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Studland Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "For my sins this is my 4 th stay."

    The first time I came home early The weather was awful the television didn’t work The garden was definitely not dog friendly The log burner had broken glass and the heating system was rubbish I did complain and listed my complaints Because of its location I tried again and gradually it’s improved The heating is excellent Redecorated New television Log burner refurbished Garden is dog secure Loved my last stay How could it be improved? There is 3rd bedroom upstairs which is locked Possible to convert to a en-suite? Would help old buggers like me

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Feb 2024

  • "Having read all the reviews for this cottage I was a bit unsure what to expect."

    However, I had a lovely holiday. The cottage is so warm and comfortable. Being able to walk straight out of the garden on to the heathland is a huge bonus. I have been coming to Studland for many years and it is the most beautiful place. A perfect place for people and dogs with miles of beach, dunes, heathland and downs walks. I had no problem with the downstairs bathroom, although I do suggest you leave the downstairs hall light on at night. Thank you

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jan 2024

  • "A nice clean cottage but the bathroom downstairs in night a precarious visit!"

    Also the main boiler is in one of the bedroom cupboards and kept us awake a lot of the night. We Wouldnt t go to this cottage again. Everything else was ok dog friendly garden. But sleep is very important having a boiler going off hissing through the night wasn’t great and disturbed sleep . Plus nuisance factor Of downstairs bathroom. Apart from that the cottage was satisfactory for our need well equipped.

    Reviewed by Frances2.8Nov 2023

  • "The maintenance side of the cottage has slipped since our last visit, the grass and beds have not been touched for months."

    Inside,the shower has such a poor flow rate when you are able to get the right temperature you dare not move it.Quite a few of the doors in the house have swollen and are hard to open and close.The stable back door needs a lot of help to close and lock.Many of the kitchen unit doors need a little work to say the least!. The soft furnishings are sad and worn and the linen provided is tired.This is our fourth time of staying here as we love the location.

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Oct 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay (our 2nd) in this lovely cottage."

    It’s situated very close to the beautiful beaches at Studland which we adore. It’s comfortable and we feel relaxed and at home here. We love all the nautical and beach pictures and treasures around the cottage too - very homely. Thank you for a wonderful week - we hope to come back again sometime next year!

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Oct 2023

  • "Positives - well equipped / comfortable / location in Studland was great for walks and access to the Heath and Old Harry Rocks / peaceful location / lovely neighbours Negatives - hole in front door that you can see daylight through / dirty oven and oven trays / mold in bathroom / shower was not very powerful as it’s a standard electric shower / dog poo left on lawn and lawn needed to be cut / next door looks like a building site and when you think “cottage” it’s basically a mid terraced house on a one lane road with very tight parking If those are things that do not bother you then you’ll enjoy your stay."

    One other point to mention that should have been included in the description is that it is a downstairs bathroom. Would have been appropriate to mention this for elderly guests.

    Reviewed by Grahame2.8Jul 2023

  • "We were happy with cottage and it provided a good base to explore area."

    Our only complaint was that the hot water timer was not set and we had no hot water unless we used the boost button. However we had a prompt reply from provider when we brought this to their attention so we hope this was attended to for next client.

    Reviewed by Jane3.8May 2023

  • "Heating good, woodburner need some maintanence."

    Front door terrible, can see daylight through it, lets all heat out. Water heating didnt come on with timer, had to manually do it. No loo brush and grass needs cutting. But had lovely stay thankyou, great position onto heath.

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Apr 2023

  • "So good we locked up and booked again!"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "We absolutely enjoyed a relaxing stay with our 2 Labradors, very clean and well equipped cottage, lovely walks to knoll beach and sand dunes, Harrys rocks and a nice pub with large outside area with a sea view."

    Great view from the Kitchen and back bedroom window of the heathland with the wild ponies roaming. Just fantastic, thank you to the owners, we had a really comfortable stay and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had no hot water in the kitchen we reported it and they said they would send somebody to fix it nobody came not a big problem we had hot water in the bathroom."

    The log burner was very dusty looks like it hasn’t been dusted for a long time. The bed was very comfortable but bedding very tired needs updating. Very well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Sandra2.8Feb 2023

  • "The property has had a facelift since I stayed there 4 years ago."

