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.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Mrs Jean Simmonds
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
Why Mrs Jean Simmonds chose Swanage
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!
What makes this cottage unique
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.