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Cosy Cottage in the Heart of Swanage - Rumpus Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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. 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 refurbished, the bathroom and kitchen have been updated (both on ground floor) 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 on road parking directly outside the property for residents only. Wifi, bedlinen and towels are included.

There is a local shop and lovely old Black Swann Inn a few minutes walk away. The town and beach are very close and minutes from the cottage.

More Details

Caroline Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Caroline Young

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.

Swanage is a great place to escape and relax.

I enjoy spending time walking along the seafront and exploring new places in an around Swanage.

Why Caroline Young chose Swanage

A Grade II listed cottage with unique charm and original features especially the beams in the master bedroom sold the property to me.

The cottage dates 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.

What makes this cottage unique

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Swanage in Purbeck District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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, second bedroom with single bed. The bedrooms retain the period character of the cottage with original oak beams which have been sympathetically restored.
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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Cosy Cottage in the Heart of Swanage - Rumpus Cottage
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews

Well equipped tastefully furnished

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for 2 & pet friendly. Ideal location

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Winter break

  • 4 of 5

A lovely, warm and cosy little cottage for our Winter break. The place was spotless, and the beds really comfortable. A very short stroll to The Black Swan for a delicious dinner. Less than 10 minutes to the beach and all the amenities of Swanage. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A quirky quaint quintessential getaway

  • 5 of 5

Compact and bijou cottage within a meandering walk to the beach and all amenities. Once parked, no need for the car again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property with everything you need

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely weekend. The cottage was a nice distance from the town centre, about 10 minute walk. Very comfortable to stay and had everything we needed for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a very convenient location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time in Swanage, cottage was lovely, very comfortable beds, close to town and beach.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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very small, however, it was very clean and tidy, well stocked with welcome treats, very homely.

  • 4 of 5

A short weekend stay, perfect location for centre of Swanage and railway. Impressed with how much had been packed into such a small cottage. Ideally suited for walking the Purbeck hills.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
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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


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.