Cumulus Centre, Cobbler’s Lane, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2PX

Call Julia Munn on 01929 422480

Outdoors Residential Centre and Hostel in Swanage

Cumulus Outdoors Residential Centre is situated in the small seaside town of Swanage on Dorset's Jurassic Coast.

The purpose-built centre sits in 7 acres of private grounds and has 4 separate accommodation units which can be hired individually or together:-

Studland Building – Sleeps up to 47 across 12 en suite bedrooms.
Durlston Building – Sleeps up to 32 across 5 bedrooms (18, 18, 2, 2, 4). The 2 large bunk rooms have a toilet and shower room each, the 3 smaller rooms are en suite.
Peveril Building – Sleeps up to 32 across 10 en suite bedrooms.
Bungalow – Sleeps up to 16 across 4 bedrooms (6, 6, 2, 2), 3 toilet/ shower rooms.

Popular with groups of friends/families, schools, youth groups, DofE & corporate groups. A whole range of outdoor activities are available for your group if required. (Sorry - no adult party groups, this includes Hen or Stag groups).

The three larger units have their own leaders' lounge and kitchenette plus large recreation rooms, dining room, and classrooms. Overnight accommodation or full board option only, no self-catering facilities available with these units.

The bungalow is totally self-contained and lends itself to groups of friends and families. It is surrounded by a large private lawn with football area and play area, it has a patio area with seating and plenty of private parking. Dogs are welcome with prior arrangement. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Devon, Cornwall and the West Country and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    133: Bungalow 16, Studland 47, Durlston 32, Peveril 32,
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    Bungalow - £256, enquire for other buildings.
  • Directions:

    Head through Swanage Town (one way system) on Station Road. Follow the road through and onto High Street road. This road takes you back out of Swanage and up a gradual hill passing the Town Hall. Follow this road until you meet the Black Swan Pub. Just before the pub, there is Townsend Road on your left. Follow this up, the road then bends to the left, you need to go straight across (keeping on Townsend Road). Almost immediately on your right is Cobblers Lane (sign posted Cumulus Outdoor Residential Centre), head to the top of the lane. You are then met with big green gates (will be open) to the centre, pull inside and park on the right.
  • Public Transport :

    South West Trains - Nearest Station: Wareham Train Station. Public Bus (number 40) from Wareham Train Station to Swanage Bus Station. Taxi from Swanage Bus Station to Cumulus Outdoor Residential Centre (5 minutes).
  • Walks :

    South West Coast Path
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
By the Sea Close to a Pub Dog Friendly Mini Breaks with Activities School Groups Accessible to disabled people En suite rooms Duke of Edinburgh's Award Near a Castle Breakfast Evening Meals Outdoor Education Centes Hostels near to dive sites


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rAccessibility features
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only

r Accessibility Info

The Cumulus Centre has wet rooms within the accommodation and ramps into all buildings. All doors are extra wide and can fit a wheelchair. ..Click for photos and more


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Divers accommodation overlooking Swanage Bay

August 16th 2021

Situated in Swanage overlooking Swanage Bay the spacious purpose built bungalow at the Cumulus Outdoors Residential Centre sleeps up to 12 and is fully self-contained, an ideal base for divers with ample parking. The Divers Down School on the pier is renowned for its experience, knowledge and expertise for all levels offering a variety of dive sites in the area.

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Looking for awesome adventures on the Dorset Coast?

March 19th 2021

Look no further than the Cumulus Centre in Swanage. Bring your family or friends to stay on site and treat yourselves to some of our organised activities.

Fun-filled adventure on the Dorset Coast

Instruction and equipment provided. Challenge yourselves, experience something new and leave with a treasure trove of memories.

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Awesome Adventures on the Dorset Coast

October 20th 2022

Are you up for a fun filled adventure on the Dorset coast? Do you want to experience something a little different? Cumulus Outdoors will provide you with just what you’re looking for .. and more!

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