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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Swallows Cottage is a stunning 18th century thatched cottage situated in Shitterton, on the outskirts of Bere Regis. This picturesque property has two bedrooms and can accommodate up to five people in comfort. The cottage has a large lounge with log burner, TV and DVD, a large, fully modernised kitchen-diner that opens on to the garden and looks out over fields beyond, a modern bathroom and a cloakroom with second toilet and basin. Plesse note that the staircase is steep and winding, so children and the elderly should take extra care. There is a large, secure sun room in the garden where guests can keep bikes, prams etc. Changeover days are Friday in high season, flexible at other times. Check in is 4pm, check-out 10am. Swallows Cottage is professionally managed to exacting standards by ...Swallows Cottage is a stunning 18th century thatched cottage situated in Shitterton, on the outskirts of Bere Regis. This picturesque property has two bedrooms and can accommodate up to five people in comfort. The cottage has a large lounge with log burner, TV and DVD, a large, fully modernised kitchen-diner that opens on to the garden and looks out over fields beyond, a modern bathroom and a cloakroom with second toilet and basin. Plesse note that the staircase is steep and winding, so children and the elderly should take extra care. There is a large, secure sun room in the garden where guests can keep bikes, prams etc. Changeover days are Friday in high season, flexible at other times. Check in is 4pm, check-out 10am. Swallows Cottage is professionally managed to exacting standards by the housekeeping team at GP Bespoke Cleaning, who are on call throughout your stay to assist as necessary. Freshly laundered and ironed bed linen in Egyptian cotton is provided throughout along with bath towels and a supply of logs for the fire. This is an ideal property for family holidays and will appeal to walkers, cyclists, and those keen on angling and diving. Shitterton is a quiet lane that does not carry through traffic. From here, the many beauty spots of the Isle of Purbeck are in easy reach, including the stunning Jurassic Coast, the spectacular ruins of Corfe Castle, Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island, the sandy beaches around Swanage, Monkey World and Bovingdon Tank Museum. Tip for walkers: the best maps of the coast path can be ordered online from Croyde Cycle. Bere Regis is about five miles from Wareham, which has the nearest local supermarket, Sainsbury's, and about nine miles south of Blandford Forum, which has a large branch of Tesco (both will deliver to this address). There is parking directly outside the property for two cars. The village shop is a short walk away in the centre of Bere Regis, next to The Drax Arms. Honeycombe Cottage, a beautiful B&B, is next door if you have visitors during your stay.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double3 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath

Meet the host
Andrew and Anna D
Hosting since April 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (81)
Dave P
Dave P
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Warm, comfortable and cosy cottage
Very comfortable cottage, had everything I could need. Log fire was very welcome on cold early spring nights but the central heating was very warming. Host had the place toasty for me on arrival, just had to message them to set the daytime temp. Very quiet cottage, only hear the birds and various wildlife. Big country kitchen that is well fitted with all the appliances you would need. The area is stunning, Shitterton has a lot of historic buildings. The stream is crystal clear. Would very much like to stay again.
Visited March 2024
Written April 4, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Venture63873543786
Venture63873543786
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely relaxing stay
We had a lovely stay at Swallows Cottage. It's beautifully appointed and very comfortable with a large garden to sit in. The local walks are very pretty and we enjoyed exploring the area.
Visited April 2022
Written April 28, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Caroline
Caroline
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cosy and charming
Swallow Cottage is wonderfully located with easy access to the coast, nearby towns and with lovely local walks too around the village and a garden to relax in and soak up sun or shade. The cottage is charming and well equipped to suit children and adults. The village has a shop and post office and there is a pub which would complete the picture outside Covid restrictions when it reopens. A lovely place to stay.
Visited April 2021
Written April 26, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
anna d
anna d
Thanks very much, Adam and Caroline, for your kind comments. We're very pleased you had a good time and hope you'll want to visit again sometime.
Written April 28, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alec F
Alec F
Kimpton, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Holiday cottage
Fantastic cottage with orchard garden. Bere Regis is surrounded by many pleasant walks and further afield all the deights of Dorset.
Visited September 2020
Written September 17, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Z217EWdavidc
Z217EWdavidc
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Swallow Cottage Shitterton
A perfect place to escape to for 1/2 term. Fantastic walks from the doorstep and very cosy and comfortable inside. A good pub and shop also a quick safe walk away. Great base to explore Purbeck.
Visited February 2020
Written February 23, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nomad60821623899
Nomad60821623899
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous cottage in a lovely setting.
Really enjoyed our Christmas stay at Swallows Cottage. Lovely cosy sitting room with open fire. Great kitchen diner for our Christmas entertaining and games. Would recommend this cottage and would love to come back in the warmer weather. Altogether fab. Dulcie & Ray
Visited December 2019
Written January 13, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Claire E
Claire E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful cottage
Such a beautiful cottage. I've stayed here several times before and I never tire of it! Set in an idyllic hamlet, it's got a fab kitchen, and a cosy lounge with open fire. A great place!
Visited November 2019
Written December 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

