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BEAUTIFUL SEASIDE PERIOD COTTAGE, PETS WELCOME

Mrs Jean Simmonds

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL SEASIDE PERIOD COTTAGE, PETS WELCOME

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

Self catering 18th century 3 bedroom cottage close to cliffs and beach

Lilac Cottage was built about 200 years ago as a quarryman's cottage. It is Grade 2 listed. It retains its charm and many of its original features, whilst offering modern comforts.

It is about a 7 minute walk from the town and seafront and is within a couple of minutes walk to The Townsend Nature Reserve and Downs which gives access to the coastal path.

It is in a quiet location within the old town, at the end of an unmade road. Parking is usually available outside the cottage.

It is our seaside home and furnished and equipped to a high standard. It is very child friendly with lots of toys, baby equipment and garden play shed.

The cottage has a cosy sitting room with wood burning fire, LCD TV, DVD and hi-fi. There is a large kitchen with dining table and additional LCD TV. Cupboards are well equipped, and there is a dishwasher, built-in oven and hob, large fridge freezer, microwave and washing machine.

Wi-Fi is available.

A garden room leads from the kitchen.

The modern bathroom is downstairs with bath (with powerful electric shower over), toilet and basin. A tall ladder radiator keeps the room warm whilst drying the towels.

The bedrooms are upstairs and there are 2 doubles with 4'6' beds, and a bunk bed room with full size single beds. All beds have protectors, pillows, quilts (winter and summer weights) and the doubles have bed throws. However, linen and towels are NOT provided and guests need to bring these items. It may be possible for us to arrange for local hire if this helps.

Gas central heating throughout the property.

At the rear of the cottage is a safe walled garden with decking area and views over the town. There are 2 wooden garden tables with chairs and parasol, a charcoal BBQ and play shed.

The cottage is very baby and children friendly with lots of baby equipment and children's books and toys. There is also a travel cot, high chair, and baby sundries. The stairs have gates top and bottom. There is an old but serviceable 3 wheeler buggy in the shed, ideal for beach walking.

Dogs are very welcome.

This is a non-smoking cottage.

We have excellent customer feedback, with many of our guests returning each year

Lilac Cottage is a great place to stay, and is especially ideal for families and guests wanting to bring their dog. The town and beach can be easily reached on foot, it being about a 7 minute walk. Nearer still, is a convenience store for most provisions. From the cottage door, a walk further up the hill brings you on to the footpaths across a nature reserve to the cliffs and Durlston light house and castle.

We are constantly reviewing and updating furnishings and equipment in the cottage, and we have an annual maintenance program of redecoration.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Mrs Jean Simmonds

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My family have lived in Herefordshire for the past 21 years, after my husband and I decided to leave London behind to seek a quieter way of life.

We have a daughter and a collection of pets.

Mrs Jean Simmonds purchased this cottage in 2001

We holidayed at Lilac Cottage late in 2001. We had never visited the area before, but enjoyed our stay and found the cottage a delight, being somewhere we knew we would want to re visit. We discovered that the cottage was for sale whilst on that holiday, so we made a very quick decision to buy it and try our hand at holiday letting!

A real home from home cottage. Not just the average holiday home with just the bare essentials.

A great location, where you can leave the car parked up outside the cottage and walk to the town, beach and cliffs. Even though the cottage is in the old town, it is peaceful and quiet.

Whatever time of the year you visit, the cottage is a delight. Warm in the winter with proper gas-fired heating and wood burning fire, and a lovely garden to enjoy in the summer months.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful seaside period cottage, pets welcome
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
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Beautiful seaside period cottage, pets welcome
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Swanage Purbeck
5

LOVELY COTTAGE IN A FABULOUS LOCATION

  • 5 out of 5
Lilac Cottage is a charming and very well equipped cottage located up a steep lane, but only a 10 minute walk from the centre of Swanage, and a few minutes walk from the beautiful downs. The owner was kind enough to let us bring our 4 dogs (by prior agreement), and they, and we had a wonderful week. Lilac Cottage was very comfortable indeed, and we felt it was a shame that our daughter (aged 15) was far too old to enjoy all the dolls, teddies, and toys in the cottage for visitors to play with! Very well equipped indeed for anyone staying with small children.
Dorset was very pro-dog in comparison to other seaside places we have visited so we were never stuck for places to take them.
We would definitely rent Lilac Cottage again but maybe when our grandson is older and we would be a bigger party as it was a bit wasted on the three of us, loads of room each! Plenty of room for 5 adults and a baby and a few dogs.....
  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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Beautiful seaside period cottage, pets welcome
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p96889
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Swanage Purbeck
4

