Cosy character cottage with wood burning stove, sleeps 5 + baby/toddler.

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Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Cosy character cottage with wood burning stove, sleeps 5 + baby/toddler.

Entire homePrivate host

Cosy character cottage with wood burning stove, sleeps 5 + baby/toddler.

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cottage

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Map
Swanage, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSwanage 18 Hole Pitch and Putt10 min walk
  • Popular LocationDurlston Country Park15 min walk
  • Popular LocationSwanage Beach2 min drive
  • AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)54 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Cosy character cottage with wood burning stove, sleeps 5 + baby/toddler.

Cottage in Swanage with kitchen and fireplace
"Ding Dong" is a lovely cosy cottage with 3 inter-connecting bedrooms. It is great for winter as well as for summer as it has a wood burning stove. Wood is available from the Spar round the corner choose to have a fire. It is a Grade II listed building, full of character with lovely beams (and low ceilings, mind your head!) and all the amenities you need.

Please note: The cottage does not have its own parking space but parking is available on the other side of the road and a little further up the road. Please try and avoid parking in front of the gates over the road so as not to block the neighbour’s entrance.

Please be aware that the staircases are steep and narrow as might be expected in a 200 year old cottage like this one; bear in mind this may not be suitable for those with mobility problems.

We have a TV and DVD player as well as a washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer, and double oven. We have wifi and BT TV including BT sport. We have recently installed new taps and lights downstairs.

There is a separate dining room and the bathroom is downstairs at the end of the kitchen; it has a good powerful shower. Upstairs you have a good sized double room, a cosy twin room at the top of the cottage and a single room next to the main bedroom. The rooms do interconnect, you go up to the first floor to the double room, which leads to the single room, and stairs then go from the double up to the twin at the top. There is a safety gate installed at the top of the stairs. There is also a travel cot provided on request as well as a high chair.

The cottage benefits from its own secluded garden, perfect for kids and dogs, with a lovely stone barbecue and garden table and chairs (only put out in the spring and summer). We also have double glazing keeping the noise out and the heat in! All linens and towels are provided. Check-in any time after 4pm, check-out by 10am. Your dog is welcome, but please mention it on the booking request; there is a small pet charge of £15 to cover extra cleaning charges.

The cottage is a stone's throw from a friendly local pub and there is an Indian restaurant at the end of the street as well as a fish'n'chip shop just round the corner. The local 'open all hours' convenience store and post office is a two minute walk away and it stocks pretty much everything you could ever need! The cottage is a great base for exploring Swanage, only a 15 minute walk or a short drive to the beach and all of the attractions that Swanage has to offer. A short drive from Swanage is Corfe Castle as well as the beautiful Purbecks, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Durlston Park is the other side of Swanage and the coastal path is beautiful.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Property manager

Steph Richardson
Speaks French, Spanish

Property amenities

Internet

  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Limited on-site parking (max. 1 space)
  • Car recommended

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Spices

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove

Entertainment

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden

Laundry

  • Washing machine

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • Pet friendly

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector

General

  • Sleeps 5

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Cosy Character Cottage Wood Burning Stove Sleeps 5 Baby/toddler
Cosy Character Wood Burning Stove Sleeps 5 Baby/toddler Swanage
Cosy Character Wood Burning Stove Sleeps 5 Baby/toddler
Cosy Character Cottage Wood Burning Stove Sleeps 5 Baby/toddler
Cosy Character Wood Burning Stove Sleeps 5 Baby/toddler Swanage
Cosy Character Cottage Wood Burning Stove Sleeps 5 Baby/toddler
Cosy Character Wood Burning Stove Sleeps 5 Baby/toddler Swanage
Cosy Character Wood Burning Stove Sleeps 5 Baby/toddler

About this area

Swanage

Located in Swanage, this cottage is by the sea. Bournemouth Beach and Dorset and East Devon Coast reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Oceanarium and Sandbanks Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Poole Stadium or Fitness First Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Swanage 18 Hole Pitch and Putt - 10 min walk
  • Durlston Country Park - 15 min walk
  • Swanage Beach - 2 min drive
  • Great Globe - 6 min drive
  • Isle of Purbeck - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Swanage Herston Halt Station - 8 min walk
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 54 min drive

Restaurants

  • Tawny's Wine Bar - 18 min walk
  • Love Cake Etc - 18 min walk
  • Chilled Red - 20 min walk
  • Java Independent Coffee House - 20 min walk
  • The Salt Pig Too - 20 min walk

Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 59 out of 92 reviews
5 - Excellent 64%
Rating 4 - Good. 27 out of 92 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 92 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 92 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 92 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

3.0/5

Staff & service

5.0/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Disappointed
Booked for two nights, so disappointed we only stayed for one night. What more is there to say? Reviews I read were positive. Unfortunately I can’t agree
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Lovely, comfortable cottage. Close to beach and places to eat, with scenic walks nearby.
I rented the property with my daughters for a birthday weekend in March. Everything we needed was provided including a bottle of wine in the fridge, a lovely touch. There was good heating and hot water and a secure garden for our small dog. Even the neighbours were lovely. Great location for the beach and places to eat out.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful weekend in Swanage
Beautiful cottage in Swanage in a prime location to explore wonderful Dorset. Description of accommodation is accurate. Owners are helpful. Thank you very much for a super weekend, we all loved it.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Ding dong cottage
It was so easy to rent the cottage. I messaged the owner on the day regarding getting into the cottage and I received full instructions after about 5 mins.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Lovely family holiday home with lots of character
A perfect base to explore Swanage and the surrounding area. Less than a 20 minute stroll to the beachfront & town centre & a 2 minute walk to an excellent family pub called The Globe run by a lovely couple called Grace & Tange. The cottage catered for all our family needs and was clean & well equipped with new appliances, and the garden was nicely maintained. Highly recommended !!
Stayed 14 nights in Jul 2021