View towards the front of the property
Rest a while and take in the stunning panoramic views
An idyllic spot for a relaxing break
Enjoy leisurely meals with the family
Cook up a storm in thekitchen
Enjoy a meal in the dining room
Room for all the family
Settle down for some rest and relaxation
Cosy lounge
Read a book or watch a  film in the lounge
Curl up in front of the log burner
Characterful features
Read a book whilst listening to the wildlife
Comfy double bedroom
Take a hot bath or a relaxing shower
Wake up to see the Purbeck hills
Relaxing twin room on first floor
Wake up with a view in the king-sized en-suite bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Spacious twin on second floor
Escape to the snug to watch a film
A warm welcome
Generous lawn to the front of the property
1 / 23  View towards the front of the property
2 / 23  Rest a while and take in the stunning panoramic views
3 / 23  An idyllic spot for a relaxing break
4 / 23  Enjoy leisurely meals with the family
5 / 23  Cook up a storm in thekitchen
6 / 23  Enjoy a meal in the dining room
7 / 23  Room for all the family
8 / 23  Settle down for some rest and relaxation
9 / 23  Cosy lounge
10 / 23  Read a book or watch a film in the lounge
11 / 23  Curl up in front of the log burner
12 / 23  Characterful features
13 / 23  Read a book whilst listening to the wildlife
14 / 23  Comfy double bedroom
15 / 23  Take a hot bath or a relaxing shower
16 / 23  Wake up to see the Purbeck hills
17 / 23  Relaxing twin room on first floor
18 / 23  Wake up with a view in the king-sized en-suite bedroom
19 / 23  En-suite bathroom
20 / 23  Spacious twin on second floor
21 / 23  Escape to the snug to watch a film
22 / 23  A warm welcome
23 / 23  Generous lawn to the front of the property

Sea View - Acton

Acton, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A homely property built in the mid 1800’s and offering wonderful far reaching views
  • Set within the pretty hamlet of Acton, from here you can see the Isle of Wight on a clear day
  • Spend your days exploring the array of walking routes through the surrounding countryside
  • Walk across the fields to Langton Matravers, or visit the famous Square & Compass at Worth Matravers
Property code: 76659

Set in an enviable location in the rural Dorset hamlet of Acton, this characterful property makes an ideal base for family holidays exploring all that the coast and countryside has to offer

This elevated spot is surrounded by countryside cared for by the National Trust and offers a unique ambience as well as wonderful views over Swanage Bay and beyond. Lovers of the outdoors can explore the nature reserves that are within easy reach including Hartland Moor and RSPB Stoborough Heath, or perhaps plan a walk on the South West Coast Path. The local area is also steeped in history with the pretty village of Corfe Castle and its ruins being a must see. Should you wish to spend a day in a traditional seaside town, head to Swanage with its Victorian heritage, promenade and steam railway. Bournemouth and Poole are also easily accessible via the Sandbanks ferry.

The hamlet of Acton is accessed via an unmade road. From the parking area a gated path leads to the main entrance into this detached property built with traditional Purbeck Stone from the local quarry. The property is adjacent to the owners’ home, yet with privacy assured. Once inside you are met with a welcoming hallway leading to a cosy snug with TV, utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer, plus a shower room with WC. To the right of the entrance hall is the kitchen/breakfast room. This well-equipped space has an electric range style cooker, American style fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. With the first of many wonderful sea views on offer here, preparing meals will be a pleasure. Just next door is a step down to an inviting dining room with wood burner, making it the perfect spot to enjoy leisurely meals with the family. A door leads from here to a small inner hallway and the cosy lounge, which has a lovely homely ambience, wood burner and TV/DVD so you can relax in front of your favourite shows. A steep staircase rises from the inner hallway to the first floor, where you will find a bright and airy twin room with fabulous views, feature fireplace and a selection of books to enjoy. Next there is a stylish bathroom with a contemporary bath, separate shower and WC. Just along the landing there is a step to an inviting double bedroom, where you can wake up to views of the countryside and coast. From the first floor landing a narrow and steep staircase takes you to the second floor where there are two bedrooms set into the eaves, one is a charming twin decorated with a nautical style and the second is a king-size furnished in calming colours and boasting its own en-suite shower and WC. Due to the age of the property there are changes of level and areas of restricted head height throughout, which only adds to its character and charm.

