Located in Swanage, Dorset
Courtfield Cottage is a hoiday cottage in Langton Matravers, Dorset, sleeping 6 and pet friendly a former 18th century beer house
Courtfield Cottage is a former beer house dating from the 18th century just 2 miles from the coast. The cottage is detached and made from the local stone with a large garden and views over the Purbeck Hills and a distant Corfe Castle. The sandy beaches at Swanage are just 2 miles away but there are numerous sandy beaches to choose from nearby at Studland, Sandbanks, Poole and Bournemouth.
The accommodation at Courtfield Cottage comprises of a living room with inglenook fireplace containing an open fire, flagstone floor, Sky TV, DVD player and radio/CD player. There is a dining room that also contains a range cooker. The kitchen also has a flagstone floor and is equipped with gas hob and double oven, microwave and fridge/freezer and there is a utility area where there is a washing machine and tumble dryer. The double bedroom is on the ground floor and has two steps to its own en-suite toilet. Steep stairs to the first floor where you will find the double bedroom with four-poster bed with TV and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, toilet and basin which is shared with the final bedroom which is arranged as a twin.
Outside there is a large lawned garden with terrace complete with furniture. There is parking for four cars and your gas, electricity, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
Originally a small fishing port, Swanage came to prominence in Victorian times when it became a holiday resort for the rich of the day. Today it has grown and tourism is a big part of the area helped by an amazing coastline featuring Old Harry Rocks and is considered the eastern gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. All of this can be enjoyed by many miles of the South West Coast Path.Read more
To the west of Swanage lies Langton Matravers while to the north lies Ulwell and Studland. If you travel south or east from Swanage then you had better be in a wet suit as you will then be in either Durlston Bay or the English Channel having passed the Anvil Lighthouse!
The Purbeck Film Festival is held in mid October and shows films around the region. In July the Swanage Jazz Festival is held over three days and celebrates jazz from around the world with many different styles on display. At the end of July is Swanage Carnival week culminating in a large firework display and decorated floats travelling through the town. In August is Swanage Lifeboat week with a variety of events from a charity duck race to Gig racing all in a great cause. At the end of August is the Purbeck Folk Festival, an award winning festival that has grown year on year. As well as folk, there are open mic and jam sessions, a cinema, archery and knotting workshops. In mid September is the Swanage Folk Festival, with hundreds of Morris dancers, join-in-sessions, concerts and workshops. At the end of September is the Swanage Walking Festival that celebrate this beautiful area with no fewer that 35 guided walks so you can find out about the history of the area as you take in the views.
The Swanage Railway has just celebrated its 35th anniversary and runs steam trains from Swanage taking in Norden, Harmans Cross and Corfe Castle. They have dining trains and even a 'drive a train' experience. There is an evening Sunset Shuttle and even a Sea Train Adventure combing sea travel with the steam railway. If you are staying in Swanage and thinking of visiting Corfe Castle for the day then this is the way to do it.
Durlston Country Park is a must for any keen naturalist or lover of British wildlife with amazing views over the coastline as an added bonus. Plenty of walking that is pushchair friendly, and many additional sites to see on your route including the Anvil Point lighthouse, Tilly Whim Caves, Durlston Castle, the visitor centre and cafe and shop. Studland Beach is a 4 mile stretch of golden, sandy beach with views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight. This is a great place for watersports and also is the most popular naturist beach in all of Britain. Back from the beach there are designated trails through sand dunes and into woodland to explore the wealth of nature in the area.
Huge variety of places to eat in Swanage with over 60 to choose from. A wonderful choice of world cuisine as well as a good choice of English dishes with local seafood on many menus.Read less
Bournemouth is 15 miles away
Bristol is 66 miles away
Exeter is 75 miles away