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Coombe Orchard

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

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125 Customer Reviews

  • "We were made to feel very welcome by the hosts."

    The cottage was perfect for us, as it had a lot of outside space and being dog friendly fitted us perfectly. Close enough to town but far enough to be relaxed. The cottage had everything we needed plus some lovely touches. The cooking facilities were really very good and we were able to cook proper food without any problem. We have had a lovely holiday at Coombe Orchard.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2024

  • "Absolutley spot on."

    clean tidy everything you need to a high standard, nothing too much trouble, even found my wife a walking stick.. recommend the cottage to anyone especially dog friendly. we had a smashing week thank you Jill and John. many thanks Allan and Judith Howard and Rosie the dog

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had a lovely time, in a friendly place."

    To be recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2024

  • "Gill & John are very welcoming, as always."

    The Studio is clean and comfortable, has everything you need, it’s home from home for us. The welcome tray is greatly appreciated, as is the milk. The walks around the area are amazing, we’ve been staying for a few years now and still find new places to walk with our dog. Thank you, see you again next year

    Reviewed by June5.0Jun 2024

  • "Excellent facilities, superb garden in a stunning position, very welcoming had a wonderful holiday will certainly be going back."

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0May 2024

  • "If you are a couple with or without Dogs, and are planning to visit and stay in Swanage there is only one place to stay and that is Coombe Cottage, we cannot recommend it enough."

    The owners Gill and John are really lovely people they make you feel welcome from the very start of your stay to the end of it. Coombe Cottage is so very clean and comfortable, a real home from home. The garden is a superb large space to relax in with picturesque surroundings. Coombe Cottage is within easy reach of Swanage town centre and is situated perfectly for visits to Corfe Castle and Lulworth Cove. Make Coombe Cottage your choice of a place to say, you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Bernard J W5.0May 2024

  • "Another lovely holiday at Coombe Orchard - everything was great, as it has always been."

    What a pleasure to do the local walks, enjoy the garden, and sample good food at The Black Swan and Java cafe in Swanage. Thankyou Gill and John - we hope to be back soon

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2024

  • "The accommodation was superb."

    It was perfectly located for us within east walking distance of the town and nearby villages. We were surrounded by beautiful walks and scenery. We’ve booked again next year!!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2024

  • "We absolutely love Coombe Orchard"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2024

  • "Warm, comfortable, inviting, spotlessly clean, everything you could want from a ..."

    Warm, comfortable, inviting, spotlessly clean, everything you could want from a holiday cottage, lovely patio area with gorgeous view around the very large garden, Gill the host was very welcoming and helpful, highly recommended

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Feb 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our visit made extremely welcome by Gill ( the owner) had a previous conversation with her about a bakery in Swanage and Gill went to the trouble to buy a Dorset Bloomer for us."

    The wild deer in the garden were an extra attraction for us and our two dogs. Would throughly recommend Coombe Orchard for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fabulous accomodation."

    Perfect for a couple and one dog. Everything you could possibly need and more. Lovely owners. Great location with walks from the door .

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a wonderfully relaxing stay at Coombe Orchard."

    The owners have thought of every convenience to make for a delightful holiday and have gone above and beyond in leaving a welcome pack which included treats for the dog! They are kind and helpful but not at all intrusive. Fantastic large garden space for both dogs and humans to enjoy, with regular glimpses of local wildlife. Good local pubs and Swanage/Corfe/Wareham nearby, and handy bus stop too for venturing further afield if you don't want to drive. Easy parking on site. Superb! Thank you again to the owners.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Nov 2023

  • "My dog and I just had an excellent week at Coombe Orchard which is really ideally situated for a multitude of walks - long and short- without having to use the car."

    It has ample and secure parking, a very large enclosed and well-maintained back garden, great for dogs and overlooking lovely countryside. We saw deer grazing amongst the cows in the adjacent field. The beautiful cottage was spotless, tastefully decorated, extremely well equipped, warm and comfortable. It was obvious that everything had been carefully thought through to make guests' stay easy and agreeable. The owners, Mr and Mrs Curtis, offered us a warm welcome, were discreet and attentive to our needs. Should I be lucky enough to go back to that fantastic part of the world, I would definitely love to stay at Coombe Orchard again.

    Reviewed by Beatrice5.0Nov 2023

  • "Owners Gill and John very friendly and accommodating, left a lovely tray full of goodies on arrival plus milk/tea."

