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April Cottage & Lapland Lodge

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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.

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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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NEW - Swiss cheese Fondue and Raclette at April Cottage & Lapland Lodge.

Enjoy a very private evening in our cosy Dining room in front of a roaring wood burner while enjoying a Swiss cheese Fondue or a Raclette.

Fondue & Raclette Evenings

Testimonials 2018

We stayed two nights in the Lapland Lodge in the garden of April Cottage. No words can reasonably describe this stunning garden and waking up right in it. The lodge is fun, quirky and beautifully kitted out with lots of really thoughtful extras. Fairy lights and candles and surrounded by the reindeer skin covers really make this a unique and magical experience.

Great location and exceptional hospitality. Everything was within 10 minutes driving distance away: Harry's Rocks, Studland Beach, Kimmeridge (Jurasic) Coastline, and Corfe Castle. Peter and Jo are lovely and their home is charming and cozy. Coming from the city, we found the garden to be extraordinary and charming, much like a small arboretum. Peter serves an exceptional breakfast - probably the best you can find in the UK. Lots of lovely small touches that delighted us and made us smile- I'll spare you the details so you can discover them yourself.

Thank you J and P! We'll definitely be booking again!

Stunning location with first class hospitality. The best breakfast I have had in a B and B! Wonderful professional hosts with very helpful advice. The cottage, garden and lodge are stunning and very well maintained. Very comfortable and welcoming. Would love to stay here again.

This lovely B&B, do a fondue evening from October through to May in there charming lounge, superb fire and sooooo cosy. We went there when it had been snowing. It was my first time to try a Cheese Fondue. Swiss Cheese Fondue, which we had with lovely small pieces of bread and new potatoes and sweet fresh tomatoes to dip into. It was stunning, lovely friendly couple Joanna & Peter who own the B&B. Would definitely recommend to this.

Lovely little lodge in beautiful surroundings. Very clean with lots of special and thoughtful touches. Great location near to Swanage and Corfe Castle. The hosts Peter and Joanna were very welcoming and friendly and the breakfast was far beyond the standard B + B offerings. Highly recommend the lodge and the hosts

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Tel. 07753 244 328 or Landline 01929 477173