Swanage holiday cottages available for self catering holidays on Purbeck in Coastal Dorset sleeping 5 to 9 people in 3 to 4 bedrooms . The coastal town of Swanage is famous for its long sandy beach popular with families and the traditional seaside town atmosphere enhanced by the small shops, seaside seafood restaurants and Swanage Pier. Swanage is a great location from which to explore the rest of Purbeck which can include taking the traditional steam railway. For more information about visit the Holiday Information below the selection of cottages.
Lovely fishermans cottage located in the old part of Swanage within a one minute walk of the sea. Swanage is a small resort with a sandy beach which is ideal for paddling, swimming and boating. The cottage has accommodation on 3 floors and there are views across the sea to the Isle of Wight from the top floor. The cottage has two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom plus a small courtyard garden and parking for one car. View Providence Cottage Swanage Dorset
This delightful stone cottage with the green front door is beautifully situated overlooking the large scenic mill pond in the pretty, old part of Swanage. The pond is home to ducks and moorhens and is beside the charming church of St Mary’s. This is a lovely peaceful setting with no passing traffic. The cottage is within a pleasant 5 minute stroll of the beautiful sandy beach of the small seaside resort. View My Home on The Pond Cottage Swanage Dorset
Sanjernin is a detached bungalow within a 20 minute walk of the lovely sandy beach at Swanage – a wonderful spot to swim or paddle with the sand gently sloping into the water. This small resort offers all the traditional entertainments of ‘Punch & Judy’, pedalos and candy floss. Fishing can be enjoyed from the attractive Victorian pier and there is also a centre for diving. View Sanjernin Cottage Swanage Dorset
This lovely Elizabethan stone cottage enjoys an attractive position just on the edge of the charming purbeck village of Langton Matravers and within a few minutes drive of the seaside resort of Swanage with its wonderful sandy beach and traditional entertainments. Langton Matravers still retains its village shop/post office and public house with meals, local beers and ciders within 5 minutes walk. View Tudor Rose Cottage Langton Matravers Dorset
This lovely grade II listed stone cottage stands close to the centre of Swanage and is less than a 5 minute walk from the beach. Here the golden sand gently slopes into the water making it ideal for paddling and swimming. The town centre is a 3 minute walk away and is particularly pleasant with its small shops, various restaurants, cafes and public houses. View Inglenook Cottage Swanage Dorset
The Bakery Cottage is a lovely stone property which stands in the centre of the charming village of Langton Matravers amidst beautiful Purbeck countryside and within a few minutes drive of the sandy beach of the small resort of Swanage. The village is fortunate to have a shop and two public houses. Wonderful walks to the coast and downland View The Bakery Cottage Langton Matravers Dorset
Beautiful secluded stone house, in the centre of Langton Matravers, with lovely views of the downs, wonderful walking and cycling area. Public house, church and village shop within a few minutes walk. The beautiful Jurassic Coastline and sea at Dancing Ledge is a 20 minute walk away and the small resort of Swanage, with its lovely sandy beach, is within a 5 minute drive. This property has a wonderful English Country House feel. It has been furnished and equipped with great care to provide very charming accommodation. French doors open on to a beautiful courtyard and garden where visitors can relax. Parking for 3 cars. View Flagstones Cottage Langton Matravers Dorset
Green Leas is situated in the Purbeck village of Langton Matravers and is in a lovely walking area - less than a 10 minute walk of Priests Way and within a 15 minute walk of the coastal path and the sea at Dancing Ledge. The sandy beach of the small coastal resort of Swanage is only 3 or 4 minutes drive away. Langton Matravers has a village shop, public house, small museum and lovely church. View Green Leas Cottage Langton Matravers Dorset
Delightfully situated old coastguard cottage on the waterfront at Swanage Bay. Open sea views from the two double bedrooms and sitting room. Visitors can also relax in the front garden with the sea a short stone's throw away. This lovely old stone cottage has two double bedrooms, 1 bunk bedroom and a family shower room with built in shower, basin and w.c; comfortable sitting room with sofa, arm chairs and wall mounted flat screen television; fitted kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, refrigerator, freezer. Visitors also have access to an outside shower room with w.c and basin which is great when you come in from the beach. The sandy beach of Swanage bay is withing a 5 minute walk. The cottage is situated on a lovely small peninsular on the west side of the bay. Wonderful wa... View Sea Shanty Cottage Swanage Dorset
