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The Swallows Dorset Holiday Cottage
The Swallows Dorset Holiday Cottage
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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The Swallows is a recently renovated Dorset Cottage situated on our beautiful farm 5 miles from Weymouth and a stones throw from the stunning Chesil Beach and Jurassic Coastline.

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The Swallows is one of seven holiday cottages that form Character Farm Cottages and is situated on our working farm 5 miles to the west of Weymouth and a stones throw from the stunning Chesil Beach and Jurassic coastline. The cottage sleeps 4 and has 2 upstairs bedrooms, one a double and the other a twin. The cottage has recently been renovated but has maintained a "cosy cottage feel" with exposed beams and an open log fire. The kitchen is well equipped and has a table which sits 4 for sociable meals together. The sitting room has a sofa and 2 armchairs to relax in front of the log fire or watching TV/DVD. It has French windows leading out onto the patio and garden. Free wifi is provided for you to keep in touch with the outside world! The upstairs bathroom has a bath and shower head attachment.
The Swallows has a decent size enclosed garden with a south facing patio and garden furniture to enjoy a barbeque or evening drinks as you watch the sunset. The garden leads onto our own farmland from which you can join the Coastal Footpath and numerous shorter walks. There is plenty of parking beside the cottage and we are dog friendly (max 2).
There is a games room a short distance away from the cottage in the Old Stables which has a table tennis, table football and a good selection of paperbacks for you to borrow. It also has laundry facilities.
Our cottages are available for weekly holidays all year and for off-season short breaks (Oct-Mar). For short breaks we try to stick to a 3 night stay arriving on Fridays or a 4 night arriving Mondays. For weekly breaks we do try to stick to Friday to Friday. However we can be flexible and will always try to fulfill your requirements.

Interaction with guests

Ann Mayo and her daughter have been running Character Farm Cottages for over 30 years. They always try to visit you at some stage during your stay to make sure you have settled in and everything is OK.
Jane also runs the family farm and is delighted to show people around the farm and the dairy to see the cows being milked!

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Extra people No Charge
Weekend Price $165 / night
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House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

Please make yourself at home in the Swallows but do respect the property. Please report any damages or breakages earlier rather than later so we can sort them out before the next guests arrive. Do have a quick tidy round and clean before you leave. Just leave the cottage unlocked with the keys inside when you leave.
Do have a wonderful stay!

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
3 nights minimum stay.
From Mar 30 - Oct 5, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

14 Reviews

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Jon User Profile
October 2017
We liked that it has an open fire, that it was so quiet at night and that it was very clean and tidy. A great place from which to visit the Jurassic coast, with the walkable Elm Tree pub doing food and good ales.

Tessa User Profile
October 2017
Our first visit to Dorset, and loved staying at Jake's cozy cottage. They even brought us some logs for the fireplace which made the evenings magical. Incredible walks just outside the doorstep, making it heaven for dogs (and easy for owners). Lovely dinner at the Kings Arms nearby in Portesham, and it's also a short drive to Weymouth where you're spoilt for choice.

Alison User Profile
July 2017
This is a very comfortable well appointed cottage with views over the rolling Dorset countryside. The rural location gives good access to walking but it is also a great place from which to explore the Jurassic coast. I would thoroughly recommend it.

Simon User Profile
February 2017
Great walks from cottage, try a meal out at kings arms

Gary User Profile
January 2017
This is a great little place for a quiet get-away, especially if you have dogs. The garden is enclosed but not too big to clear-up after the dogs, and the pub and beach are both just a short walk across the fields. Jake (the owner) is always ready to help and even gave us a late check-out, which was much appreciated on New Year's Day!

Paul User Profile
December 2016
We were looking for a cottage where we could do a few walks from during our stay, this proved an excellent location. Jake was very welcoming with a few messages before arriving. When we first arrived the heating didn't seem to be on, after contacting Jake he came and resolved this within 20 minutes leaving us with a warm stay. The cottage was well equipped, spacious and perfect for evenings in front of a log fire (free logs provided and fire set up ready to light on first evening - a welcoming touch).

Kairen User Profile
November 2016
We arrived to a lovely warm and beautifully clean and cozy house. It was easy to gain access and parking was ample. Jake made everything very clear and stress-free!

Langton Herring, United KingdomJoined in May 2015
Jake User Profile

Generally known as Jake but real name is Colin! I flew helicopters in the Royal Navy and now fly long haul with British Airways. I'm married to Jane who runs the family farm and have 2 children Lucinda 17 and James 15. We have been running our holiday cottages for over 25 years now and take a great deal of pleasure meeting people and seeing them enjoy themselves in our cottages and this beautiful part of West Dorset. Many guests return year after year, treating their cottage as their own "home in the country".

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