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You can book this property from:

  • £573 per week
  • £82 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • Towels provided
  • Bath


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking


  • Garden or courtyard

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00


This pretty cottage is a true home from home. The Arc is a beautifully presented period bolt hole located close to Swanage town centre, sandy beaches and the Swanage Steam Railway. The current owner has finished the property to a high standard throughout and has created a cosy and comfortable hideaway for you to enjoy during your stay. With so much on offer in this corner of Dorset every day will bring a new adventure.

As soon as you step inside The Arc the heritage of the cottage is there to be seen. The living space features flagstone floors, wood burner and fantastically deep window sills. With lounge and dining seating it is an atmospheric room to relax in after a day out. The kitchen has a door to the garden, and is a delightful space to cook and make picnics in!

Stairs rise from the living space to the 1st floor, the twin bedroom is at the front and looks over Church Hill to the rear is the double bedroom and a well appointed family bathroom.

Outside is a cottage courtyard, an ideal space for an evening meal. The church is in close proximity and you will hear the church bells ring during your stay.

Swanage is a traditional seaside town its victorian pier, sandy beaches and access to the coastal path - it makes a great base to explore the local area as well as other parts of Dorset. Close by you will find - Corfe Castle - maybe take the steam train from Swanage to Corfe Castle; a real Enid Blyton experience, The Blue Pool, Studland, The Tank Museum and Monkey World. With lots of walking to pick from and the beach to explore Swanage has something for everyone.

Living/Dining Room: Country styling, sofa seating and dining table. TV. 

Kitchen: Modern, light and airy. Kettle, toaster, microwave, gas hob, electric oven, washing machine and dishwasher, fridge.

2 Bedrooms: 1) twin beds 2) double bed.

Family Bathroom: Bath with shower over, WC and hand basin.

Garden: Sunny courtyard garden on 2 levels (not enclosed). Please note that the garden is not enclosed from neighbouring property.

Line and Towels Provided: please bring your own beach towels.

WiFi- Included.

Fuel: Gas central heating, stove.

Parking: On street parking in residential roads close by.



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

Mrs J,

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 included, for example, no hand soap/shower wash in bathroom and would have liked the option to recycle waste.

Mrs E,

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 granddaughter 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.

Mrs S,

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

Miss M,