    Garden great for our greyhound, wonderful to see deer (incl. stag!) in garden too. Living/kitchen area slightly cramped. Didn't hear traffic despite being just off main road, great walk for dog uphill to priests way. Easy drive to Swanage, Corfe Castle and Studland Bay. Had a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Oct 2023

  • "The second visit to Coombe Orchard in the space of 6 months - which should be taken as a commendation in itself."

    The cottage is perfectly situated to give ready to so much, whether on foot or by short car journey. We walked 45 miles in three and a half days and the furthest we drove was 5 miles. After all that, the cottage and the grounds are the perfect location to recover.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Gill and John were brilliant hosts, all the little touches made our stay all the better."

    Would highly recommend the cottage. We are hoping to return in the future. Haley Kevin and Toby x

    Reviewed by Haley5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely holiday cottage ideal for 2 people."

    Gill and John were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Gwenda4.7Aug 2023

  • "This was our 3rd stay at this property and we loved it just as much."

    Everything about the property and location is spot on and the owners are lovely people . We highly recommend this and will be back for more !! Best Wishes Stuart and Denise

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2023

  • "A great stay, lovely small cottage with very good facilities ."

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Jun 2023

  • "Although compact this cottage had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay - plenty of equipment and the patio chairs and table were really great!"

    We used them everyday to have breakfast outside in the glorious sunshine! Nice and close to Swanage and the Co-op store was really good. Have a ride on the Swanage railway - it's great! Jill & John were very welcoming and left you to your own devices but were available if you needed them Being able to recycle was an added bonus compared to other places we have stayed and there was even a dog "poo" bin!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely property which was accurately described in the brochure."

    It was clean and very well appointed with a large well maintained garden which was enjoyed by our two dogs. Coombe Orchard provided an ideal base to explore the beautiful Isle of Purbeck. We will recommend this property to others. Many thanks to our hosts Gill and John.

    Reviewed by Wyn5.0May 2023

  • "A superb cottage and garden, totally relaxing."

    Very clean, and comfortable with everything you need for your stay, included was an amazing Welcome pack it also had treats for our dogs. It was a real pleasure to meet Gill and John the owners, they are both very friendly and helpful. The location of Coombe Orchard cottage is excellent for getting to Swanage and surrounding areas such as Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove and Durdle door. Coombe Orchard cottage is a must if you want to visit the gorgeous Jurassic coastline.

    Reviewed by Bernard J W5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely love Coombe Orchard…."

    . it’s our little bit of heaven in the chaotic world we live in….it’s home from home. John and Gill are always welcoming, it’s fresh, clean and has everything you need for your stay. It also has fresh flowers, milk for a cuppa and a few goodies, a lovely greeting to start our holiday. Thank you so much, we return home relaxed and ready to start again but knowing we’re back next year.

    Reviewed by June5.0May 2023

  • "We had another enjoyable holiday at Coombe Orchard."

    Gill and John make you very welcome and thank you for all the special touches and treats that await you upon your arrival. We look forward to our next visit. Kind regards Lisa, Marcus and Missy

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "No complaints from us."

    Very well looked after property. And most important to us very clean. The property is fitted out with quality products, the owners have worked hard to archive this. Perfect for 2 people plus dog's. Location was also good for moving around the local area.

    Reviewed by Les5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our stay at Combe Orchard was brilliant."

    Gill and John the owners were very welcoming and very helpful when we had a problem with one of our dogs. The property has everything you need and the enclosed garden is great if you want to let your dogs off lead. Just watch out for the resident deer as they visit early morning and at dusk. Will definitely be returning as its a great base from which to explore Swanage and the surrounding area. Many Thanks.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2023

  • "There is a sense of spaciousness about the accommodation."

    Facilities are excellent and it is really comfortable - it offers all that you would want so that you can focus on enjoying your stay and fulfilling any plans you might have. It is very well-situated in terms of what can be readily accessed whether by car or on foot, the latter with The Gully 50 yards along the road and Priest's Way and the coastal path beyond, and it is easy to avoid getting caught up in the drag of any traffic in Swanage. The proximity of the B-road up through Langton Matravers was really helpful in getting to Worth Matravers and Kingston and the prime walking country the area offers. The hosts are very thoughtful (and it was good to know that you could strike up a conversation about Raymond Chandler without batting an eyelid), as well as accommodating - I was able to arrive at 1pm which meant that I could get a 10-mile walk in before dusk. I will certainly be looking to return again at some point.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Mar 2023

  • "WOW just back from a 3 night stay at Coombe Orchard, close to Swanage."

