Lilac Cottage was built about 200 years ago as a quarryman's cottage. It is Grade 2 listed. It retains its charm and many of its original features, whilst offering modern comforts.
It is about a 7 minute walk from the town and seafront and is within a couple of minutes walk to The Townsend Nature Reserve and Downs which gives access to the coastal path.
It is in a quiet location within the old town, at the end of an unmade road. Parking is usually available outside the cottage.
It is our seaside home and furnished and equipped to a high standard. It is very child friendly with lots of toys, baby equipment and garden play shed.
The cottage has a cosy sitting room with wood burning fire, LCD TV, DVD and hi-fi. There is a large kitchen with dining table and additional LCD TV. Cupboards are well equipped, and there is a dishwasher, built-in oven and hob, large fridge freezer, microwave and washing machine.
Wi-Fi is available.
A garden room leads from the kitchen.
The modern bathroom is downstairs with bath (with powerful electric shower over), toilet and basin. A tall ladder radiator keeps the room warm whilst drying the towels.
The bedrooms are upstairs and there are 2 doubles with 4'6' beds, and a bunk bed room with full size single beds. All beds have protectors, pillows, quilts (winter and summer weights) and the doubles have bed throws. However, linen and towels are NOT provided and guests need to bring these items. It may be possible for us to arrange for local hire if this helps.
Gas central heating throughout the property.
At the rear of the cottage is a safe walled garden with decking area and views over the town. There are 2 wooden garden tables with chairs and parasol, a charcoal BBQ and play shed.
The cottage is very baby and children friendly with lots of baby equipment and children's books and toys. There is also a travel cot, high chair, and baby sundries. The stairs have gates top and bottom. There is an old but serviceable 3 wheeler buggy in the shed, ideal for beach walking.
Dogs are very welcome.
This is a non-smoking cottage.
We have excellent customer feedback, with many of our guests returning each year
Lilac Cottage is a great place to stay, and is especially ideal for families and guests wanting to bring their dog. The town and beach can be easily reached on foot, it being about a 7 minute walk. Nearer still, is a convenience store for most provisions. From the cottage door, a walk further up the hill brings you on to the footpaths across a nature reserve to the cliffs and Durlston light house and castle.
We are constantly reviewing and updating furnishings and equipment in the cottage, and we have an annual maintenance program of redecoration.
My family have lived in Herefordshire for the past 21 years, after my husband and I decided to leave London behind to seek a quieter way of life.
We have a daughter and a collection of pets.
We stayed as holiday makers at Lilac Cottage late in 2001. We had never visited the area before, but enjoyed our stay and found the cottage a delight, being somewhere we knew we would want to re visit. We discovered that the cottage was being put on the market for sale whilst on that holiday, so we made a very quick decision to buy it and try our hand at holiday letting!
A real home from home cottage. Not just the average holiday home with just the bare essentials.
A great location, where you can leave the car parked up outside the cottage and walk to the town, beach and cliffs. Even though the cottage is in the old town, it is peaceful and quiet.
Whatever time of the year you visit, the cottage is a delight. Warm in the winter with proper gas-fired heating and wood burning fire, and a lovely garden to enjoy in the summer months.
Swanage lies between Weymouth and Bourmouth on the Ise of Purbeck. It is a Victorian town which has an award-winning beach and restored pier. The coastline is varied and beautiful with many interesting towns and villages close by.
The town hosts various festivals throughout the year.
It is a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and England's first World Heritage Site because of it's outstanding geology.
National Trust areas include Brownsea Island and Corfe Castle as well as the wonderful 5 mile stretch of sand at Studland Bay.
In addition to the sea, beaches and cliff paths,there are plenty of tourist attractions within the vicinity to interest all members of the family.
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Nov 2 2013 - Dec 20 2013
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (British Pound) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.