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Sea Front Coastguard Cottage With Own Slipway

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Old Coastguard Cottage in Peveril Point, Swanage, Dorset - Stunning Location On The Beautiful Jurassic Coast

Old Coastguard Cottages are located next to the lifeboat slip on the eastern tip of Swanage Bay known as Peveril Point. Although only a short stroll into town the Point provides a haven of peace and tranquility even in the busy Summer months. No 4 is full of charm and character and has 3 bedrooms that can accommodate 4 adults and 2 children comfortably. Downstairs there is a small kitchen/dining room and a cosy living room with sea views. One well-behaved dog welcome - not upstairs please. Non smoking. Gas central heating. WiFi. There is a separate guest annex behind the cottage with a king bed , bunks and a small shower room . This is available for an additional £60 per night on request. Parking permit for the rear of the cottages. Please check availability before emailing me - thank-you.

Jane Denton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About Jane Denton

I live in South West London with my husband and three children. The cottage is our family's much loved second home and so we would hope guests would treat it with care. It is a magical place and I hope you fall in love with it as we have.

Jane Denton purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Jane Denton chose Swanage

We have owned the Cottage for over twenty years but my husbands family have always had a property on the Point - Granny has been swimming here since she was 4 and her teenage grandchildren still rate Swanage as their favorite holiday.

The location is simply unbeatable - right on the beautiful Jurassic Coast, views from the seafront garden across the bay to Old Harry's Rock and the stunning coastal path behind, leading to Durlstan Bay, Dancing Ledge and beyond. Five minutes walk along the seafront takes you to town - but Peveril Point is an oasis of tranquility, even in the height of Summer.

What makes this cottage unique

If the weather is fine there is no place better than the cottage garden, but if you want a sandy beach, stroll along the front 5 mins to the sailing club beach or 10mins to Swanage beach. A 10 minute drive will take you to the National Trust beaches at Studland.

A row boat, Sea Kayak and life jackets are kept in the garden or on the slip infront of the cottage and are free to use at your own risk. Similarly if you wanted to bring your own small dinghy - laser or topper size, you could keep it directly infront of the cottage on our slipway.

Swimming and Fishing can also be done directly infront of the cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had an absolutely brilliant time in Swanage! None of us had been before, and we thought it was fab; the kids had a whale of a time with buckets, spades and fishing nets. We were all extremely sad to leave, I have to say! The cottage is excellent, and my 5 year old son is totally in love with the Lifeboat Station next door, he was permanently pottering over to inspect the posters and charts outside. Suffice to say - We'll Be Back!"

"We had a lovely time; long walks on the coast path, sitting with a coffee or wine outside on the benches and a daily run out to the Lighthouse and back was all very relaxing.It is a fantastic location!"
Jan 2011
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Swanage Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • WC, Sink, Bath with shower attachment.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4+2 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King bed and sink, Sea View Bedroom 2 - King bed and sink Bedroom 3 - Children's Bunk Beds
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is in the middle of a terrace and we have great relations with the neighbors on both sides. The cottage is not suitable for large loud groups or single sex parties. We would ask guests to be respectful of this , especially if the cottages on either side are in use. Thanks. Outside: The front garden faces directly onto the sea and has two wooden benches. There is a free standing barbecue and trunk containing lifejackets, buckets and spades etc. There is a small row boat and a sea Kayak available to use at you own risk. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, excluding towels, can be provided for an additional £60 per week. Unless ordered the cottage is supplied with uncovered duvets and pillows only and guests must bring their own linen and towels. The cottage is cleaned on changeover day. Other: There is a separate guest annex behind the cottage that has a king bed, bunk beds and a shower.wc, This is be available on request at £60 extra a night. We would only recommend this for the one or two nights as the cottage is not designed for 10.


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Sea Front Coastguard Cottage With Own Slipway
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 7 reviews

Fantastic location, cosy cottage, amazing sea view

  • 4 of 5

Would thoroughly recommend this cottage. Brilliant location, very peaceful - away from it all, yet only a 5 minute walk to Swanage town. Amazing seafront views and only a short walk to Peveril Point and beautiful Cliff top views. The cottage was very cosy and warm (excellent heating) and the kitchen was well equipped and decorated to a high standard. We really enjoyed our stay and would make a return visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A welcome family break

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to get away from the city for a quiet new years break with our 3 grown up children the youngest is 16.

It was the perfect location and accommodation.

The cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable, the views and walks were lovely and only a short walk to the town (5 mins), everyone in Swanage was friendly and there is a god choice of restaurants if you don't want to stay in.

The only downside we found was the sink in the bathroom is ultra small, so we shared the one in the large bedroom.

