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Cosy Lodge Set In An Idyllic Location Surrounded By Open Countryside

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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:
April 27, 2017


Swanage Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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...


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Cosy Lodge Set In An Idyllic Location Surrounded By Open Countryside
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews

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: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A comfortable, well-equipped getaway in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Anvil Lodge was the perfect place for us to spend a few days away with our 6-month old son. The lodge is comfortable, clean and well-equipped, the open-plan design great for enabling us to keep an eye on junior whilst cooking, etc and the underfloor heating throughout kept us warm and cosy.

The lodge is located only a short walk from the town centre and in the opposite direction there are footpaths to the coast (just over 10 minutes) which we enjoyed exploring whilst taking in the views.

Catherine was very welcoming and friendly and made us feel at home straight away.

We hope to return before too long!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ross, Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to see you again! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Cat
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Very comfortable accommodation close to walks.

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable and spacious accommodation on the edge of Swanage. Lots of footpaths on the doorstep giving access to the coast path and walks into Swanage. Well equipped kitchen- I am always pleased to find tea pots and coffee makers in a holiday home. Sloping ceiling to bedroom could be an issue if you are very tall.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We booked the lodge as a Christmas getaway and were looking for somewhere fairly rural but with good access to local facilities (we've done Cornwall in December!). Anvil Lodge hit the spot, located on a track but only 5 minutes walk from Swanage and 10 minutes form the Coast Path it gave us the opportunity to be as active as we chose.

We stayed at the Lodge for 4 nights and didn't feel the need to use the car once during our stay, which is a pretty unique experience for someone who is usually permanently attached to a set of wheels.

The Lodge was well equipped with an excellent kitchen and a good shower, the bedroom required some ducking and twisting for a six footer but was very comfortable once we had worked out the process.

Cat, James and the kids were charming and close by if needed, but left us in peace (our perfect Christmas hosts) to do our own thing.

As 30 year veterans of holiday rentals in every continent using numerous booking agents, this was up there with the best (I've given up on airbnb) and would definitely recommend Anvil Lodge. Probably one of a handful that we would book again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, Thank you so much for your very kind words. So lovely to read, and really glad we get it just right for our guests. We really hope to see you again and very pleased you had a great stay. Best wishes Cat
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Amazingly beautiful place that can't be beaten

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful lodge is the best place we have stayed for many reasons. I can not give cat and james enough praise for how nice they have made it become. We have had a great family holiday. Me, my wife and 3 children stayed here for the past week and we was all gutted our holiday had to end. The lodge is in the perfect place as its within walking distance to the town and to the coastal walks, but also far enough away that it's the most relaxing holiday we have had. Plenty to do, and some amazing beaches around the area, with water sports activities for all the family. The lodge has everything you could ask for with enough space that we didn't get under each other's feet at any point. Without doubt, we will be going back and feel I feel I have finally found a place I would use year after year. I will be recommending this place to my family and friends, and would also to anyone reading this as its such and amazing place ran by and amazing couple who I can't thank enough.

Darrell, Lisa, Matt, Megan and Kloe.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A warm, peaceful cottage ideal for a relaxing break away.

  • 4 of 5

A wonderfully warm Cottage with endless hot water courtesy of a Ground source heat pump.

Located a pleasant walking distance from Swanage town centre the Cottage is well equipped with all comforts catered for.

We will be back.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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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

Swanage Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 2
Mar 25 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 4
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 6
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 7
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 8
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay

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.

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