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Bobbin Cottage

(Ref. 1088456)

Swanage, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We chose this cottage as a get away and catch up with friends who lived there."

    The were cobwebs in the bathroom it looked like that had a new induction hob but they had not hob fitted but new new pans to use on it.vwhuch meant our Christmas dinner was really hard to cook,! The sponge they had supplied was old and so made it difficult to clean anything. The smart tv has absolutely no channels so was not very smart at all . We have booked with Sykes holidays for some years now and was shocked there was nothing supplied by the owner. No milk or sugar. We had to purchase a knife to carve our turkey too. All in all we will not be using Sykes again. We talked to the shop owner where we bought our knife and this is why we are complaining.

    Dear Rosemary thank you feeding back. We want our guests to have a warm and welcoming experience and apologise that some things were not satisfactory. Just to reassure you, we have checked that the induction hob works fine, the pans were new this year, there are sharp knives available, and our welcome pack includes tea, milk and biscuits as well as cloths, washing up liquid, salt/pepper and sugar. The smart TV normally has all channels - I’m very sorry that something happened on this occasion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary1.6Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage - well equipped - in a very convenient location."

    When booking I didn't appreciate how difficult it would be for my husband who is slightly disabled - the very steep stairs were very challenging but the toilet on a plinth in the bathroom was particularly daunting!

    Reviewed by Joan4.7Oct 2023

  • "A lovely well equipped, comfortable and clean (apart from the cobwebs on the veluxes) cottage."

    But it is listed as having a garden. Not true. Also part of text says “step outside to the private courtyard to raise a toast to your romantic retreat as the stars begin to fill the sky over Dorset”. What a laugh! The sunless courtyard consisted of a scruffy thin strip with a six foot fence for its boundary. There were 2 flowerpots on a stand, one containing a plastic plant, the other full of stagnant water and also some rusty chairs and table. The funniest item was a deckchair so you could either sit looking at the fence or the back of the property with its myriad of drainpipes. HARDLY ROMANTIC!! Pity because there were some lovely views just over the fence and this is a perfect spot to stay with many Dorset gems in easy reach.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Sep 2023

  • "We re looking to do a lot of walking around swanage area and the location for us was spot on ."

    some great walks on our doorstep .

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Sep 2023

  • "We spent a week at Bobbin cottage and really enjoyed our time there."

    Perfect location close to the beach, walks and places to visit. The cottage was clean tidy and just what we needed. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was difficult to find as I thought it was nearer to the sea than it was."

    There's not alot in aera if your disabled slightly. The owner seemed annoyed I kept phoning for directions. I'm not sure about sleeping 3 The double bed was made up for a couple but it's was two single women. So I took mattress of bed as it was two single a d sleept like that for two nights. I couldn't get the cooker hob working. Apart from that .

    Thank you for providing feedback for Bobbin Cottage. Your booking for the cottage was made on the day of arrival and the owners very kindly rearranged scheduled maintenance work to make the property ready for you. All our guests are sent directions of how to get to the cottage and the owner did his upmost to help you get to the cottage on the several occasions that you called him. If there was a specific requirement for the bed configuration, you should have let us know as we would have been more than happy to arrange it.There are detailed explanations for all the appliances in the booklet in the property,  including the hob. Again, we could have given you some guidance and we do encourage all our guests to contact us at Sykes with any difficulties. It is also worth mentioning that Bobbin Cottage is 5 minutes drive to Swanage beach and a 15 minute walk to the beautiful Jurassic Coast.Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley2.8Aug 2023

  • "A lovely space for 2 people, very well thought out & equipped."

    Clean & contemporary. Only problem was the pillows, flabby & thin & one had awful blood stains, my husband took a photo. Thankfully we took our own pillows.

    Hello Bronwen thank you for letting us know and our apologies that this happened. Although everything was new in April we are now replacing all the pillows, pillowcases and towels as we want the experience to be as good as possible for our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bronwen3.4Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our 4 night stay at Bobbin Cottage."

    A few things to note: The outside space didn't work for us, hence we didnt use it. Could be improved by better furniture, maybe a few plant pots to soften the rather ugly fence. Bathroom handtowel holder kept falling off, at terrifying noise Lampshade on left hand side bedside table was loose

    Reviewed by Ulla4.4Jul 2023

  • "Perfect for a short break away."

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2023

  • "We booked for three people ."

    There was only two thin bath towels and one hand towel for three people! No towel in down stairs loo. No pillow protectors which is basic hygiene . The fridge had milk tea bags and a cheap packet of biscuits. Bathroom heated towel rail sounded like a motorbike when left to heat up. The back patio was a thin strip of concrete surrounded by a high fence.Very disappointed we have stayed in many Sykes cottages this was a real let down.

    Dear Nigel, Thank you for your feedback . It is valuable for us and we will take your comments into consideration. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful area and the surrounding villages, beaches and coastal walks. Warm wishes Guy and Rebecca Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel3.1Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is a delightful place With all that you need for your stay long or sort."

