Little Steppes

Swanage, Dorset

  • A great location for exploring the coastal path and surrounding countryside

You can book this holiday cottage from:

  • £392 per week
  • £56 per night
  • Awaiting Grading
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden, courtyard or patio

How far to ...?

  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

House rules

House Rules

  • No more than 1 pet
  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am


Situated in one of the oldest parts of Swanage, this delightful Grade II listed former quarryman's cottage dates back to 1804. Over the years the cottage has been beautifully modernised and refurbished without losing any of its charm.

Little Steppes sits next to St Marks Church in Bell Street. The road has a peaceful and village like feel to it, yet the town centre and beach are only around a mile away. The South West Coast Path can easily be accessed from the top of the road, leading onto miles upon miles of stunning world heritage Jurassic coastline.

Downstairs the rooms have plenty of original features including exposed Purbeck stone walls and fireplace and beamed ceilings. The quirky characterful bathroom has been beautifully finished. Steep stairs lead up to 2 bedrooms.

Stable doors lead out onto a raised rear garden, laid to patio with a variety of plants and hedging. The garden is largely secluded with views across to the Church and a side gate leading to the front of the cottage.

Bedrooms: 1) king size bed with wooden floors   2) single room with beamed ceiling, some reduced head height

Bathroom: on the ground floor, full suite with shower over bath

Kitchen: wooden work top with butler sink and shaker style units, flagstone floor and partially exposed stone wall, electric hob and oven, fridge freezer, beamed window overlooking garden and  stable door leading to outside

Living/dining room: solid oak floor and exposed Purbeck stone wall with fireplace and woodburner (logs provided), comfortable seating and dining table, sash window with window seat, Freeview TV and DVD player, open staircase to first floor

Utility room: with washing machine and microwave. Accessed via the kitchen and leads into the bathroom.

WiFi: included

Garden: enclosed raised patio garden with seating, views to the church. Shed with tumble dryer and secure storage for bikes

Parking: unrestricted on road parking 50 yards from cottage

Linen & towels provided; please bring your own beach towels

Fuel: gas central heating

Children: over 5 years old only

Pets: one dog allowed


A very pretty little cottage in a good location.Would stay again.




It's absolutely lovely, I had a really comfortable stay. Lovely cottage - very clean, well equipped and beautifully cosy. Very easy walking distance to a convenience shop, pub, Indian and Fish and Chips. (Excellent quality WiFi for the email checking self employed/workaholics amongst us!)


Absolutely stunning compact perfectly thought out cottage. Photos do not do it justice. Very peaceful location. Highly recommended. We be tried to book it again already and are not surprised it’s choc a bloc


Excellent standard of property and very good administration.


An attractive, snug cottage with a very pleasant patio and back garden. Very nicely furnished and decorated with a comfortable king-size bed.