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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
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
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 and an Alexa
  • Washing machine and freezer housed in a separate building
  • Outside seating area and terrace
  • Electric log burner
  • Off-road parking
  • Smart TV
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and Shop within half a mile
  • BBQ available
  • Short breaks are not available at this property
  • Regret no children
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Vivien 14th October 2022

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Beatifully presented and maintained property in an unrivalled location with glorious sunrise views across the sea towards the Isle of Wight. Coastal walks from the door yet only 15 mins stroll into Swanage town centre and seafront. Plenty of space inside and out to relax and appreciate the views whatever the weather. Sue and Chris both friendly andRead more accomodating. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 30th September 2022

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Excellent property and location a most enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Lynn 16th September 2022

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Zig Zag is just perfect. Amazing location, views, peace and quiet....our second time here....we will be back for a third visit...our happy place !!

Reviewed by Victor 9th September 2022

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The property was excellent in every respect.

Reviewed by Noelle 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Stephen 29th July 2022

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What a gem !!! Our only regret is that we only booked one week, but that will be rectified when we return. Very clean, extremely comfortable and furnished to a very high standard. Sue and Chris lovely hosts. Views amazing, very peaceful. Cannot wait to return.

Reviewed by Margaret 22nd July 2022

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This week's holiday at Zig Zag was not long enough. We didn't want to come home. It was so lovely, peaceful, so comfortable and the view is wonderful. We felt calm and chilled the moment we arrived. The cottage has absolutely everything that you could need. The bed is very comfortable, we slept so well. This is a magical place to stay. The donkeys Read moreare adorable and came to the gate everyday for carrots. The walk to the High Street and to the beach took about 25 mins. The pub about 15 minutes. Hide

Reviewed by MARGARET 27th May 2022

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This property has been very thoughtfully presented. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped with high quality furnishings and utensils. The bed and seating were very comfortable. The jewel in the crown was the magnificent view from the patio, which looked out over the sea to the Isle of Wight on the horizon. Finally, we would mention the owner, whoRead more went out of his way to help us and was very understanding when we accidentally set fire to the kettle. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 20th May 2022

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The cottage was fantastic with amazing views. Could not have hoped for a better equipped place to stay, The welcome pack was much appreciated. Would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by James 13th May 2022

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Excellent accommodation with very welcoming owners, could not fault anything.Great walking country straight from the door, never needed to use the car. View exceptional with donkeys, deer, sheep and lots of birds and the sea in the distance. Would highly recommend Zig Zag.

Reviewed by Pete 6th May 2022

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A lovely cottage with beautiful views and lots of places within easy reach to visit. Ideally located for walks along the Dorset Coast Path.

Reviewed by John 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by William 15th April 2022

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Second visit. Fabulous property and owners. Will be back next year

Reviewed by Marie 8th April 2022

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Absolutely beautiful location with direct views out to sea. Really feels you are out in the countryside but actually only a short walk down the hill into Swanage. We visited in April and it was very tranquil with not a sound from the town. Could only hear the birds in the surrounding countryside and occasional walkers heading to the nearby coastal Read morepath. Lovely spotless cottage to relax and unwind. Hide

Reviewed by William 22nd October 2021

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As above, just perfect. Great location for walks, scenery and peace. A hidden gem. Book early you wont be disappointed!

Reviewed by Diana 1st October 2021

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Zig Zag is a gem. Great access to walks & handy for many other places to visit in the wider Dorset countryside along with good country pubs for a pit stop.

Reviewed by Reg 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Peter 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Keith 10th September 2021

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Very tasteful decorated and had every thing that you needed. Loved the donkeys .

Reviewed by Christine 20th August 2021

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This was our second 2 week stay at ZigZag and we enjoyed it just as much as the first. The kitchen is modern and well equipped, the living area is bright and comfortable, the views are fab, the garden is lovely and private with decent sun beds and cushions (other cottage owners take note, when on holiday it is nice to be able to sunbathe even in thRead moree UK). There are good restaurants in Swanage but do book to ensure a table, Castaways and McKenzies were our favourites. Hide

Reviewed by Vicky 16th July 2021

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Simply amazing - beautiful cottage and location. We even enjoyed the walk up the hill to the cottage as it helped burn some holiday calories!

Reviewed by Lynn 9th July 2021

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This cottage is wonderful. Everything you need and a view to die for.........the donkeys are an added bonus! I can highly recommend Zig Zag...........so much in fact that we have already re-booked for next year.

Reviewed by Raymond 2nd July 2021

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Excellent place for a quiet holiday and yet a brilliant hub for the rest of Dorset.

Reviewed by Elaine 11th June 2021

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Fanastis accomadation, views were wonderful.Everything about the cottage and position was wonderful.

Reviewed by Maggie 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Jennifer 14th May 2021

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Lovely week, very comfortable accommodation with beautiful views!

Reviewed by Charlotte 30th April 2021

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A very clean bright and airy property in a lovely peaceful location with far reaching views of coast and countryside. Ideal for walkers and naturalists. Well located for exploring the coast around Durlston and the Purbeck hills.

Reviewed by Andy 23rd April 2021

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Excellently equipped property in a great location with helpful and friendly hosts. Great walk local and further along the coast to see the best of Dorset.

Reviewed by Carol 16th April 2021

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Spot on everything was set up like home from home felt very relaxed

Reviewed by Peter 23rd December 2020

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Very comfortable, well equipped. Lovely position over looking both countryside and the sea. Very friendly and helpful owners. It was a joy to see the owners sheep and to feed the donkeys with carrots plus viewing other wildlife. Its a great area for walkers and bikers.

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