Located in Swanage, Dorset
Quince Cottage is a holiday cottage in in Acton, Dorset, sleeping 2 and pet friendly Grade II listed and within walking distance of 3 pubs.
Quince Cottage is just 1 mile from the Dorset coast in the small hamlet of Acton close to Langton Matravers and Swanage. A former quarryman's cottage, it has been fully refurbished but has kept its old charm with low beams and stone fire surrounds. Although you will benefit from the quiet countryside setting there are no fewer than 3 pubs that are within walking distance (half a mile) from the cottage.
The accommodation at Quince Cottage comprises of a living room with wood burning stove, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player. The kitchen diner has a table and chairs, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer dryer as well as a range of utensils and accessories. Narrow, steep stairs lead to the first floor and the double bedroom and bathroom with corner bath and shower attachment, toilet and basin.
Outside is a small, enclosed lawned garden complete with furniture. There is ample parking and Quince Cottage accepts one well behaved dog that will stay free of charge. Your bed linen and towels 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 15 miles away
Bristol is 65 miles away
Exeter is 75 miles away