Stepping outside from the entrance hallway you will find a large lawn with mature shrubs and garden furniture immediately to the front of the property, where you can relax and take in the views. The garden is enclosed by a low stone wall to really make the most of the setting (care to be taken with children and pets). To the side of the property is an off-road parking space for one car. Upto a 3 further off-road parking spaces are available on request and is situated approx. 100m walk from the property.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 2 twins
  • 1 bathroom, 1 shower room and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Range style electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and American style fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking for 1 car (upto 3 further parking spaces are available 150m from the property available on request)
  • Beach 3 miles, shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance
  • TV/DVD available in the lounge and TV in the snug (both with basic Sky package)
  • Please note there is a rural campsite nearby that operates during the summer months. This should not affect your stay however please be aware there is a small chance of occasional noise.

Claire Tranter

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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lucy, 22nd October 2021

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Beautiful location. Well equipped and very clean cottage with comfortable beds. Fantastic views. We also enjoyed the wood-burners.

Reviewed by Maureen, 15th October 2021

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A really lovely cottage, with every amenity, quality bedding/towels, extremely well stocked kitchen - it feels like a lot of thought has been put into making this a perfect holiday venue. Great views and superb walking from the house. Excellent garden and great for dogs who are made very welcome. We would certainly return to this cottage if we wereRead more coming back to the area. Hide

Reviewed by Joanna, 24th September 2021

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A lovely house which is really well equipped and for us in a perfect location. Totally dog friendly with welcome dog bowls and drying off towels. Really comfy beds and bed linen. The owners are also really helpful and left a fantastic welcome box of supply's. We will definitely rebook.

Reviewed by Johnnie, 3rd September 2021

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Lovely cottage with excellent views. Very well equipped and an extremely generous "starter pack" on arrival. Very helpful explanations/guides on how things worked. Our occasional questions were immediately answered by Sue (the owner). Very highly recommended.

Reviewed by Janine, 27th August 2021

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Three generations and eight family members stayed at sea view and it was just perfect ! Plenty of space for all to do stuff together or have time alone . Are together in the dining room and around the table in the garden . The view is just incredible . Butterflies everywhere in the lovely garden and lichen on the tree which Im particularly interestRead moreed in . House spotless . Linen so fresh . Just beautiful , stunning . Wanted for nothing . Bonus favourite Dorset tea bags . Thank you +++ janine Hide

Reviewed by Rosalie, 20th August 2021

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The cottage was very well equipped and extremely comfortable. Really comfortable beds and lovely quality bed linen. Beautiful view from the very spacious garden. Also a very generous welcome pack.

Reviewed by Mim, 13th August 2021

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Great walks from the house and good garden especially for the dogs. Comfortable bedrooms and plenty of hot water.

Reviewed by Louise, 6th August 2021

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Beautiful cottage with amazing views. So many little touches from the owner such as treat basket & dog towels. Lovely big garden with fantastic walks right from your door

Reviewed by Bronwen, 30th July 2021

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A most comfortable cottage to stay in. Very helpful instructions provided. Thoughtful welcome box of provisions.

Reviewed by Mark, 23rd July 2021

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Everything about the location, the hosts and the house exceeded our hopes and we will be back again

Reviewed by Richard, 9th July 2021

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A beautiful, peaceful, well maintained and well equipped spacious cottage in a fantastic location. The photographs can't do the amazing views to the sea and Isle of Wight justice. Being an old cottage, some beams and doorways are rather low. We had a fantastic fortnight here - plenty to do in the area for all of us.

