Located in Studland, Dorset
Set in the pretty Dorset village of Studland, this spacious and welcoming property makes a fantastic holiday home for a large family or a group seeking a retreat close to both coast and countryside.
- Sleeps: 10
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 3
- Pet Friendly: 2
The cottage is set within half a mile of the glorious sandy National Trust beach of Studland Bay which can be reached by footpath or road. The picturesque coastal village of Studland is a perfect base for exploring the Purbeck area, with the vast Studland and Godlingston Heath just a mile away. This is a fantastic area for nature-lovers with Hartland Moor (7 miles) and RSPB Stoborough Heath (8 miles) nearby. You can explore the ruins of Corfe Castle (5.5 miles) or visit the popular Victorian seaside town of Swanage (3.5 miles) with its long sandy beach, traditional promenade, pier and steam railway. You can also catch the Sandbanks Ferry for a shortcut to Poole and Bournemouth or to explore the dramatic and atmospheric Brownsea Island.
On entering this pretty holiday home, which is accessed via two steps, you will find a charming and spacious lounge. This light and tastefully furnished room is perfect for relaxing in, with comfortable seating, TV/DVD, a wood burner and shuttered bay windows. Exploring further, the spacious open-plan kitchen/diner has an additional seating area and a large dining area perfect for enjoying a family meal. The kitchen features a double oven, induction hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and a breakfast bar. This area also offers a TV, iPod dock, a window seat and bi-fold doors into the garden. A handy utility room houses the washing machine and dryer and has plenty of space for coats and boots. Exploring further you will find a children’s playroom with TV and a choice of books, games and toys. There is also a ground-floor shower wet room with WC. Going upstairs you will find five cosy bedrooms. There are four double bedrooms, two of which can be made up as twin rooms on request. One of the double rooms has its own dressing room and an en-suite shower room with WC and reduced head height in the eaves. There is also a bunk bedroom which is perfect for children. Also upstairs, is the large family bathroom, complete with a bath, separate shower, WC and reduced head height in the eaves. Please note, one of the double bedrooms and the bathroom have low sloping ceilings.
Stepping outside you will find a gravelled parking area and a boules court to the front of the property. The attractive back garden has an artificial lawn, paved paths, flower beds and a couple of seating areas – one with sea glimpses – for you to relax in and enjoy the gas BBQ. The back gate leads out onto a National Trust footpath. There is ample parking available.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.
- A substantial and beautifully furnished holiday property, a perfect getaway for a large family or group of friends
- Ideally situated in the charming village of Studland, within easy reach of Swanage, Poole and Bournemouth
- Perfect for walking and exploring several breathtaking local nature reserves, discover the glorious Purbeck Hills
- 5 bedrooms 2 doubles, 2 double rooms with 6 beds which can be made up as twins on request, 1 children s bunk room
- 3 bathrooms 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 wet room with shower and WC, 1 en suite shower room with WC
- Double oven, microwave, induction hob, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer
- TV/DVD, iPod dock
- Wood burner logs included October end of April
- Children s playroom with TV
- Garden with artificial lawn, BBQ and patio with seating
- Off-road parking for up to 4 cars
- 2 dogs welcome, please note dogs are not permitted upstairs
- Wi-Fi included
- Underfloor heating, electric panel heater
- Shop 100 metres
- Pub 600 metres
- Sandy beach ½ mile
- Swanage 3 miles
Studland is a small village close to Swanage and Wareham with great, sandy beaches. Owned by the National Trust, they have car parks attached and some offer watersports. Riding lessons on the beach are available from the local riding stables on some beaches. With 4 miles of golden, sandy beach, Studland Bay has 4 beaches.
Knoll Beach is a sandy beach backed by a wilderness of dunes. The beach has wide open spaces and has a designated area for a nudist beach. The beach can be popular for watersports and there is a shop on the beach. Middle Beach is another sandy beach, sheltered by low cliffs. Watersports are popular here with locals and visitors. Shell Bay is a sandy beach, popular with families, with dunes as a backdrop with lots for the children to explore. And finally, South Beach is a sheltered cove that gently shelves into the water. This sandy beach is popular with families as the water here is quite shallow. The beach is backed by steep hills and faces north so tends to get the most sun.
There are lots of trails around Studland and beyond. For instance, pick up the South West Coast Path from here. Explore the Studland to Swanage trail, or the walk to Old Harrys Rock. The chalky rocks which make up Old Harrys Rock are part of the 95 mile Jurassic Coast that stretches to Exeter and has spectacular views. In addition, there are specific trails through the woodland and Nature Reserve. You may be lucky enough here to spot deer, various species of wildlife and unusual wildflowers. There are a few cafes on the beaches to eat, a convenience store and a few pubs in the village. The Black Swan Inn and The Crows Nest Inn has gardens and the Crows Nest has a play area for the children. In conclusion, Studland is the perfect balance of peace and tranquillity, with the knowledge that larger busier towns are not far away.