the bay
Bunk bedroom found on the first floor
Kitchen equipped with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, refrigerator, small freezer and washing machine
Dining table in the kitchen area
Tiled shower room and WC
A lovely walled courtyard-style front garden overlooking the ocean
Outdoor furniture is provided so that meals can be enjoyed outside whilst enjoying the captivating views across the sea
The property offering captivating sea views
1 / 15  View towards the property
2 / 15  The living area with comfortable seating and TV
3 / 15  Views from within the property
4 / 15  Double bedroom on the second floor
5 / 15  Superb sea views from the third bedroom
6 / 15  Breathtaking views from the bedroom
7 / 15  Double bedroom
8 / 15  Double bedroom with a view of the bay
9 / 15  Bunk bedroom found on the first floor
10 / 15  Kitchen equipped with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, refrigerator, small freezer and washing machine
11 / 15  Dining table in the kitchen area
12 / 15  Tiled shower room and WC
13 / 15  A lovely walled courtyard-style front garden overlooking the ocean
14 / 15  Outdoor furniture is provided so that meals can be enjoyed outside whilst enjoying the captivating views across the sea
15 / 15  The property offering captivating sea views

Sea Shanty Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 3 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
VE 3 star Gold
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
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

  • Old stone coastguard cottage on the waterfront at Swanage Bay
  • Delightfully situated with captivating sea views
  • Lovely walled courtyard area overlooking the sea
  • Short walk into Swanage, best known for its large bay and sandy beach
  • Swanage Steam Railway links to the historic village of Corfe Castle
  • Not far to spectacular walks along the Jurassic coast
Property code: IC111

Old coastguard cottage delightfully situated on a lovely small peninsular at Swanage Bay with breath-taking sea views. The perfect place to explore this stunning region and its wonderful walks.

This lovely old coastguard cottage is peacefully situated on a small peninsular on the west side of Swanage Bay. It has spectacular sea views from the two main bedrooms and sitting room. The various restaurants, public houses and shops, plus the sandy beach of Swanage are within a five-minute stroll. Swimming, boating and paddling can be enjoyed here as well as fishing and diving. This is a wonderful walking area; there is almost direct access to the coastal path which extends westwards to Durlston and on to Worth Matravers, Kimmeridge and Lulworth. The Swanage Steam Railway service links the coastal resort with the historic village of Corfe Castle.

Sea Shanty is one of a small terrace of traditional stone cottages. It provides lovely accommodation for six people in three bedrooms. On the ground floor there is a sitting room with two sofas and a wall mounted television with Freeview; a fitted kitchen equipped with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, refrigerator, small freezer and washing machine. Stairs lead up to the first floor where there is a double bedroom with open sea views across the bay. On the same floor there is a tiled shower room with a built in shower, basin and WC. There is also a bunk bedroom.

A further flight of stairs leads up to a spacious third bedroom with a double bed and superb sea views. All the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes. A travel cot and high chair can be made available. The cottage is heated with a combination of storage heaters and electric radiators. A second shower room with WC and basin is in an outbuilding which can be accessed via the kitchen door, and is up a small flight of seven fairly steep steps. This is ideal for use when returning from the beach. The cottage has a walled courtyard style area at the front of the cottage overlooking the sea, with garden furniture so that meals can be eaten outside whilst enjoying the wonderful open views across the sea. The sea is only a stone's throw away.

One car parking permit is provided for the cottage so that visitors can park one car at the rear of the cottages. Please note that access to the cottage is down a short fairly steep slope. It is not really suitable for people with walking issues. There is a bus service available from Swanage with links to Corfe Castle, Wareham, Poole and Bournemouth. The bus route via Studland and the floating bridge is particularly attractive. Bird lovers may enjoy Brownsea Island and also the RSPB site at Arne.

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 bunk bed
  • 2 shower rooms - 1 shower room with built-in shower and a WC, 1 shower room with WC at the top of steep flight of steps
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave, refrigerator, small freezer, washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels can be provided at an additional charge
  • 1 road parking permit for 1 car
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Regret no pets
  • Short walk to shops, pubs and restaurants
  • TV in living area
  • Access to the cottage is down a short, fairly steep slope.

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4
Overall equipment
4
Overall comfort
4.3
Overall location
4.9

Reviewed by A 4th November 2019

Wonderful location.

