- Very Good
- 24 guest reviews
"The Cottage is very quaint and exactly as expected. The owners were very welcoming and made our stay most pleasant. The Cottage is charming..."
"Very comfortable and great owners. We felt welcome...."
"Lovely cottage and a great breakfast...."
"Staying in a building this old is rather unique as modern conveniences are fitted within a building in which walls slope and layout is rathe..."
"Always a pleasure to stay here. Stunning cottage and the best breakfast ever..."
About the hotel
Smugglers Cottage, situated in Ferndown, is over 400 years old, and, as its name suggests, was frequently used by smugglers many years ago who had landed at Poole Harbour as a waypoint on their journey to the mainland. Smugglers Cottage at Ferndown was one of many such places along the south coast. Concealed by woodland, the cottage was the perfect place for smugglers to meet, drink, share and fight without disturbance from others who may be less inclined to agree with their practices.
The cottage was featured in the BBC Home & Gardens magazine, and many of the older timbers are aptly from a shipwrecked Spanish galleon, at St Albans Head. After many years in the sea, the wood has absorbed the sea salt and is now as hard as ebony. Smugglers Cottage has been a bed and breakfast of sorts since the early 1930's and offers comfortable accommodation with freshly cooked breakfast from locally sourced suppliers, free WIFI and car parking facilities.
- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout , Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Trouser press in each room
- Car parking available onsite
- Wi-Fi Available , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas , Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
- In Room Entertainment
Useful Info Show/hide
- From 12:00 hours
- Until 10:00 hours
- The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are not allowed
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92% would recommend it to a friend
The Cottage is very quaint and exactly as expected.
The owners were very welcoming and made our stay most pleasant. The Cottage is charming and would recommend it as a place to stay.
Dear Mr S
Thank you so much for your very kind review and we are so glad that you
enjoyed your stay here at Smugglers Cottage. We do hope that if you are in
the area again that you come and stay with us again.
With kind regards
Very comfortable and great owners.
We felt welcome.
Thank you so much for your very kind review and we are glad that you
enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will come back some time in the
With kind regards