Cottage Holidays in Swanage, Dorset, England

Find a pretty holiday cottage to rent in a little tourist spot, in a little town in a little bay, called Swanage. A true seaside resort with all the traditional seaside thrills. Lashings of soft clean, safe sand, punch ‘n’ Judy shows, wooden huts, bracing clifftop walks, an amusement arcade, a charming 1960’s cinema…you name it, you will find it in this tucked away little spot…The Victorians absolutely loved it here and it is easy to see why. This is the place where you can lie back in the deckchair and tuck into a good old fashioned bag of fish and chips whilst you take in the views. On a clear day, you can see the outline of the Isle of Wight!

Information on Cottage Holidays in Swanage

Find a good self-catering accommodation in Swanage

SwanageThere are country cottages scattered along the Dorset coast but Swanage is a gem.  Apart from glorious coastal views and the nearby Durlston Nature Reserve, a beautiful curve of beach inside Swanage Bay makes it a great hit with families. And there is plenty to do for holidaymakers staying in Swanage.

Monkey World is just a twenty-five-minute drive from Swanage. Children love watching the animals swing from tree to tree with such precision fluidity. That instinct to know the distance from different branches and pull up their entire body weight without any effort at all…and those big brown eyes, so expressive, so soulful. Yep, you may have to mimic a few chattering monkey noises but you are on holiday, so go have some fun with the kids.

For history lovers, the Tank Museum in Bovington is bursting with its collection of mechanised armour dating back from WW1 and WW2 and leading right up to the present day. Any machine that has the capacity to destroy everything that stands in its way is bound to be a hit with boys. It is hard to imagine how big these tanks really are until you stand right next to one. There is also an interesting replica of a trench. This shows just how dangerous, smelly, dirty and disease ridden those long, narrow ditches were. There was certainly nothing glamorous about being on the front line, living in fear of enemy attack every second of the day and night. The whole experience certainly gives you something to think about. A great place to bring the kids, especially boys. Don’t be surprised to hear “tanks, that was brilliant” . Well worth a visit during your holiday.

A self-catering holiday in Swanage could be a huge success for your summer break, so do browse our cottages on the Dorset coast and see if there is one that would be ideal for your family.

Featured Holiday cottages near Swanage Dorset:

Canford Dairy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.

sleeps 2 - 20 guests
2 - 20
9 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome

Large luxurious holiday house with swimming pool and private hot tub near the Dorset Coast and Bournemouth, suitable for large groups of up to 20 people.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In the Pool-house for your exclusive and private use. ), games room.

Weekly Price from: £2750
Next availability:
from 05 April to 31 October 20

Special Offer: from 04 April to 28 June 20

Chaffeymoor Grange, Gillingham, Dorset, England

10 bedroom Mansion, West Country.

sleeps 8 - 24 guests
8 - 24
10 bedrooms
9 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome

Wonderful 10 bedroom manor house in the Blackmoor Vale surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush Dorset countryside.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £5800

Special Offer: from 04 April to 05 April 20
Late availability: from 04 April to 06 April 20

Duck Street Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Thatched Cottage, West Country.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
5 star

Delightful thatched cottage in Dorset in the West Country, with one double bedroom, original features and a location very near to the stunning Jurassic coast this is an ideal cottage for a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £525
Next availability:
from 10 April to 13 April 20 from 24 April to 04 May 20

Symondsbury Manor, Bridport, Dorset, England

11 bedroom Manor House, Dorset Coast.

sleeps 14 - 22 guests
14 - 22
11 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage

Fine country holiday house with 11 bedrooms, set in two and a half acres of gardens in rural Dorset just one mile from the seaside, bookings welcome for weddings, special celebrations, family and group holidays.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £3500
Next availability:
from 06 April to 07 April 20 from 14 April to 24 April 20

Corner Pet-Friendly Barn, Dorset AONB, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
5 star

This 2 bedroom pet-friendly barn conversion is located within a development of six holiday barns in a tranquil rural setting close to the Purbeck Heritage Coast and the Jurassic Coast, shared facilities on site include a games room with pool table, table football and air hockey, whether for a family holiday or a getaway with friends, there is plenty to keep you entertained here.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £348
Next availability:
from 10 July to 24 July 20 from 31 July to 28 August 20

We have no cottages within Swanage itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Swanage. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England