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Cosy Lodge Set In An Idyllic Location Surrounded By Open Countryside

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage in Swanage, Dorset, England - Swanage Town Centre, Blue Flag Beach, Cafes And Restaurants Are Just A 10 Minute Walk Away

Anvil Lodge offers cosy yet modern accommodation in a rural setting on the south side of Swanage. The lodge shares a spacious one acre plot with the main house. The private garden offers lots of open space for relaxation and there is plenty of space for parking. With beautiful views all round, the lodge has access to open countryside, the beach, the south west coastal path and Swanage town via footpaths. The lodge offers clean modern accommodation with underfloor heating throughout, keeping guests comfortable all year round. In warmer months the front doors open right out, to let the morning and afternoon sun come flooding in!

Catherine Mittins
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017


Swanage Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One large gable roofed bedroom upstairs, with a generous double and 2 single beds. Singles can be condensed to make a bedroom sofa, or pushed together to make a double. On the ground floor there is a comfortable small double sofa bed in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Outside there is a relaxing and tranquil private garden, offering lawn games and table tennis. A sunny deck with BBQ allows you to enjoy both sun rise and sun set. Fresh eggs from our resident chickens available on request! The lodge has beautiful views all around and is nestled between numerous footpaths from which you can explore the surrounding countryside and coast. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (not beach towels!!) and linen are included, and would be changed if your visit exceeded 7 nights. Other: For outdoor enthusiasts there is dry storage to lock equipment, e.g. bikes, surfboards etc...


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Cosy Lodge Set In An Idyllic Location Surrounded By Open Countryside
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews

Lovely lodge

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our almost 3 year old daughter and it suited us perfectly. She loved the toys and the slide in the garden.

Very comfortable, cosy, well equipped holiday home.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great cottage, great location, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We (family of 4) came from Germanyto stay at AnvilLodge for 9 days. We had a great vacation! The cottage is very clean, there is enough space for a family of 4 to stay here, The hosts (Cat and her family) are such friendly people. It was always a pleasure to have a little chat.

The kitchen is equipped perfectly, so a few times we cooked our meals at the cottage, but we also used the grill to have BBQs.

In and around Swanage there are quite a few places to go and have dinner if you don't want to cook. A walk down to Swanage (e.g. The Black Swan Inn or Tawny's) is about 10 minutes.

So thanks Cat and family for a great vacation! We hope to come back some day!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful secluded accommodation on the outskirts of Swanage

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely, peaceful place to stay. So many places to walk to and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Stumbled across the Square and Compass pub then walked on to Corfe Castle returning on the steam train to Swanage. Also enjoyed The Pig Hotel in Studland - quirky restaurant serving great food and great service and what a setting. Thank you Cat Mittins we will be back one day.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage with beautiful views. Could not of asked for more clean and comfortable, with everything you would need. Excellent customer service from Owners.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

A lovely place to stay to get away from the business of a normal week. The lodge was well equipped for our needs and in an ideal situation to reach the beautiful coastal scenery. We didn't need our car all weekend!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Anvil lodge during the Easter break. It was perfect! Walking distance to the Country Park, Jurassic Coast and the beach. My daughter loved being outdoors. The barn itself was cosy, clean and peaceful. The owners Cat and James were extremely was like being home from home. A perfect place to switch off from work and enjoy our family time.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Swanage beach is a 10 minute walk away through Swanage town centre. The rocky coastline of the South west coast path in the south is a 10 minute walk away via footpath and Durlston Country Park.


Swanage can be accessed via Poole and Wareham or via the chain ferry located at Sandbanks/Studland. Timings for your chosen route can depend on time of day and time of year and it's always worth phoning the Studland chain ferry to see if there is a queue.

Further Details:

Swanage and surrounding area is fantastic for walking, climbing, biking, windsurfing, surfing and of course enjoying the long sandy blue flag beach. As climbing, cycling and windsurfing enthusiasts, we are happy to advise!!

Swanage has many Pubs, cafes and restaurants to cater for all. The surrounding area has some infamous pubs and eateries on which we are happy to advise!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking, via BACs or cheque, with final payment 8 weeks prior to your visit.

Changeover Day:
During high season, bookings run Saturday to Saturday with arrival from 2.30pm and departure 10.30am.

Other times of year, weekend booking (minimum 3 nights are available), and 3 night minimum bookings Monday to Friday.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are
July and August bookings are minimum 7 nights.
Weekend booking (minimum 3 nights) are available at all other times*
Monday to Friday (minimum 3 nights) available all other times of year*
*NB: Price per night clarified when booking request made, if booking crosses over months with different pricing

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.