About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
House in Swanage. - 600 Metres from The Beach.
A n edwardian family home that sleeps 10. There are four bedrooms; one ensuite, 1 super-king/twin, 1 double, 1 quad-single bed.There are two more bathrooms, both with baths and showers. There is an extra toilet on the ground floor.
The kitchen-diner seats 10 and has a dish-washer and induction hob. Dual fuel oven and grill. Large american style fridge freezer. There is also a microwave, rice cooker, nespresso coffee machine and toaster and a lot of other cooking equipment.
The lounge has 2 x 3 seaters, 2 single armchairs, coffee table and an open fire. There is SKY TV and free wifi.
The garden has tables, chairs, sun loungers and a double swing-seat. There is a wendy-house and a chalet. There is a wide path that can accommodate 2-3 cars.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
We are an expanding family with 4 children and 5 grand children.Our French house is a lovely fully renovated farmhouse that is setup for either 2 or 12 in a totally rural area in Southern Brittany (fr7466),only 14k from the nearest beach. Wehave a design led apartment that can sleep 6 in Burgau,Western Algarve(P8558)minutes from the beach in a beautiful area for walking and beach holidays, suits 2 or 6. we ,normally,go away in the winter so both places are kitted out for living and entertaining. Our family visits both places all the time and I can really recommend both places with no reservations.Our large family house in Swanage sleeps6 in 3 bedrooms and then 4 more in very relaxed, beach meets shabby on shabby!lovely house even your dog(small) is welcome!
Steph purchased this House in 1980
Why Steph chose Swanage
We were here as young teenagers and fell in love here!then we had a reality check and completed our training but our hearts were always here and we came back. the whole areas just a joy to be in.We have just about every type of terrain that can be found in England! Endless beaches,heathlands, chalk cliffs and stony, craggy cliffs, grassy downs, secret lakes full of birds and marshy beds in an RSPB protected site. Wonderful walks,cycling or just lazing at the beach hut.Sawnage has areal come again often meet people that came here on a geography field trip because of our designated Jurassic coast and just keep coming the one phrase that repeats itself in practically every you haven't been ,listen to Chris Evans on the radio he's always singing Swanages praise!
What makes this House unique
On the level to the town centre of Swanage,so easily accessible without the car.Our local market is 3 minutes away on Tuesdays in the summer season. We are 4minutes to the main beach and another 5minutes to the best part up past Ocean bay under the Grand Hotel,in front of the Grand Hotel This is a small safe area that is protected by a hidden reef that is exposed at very low tide,making the beach extra safe and avoids any jet skis or boats trying to land on the beach.We occasionally get the local Sea Rowing Club but that just adds to the lovely atmosphere on the little bit of heaven on a beach! A beach hut is available for you on your week(s)at an extra cost of £120 a week.Our hut is on this idyllic beach.It has no tea making facilities but the cafe is there for lunch.Dogs on leads here!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Large home-from-home for a family holiday.
We had a super week here in Steph's home. Right from the outset she was very helpful and informative, answering any questions promptly and keen to make us feel welcome in her home.
And what a lovely spacious and well-equipped house this was, just right for our large 3-generation group. As previous reviews have stated, the photos simply don't do it justice.
The house is in a quiet road from which it took us 10 to 15 minutes to walk to the beach and town.There is off-road parking for two cars and usually room on the road in front.
Inside there was plenty of room downstairs in the living areas as well as upstairs in the comfortable bedrooms (and beds!) so no-one felt crowded. The new bathrooms are very smart indeed. In total there are now two family bathrooms plus one en-suite, plus a downstairs cloakroom.
The house is also child-friendly with highchairs, etc and lots of toys which our granddaughter loved playing with.
We used the large outside space daily because we were lucky enough to have decent weather. Paved on 3 raised areas with loungers, a wendy house, as well as a generous space with tables and chairs for eating outside.
Lovely, a real family home and garden. Thank you Steph x.
Dear Annette , it was a pleasure to know that you and your family enjoyed OUR family home . We go away every summer and always come home with ideas about what we, as a family, like to find ourselves in self catering accomodation for our family . It's so good to know that we're ticking all the boxes! I've read somewhere that having your whole family together on a holiday is way up on the list of happiness ! We try to add to that experience by making our home as childproof and as lovely as we can . So pleased the new bathrooms are appreciated as it was a real pleasure to source the tiles and equipment that went into those .
