Seaviews from the cottage
View towards the cottage
Spacious open plan living space
Relax with a good book or film after a day exploring
Enjoy a meal with a view across the fields
Plenty of space for both
Let in the light and sea air
Comfy bedroom
Tranquil bedroom
Views from the patio
Take in the surrounding countryside
Breathtaking sea views
1 / 12  Seaviews from the cottage
2 / 12  View towards the cottage
3 / 12  Spacious open plan living space
4 / 12  Relax with a good book or film after a day exploring
5 / 12  Enjoy a meal with a view across the fields
6 / 12  Plenty of space for both
7 / 12  Let in the light and sea air
8 / 12  Comfy bedroom
9 / 12  Tranquil bedroom
10 / 12  Views from the patio
11 / 12  Take in the surrounding countryside
12 / 12  Breathtaking sea views

Zig Zag

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Peaceful countryside cottage set in an elevated position boasting far-reaching countryside and sea views
  • A local shop and pub within half a mile
  • Strike out on a picturesque walk along the nearby coastal path
  • Discover the beautiful coastal town of Swanage with its pretty pier
  • Hop on the Swanage Railway to uncover your unspoiled surroundings by steam train
Property code: DC206

Set in an elevated position boasting far-reaching countryside and sea views, this contemporary cottage offers a peaceful retreat whilst sitting close to a variety of fun local attractions.

With spectacular coastal and rural views, this delightful converted stable enjoys a beautifully secluded elevated location just a mile from the heart of the popular seaside town of Swanage. Set on the owner’s smallholding – reached via a single-track farm lane – this cosy hideaway makes a delightful getaway for a couple seeking a tranquil holiday base in fantastic surroundings. With the stunning beaches of Swanage Bay and Durlston Bay within a mile, the cottage is also perfect for exploring Durlston Country Park which is a short walk away (0.5 miles). 

Two steps takes you up onto the terraces which lead you into this pretty single-level holiday home. Entering via the French doors you will find a cosy, inviting and spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The attractive and tastefully decorated lounge is cosily furnished and makes an ideal space to relax in, with a Smart TV, flame effect electric fire and plenty of seating. You can enjoy a romantic meal for two in the dining area which looks out onto the magnificent rural landscape, and the stylish kitchen is perfect for preparing your favourite meals. Exploring further, there’s a charming double bedroom with sea views, a vaulted ceiling and an en-suite shower room. A washing machine and freezer are available in a small barn nearby. Stepping out onto the terrace there’s a seating area for you to enjoy a BBQ or a morning coffee while admiring the views over Durlston Bay. The smallholding is also home to the owner’s livestock, including donkeys.

Swanage features a host of fantastic restaurants, pubs and shops and is close to the historic village of Studland (4 miles) which is home to a beautiful beach and nature reserve. You can also catch a ferry to Brownsea Island (7 miles) or head inland to Corfe Castle (6.5 miles) and The Blue Pool (9 miles).

  • 1 bedroom with 5ft double bed
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • Hob, oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher
  • Washing machine and freezer housed in a separate building
  • Outside seating area and terrace
  • LPG central heating included
  • Electric log burner
  • Off-road parking
  • Smart TV with Now TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and Shop within half a mile
  • BBQ available
  • Short breaks are not available at this property
  • Regret no children

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dianne 25th October 2019

Very comfy and cozy, home from home. Beautiful views, even have donkeys to feed. Peaceful location but near to town, beaches and walks. Hope to return in 2021. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Elaine 18th October 2019

My second stay at ZigZag. The cottage is in a stunning location on the edge of Durlston Country Park, with views over Swanage Bay to the Isle of Wight. Lovely and quiet. The owners are very welcoming & helpful and the accommodation is warm & well laid out with everything you might need. There are great walks from the door and plenty of interesting Read moreplaces to visit just a short car journey away, including RSPB Arne, Durlston Castle, Corfe Castle & Studland. Hide

Reviewed by R 11th October 2019

This is the most wonderful place to stay! Zigzag cottage is one of the most comfortable, cosy and welcoming cottages we have satyed in! The view is to die for, looking out over dry stone walled fields to the ever changing sky and sea. The quality of the furniture and the comfyness of both sofa and beds along with the warmth of the place made our stRead moreay so enjoyable, never mind the weather. We highly recommend this little oiece of heaven! Hide

Reviewed by Peter 4th October 2019

A wonderful cottage with fantastic views

Reviewed by Raymond 30th August 2019

This cottage is perfect for anyone that wants a quiet holiday away from the rest of the world and loves walking. It is in the ideal position for strolling to so many places.

Reviewed by Timothy 23rd August 2019

We had a great week. The cottage was very comfortable, excellently equipped and wonderfully peaceful, with lovely views of the coastline. When there, youd never guess you were so close to Swanage town. Sue was a very helpful host. Thanks! Tim and Vivien

Reviewed by P 19th July 2019

Wonderful peaceful location which gives excellent access to beautiful coastal scenery and walks. Very friendly and helpful owner.

Reviewed by S 12th July 2019

Lovely location and excellent position for walking into Swanage and picking up the coastal path. The cottage was beautifully presented and the owners friendly and approachable. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Carol 21st June 2019

Wonderful location with views of the sea and rolling countryside. Peaceful and relaxing with ample wildlife to watch plus of course the ever present donkeys.

Reviewed by Mrs S Neilson 17th April 2019

Very cosy base for a week walking the Purbeck coastline. Owner Sue greeted us on arrival and answered any queries. The views were wonderful and the comfort of Zig Zag meant we had a wonderful holiday.

Reviewed by Ms J Hatto 15th April 2019

A beautiful location, tranquil but close enough to access local amenities; shops, pubs, restaurants, on foot.

Reviewed by Ms K Powley 17th October 2018

Zig Zag is really lovely, immaculate, spacious and has stylish fittings throughout. Everything is in good condition and the big bed is really comfy. The views from the lounge are stunning and sunrises quite breathtaking.

Reviewed by Mr G Young 14th October 2018

Zig Zag was perfect! The views from the cottage were outstanding and there were so many lovely walks straight from the door. The cottage itself was cosy, clean and had everything we needed for our holiday. The owners were friendly and helpful if needed, but happy to just let you get on with your holiday. We also loved watching the owners donkeys anRead mored horses from the cottage and it was lovely to sit out on the well maintained patio and just look at the views. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Hornsby 31st August 2018

The cottage was in pristine condition and views are unbeatable a gorgeous a place to stay.

Reviewed by Ms E Charlson 31st August 2018

Very well done conversion. Beautifully laid out and decorated with a seaside theme. Cosy and comfortable.

Reviewed by Mr P Dawson 31st August 2018

I think that the cottage ZigZag is wonderful.Comfortable,lovely views,peaceful.I find it perfect.

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