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April Cottage & Lapland Lodge, South Instow, Harmans Cross, Dorset BH19 3DS
01929 477 173
07753 244 328
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.
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
Tel. 07753 244 328 or Landline 01929 477173