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Each of the 7 bedrooms boasts en-suite bathroom facilities, a colour television, radio and telephone, making it ideal for large family groups holidaying together.

In a conservation area just a mile from the cliffs and sea at Dancing Ledge, this attractive and very well-equipped stone house enjoys superb views across the countryside towards Swanage Bay . Set with its own garden on the edge of the small hamlet of Acton, it has been completely refurbished to a high standard throughout, and includes an extension at the rear (part of which is the owners’ accommodation). Each bedroom boasts en-suite bathroom facilities, a colour television, radio and telephone, making it ideal for large family groups holidaying together.
Swanage (2½ miles) has a lovely sandy beach, and offers a wide variety of attractions, including shops, inns and restaurants, a theatre, and facilities for tennis and swimming. There are steam trains to the little town of Corfe Castle, and odd pieces of architecture brought from London, including the Wellington Tower on the beach, which once stood near London Bridge. The unspoilt village of Studland (4 miles) has another excellent beach (NT) and is close to woods and downs. North of the village is Studland Heath National Nature Reserve, home to a variety of wildlife ranging from wildfowl to lizards. A ferry runs from Studland across the bay to Sandbanks, from where the bay stretches on to Bournemouth.
Excellent walking can be found in this area, with the coastal path running nearby along the cliffs, and the hills at Nine Barrow Down within easy reach. Riding stables at Wareham, 8 miles. Golf 4 miles. Poole and Bournemouth, both 20 miles. Shops ½ mile, three inns within a mile.

Entrance into spacious hall with tiled floor. Cloakroom/toilet. Well-equipped kitchen with Aga and electric cooker. Attractive sitting-room with open fire. Flight of stairs from hall to comfortable dining room with rugs on tiled floor. First floor: Three pretty double bedrooms, each with TV, radio, internal phone system and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with TV, radio, internal phone system and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Steepish stairs to second floor: Two twin bedrooms, each with sloping ceiling, lovely views, TV, radio, internal phone system, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire – logs available locally
  • Full oil central heating and Aga £90per week winter (at cost in summer if requested)
  • Electricity by meter reading
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Eight Freeview TVs
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Combi microwave oven/grill
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi broadband available
  • Telephone – incoming only with internal phone system
  • Garden with furniture
  • Parking

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  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-12-28
    Fernlea was an ideal location to spend Christmas with family as it accomodated everyone,

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 2016-01-18
    We liked almost everything however the main issue we had was the dinning room downstairs is very cold. As this area is focus for celebratory meals it was a downside as once the meals were done the was no incentive to stay for long!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-11-16
    Excellent facilities for a large group, we much enjoyed our family get together

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-12
    Lovely house in a beautiful part of the country.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-07-06
    This was booked for a family get-together/reunion with family from Australia. Situated about a mile from the coast which is accessible from the cottage but with a steep descent. The garden was large and enclosed and perfect for children and dog to play. It would have been more useful if there was a BBQ to assist with catering. Beautiful views across to the Isle of Weight. The option of a 'Welcome Pack' might suit some visitors.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-15
    Great location for exploring the area and with walks direct from the property, perfect for our family celebrations

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-29
    This is an excellent house for a big family group ...lovely location; each bedroom is en suite- a real bonus; the kitchen is extremely well equipped for cooking for large numbers including plenty of fridge/freezer space; the garden is great for outdoor games .... pity no BBQ as it is also easy for all to eat outside. The only down side really is the dining room being down a flight of stairs from the kitchen and a bit dingy but it sat 11 adults and 3 children easily around one big table.

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