    However it would have been highly appreciated if there was tea, coffee, sugar and milk on arrival as we had traveled for several hours and we're desperate for a drink - but there were only a couple of teas bags and a pint of milk. Furthermore we were one towel short but this was quickly rectified on contacting the letting agency I think a few complimentary items would go along way...

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Jun 2023

  • "Bobbin Cottage was the perfect location for our weekend away - very well appointed, just like its sister property (The Old Haberdashery) which we had visited earlier in the year."

    The location, at the edge of a picturesque village, with commanding views and easy access to Dorset's coastal paths, is a tremendous selling point. Owner, Guy, was friendly and helpful, tireless in (remotely) helping us fathom the workings of an unfamiliar induction hob. We have strongly recommended Bobbin Cottage to friends and family.

    Dear Simon, thanks for taking the trouble to write such a lovely review and for recommending us to your family and friends. We look forward to your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2023

  • "We stayed at Bobbin cottage early June with our dog a cockapoo."

    The cottage is lovely. Perfect for a couple. Several walks from the door. Easily accessible for Swanage, Studland, Poole and Bournemouth. They provided milk, tea, biscuits for arrival. Good information in the property. We took a stair gate to prevent dog getting upstairs. Only negative is the little courtyard doesn't get any sun, otherwise a perfect place.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2023

  • "Super holiday in a super cottage."

    Very pleasant owners. Well equipped and only a short drive from Swanage. Thoroughly recommended.

    Thanks for your kind words Terry. It was nice meeting you. Come back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence5.0May 2023

  • "We were the first people to stay in this rental property and what a lovely property it is."

    Everything you needed was there whether it be pots or pans, throws for the sofa etc. The super king size was so comfortable and I had made the mistake of not realising that you needed to ask for it to be changed from 2 twins to the king size but when we contacted Sykes and they contacted the owner they were only happy to do this. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will reccomend to friends. The cottage is also so close to both Corfe and Swanage, two places well worth a visit. Corfe for its castle, tearooms and pubs. Swanage for its lovely clean beach and safe swimming.

    Thank you Carol. We're very happy that you enjoyed the cottage and the wonderful area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2023

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  • One twin bedroom (zip/link, can super king-size on request, 7 days notice is required) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven, 2-ring induction hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair available on request
  • Roadside parking available
  • A small enclosed private outside area with bistro table and chairs
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles and beach 2.5 miles
  • Note: This property is next to the owner's home
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed upstairs or on furniture
  • Please note there is heavy structural work taking place in the ajoining property, which may be noisy between the hours of 8am-4:30pm Monday's-Friday's until 4th of May 2024.

The property

Swanage 2.7 miles.

Nestled in the charming village of Langton Matravers near Swanage, Dorset is Bobbin Cottage.

This delightful, dog-friendly holiday cottage has elements that date back to the 17th century and benefits from a fabulous location in the breath-taking and historic Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a fantastic setting close to the glorious coast.

It welcomes two guests and one beloved canine companion for a wonderful holiday in a stylish and open-plan dwelling; the perfect choice for couples!

Utilise the roadside parking before stepping into your new home-from-home where you can unwind on the plush sofa while your partner pampers you with a delicious meal prepared in the fully-equipped kitchen.

Dine together at the intimate dining table before settling in for a well-earned night in front of the Smart TV or step outside to the private courtyard to raise a toast to your romantic retreat as the stars begin to fill the sky over Dorset.

When the evening draws to a close, travel to the first floor to wash off the day’s adventures in the sleek en-suite bathroom before sloping off to sleep in the sumptuous super-king-size bed which boasts a handy zip/link function; If you can tear yourself away from this romantic bolthole venture into the nearby coastal town of Swanage where you can stock up on all your self-catering essentials at local shops or enjoy a romantic date night at pubs and restaurants like The Globe Inn, the Black Swan Inn or The Salt Pig Too.

From here you can take a relaxing stroll to the famous Square & Compass pub in Worth Matravers, with an array of magnificent walks close by inlcuding Corfe Castle, Old Harry Rocks and Studland.

For more tasty grub, venture to Studland and pay a visit to The Pig - on the beach and Shell Bay Seafood Restaurant or head to the old Saxon town of Wareham to find The Priory, nestled on the bank of the River Frome.

Be sure to take advantage of the golden shores of Swanage Beach where you can while away sunny days sunbathing, splashing around in the sea of simply admiring the breath-taking sea views; the adventurous among you can even try your hand at thrilling watersports like jet skiing, kayaking and paddle boarding.

The Dorset AONB benefits from a whole host of walking and hiking trails including cliff top walks with unbeatable coastal views, the Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve and the impressive South West Coast Path which spans 630 miles.

Also take a visit to the National trust House, Kingston Lacy which was the residence of the landowner of the cottages All this and more awaits at Bobbin Cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1096532, together sleeping up to 10 guests.

Please note there is heavy structural work taking place in the ajoining property, which may be noisy between the hours of 8am-4:30pm Monday's-Friday's until 4th of April 2024.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

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Please note there is heavy structural work taking place in the ajoining property, which may be noisy between the hours of 8am-4:30pm Monday's-Friday's until 4th of May 2024.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas