April CottageGarden Area - April Cottage

Private room

7 guests

3 bedrooms

7 beds

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About this listing

April Cottage B & B and Lapland Lodge B & B (separate listing) offer 1 Double en suite, 1 Twin with private bath room and a Lodge for 3 - 4 people (separate cabin with WC and Belfast sink with hot and cold water). Stunning lodge with wooden decking also for BBQ only.

The space

April Cottage B & B and Lapland Lodge B & B, Harmans Cross (halfway between Swanage and Corfe Castle). Open Mid- March to Mid-January.
April Cottage is a traditional Cottage (1 Double en suite / 1 Twin with private bathroom) set in a large garden, ideally located midway between Corfe Castle and Swanage on the A 351 on the Isle of Purbeck. The Lapland Lodge is situated on a fantastic platform overlooking the garden and can be used for overnight stays (3 - 4 persons) or simply for an unforgettable BBQ (see also separate AirBnB listing).
Your hosts Joanna and Peter Burri – Weaver have many years of experience in the Hospitality industry and have recently managed Boutique Hotels in exotic places like the Seychelles and Zanzibar. As soon as you enter their house you will experience the unique Anglo – Swiss hospitality. You will also find many memorabilia from the very interesting past of the Weaver family. The grand-parents were stationed in Sikkim before WWI and the grand-mother was one of the first European women to walk into Tibet having to cross the many mountains and Glaciers. Her son Peter Weaver was a Major in the 1st SAS and a War hero in WW2. Joanna was the first British women representing Great Britain in the Luge event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Both Joanna and Peter love Nature and, if time permitting, will gladly show you around or accompany you on one of the many beautiful walks.
Pricing: Single (Twin only) 50.00 / Double 80.00 / Triple (Double & Lodge only 110.00) / Quadruple (Lodge only) 140.00. When taking 2 or 3 rooms prices have to be added up.

Guest access

Guest may have access to large gardens, Lapland lodge for unique dinners (if available and not included in price).

Interaction with guests

Everything really. Tell us what you want or like to do and we will assist or direct you and if time permitting we will drive you to nearby walking destination or dropping you at nearby steam train station.

Other things to note

April Cottage has a total of 3 rooms which means several bookings can be taken. It is always recommendable to contact us even if site tells you we are fully booked (which is the case after having sold 1 room as only 1 room can be listed on AirBnB). During the cold season Cheese fondues and raclette evenings can be organized (pre-booking essential).

The space
Bathrooms: 2 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 30 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 60 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
3 sofa beds

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

2 nights minimum stay

84 Reviews

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Rachel User Profile
July 2017
Lovely place to stay welcoming and fantastic hosts. Really tranquil space and stunning garden. Really close to Swanage, perfect location for our friends wedding. Fantastic breakfast, great selection. Perfect for families the girls loved the lodge

Michael User Profile
July 2017
You will not be disappointed with Peter's place and the breakfasts are something else!

Lisa User Profile
July 2017
Homely, quirky with great attention to detail. As a guest you will want for nothing....
Peter User ProfilePeter is a superhost.
Response from Peter:
Thank you, very kind of you, Peter
July 2017

Becky User Profile
July 2017
Hospitality at its best! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the beautiful April Cottage & Lapland Lodge. Joey & Peter are superb hosts and looked after us extremely well. Breakfast was fantastic, exquisitely presented and it was very refreshing to be served fresh, local and seasonal produce and not the usual baked beans and hash brown English breakfast combo. The accommodation is clean and comfortable in idyllic surroundings. The outside of April Cottage is picture postcard perfect and the gardens like something out of a magazine. Inside, the beds were extremely comfortable and there is everything you need in the bedrooms for an enjoyable stay. (I particularly loved the little touches like fresh flowers in the room and chocolates on the pillow!) I often judge a stay on the quality of the shower experience and I was very pleased that the showers were both powerful and hot!!! The hosts' local knowledge is great and they provided us with some excellent (and accurate) recommendations for restaurants and places to visit. If you're looking for perfection in Purbeck, you'll find it right here :-)

Greg User Profile
June 2017
Some places are just somewhere to stop overnight, some are destinations in their own right. April Cottage is the latter - a wonderful, charming cottage with beautiful gardens and wonderful hosts Peter & Joey. Make sure you allow enough time for one of Peter's tasty breakfasts or just to stroll around the garden. Thanks for a memorable stay.

Richard User Profile
June 2017
A real gem. Beautiful, beautiful house with a great location. Peter and his wife were perfect hosts. Extremely warm, and friendly. Peter's breakfasts were amazing. Perfect stay in every sense - would thoroughly recommend. We'll definitely be back.

Yury User Profile
May 2017
It's been absolutely marvellous for us. Peter and Joana simply created a piece of heaven there. It's a marvellous country house with full of love and care. In terms of the location it is also a perfect place to stay in – it's a quiet place with an amazing view on rolling hills but all the great locations at the area i.e Corfe Castle etc are just at hand. Peter and Joana serve vibrant breakfast full of little touches. Joana bakes stunning homemade biscuits. We would love to come back. Thank you Joana and Peter

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Harman's Cross, United KingdomJoined in February 2013
Peter User ProfilePeter is a superhost.

Swiss married to Joanna (UK), living mostly in Britain and running a fantastic B & B.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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