This wonderful property is, as the name suggests, The Coach House to the manor house known as Leeson. It is beautifully placed on the southern edge of the Isle of Purbeck village of Langton Matravers with delightful open views from the upper rooms and garden across fields to Swanage Bay. In a wonderful walking and cycling area, less than a 5 minute drive of the sandy beach of Swanage. View The Coach House Leeson Langton Matravers Dorset
Central Villa is attractively situated in a small lane in the centre of the lovely seaside town of Swanage. The sea is less than a 2 minute walk away. Swanage is renowned for its sandy beach and beautiful bay set amidst wonderful Purbeck countryside. This is part of the Jurassic coast and is a fantastic walking area. The coastal path, which is only 2 minutes walk away, leads westwards to the pretty Dorset villages of Langton & Worth Matravers, Kimmeridge and Lulworth. View Central Villa Swanage Dorset
Seascape stands within a stones throw of the sea and enjoys lovely open sea views from several rooms. These views are panoramic, extending across the whole bay, from Ballard Down on the East to the westward extremity of Peveril point. The sandy beach of Swanage bay is only a half minute walk away. Here visitors can enjoy swimming, paddling and boating. View Seascape Cottage Swanage Dorset
Wonderful views over countryside to the Purbeck Hills from this comfortable and spacious house. Burr Bank stands close to the centre of the charming traditional Purbeck village of Langton Matravers. It is within a few minutes walk of the handsome church, village shop, small museum and public house. Stay in to enjoy the garden and gaze over fields, woods and hills or go out to explore the delightful coast and countryside of Purbeck. A fabulous network of footpaths and bridleways invites exploration - the south west coast path at Dancing Ledge is one mile over the fields. Sandy beaches at Studland (5 miles) and Swanage (2 miles). View Burr Bank Cottage Langton Matravers Dorset
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Swanage has been a holiday destination since the early 19th Century and Swanage became known for a temperate climate and pleasant bay for swimming. Nowadays Swanage is the principle holiday destination this part of Dorset. The long sandy beach and picturesque seaside town atmosphere draw in summer visitors as well as those wishing to walk, cycle and enjoy the surrounding countryside all year around.
Swanage is ideally located with Studland to the North, the coastal path running off to the South West and the expanse of beautiful countryside extending back from behind the town to the West.
The town of Swanage has a number of notable attractions. Popular with those of all ages is the Swanage Steam Railway which takes passengers across Purbeck to the historic village of Corfe Castle.The town also has a number of small parks and gardens scattered along the sea front which afford a great view of the sea and are liberally scattered with stone benches. A number of historic buildings and sites are found in the older part of Swanage and notable amongst these include the Wellington Clock Tower and the Swanage Mill Pond surrounded with pretty stone cottages. For the more active there are a number of activities on the water including a diving school and sailing.
Swanage Beach - The beach at Swanage a long stretch of soft sand which runs from near the centre of town all the way to the white cliffs at the other end of the bay. In the summer there are organised events for families at the town end of the beach as well as boat trips and much more.
Durlston Country Park - The Durlston Country park is a wonderful area of protected nature south of Swanage. The park has wonderful sea views which can be enjoyed from a pleasant and well marked cliff top walk which is dotted with view points. There are a number of places where you can get a good view of the cliffs and the bird life living and nesting on them. Puffins are a favourite sight but there is also a good population of other seabirds. In the water it is possible to see dolphins and the occasional whale. To reach the park simply follow the coastal path from Swanage Pier (south end of town). The path crosses an open park before following a pavement before entering a wooded area which leads all the way to the park. Alternatively you can drive to Durlston.
Diving at Swanage - A number of companies offer diving from Swanage and this is a great opportunity to dive some exciting wrecks along the Purbeck coastline. Find out more about diving at Swanage at www.swanagediving.co.uk and www.diversdownswanage.co.uk
Walk the Coastal Path - Swanage lies on the Dorset Coastal path which follows the Jurassic Coast all the way to Weymouth and beyond. From Swanage one can walk as far a Worth Matravers with relative ease and this walk takes in Durlston Country Park, Dancing Ledge and Winspit. At Worth Matravers there is a lovely public house where you can enjoy a drink and food (as long as you want vegetable pie or pasties). From Worth Matravers there is a quicker route back along the well marked Priest's Way.
