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Swallows’ Nest

Wool, near Wareham, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Pets 0
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Swallows’ Nest is ideally located with beautiful countryside views and within easy reach of the Purbeck Heritage Coast.

Located along a quiet no-through lane with direct access to scenic walks, this superb detached barn conversion offers wonderful far reaching views over the local countryside and if you need to know anything about the area, the owner lives at the property. It is situated within the middle of Thomas Hardy country, between Swanage and Weymouth and only 5 miles from Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. The nearby village of Wool has its own village store, a bakery and a butcher’s shop, and there is excellent fishing in the area in the River Frome as well as various golf courses, bridleways, cycle and riding routes.
Tastefully and stylishly furnished, this rural barn is an ideal retreat for enjoying this delightful area. As its name suggests, Swallows’ Nest is home to a family of swallows and guests can wake up to their delightful birdsong and playful interaction. Outside there are two patio areas with garden furniture, one at the front and one at the rear of the property, to take advantage of the morning sunrise or evening sun. There is also a covered area with table tennis for guests to enjoy. Inside, the open plan living area has high vaulted ceilings, adding to the natural light from the Velux windows and patio doors, and the stylish design in a black and white theme adds to the spacious ambiance. There is a wood burner as well as a heater/air conditioning unit. Eco friendly, the water for the tank is collected from natural rainwater, and solar power provides additional warmth. Both attractively presented bedrooms have TVs and en-suite facilities for added comfort, and many extras have been provided such as toiletries, binoculars, games, books and toys.
The Isle of Purbeck is renowned for its spectacular scenery including Poole Harbour – the largest natural harbour in Europe. The area also features England’s first World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, with its unique geology and fossils dating back millions of years. A short drive takes you to Lulworth Cove with its pebble beach and perhaps take a walk up and over the hill to famous Durdle Door. The whole of this area has lovely scenery and coastal walks. There are numerous attractions, ranging from the Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World, Weymouth Sea Life Park and Butterfly Farm and Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens. The seaside town of Swanage with its golden sandy beach and Durlston Country Park and Steam Railway are well worth a visit. The historic market towns of Dorchester and Wareham are nearby, as well as the pretty National Trust’s Corfe Castle, Blue Pool, Brownsea Island and Arne RSPB Nature Reserve. Beach 5 miles. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space:
With tiled floor, vaulted ceilings and Velux windows.
Living area:
With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, a selection of games and books, and patio doors leading to patio.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden. Patio with garden furniture and barbecue. Table tennis. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 5 years old. This property has a security deposit of £100.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bungalow
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/02/2019
    A lovely cottage in a great location. Close enough to a main road to be convenient, yet far enough away to be peaceful. Great host (Martin) - gave us probably the best and most comprehensive handover we have ever had for a holiday cottage. Cottage itself was spotless, very well equipped - lovely log burner & comfortable beds. Only minor issue was that bathroom was a bit cold at times, having only a towel rail as heating, (but to be fair, this was January & very cold outside). Overall, very nice & comfortable place to stay.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/12/2018
    A very comfortable place to stay and near to the wonderful Dorset coast

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 17/11/2018
    Swallow Cottage was very comfortable clean and warm. It was in easy reach of many local attractions and not far from the coast. The cottage was well equipped and the hosts were very helpful

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2018
    We enjoyed a very nice four day break in October. The cottage was every bit as nice as advertised and the owners made us very welcome and were on hand if we have any queries. We had a very enjoyable stay.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2018
    Lovely cottage in a great location. Owners are very friendly and informative. Very peaceful and quiet with great views and easily accessible roads. Perfect place to stay.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for taking the time to give feedback.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2018
    Absolutely fabulous place. Would stay there again. Lovely people who own the cottage . If you want an relaxing place to stay -this is the place to go.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2018
    Excellent cottage in a quiet location ideal for the whole Dorset area. Well appointed with everything you could need. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners, especially enjoyed sitting in the gardens watching and listening to the wildlife especially the swallows. Highly recommend staying here.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2018
    An excellent base for a holiday in Dorset. Our 6 and 8 year old had a fantastic time in the cottage and Martin and Sukie are lovely hosts. The cottage was immaculate inside and out and the garden area is perfect. Would definitely go back.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2018
    We had a lovely weeks holiday here. My two girls loved their bedroom and own bathroom and table tennis, swing ball and chess. Fields looking onto countryside and horses was beautiful. Spent some lovely days at studland bay beach. The welcome we received was brilliant explaining everything we needed to know about the cottage. Thank you.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2018
    We had a lovely welcome on arrival from Martin the owner. Welcome pack and a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge was a nice gesture and appreciated Swallows Nest was bright and clean and to a high standard. Location was ideal for visiting all the local attractions and beaches. We would definitely stay again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2018
    Enjoyed a wonderful holiday in a luxurious bungalow in the lovely countryside of Dorset with the coast only a short drive away. Situated on the owners grounds they were friendly, helpful and on hand if any problems arise. Look forward to returning in the future.

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9.5 out of 10 – based on 25 reviews collected by Reevoo
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