    And it is now a very comfortable cottage. The garden security is much improved the television is new and works Thoroughly enjoyed my stay On the downside the wood burner is knackered and needs replacing as does the key box

    Reviewed by Terry3.8Feb 2023

  • "The cottage is so homely and was perfect for us (3adults and 2dogs)."

    It is in an ideal situation near to Knoll Beach and so wonderful to be able to access the Heath from the back garden. We loved all the nautical and coastal paintings and ornaments. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay - we’ve already booked to return next October!

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Oct 2022

  • "Disappointed first thing we notice was a gap in the front door wind blowing through : Dirty oven , toaster needed cleaning out , Bowel and dishdrainer dirty ( didn’t use put them away ) tea stains on wall near bin ."

    No bath mat no slip mat for the bath/ shower .Sand under seats in front room / marks all over walls . On the positive side bedrooms were lovely had good nights sleep: Garden lovely so good for dogs : so with a lot of TLC would be a lovely cottage

    Reviewed by Pauline3.1May 2022

  • "Very lovely property in fantastic location."

    Bathroom facilities were a bit remote but we knew what to expect., Kitchen nicely equipped and to be able to walk for miles from the back garden was great.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and beautiful setting."

    Only negative was the downstairs bathroom which was inconvenient for my elderly friend and feel that this should have been noted in the online description. Whilst I know that this is common in cottages of this size a plan of the cottage would have been useful in advance of booking as I thought that the bathroom was going to be located in the 3rd (locked) bedroom on 1st floor.

    Reviewed by Clarissa4.1Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely - warm and clean and the beds were very comfortable."

    My only small issue - more my problem than theirs - was that our dog escaped from the garden. It is enclosed as the details say but she still managed to find a hole under the hedge. Having said that, we will rebook because we enjoyed some lovely walks right from the door step and we had a lovely weekend.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely time at this cottage."

    Main bedroom very comfortable and had some of my best sleeps this year here. Ideal location to get straight onto heathland. Watching the deer from kitchen window was sublime. We actually got some warm weather and meant we relaxed on the patio which was in full sun so wasn’t expecting that. All in all couldn't ask for a more relaxing break. Added advantage is bus stop just up the way.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Sofas need cleaning or replacing."

    Kitchen and bathroom need some attention for the rent we had to pay but otherwise had a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Gillian3.4Jul 2021

  • "The garden backing onto the Heath with a gate straight onto it was amazing."

    We had deer passing by and found many different routes to the various beaches. Dog owners should be aware that dogs have to be on a lead on the beaches from 1st may.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage was very well equipped, it had every item required should you want to create 3 course meals and bake a cake too !"

    Beautifully kept, clean and welcoming and warm too. The location was everything we hoped and more, access to the heath through the well kept good sized garden was a real treat, especially for our 9 mth old labrador. All in all a really lovely location, comfortable cottage and a welcome break after a very strange few months. Will definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2020

  • "The kitchen cooker and roasting trays needed cleaning, quite a lot of the crockery was chipped or cracked."

    The situation was great, ideal for walking without having to use the car. Dispite kitchen we would concider returning

    Reviewed by George3.1Sep 2020

  • "The Cottage description was misleading."

    It implied that the Bathroom and Bedrooms were on the same floor. There was NO mention of the fact that the Bathroom was downstairs, at the back of the cottage. There was Accessibility information provided on the single step up into the Kitchen. There should have been a much more important Accessibility statement about the downstairs Bathroom. Whilst my husband is a fit 75 year old, and I am a fit and active MS sufferer.We have no problem with stairs during the day. A narrow steep stair case during the night is not an option for us. We had to move the mattress downstairs, and slept on the floor for the entire holiday. When we contacted the agent, to at least alert the owner to the fact that we wouldn't be able to move the Mattress back at the end we had an extremely blunt and unhelpful response. Leave the cottage as you found it. We couldn't and didn't.

    Reviewed by Jayne2.5Sep 2020

  • "I may have been a little bit generous with my comments as we are all living in extremely difficult times and I know most people are trying to do their best in the circumstances."