    Gill and John were fantastic hosts. Lots of thoughtful touches, accommodation was ideal for us (2 adults and our German Shepherd) huge enclosed garden and some beautiful walks close by. I shall be telling all my friends about this gem - thanks Jill we'll definitely return in the future! X

    Reviewed by Jules5.0Feb 2023

  • "Such a beautiful well set out property."

    Gill was so lovely and very helpful. Lots of walks enjoyed, Priests way, Dancing ledge, Swanage. Only about 10 minutes from Arne Nature Reserve and it was fantastic. Lots to see and do, dogs welcome at cottage and even get a treat. Absolutely, loved all the personal touches. Will definitely visit again and highly recommend others pay you a visit.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2023

  • "Coombe orchard is comfortable warm , perfect location for walks, john and jill great hosts , would we stay there again , definitely, even if it's to return the coffee and salt and pepper I packed by mistake , sorry jill , thankyou janice and den ."

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Jan 2023

  • "A most hospitable welcome and a lovely place to spend our Christmas break with our two dogs."

    The owners greeted us with a xmas welcome pack and had decorated the cottage for us. The enclosed rear garden was ideal for the pooches and they took great interest in the deer and stag that occasionally visited. The cottage is warm and comfortable and very " user friendly". We enjoy this part of the world and will rebook again.

    Reviewed by Phill5.0Dec 2022

  • "We loved staying at Coombe Orchard."

    The photos do not do it justice. It is so cozy and has everything you need for a perfect holiday. The owners John and Gill were very friendly and were also very informative. If they hadn’t told us about Tyneham Village we would never have known about it. It was a lovely experience and we recommend that anyone who visits Dorset must visit this place. The welcome pack was lovely Tea and coffee everything we needed, and the deer in the garden just beautiful. Coombe Ochard is the perfect place for visiting Swanage, Weymouth and the surrounding area. We will be back next year.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent all round."

    A very comfortable billet. Close to all Swanage has to offer. Easy parking, plenty of space. Good shower. I would certainly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Maurice5.0Nov 2022

  • "We returned for another stay at this lovely well kept property."

    Easy access to walking along Priests Way to various places along the coast. We received a warm welcome as before from Gill and John, who are next door if needed. Hoping to book again! Thank you : )

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had such a lovely week and a very comfortable stay at Coombe Orchard."

    There was everything we needed and the welcome treats were a wonderful extra. Fantastic access to coastal walks via Priest's Way. Lovely to see the deer in the back garden! We had great days out at rspb Arne, monkey world, Kingston Lacy, and a couple of great coastal walks to Durlston, Dancing Ledge and St Aldhelm's. A lovely place to stay, highly recommend, thank you!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed another holiday at this excellent property managed by lovely owners."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful weeks stay at Coombe Orchard."

    Very comfortable and clean cottage with everything provided. Delightful welcome pack with a bottle of cider, prosecco and treats for the dog! The garden is large and gated with a lovely patio. Henry our dog loved it especially when we had an unexpected visit from a deer! Gill and John, the owners, live next door and were very welcoming. Large off street parking space is a bonus as well. Will certainly go back next time we visit Swanage.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2022

  • "We couldn’t of wished for a better cottage to stay at."

    Owners were very helpful. Cottage was very comfortable and homely, and we would love to stay there again in the future. Haley, Kevin and our dog Toby

    Reviewed by Haley5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great cottage in a lovely location. Hosts very friendly and welcoming. Will definitely be staying again.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Jul 2022

  • "Perfect. Outstanding accommodation and hosts."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was our 2nd visit here."

    We had a wonderful week again. Everything about the cottage is first class and the owners are lovely helpful people. We love the place and will be back again, already can't wait !! Highly recommended Stuart and Denise from Leeds

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, great surroundings, if have a dog, fantastic area for them to run and play."

    Great walks on the door step. 20 min walk in to town, 25 to 30 coming back (up hill). The accommodation was is really nice, just right for two people, host’s very friendly. Really recommend, hope we can return one day.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property with a beautiful garden."

    Well equipped with everything you would need and very clean. Plenty of helpful leaflets on places of interest nearby. Whole area is very dog friendly which is a big plus for us! Owners are next door , very friendly and helpful but not invasive! We had a lovely week. Thank you, Gill & John!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely love staying here."

