'The Lookout', as the name suggests, is a small, two bedroomed stone-built cottage commanding spectacular views in all directions. It is attached to the main house but has its own entrance and is totally private. Downstairs is a sitting-room with open-feature fireplace with a raised galley kitchen. Upstairs, it sleeps 2/3 with a shared bathroom. Outside is a secure, dog-friendly, enclosed walled garden with terrace.
Two bedrooms with garden and views of Corfe Castle and coastline near the beach.
Michael Feben Smith
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jan 2019
About Michael Feben Smith
I am retired teacher, married to a community nurse and we have lived in the area for over twenty years. We are passionate about its unique opportunities for appreciating nature and, being musical, have become fully involved in several artistic societies and groups. Our golden retriever also seems to enjoy a life of endless, varied walks.
Michael Feben Smith purchased this Cottage in 1997
Why Michael Feben Smith chose Swanage
Having grown up first, in London then in Herefordshire, I was totally drawn to a life in the countryside out of choise. When an opportunity to teach in the Purbeck Hills presented itself, I abandoned London and fell in love with Dorset and its beautiful surroundings. Apart from a brief spell of teaching in Sussex, we have stayed here ever since. My wife also fell in love with the area when she began her hospital training in Weymouth so we have now managed to combine all our preferences.
What makes this Cottage unique
Sally and I fell in love with this property on a sparkling day in May when the skylarks were singing, the surrounding fields had just been harvested and the sky was pure blue. We then realised you could view key sites from each point of the compass: Corfe Castle to the north; the Isle of Wight to the east; Kingston to the west and Chapman's Pool to the south. We felt that its location was quite unique and we did not want to miss the opportunity. We have never regretted our decision.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Lovely, clean and cosy cottage with spectacular views
Just returned from an autumn stay at 'The Lookout'. It's in an enviable location with far-reaching views and easy access to a network of miles of well-maintained footpaths. My dog loved the enclosed garden too. Full attention is paid to guest comfort and relaxation with a big bed and soft sofa. The welcome information was detailed, both about the cottage and places to visit/ walk. The welcome gifts were much appreciated too. I would recommend The Lookout for a year-round break for outdoor eating in the summer and well heated in the cooler months. All of the pubs we visited in the area were dog-friendly too.
Really lovely cottage in a fantastic location!
We stayed with our dog for 3 nights. The cottage was lovely and had amazing views! Very clean and welcoming. Would definitely recommend and will look to go back again next year.
Lovely cottage nice and clean
Great Spot, lovely hosts!
Perfect little get away with breathtaking views, will be back.
Lovely cottage, stunning views
Small but very cosy, just right for the 3 of us. Very clean and well equipped. Ideal location for exploring the Isle of Purbeck. The owners are very welcoming. Would stay again.
Lovely place and lovely area. Fantastic views .idealy situated very clean as well . Would definitely go back
Property is located in an AONB and within the Jurassic Coastline and forms part of a World Heritage Site; there are views of Corfe Castle ruins; Steam Railway two miles away; it is within walking distance of the south-west coastal path;it is an easy drive to Studland Beach; RSPB - Arne Bird reserve for bird-watchers is close by; Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum and Thomas Hardy's cottage are all within driving distance.
Additional pricing information
On day of departure, guests should aim to leave by 10.00am please.