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A Superb Holiday Cottage Retaining Original Features



Updated: 04-Oct-2016
Rumpus Cottage, Swanage, Dorset, England - Located Close To All Amenities, Within Walking Distance To Town And Beach

Rumpus has been awarded a 4 star Visit England Badge scoring 100% for cleanliness. A lovely seaside retreat venue Rumpus Cottage is for anyone who needs time for self-reflection, time with their loves ones or time with their family. This quaint 3 storey cottage is nostalgically refurbished in decorative antique style to capture bygone age. The cottage is located on a quiet unmade no through road.The cottage is made of Purbeck stone with a traditional tiled roof. Original beamed ceilings throughout with huge romantic appeal, small and perfectly formed. The cottage has a honed Purbeck flagstone floor throughout the downstairs with underfloor heating so she is very snug in the winter as well as cool in the summer. Original sash windows and a huge old Purbeck stone fireplace which has been limed to preserve its authenticity. The fireplace is fitted with a crockery cupboard. This cottage has been completely refurbished with a new bathroom and kitchen (both downstairs) and the use of Farrow and Ball paints throughout. Furnished with antiques. The cottage has a small outside courtyard which accessible from the kitchen stable door. The courtyard is furnished with vintage style beer festival furniture and perennials. There is a local shop and lovely old Black Swann Inn a few minutes walk away.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I spent many years as a child taking holidays in Swanage and have fond memories of swimming in the sea and exploring the Jurassic coastline. Visits to Tilly Whim Caves and the Globe at Durleston were a favourite and a must every holiday.

Living in the city, Swanage is a great place to escape and relax.

I enjoy spending time walking along the seafront with my dog and we have made plenty of friends who will always stop and talk.

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1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review



  • 5 of 5

A beautiful presented and well equipped cottage with unique features we had a fantastic time at the cottage and would thoroughly recommend. Ideal location for beach, town and country walks.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

This period cottage with unique charm and original features especially the beams in the master bedroom sold the property to me. The cottage is a listed building dating back to the Georgian period and retains many original features. It is situated in the oldest part of Swanage within walking distance to local amenities, the town centre and seafront.

Activity and Interests


A short walk less than 10 minutes from the beach and shops.

Award winning 2 mile sandy beach with safe bathing.


Nearest airport Bournemouth


Durleston 1 mile

Corfe Castle 5 miles

Studland Bay 5 miles

Bournemouth 8 miles


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late autumn
16 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late winter
2 Jan 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring holiday
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Our arrival and departure days are Saturday during the main summer season
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Changeover is flexible out of season.
Main summer months changeover day Friday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 04-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

This is a charming period cottage retaining the original character in a quiet cul de sac in a great location.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town


  • bay
  • cinemas
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The refurbished bathroom is situated on the ground floor, comprises of a bath with overhead shower and glass shower screen, low level WC and sink. To warm the towels their is a stainless steel towel rail.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Kingsize bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king sized bed, bedroom 2 with single bed. The bedrooms retain the period character of the cottage with original oak beams which have been sympathetically restored.


  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage is situated in a quiet unadopted road with roadside parking outside. Incoming calls available on the telephone. Outside: Small private courtyard accessible from the kitchen with outdoor table and chairs seating up to 3 people. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding and towels included.

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