Located in Swanage, Dorset
Herston Rise is a holiday cottage in Swanage, Dorset, sleeping 4 close to the sandy beach, shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs.
Herston Rise is a Grade II listed cottage located on the edge of popular Swanage on the Dorset coast. It is traditionally furnished and has a warm woodburner making it a great choice whatever time of year you decide to visit. The sandy beach is just 1 mile from the property and Swanage has a number of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes to explore at your leisure. From here you can explore the area on foot on the South West Coast Path, by rail on the Swanage Steam Railway or on various boat excursions covering the area such as to the popular Brownsea Island.
The accommodation at Herston Rise comprises of an open plan living/kitchen/diner with tiled floor Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and WiFi. The kitchen comes equipped with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, range of accessories and utensils and a washing machine. Up to the first floor where you will find two bedrooms arranged as a double and a twin which is zip and link so can be arranged as a second double upon request. The bathroom has bath with shower over, toilet and basin.
Outside there is an enclosed garden complete with furniture. There is on road parking. Your fuel, power, 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 14 miles away
Bristol is 66 miles away
Exeter is 77 miles away