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Purbeck

The Isle of Purbeck is a peninsula on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, in South England. It is bordered by the English Channel, where towering clifftops overlook the sea, and by the vast, marshy landscapes of the River Frome and Poole Harbour. The Isle of Purbeck covers roughly 60 square miles, and is home to several of the county’s most popular places to visit, including Corfe Castle, Durdle Door, Swanage and Lulworth Cove. On the doorstep of Purbeck cottages, pristine sandy beaches, rocky coves and picturesque villages await discovery. The spectacular cliffs hide sought-after marble and dinosaur fossils, while inland, ancient forests and heaths are home to rare wildflowers.

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10
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Swanage Driftwood is a modern coastal cottage boasting light and airy spaces and contemporary chic. The pet-friendly cottage in Swanage, Dorset, lies just moments from the beach and offers a sun-filled interior and multiple outdoor entertaining spaces, plus access to bespoke Wellness packages.

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14
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7

Enjoy the beauty of the Jurassic Coast with a stay at 20 Ulwell Road in the town of Swanage, Dorset, along the eastern end of the Isle of Purbeck, a three-storey pet-friendly cottage boasting seven bedrooms, AGA cooker set in exposed brickwork, annexe with an en-suite king bedroom, & tiered garden.

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2
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Mermond Flat is a beautiful romantic cottage sitting just a short stroll from the beach in Swanage, Dorset. The coastal cottage enjoys lovely views of the high street from its ample bay window & warms to an open fire. The cottage is elegantly furnished & appointed and sits in the heart of the town.

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The Compass is a stylish one-bedroom apartment in the heart of the resort town of Swanage, Dorset, a romantic flat within a pleasant courtyard that makes a cosy holiday escape for couples, with private parking space, fully fitted kitchen, breakfast bar, tiled bathroom, and comfy sitting area.

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8
Bedrooms
3

The Old Barn is a charming stone-built cottage offering stylish accommodation near Swanage, Dorset. Set on the Isle of Purbeck, the pet-friendly cottage promises tranquillity & sophistication, as well as lovely views, spacious grounds, fresh air & open-plan spaces, as well as a cosy log fire.

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6
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4

Enjoy a unique holiday at Veronica Cottage, a stylish coastal cottage within Anvil Point Lighthouse near Swanage. Set within Durleston Country Park, the contemporary cottage enjoys spectacular ocean views and access to the beautiful beaches of Dorset and offers spacious grounds and a sea breeze.

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In the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, Corfe Castle is a quaint village overlooked by a 10th century castle which is open for visitors to explore. The village is best explored by foot, with independent shops, galleries and a couple of cosy pubs. At the end of the peninsula, Swanage is well worth a visit during any stay in a holiday cottage on the Isle of Purbeck. This graceful town has a sandy bay, near the distinctive chalk cliff stacks known as Old Harry Rocks.

One of the area’s best places for swimming is Lulworth Cove, a horse-shoe shaped with only a narrow channel to the open ocean, and remarkably clear, calm water. There is a good café near the beach and in the summer, you can take a boat trip to Durdle Door and Mupe Bay. Brownsea Island lies in Poole Harbour, and is also a wonderful place to take a boat trip to, where red squirrels can be seen. Swanage Railway heritage line runs through wild countryside between Wareham and Swanage, providing far-reaching views across the peninsula. St Aldhelm’s Chapel is one of the more famous places to visit on Purbeck cottage holidays, built on a pre-Christian conquest site by the Normans.