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Large Victorian House in Swanage, Dorset, England

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Buddies Is Conveniently Situated A Short Level Walk Into Swanage.

Buddies is conveniently situated a short level walk into Swanage town, with all the amenities Swanage has to offer - it's wide sandy beach, coffee shops, selection of local pubs and restaurants, Purbeck steam railway, Jurassic coast line and Durlston Country Park. You can easily get to Corfe Castle, Studland, Sandbanks and Bournemouth - by walking or by bus. The property has a large family kitchen/dining area, lounge, 4 large bedrooms over two upper floors. 2 rooms have ensuites and the other 2 rooms have separate bathrooms. The house is well decorated and has a lovely enclosed back garden with lawn and a secure storage area at the side.

Jason Haiselden
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2017

About Jason Haiselden

We have lived in Swanage for the last 10 years and have run Buddies as a B&B and Holiday home for the last 9 years.

Jason Haiselden purchased this house in 2005

Why Jason Haiselden chose Swanage

We love Swanage for its olde world feel. Swanage is a real traditional seaside town with loads to do in and around. From taking advantage of the wonderful scenery and countryside, to scuba diving and rock climbing, and everything in between. We have found that people come to Swanage for various reasons; Scuba diving, walking, climbing, mountain biking or just to visit. Couples, families and groups are all offered a warm welcome year round. Well behaved children are welcome.

What makes this house unique

Buddies is conveniently situated a short level walk into Swanage town, with all the amenities Swanage has to offer. Free internet is available and we have a large secure storage area suitable for bikes, diving equipment or just beach gear.


Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Scuba diving. Mountain biking. Coastal path walking. Fishing.


5-10 minutes level walk to the beach.


Wareham mainline station 9 miles. Bournemouth International Airport 27 miles


Studland 5 miles. Corfe Castle 4 miles. Wareham 9 miles. Bournemouth via the Studland ferry 10 miles. Lulworth 12 miles. Monkey world 15 miles. Bovington Tank Museum 15 miles. Poole via Studland ferry 10 miles. Dorchester 20 miles.

Further Details:

For any further or more detailed information on the area or the property please feel free to call or email.


Swanage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Sized Family Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Spa Shower cubicle
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite with Spa Shower cubicle
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Ensuite with walk in shower
    Downstairs Toilet - toilet
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms. 1 separate shower room. 1 full sized family bathroom. 1 downstairs cloakroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Double or Twin - Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Double or Twin bed with Adult Bunk Beds - Ensuite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Double or Twin with Adult Bunk bed - Family Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 6ft Double bed or Twin - Attached Shower Room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/12 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double/twin and adult bunks, TV/DVD separate family bathroom. Bedroom 2 - double/twin, TV/DVD, separate shower room. Bedroom 3 - double/twin and adult bunks, TV/DVD, En-suite shower room Bedroom 4 - King Double, TV/DVD, En-suite shower room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Medium sized enclosed back garden with lawn and patio accessed through patio door from the kitchen/dining room onto the garden. Table, garden chairs and gas barbecue. A secure storage area for bikes and toys etc with space to hang wetsuits. Utility Room: Attached to the kitchen with fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned once a week. Linen and towels included.


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Large Victorian House in Swanage, Dorset, England
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your home. It suited us well as we had various people of all ages coming and going! It was an easy walk to the beach and shops . We didn't have to move the car except for one day when we visited Poole.

The house had a lovely homely feel and the kids loved the big telly for watching films etc!

Many thanks again .

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house. Good location. Good sized rooms

  • 5 of 5

Great house very near to town but also convenient for exploring the coast. Good sized rooms and very well equipped kitchen and living areas.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our requirements - highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything we hoped for and more! Spacious rooms, clean and comfortable. For our large party of 7 people, we all had plenty of space to relax in and managed to bag the public car parking spaces right outside the property. The small garden was also a bonus. Would highly recommend and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $67.16
Refundable damage deposit $268.64

Booking Notes:
Please check the dates and price for your chosen week(s), and contact us to confirm a booking by telephone or email. We will then send you a booking form to fill in and return with a 25% deposit to secure booking. The balance is required 8 weeks before holiday commences. If you need to cancel, we will try to re-let your week. If this is possible, your money will be refunded. If we are unable to re-let your week, then we are unable to offer a refund.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday/Saturday. Property must be vacated by 10am on day of departure. On arrival, property will be available from 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. 3/4 night short bearks are accepted in low and mid season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.