Kitchen opening up to the patio
Relax in the back garden
A warm welcome awaits
A good night sleep for sure in the Super-King-size-bed
Which can be made up as a twin room on request
Games for all the family
Plan the day ahead with breakfast
Tuck up in the king size double bedroom
Soak in the bath or take a shower in the family bathroom
Separate WC
Comfortable chairs to enjoy the board games
Time for a cup of tea on the decking
The garden games room
Rear view of Nightjar Cottage
View of the heath and beyond
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4 / 18  Kitchen opening up to the patio
5 / 18  Relax in the back garden
6 / 18  A warm welcome awaits
7 / 18  A good night sleep for sure in the Super-King-size-bed
8 / 18  Which can be made up as a twin room on request
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10 / 18  Plan the day ahead with breakfast
11 / 18  Tuck up in the king size double bedroom
12 / 18  Soak in the bath or take a shower in the family bathroom
13 / 18  Separate WC
14 / 18  Comfortable chairs to enjoy the board games
15 / 18  Time for a cup of tea on the decking
16 / 18  The garden games room
17 / 18  Rear view of Nightjar Cottage
18 / 18  View of the heath and beyond

Nightjar Cottage

Isle of Purbeck (6mls NW), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A stylish, light and attractive holiday home situated in the heart of the Purbeck Hills
  • A perfect base for keen walkers, nature lovers and birdwatchers right on your doorstep, overlooking heathland you can relax in the large garden with its own games cabin
  • Within easy reach of Wareham, Swanage, Studland Bay, Poole and RSPB Arne Nature Reserve and Studland Bay
  • Games Cabin in the garden - comfortable area with games facilities.

 

Property code: DC118

Surrounded by the beautiful RSPB Stoborough Heath nature reserve, this attractive cottage enjoys a central location for a family looking to explore the Purbeck Hills, Corfe Castle and Lulworth Cove.

Perfectly situated, the cottage is ideal for discovering the Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve and the Purbeck Hills. There are many villages and thriving market towns to discover including Wareham (2 miles), Studland (8.5 miles) and the popular seaside resort of Swanage (9 miles). Swanage is known for its sandy beach and traditional amusements, as well as its pier and promenade. You can also visit Corfe Castle (3.5 miles), Lulworth Cove (9.5 miles) or Kimmeridge (4.5 miles). You can also explore the beautiful Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, or head a little further afield to the popular coastal towns of Poole (12 miles) and Bournemouth (16.5 miles).

Three steps lead down from the front garden into the cottage. On entering you will find the light, stylish and relaxing open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge is a lovely space with comfortable seating, Smart TV, DVD and Bluetooth speaker. There’s a charming dining area and the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need including a double oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Going upstairs there’s a comfortable king-size bedroom on the first floor. The bathroom is also on the first floor, complete with a shower over the bath and a WC. There’s also a separate WC adjacent to the bathroom. Heading up to the second floor you will find a large double aspect bedroom with a super king-size bed which can be made up as a twin room on request. This room has reduced head height in the eaves and lovely views out over the heathland.

The front garden is gated and paved, with planted borders. The back garden is ideal for relaxing in, with a sunny patio, outdoor furniture, BBQ and a large lawn. There’s also an attractive cabin at the bottom of the garden kitted out as a games room with a pool table, table football, a selection of games and some comfortable seating. The back garden has access directly out onto the heath and footpath. Rear vehicle access is possible for storing bikes or kayaks in a separate garden shed. Ample parking is available for two cars on the gravel drive to the front of the cottage.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size room, 1 super king-size room which can be made up as a twin room on request
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Double oven, hob, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker
  • Games room with table football, pool table
  • Garden with patio, BBQ and outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 0.5 miles
  • Beach 4 miles
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • On the RSPB reserve - Accessible from garden gate.
  • Bluepool local attraction within walking distance - Natural swimming hole where minerals change colour from green to blue, walking trails around the pool.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Nicky Rice

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Martyn, 17th May 2024

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This was our second stay at Nightjar, we really love the location and the cottage is lovely

