April Cottage B&B and Lapland Lodge BBQ

07753 244 328
South Instow
Harmans Cross
BH19 3DS
The Isle of Purbeck in Dorset has some unusual features, not least that it is not an island at all but a peninsula, but nonetheless it is a unique and special place for residents and visitors.

Framed by Poole Harbour and the English Channel it has a curious mix of geographic features, resulting in some dynamic coastal formations and more species of wild flowers than any other comparable area in the country. The famous Purbeck stone hails from here too and is widely used locally, forming a feature of charming traditional Dorset buildings as exemplified perfectly by April Cottage.

The Cottage and Lodge are situated in the village of Harman's Cross, halfway between Corfe Castle and Swanage. It is the first cottage on the left when turning into South Instow. Reached from Wareham on the A351 or by ferry from Sandbanks to Studland it is a location ideal for exploring the local and wider attractions.

South coast attractions nearby include Brownsea Island, Studland Beach, 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 and in keeping with the unique blend of characteristics on the Isle of Purbeck they offer a personalised level of Anglo-Swiss hospitality sure to make any guest feel welcome. From October - May house guests and outsiders may also enjoy a typical Swiss cheese Fondue or Raclette evening. Reservation essential. For more details contact our website.

In addition, not many guest accommodations can boast an ex-Olympian and SAS descendant for hosts and just for some extra appeal the full English breakfast which comes with every stay can be taken in the large gardens, weather permitting of course. 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.

There is ample parking on-site and free Wi-Fi.

The Lodge can accommodate 3-4 people or can be hired for a private BBQ. There is hardly a more romantic place for you to enjoy a cosy evening. The lodge is fitted with electricity, Belfast sink with hot & cold water, a WC and tea / coffee facilities.