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April Cottage & Lapland Lodge

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Bed and Breakfast

Situated in Harmans Cross near Swanage and Corfe Castle, the accommodation is central to the Isle of Purbeck, an ideal location from which to explore the many nearby places of interest, including: the sandy beaches at Studland and Swanage, Wareham, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and the Jurassic Coast (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Other attractions nearby include Brownsea Island, Poole and Bournemouth, and within walking distance is the Swanage Heritage Railway. The Isle of Purbeck cliffs are truly spectacular and lead onto the notable geological formations of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.

Your hosts at April Cottage are Joanna and Peter Burri-Weaver who offer a personalised level of Anglo-Swiss hospitality sure to make any guest feel welcome. In addition, not many guest accommodations can boast an ex-Olympian and 1st SAS descendant for hosts. As well as a great location and a friendly welcome, our full English breakfast, which comes with every stay, can be taken in the large gardens, weather permitting of course.

Peter & Joanna are professionals of the hospitality industry who have managed hotels in exotic places like the Seychelles and Zanzibar. During the last few winters they have also managed hotels or resorts in the Alps.

For all information please call mobile 07753 244 328 or landline 01929 477173, thank you.

Our Accommodation

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Two guest rooms are available at April Cottage, a ground floor twin room with private bathroom and a large first floor double en-suite, reached by spiral staircase.

The double room can accommodate a further bed and there is ample parking on-site with free Wi-Fi.

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The Lodge, constructed of Arctic Pine and with its unique features, can accommodate 3-4 people or can be hired for a private BBQ.

With its rugs and open fire, there is hardly a more romantic place for you to enjoy a cosy evening.

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Testimonials 2016

‘Lovely 2 Day Stay'

Peter and Joanna did everything to make our stay enjoyable. The rooms were lovely and the breakfasts 5 star. A great location for exploring the area. We will be back when next we visit Dorset. Thank you for a great B&B experience.  - August 2016

‘Amazing Find’

My husband and I recently stayed at this delightful B & B for two nights. Each morning Peter served up a scrumptious breakfast in the garden. Beautifully presented and so delicious! The garden is a delight and we were encouraged to look around and ask questions of Joanna who is the gardener in the family. Highly recommended! - July 2016

‘Beautiful Place’

My friend and I stayed at April Cottage for one night. The hosts were very friendly and we were made to feel very welcome. Tea in the beautiful garden when we arrived was very welcomed. Our twin room was very comfortable and cosy. Lovely soft beds with old fashioned eiderdowns. Our bathroom was very clean and well equipped. Our breakfast was delicious. Loved the roasted vegetables, homemade jams and marmalades! I would definitely recommend this gorgeous B&B and we will be going back. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay. - July 2016

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Tel. 07753 244 328 or Landline 01929 477173