Ride on the Swanage Steam Railway - The famous Steam Railway was reopened in the 1980's due to the determination and hard work of volunteers (www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-16715251). Now there is a summer service between Swanage and Corfe Castle which allows you to visit this historic village on a nostalgic trip which cuts through the Purbeck countryside. For walkers it is lovely to walk to Corfe Castle along the Purbeck hills and take the train back to Swanage. Find out more about the Swanage Steam Railway at www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Play Golf at Purbeck Golf Club - Between Swanage and Studland there is a golf course with beautiful views over Studland and Poole Harbour. For more information visit Purbeck Golf Club
Swanage Steam Railway - A wonderful day out for the family with a step back in time to the age of steam. The Swanage Steam Railway offers a chance to learn about the trains and travel across Purbeck from Swanage to Corfe Castle by train. For more information visit www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Studland Sea School - Studland Sea School we offer a wide range of kayaking tours and hire, kayak fishing, coasteering and snorkeling catering for all levels of ability. For more information visit www.studlandseaschool.co.uk
Go Ape - It's for anyone who likes to live life adventurously - you don’t have to be a seasoned explorer to enjoy a Go Ape experience! Go Ape offers up to three hours of tree top fun. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have some fun. The Moors Valley GoApe Country Park is within a 40min drive of Purbeck and is a great day out for the whole family .For more information visit goape.co.uk
Bar One - Swanage is a Purbeck Bar in Dorset https://www.facebook.com/Bar-One-Swanage-185199158262379Website:Bar One - Swanage SwanageTelephone: Address: High Street, Swanage BH19 2LN, United Kingdom
Brook Tea Rooms Swanage Pier is a Purbeck Beach in Dorset https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brook-Tea-Rooms-Swanage-Pier/Website:Brook Tea Rooms Swanage Pier SwanageTelephone: 01929 422061 Address: Swanage BH19 1DA, United Kingdom
Cauldron Bistro is a Purbeck Restaurant in Dorset https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cauldron-Bistro/159305110747694Website:Cauldron Bistro SwanageTelephone: 01929 422671 Address: 5 High Street, Swanage, England, United Kingdom
Fortes Gelateria is a Purbeck Tea Shop in Dorset https://www.facebook.com/swanagefortes/info?tab=overviewWebsite:Fortes Gelateria SwanageTelephone: 01929 422741 Address: Mowlem Lane, Swanage BH19 1DD, United Kingdom
Swanage Pitch and Putt is a Purbeck Attraction in Dorset https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/swanagegolf/#_=_Website:Swanage Pitch and Putt SwanageTelephone: 01929 426809 Address: Victoria Avenue, Swanage BH19 1AR, United Kingdom
More Purbeck holiday attractions can be found at The Purbecks Holiday Guide
The summer may be well and truly over, but that doesn’t mean that there’s not plenty of things to keep you busy in the quieter season. Here are our top picks of events happening between now and the end of the year. Purbeck Outdoor Weekend – 15-17th September Although entries have now closed for this …
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The Cabin, Swanage This outdoor cafe is a seasonal treat for those visiting Swanage, as it only pops up during the Summer. It’s situated along the private end of the beach, though anyone is allowed to walk down and take a seat. The menu offers a variety of fresh seafood and light bites, as well …
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My Home on The Pond is aptly named with a location next to a mill pond in a beautiful and historic part of Swanage. This peaceful location has no passing traffic and the view across the pond includes the beautiful church buildings. Swanage is a wonderful holiday location with plenty of attractions and activities on …
Tudor Rose is an attractive and traditional Dorset cottage in Langton Matravers and within a short walk of Swanage. This stone built Purbeck self catering holiday home has three bedrooms and is a family sized property for holidays near the sea. Tudor Rose cottage is also within a pleasant walk of the Jurassic Coast which …
Daisy Cottage in Corfe Castle is a beautiful and historic holiday rental cottage in a quite part of the village and within a short walk of the village centre and the castle of Corfe Castle. This two bedroom cottage is a newly available self catering cottage and there are new photos showing the care and …
The Purbecks are full of busy beaches and crowded attractions however, if you know where to look, you’ll never be too far from a secluded area to chill out. Why not take a break from the crowds during the summer by heading towards some of the lesser-known and quieter attractions. Swanage Beach Although the main …
The Purbecks are well known for their wide-ranging events throughout the year. With Swanage playing host to numerous themed festivals, and more exciting events happening in locations around the Purbecks, it can be difficult to keep up with! So, we’ve put together a handy guide; Think your Purbeck based event should be here? Get in …
The Purbeck Isles are full of fascinating historic areas. From an 11th century castle to Victorian-era wonders, here’s our top pick of places to visit. Corfe Castle It had to be at the top of the list! A castle built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, Corfe Castle is now owned by the …
There is certainly no shortage of stunning areas of the Purbecks to take in the sunshine. Whether you’re looking for peaceful sandy stretches or bustling tourist-orientated beaches, you’re sure to find something to suit you. Here are our recommendations; Swanage beach is probably one of the best in the area if you’re looking for family-friendly …