Rumpus Cottage is Grade II listed and one of the oldest houses standing in the seaside town of Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, two hours from south London. The cottage believed to be about 250 years old although some say even up to 320 years old - a real old grande dame. It is believed it was once used by a notorious smuggler for storing contraband in the eighteenth century. The cottage is made of old Purbeck stone with a traditional tile roof. Original beamed cielings throughout with huge romatic appeal, small and perfectly formed. It has also been fitted with a honed Purbeck stone floor throughout the downstairs with underfloor heating so it is very snug in the winter as well as cool in the summer. Original sash windows (well they may not be 350 years old) and a huge old Purbeck stone fireplace which have been limed to preserve its authenticity. This cottage has been completely refurbished with a new bathroom and kitchen and the use of Farrow and Ball paints throughout. Furnished with antqiues including expert finishes to give a washed out seaside appearance (drewlawrencedesign.co.uk).
Rumpus Cottage sleeps 3 people and 1 baby in a cot. It comprises of:
Underfloor heating throughout - lounge/diner - small fitted kitchen with all new appliances incl. washing machine, cooker, hob, microwave (if you really need one), fridge, freezer, toaster and kettle - bathroom with toilet, small bath and shower and huge heated towel rail - stable door to small courtyard with small outside dining area....
Landing with old timber wall - bedroom one with comfy single bed, white bedlinen, wooden white plantation shutters at the window, antique timber latch door, recessed old pine built in wardrobe and cupboard....
Bedroom two with comfy double bed, white bedlinen, linen hand-made curtains with blackout lining and white muslin at window, distressed chest of drawers, dressing table with antique oval mirrors, hanging space...
Lots of lovely Original BTC lighting throughout. A new travel cot and high chair are supplied.
The cottage is situated on an unmade no through road; the old quarry road, walking minutes away from the Townsend Nature Reserve where you will discover spectacular views of the bay, it is 7 minutes from the heritage coast / beach and all the fun amenities of a coastal seaside town that is viewd by many locals as Cornish in style. As a busy and thriving seaside resort, Swanage certainly pulls out all the stops to entertain the tourists, offering a series of exciting festivals, themed events and family activities. Each summer there is a huge choice of things to do, ranging from evening seafront fireworks (every Saturday night), a carnival procession and aerobatics displays by the Red Arrows flight display team (Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team). Swanage Carnival and Regatta Week is one of the biggest festivals hosted by the town and takes place each year at the beginning of August, commencing on the first Saturday night with a dramatic fireworks display and other evening events. On the following Sunday, a procession of decorated carnival floats and marching bands take to the streets of Swanage, attracting large crowds. Swanage also holds the popular annual folk and blues music festivals in the Spring. And finally, it is famous for its New Year's Eve celebrations when everyone in the town dresses up in fancy dress!
If you are not sure where Swanage is then think Sandbanks and then one bay along is the National Trust's glorious Studland Bay and then Swanage Bay. The places to vist are endless, Kimmerdge, Lulworth Cove, the haunting Corfe Castle is just down the road, Tyneham the forgotten village etc. A yoga mat, lavender eye pillow are installed for your use and a very special illustrated handout of yoga postures to encourage self-practice.
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All whYoga students receive 10% off the list price.