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Studland Cottage

Swanage, Dorset (Ref. 994689)


(25 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "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 PaulineMay 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 AlanApr 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 ClarissaMar 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 HelenMar 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 JoanneOct 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 GillianJul 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 JaneApr 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 LouiseOct 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 GeorgeSep 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 JayneSep 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 CSep 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 GillianJul 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 SarahJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage but very poor maintenance ..."

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

    Reviewed by TerryFeb 2020

  • "The location was perfect for us."

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

    Reviewed by BruceDec 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 GlennNov 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 CarolOct 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 JohnJul 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 RosieJun 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 DianeJun 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 SharonMay 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 LesleyApr 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 CarolMar 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 PeterMar 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 NeilFeb 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.

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About the location


Wareham 9.7 miles; Poole 20 miles.

The small, family-friendly seaside resort of Swanage is situated at the eastern end of Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast, on the celebrated Isle of Purbeck and is probably best known for its wonderful, gently shelving golden sands. The little town offers visitors plenty of shops, good pubs and restaurants, some of which specialise in locally caught seafood, and is also well known for its annual jazz festival, which takes place each July. The attractive, Victorian wooden pier offers a great place for a stroll or try fishing, and often used a departure point for divers, it’s a wonderful place to watch the world pass by. The historic Swanage Railway has its terminus in the town and regular nostalgic steam engine trips take tourists for a picturesque 6-mile journey, chugging through lovely countryside to stop just beyond the romantic ruin of Corfe Castle. Nearby Durlston Country Park offers a lovely day out with spectacular coastal walks, dolphin spotting and wildlife watching, together with comfortable viewing points and a well-stocked cafe for a treat after all the fresh air. Take the short drive to Studland, which has one of the finest beaches in the country, surrounded by heathland, together with the regular chain ferry, which crosses the mouth of Poole Harbour to Sandbanks. This truly is a delightful holiday destination at any time of the year.

Region Information

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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