If you can think of anything or piece of equipment that would enhance our house , please let me know . I think we're almost there but any ideas are always helpful . Hope to see you again next year and so pleased to know the Duplo was fully appreciated !!thanks again for a lovely review Steph xx
Large Victorian Villa. ideal location, perfect for a family holiday, well decorated and furnished
We have just returned from an amazing week at the above property with our 2 children, their partners and our 2 grandchildren. The house was well set up for our 3 month and 18 month old grandchildren complete with cots, high chairs, stair gates and loads of toys.
The house has been recently decorated, is comfortably and tastefully furnished and has a great garden. It is a 15 minute walk from the beach and town centre.
We also hired the owners beach hut (and contents) which was really useful for preparing lunch/coffees etc as well as for afternoon naps for the grandchildren. It also meant we had all the beach chairs, parasols, windbreaks and toys we could wish for !
The only drawback is that the house has just one bathroom (and an additional w/c downstairs) however we understand that the owners are planning to put on another bathroom in the next few months.
We will definitely consider returning to this property in the future.
Great week in a lovely home in sunny Swanage!
This was our fourth visit to Swanage and we had a wonderful week in this delightful family home! The photos really do not do it justice! The rooms were very spacious and comfortable and complete with twinkly lights, the house felt very homely!
The location is excellent, just a 10 minute walk from both the beach and the town centre and 15 minutes from the delightful beach hut we rented along with the house.
The owner answered all our emails promptly prior to our visit, provided excellent information and could not have been more helpful.
Beautiful,spacious house in a brilliant location
We loved the light airy space in the house, loads of room for our toddlers to run around and plenty of toys to play with.The older children loved having the attic to themselves! large kitchen with everything you could possibly need, huge table which was great and a Pretty garden out the back, with sun loungers at the top. It was definitely a home from home which we needed for our 2 year old twins and 2older siblings, perfect location just 5 minutes from the beach and town.
We loved staying here and hope to return next year. Steph is such a lovely lady to deal with and will go out of her way to accommodate your needs,thank you so much Steph, love from the Normans.x
A spacious family home just right for a seaside holiday
I think the photographs might not do justice to this spacious and welcoming (Edwardian?) detached villa built out of the warm local red brick. It felt very spacious, accommodating six adults and two children without difficulty. The house is well maintained and situated in a quiet residential street within easy walking distance to the sea. There is a large paved terraced garden at the rear which is enclosed by trees and shrubs which gives a sense of privacy and is ideal for sun bathing or sitting out in the evenings. We didn't make use of the BBQ but maybe another time.
It would be difficult to fault the owner's consideration and easy going, unobtrusive assistance and we cannot think of anything for which we wanted. The kitchen and dining area was well equipped and clear instructions allowed those unfamiliar with an induction hob to quickly get the hang of it. Storage and fridge-freezer, large dining table etc. were as we would have like them to be, as was the feel of the house. The beds were comfortable and the three double bedrooms equally well appointed; interestingly no couple thought they had been given an inferior room.
Whilst aware that one bathroom might cause inconvenience for some, for us the presence of a downstairs loo relieved any potential tensions. In all we had a very good week by the sea with the children (who wanted to live there always). It was enhanced considerably by renting a beach hut. I would recommend it and am sure the owner would help on this or any other problem or need.
This probably sounds a bit rosy but for this family it was our kind of house and we simply took to it - which really is all I can honestly say!
Lovely comments . Family Gardener . Thank you so much . You totally got what we are trying to do . Create a lovely relaxing family 'home from home' . So pleased you loved our house . We've had this house for forty years and brought up our four kids here . The beds are new and were brought in from Portugal as we have a property there and were so impressed with the mattress quality and style of headboards .The garden is great for relaxed dining on balmy summer evenings . So pleased you loved my beach hut . It's MY very special place but to let a lovely family like yourselves use and enjoy it has been heart warming . I could sell it and put in another bathroom in the house but I just love it too much . My garden is Secretive and jungly , I'm so pleased you enjoyed that too ! Lots of work to make it that relaxing !! Please come back .. We loved having you here ! Steph xx
Lovely comfortable house
Lovely large comfortable house which suited our needs with 4 grandchildren aged 3-6 it was perfect, the girls loved the attic bedroom which was perfect for them to share as their own little space, which was also perfectly safe.