Reviewed by Nicola, 7th May 2024

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Reviewed by Ian, 26th April 2024

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Reviewed by Judith, 19th April 2024

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A lovely really comfortable cottage with everything one needs, including the dog. The location is excellent with many local attractions whatever your preferences, and many good places to eat, although we self catered most of the time. We didnt realise how beautiful this area is and how far that beauty stretches. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Mary, 15th March 2024

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Our third visit to Nightjar and hope to come back again in the not too distant future. The location is absolutely perfect for accessing the coast and inland walking opportunities and is within easy reach of Wareham for all necessary facilities. The cottage itself is toasty warm in the winter months and contains virtually everything you could ever pRead moreossibly need for eating and entertainment. Hide

Reviewed by Steve, 11th March 2024

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A lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage in an ideal spot for walking, bird watching and visiting local places of interest. We look forward to a return visit.

Reviewed by Simon, 2nd March 2024

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Reviewed by Nicola, 16th February 2024

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We had a lovely stay at Nightjar Cottage. The beds were incredibly comfortable and we had all the facilities we needed for a family of four, plus dog. Beautiful views and walks from the rear of the property and good sized garden, home to a great games cabin that the kids loved. Super location for visiting nearby towns and villages, and not far fromRead more the coast. The owners, Abi and Mike, got in touch to check we were enjoying ourselves. We would love to visit the cottage again. Hide

Reviewed by David, 29th January 2024

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Reviewed by SIAN, 9th January 2024

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This truly is a wonderful home...not a house but a home and you feel like that from the moment you walk in. Its spacious, its modern and its warm and cosy, The back garden is amazing, and our dog loved it. You can venture further than the garden and onto the Heath where you may spot Deer roaming around, If you do not want to venture that far then tRead morehere is a games room with badminton set, croquet set, full sized pool table. You can visit Poole, Wareham and a number of other places from here Hide

Reviewed by Zuzana, 23rd October 2023

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The cottage is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Garden is fantastic, our dog absolutely loved it! Perfect location, close to local sights and attractions. We would love to return next year. Thank you Abi and Mike for the lovely tasty welcome goodies.

Reviewed by Mary, 13th October 2023

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This is a fantastic cottage in a fantastic location. The owners are very thoughtful and helpful should you need any advice/assistance. We look forward to going back as and when the opportunity arises.

Reviewed by David, 6th October 2023

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The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped with everything you would need for self catering. The location is excellent for walking and spotting wildlife on your doorstep or as a base for exploring further afield.

Reviewed by Cheryl, 15th September 2023

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Lovely cottage, clean, comfortable, amazing garden.. we loved it, the dogs loved it! Great location for exploring a slice of beautiful Dorset. Thank you to the owners for allowing us to stay in your lovely cottage & for the tasty welcome pack. We hope to return one day.

Reviewed by Simon, 4th September 2023

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Reviewed by Paul, 25th August 2023

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The cottage was great and we really enjoyed our stay and were disappointed to leave. Well equipped, very comfortable furnishings and the games room was great fun. We loved walking from the garden onto the heath. Probably our favourite cottage we have stayed in around Purbeck, It's obvious that the owners have given a lot of thought to the cottage aRead morend the visitor experience. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola, 4th August 2023

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A beautiful cottage with all the comforts of home. Exceptionally clean and well equipped. The cottage was perfectly positioned to enjoy many local attractions. We enjoyed the games cabin and BBQs in the garden overlooking the reserve. A very lovely stay.

Reviewed by Sue, 28th July 2023

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This cottage was beautifully renovated, dressed and equipped, the location is great and the garden is fantastic, being able to get on the Heathland from the garden when you have a dog is brilliant. Would highly recommend Nightjar Cottage.

