Seaviews from the cottage
View towards the cottage
Spacious open plan living space
Relax with a good book or film after a day exploring
Enjoy a meal with a view across the fields
Plenty of space for both
Let in the light and sea air
Comfy bedroom
Tranquil bedroom
Views from the patio
Take in the surrounding countryside
Breathtaking sea views
1 / 12  Seaviews from the cottage
2 / 12  View towards the cottage
3 / 12  Spacious open plan living space
4 / 12  Relax with a good book or film after a day exploring
5 / 12  Enjoy a meal with a view across the fields
6 / 12  Plenty of space for both
7 / 12  Let in the light and sea air
8 / 12  Comfy bedroom
9 / 12  Tranquil bedroom
10 / 12  Views from the patio
11 / 12  Take in the surrounding countryside
12 / 12  Breathtaking sea views

Zig Zag,

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Peaceful countryside cottage sleeping two
  • Set in an elevated position boasting far-reaching countryside and sea views
  • A local shop and pub within half a mile
  • Strike out on a picturesque walk along the nearby coastal path
  • Discover the beautiful coastal town of Swanage with its pretty pier
  • Hop on the Swanage Railway to uncover your unspoiled surroundings by steam train
Property code: DC206

Set in an elevated position boasting far-reaching countryside and sea views, this contemporary cottage offers a peaceful retreat whilst sitting close to a variety of fun local attractions.

Situated above Swanage on the owner’s smallholding, this charming getaway offers a unique blend of countryside and coastal living. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the countryside to reach Swanage Pier, home to a selection of eateries and attractions or hop on the nostalgic steam train at the Swanage Railway Station to explore Corfe Castle. Just half a mile away sits the stunning Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve offering 320 acres of breathtaking countryside and coast surrounding the magnificent Durlston Castle. And 5 miles in the opposite direction, you can spend a day discovering the beautiful National Trust beaches at Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve with its rugged cliff tops and panoramic views.

Reached by a single-track tarmacked lane, on arrival at the former stable, step inside through its French doors to find a double-aspect, open-plan living space. Comprising the kitchen, lounge and dining area, the space is all on one level and features a vaulted ceiling. Sit back and relax on the comfortable sofa as you take in the unspoiled views through the patio doors and fire up the electric flame-effect log burner if you’re feeling the chill. A Smart TV with Now TV provides evening entertainment. The bright and airy kitchen offers everything you’ll need to cook up delicious meals before sampling your efforts in the dining area, complete with blissful views through the floor-to-ceiling patio doors. On further exploration, you will find the tastefully furnished bedroom with en-suite and 5 ft double bed, complete with seaside theme and the view to match.

The exterior is equally as impressive, with raised terrace areas complete with seating and a BBQ alongside a pretty lawn. A small barn near to the property houses a washing machine and freezer. Footpaths radiate out across the owner’s land bordering Durlston Country Park and the picturesque South West Coast Path. Whether you wish to throw down a blanket and appreciate the peace and quiet or set out to discover your surroundings, you are spoilt for choice in this prime location. Furthermore, you can get to know the owner’s donkeys and livestock as you explore the area. There is parking for one car adjacent to the cottage with additional parking above.

  • 1 bedroom with 5ft double bed
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • Hob, oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher
  • Washing machine and freezer housed in a separate building
  • Outside seating area and terrace
  • LPG central heating included
  • Electric log burner
  • Off-road parking
  • Smart TV with Now TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and Shop within half a mile
  • BBQ available
  • Short breaks are not available at this property
  • Regret no children

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dianne, 25th October 2019

Very comfy and cozy, home from home. Beautiful views, even have donkeys to feed. Peaceful location but near to town, beaches and walks. Hope to return in 2021. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Elaine, 18th October 2019

My second stay at ZigZag. The cottage is in a stunning location on the edge of Durlston Country Park, with views over Swanage Bay to the Isle of Wight. Lovely and quiet. The owners are very welcoming & helpful and the accommodation is warm & well laid out with everything you might need. There are great walks from the door and plenty of interesting Read moreplaces to visit just a short car journey away, including RSPB Arne, Durlston Castle, Corfe Castle & Studland. Hide

Reviewed by R, 11th October 2019

This is the most wonderful place to stay! Zigzag cottage is one of the most comfortable, cosy and welcoming cottages we have satyed in! The view is to die for, looking out over dry stone walled fields to the ever changing sky and sea. The quality of the furniture and the comfyness of both sofa and beds along with the warmth of the place made our stRead moreay so enjoyable, never mind the weather. We highly recommend this little oiece of heaven! Hide

Reviewed by Peter, 4th October 2019

A wonderful cottage with fantastic views

Reviewed by Raymond, 30th August 2019

This cottage is perfect for anyone that wants a quiet holiday away from the rest of the world and loves walking. It is in the ideal position for strolling to so many places.

Reviewed by Timothy, 23rd August 2019

We had a great week. The cottage was very comfortable, excellently equipped and wonderfully peaceful, with lovely views of the coastline. When there, youd never guess you were so close to Swanage town. Sue was a very helpful host. Thanks! Tim and Vivien

Reviewed by P, 19th July 2019

Wonderful peaceful location which gives excellent access to beautiful coastal scenery and walks. Very friendly and helpful owner.

Reviewed by S, 12th July 2019

Lovely location and excellent position for walking into Swanage and picking up the coastal path. The cottage was beautifully presented and the owners friendly and approachable. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Carol, 21st June 2019

Wonderful location with views of the sea and rolling countryside. Peaceful and relaxing with ample wildlife to watch plus of course the ever present donkeys.

Reviewed by Mrs S Neilson, 17th April 2019

Very cosy base for a week walking the Purbeck coastline. Owner Sue greeted us on arrival and answered any queries. The views were wonderful and the comfort of Zig Zag meant we had a wonderful holiday.

Reviewed by Ms J Hatto, 15th April 2019

A beautiful location, tranquil but close enough to access local amenities; shops, pubs, restaurants, on foot.

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