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A DOG AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS COTTAGE, 2 MILES FROM SWANAGE TOWN

Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd

Advertiser since: 2013
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People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd

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A DOG AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS COTTAGE, 2 MILES FROM SWANAGE TOWN

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Swanage - Rowena Cottage

5 guests (3 bedrooms)

Overview:

• 5 guests

• Children welcome

• Baby welcome

• Three bedrooms

• Two bathrooms

• Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries

• One well-behaved dog welcome

• The accommodation is on the ground floor

• Ample roadside parking

Activities:

This cottage is within easy reach of a beach

Features:

Private side garden area (not enclosed).

Shared garden area (not enclosed) to the rear.

Young children should be supervised outside at all times.

Please note that this property does not permit the use of barbecues, open fires or fireworks of any kind in or around the property.

Please note that towels are not to be removed from the property.

Property layout:

Ground floor: Entrance hall, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath, dining room, sitting room,

two double bedrooms each with 5' beds (one has en suite bathroom with shower over bath), single bedroom with 3' bed.

Equipment:

Electric central heating, electric 'wood burning stove effect' fire.

Electric double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.

TV, DVD and CD player.

Payphone.

Travel cot and high-chair available.

Garden furniture.

In association with Trinity House, Rural Retreats is pleased to present Anvil Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse comprises two holiday cottages, Veronica and Rowena. It is situated within the grounds of Durleston Country Park and approximately 2 miles up the hill from Swanage town centre, which offers a variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and other facilities.

From the lighthouse, there is easy access to the Dorset coastline, sandy beaches and other attractions such as Corfe Castle and Lulworth Cove. The grounds of the lighthouse are fully walled but young children should be supervised at all times. The lighthouse does not have a fog signal.

Access roads to some of the lighthouse sites are narrow with limited passing places and, dependent on the season and site, there is the possibility of overhanging vegetation due to cutting restrictions during bird breeding seasons or other environmental reasons.

Guests should be aware that the lighthouses and equipment need regular and sometimes emergency maintenance. Therefore visits by maintenance staff may occur at any time during the year. However, staff will do their best to ensure guest privacy at all times.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd (Property Manager)
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We come here nearly every year and it gets better every time. Thanks to the housekeepers, we've been coming since June 2003.
May 2013
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People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Location

Location

Dorset is famous for the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, which features the fossil beaches of Lyme Regis and Charmouth, landforms such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Purbeck, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door as well as many family holiday resorts. Dorset is the principal setting of the novels of Thomas Hardy, who was born near Dorchester. The county has some notable archaeology, including the hill forts of Maiden Castle and Hod Hill. Great walks include the Hillforts of Pilsdon Pen and Lewesdon Hill, Golden Cap and the Wessex Ridgeway which runs from Ashmore to Lyme Regis.

Shaftesbury is characterised by its picturesque cobbled streets and 18th century houses. Gold Hill was made famous by the Hovis advertisement and close by is Shaftesbury Abbey.

Medieval Sherborne has many references in literature and films, with its beautiful Abbey Church, monastic buildings, castle and gardens and the ruins of Sherborne Old Castle.

Abbotsbury has a plethora of historical sites. The ancient Tithe Barn site built around 1400 is now home to a host of friendly farm animals. For over 600 years a colony of friendly mute swans has made its home at the Abbotsbury Swannery. The magnificent Subtropical gardens are filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world.

The Jurassic Coastline encompasses many family beach resorts:

Weymouth has many attractions including Brewer's Quay.

The seaport of Poole has a Waterfront Museum, and nearby Brownsea Island, reached by boat from the quay, has a Woodland Nature Reserve.

The port of Swanage has a steam railway to the Isle of Purbeck where you will find unspoilt white sand beaches at Studland Bay, a Nature Reserve, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, a natural chalk arch. Near Swanage are the ruins of Corfe Castle.

The Sandy Beaches of Bournemouth sweep from Poole harbour to Hengistbury Head, well worth a climb! The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum in Bournemouth and the colourful Compton Acres Garden, Christchurch Priory and Stanpit Marsh, great for spotting wading birds and Sandbanks are all nearby attractions.

The historic county town of Dorchester is where Thomas Hardy based his novel The Mayor of Casterbridge. The town has the only example of a Roman Town House in Britain. Many of the relics from the excavations as well as the original manuscripts of Hardy's novel are on show in the Dorset County Museum. Maumbury Rings is an ancient Neolithic Henge and Roman Amphitheatre. Just south is Maiden Castle, the largest hill fort in England. Thomas Hardy was born in Higher Bockhampton, a small village just outside Dorchester. Later in life he designed the house Max Gate on the edge of Dorchester. To the north lies the quaint village of Cerne Abbas village, world renowned for the ancient chalk figure named the Cerne Abbas Giant that overshadows the village. There are a few remains of the abbey in the village and a medieval tithe barn. To the east of Dorchester lies Bere Regis ('Kingsbere' in Tess of the D'Urbervilles).