welsh_83
welsh_83
Cardiff, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect cottage retreat
We had a lovely weekend at this beautiful cottage! Nicely decorated and had everything we needed for a perfect rural retreat! Great location also to see everything Dorset has to offer! Would recommend a visit! This was our third time and won’t be our last!
Visited November 2019
Written December 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

andrea18341965
andrea18341965
Manchester, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First , Second AND Third time lucky!
We were delighted to return to Swallows Cottage for the third time in August. It is such a lovely cottage with everything you need for the perfect holiday. It is such a gorgeous area, peaceful, beautiful and friendly. This year we had a long chat with the lady next door who told us that she had stayed in the cottage she now owned when it was a bed and breakfast. When she and her husband decided to move away from London the cottage came on the market and they bought it as they knew what a wonderful place it was. I cannot think of a better advert for Shitterton and Dorset! The more times you visit Dorset the more you fall in love with it. There are so many places to visit and explore. We revisited Monkey World this year which is always a delight. Also the Dorset water park which the children absolutely love. We had lovely days out in Swanage, Weymouth, and Studland Bay and we visited the Arne nature reserve in Wareham. We also had great fun exploring Wareham forest. The cottage is a perfect base for families as there are so many places of interest and beaches that are easy to get to. However it is also a great place to escape the madness of everyday life and just relax in the cosy surroundings of the cottage and enjoy the tranquil garden. We will definitely be returning to Swallows Cottage and thank Anna and Andy once more for sharing their lovely place. One week is never enough!
Visited August 2019
Written September 30, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Madeline L
Madeline L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful Dorset Haven
Swallows cottage is a beautiful thatched cottage based in a lovely Dorset village. It has a lovely apple tree garden and a well equipped kitchen and is homely and comfortable . There is a stream and a nature reserve within walking distance and an interesting church in the village centre of Beree Regis with a couple of pubs . It’s a perfect base to explore many local beaches such as Lulworth cove , Swanwich and Weymouth. We had a lovely week in August 2019 and one in August 2018 and we will be back again for sure. We have 3 kids and they all Loved it too
Visited August 2019
Written September 21, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Entertainment
  • Television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Parking
  • Parking available
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access

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About the neighbourhood
There are numerous attractions and beauty spots within easy reach of the cottage. The nearest towns are Wareham and Blandford Forum, which both have an excellent range of shops and amenities. The countryside is stunning and as a result is extremely popular with walkers and cyclists, not least for the spectacular Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site. Coastal beauty spots such as Lulworth Cove, Studland, Durdle Door and Swanage are all close by, as are world famous tourist attractions such as the Cerne Abbas giant, Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, and the stunning ruins of Corfe Castle, from which visitors can take a steam train to Swanage and back. This is also the heart of Thomas Hardys Wessex, and offers the opportunity to visit the real places that provided the backdrop to his classic novels.For younger visitors there are numerous activities within easy reach. Bovingdon Tank Museum is less than five miles away, as is Monkey World. The area also offers excellent, sailing, fishing and golf. TheJurassic Coast has some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving sites in England with outstandingly clear water ensuring great visibility.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Swallows Cottage is on the edge of Bere Regis, a village mentioned in the novels of Thomas Hardy. The village is on the A35, the main road west through Dorset, approximately two and a half hours from London by road and five miles from the railway stations at either Wareham or Wool, which are both on the main line out of London Waterloo.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Swallows Cottage

Swallows Cottage is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

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