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Swallows Cottage

Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Bere Regis, Dorset, England
Swallows Cottage is a stunning 18th century thatched cottage situated in Shitterton, on the outskirts of Bere Regis. This picturesque property has two bedrooms and can accommodate up to five people in comfort. The cottage has a large lounge with open fire, TV and DVD, a large, fully modernised kitchen-diner that opens on to the garden and looks out over fields beyond, a modern bathroom and a cloakroom with second toilet and basin. Plesse note that the staircase is steep and winding, so children and the elderly should take extra care. There is a large, secure sun room in the garden where guests can keep bikes, prams etc.

Changeover days are Friday in high season, flexible at other times. Check in is 4pm, check-out 10am.

Swallows Cottage is professionally managed to exacting standards by the housekeeping team at Shining Example Holiday Ho...
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Listing #HL164307
About the Owner
Andrew and Anna D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2011
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your wanting a cottage in Dorset,look no further.This is Our second visit,but definitely not our last. Highly recommended.

Thank Quest16574365108
Paradise293381, VR Owner at Swallows Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So nice that you decided to come back, Liz. Thanks very much for the review and we hope to see you again. It's a fabulous part of the world and we're always so pleased when it works its magic on other people too.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We all loved staying at Swallows Cottage. It was comfortable, in beautiful surroundings. We enjoyed the log fire on a chilly evening. We hope to visit again. Thank you!

Thank Angela T
Paradise293381, VR Owner at Swallows Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your kind words Angela - \we love to log fire too on these chilly autumn evenings especially with marshmallows to toast. We're delighted you had a good stay and hope we'll welcome you back sometime.

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

We spent a wonderful week at Swallows Cottage at the end of August. The cottage is absolutely beautiful, it is a perfect place to have a holiday. In fact our first visit here was last year and we had such a lovely time we came...More

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Paradise293381, VR Owner at Swallows Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

We're so pleased you decided to come back and thank you for your very kind words. We have tried hard to make the cottage comfortable and relaxing for people who want a break from the busy world so it's lovely when they decide that one...More

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The Swallows Cottage has two bedrooms, one with a double and single bed, along with space to put up a travel cot. The smaller bedroom has two single beds. Downstairs there is a large lounge with open fire, a modern bathroom with shower, basin and toilet, and a cloakroom that has a second toilet and basin.

It has a large, modern and well-equipped kitchen-diner from which large French doors open on to the delightful garden and offer views over the open farmland and hills beyond.

The cottage has modern and highly efficient electric radiators throughout, and underfloor heating and heated towel rails in the bathroom and cloakroom. It has recently been completely refurbished and offers accommodation of great quality and character in quiet and very beautiful rural surroundings.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    3 Twins
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
5 Oct 2018 -
20 Dec 2018
3 nights
21 Dec 2018 -
2 Jan 2019
3 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
There are numerous attractions and beauty spots within easy reach of the cottage. The nearest towns are Wareham and Blandford Forum, which both have an excellent range of shops and amenities. The countryside is stunning and as a result is extremely popular with walkers and cyclists, not least for the spectacular Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site. Coastal beauty spots such as Lulworth Cove, Studland, Durdle Door and Swanage are all close by, as are world famous tourist attractions such as the Cerne Abbas giant, Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, and the stunning ruins of Corfe Castle, from which visitors can take a steam train to Swanage and back. This is also the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex, and offers the opportunity to visit the real places that provided the backdrop to his cla... more
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bournemouth: 25.0 km
Railway: Wareham: 10.0 km
Ferry: Poole: 20.0 km
Swallows Cottage is on the edge of Bere Regis, a village mentioned in the novels of Thomas Hardy. There is an excellent village website at www.bereregis.org. The village is on the A35, the main road west through Dorset, approximately two and a half hours from London by road and five miles from the railway stations at either Wareham or Wool, which are both on the main line out of London Waterloo.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.0 km.
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