Reviewed by Karen 21st September 2019

Love this cottage 2nd time there and booked for next year previll point is a stunning location half a mile from Swanage it gives you the feeling of being away from everyone the views are stunning even when it rains the cottage is very cosy and family friendly. It was lovely just to leave the car car and walk everywhere. Steps and stairs every whereRead more and slippery walk if you take the coast into Swanage not ideal if you are are disabled ,the family loved it Hide

Reviewed by Julie 14th September 2019

We very much enjoyed our holiday at Sea Shanty and were sooooo lucky with the weather, a whole week of blue skies and high pressure. We have stayed at other of the cottages in this location and it suits us very well. We love it. The cottage was fine for the three of us, as Mum had the first floor bedroom and we were in the loft room. No wi-fi was nRead moreot a problem for us as I just used my own data for Googling things, but might put off some families. Hide

Reviewed by Kay 7th September 2019

Excellent location and very well equipped cottage that made stay easier. Cot and high chair good, hire towels quality good. Only negative was that cleanliness could have been better, bathroom and parts of kitchen didnt look or feel particularly clean. Wouldnt stop me booking again but I would be prepared to idea Id want to clean a bit when I arriveRead more ! Hide

Reviewed by David 31st August 2019

Wonderful location, great cottage with everything you need to enjoy your holiday. It is a 10 minute into Swanage.

Reviewed by Sarah 10th August 2019

Simply wonderful location loved it. Already rebooked for next year

Reviewed by Tessa 3rd August 2019

This holiday was amazing. The accommodation was fantastic and the location was ideal. The touch of the bottle of wine, eggs and cookies was lovely. Weve already booked for 2020 whilst we were there. Its set up for families. We have a 5 year old and a 7 month old and it was perfect for both. We cannot recommend this holiday cottage enough.

Reviewed by Jen 27th July 2019

Had a fabulous holiday.

Reviewed by Carol 8th June 2019

Lovely little cottage with amazing views.

Reviewed by Jane 18th May 2019

Great cottage! Loved the garden and the location best. The biscuits and wine were a lovely touch and a very comfortable bed!

Reviewed by Paul 20th April 2019

A comfortable cottage in a fantastic location.

Reviewed by Nick 23rd March 2019

Had a lovely stay at Sea Shanty - a traditional coastguard's cottage with amazing views across Swanage Bay from the patio at the front of the property. It's about a half-mile walk into town, making this a peaceful, secluded place to stay with everything close at hand (though some may find the route by the sea a bit slippery!). For us it was a brillRead moreiant escape in an unrivalled location right on the seafront. Blessed with brilliant weather. Would love to be back soon. Hide

Reviewed by Klaus 2nd March 2019

We stayed in this beautiful cottage for our 1st holiday in England and were very comfy. The facilities were perfect for us and our two young children. We enjoyed spending time looking out at the wonderful views and lifeboat launches. The waterfront location is only a short stroll from the stunning town and was just perfect. The owners gave us a fanRead moretastic welcome, which included an incredibly tasty Blackcurrant butter, biscuits and a bottle of fine red wine. We were so sorry to leave, thx a lot! Hide

Reviewed by Steve 16th February 2019

Very tidy and clean rooms and bedding, lots of wardrobe and cupboard space. Excellent location next the sea and lifeboat station and lovely walks. Also great second hand books for sale in the watchtower on Pevril Point.

Reviewed by Barry 11th February 2019

Very good but not for those with any sort of walking problems even if not considered disabled

Reviewed by Andrew 2nd February 2019

A excellent location for views and a nice easy walk into town. a very comfortable cottage.

Reviewed by Karen 19th January 2019

Cozy cottage right by the sea in a quite location fantastic views , we stayed in January and had a lovely time, well stocked warm home . We would love to come back in the spring and sit out side . If you like to wake up to a view then you will not be disappointed

Reviewed by Kevin 12th January 2019

Perfect location , clean and very well equipped cottage , at a very reasonable price highly recommended

Reviewed by Michael 22nd December 2018

Cottage in good position and comfortable but stairs very steep .

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View towards the property
The living area with comfortable seating and TV
Views from within the property
Double bedroom on the second floor
Superb sea views from the third bedroom
Breathtaking views from the bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom with a view of the bay
Bunk bedroom found on the first floor
Kitchen equipped with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, refrigerator, small freezer and washing machine
Dining table in the kitchen area
Show 3 moreTiled shower room and WC

Location

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