Purbeck is often described as an island, in fact it is a beautiful peninsular that is divided by lakes and rivers from the mainland. This stunning corner of Dorset offers incredible views especially from the clifftops that edge the English channel.
There are many attractions to entice visitors within this comparatively small area, not least of all a plethora of picture postcard perfect English villages, as well as major attractions such as Corfe Castle.
There are numerous idyllic country pubs where you can enjoy a relaxing lunch admiring the incredible local countryside, or just unwind by visiting the many old churches and other historic attractions that the area has plenty of.
There is also a wide range of accommodations, with B&Bs and small country hotels being very popular. Perhaps the most sought-after holiday rentals in Purbeck are the many varied and attractive holiday cottages.
Some examples would include the offerings from Swanage Holiday Properties; they have on their books 10 Pinewood Cottages located at Studland.
This is a three-bedroom terraced traditional cottage that sleeps as many as eight people; it offers good quality amenities in its beautifully restored interior, which include an open fireplace, telephone TV and DVD.
It also offers the convenience of gas central heating as well as quality kitchen Appliances including microwave and a large fridge freezer as well as a washing machine. Outside there is an enclosed courtyard as well as a separate garden, which offers access to the adjoining heath-land as well as the opportunity for an afternoon barbecue.
The same company is offering 197 High St, which is very conveniently located in the very heart of Swanage. This two-bedroom accommodation has an additional sofa bed required in the lounge. As well as all the essential requirements such as Freeview TV, microwave, washing machine, a half bathroom on the ground floor, as well as a main bathroom with shower and bath.
Outside there is a patio garden is equipped with table and chairs and a quality barbecue. As it is located right in the middle of town this cottage is ideally suited for local shopping and eating, as well as easy access to all of the Purbeck attractions.
Corfe Castle Holidays is another company offering holiday cottages in the area. One of their prime accommodations is Sue’s Cottage; this grade 2 listed building is what most people think up when they imagine an English country cottage.
This stone building offers stunning landscaped traditional gardens; the interior is a step back in time, cleverly intertwined with modern conveniences such as a high quality kitchen, a bathroom that utilises a rain shower as well as a bath.
In the lounge the eye-catching feature is a classic inglenook fireplace with a very effective coal effect gas stove for a traditional look with modern convenience.