    We had a poor start to the holiday with only one key found in the key box and if it hadn't been for the help of the nextdoor neighbour who used his Yale key, we would have experienced a very difficult beginning. We managed to work our ,way around this eventually. As I had read reviews on Studland Cottage I wasn't expecting a great kitchen so wasn't disappointed! We thought the top of the electric cooker needed more cleaning so we did this. The cottage is for four people, but four teaspoons...please. The cupboards don't fit properly in places either but we didn't intend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen as we had lovely weather and just wanted to relax in this beautiful area. We reported damaging a lamp shade in the front bedroom which my daughter accidentally knocked off the bedside table while stripping the bed. The property has character, built in 1915, but floors a little uneven in places upstairs. In my humble opinion the house would benefit from a more substantial front door and a little tlc to the kitchen. Location is fine.

    Reviewed by C3.4Sep 2020

  • "Dish washer needs a good clean and floors need to be cleaner ."

    Sofas are very tired and dirty , apart from that the cottage was lovely and in a lovely location .

    Reviewed by Gillian3.1Jul 2020

  • "We really liked the place and location."

    A beautiful view. Could have done with an extra bin bag which seemed rather mean. Also, the place could have been cleaner generally and there was quite a bit of dog excriment in the garden which I had to clear up. We don't have a dog. I don't want to be negative as we really enjoyed staying here and would be very tempted to stay again.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage but very poor maintenance Garden not secure Wood burner poorly ..."

    Lovely cottage but very poor maintenance Garden not secure Wood burner poorly maintained so ineffective Television didn’t work Lamps missing

    Reviewed by Terry2.5Feb 2020

  • "The location was perfect for us."

    We have two dogs and it was ideal for good walks.

    Reviewed by Bruce4.7Dec 2019

  • "The cottage overall is excellent; great location, warm, spacious and very comfortable, with added bonus of fire/stove in the lounge and kitchen."

    Easy and private parking with good garden/yard space. Lovely village and great location with woodland and beach walks on very close by. Very clean except the lounge floor hadn’t been cleaned under the settees, but a minor concern. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Glenn4.7Nov 2019

  • "The shower leaks from the back so was rather ineffectual."

    Yet again only one loo roll and one tea towel for a week!

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Oct 2019

  • "Super location for access to beaches, heathland walks, Poole,Swanage and Corfe."

    Internally, the cottage is nicely decorated, tastefully furnished and very well equipped. The advertised ‘patio’ is the small courtyard which , if given some TLC could be so attractive. At the moment there is nothing appealing about it. The scaffolding is intrusive. The garden is great. Shame the barbecue is neglected - we didn’t feel it safe to use. At very little cost a small survival kit ie a couple of loo rolls, some extra bin liners and hand wash in the bathroom would have been a nice touch.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2019

  • "The cottage itself was charming and its setting was just perfect."

    We were able to walk straight out of the back gate into open heath land with amazing views. Deer came right up to the garden fence to graze, it was magical.The cottage is situated close to some beautiful places to visit such as Arne, Corfe Castle and Shell Bay, and the town of Wareham is definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Rosie4.7Jun 2019

  • "The cottage is in a lovely setting with a 10 minute walk to the beach and great walks in the surrounding countryside."

    There is an excellent local shop which seems to sell everything! Although well equipped, the kitchen was a little tired and needed a revamp, the cooker especially needed a deep clean. The beds were very comfortable, but not kingsize as advertised. The BBQ had not been cleaned and we decided we could not cook on it. It was great to have a dishwasher and washing machine, but a few dishwasher and washing tabs would have been very useful. Having said all this, we had a lovely week, and would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Diane3.1Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic location for heathland walks, to the beach etc."

    Comfortable, cosy cottage. Lovely place to stay all year roGood quality mattresses. Ideal for 1 or 2 couples. However, beds are not king sized, as advertised, shower is a temperamental trickle and better take your own teatowels.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.4May 2019

  • "A lovely cosy cottage with everything you need."

    Finding tea, milk and chocolate biscuits on our arrival was a really nice touch. Very comfortable beds, well furnished and close to beaches/country walks make it the perfect place for a holiday in beautiful Studland. The dog loved it too!!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Apr 2019

  • "Cottage location excellent for our purposes and dogs loved it too."