LILAC COTTAGE IS AS GOOD AS IT SAYS

  • 4 out of 5
We were 3 adults and 2 dogs down from the Midlands for 3 nights. The road leading up to the cottage is a gravel track but its only about 30 mtrs and passable with care (we found it easier to reverse up). The cottage is situated on a slope with the town and lovely beach below and the excellent dog walks on the downs above, both are well worth the effort though!. Lilac cottage itself is really lovely, very well appointed and comfortable...a delight to come back to at the end of a days exploring. There is a well stocked mini market within a couple of minutes walk which is just across the road from the pub!. We can also recommend the chinese takeaway which is even closer.
To sum up, the cottage is faultless, Swanage is lovely and the surrounding countryside is straight out of Enid Blytons' Famous Five books. Next time we will stay longer
  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful seaside period cottage, pets welcome
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+44 (0)1544 388619
Swanage Purbeck
Oxfordshire
5

IMMACULATE HOLIDAY COTTAGE

  • 5 out of 5
A fantastic holiday getaway. Ideal for a family holiday or for just the two of you!.
An immaculate, very well equiped cottage, with everything you could wish for within walking distance. Plenty of restaurants, pubs and shops within walking distance. Coastal walks and beach also within walking distance. You only need your car if you wish to explore further.Pets also catered for which is a bonus.
We would highly recommend the cottage and all that goes with it.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful seaside period cottage, pets welcome
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Swanage Purbeck
Leicester
5

LILAC COTTAGE

  • 5 out of 5
This was our second stay at Lilac Cottage and cannot really imagine staying anywhere else now. The cottage is equiped with everything you need, it is clean and very homely and your dog is made welcome too! Would highly recommend.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful seaside period cottage, pets welcome
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p96889
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Swanage Purbeck
Leicester
5

LILAC COTTAGE

  • 5 out of 5
The perfect cottage to stay in for your holiday, very clean and homely with a lovely back garden. Fully equiped for all your needs and just a short walk into the town and beach. Would highly recommend Lilac Cottage, we will certainly be going back next year....and the best bit, your dog is made welcome too!
  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful seaside period cottage, pets welcome
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Swanage Purbeck
Lancashire
4

COUPLE WITH YOUNG CHILD AUG 2009

  • 4 out of 5
The property was exactly as described. Clean pleasant family friendly cottage, closely located to the town and beach.

For those who have never been to Swanage it is perfect for a british family holiday. Good atmosphere, beach excellent with plenty going on for kids. Most days we just walked down to the beach but there is also loads to do in the area, if the weather isnt as kind as it was to us.

Dealings with the owner were prompt and professional. We would certainly recommend this to friends.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Location

Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Swanage beach
Car: not necessary

Swanage lies between Weymouth and Bourmouth on the Ise of Purbeck. It is a Victorian town which has an award-winning beach and restored pier. The coastline is varied and beautiful with many interesting towns and villages close by.

The town hosts various festivals throughout the year.

It is a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and England's first World Heritage Site because of it's outstanding geology.

National Trust areas include Brownsea Island and Corfe Castle as well as the wonderful 5 mile stretch of sand at Studland Bay.

In addition to the sea, beaches and cliff paths,there are plenty of tourist attractions within the vicinity to interest all members of the family.

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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
 
High summer 3
19 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
High summer 4
30 Aug 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
late summer
6 Sep 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£620
 
 
autumn
4 Oct 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£450
 
 
October half term
25 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
 
winter
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
£100 deposit payable at time of booking. Balance plus security bond payable 8 weeks before the start of the holiday.

Dogs are charged at £10 each per week. Maximum of 2 dogs please.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Swanage in Purbeck

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , ground floor
  • Fully tiled modern bathroom with heated ladder towel rail and electric shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , bunk beds
  • The cottage sleeps 6 plus cot. Travel cot, high chair and baby equipment can be found in cottage. There is room for the cot in any of the bedrooms. Child gates at top and bottom of stairs. Linen and towels are NOT provided. Plenty of duvets and pillows supplied.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue ...
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • diving
Notes:
The cottage is very old and there is a steep staircase leading to the first floor. The bathroom is on the ground floor. Please inquire if you need further access details. Well behaved dogs are welcome (maximum 2 dogs) and the garden provides a secure place where they cannot wander off. The cottage sits at the top of a steep unmade track. it can be quite difficult to drive up the track but there is plenty of other easier parking very nearby. There is usually parking outside the cottage. Although the track is particularly rough in places, there is a wide surfaced pavement running alongside, so walking and buggies are not impeded.
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