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Studland Family House On The Edge Of Village, With Sea And Country View

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Studland, Dorset, England - Peaceful Rural Location, Within 15 Minutes Walk Of The Beach, Village Shop, Post Office And Pub

Woodgate Lodge is a 4 bedroomed, detached house located in the popular Purbeck village of Studland with its wonderful sandy beaches. It is an ideal base for family seaside holidays as well as walking, cycling, bird watching, riding and golf. The house is situated on National Trust land with plenty of walks and cycle tracks directly accessible from the property. It is on a quiet unmade lane with an enclosed garden laid to lawn, making it ideal for children. There are 2 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms , en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom, family bathroom, downstairs w/c, sitting room and dining room, with door to the terrace, leading to the kitchen and a utility room. To the side and rear are paved terraces with a BBQ and there is parking for 2 cars. The beautiful Dorset countryside is on the doorstep with its Jurassic Coastline, Historic monuments and idyllic country pubs. Water sports facilities are available on Studland and Swanage beaches. The highly rated Pig on the Beach hotel/restaurant is in Studland, 10 minutes walk from the house and Rick Stein is opening his new Seafood Restaurant in November 2015 just a ferry ride away in Sandbanks.

Short breaks are available between April 1st and 27th May and between 23rd September and 21st October and between 28th October and 16th December. Please contact owner for prices.


More Details

Paul and Cathy Kafka
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I spent a great week at Woodgate Lodge with our son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.

The location was perfect for us, with splendid views over the countryside to Poole Harbour, a beautiful beach within easy walking distance and a well stocked village store close by.

The house itself is obviously a much-loved family home and was just what we need. Set in a pretty garden, it is spacious, well equipped and very comfortably furnished. The two good-sized living areas gave us plenty of room to spread out so that everyone could find that peace and quiet we all need occasionally!

We had everything we could possibly want on holiday-lots of books, maps, CDs, games etc. Even a piano!

We enjoyed our lunch at the local restaurant - The Pig where the food was imaginative, with home-grown produce from their own kitchen garden and plenty of space in the grounds for relaxation and play.

Down on the beach we ate at the little cafe which offers a good menu.

We haven hesitation in recommending Woodgate Lodge to anyone looking for excellent accommodation with both sea and superb National Trust countryside on the doorstep!
Apr 2017
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Studland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with shower, wc, wash hand basin. Family bathroom with bath, shower, wc, wash hand basin and airing cupboard. Downstairs cloakroom with wc and wash hand basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with large double bed with far reaching sea and country views Bedroom 2 with double bed with juliette balcony and views to the sea Bedroom 3 with twin beds with views of surrounding countryside Bedroom 4 with twin beds and sink
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Only one dog is permitted at an additional cost of £30.00 a week (part week £15.00) No dogs are allowed upstairs in the property. Outside: There is a range of outdoor furniture suitable for seating up to 8 people and a barbeque is provided. To the side and front are paved terraces with flowers and shrubs. The back is mainly laid to lawn with a terrace, trees, shrubs and flowers. Utility Room: Utility room with tiled floor, butlers sink and washing machine. Towels / Linen : Bed linen, (not cot bedding), towels and t-towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Other: Dining/sitting room with wooden floor, large dining table and chairs, dresser, small sofa and 2 armchairs . Large glazed door with access to terrace and garden. Music system with radio, CD and ipod dock. Wi-fi.


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Studland Family House On The Edge Of Village, With Sea And Country View
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 21 reviews

Fabulous location close to Heath and Beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary with friends. We loved the location for great walks from the doorstep onto the Heath and down to the beach. We enjoyed a meal at the Pig Hotel but even better was the Shell Bay overlooking the sea. The house was lovely with everything you need, and fabulous views from the bedroom and lounge. Can't wait to go back. C&J

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so pleased you had a good stay at Woodgate Lodge and hope you will enjoy another stay in the near future. Best wishes Cathy and Paul
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Beautiful property in a stunning location