    So welcoming are Gill and John, love the treats too! …and the milk for a cuppa when you arrive, so thoughtful. Its convenient for everything for us, we feel it’s all at our fingertips. See you next year and ‘thank you’

    Reviewed by June5.0May 2022

  • "Great cottage,great weather,had a really good stay as per usual Thanks Derek & Janet and dogs"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    A credit to owners Jill and John, it was comfortable, warm and super clean. Everything was catered form cooking utensils, extra toilet roll (not many places supply in case your caught short) to the beautiful toiletries. The welcome gift was lovely and the dogs enjoyed their snacks. Comfy bed and sofa. Close to all sight seeing, swanage, Corfe castle, wareham, Studland, Durdle Door, some not all of the places I visited. Brown Sea Island. Jill was knowledgable and helpful with areas to visit walks for dogs. I would recommend priests way - fabulous with stunning views. Wild life is abundant for photography. Amazing large garden which was safe for dogs. Weather was beautiful too. We will revisit.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable, convenient location."

    The owners were friendly and welcoming, with recommendations for places to see and eat out in the locality. The property enjoys a beautiful outlook and has a large garden with a secluded patio at the back of the property and garden furniture We had a lovely, relaxing time.

    Reviewed by Julia4.1Apr 2022

  • "Very nice accommodation, very clean and tidy, very helpful owner thank you."

    Lovely character cottage in great location with fantastic views.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at Coombe Orchard."

    The place was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and warm. The thoughtful touches like the mini hamper, dog treats, milk etc were a kind gesture and a pleasant surprise upon arrival. The grounds were amazing too and ideal for our little dog Missy. John and Chris made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely be going there again and would highly recommend. Kindest regards Lisa and Marcus

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent property, comfortable and furnished to a high standard."

    Very well located for coastal and inland walking as well as the beaches. Don't be put off by the one room property it feels spacious.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jan 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Combe Orchard, Swanage, and look forward to another holiday there next year."

    It was so nice to receive a warm welcome from Gill, who also gave an introduction to the walks nearby. We were lucky with the weather, and walked every day. The nearby Priests Way walk was a bonus, with us visiting Worth Matravers, Durlston and Swanage - so many lovely views along the way. We looked forward each day to getting back and enjoying our holiday home - it was clean, cosy, with quality furnishings and kitchen ware. How nice to wake up and see deer in the garden outside! Truly a lovely setting, with owners that care and offer friendly advice if needed. Thank you Gill and John for the happy memories we now have.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful, well-equipped accommodation in a convenient location within a short drive (or half-hour walk) of Swanage."

    It is also on the bus route to Swanage or to other nearby towns, such as Wareham or Poole. The cottage was immaculately presented,warm and clean, with a large, beautiful private garden, including outside area to sit and relax. Inside is a light and tastefully decorated open-plan living/dining/kitchen space, with ample storage. There is a modern bathroom with underfloor heating and heated towel rail and an entrance hall with space for coats and boots etc and housing the fridge, freezer and microwave with some worktop space. Private parking is secure and right outside the front door. The hosts, who live in the cottage alongside are friendly and most helpful without being intrusive. The accommodation is dog friendly and there are countryside walks right from the door. A generous welcome pack was provided. All in all, a great choice and a venue we would not hesitate to recommend very highly.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Oct 2021

  • "Impeccably clean, well equipped, very cosy and comfortable."

    Use of the large garden and new private patio area are a real bonus. A beautiful cottage, ideally placed for people who enjoy walking in the gorgeous Purbecks and along the coast paths, straight from the cottage door. The welcome pack was a lovely addition, the owners are the perfect hosts, there if you need them. A great place for dog lovers, we're already planning on going back next year. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent location, huge garden, well equipped cottage and delightful owners."

    Ideal for a couple. Our second holiday and we’ll come again.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely clean & comfortable cottage with a beautiful large garden."

    Great location for exploring the local area. Lovely hosts and a very generous welcome pack. We would love to go back!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great accommodation,lovely weather what more could you ask for"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed staying at this property."

    The facilities were first class and the hosts were wonderful. Could not be bettered and we can't wait to visit again

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2021

  • "Amazing place, the cottage and garden were perfect, short walk into Swanage ..."

    Amazing place, the cottage and garden were perfect, short walk into Swanage beautiful area, hosts were lovely nothing was too much

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jul 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay, the accommodation was clean and comfortable."

    We were made to feel very welcome and would recommend a stay at Orchard cottage

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a beautiful place this is."

