About Us

Dave warmly welcomes you to his award winning Grade II listed Purbeck stone cottage - a charming, friendly and intimate cottage in the beautiful county of Dorset. Quietly tucked away from busy through traffic, yet within a couple of minutes level walk to the town centre and steam railway. The beautiful sheltered sandy beach is also just a few hundred metres level stroll away and the stunning coastal path is just a short walk away.

Open all year round, with unrestricted access to your room, we encourage guests to treat Easter Cottage as a home-from-home.

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

History

Eldon Terrace was originally built in the early 1890’s by Lord Eldon as accommodation for his workers at the railway.  The railway was operated by the London and South Western Railway Company and was used for conveying visitors to the seaside and also for the transport of Purbeck stone via a stone yard at Swanage, and ball clay via sidings at Furzebrook and Eldon. Easter Cottage, being the end cottage and therefore slightly larger, was allocated to Lord Eldon's Steward and remained as a part of the family estate until 1926 when it was sold by his Trustees for the princely sum of £300.  Now forming part of the Northern boundary of Swanage’s Conservation area, Eldon Terrace has received a Grade II listing as “A fine example of late Victorian estate housing".   

We purchased Easter Cottage in 1990 and opened our doors originally as a Bed & Breakfast in the spring of 1991. Since then we have lovingly and tastefully refurbished the cottage to offer a high class of accommodation with all the modern amenities, whilst striving to maintain the charm and character of the building and retaining a warm and homely ambience.

 

Swanage in Bloom

At Easter Cottage, we are very proud of our outstanding record in the town's annual Swanage in Bloom Competition. In the twenty-one year history of the competition, we have won the 'Best Overall Business Shield' twice and in the 'Best Holiday Accommodation' category; we have been 1st three times, 2nd nine times and 3rd four times!  Not a bad record considering we weren't around to enter for the first three years of the competition's history! And, it goes without saying, we have been photographed by hundreds! .