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Vine Cottage

(Ref. 1038890)

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful location, and full of character."

    Reviewed by Norma3.8Oct 2023

  • "I have fed back on 3 occasions Very unhappy with lack of response."

    Reviews identified that another person had also fed back but got no response from Sykes.

    Reviewed by Yvonne1.6Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic visit and look forward to returning next year."

    The cottage is wonderful and well cared for, we can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Sep 2023

  • "Overall we had a good holiday as the weather was great and we went out of the cottage every day however the previous reviews are quite correct as no way is their parking for 2 cars and it may allow dogs but it isn’t dog friendly - the back door opens out directly to a driveway of another house and the plant pot outside it got smashed by one of the people using this driveway - I wouldn’t take a young child there either."

    It was a bit grimy but we managed however the musty and damp smell wouldn’t help anyone with asthma or lung conditions. On the plus side it had great WiFi and an excellent location for the beach, pubs and local sights in the area.

    Reviewed by Mary1.6Aug 2023

  • "Shame about misleading description - we had a lovely holiday in the area of studland."

    The cottage itself is cute and close to the beach which is a big plus but in need of a deep clean (sofa and carpets). Please note there is no outdoor courtyard, there is room for maybe 2 people to squish in on a triangle piece of concrete that opens onto an access sideway. So as 4 adults and a dog we literally had no where so sit all week. The photo of the triangle is very misleading, it is not enclosed, does not open onto the back door and is certainly not as big as the photo shows but literally at the side of the access driveway, its great to hang the washing in. The photo of the driveway from the front is for access for the back property at the end, so you have to park on the front by the wall which is tight and just enough room for one car which is abit awkward to park, unless you have a smart car this is not parking for two. We also had an issue with the water tasting like plastic? So used bottled water - I did inform sykes about this but they didn't respond. I would just appreciate an honest description of the property - feel misled

    Reviewed by Vanessa2.8Jul 2023

  • "Vine Cottage is an attractive, historic and extremely characterful cottage, in an ideal location in Studland, in a gorgous part of the country."

    The beds were comfortable, bedrooms inviting and living room very homely. The bathroom was roomy and clean, however the toilet rocked rather alarmingly. The kitchen was bright and functional if a little tired. I would definitely book another stay there. That said, there are a few things we wish to raise, which are at odds with any cottage we have stayed in before. There were no bin liners in any bin, including the kitchen bin, and no spares. Whilst there was a bottle of window cleaner (?) in the kitchen cupboard, there was no general purpose surface cleaning spray or any dishcloths/sponges to clean surfaces before/after cooking. The rooms had been hoovered but the stairs had not. A light in the main bedroom did not work and there were no spare bulbs, same for the fridge light and the bathroom mirror light. There were dishwashing tablets but no dishwasher, which wasn't necessarily a problem as we don't have one at home, but just found it odd. Oven gloves are a basic kitchen safety requirement and we've never stayed anywhere before that didn't have them. Please do not describe the outside area as an outside dining area/for entertaining - better to call it a boot wash/wetsuit drying area. Whilst we appreciated the storage jars of tea, sugar etc, the coffee was rather solid and of dubious vintage and we bought our own. Contrary to the information in the cottage, bin day (for commercial waste, as per the wheelie bin label) is Friday not Tuesday, therefore we'd put the bin out on the wrong day - we edited the cottage information folder to show this for the next guests as the wheelie bin was now getting full. If you wish to have planters with flowers etc, it would be best to maintain them or have longer lasting plants. Whilst none of these things spoilt our stay, they are all little details that enhance a holiday and are commonplace in other properties. I emphasise, Vine Cottage is characterful, homely and comfortable and a delight to stay in, but attention to detail of the basics will make it exceptional.

    Reviewed by Vivienne4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage &position close to beach."

    Not a problem for us but not child or dog friendly! Very small triangle of concrete with 4 large gas bottles, few dead plants in pots, 2 old chairs & small table, should not be described as a courtyard & obviously inadequate for us 2 never mind a cottage that sleeps 6!! Parking for 2 cars incorrect as narrow gap between wall & cottage makes opening of car doors on 2nd car impossible!!! Cleaning of kitchen was inadequate, fingerprints all over fridge & stains on cupboard doors are not acceptable nor the food stains on kitchen bin! Having said all this we did enjoy our stay & the beds were very comfortable & clean! We were hoping to book the cottage again to bring our elderly parents but with no outside area to speak of, it’s unsuitable!

    Reviewed by Judy3.1Jun 2023

  • "We stayed for one week and one first impression of the cottage we were confused."