Dorset has several fine house and gardens including Mapperton House near Beaminster, Athelhampton House near Dorchester, Montacute House near Sherborne and the Kingston Lacy Estate near Wimborne Minster.

Somerset

The Exmoor National Park in Somerset is characterized by wild rolling hills inhabited by wild ponies, sheep and red deer. Exmoor is a wonderful place for scenic walks from various locations such as Simonsbath, Malmsmead and Selworthy, picturesque villages such as Porlock and Dunster with its Castle and Yarn Market and ancient churches such as those found at Culbone and Oare. Minehead, a traditional resort built around a pretty quay and has a steam railway to Bishops Lydeard.

Taunton prospered from the wool industry, and boasts an impressive church, St Mary Magdalene, a Castle, the Somerset County Museum and a racecourse. The area is famous for its cider apples, and Sheppy's Cider Farm is well worth a visit.

Wells is a tranquil city famous for its cathedral Bishop's Palace and Wells Museum. Nearby are the popular Wookey Hole caves.

Glastonbury is shrouded in Arthurian legend and is inundated annually for the Glastonbury rock festival and Midsummers day on 21st June. The Abbey relics survive and the Victorian farmhouse now houses the Somerset Rural Life Museum. Glastonbury Tor is a hill crowned by the remains of a 14th century church. The Lake Village Museum houses some important relics of the surrounding Iron Age settlements.

Cheddar Gorge is a magnificent deep ravine in the Mendips, where the caves once provided the perfect conditions for storing what we now know as 'cheddar cheese'. Visitors can see cheddar being made at the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company. Other sites at Cheddar Gorge include Jacob's Ladder and 'Cheddar Man'.

At Street, Clarks Village is the jewel of Somerset shopping, with over 90 outlet stores. Cricket St. Thomas in Chard has a splendid 46-acre Wildlife Park.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Swanage, Purbeck

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn Low season
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
£475
for 2 nights
From
£238
£905
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
£1,240
for 4 nights
From
£310
£1,895
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£1,240
for 3 nights
From
£413
£1,895
 
 
Low season
3 Jan 2015 - 12 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
£458
for 2 nights
From
£229
£888
 
 
Spring Mid season
13 Mar 2015 - 1 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
£605
for 2 nights
From
£302
£1,264
 
 
Easter
2 Apr 2015 - 9 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
£681
for 2 nights
From
£340
£1,427
 
 
Spring Mid season
10 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
£605
for 2 nights
From
£302
£1,264
 
 
May Day
1 May 2015 - 3 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
£681
for 2 nights
From
£340
£1,427
 
 
Spring Mid season
4 May 2015 - 21 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
£605
for 2 nights
From
£302
£1,254
 
 
Whitsun
22 May 2015 - 28 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
£681
for 2 nights
From
£340
£1,427
 
 
Summer Mid season
29 May 2015 - 9 Jul 2015
2 night minimum stay
£605
for 2 nights
From
£302
£1,264
 
 
High season
10 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,952
for 7 nights
£1,952
 
 
Autumn Mid season
5 Sep 2015 - 22 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
£605
for 2 nights
From
£302
£1,264
 
 
Autumn Half term
23 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
£663
for 2 nights
From
£332
£1,382
 
 
Autumn Low season
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
2 night minimum stay
£490
for 2 nights
From
£245
£933
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2015 - 25 Dec 2015
4 night minimum stay
£1,278
for 4 nights
From
£320
£1,952
 
 
New Year
26 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,067
for 3 nights
From
£356
£1,952
 
 
Spring Low season
3 Jan 2016 - 3 Mar 2016
2 night minimum stay
£490
for 2 nights
From
£245
£933
 
 
Spring Mid season
4 Mar 2016 - 23 Mar 2016
2 night minimum stay
£624
for 2 nights
From
£312
£1,302
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2016 - 31 Mar 2016
2 night minimum stay
£702
for 2 nights
From
£351
£1,470
 
 
Spring Mid Season
1 Apr 2016 - 28 Apr 2016
2 night minimum stay
£624
for 2 nights
From
£312
£1,302
 
 
May Day
29 Apr 2016 - 1 May 2016
2 night minimum stay
£702
for 2 nights
From
£351
£1,470
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £25
Notes Prices listed are for guidance only, Rural Retreats do not do a nightly price. Please contact the property manager for up to date availability and prices.
If when making your booking, the start date of your proposed rental period is more than 8 weeks away, you must pay a deposit of one-third of the rental fee. The balance of the rental fee is payable 8 weeks before the start of the rental period. if you booking is made 8 weeks or less away from the start of the rental period the full rental fee will be due. Deposits paid are non refundable.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Swanage in Purbeck

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 5' beds / en suite bathroom with shower over bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 3' bed
  • Travel cot
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

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