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Beautiful Waterfront Old Coastguard Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Old Coastguard Cottage in Peveril Point, Swanage, Dorset, England - Tranquil Location On The Jurassic Coastal Path A Short Stroll From The Town & Blue Flag Beach

** SALE 30th June to 7th July reduced to £950 ** Old Coastguard Cottages are located near to the lifeboat slip & angling club on the eastern tip of Swanage Bay known as Peveril Point. Although the town is only a short stroll away, Peveril Point provides a haven of peace and tranquility throughout the year. The cottage is full of charm and character and has 3 bedrooms (two with direct sea views) that can accommodate 6 adults comfortably. Downstairs there is a decent sized kitchen and a cosy lounge with direct sea views through bi-fold doors. Central heating. WiFi. Parking permit for the rear of the cottage. The cottage is non-smoking and we are unable to accept pets I am afraid. The woodburner is not currently in use.


Please note that the price displayed by Owners Direct is pro-rated per day on the weekly price which is incorrect. To calculate the rate please see table below:

- 3 nights is 60% of the weekly tariff

- 4 nights is 70% of the weekly tariff

- 5 nights is 80% of the weekly tariff

- 6 nights is 90% of the weekly tariff

More Details

About Us

Elaine Smith
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Elaine Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Elaine Smith

I have lived in Swanage for almost 26 years and my partner all of his life. My partner's family go back at least five generations in the Purbecks. The Old Coastguard Cottage is much cherished and is a truly wonderful place to stay. I purchased it during the summer after waiting almost 30 years for one to become available. I see myself as the custodian of the cottage rather than its owner! I am ultimately looking to retire at the cottage in 10 years or so. My partner & I love the sea and the coastal walks. We are both keen golfers at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club which is only a couple of miles away. Call me on 00447929904996 anytime to ask questions.

Elaine Smith purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Elaine Smith chose Swanage

After waiting for 30 years to have the opportunity to buy the cottage, I am just over the moon! Our grandchildren just love it too! The tranquil location is just perfect, only a short stroll from the amenities of the town. The views from the waterfront garden across the bay to the town, seafront, beach, Jurassic Coast, Old Harry Rocks, Bournemouth & Isle of Wight are just breath-taking and quite unique. The adjacent stunning coastal path, leading to Durlston Bay, Chapmans Pool, Dancing Ledge & onto Cornwall!.

What makes this cottage unique

There is no finer place to relax & enjoy the view over a G&T or a beer or two than the waterfront cottage & garden. Watching the boats & fishermen or the children fishing / crabbing & swimming right there in front of you!

The sailing club beach is adjacent & the town beaches & seafront a short stroll beyond the beautiful pier & dive centre. The National Trust beaches at Studland are only a 10 minute drive or bus trip.

Take a game of golf at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club, pop to the pitch & putt or tennis courts in town. Entertain the children on the playing fields & park. Enjoy the great restaurants, inns and shops. Take a trip to Corfe Castle on the Steam Train & visit the breath-taking monument.

A truly magical / unique location which will please all age groups

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! We have rented cottages before but never to this high standard!

A magical property in a magical location and so near to the town & beach too!

We have been booking cottages for 30 years and this was the best by far!

Thanks for letting us use your beautiful cottage in an equally beautiful location!

Cottage & neighbours are fab and we are not looking forward to going home!
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Swanage in Purbeck District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please remove shoes in porch upon entry. Smoking allowed outside/ashtray provided.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Ensuite to Bedroom 1
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , First floor family shower with top quality fittings
  • Both bathrooms are fitted out to the highest standard
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King sized bedroom with ensuite and panoramic sea views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Double bedroom with panoramic sea views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Arranged as adult sized bunk beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Master King, Panoramic Sea View with floor to ceiling windows / panoramic sea view Bedroom 2 - Master Double / Panoramic Sea View Bedroom 3 - Adult sized Bunk Beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is mid-terrace & we enjoy a good relationship with our neighbours. We kindly request that our guests respect this. To that end the cottage is not suitable for large loud groups or single sex parties, although we accept golfing groups are often single sex & are happy to accommodate as keen golfers ourselves. I am afraid that we are unable to accept pets. Outside: The front garden faces directly onto the sea with a magnificent view across the bay and seating for 8. There is direct access to the sea to launch kayaks etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, tea towels, dish cloths, hand & bath towels will be provided (excluding beach towels), for a mandatory additional £20 per week per bedroom occupied. The cottage is cleaned / bedding changed on changeover day & mid way on two week stays.


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Beautiful Waterfront Old Coastguard Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Simply stunning

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful cottage for our first holiday as a family. The cottage is stunning and has been renovated to an incredibly high standard. We were very comfy and the facilities were perfect for us and our 4 month old baby. The town is a pleasant walk away and we enjoyed spending time looking out at the wonderful views. The owner is really helpful and made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay a comfortable one. We would love to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that your stay was so special. It always gives me such great satisfaction to know my guests have a great time. Thanks too for the comments regarding the renovation as we took great care during this process. I very much look forward to seeing you in the future. Warmest regards, Elaine
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A Perfect Holiday Home!

