April Cottage & Lapland Lodge

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Swiss Cheese Fondue and Raclette at April Cottage & Lapland Lodge

April Cottage & Lapland Lodge now also offers traditional Swiss cheese Fondue or Raclette (October – May). Enjoy either of these very typical Swiss dishes in our cosy dining room, decorated with ancient memorabilia & pictures, burning candles and a roaring wood burner. You will be served by the owners and all you need to do is to sit down, relax and get spoiled. The price includes the main dish (200g Fondue or Raclette cheese), side dishes & condiments, 1 Kirsch (cherry Brandy) per person and a fresh exotic fruit dessert.

£16.00 per person (min. 2, max. 8 persons)

This dinner option is also available to non-residents. By pre-order and availability only. For all information please call mobile 07753 244 328 or landline 01929 477173, thank you.


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.

Hospitality at its very best
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the beautiful April Cottage & Lapland Lodge.

Joey & Peter are superb hosts and looked after us extremely well. Breakfast was fantastic, exquisitely presented and it was very refreshing to be served fresh, local and seasonal produce and not the usual baked beans and hash brown English breakfast combo. We were blessed with fabulous weather for our stay which meant that we got to eat breakfast in the amazing garden each day. It was just perfect!!!

The accommodation is clean and comfortable in idyllic surroundings. The outside of April Cottage is picture postcard perfect and the gardens like something out of a magazine. Inside, the beds were extremely comfortable and there is everything you need in the bedrooms for an enjoyable stay. (I particularly loved the little touches like fresh flowers in the room and chocolates on the pillow!)

Peter and Joanna are wonderful hosts - genuine, helpful and meticulous. April cottage is quaint and charming, with a picturesque garden and in the most an ideal location; practically equidistant from both Studland Beach/Swanage and West Lulworth meaning there is lots to see right on your doorstep. The breakfast Peter made us was delicious and perfectly presented - a real treat that we definitely looked forward to each morning! Peter is extremely welcoming and provides great advice and suggestions for nearby areas and restaurants to visit. We highly recommend and hope to visit again one day!

We stayed 3 nights at the cottage and we had a wonderful experience. The most remarkable thing is the hospitality and kindness of the 2 owners, Peter and Joanna. Peter prepared for us delicious breakfasts in the mornings and, once for dinner, an amazing Swiss cheese fondue. Peter was attentive and caring about his customers and made us feel really welcome. The cottage itself is lovely, well maintained, clean and cozy. The beds were astonishing, extremely comfortable and difficult to leave in the morning! I would recommend April Cottage to anybody who wants to have a stress-free, warm and comfortable experience!! Thank you, Peter and Joanna!!

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Tel. 07753 244 328 or Landline 01929 477173