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1 room, 2 adults

Railway Cottage

3-star3 stars
26 Victoria Avenue, Swanage, England, BH19 1AP, United Kingdom

3-star guesthouse, convenient to Swanage Beach
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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  • We liked its proximity to the town and beech. You need to be aware of some parking…Oct 5, 2019
  • Katherine has a wonderful property, room compact but sufficient, only issue we have is…Sep 22, 2019

Railway Cottage

  • Family Quadruple Room, Ensuite
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Double Room, Ensuite (Small)
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Double Room, Ensuite (With Shower)

What’s around Railway Cottage


  • Swanage Beach - 6 min walk
  • Swanage 18 Hole Pitch and Putt - 5 min walk
  • Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre - 10 min walk
  • Pier Beach - 12 min walk
  • Swanage Pier - 15 min walk
  • Durlston Country Park - 18 min walk
  • Great Globe - 31 min walk
  • Anvil Point Lighthouse - 31 min walk

Getting around

  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 61 min drive
  • Swanage Station - 6 min walk
  • Swanage Herston Halt Station - 19 min walk
  • Wareham Harman's Cross Station - 6 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Railway Cottage’s small print

Also known as

  • Railway Cottage B&B Swanage
  • Bed & breakfast Railway Cottage
  • Railway Cottage Swanage
  • Railway Cottage Guesthouse
  • Railway Cottage Guesthouse Swanage
  • Railway Cottage B&B
  • Railway Cottage Swanage
  • Railway Cottage B&B Swanage
  • Railway Cottage B&B
  • Railway Cottage Swanage
  • Bed & breakfast Railway Cottage Swanage
  • Swanage Railway Cottage Bed & breakfast


This property does not have elevators.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Railway Cottage

  • Is parking offered at Railway Cottage?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Railway Cottage?
    Yes, pets are welcome. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Railway Cottage?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Railway Cottage?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Birds Nest Buffet (6-min walk), Black Swan Inn (8-min walk), and Sea Salt (8-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7,8 From 12 reviews

Very good 8,0
Pleasant weekend stay
The location is great really close to the beach and town center. There is parking at the rear. Katherine kindly sent a text prior to our arrival with instructions of where to find the key should they be out. The room was very spacious and had a small fridge. We received fresh milk and cookies on arrival and there was plenty of coffee and tea available. The bathroom is a good size, but the shower curtain kept moving so we created a puddle whilst shower. The water pressure isn't the greatest but I guess that's expected in a soft water area and upstairs ensuite. Overall it was a very pleasant stay and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Only downside was that there wasn't clear check out instructions so we just left the key. We also had to ask for toilet paper as there wasn't any spare one in the room.
gb2 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Birthday weekend stopover
It was a lovely place to stay .. bed comfy ( pillows had an extra hygiene case on which were crunchy ) and clean .. room decorated very pretty .. no real personal service but we ran out of milk so just asked and host was very pleasant and obliging .. noise at night til around 2.30 am .. however an ok overnight stay and would use again .. very easy walk for beach and town
Sue, gb1 night romance trip
Good 6,0
Railway Cottage Swanage - our experience
The room was clean and tidy, and comfortable. We were happy to forgo breakfast as it gave us the opportunity to sleep in and eat in town at our leisure. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom spacious. The free wi-fi was very good and the room was cleaned daily. Unfortunately, there was a lot of noise throughout the day and evening, coming from what appeared to be the owners quarters, which disturbed us quite a lot as we wanted peace and quiet on our holiday. This included the owners own dogs barking quite a lot. There also appeared to be building work going on as we heard drilling and sawing. Parking was very tight, and one day we were unable to move our car because another resident blocked us in, but in fairness to the owners they did try to contact the other residents, but to no avail. The owners were friendly and amenable throughout, but the noise did somewhat spoil it for us. I don't know if we were just unlucky with our timing or if this is a normal occurrence. You might go another time and not hear a peep?
Tanya, gb5 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Okay if you like a quiet place to stay, need to inform visitors that the car parking is at the rear when they send details as the frontage is on the main road with no time to read small print on the house sign. Shame there was no breakfast, isn't really a B+B, just board. Basic but very clean room. Very good value for the price.
enid, gb4 night trip

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