    The owners are very accommodating and extremely helpful. The place is well equipped and the cleanliness is outstanding. You will not regret booking here at all. There was a lovely and thoughtful welcome pack which included treats for our little dog.. we will definitely be back again! Thank you so much for making our holiday perfect! We couldn’t ask for anything more! John, Kelly & Winnie xx

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jun 2021

  • "As always, lovely cottage, lovely setting, didn't want to leave."

    Already have next visit booked.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very pleased with the accommodation, the location and the huge garden"

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2021

  • "Jill and John were great host's, and the accomodation was spotless."

    Near to all main attractions,and our two dogs loved the garden

    Reviewed by Norman4.7May 2021

  • "Coombe Orchard is a beautiful quiet cottage with a large secluded garden."

    It is a quality, spotless accommodation with a large comfy bed. We were provided with a welcome gift of goodies plus tea, coffee & milk to start the holiday off perfectly. The cottage is a lovely place to stay to either relax or use as a base to discover the surrounding area. Swanage seafront is a leisurely half hour walk & the cottage is also on a handy bus route as well. Jill & John made us feel very welcome & we will definitely be going back

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Furnished to a high standard and spotlessly clean. We were made to feel so welcome, even with some goodies on our arrival, including biscuits for our dog which was lovely. Stunning and enormous garden, which is frequently regularly by a herd of deer... you do need to be careful with your dog. Comfortable patio where you can sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. There are a few good walks immediately behind the cottage,plus, it’s in a great location for local beauty spots. Would thoroughly recommend and we will definitely be going back

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Apr 2021

  • "We spent a wonderful week at Combe Orchard (2 adults & 2 dogs) The cottage had everything we needed, is spotlessly clean & has a great garden with a patio area which is surrounded by all kinds of wildlife."

    (Deer, woodpeckers, foxes etc) We would highly recommend this cottage as a place to stay for exploring Dorset & Jill & John made us feel extremely welcome.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Apr 2021

  • "Lovely and cosy cottage absolutely spotless warm welcome and goodies as well highly recommended."

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great holiday,lovely cottage,clean tidy had great time,lovely weather"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    The delightful owners were friendly, helpful and informative and provided welcome gifts for both us and our dog. Everything in the cottage was of a high standard providing comfort and warmth. The very large garden was well equipped with garden furniture. The location was ideal for a holiday in the Isle of Purbeck. We have already re-booked the cottage for our next holiday!

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great weather all week,lovely stay at cottage."

    Great coastal walks

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely place to rest and relax - beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean."

    Friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great location, lovely hosts and the cottage was spotlessly clean with everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2020

  • "What a fabulous 5 night break, Mrs Curtis met us on arrival & showed us everything we needed to know."

    The cottage itself has everything you need, superb bathroom, comfy large bed. As for the garden, its huge, our dogs loved it, in the summer it must be awesome!!! The local pub, The Kings Arms, is less than 15 minutes away, great food & very welcoming locals. The cottage is a great location, close to Corfe Castle, Tyneham Village, Studland & Swanage Town. All in all a great break. Mark & Kim. 28/2/20 to 4/3/20

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2020

  • "Very friendly and helpful host."

    A lot of thought had been given to the layout of the cottage. Generous welcome pack which included something for our dog.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Feb 2020

  • "Warm Welcome from Gill the owner of the property."

    She went the extra mile and left lots of goodies. Even for our dog. Luxurious toiletries also and plenty of kitchen equipment. Great location for exploring the area. Would fully recommend the cottage. Lots of wildlife in the garden Bev and Ian

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great cottage,great owners"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2019

  • "The owners Gill & John met us on arrival and made us very welcome."

    They also left us a welcome basket of of goodies. We found the place very comfortable and cosy. Would recommend it to any couple for a relaxing time. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2019

  • "We very much enjoyed our holiday, even though the weather was not very good, the apartment, Coombe Orchard, was very well laid out and everything you need for a good holiday."

    This is the second time we have stayed at Coombe Orchard and will definately go back at some point in the future. Thanks to Mr and Mrs Curtis for making us so welcome. Regards Sue Nichols

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2019

  • "An exceedingly comfortable quality cottage with friendly and helpful hosts, perfectly situated for exploring the Purbecks on the edge of lovely Swanage."

    The large garden was a real bonus!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2019

  • "Really enjoyed staying here."