    Cottage clean, comfortable and kitchen well equipped. Only little gripe is that we were left with only one tea towel, no oven gloves, one bin bag and one loo roll for a week's holiday. Not what we have been used to from other holiday rentals nor what we provided ourselves as holiday landlords. Not that this would prevent us coming back but we would take the necessary with us next time.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Mar 2019

  • "A pleasant workers terraced cottage in quiet tucked away position backed by hearthland with its own garden suitable for a dog."

    Comfortably furnished with good sized bedrooms and good quality mattresses affording a restful sleep. We would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Mar 2019

  • "The standard of cleanliness and facilities were not up to Sykes normal from the properties I have stayed in with you so far, the property was not clean, kitchen especially a problem, after complaining to the property holder they sent a cleaner to rectify the worst parts but overall it was still not clean, and in need of re-decoration The doors on the kitchen cupboards did not fit correctly, they were badly painted and one was even mounted upside down The property did not have a dishwasher, even though there was plenty of space for it The description of the property as a cottage when it was a mid terrace is not really correct."

    Reviewed by Neil2.8Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was comfortable and well equipped."

    Well located with easy walking distance to the beach, shop, pub etc. Stayed July 2018.

    Ms Wendy FreemanAug 2018

  • "A very cosy and well equipped cottage in beautiful, convenient location- lovely ..."

    A very cosy and well equipped cottage in beautiful, convenient location- lovely to see deer from the bedroom window- would recommend and book again - Stayed June 2018

    Mrs Joanne FathersJun 2018

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  • Bedrooms: 2 x Double beds
  • Lounge with log burning stove
  • Kitchen/Diner with log burning stove (Please Note; no fuel provided for either stoves at the property) Ground floor bathroom with bath, electric shower over, basin and WC.
  • Modern electric heating
  • 50/50 fridge/freezer
  • Washer Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Welcomes 2 pets at £21per pet per week
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Fuel and Power inc. in rent
  • (Please Note; no fuel provided for either stoves at the property) Bed linen and Towels inc. in rent
  • Welcomes 2 well behaved dogs charged at a supplement of £21 per pet per week.Sorry no smoking.

The property

Located in a perfect location for heathland walks with direct access from the garden and a short walk to the beach with stunning Old Harry Rocks nearby, this cottage is a delightful property in Studland village. With a terrace where you can enjoy a drink, cosy sitting room with wood burner where you can cosy up with a book or just relax after a day spent outdoors.

Prepare a delicious meal in a very well-equipped kitchen with all necessary appliances.

There is one step up from the sitting room into the kitchen.

The bedrooms are comfortable and give you a good rest before venturing out to the beach or heathlands. Studland cottage is perfect for walkers with abundance of walking options starting from your garden.

Keep your eyes peeled and you might just notice something new every day.

The property welcomes two well-behaved dogs, so don’t worry about leaving your furry friend at home. The busy Poole is a ferry ride away with famous Brownsea Island, numerous beaches and heathland.

If you want to explore a bit further, Swanage and Wareham with stunning Corfe Castle are only a short drive away.

Or you can take a walk across beautiful Dorset countryside and take a bus ride home. You may take a steam train to Corfe Castle from Swanage with beautiful scenery along the journey.

It’s one of the favourite attractions for children too. Kimmeridge bay, Lulworth Cove and stunning arc of Durdle Door are a short drive away too. Studland Cottage is a brilliant base for walkers and those who enjoy being surrounded by nature and have dogs.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Swanage 3.6 miles; Sandbanks 4 miles; Wareham 9.3 miles.

Studland is a little village nestled on a peninsula in the Isle of Purbeck, close to both Swanage and Corfe Castle. The village serves as the start of the 630-mile South West Coast Path, where the chain ferry crosses the mouth of Poole Harbour, and trails all the way to Minehead in Somerset, providing excellent walking and scenic vistas. Studland is famously known for its long, sandy beaches, managed by the National Trust, providing watersport facilities and local riding stables on the beach at certain times of the year. Within the village there are several eateries, including The Bankes Arms or The Pig on the Beach near South Beach, plus there is the National Trust café on Knoll Beach. The Sandbanks chain ferry is the easiest way to access the seaside resorts of Poole and Bournemouth, whilst there are frequent bus services from the village centre and beaches that run to Sandbanks and further on to Bournemouth.

Note: no fuel provided for either wood burning stoves at the property
Note: There is a step up into the kitchen from the sitting room.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas