- Very Good
- 29 guest reviews
"Ideally located, beautiful cottage, amazing spiral red staircase and a lovely warm welcome. Would love to stay again and have been telling o..."
"Smugglers cottage is a very nice and relaxing place to stay. The owners were were nice and helpful the cottage is very quaint and just what..."
"I wanted the chance to get away from it all for a weekend and this was the perfect solution. A charming old cottage, conveniently close to t..."
"Smugglers Cottage is like a time capsule of antiques and an old world environment that you can imagine your self, back in time, and enjoy it..."
"Run by a lovely couple who obviously adore the history of the cottage. There are many ornaments around which make it more difficult to keep..."
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.
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- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
- Car parking available onsite
- Wi-Fi Available, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas, Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
- In room entertainment
- In room facilities
- Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Trouser press in each room
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- From 12:00 hours
- Until 10:00 hours
- The LateRooms.com rates for Smugglers Cottage in FERNDOWN are the total price of the room and not the 'per person' rate. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are not allowed
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93% would recommend it to a friend
Ideally located, beautiful cottage, amazing spiral red staircase and a lovely warm welcome.
Would love to stay again and have been telling our friends what an enjoyable time we had. Little touches like box of tissues fresh milk for the coffee made the difference, thank you
Smugglers cottage is a very nice and relaxing place to stay.
The owners were were nice and helpful the cottage is very quaint and just what we were looking for. The rooms are clean and tidy and had a good night's sleep.