    It was convenient to all we wanted and had everything we needed. Owner John was very welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by June5.0Sep 2019

  • "This is our 2nd visit to this cottage and we will definitely visit again - superb pet friendly accomodation, spotless and very attractive with a lovely garden - delightful owners provide quality accomodation and make your stay even better with quality tojletries, lovely welcome package and even provided dog bowls and blankets if needed."

    The only thing I would say would make it even more desirable would be to provide wi-fi - I,m sad to say we did miss it over the week, but it really didn't spoil our enjoyment of this lovely place!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2019

  • "This cottage was in a great spot to access lots of walking above Swanage and the surrounding countryside."

    It was a really good base and it was very clean with a fantastic garden perfect for our dog. One thing that would have made it slightly better would have been if there was access to the garden directly from the back of the cottage and if there had been a small patio area.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely holiday,weather was good."

    Excellent cottage as usual

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Aug 2019

  • "This was a beautiful holiday cottage."

    The owners was lovely and showed us around. Our dog was in her element with a beautiful big private garden. We had a lovely break and even when we arrived we had a big bottle of Prosecco milk tea coffee and the basics to get you started. Even the bathroom products are really good quality. I wouldn’t hesitate anybody to book this holiday cottage. As a family I would definitely return here as it was such a relaxing place.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Aug 2019

  • "We couldn't have wished for a warmer welcome, and recieved most useful advice on places to visit."

    The location was great for us as there was so much to see in this part of Dorset without travelling more than 20 miles. The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable with a great bath and shower. Loved seeing the deer in the garden... A real bonus.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2019

  • "Mr & Mrs Curtis provide excellent facilities this has been our 6/7th visit and we are likely to come again as we love the resorts of the Isle of Purbeck."

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2019

  • "What a little gem."

    Best place we have found over the last 6 years visiting Dorset. Spotlessly clean, everything you could want, very generous welcome gifts for us and our dog. Glorious garden for the dog. Easy access to Studland, which we love. Good food outlets in Swanage, and you must try ‘Love Cake’ in Swanage High St for afternoon tea. Do make sure you know there is no WiFi, but it didn’t spoil our holiday. Will be going back again to this little gem. Thanks Gill. Bill & Pat Marsden

    Reviewed by William4.7Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for two people we even took our big German Shepard with us, the walks in the area were great, the area is very dog friendly."

    The cottage was great for buses and train and only about 30 - 45 minutes walk into Swanage. The garden in the cottage was wonderful for us and the dog. The owners were very nice people and supplied things you didn't expect. Would be only too please to return there in the future.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2019

  • "Ideal location for visiting all the local beauty spots."

    Very peaceful. Beautiful large garden for sole use of anyone staying there. Exceptionally clean and superbly equipped with everything you could wish for in a self catering holiday. Friendly, helpful owners Jill and John. Looking forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    Excellent location. Just felt garden wasn’t very dog friendly as previous two cottage stays. Owners very nice

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage,comfortable,with nice welcome package."

    Excellent large garden,had a wonderful holiday, going back in august

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very well placed for visiting the coast and other areas of interest."

    Enjoyed the privacy and relaxing atmosphere. Made very welcome. A very refreshing break. Did the priests way walk from cottage to worth and enjoyed the views and saw deer on the way. The pub in worth was very enjoyable serving pasty and home made cider. Loved Studland bay and country park walks with Corfe views amazing.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, warm and clean."

    We appreciated the Welcome pack. Mrs. Curtis is a real star!

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Feb 2019

  • "The Cottage is very comfortable and has all you need and more."

    Lots of little touches that make you feel welcome (e.g. the dog biscuits, prosecco and florentines). The owners are very friendly and also make you feel welcome, they clearly care about their cottage and that their visitors have a great stay. This was our second visit and we will stay again I'm sure. Stayed April 2018

    Mrs ChatwinApr 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, ideal for two plus dog!"

    Great walks in the area. Our third visit so we obviously like it there. Stayed February 2018

    Mrs Gabrielle HadleyMar 2018

  • "We had an amazing weekend, the cottage was just perfect, the owners, communications and directions were perfect."

    We were met on arrival and shown around. We wanted for nothing all weekend every little thing we could possibly need in a rental had been thought about down to the finest detail. The cottage was beautifully clean, very comfortable bed and great location for walking straight from the door. Exactly what we were looking for would highly recommend and stay there again.

    Mrs WilsonNov 2017

  • "Fresh milk was in the fridge on our arrival and also some chocolate treats which was a lovely welcoming gesture."