Reviewed by Elaine, 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Sean, 25th June 2021

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Cosy cottage with 3 bathrooms. Lovely garden with a great sense of space as looking out to sea over the fields. Leave the house and walk without any roads - I'll be back.

Reviewed by Lesley, 11th June 2021

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The cottage is great and the views stunning. There was a lovely welcome on arrival and we all felt immediately relaxed and at home - would definitely recommend and will be booking again

Reviewed by Kelly, 28th May 2021

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We had a fantastic stay and would totally recommend this cottage for a family holiday. It was equipped with everything we needed, thankyou for the welcome box! The location was spectacular with gorgeous views out to sea, close to all amenities and Swanage beach was a hit with the kids! We had the best week. Thankyou so much.

Reviewed by Wendy, 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Anton, 30th April 2021

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Beautiful location. Clean and very pleasant cottage.

Reviewed by Denice, 25th September 2020

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I have just arrived home with my family , we had a great holiday. the cottage was the perfect base for us all to go out and do the things we wanted to. The walks Along the Jurassic coast were spectacular. Plenty of options for kayaking and so much to do. The cottage itself was well kitted, very clean and, thoughtfully, the owner had left a welcome Read morepack and, Dog items. My family and my dog thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Valerie, 18th September 2020

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Wonderful place, fantastic views, great location. Well equipped for dog walkers. Enclosed garden perfect for dog.

Reviewed by Nigel, 11th September 2020

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Sea View is an excellent cottage in a prime location on the Isle of Purbeck. Appointed a to a very high standard throughout and maintained in immaculate condition. Ideally located to visit all the variety of attractions on this coastal area.

Reviewed by Anthony, 4th September 2020

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Delightful cottage in a great position, easy access to the coast path, nearly villages, Swanage and Corfe Castle etc. Inside is very well appointed and everything you need in the kitchen. Comfortable beds with quality linens, great showers/bathrooms with good quality towels. Lovely views from a very large garden. Owner (Sue) was very helpful and reRead moresponsive. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by T, 21st August 2020

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Sea View is a wonderful cottage with an outstanding view of Swanage bay. The owners live next door and are incredibly attentive but discreet. The beds were super comfortable, bed linen and towels were of the highest quality and the cottage was spotlessly cleaned. The garden was lovely and very doggy friendly. Every little thing had been considered Read moreto make the stay easy. The welcome hamper was of the highest quality we have experienced in our many cottage stays. The location is perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 14th August 2020

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We really enjoyed our holiday at Sea View. The cottage is in a stunning location and is cosy and very well equipped. The owners were very friendly and helpful. They have taken the covid 19 situation seriously and we had no worries about the cleanliness of the property. They even have an automatic hand sanitiser inside the front door! There are someRead more stunning walks from the doorstep to enjoy and this is a great base to explore the Isle of Purbeck without being amongst the crowds. Hide

Reviewed by Kim, 7th August 2020

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Fabulous well equipped cottage with exceptional views from windows and the good sized garden which was much enjoyed due to the fantastic weather. There were many personal extras added by the owners and I would definitely recommend this property to family and friends.

Reviewed by Simon, 17th July 2020

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Fabulous cottage, extremely comfortable, owners have paid a great deal of attention to detail. Welcome pack much appreciated. Great location, easy access to lots of lovely walks around Purbeck.

Reviewed by Carin, 6th July 2020

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Fantastic property with beautiful views. The kitchen was really well equipped and all of the rooms were really light and well decorated. The hosts made a special effort to comply with all the new guidance with regards to the coronavirus pandemic - it was a pleasure to stay at this property in Acton.

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View towards the front of the property
Rest a while and take in the stunning panoramic views
An idyllic spot for a relaxing break
Enjoy leisurely meals with the family
Cook up a storm in thekitchen
Enjoy a meal in the dining room
Room for all the family
Settle down for some rest and relaxation
Cosy lounge
Read a book or watch a  film in the lounge
Curl up in front of the log burner
Show 11 moreCharacterful features

Location

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