Swanage holiday cottages available for self catering holidays on Purbeck in Coastal Dorset sleeping 5 to 14 people in 3 to 6 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.
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
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
Delightful large house within a two minute walk of the sea in the lovely seaside resort of Swanage. There is a sandy beach which gently slopes into the water making it ideal for swimming and paddling plus activities such a boating, fishing and diving. The house has been furnished and equipped in a very elegant style to provide very attractive and comfortable accommodation. View Bay House Swanage 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 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
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
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
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
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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
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Egmont is the newest cottage in our selection of Purbeck self catering cottages in Dorset. Located in the Purbeck Hills between Kingston and Langton Matravers this cottage has excellent access to the walks, cycle routes and rural life of Purbeck. Egmont Cottage is also within a short drive of the coast and Swanage beach is …
The valley at the foot of Corfe Castle is a beautiful rural area with fields and areas of woodland. The Swanage Steam Railway follows the valley and puffs of steam are a regular feature. The main locations in the valley are the village of Corfe Castle, Church Knowle and Harmans Cross. Staying in the valley …
This large and spacious luxury holiday home in Swanage Dorset sleeps up to 14 people in 6 bedrooms and has been decorated to be a beautiful place for family holidays by the beach. Bay House is a new holiday property within a 2 minutes walk of the sea and is located alongside the coastal path …
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There is a new self catering holiday cottage available for large families wishing to stay by the beach on the Dorset coast. Bay House is a very spacious 6 bedroom holiday home within a few minutes walk of Swanage beach. Fantastic Swanage Location Bay House is located at the Southern end of Swanage in historic …
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Purbeck has an enormous number of activities and attractions available all year round. Some are just there to be enjoyed such as beautiful walks along the Jurassic Coast, bike rides across the Purbeck hills or wandering around the historic villages. Organised activities and places open to the public all year round make Purbeck an excellent …