Located in Swanage, Dorset
Fernlea is a holiday cottage in Acton, Dorset, sleeping 14 and pet friendly in 7 en-suite bedrooms set in a censervation area 1 mile from the sea.
Fernlea is set in a conservation area in the hamlet of Acton between the villages of Langton Matravers and Worth Matravers. Located just 1 mile from the coast, the house has views over open countryside towards Swanage Bay and the sea beyond. All the bedrooms are en-suite, have a TV, radio and a telephone that links to all the other rooms making this a great choice for large families or groups of friends to get together. Although in a small hamlet there are no fewer than 3 pubs to explore within a mile of the cottage.
The accommodation at Fernlea comprises of an entrance hall with tiled floor leading to a sitting room with open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD/radio and WiFi. The dining room has a long oblong table seating 12 and a circular table with plenty of spare chairs. The kitchen is well equipped with an Aga and an electric cooker, combi micowave/oven/grill, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher. The downstairs is rounded off with a cloakroom with toilet and basin.
Up to the first floor where there are three double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with shower over bath, basin and toilet. Up stairs to the second floor where there are two further twin bedrooms with sloping ceilings, magnificent views and en-suite bathrooms with shower over bath, basin and toilet. A travel cot and highchair can be provided.
Outside there is a garden and patio complete with furniture. There is ample parking and Fernlea accepts one well behaved dog. Your bed linen, towels, oil central heating (£90 supplement in the winter) are all included in the price.
Originally a small fishing port, Swanage came to prominence in Victorian times when it became a holiday resort for the rich of the day. Today it has grown and tourism is a big part of the area helped by an amazing coastline featuring Old Harry Rocks and is considered the eastern gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. All of this can be enjoyed by many miles of the South West Coast Path.Read more
To the west of Swanage lies Langton Matravers while to the north lies Ulwell and Studland. If you travel south or east from Swanage then you had better be in a wet suit as you will then be in either Durlston Bay or the English Channel having passed the Anvil Lighthouse!
The Purbeck Film Festival is held in mid October and shows films around the region. In July the Swanage Jazz Festival is held over three days and celebrates jazz from around the world with many different styles on display. At the end of July is Swanage Carnival week culminating in a large firework display and decorated floats travelling through the town. In August is Swanage Lifeboat week with a variety of events from a charity duck race to Gig racing all in a great cause. At the end of August is the Purbeck Folk Festival, an award winning festival that has grown year on year. As well as folk, there are open mic and jam sessions, a cinema, archery and knotting workshops. In mid September is the Swanage Folk Festival, with hundreds of Morris dancers, join-in-sessions, concerts and workshops. At the end of September is the Swanage Walking Festival that celebrate this beautiful area with no fewer that 35 guided walks so you can find out about the history of the area as you take in the views.
The Swanage Railway has just celebrated its 35th anniversary and runs steam trains from Swanage taking in Norden, Harmans Cross and Corfe Castle. They have dining trains and even a 'drive a train' experience. There is an evening Sunset Shuttle and even a Sea Train Adventure combing sea travel with the steam railway. If you are staying in Swanage and thinking of visiting Corfe Castle for the day then this is the way to do it.
Durlston Country Park is a must for any keen naturalist or lover of British wildlife with amazing views over the coastline as an added bonus. Plenty of walking that is pushchair friendly, and many additional sites to see on your route including the Anvil Point lighthouse, Tilly Whim Caves, Durlston Castle, the visitor centre and cafe and shop. Studland Beach is a 4 mile stretch of golden, sandy beach with views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight. This is a great place for watersports and also is the most popular naturist beach in all of Britain. Back from the beach there are designated trails through sand dunes and into woodland to explore the wealth of nature in the area.
Huge variety of places to eat in Swanage with over 60 to choose from. A wonderful choice of world cuisine as well as a good choice of English dishes with local seafood on many menus.Read less
Bournemouth is 16 miles away
Bristol is 66 miles away
Exeter is 75 miles away