April Cottage B & B, Swanage


Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Peter

  1. 7 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
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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, no shower). Stunning lodge with decking offering luxury camping. From November - April private cheese Fondue or Raclette evenings in cottage in front of burning wood burner. In summer breakfasts in garden. Large garden offering several tables with chairs and long chairs for relaxation.

The space
April Cottage B & B and Lapland Lodge B & B, Harmans Cross (halfway between Swanage and Corfe Castle). Open all year round.
April Cottage is a traditional Cottage (1 Double en suite, 1st floor, accessible via spiral stair case / 1 Twin with private bathroom, ground floor) 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 offers luxury camping. Can be used for overnight stays (3 - 4 persons) or, if not used for B & B, simply for an unforgettable BBQ (see also separate AirBnB listing). Guests in the lodge do sleep in sleeping bags with silk liners on top of cushions and sheep skins. In summer breakfasts are served in garden (weather permitting). From November - April cheese Fondue or Raclette dinners are being served in front of a roaring wood burner.
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: Sharing prices only applicable if staying in same room. When booking 2 or 3 rooms / lodge, each room will be charged separately and per number of persons.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
3 sofa beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Luggage drop-off allowed
Children’s books and toys
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Dorset, England, United Kingdom

Isle of Purbeck is famous for its beaches (Studland, Swanage) and is the ideal hiking and cycling area. Famous Jurassic coast is at our doorsteps and Poole / Bournemouth are only a few miles from our B & B.

Hosted by Peter

  1. Joined in February 2013
  • 430 Reviews
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Swiss married to Joanna (UK), living mostly in Britain and running a fantastic B & B.

During your stay

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.

Peter is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 10:00
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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