With a grown up family it is always difficult to get ideal accommodation but this ticked the box for us, we would definitely revisit 4, Old Coastguard Cottage. Hopefully get the boat out too

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a perfect position and location

  • 5 of 5

What can I say! Fantastic! Brilliant! Awesome!

We absolutely loved everything about the cottage, every box you could choose would be ticked,if this property achieves your shortlist and you decide to chose another it will be definitely be your loss.Jane it's owner is a Very kind and generous lady and perfectly deserves to be the owner of this brilliant cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review - we think it's a special place and it's great to hear others do too !
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Great views, fabulous location

  • 4 of 5

This delightful cottage has a great view, particularly from the lounge and master bedroom. A short distance from the beach, shops, restaurants and there are also a couple of decent supermarkets close by. A newly fitted kitchen with all mod cons and plenty of room for up to six guests. We also rented the annex for a couple nights for my in laws which was clean and well maintained. Would definitely recommend the (blue) fish & chip shop and the Old Brick Pizza if you don't fancy cooking. All in all we had a lovely stay and are looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage by the sea

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is in an excellent location a few minutes walk from town. The sea is literally a few yards from the front door. Everything was explained well in the the emails. We liked the quirkiness.

The kitchen suited us, it had a good oven and grill, for heating meals and making cheese on toast.

We particularly liked the main bedroom, with its sea view, and welcome breeze and wave sounds at night. There is a front patio area with seats, where it was easy to pass the morning drinking tea and coffee and reading, and watching the view, especially the regular lifeboat launches, which were exciting drama. The lifeboat station is nearby, and they encourage visits.

Other local things to see.

Durlaston Castle is a short drive or bus ride away.

Swanage Steam Railway will take you to Corfe Castle and a mining museum, and plenty to do at other stops.

Drive or take bus to Sandbanks and visit Brownsea island and Bournemouth.

Plenty of National Trust open spaces like Studland nearby.

Lots are varied eateries in Swanage, whether it be Curry, Pizza, English or Italian, and many excellent pubs, serving the local beer called Piddle.

There is good shopping and history in Swanage, and two decent supermarkets, plenty of cafes and antique shops.

Overall we really enjoyed ourselves and are looking forward to visiting Swanage again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time in Swanage! The children enjoyed themselves crab fishing, and puttering around in the row boat. We had lovely walks with our dog on the coastal path hills behind the cottage and great walks to Swanage exploring the seafront and the town (a very short walk away). The Lifeboat Station next door was fascinating, and we were lucky to watch them go out for a rescue operation (a minor one).

The location is great - it was quiet at night and we had great sleeps. I only gave 4 stars as the cottage, being very quaint, doesn't have a lot of amenities. There was no microwave or toaster, and the fridge is a tiny one that does not hold a lot, especially for a family of 5. There was only one bathroom, which proved difficult at times, and the shower attachment just allows you to rinse off, not have a proper shower. Also we brought our own bed sheets, as I felt that charging £60 for linen hire was not acceptable - it should be included in the price of the hire.

Saying all that, we did have a great time. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Directly in front of the cottage is a stoney foreshore with a small jetty, ideal for crabbing, and a boat slipway. The sailing club has a small sandy beach - 5 mins walk, Swanage main beach, also sandy, 10 minutes walk and Studland National Trust beach a 10 minute drive.


Swanage is located on the Isle of Purbeck, approx 2.5 hours drive from London.


Swanage town is approx 1/4 mile away. Corfe Castle approx 5 miles,

Studland approx 5 miles.

Wareham approx 10 miles

Bournmouth approx 8 miles across chain ferry to Poole.

Further Details:

Swanage has great shopping with a wide range of boutiques,gift shops, art galleries, restaurants and pubs. There are also two supermarkets, banks and a post office. Chococo chocolate factory is hugely popular with the kids as are the various ice cream parlours and fish and chip shops. Swanage Steam Railway operates daily between Swanage and Corfe Castle. Pleasure cruises to Brownsea Island and Bournmouth depart from the Victorian Pier. Diving and Waterskiing are also available for Pierhead Watersports.Tennis Courts and a Pitch and Putt Course are located just behind the main beach. Walkers will enjoy fabulous coastal walks in both directions , over Ballard Down to Old Harry's Rocks or along Durlstan Bay to Dancing Ledge and beyond. The Tourist Information centre has further details.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $26.86
Refundable damage deposit $201.48

Booking Notes:
Please email me to check availability.
A 25% deposit is to be paid on booking with the remaining due 8 weeks before the arrival date. In addition a £150 damage deposit cheque against must be sent which will be returned within 7 days of departure.

Changeover Day:
Arrival after 3pm on Saturday
Departure before 10 am on Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Please note bed linen if required is an additional £60 a week.
Separate Guest Annex - double bed, bunk bed and WC/Shower room additional £60 a night, minimum 2 night booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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