    Mr and Mrs Curtis have done a wonderful job on making the cottage a home from home and made you feel more than welcome. We would not hesitate to recommend it to other people and infact we already have. Thank you for a great stay x

    Mrs Dernnan-FenderNov 2017

  • "This was our third holiday here, it's cosy, comfy just the right size for two people."

    Everything you want is here, the owners could not be more friendly and helpful. Looking forward to going back next year. Stayed September 2017.

    Mrs StevensSep 2017

  • "The service from Dream Cottages was brilliant and booking our cottage was very easy."

    The cottage (Combe Orchard) that we rented was superb. Spotless inside with all modern fixtures and fittings. The enclosed garden was great for our 2 dogs to run around and play. The location was excellent for a base to visit all of the local sights and only a 20 minute walk to the coast. John and Jill the owners are a wonderful couple whom made our holiday stay a real pleasure and we will definitely be going back in the near future. Stayed August 2017

    Mr Richard HarrisonSep 2017

  • "We have stayed at this property previously and were not disappointed."

    We were made very welcome by the owners with complimentary milk and wine on arrival so that we could have a lovely cup of tea after a long journey. The accommodation was well equipped, clean and comfortable. (The bed was extremely comfortable.) The bathroom was nice and roomy with a good size bath and a lovely shower. I would certainly recommend this property to friends and would certainly book this property again - stayed July 2017

    Mrs Karen VincentAug 2017

  • "Thank you excellent in every respect - Stayed July 2017"

    Mr John HealeyAug 2017

  • "A perfect cottage for 2."

    Beautiful, tranquil garden for sitting out in a a summers evening. Also the bed is extremely comfortable which was a definite bonus. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.Stayed July 2017

    Mrs Barbara BalmJul 2017

  • "A perfect get away for two."

    Very high quality cottage. Lovely garden and very amenable owners. Stayed June 2017

    Mr Colin AitkenJul 2017

  • "This is a lovely cottage."

    A warm welcome from Gill on arrival. Cottage very clean and well equipped with all I needed for a comfortable holiday base. I was delighted to be told that an adjacent footpath lead to a wonderful selection of coastal paths! This was really a dream cottage for me and I would love to come back another year. My thanks to all at Dream Cottages who helped me select such a perfect property. Stayed May 2017

    Mr Peter PrattJun 2017

  • "Easy booking process."

    The cottage was absolutely delightful and just perfect for two people. Would highly recommend it. Stayed April 2017

    Mrs Maria HorwellMay 2017

  • "Lovely little place situated outside Swanage on the road to Corfe."

    Great location for exploring local area. Lots of lovely walks. Very well equipped and bed was very comfortable. Garden is beautiful and we were treated to a visit from a mother and baby deer one evening . We stayed with our dog over Easter and had a great time. Owner was very helpful. I have no reservation in recommending this property. Stayed April 2017

    Ms Berenice McCallMay 2017

  • "Very nice and clean, lovely owners and situation, would recommend."

    Stayed September 2016

    Mr John TaylorOct 2016

  • "This was our third holiday in this wonderful little cottage the owners could not be more friendly and helpful."

    We have now booked up next year. Looking forward already. Stayed September 2016

    Mrs StevensOct 2016

  • "On arrival my daughter & I had a lovely warm welcome from the owner with tea, coffee, milk & much to my daughters delight a packet of local biscuits being left for us in the property."

    The accommodation was beautiful, very well thought out & a real little home from home. Our 2 small dogs loved the garden, they enjoyed playing & laying in the Dorset sunshine. We had excellent weather & visited numerous areas in & around Swanage. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you :) - stayed August 2016

    Mrs Alexandra Rose-FoxellSep 2016

  • "Well designed unit with good location on outskirts of Swanage - our third visit ..."

    Well designed unit with good location on outskirts of Swanage - our third visit reflects our satisfaction - stayed July 2016

    Mr Michael ImrieAug 2016

  • "We had a fabulous time at Coombe cottage."

    It is perfectly located for exploring the Dorset coast. Also easy to walk into swanage as well. The cottage was lovely, very clean, with all amenities required. But with a modern, but homely feel. We took our little dog fleur with us and she loved the garden as did we. Would like to thank John and his wife for letting us enjoy the fruits of their labour. They have created a wonderful place to relax and enjoy - stayed June 2016

    Ms VallanceJun 2016

  • "Comfortable stay at Coombe Orchard, had everything we needed during our stay, lovely garden for exclusive use."

