Plum Tree Cottage in Swanage

An introduction to Plum Tree Cottage in Swanage


  • 4 Star
  • Dog/Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Group Friendly
  • Wireless Broadband

18th century, grade 2 listed building, 4 star, Sky TV, sleeps 8, dog friendly.

Plum Tree Cottage is a Grade II listed, late 18th century, stone cottage situated within the secluded conservation area of Herston, Swanage.

The detached cottage was formerly two workmen's cottages, which were combined and sympathetically restored ten years ago. Plum Tree Cottage now provides comfortable 4 star self-catering holiday accommodation all year round for up to eight people. Children and dogs are welcome and there is a large enclosed garden where they can play safely.

PlumTree Cottage is ideally situated for your holiday, being close to beautiful open countryside and a short 15 minute walk from the heart of Swanage with its beach, shops, restaurants, pubs, pier, museum and other attractions.

Apart from its great location for visiting the area, Plum Tree Cottage also provides a comfortable home away from home, with a wide selection of books, TV, DVDs and games available for less sunny days.

Built over 200 years ago of Purbeck stone, Plum Tree Cottage is full of charm and character, and retains many of its original features. The accommodation comprises two double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms, three bathrooms/shower rooms, a spacious lounge and separate dining room, a conservatory and a fully fitted kitchen overlooking the beautiful enclosed garden.

The cottage has central heating throughout in addition to the wood burning stove located in the lounge. It is comfortably furnished and equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, Digital TV with DVD/CD player and radio. Utilities, bedding and towels are included in the hire. There is off road parking and secure cycle storage.

Local Amenities

Plum Tree Cottage is conveniently located for other amenities to help you have an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. If you are exhausted from your day out and don't feel like cooking, there are a selection of places to eat virtually on the doorstep.

At the bottom of Bell Street is the Globe Public House, named after the stone globe located at Durlston Country Park. The Globe PH serves food lunchtime and evenings (except Tuesdays), and is children and dog friendly. Opposite the Globe PH is the Golden Bengal Indian restaurant offering eat in and takeaway menus. Turning left at the bottom of Bell Street on the corner of Jubilee Road is the fish and chip shop.

There are a number of restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from in Swanage town centre and more information is available at the cottage, along with some of our personal recommendations.

At the bottom of Bell Street there is a Costcutters with Post Office which has a good butchers counter and selection of fresh produce, freshly baked bread and other basic supplies. In the centre of Swanage is a large Co-op supermarket and a Somerfields. There is a butcher near the library, selling locally reared produce, and a farmers' market every Tuesday throughout the Summer in the main beach car park.

Full details of local amenities are provided at the cottage.

Living Areas

Plum Tree Cottage offers plenty of indoor living space in which to relax, with a separate lounge, dining room and conservatory.

The Lounge is full of charm and character with exposed beams, stone walls and a multi-fuel burning stove set in a Purbeck stone fireplace. During the winter months we provide logs and fuel so you can cosy up in front of the fire.

There is plenty of comfortable seating, a Digital TV, DVD/CD player and a selection of DVDs, games and books for your enjoyment.

The folding doors separating the lounge and conservatory can be opened to combine both rooms to make a large, sunny area, overlooking the pretty garden and patio area.

The Dining Room has a cosy atmosphere, ideal for friends and family to enjoy a home cooked meal together. It includes a round dining table with seating for eight adults. There is a high chair available for younger diners.

Kitchen & Bathroom

The fully fitted kitchen is equipped with everything you will need to ensure your self-catering holiday is as care free as possible. There is a large fridge and freezer, gas hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave and all the usual kitchen appliances, crockery and utensils. There is also a breakfast bar with four stools where you can enjoy breakfast whilst looking out at the garden.

To help you settle in, we provide a welcome pack including tea, coffee, milk and sugar so you can unwind from your journey before having to go immediately to the shops. We also include dishwasher tablets, washing powder, washing-up liquid and basic cleaning materials.

The laundry room outside has a large capacity washing machine and there is a rotary clothes line in the garden for drying.

There should be no queues for the bathroom in the morning, as Plum Tree Cottage has two shower rooms, both with wash hand basins and WCs, and a bathroom with a shower over the bath, wash hand basin and WC. There is also a downstairs WC and wash hand basin in the cloakroom downstairs.

Freshly laundered towels (not beach towels) and toilet rolls are provided for your stay.


The bedrooms are arranged over the first and second floors. Stair gates are fitted to the top of each flight of stairs for children's safety.

Please note that being a period cottage, the stairs are quite steep, especially those leading to the second floor. We mention this to help you decide whether or not the cottage will be suitable for your needs.

The beds are made up with fresh pure cotton bed linen, ready for you when you arrive. All the beds have new mattresses.

On the first floor is the spacious master bedroom which has a wrought iron king size bed and space for a cot.(A travel cot is available at the cottage.) There is a wardrobe, chest of drawers, two bedside cabinets and a feature cast iron fireplace.

This room has views over the Purbeck hills and adjacent is a bathroom and WC with a shower over the bath.

Also located on the first floor is the first of two twin bedrooms. The single beds are full size (i.e. 3' wide) and the room also has a built-in wardrobe, bedside cabinet, chest of drawers and a feature cast iron fireplace. Adjacent to this room is a shower room with WC.

Going up into the attic on the left is the double bedroom. This room is full of character, with sloping ceilings and exposed beams. There is a double bed (4'6"), two bedside cabinets, built-in wardrobe and a chest of drawers.

Also in the attic is the second of the two twin bedrooms. Again, the beds are full size (3') and the room also has two built-in wardrobes, built in bedside cabinets and a chest of drawers. This charming room also has sloping ceilings and exposed beams.This bedroom is approached via a shower room with WC. (Please note that the shower room is really only available to those using the twin room, unless the attic floor is occupied by a family

Garden & Parking

Plum Tree Cottage has a beautiful, large garden enclosed by Purbeck stone walls and hedging. Steps lead up from the good sized patio area immediately outside the conservatory to the lawn area.

Please note that there is a small uncovered pond in the garden, in case you have very young explorers.

There is ample garden seating and a barbecue, so you can eat al fresco.

Outside there is a lockable laundry room with a washing machine for your use and plenty of space to store any muddy outdoor gear. In the garden is a rotary clothes line for drying.

You can safely store bicycles or outdoor gear/equipment in the lockable workshop in the garden.

Off-road parking is available for one car at the side of the cottage and two cars to the rear of the property. However, there are no parking restrictions in Bell Street immediately outside Plum Tree Cottage.

What’s Included

We aim to provide everything to make your stay at Plum Tree Cottage as relaxing and care-free as possible

Each bedroom has a wardrobe, with hangers, a chest of drawers and bedside units.

All beds have duvets, pillows, pillow and mattress protectors, and are made up with fresh pure cotton bed linen ready for when you arrive.

Plenty of freshly laundered luxury cotton towels (not beach towels).

A "welcome pack" of tea, coffee, milk, sugar.

Books, including a selection of local guides and tourist information, DVDs and games.

One travel cot, baby bath, potty and high chair. Stair gates on both flights of stairs.

Basic selection of cleaning materials, including dishwasher tablets, washing powder and toilet rolls.

The cost of gas, electricity and water are included in the hire.

Prices Start from £950 per week.


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Contact Details

Plum Tree Cottage
60 Bell Street
BH19 2SB
T: 020 8355 6611
M: 07763 768738