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Swallows Cottage

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A classic Dorset thatched cottage, dating from the 18th century
The kitchen looks on to our garden
Durdle Door is one of the closest coastal beauty spots
1 of 13A classic Dorset thatched cottage, dating from the 18th century
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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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 open fire, 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 t...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 open fire, 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 Shining Example Holiday Home Services, 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.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Andrew and Anna D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2011
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Reviewed September 17, 2020

Fantastic cottage with orchard garden. Bere Regis is surrounded by many pleasant walks and further afield all the deights of Dorset.

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Alec F
Reviewed February 23, 2020

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.

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Z217EWdavidc
Reviewed January 13, 2020

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

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Nomad60821623899
Reviewed December 7, 2019

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!

Date of stay: November 2019
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Reviewed December 7, 2019

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!

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank welsh_83
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Reviewed September 30, 2019

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...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank andrea18341965
Reviewed September 21, 2019

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...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Madeline L
Reviewed September 3, 2019

We spent a wonderful week in this lovely cottage. The house is chock full of character (you can feel the history!) and it has everything you would need, with a well-appointed kitchen, cosy living room and pretty garden at the back. The facilities were very...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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anna d, VR Owner at Swallows Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

Thanks so much for the lovely review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope you'll decide to come back sometime.

Reviewed May 29, 2019

Bere Regis is a lovely little town. Swallows cottage is in a quiet situation, and you can walk along the river, a site of special interest and up over the hill where there are deer. Neighbours were friendly and helpful. The pub , Drax Arms...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Go709124
anna d, VR Owner at Swallows Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

We're delighted you enjoyed your stay. It's a great village and you're right, the people are incredibly friendly. Thanks for taking the trouble to write a review! Best wishes, Andy and Anna

Reviewed May 2, 2019

What a lovely weekend we had at Swallows Cottage, such a lovely place, lovely views and great walks with the dog and then jogs up the hill on my own, Would love to go back

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Lyn42007
Paradise293381, VR Owner at Swallows Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2019

We're very glad you enjoyed your stay, Lyn. We'd be delighted if you decided to come back!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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 Hardy's Wessex, and offers the opportunity to visit the real places that provided the backdrop to his classic...
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