    Enjoyed our stay and Coombe Orchard was in an ideal place for visiting nearby places. No complaints. Thanks. Stayed May 2016

    Ms Andrea KimberleeMay 2016

  • "Lovely accomodation ,very clean and very comfortable."

    Large garden was a bonus for the dogs. Stayed April 2016

    Mr Andre SethMay 2016

  • "Property was good and our dog loved the garden."

    Stayed April 2016

    Mrs NewmanApr 2016

  • "We had a fantastic holiday ."

    Accomodation and location was excellent highly recommended. Stayed September 2015

    Mrs Karen HubbardOct 2015

  • "Very pleasant stay , lovely location."

    Stayed September 2015

    Mrs Teresa DearnSep 2015

  • "We had a fabulous week in this superb little cottage."

    It is well appointed and everything has been thought of. We took our cocker spaniel for his first holiday. The walks close to the cottage are fantastic. Places like Corfe Castle and Lulworth Cove are extremely close by. Would definitely recommend it and would love to revisit. Stayed September 2015

    Mrs Patricia UnderdownSep 2015

  • "Had a wonderful stay."

    so much so we have booked up for next year. The cottage is cosy your every need is catered for. Lovely big spacious garden. the owners could not be more welcoming and friendly. Looking forward to next year. Stayed September 2015

    Mrs StevensSep 2015

  • "A warm welcome at the property by Gill the owner."

    Fantastic garden, large and great for our two labradors to run around in. Also included table and chairs and loungers for our use. The property was clean and well laid out. It had plenty of space for hanging clothes and storing provisions with a very useful fridge, freezer and microwave. Lots of thoughtful extras made this property really stand out. Milk and biscuits, tea, coffee, gravy granules - little things but make such a difference. I had taken washing up liquid and air freshener but needn't have done. A quick tip - there is a hairdryer in one of the drawers. I didn't spot this until it was almost time to come home as hadn't needed to use that particular drawer. Handy location for Swanage. I would highly recommend this property and would revisit myself. Stayed August 2015

    Mrs Karen FroudAug 2015

  • "Lovely accomodation in lovely surroundings Stayed July 2015"

    Mr TaylorJul 2015

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 days at Coobe Orchard, Swanage - the cottage was cosy, spotless, the facilities were excellent and it was lovely and peaceful, which is just what we wanted!"

    The owner welcomed us when we arrived and she was more than happy for our dog to exercise in the large garden. We would thoroughly recommend it to any couple looking for a holiday in this lovely part of Dorset!

    Mrs Alison SobeyJun 2015

  • "Accommodation was excellent and quite well located."

    Mr Cecil TurnerMay 2015

  • "Loved it"

    Mr BaylissJun 2014

  • "This was our second stay at Coombe Orchard, and as before, the cottage was immaculately presented and well equipped."

    It is very well positioned for Swanage, Studland and neighbouring villages

    Mrs Deborah TaylerApr 2014

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  • All on ground level one bedroom: 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with corner bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating, combination oven/microwave, hob, fridge, TV, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request
  • Off road parking on gravelled drive
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 15 min walk.

The property

This is a beautifully finished stone built self-contained annex situated on the outskirts of Swanage, Dorset.

Coombe Orchard is a cosy holiday cottage which is perfect for a couple wanting a retreat to escape to and experience Dorset's wonderful rural and coastal delights.

Well presented, guests comfort is a priority and it is well-coordinated with eye-catching furnishings and fittings.

It has the advantage of a large garden where you may eat alfresco or enjoy a drink in the sun.

All on one level, the property has an entrance hall that leads on to a small utility area and to the open plan living area of kitchen, lounge and dining area.

With an open plan bedroom leading off the main living area.

A shop stocking provisions and pubs, The Kings' Arms, which offer local ales and food and The Royal Oak are all within a 15-minute walk.

Just a couple of miles away you will find the popular resort of Swanage with an array of shops, award winning sanded beach and beautiful waters.

Swanage boasts a variety of cuisines don’t forget to try a Dorset cream tea, fish and chips and follow with a tasty ice cream.

There are villages all around worth a visit such as Corfe, popular for its castle and Lulworth with its pretty and unique cove.

Coombe Orchard is an ideal location for two people looking for a costal property in Dorset close to amenities and stunning walks.

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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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Note: Hob is two ring only.
Note: Guests are required to bring their own cot linen.
Note: No WiFi.
Note: Please note that that garden is not enclosed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas