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Higgledy Piggledy Cottage

Swanage, Dorset (Ref. 1050784)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Enjoying a wonderful position at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast, amidst the hustle and bustle of Swanage is the quaint, terraced Higgledy Piggledy Cottage.

This charming retreat is perfect for families seeking a base in which to call home as they explore the dramatic beauty of the Jurassic Coast and the plethora of things to do within the area.

Enter the cottage and be welcomed into the real home from home sitting room, where the character exudes from the exposed stone-built wall.

Look forward snuggling down on winter’s evening and getting cosy on the sofas, as you tune into the TV.

Move through the property and head into the kitchen, which enjoys a contemporary design and everything you could possibly need to cater some delicious dishes, as well as a dishwasher to offer a helping hand.

Once your meal is ready, regroup with your loved ones at the dining table to relish in some much-needed catch up time and pop open a bottle of something to cheers to a wonderful holiday in Dorset.

On the ground floor find a family bathroom with a shower over bath.

When sleep calls, make your way upstairs where you will find a choice of three elegantly appointed bedrooms.

On the second floor there is the master bedroom which boasts a double bed and patio doors that opens up on to a patio area with table and chairs, making a perfect spot for a cup of tea in the morning and a spacious single bedroom.

Stairs will lead you up to a twin bedroom, offering a PS4 and flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of any party make-up.

To the exterior is a wonderful garden area, where younger guests of the group can look forward to playing on the lawn area, whilst the adults enjoy a spot of alfresco dining during a balmy afternoon.

Head into the centre of Swanage, where you will be delighted to find independent butchers, bakers, fishmongers, farm shops and supermarkets, accompanied by a range of pubs for that well-deserved pint or fine dining restaurants to sample freshly caught seafood.

If you are visiting during Regatta and Carnival Week, look forward to the lively atmosphere of a Caribbean-style event with dancing, music and spectacular fireworks.

Attractions from the cottage includes the Swanage Railway, where you can hop on board a stream train, taking you through the beautiful Purbeck countryside and past Corfe Castle and back to the sandy beach of Swanage.

Stroll the characterful pier of Swanage before you soak up the sunshine at the beach or uncover the town’s past at the museum to gain an insight of the dinosaurs that once walked the Jurassic Coast.

Head out of town to discover more of the Jurassic Coast, recognised by the UNESCO for its outstanding geology, offering spectacular cliff top walks to discover the geology of 185 million years and breath-taking coastal views.

With both coast and countryside of Dorset awaiting to be discovered, Higgledy Piggledy Cottage is the perfect place to bring your loved ones to.

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with balcony, 1 x twin, 1 x small double
  • Ground floor Bathroom with shower over bath, basin, WC and washing machine
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Rear garden with lawn area and patio area with table and chairs
  • Wi-Fi
  • PS4 in twin bedroom
  • Roadside parking on a first come first served basis
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: The property has steep steps

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: Stairs inside the cottage are quite steep - children need to be supervised at all times.
Note: Steps leading up to garden area - children need to be supervised at all times.
Note: The neighbouring property has access to the back garden in case of emergencies.
Note: Please note that the TV has now been removed from the master bedroom.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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