  • 4 of 5

We booked this property for my in-laws to stay in for a few days last weekend as we got married in Studland. They loved it - and were very reluctant to leave which was unfortunate as we planned to stay to complete our honeymoon! Luckily they were persuaded to go home and we spent a glorious few days walking the Heath and generally relaxing. Possible the best thing was the incredible thunder and lightening storm over Bournemouth which we witnessed from the huge picture windows. Also it was very clean, well maintained with a lovely garden and lots of personal touches. Our top recommendation is Joe's Cafe on South Beach for Paella on Fridays during July and August.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review - so pleased you had a good holiday and many congratulations on your wedding!
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Amazing location and lovely house

  • 5 of 5

What a great find, a location so close to the Heath and the Sea for great walks. House is so welcoming with everything you should want. Already booked to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful weekend in a glorious setting

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this lovely house and we enjoyed it even more than the first time! The house is very comfortable and clean, with plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen is especially well equipped. The garden is beautiful and the view is spectacular...what more could you want from a weekend in Dorset?

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Woodgate Lodge - thank you for your lovely review.
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Fantastic holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Another stay in this beautiful and comfortable house. Amazing weather and most of the 2 weeks were spent on the beach. Lovely local walks and amazing coastal scenery all over Purbeck. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed another stay at Woodgate Lodge. It really is an even more special place when the sun shines! Hope you will find a week when you can stay at the house again next year.
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A fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends have stayed here 3 years in a row now.

It's such a lovely yet homely house, perfectly equipped and set in a wonderful location, and the surrounding beaches are stunning. There is plenty to do in the local area too and we have had the most wonderful holidays every time

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review of Woodgate Lodge. We are so pleased you had a happy holiday. Studland is an area that has something for everyone and when the sun is shining it is a wonderful place to be.
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Car: recommended


The beautiful sandy beaches of Studland are within 15 minutes walk, but also have ample parking facilities.

Swanage beach is approximately 3 miles away.

The South West Coastal path, with its beautiful coastal views, is accessible from the Studland beaches and leads to the Jurassic coastline and Purbeck hills.


Bounemouth airport 50 minutes and Southampton airport 85 minutes. Heathrow and Gatwick are 2.5 hours away. Train from Waterloo to Wareham is 2.25 hours.


The house is located on the edge of the village on an unmade leafy lane.

Studland post office/shop approximately 0.5 miles.

Beaches and pub approximately 0.75 miles.

Swanage (approximately 3 miles) is a traditional seaside town with a range of shops, watersport facilities and famous steam train.

Poole and Sandbanks are easily accessible via the chain ferry approximately 2 miles away.

Corfe Castle, a traditional Dorset village with its famous castle is approximately 5 miles away.

Further Details:

The Studland post office and store offers a good range of products, including newspapers, fresh bread and local Dorset produce.

Studland Riding Stables offer wonderful rides to novice and experienced riders.

There are cafes on all the beaches offering a range of food, ice creams and drinks.

There is a wide variety of restaurants within 15 minutes drive.

The Pig on the Beach opened in June 2014 in Studland - part of the successful upmarket Pig chain of hotels and restaurants.

Rick Stein is opening his new Seafood Restaurant in Sandbanks in November 2015, a quick drive across the chain ferry.

There are a wealth of attractions in the area including Monkey World, The Bovington Tank Museum, Lulworth Castle, (host to Camp Bestival) , the RSPB reserve at Arne and Kingston Lacy.

Swanage hosts a number of festivals throughout the year including the carnival week in July, the Folk, Jazz and Blues Festival and Purbeck Arts Week.

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $207.73
Pet Fee $41.55

Booking Notes:
Click on Enquire Now rather than Request to Book to get more information directly from the Owner before booking.
We require a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total rental fee if booked at least 8 weeks prior to the rental. The balance is payable 8 weeks before the start of the rental. Should the stay be booked less than 8 weeks before the start of the holiday then full payment is required at the time of booking. A damage deposit of £150.00 is required with the final payment. Short breaks and mid-week rentals are also possible, but only at certain times of the year. (Please contact owner for individual pricing. Minimum prices shown are not applicable. )

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Friday.

Cancellation details as on terms and conditions forms sent by owner once reservation has been made via Owners Direct.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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