The listing was accurately described and just as we expected, the kitchen and dining area was very large and accommodated our mixed party with ease.
Steph was was very helpful and friendly.
Loved the garden and the loungers on the top patio, catching the late evening sun, it's location to the the town and beach was excellent, providing a lovely peaceful location, but within easy walking distance.
600m to main beach of Swanage or just 6 minutes walk. We tend to go up to the extreme left on the beaches under hotels. The beach is lovely quality sand & the sea is shallow and safe for kids. The locals go that end, it's quieter and the couple of beach cafes cater for cream teas & as there is no road along this beach, your kids can play safely. There is a small reef here too which is great for low key snorkeling . Beach huts can be booked ? We really enjoy Studland too,through the year.
Swanage is served by National Express coaches daily and Bournemouth is accessible by bus too. You can park up and never touch your car just going to the beach but it's a wonderful area to explore with hidden tea rooms quirky pubs and quiet coves along the Jurassic coast. The Swanage Railway extends well past Corfe Castle so its good to get the train to Corfe and walk back. Also the Railway does specials like Thomas the Tank engine,you would need to check their website for these dates.
4 miles to Corfe castle 1110 year old royal stronghold, almost destroyed by Cromwell. 3 miles to worth Matravers and The Square and Compass don't miss the pumpkin or cider festival or Squarefair in the summer. Durlston castle totally refurbished on lottery money, a wonderful place all times of the year with Seventh Wave,a really good well priced restaurant, tell them you are at Steph's house for extra quality service! Bournemouth is just 9 miles away on the chain ferry or Poole is 18 miles away.
Dorchester has a wonderful county museum with lots of fossils. For rainy days there is a really good themed TutanKamun exhibition where my two nephews aged12 and 10 actually wanted to go through again they were so captivated by the display. There are Co-operative supermarket and Budgens in Swanage and both Tescos at Poole and Sainsburys at Wareham will deliver with an online order.
Durlston Castle up on the downs to the south of Swanage bay (Swanage faces east) is an award winning lottery funded refurbished Victorian castle/folly that has an amazing educational exhibition area and a really good restaurant Seventh Wave. Gets crowded day times and book for a lovely meal in beautiful surroundings in the summer in the evening. The pubs in Swanage all do pub food, basic but good value, some of the best are Red Lion and Anchorboth in the centre of Swanage. There’s a couple of fish and chip shops both best to eat there and then and we love sitting down at Gee Whites on the key and having tea and fresh crab. Watching the Carnival fireworks here on Saturdays throughout the summer Holst is a must! Swanage pier has also received lottery money and on the pier is one of the first diving schools in UK, with our perfect ly clear water its obvious why this area is full of divers through the spring and summer months.
The other end of the beach is Ocean Bay water sports which has a huge array of stuff for fun in the water. From kayaks to banana rides and jet skis. Whether you love them or hate them Charlie runs a tight ship and this is the area for that.
We have a good deli that will make you up hampers for the beach and this company also run the Worth Tea rooms, definitely worth a visit for the obligatory cream tea, with freshly made scones and clotted cream all served in mismatching tea services! The Canteen in the centre of Swanage is great,just opened in 2013 is rapidly ,deservedly,becoming the top place .
Nat west, Barclays and HSBC are here in Swanage with three ATM.
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Booking Notes: Email me. I can give you deposit payment details & directions and contact details of all the party staying to send back to me with the deposit. 8 weeks before you arrive I will expect final payment & then send to you the key code for the key safe by the front door.I will expect you to let Maggie know if you break or damage anything in our house ASAP as then we can repair or replace in time for the next guests . No time to do oven clean so we expect you to clean up any oven spills and clean grill Changeover Day: Friday is changeover day.departing by 10 and arriving after 4. It's a big house and we need to have those hours to do the changeover. Obviously the house must be left clean and the garden furniture neatly left on terrace and cushions stored away as found Notes on prices: I will give a massive 20% discount on the second week if out of school holidays and no change of linens or clean required. In school holidays I will give discount of5%on second week only if you have no changeover of linen and mid clean. Please note I will consider four day bookings in the low season months of2014 and 2015 . The cost is pro rata on the weekly amount .