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Lulworth Cove and South Dorset

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 96-mile Jurassic Coast is the equal of the Taj Mahal, Serengeti National Park, Machu Pichu and the Great Barrier Reef. It spans 185 million years of the Earth’s history and encompasses geological wonders, stunning scenery, lost villages, beautiful bathing waters and rich marine and wildlife.

Many of the Jurassic Coast’s defining features can be found in its central Dorset section east and west of Lulworth Cove, itself considered one of the best examples of the landform in the world.

Fishermen from nearby West Lulworth plied their trade from the Cove for centuries, as did smugglers and the coastguards and customs men sent to catch them. The poet Keats spent his last hours on British soil at Lulworth and Rupert Brooke wrote poems there to his lost love, while Bertrand Russell and various lovers outraged the locals by skinny-dipping!

A short walk over the hill to the west is Stair Hole an infant cove that shows what Lulworth may have looked like several hundred thousand years ago. The so-called ‘Lulworth Crumple’ of folded limestone strata can also be seen half a mile or so further along the coast just beyond Man O’ War Bay at Durdle Door, the awe-inspiring rock arch that has become something of a poster image for the Jurassic Coast. With its sheltered bay it is also popular for picnicking, swimming and sunbathing.

To the east of Lulworth Cove is a fossilised forest about 145 million years old and Mupe Bay with its shingle beach and Black Rock at the tip of Arish Mel whose beach and cliffs are part of the Army’s Lulworth Ranges and not open to the public, although the South West Coast Path passes to the north and offers terrific views.

Worbarrow Bay, with the towering Flower’s Barrow at one end and Worbarrow Tout headland at the other, was requisitioned for military training in December 1943 and evacuated along with the villages of Povington, Egliston and, most famously, Tyneham. Little remains of Worbarrow’s eight cottages and coastguard station – and there’s even less to be seen of Povington and Egliston – but the Army now works to improve access to the atmospheric ruins at Tyneham. Exhibitions in St Mary’s Church and the village school tell the history of the valley and the stories of the families who lived there can be read in many of their former homes.

Beyond the shale ledges of Broad Bench, beloved by surfers, and the great slope of Brandy Bay lies Kimmeridge Bay overlooked by Clavell Tower, a Grade II Listed folly. Over the years the low clay cliffs and rocky shore have yielded countless fossils and last year [2016] the purpose-built Museum of Jurassic Marine Life opened in Kimmeridge village to house the astonishing collection of local man Steve Etches whose discoveries include previously unknown species.

• Well, I Never… In 1913 a replica of Castle Elsinore was built on Dungy Head high above Lulworth Cove for a version of Hamlet that was then the most expensive film produced in Britain.

Due to high demand from our guests, we have recently started looking for properties in this area. If you have a property and are considering letting, please get in touch with Claire, our property manager on 01929 448694 or email c.macdonald@dorsetcottages.co.uk

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Sitting Room & Kitchen The Pigeonhole

Swanage - Dorset

With stunning panoramic views and a luxurious feel inside, the Pigeonhole makes a perfect choice for couples to stay and explore the delights of Dorset.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
£360 - £625 per week *

WY353 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 0.5 mile from the coast
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Sea view
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New Property Kitchen Area Middle Sea

Swanage - Dorset

A delightful, sunny one bedroom apartment with stunning sea views.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
£310 - £685 per week *

WY372 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Sea view
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Sitting Room View 1 Nestleton

Swanage - Dorset

A spacious and charming ground floor Victorian apartment ideally located just a couple of minutes walk from the town centre and beach

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
£375 - £595 per week *

WY357 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Open fire/woodburner

New Property WY378 - Open Plan Living Room - View 1 Crows Nest

Swanage - Dorset

A cosy top floor apartment just a stones throw from the sea

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
£299 - £595 per week *

WY378 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Sea view
  • Open fire/woodburner

New Property Speedwell

Swanage - Dorset

Speedwell is a delightful 1830’s stone workers cottage, quietly tucked away in the centre of town, and within easy walking distance to the beach. Set over three floors, Speedwell is brimming with character, has a sea...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
£338 - £750 per week *

WY389 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Washing machine
  • 0.2 mile from the coast
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • Open fire/woodburner

New Property Sitting Room Shell Cottage

Wareham - Dorset

A homely two bed cottage with parking in Wareham; a great location for exploring the delights of Dorset.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
£345 - £795 per week *

WY377 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Washing machine
  • 4 miles from the coast
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • En suite bathroom
  • Travel cot available

New Property Open Plan Living Room - View 1 The Bolthole

Swanage - Dorset

A stunning 2 bed apartment finished to a high specification and situated close to the beach

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
£385 - £925 per week *

WY379 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Sea view
  • En suite bathroom
  • On one level
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Living Room - View 1 Conkers

Swanage - Dorset

A beautiful ground floor Georgian apartment close to the sea, and with a private rear courtyard that catches the afternoon sun

  • Thursday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
£399 - £915 per week *

WY363 View property

  • Thursday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Washing machine
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Sea view
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • On one level
  • Travel cot available

WY325 Exterior View 2 Flat 3 Durlston Court

Swanage - Dorset

An attractive first floor flat, comfortably furnished and with fantastic sea views from the lounge. A really good base for exploring the many walks along the magnificent Jurassic coast and the delights of the nearby coun...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Bed linen included
  • Washing machine
£299 - £780 per week *

WY325 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Bed linen included
  • Private parking
  • Washing machine
  • 0.2 mile from the coast
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • Sea view

2009-10-12 at 06-59-48 7 Wilson Court

Swanage - Dorset

Ideally located close to the town centre and beach, this pleasant second floor flat is a good base from which to enjoy the attractions of Swanage.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Bed linen included
  • 0.3 mile from the coast
£310 - £599 per week *

WY129 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Bed linen included
  • Private parking
  • 0.3 mile from the coast
  • 0.1 mile to a pub

WY170 - Sitting Room - View 1 Flat 8, Sandringham Court

Swanage - Dorset

Ideally situated close to the beach and town centre of Swanage, this well equipped ground floor flat is nicely furnished and provides comfortable accommodation with the added enjoyment of views over the Purbeck Hills.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
£270 - £730 per week *

WY170 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Private parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • 0.4 mile from the coast
  • 0.1 mile to a pub

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