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“A lovely cottage in a perfect location”
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The Swallows Cottage
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The Swallows Cottage
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54 reviews
The Swallows Cottage
The kitchen looks on to our garden
The lounge with open fireplace
The garden with picnic table
The bathroom
The main bedroom
Second bedroom
Looking out over the garden from the main bedroom
French doors open on to the garden
The garden from the fields behind
The cottage is in the infamous lane known as Shitterton
Swallows cottage looks out on to open fields to the rear
The Bere Stream, two hundred yards along the lane
Rope swing on Bere Stream
Man o' War Bay on the nearby Jurassic coast
Durdle Door is one of the closest coastal beauty spots
Swallows Cottage in winter
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Bere Regis, Dorset, England

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English first
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Liked best: It was spacious, had character and was perfectly located.
Liked least: The low door ways - I am 6 ft and had to bend a lot.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Liked best: The fact it was detached and was in a peaceful location
Liked least: The very steep stairs up to the bedrooms and no toilet upstairs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 17 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

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Funsummer
Surrey, UK
1 review
“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed 7 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Positives
+ absolutely beautiful thatched cottage with cosy lounge & large sunny kitchen
+ excellent communication with the owner to book and answer queries
+ spotlessly clean & well presented
+ very well equipped kitchen & board games in the lounge
+ new fluffy towels & lovely new bedding on the wonderfully comfortable beds
+ very quiet location, yet 2 pubs and village shop just 5 minutes walk away
+ delightful stream 2 minutes walk away for paddling in summer
+ great children's playground about 5 minutes walk following the stream
+ lovely walks can be taken from the front door
+ great power shower
+ piano in lounge
+ lovely sized garden backing onto fields
Negatives
- downstairs bathroom (although there is a toilet in the bathroom and a separate toilet next to it and it is all very new & shiny)
- the upstairs is small as it's just the original building, one nice sized bedroom which has a double and single bed and space for a travel cot (provided) & another very cosy room with 2 single beds

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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salslop
Manchester,UK
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“You can hear yourself think!”
Reviewed 4 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We have recently returned from a weeks stay at The Swallows. The cottage has fabulous kerb appeal and it looks lovely from the outside. Inside it is very quaint and comfortable. The lounge is the original part of the cottage and has huge thick walls and uneven floors. Plus a lovely log fire :-). The rear houses the kitchen, cloakroom and bathroom. Yes the bathroom is snug but thats to be expected in a cottage like this.
The whole decor/furnishings are inkeeping with a building of this age. Everything was avalaible for you and we were never cold (even during the storm of 2013!)
It really is a hidden germ tucked away from the hussle and bussle of everyday life

More logs can be purchased at the ironmongers in Wareham (behind Sainsburys) as the village shop had none.

Monkey World and The Blue Pool are well worth a visit. Good for kids of all ages and not over priced.

Wareham is good for getting your vital bits and bobs. Williams the bakery is a firm favourite with my family.

Swanage and Weymouth are both a good day out. Plenty to see and do

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Liked best: the open fire
Liked least: downstairs bathroom
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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