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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.

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 2022

We stayed one night wish it could have been longer. Lovely owners who could not do enough for you. Really was exceptional. You can actually feel their joy in giving you the best experience possible in lovely surroundings. We could recommend a stay here with no reserve whatsoever.

Lucky to find availability. From arrival to departure, a thoroughly enjoyable stay. We were made to feel so welcome, comfortable and at ease. Room lovely, cosy and clean. Beautiful garden and setting to relax in. Hosts were amazing and the breakfasts really something to remember. A culinary treat!

Superb B & B…very homely with plenty of thought and care. I felt very comfortable. Great breakfast. Highly recommend.

Perfect! Interesting curios in all the rooms, gorgeous garden, comfy beds, spotlessly clean, fabulous breakfast, dog friendly and delightful hosts. Can't wait to go back, this is a little gem not to be missed.

This is a fairy-tale place - a cosy cottage filled with really interesting things, set in a gorgeous garden. Really comfortable bed, lots of extras provided and a fabulous breakfast. Peter and Joey are really welcoming and the whole place is just built for relaxation. A much-needed oasis in a busy work week!

April cottage is idyllic, set in a gorgeous garden in an ideal location for exploring the Jurassic coast and Purbeck villages. Breakfast was stellar. Peter was super-efficient, welcoming and helpful during our stay. Would highly recommend. Thank you, Peter!

Very picturesque cottage with an amazing garden and cute lodge. The hosts are very nice, and you feel straight away at home there. Very clean with lots of lovingly arranged details. Breakfast and the optional fondue/raclette are outstanding! Perfectly placed to reach many sights and worthwhile excursions and walks.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lapland Lodge. It’s cosy and comfortable and a fantastic weekend retreat! Peter is an amazing host and cooks the most delicious breakfast. We will be back! Thank you!

1st class level of hospitality, welcoming, friendly, and helpful on arrival, lovely, cute little cabin with not a single thought spared by the guys that run it and obvious they would go above and beyond to cater for anyone’s needs. Lovely nights get away.

My daughter and I spent one night at the beautiful Lapland Lodge hut during a visit to the Isle of Purbeck. We received a very warm welcome and felt at home straight away. The hut is situated in a beautiful garden and is cosy, comfortable, super clean and has the charm of a traditional Swiss chalet. The following morning, we were treated to a delicious full English breakfast that was impeccably prepared and served. We'll definitely be visiting again!

I can’t recommend this magical place enough, beautiful place in a breath-taking setting. We were made so welcome yet also had as much privacy as we needed, beautifully clean and well run, a real find.

Thank you for being the most welcoming host I’ve ever met. We loved staying at your Lapland cottage. It’s so cosy and cute. Your breakfasts are amazing- you really do go above and beyond. Your garden is gorgeous and it’s so kind of you to share it with us. We will certainly be back.

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Tel. 07753 244 328 or Landline 01929 477173