Railway Cottage

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Overview of Railway Cottage

Railway Cottage

3.0 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
26 Victoria Avenue, Swanage, England, BH19 1AP

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSwanage 18 Hole Pitch and Putt5 min walk
  • Popular LocationSwanage Beach5 min walk
  • Popular LocationDurlston Country Park18 min walk
  • AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)55 min drive

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About this area


Railway Cottage is located in Swanage. Bournemouth Beach and Dorset and East Devon Coast reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Sandbanks Beach and Bournemouth Pier. Oceanarium and The Square are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like cycling.

What's nearby

  • Swanage 18 Hole Pitch and Putt - 5 min walk
  • Swanage Beach - 5 min walk
  • Durlston Country Park - 18 min walk
  • Old Harry Rocks - 13 min drive
  • Great Globe - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Swanage Station - 6 min walk
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 56 min drive


  • Sea Breeze - 6 min walk
  • The Salt Pig Too - 8 min walk
  • Fortes Gelateria - 8 min walk
  • Java Independent Coffee House - 8 min walk
  • Chilled Red - 8 min walk

About this property

Railway Cottage

3-star guesthouse in Swanage with free parking
Multilingual staff, free self parking and free WiFi in public areas are available at this smoke-free guesthouse.
Railway Cottage offers 5 accommodations.


English, Polish

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Smoke-free property

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Check-in from 1:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive lockbox information

Access methods


Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

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
This property accepts cash
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

How much is parking at Railway Cottage?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Railway Cottage?

Check-in is from 1:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Railway Cottage?

Checkout is at 10:30 AM.

Where is Railway Cottage located?

Situated in Swanage, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Swanage 18 Hole Pitch and Putt and Swanage Beach. Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre and Pier Beach are also within 15 minutes. Swanage Station is 6 minutes by foot and Swanage Herston Halt Station is 19 minutes.

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 33 reviews
5 - Excellent 39%
Rating 4 - Good. 14 out of 33 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 33 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 33 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 33 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Good if you just want somewhere to sleep.
Listed as b&b but there is no breakfast so just a b. However there is a cafe called Love Cakes about a 15 min walk into town, the breakfasts were AMAZING. Upon arrival at The Railway Cottage we found parking down a side road for free but the next day when we went out my car, it had been damaged so maybe just pay for parking in the car park opposite. We had been text a key code to get our room keys from a safe box, we were suprised we were not greeted & did not meet the owners at all during our stay. There was loud thumping music from downstairs most of the first afternoon & banging from downstairs both nights which was annoying. Bed comfortable, room extremely clean & shower pleasant, no bath. No instruction on where to leave keys afterwards so we just left them in the room door.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location
Our room was perfect and enough room for our dog. Everything was spotless and comfortable. Great location and only 5 mins walk to the beach
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Staff & service
Really great
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with pets, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great lication within short distance of the town. Easy check in using code to access key. No breakfast but not a problem as there is a fridge in the room & a table so we took our own cereal, milk & yogurt. Room had everything we needed, ensuite & tea & coffee facilities. Dog friendly too. Would stay again.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Bed extremely comfortable.shower temperamental
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021