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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 2019

“We enjoyed a really lovely stay in late October. The double room is very comfortable, and Peter is a perfect host. We can definitely recommend booking the raclette evening meal if it is available during your stay. Our places-to-return-to list isn't long, but April Cottage is on it.”

“We had a lovely break at April Cottage. Super location with wonderful hosts, nothing was too much trouble for them. Delicious breakfast served in their lovely garden. Sleeping in The Lodge was a great adventure for my grandchildren. Thank you, Peter and Joey, for the wonderful experience and making our very spoiled Labrador welcome.”

Nothing but an outstanding 5-star experience. Room was very comfortable, well equipped and the hosts were just lovely people. And the breakfast was out of this world! Would highly recommend this gem of a place.

Peter and Joey have created a beautiful home and garden in a picturesque setting. We received a warm welcome and a delicious breakfast, which was beautifully presented. The location between Corfe Castle and Swanage is great for exploring Purbeck.

Peter and Joey were amazing hosts and did an amazing vegetarian breakfast for us. The house is perfectly located, has beautiful views and an amazing garden.

Peter's place is great for a get-away in Purbeck. His accommodation is perfectly quirky and full of details. His gardens are lovely and peaceful. And his breakfasts are fab! I can recommend staying at April Cottage.

Lapland Lodge is a unique and memorable place to stay, a cross between a ski lodge and a Wendy House for grown-ups, with a giant tree and a steam train at the bottom of the garden. Peter is a generous and welcoming host who cooks a fantastic breakfast and is a mine of local information. If Hansel & Gretel went to the Isle of Purbeck, they would feel at home here!

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Tel. 07753 244 328 or Landline 01929 477173