    A garden was mentioned but all we could see was a dismall little area under the kitchen window. There was a table and chairs which had seen better days, pots of dead flowers and 2 calor gas bottles. Next to this was a driveway leading to the back of other residences dominated by a neighbours 20 foot hedge. Not much sunlight coming here! The theme followed with 2 pots of dead flowers either side of the front door and a hanging basket with dead flowers. We parked the car in the parking space which is very narrow and ducked under the flies surrounding the vine tree, obviously the namesake of the cottage. Inside is ok, a bit tired, and it felt like the cottage hadn't been used for a while. My husband is a wheelchair user as he has Parkinsons and we booked the cottage because of the downstairs bathroom and bedroom. Unfortunately there were 3 large steps to the bedroom, these were not mentioned in the description and the photo of the entrance to the bedroom has a closed door so we weren't expecting this and the stairs were a serious problem for us. The downstairs bedroom has 2 single pine beds and they could not be easily accessed because they were pushed together and on one side was flush with the window and the other bed was next to the fireplace. We had to move the beds in order to get into them. In fact we rearranged the room to look like the photo, I don't understand why the layout had been changed. We had to heave my husband up and down the steps in his chair every day and night. The cottage isn't advertised as disabled friendly I know but the stairs weren't mentioned either. The rest of the cottage was fine. Location is excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The dog would have enjoyed the garden advertised but we didn't manage to find it and we certainly didn't sit at the precarious looking table. We would return to Studland it is beautiful as is the surrounding area but would not stay in Vine cottage again because of the outside space. The downstairs bedroom would be OK for able bodied people. As an extra! Think the bedding could be stored in a bag not just left under the bed and the hairdryer perhaps could be donated to a local museum.

    Reviewed by Sharon1.3Jun 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, coffee machine, hairdryer
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 small cars to the front
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • No Dishwasher
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub and beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Vine Cottage, a thatched, Grade II listed home, is located in Studland in Dorset, just a short distance from the lovely Middle Beach.

Vine Cottage is a delightful home for a self-catered stay, welcoming six guests.

It exudes character and charm and is finished with original elements throughout, whilst situated in a prime location close to a hub of amenities and breath-taking walking paths.

Take advantage of the two off-road parking spaces at the front of the cottage before travelling indoors with your personal belongings.

Start your holiday in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, where you can whip up delectable meals for your family and keep up with your laundry throughout your stay.

Find the homely sitting room for a leisurely afternoon with a good book in hand, which has magnificent, beamed ceilings, plush chairs, and an electric fire, which is great for lighting on chilly evenings.

Choose between three tastefully decorated bedrooms, including a double, a twin, and a ground-floor twin, all of which are serviced by a ground-floor bathroom.

Come morning, explore your surroundings and stock up on necessities at a nearby convenience store, before heading to the seaside, enjoy brunch at the Salt Pig Café, and spend the afternoon participating in watersports.

Visit Swanage Beach and Pier for another day at the beach, where you may savour a bag of fish and chips or explore the Studland and Godlingston Heath National Natural Reserve if you'd rather an active hike.

Before continuing on the River Frome trail towards Wareham and its amenities, plan an afternoon of fun at the Dorset Adventure Park or explore the beautiful ruins of Corfe Castle.

Finish your holiday in Poole, which is teeming with places to see, including the RNLI Poole Lifeboat Museum, the breath-taking Sandbanks Beach, and a variety of shopping and dining options.

Enjoy your next family break at Vine Cottage.

One dog permitted at a cost of £25

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About the location


Swanage 3.6 miles; Sandbanks 4 miles; Wareham 9.3 miles.

Studland is a little village nestled on a peninsula in the Isle of Purbeck, close to both Swanage and Corfe Castle. The village serves as the start of the 630-mile South West Coast Path, where the chain ferry crosses the mouth of Poole Harbour, and trails all the way to Minehead in Somerset, providing excellent walking and scenic vistas. Studland is famously known for its long, sandy beaches, managed by the National Trust, providing watersport facilities and local riding stables on the beach at certain times of the year. Within the village there are several eateries, including The Bankes Arms or The Pig on the Beach near South Beach, plus there is the National Trust café on Knoll Beach. The Sandbanks chain ferry is the easiest way to access the seaside resorts of Poole and Bournemouth, whilst there are frequent bus services from the village centre and beaches that run to Sandbanks and further on to Bournemouth.

Please note: Top floor of this property features low ceilings

Please note: Although property features a 'ground floor bedroom', there are 3 steps at the entrance to this room, and single steps thoughtout the property as can be seen in the property images.

Please note that this property has a very small courtyard area which is not enclosed and runs alongside a public right of way so children and pets must be supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas