This is an excellent base for exploring rural and coastal Dorset. Cranborne Chase (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is on the doorstep, and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast an easy drive away. Set in the wide open landscapes of east Dorset, Old Down Cottage is tucked down a private lane in a completely peaceful location. This semi-detached cottage has been lovingly furnished to create a welcoming, spacious home-from-home. The well planned accommodation is very flexible, and you can enjoy the peace and quiet in the enclosed front garden or on the decking at the back. Poole harbour with beaches and watersports, the National Trust’s Brownsea Island and the ferry across to Studland and Swanage are great outings from this location.