Reviewed by CLAIRE, 21st July 2023

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What a beautifully renovated cottage in a beautiful area. The road is pretty quiet and the beds were comfy so we slept very well. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and everything looks new. The house had everything we needed, even towels for the dog! The back garden backs onto the heath and we would see the deer every evening at the bottom gate. The Read morechildren loved the games room and really made their holiday. The home owners are lovey too! Thank you for a fabulous stay x Hide

Reviewed by Jfc, 16th June 2023

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Night jar is stunning little cottage in an ideal location beautifully kept & well presented & Abi & Mike could not be more welcoming & informative a definite ­­­­­ rating from us. Many thanks

Reviewed by Tracey, 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Emma, 28th May 2023

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The nightjar cottage was a lovely place. Had everything we needed as a family and there was plenty of things to go and do as a family especially with the sunny weather we had. I just think if it was raining it would be a bit more difficult to find things to do it entertain the children because a lot of the attractions was all out doors. Would highlRead morey recommend this place and area. Hide

Reviewed by Martyn, 5th May 2023

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Lovely cottage, think its the best weve ever stayed at. Location wise it cant be bettered. Our spaniel loved the garden. Will definitely be booking again next year.

Reviewed by Nicola, 2nd May 2023

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Reviewed by Dian, 28th April 2023

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We thought this cottage was delightful. It was comfortable, clean and well equipped. Also very dog friendly with a great sized lawned garden. In a quiet location (a tiny bit of traffic passing by occasionally) looking out onto open heath front and back. In a great location for exploring the Isle of Purbeck. We concentrated on Studland Bay and SwanaRead morege as we only had two full days, but we would love to return and explore more soon. Hide

Reviewed by Kate, 7th April 2023

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Beautiful house in a perfect location. We were so comfortable at Nightjar Cottage - everything was pristine when we arrived and we felt really welcome. The garden and games room were fantastic and it was great to sleep in such comfortable beds on holiday, too! Everything has been thought of here and its really easy to relax. All the sights are withRead morein a short drive so you can pack as little or as much in as you would like. Wed really recommend it (April 2023). Hide

Reviewed by Alan, 26th March 2023

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Reviewed by Tracey, 17th February 2023

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Fabulous! We really loved our week at Nightjar. The cottage was immaculate and the fixtures and fittings top notch. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need. The location is really stunning with heathland front and back of the cottage. We saw several deer on our walks. Whilst the cottage feels out of the way (in a good way) it is well plaRead moreced, and in easy reach of many beautiful beaches and lovely places to visit. Our dogs loved the large, safe garden. Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Nev, 27th January 2023

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Reviewed by Susan, 3rd January 2023

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We've stayed at Nighjar on a number of occasions recently & consider it to be a home from home. Mike and Abi are great hosts and go the extra mile to make sure our stay is the best it can be.

Reviewed by Robert, 29th December 2022

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Reviewed by Ann, 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Neil, 4th November 2022

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I beautifully presented and maintained property with all the amenities and comfort of home. The open plan living, dining and kitchen made for a very social space with a large garden for the dog to run around plus a garden room for games!

Reviewed by Susan, 28th October 2022

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Nightjar is perfect in every way. Hosts Abi and Mike are lovely and more than accommodating.

Reviewed by Claire, 21st October 2022

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Beautiful and clean, very homely and comfortable. Everything you need , even the welcome basket was a lovely touch. The dog absolutely loved the garden, and the children loved the games room, which they spent hours in. I would definitely recommend and go back.

Reviewed by Benjamin, 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Louise, 26th September 2022

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We absolutely loved our stay at Nightjar Cottage. The cottage has everything you could need and was spotlessly clean. Our dog loved the large enclosed garden and the surrounding heath. The location was a fantastic base to explore Dorset. We hope to return next year!

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 22nd July 2022

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Beautiful little cottage, location is perfect for getting to lots of local attractions on foot. Games room great for the kids, big garden for the dog. Cottage has everything you need, very clean , lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Jfc, 24th June 2022

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A beautiful clean & well appointed cottage in a stunning location & we were made so welcome by the owners,so much so, weve already booked next year. Many thanks

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Kitchen opening up to the patio
Relax in the back garden
A warm welcome awaits
A good night sleep for sure in the Super-King-size-bed
Which can be made up as a twin room on request
Games for all the family
Plan the day ahead with breakfast
Tuck up in the king size double bedroom
Show 6 moreSoak in the bath or take a shower in the family bathroom

Location

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