  • 5 of 5

We are currently enjoying our 2nd holiday in this stunning coastguard cottage! The property is outstanding and has been renovated beautifully to an impressive standard making it a perfect holiday home! The owners give a fantastic welcome, which included Dorset Apple cake and beautiful flowers - a lovely surprise after a long journey. There is a perfect view around the beautiful Swanage Bay, which can be enjoyed from the garden, through the large sliding glass doors in the living room, as well as from the front bedroom windows. The upstairs attic double bedroom with en suite bathroom is a particularly outstanding feature of the cottage. We have stayed in Swanage over many years with our families, it was a favourite place for our Mum and Dad, and we now return with our own families! - This is by far the most beautiful property we have ever stayed in! Very highly recommended! Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you have enjoyed my lovely cottage! I have put heart and soul into it and it is really gratifying to hear that my friends and guests enjoy it as much as I do. I take great pleasure in ensuring that everyone has a great time as is overjoyed with the cottage. Thanks so much for making time to post a review. I am very grateful. Very warmest regards, Elaine
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Happy Days!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage far exceeded our expectations in every respect and was great value for money. The whole building has been totally refurbished to an extremely high standard and all of the furnishings, appliances, kitchen, bathrooms, beds etc. are brand new! The view from the front sea facing bedrooms is just spectacular! The waterfront location is only a short stroll from the town and was just perfect. We bought fresh fish from a local fisherman using the slipway outside the cottage and ate it for dinner whilst watching the terns fishing that evening! You can watch the lifeboat launch on a Wednesday evening from the comfort of the front garden or take a stroll on the adjacent pier. There are endless activities, sights and walks including a UK Top 100 Golf Course nearby or for the less able a 9 hole pitch and putt in the town. Elaine, the owner was very helpful and accommodating and there was plenty of info in the pack at the cottage. We were so sorry to leave and will definitely stay again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay. We booked without seeing any pictures as the cottage was being renovated and we were not disappointed. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with a beautiful kitchen, comfy and cosy bedrooms and a nice sized lounge for 4 adults and a toddler.

There is a nice outdoor space over looking the sea where you can get lost whilst watching the world go by.

There was excellent communication from the owner who was very helpful and answered my questions promptly.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bournemouth (Via chain ferry)
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
East Bar and others in town
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Sandbankes to Bournemouth/Poole Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Isle of Purbeck Golf Club (Others too)
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Steam Train in Swanage with mainline at Wareham
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Cauldron Bistro, Chilled Red, Trattoria, Salt Pig2
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Waterfront property with sandy beach 100 m away
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

The cottage perfectly located for all local beaches and for accessing all of the many local coastal and country walks. A walker & cyclist's paradise!


Directly in front of the cottage is a stony foreshore with a small jetty, ideal for crabbing / fishing / swimming. The adjacent sailing club has a small sandy beach & the main beaches of Swanage are just a short stroll away. The Studland National Trust beach & Poole Harbour are a 10 minute drive. The coastal path passes the cottage. The Jurassic Coast, Durlston Country Park/Lighthouse & Visitor Centre only just over a mile away & can be reached by foot or car. Watch lifeboat launch from cottage!


Wareham railway station approx 10 miles.

Bournemouth & Poole (inc rail/coach/airport/channel port) approx 8/10 miles across Poole Harbour chain ferry.


Swanage town is approx 5-10 minutes walk away.

Corfe Castle historic monument, steam railway etc approx 5 miles.

Studland approx 5 miles.

Wareham approx 10 miles.

Bournemouth & Poole approx 8 miles across Poole Harbour chain ferry.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Please email me via Owners Direct to double check availability & include your phone number & email address.
A 25% deposit is to be paid upon booking to guarantee the reservation & the remainder due 8 weeks before arrival date. In addition, a £150 damage deposit cheque must be provided which will be returned within 7 days of departure post check / inventory. Parking permit deposit £25/permit returned upon departure.
Short breaks....
Please note that the price displayed by Owners Direct is pro-rated per day on the weekly price which is incorrect. To calculate the rate please see table below:
3 nights is 60% of the weekly tariff
4 nights is 70% of the weekly tariff
5 nights is 80% of the weekly tariff
6 nights is 90% of the weekly tariff

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday & arrival after 3pm should be anticipated.
Departure before 10am on Saturday.
Flexibility may be possible nearer the time dependant upon adjacent reservations & I will always try to accommodate special requests.

Notes on prices:
All bed linen, tea towels, dish cloths, hand towels & bath towels will be provided (excluding beach towels), for a mandatory additional £20 per week per bedroom occupied & changed weekly for stays greater than one week. The cottage is cleaned on changeover day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.