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!
- Cottage861 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage in Swanage, Dorset, England - Swanage Town Centre, Blue Flag Beach, Cafes And Restaurants Are Just A 10 Minute Walk Away
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- Jun 13, 2018
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Fantastic! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. A perfect location for what we wanted.
The barn was surprisingly spacious, very comfortable with a lovely open plan living space and kitchen. Our children fell in love with it straightaway. Most things were provided for as listed on property details, and there is convenient parking next to the property. The location is wonderful, so peaceful and with country side, coastal paths and meadows all around, yet the town is in walking distance. We came in May and everything looks so pretty. The main thing is there is little wifi here which is something to bear in mind if you rely on it, however we were only too pleased to retreat from the on-line world and relax and spend quality time.
Charming, clean, comfortable property and warm welcome
This was an ideal get away for us, 2 adults and 2 boys for 3 nights. We had everything we needed in a really lovely, picturesque location. The lodge is charming, it’s well equipped, comfortable and clean and had its own patio area to sit out on. There’s a microwave, excellent shower, everything you need. The velux windows were beautiful in the bedroom, we had to be a bit careful with our youngest though as there aren’t any safety locks on them. There is a line to hang out washing which was v handy. No washing machine but possibly only an issue if you’re there for over a week. The boys loved the hammock and the outside space!
The owners provided lots of info on activities, walking and the milk, tea and coffee supplies were appreciated. It’s an excellent base for walking to the coastal paths or town. I did the coastal paths with the boys and they loved them and it was doable with a 5 and 10 year old. Swanage was at its finest as we had the most amazing weather so lots of visits to the sandy beach (lots of seaweed), walking, shopping in the town. It’s also def worth going to the different view points like Durlston and the Globe. Lots we didn’t get to do, for next time like the Steam train, Corfe, Sandbanks. It’s a lovely place to visit with warm, friendly hosts. They go out of their way to help you. Thanks again for the help with our phone!! It’s now working again. Very much hope to revisit.
Charming, comfortable and great location
Was a bit worried when we drew up as it looked tiny but once inside it was like a Tardis. Owner was very welcoming and obliging especially as we changed our minds about how long we were staying. The 'lodge' was spacious and well equipped and for once had comfortable soft beds; mattresses are usually rock hard in holiday rentals we have found. OK, you had to bend over upstairs to avoid banging your head but at such good value, this was a small price to pay for the accommodation. Having the option of a sofa bed downstairs for helpful too as my eldest did fall out of bed once or twice as she is used to a double bed at home. The youngest was fine and slept really well, Great location for walking and very quiet. Loved waking up to sound of birdsong, seagulls and a donkey braying at 830ish am more or less every day. Makes a change from a rooster!The only thing missing for us was a washing machine as we got very muddy during our stay and would have been good to been able to wash some trousers through. Not sure where it could have gone though. Would certainly consider returning too as we had so much more to see and do. 3 days wasn't enough.
Anvil Lodge was presentable, comfortable and peaceful.
Anvil Lodge was just what we needed for a few nights away. Great walks from the door. Easy access into Swanage. Cat is lovely and helpful and respects your privacy. The Lodge was really clean and comfy and well equipped. Perfect space for entertaining our family visitors on Easter Sunday. Just a thought - some hooks would be useful in bathroom to hang towels on and a wider door mat so people could put wet/dirty footwear on the mat. We couldn’t leave ours outside because of the rain at night. We would definitely recommend Anvil Lodge. Thank you Cat.
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.
Great cottage, great location, great hosts
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!
Coast/Beach: 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. Travel: 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!!
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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