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April Cottage & Lapland Lodge, South Instow, Harmans Cross, Dorset BH19 3DS

01929 477 173
07753 244 328

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April Cottage & Lapland Lodge isn't too difficult to find as we are on the main road (A351) between Swanage and Corfe Castle (please see the interactive map below).

There are two routes into the Isle of Purbeck, either via the A351 through Wareham and Corfe Castle or via Poole, Sandbanks and the Chain Ferry to Studland.

If you are travelling to April Cottage & Lapland Lodge via Wareham look out for the sign to South Instow in Harmans Cross which is on the right hand side of the main road to Swanage after you have passed through Corfe Castle. A Union Jack and the Swiss flag fly alongside our B & B billboard on the main road.

If you travel over the Sandbanks Ferry, head for Swanage and Corfe Castle and you will be on your way to Harmans Cross. Once you leave Swanage, stay on the main road and South Instow will be on your left.

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