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The Old Haberdashery

(Ref. 1096532)

Swanage, Dorset Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a wonderful time there it was a lovely cottage and the owner was very ..."

    Had a wonderful time there it was a lovely cottage and the owner was very helpful it would be helpful if there was a broom in the home just so we not need to take the hoover out

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Mar 2024

  • "Many thanks, we enjoyed our stay despite the weather, and the Haberdashery was lovely, clean, comfortable and a pleasure to be in."

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely holiday over Xmas."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2023

  • "Comfortable and well equipped"

    Reviewed by David4.7Dec 2023

  • "We enjoyed a lovely break at The Old Haberdashery."

    Lovely property in a lovely village, very peaceful and it was a lovely place to come back to after a day out in the questionable weather! The bus stop outside the house is incredibly useful and means no wrestling witn parking etc. There's also a lovely small shop which is attached to the local pub which is great for your morning coffee (and cake!). We thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

    Reviewed by Aileen4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a really lovely stay here."

    Spotlessly clean and a great location. Comfortable and very quiet. All important factors. The only mistakes made were ours - we hadn't realised there wasn't a WC upstairs. Nor did we realise there was no sitting out area or direct access to the garden in the photo. And we were blessed with great weather in October. But we recognise that this was OUR oversight and we'd had plenty of sunshine anyway!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage great for easy commute to and from places, lovely walks across the road we enjoyed our stay and thinking about booking again next year the owners left some milk and biscuits which was very good of them so we could have a cuppa on arrival."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely week here, situated at the top of the village, walking distance to the pub which is a traditional pub with really good food, the pizzas at the weekend are amazing."

    Great location for exploring Studland and west Dorset coast, towns and villages. For dog owners there is no direct access to a secure garden so need to lead up to take out, not a problem for us for a week. The property is very nice, two bedrooms upstairs, bathroom, kitchen and lounge on the ground floor. Would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Old Haberdashery was the perfect base for our short stay in Dorset."

    Comfortable, spacious and very well-appointed, this property is wonderfully situated for coastal walks and with easy access to local amenities.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property - plenty of space for our family of 6 and a dog for the weekend."

    Only slight drawback would be lack of outside space if going in good weather and wanting to enjoy summer evenings outside. But all in all a great place, in a great location. We had a wonderful weekend

    Thanks Tim for taking the trouble to feed back. Much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful property to stay in with its own interesting history."

    Recently renovated and everything is new and sparkling. Plenty of space and light within the property with quality fittings and furnishings. Cosy and warm and very comfortable beds. Good shower and kitchen facilities. The sofa bed in the living room is a very nice touch. There was five of us and we had plenty of space. The owner is also warm and welcoming. Location is brilliant. So much to see and do all within 20 to 30 minutes drive. Even some nice walks from the village itself and adjacent village. Do not hesitate to book this beautiful and also very reasonably priced property if you are considering a holiday in the Poole area.

    Thank you so much for this review Gavyn. We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavyn5.0Apr 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire and sofa bed
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Roadside parking available
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles and beach 2.5 miles
  • Note: This property is adjoining the owner's home
  • Note: There is an excellent sofa bed sleeping an additional two guests, but please bring bedding for this
  • 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.

Resting in the charming village of Langton Matravers close to the idyllic coastal town of Swanage in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is The Old Haberdashery.

This wonderful holiday home is aptly named after its old purpose a sewing shop in the village and retains its charm with exposed stone walls, original beams and velux windows, it also benefits from a fabulous location within reach of the golden shores of Swanage Beach and the wonders of the AONB; the perfect choice for families, friends or couples looking for a fun-filled holiday with their dog.

Cross the threshold into an open-plan living space where the warmth of the electric fire greets you, step straight into the fully-equipped kitchen to help whip up delcious meals that the whole family can enjoy around the dining table.

After dinner, grab some tasty treats, a glass of your favourite tipple and sink into either of the plush sofas to enjoy a well-earned movie night on the Smart TV.

When sleep calls, head into the ground-floor bathroom to freshen up before catching up on some sleep in either the king-size or twin bedroom on the first floor; there is also a handy sofa bed for additional guests or flexible sleeping arrangements.

Find your local amenities in Swanage which is also home to a variety of welcoming pubs and restaurants including Gee Whites Seafood, Salt Pig Too, The White Horse Inn or The Black Swan Inn.

Foodies may also appreciate a day in Studland where The Pig - on the beach and Shell Bay Seafood Restaurant offers plenty of tasty fare, or head to the old Saxon town of Wareham to find The Priory, a charming pub resting along the River Frome.

Outdoor enthusiasts will also be in their element thanks to the 630 mile long South West Coast path, the shores of Swanage Beach which offers exciting watersports like kayaking and paddle boarding and Kimmeridge Bay which is the perfect spot for rockpooling, snorkelling and surfing.

From here you can also embark on a relaxing stroll to the charming Square & Compass pub in Worth Matravers, perfect for refuelling after exploring a plethora of fantastic walks along the Jurassic Coast such as Old Harry Rocks.

History is also woven throughout the surrounding area, tour the 1000 year old ruins of Corfe Castle, the clifftop Clavell Tower or venture further afield to visit the Red House Museum and Gardens and Norman House.

Also take a visit to the National trust House, Kingston Lacy which was the residence of the landowner of the cottages.

Make unforgettable memories at The Old Haberdashery.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1088456, 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 £250.

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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 April 2024.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas