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April Cottage & Lapland Lodge

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April Cottage April COTTAGE HARMAN'S CROSS South Instow, BH19 3DS England See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
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All reviewscorfe castlestudland baybreakfast was deliciousstayed two nightswonderful hostsfantastic stayfeel very welcomebed and breakfastthe ground flooryogurtapril cottageswiss cheese fonduedorsetarmchairswakebedroomlapland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pieter and Joey were perfect hosts, making us feel very welcome, and offering local info and reccomending great places to eat locally. April cottage is perfectly situated, to visit Corfe Castle, beautiful Studland and many more must see places. Set in amazing gardens, and offering...More

Thank alanburns
Response from Peter B, Owner at April Cottage & Lapland LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely feedback! We hope to see you one day in Spain!

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We booked the ground floor room in April Cottage for my mother, as we were camping nearby. The room was clean and tidy, The bathroom was outside of the room (but sole use), the breakfast was more than she could manage and the hosts were...More

Thank hellosausage
Response from Peter B, Manager at April Cottage & Lapland LodgeResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for the great feedback! We loved to look after your mother while she was at April Cottage; Joey & Peter

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed here recently -myself and my 16 year old daughter and parents who are in their 80s - the hosts Peter and Joanne couldn’t have been more accommodating. My parents had the ground floor twin room and my daughter and I had the double...More

Thank CornwallKittykat
Response from Peter B, Owner at April Cottage & Lapland LodgeResponded 28 July 2018

Thank you so much for this wonderful review; we really are pleased to know you had a good time at our cottage.

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We are currently on our ‘familymoon’ and haven’t booked anywhere as we have no set plan. We found by booking.com but rang directly to book - this was so easy, Peter was so friendly on the phone, and when we arrived he welcomed us at...More

Thank LeanneLoveridge
Response from Peter B, Owner at April Cottage & Lapland LodgeResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and holiday!

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

The best breakfast I have had in a B and B! Wonderful professional hosts with very helpful advice. The cottage, garden and lodge are stunning and very well maintained. Very comfortable and welcoming. Would love to stay here again.

Thank helensU3742ZD
Response from Peter B, Owner at April Cottage & Lapland LodgeResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you so much for this lovely feedback. We are pleased to hear you loved your stay; Peter

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The Isle of Purbeck in Dorset has some unusual features, not least that it is not an island at all but a peninsula, but nonetheless it is a unique and special place for residents and visitors. Framed by ...More Poole Harbour and the English Channel it has a curious mix of geographic features, resulting in some dynamic coastal formations and more species of wild flowers than any other comparable area in the country. The famous Purbeck stone hails from here too and is widely used locally, forming a feature of charming traditional Dorset buildings as exemplified perfectly by April Cottage. The Cottage and Lodge are situated in the village of Harman's Cross, halfway between Corfe Castle and Swanage. It is the first cottage on the left when turning into South Instow. Reached from Wareham on the A351 or by ferry from Sandbanks to Studland it is a location ideal for exploring the local and wider attractions. South coast attractions nearby include Brownsea Island, Studland Beach, Poole and Bournemouth, and within walking distance is the Swanage Heritage Railway. The Isle of Purbeck cliffs are truly spectacular and lead onto the notable geological formations of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Your hosts at April Cottage are Joanna and Peter Burri-Weaver and in keeping with the unique blend of characteristics on the Isle of Purbeck they offer a personalised level of Anglo-Swiss hospitality sure to make any guest feel welcome. In addition, not many guest accommodations can boast an ex-Olympian and SAS descendant for hosts and just for some extra appeal the full English breakfast which comes with every stay can be taken in the large gardens, weather permitting of course. Two guest rooms are available at April Cottage, a ground floor twin room with private bathroom and a large first floor double en-suite, reached by spiral staircase. The double room can accommodate a further bed. There is ample parking on-site and free Wi-Fi. The Lodge can accommodate 3-4 people or can be hired for a private BBQ. There is hardly a more romantic place for you to enjoy a cosy evening. Less
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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"Upstairs room is lovely but you have to negotiate the spiral staircase"
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"Lovely to have breakfast served in the garden when the weather permits. Rooms all very clean with good linen"
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"Quaint upstairs room"
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"Lodge is wonderful - visitors need to know that there is no shower in the lodge. [observation not criticism]"
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