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The Arc

Swanage, Dorset
Original Cottages

This property is managed by our sister brand Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Highchair available
Travel Cot available
Towels included
Family friendly
Romantic
Open fire / wood burner
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • Pretty Purbeck stone cottage with period features and coastal interiors
  • A cosy, family-friendly hideaway, well equipped for extended stays
  • Quiet and restful location, close to both the beach and town

Property code: OC-WY501

This lovingly restored traditional cottage sits in a picturesque street just 200 metres from the town centre and sandy beaches of Swanage. There’s lots to explore nearby with the Swanage Steam Railway that takes you into Corfe Castle during the summer months a short 300-metre walk away, and popular family attractions such as Monkey World and The Tank Museum, both a 16-mile drive away. There is also easy access to the long coastal walks of the stunning Dorset coastline just 1.5 miles away.

Stepping inside this welcoming cottage, you’ll be greeted with a warm and cosy living space with a comfortable sofa, wood burner, traditional flagstone floors, and deep windowsills. A dining table sits at the end of the room where a door leads through into the long galley kitchen, with a Butler sink, and a compact island and stools perfect for an afternoon cup of tea or a simple supper for two. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, a twin at the front of the property, and a double bedroom to the rear, along with a modern family bathroom where you can enjoy a long soak in the bath after a day of adventure.

Outside, a door from the kitchen leads to a sunny courtyard garden with a seating area where you can dine alfresco on sunny days. The church is in close proximity and you will hear the church bells ring during your stay.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner
  • TV
  • Courtyard garden on 2 levels, shared with the property next door (not enclosed)
  • On-street parking
  • Shop and pub 200 metres
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 2 dogs allowed. Additional charges may apply

Samantha Banner

This property joined our collection in 2020 and is managed by Samantha.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen, 22nd May 2024

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The Arc was cosy and had all the equipment inside that we needed.

Reviewed by Julie, 5th December 2023

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Reviewed by Shelia, 7th November 2023

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Reviewed by Nick, 31st October 2023

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Reviewed by Norma, 10th October 2023

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Reviewed by Izzy, 24th September 2023

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Reviewed by Sara, 27th August 2023

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Reviewed by Carol, 24th July 2023

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Beautiful and cosy cottage with lots of character 10 minutes from the town centre. Nicely decorated and slept well as beds comfortable (when adjusted to church bells ringing on the hour). Close to supermarket and local shop. Very happy stay thank you. Only improvements to recommend was that I surprised to find some basic provisions were not inclRead moreuded, for example, no hand soap/shower wash in bathroom and would have liked the option to recycle waste. Hide

Reviewed by Carol, 2nd July 2023

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The cottage was comfortable, clean and well equipped. It was also in a perfect location with easy access to the town, harbour, steam train and attractions. Only downside was close proximity to church with bells ringing on the hour every hour and for prolonged periods on Sunday and Wednesday mornings and evenings. As we had our 5 month old granddaugRead morehter with us it would have been useful to have known about this before booking. There are also steep steps up to the garden which could make it difficult with anyone with mobility problems. Hide

Reviewed by Anthony, 12th June 2023

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Reviewed by C, 2nd May 2023

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Reviewed by Sharon, 8th April 2023

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Reviewed by Paul, 19th March 2023

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Reviewed by Julie, 11th March 2023

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Reviewed by Gemma, 1st February 2023

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All excellent. Loved the location! Thank you for the cava and biscuits! What a birthday treat x

Reviewed by Matthew, 27th January 2023

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Reviewed by Andy, 3rd October 2022

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Reviewed by Janine, 1st August 2022

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Beautiful cottage and perfect location for both town and beach. We would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed by John, 10th July 2022

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My husband and I had a wonderful week staying at The Arc. The cottage is immaculate and all the facilities were excellent and of a very high standard. The beds were so comfortable and the furnishings very attractive. We were provided with towels and tea towels and some coffee, tea bags milk and biscuits which was a nice gesture. The garden is a sRead morehared garden with the property next door which may be a consideration for privacy. Other than that a "perfect stay" . The cottage is quiet and restful. there is a Spar supermarket one minute up the hill providing everything you need Original Cottages provided excellent customer service and all the necessary information to use and access the property A highly recommended property. Hide

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Location

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