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Modern House (72 sq m) on Edge Of Estate with garage, Sleeps 4 + baby/toddler

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House in Swanage, Dorset, England

3 bedrooms, one used as piano/laundry/baby room. Recent furniture from John Lewis, Ikea and Ercol. 2012 carpet, wood flooring and mattresses. Stored hot water and full CH fired by 2013 condensing boiler. House, built in 1998, comprises 72 sq m. All doors and windows are double glazed. Pleasant, south facing, fully enclosed back garden. Peaceful location on edge of estate, off Bell St, the oldest settlement in Swanage. Unlimited Wi Fi, landline phone(incoming and chargeable outgoing). Bed linen and towel hiring facility or bring own. Duvets, mattress protectors and pillows provided. Town centre and beach within 18 minute downhill walk. Local shops, pubs and fast food are within 6 minutes. Ample parking and detached garage for extra storage of bikes etc. 40" Smart FS Panasonic TV with free-view HD. DVD player and digital Hi-Fi.

ian robertson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018

About ian robertson

I am a retired civil servant, my wife is German and we have three grown up children. Our own home is in Chandler's Ford, Hants, a 75 minute drive from Swanage. We have a house manager to clean the house after each tenancy and to deal with any matters requiring immediate action (including the hiring out of bed linen and towels.)

ian robertson purchased this house in 2011

Why ian robertson chose Swanage

We love the Isle of Purbeck for its scenery, cliff walks and pleasant, easy going people, many of whom have come to live there from other parts of the UK.

What makes this house unique

A particularly pleasant feature is its south facing garden. Hedging screens it partially from the overview of houses at the top of the Close (this marks the boundary of the estate - the open fields beyond are visible from the upstairs).


Swanage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Duvet covers, u/sheets, p/cases and towels ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL Guests take their own or hire from housekeeper (Anja) on 07443 423022.
  • The house must be used in a tenant like manner and left in a clean and tidy condition on departure with all breakages reported and made good.
  • The Wi Fi is to used responsibly, lawfully and proportionally. The landline is for incoming calls and emergency outgoing only.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • WC, standard bath and large basin. Shower over bath pumped from airing cupboard in small bedroom. Fan, window and blind. Towel rails and shelving. Shaving light. New floor covering. 12" glass shower splash back and curtain.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: two pine beds and large in built,shelved wardrobe. One bedside chest and two lights. Blackout blind and curtains. Bedroom 2: double bed and large in-built shelved wardrobe. Two bedside chests and lights. Blackout blind and curtains.
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: One well trained dog is permitted provided it does not go upstairs or on furniture. There is an additional charge of £30. All mess must be cleared at once and disposed of hygienically. THE HOUSE INTERIOR IS A STRICT NO SMOKING ZONE. Outside: The front is open plan with parking for one car to the right of the porch, otherwise ample on road parking is available. To the back of the garden is a garage with parking for one car in front. Back garden is 5.3m x 14m laid to lawn and patio. Barbecue and fixed wall awning, 3.5m x 2m. Table and 4 chairs. Clothes line. Trees and shrubs. Water butt. Hose and outside tap. Raised arbour with timber clad floor and seat. Gate to garage and rear parking area. Utility Room: Upstairs utility room with drying frame and ironing board. Easy chair. Black out blind and curtains. Graco travel cot and high chair. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Visitors may take their own bed linen and towels, or hire from the local house managers, Andrew and Anja Fleming (01929 422479 or 077862 33745), duvets , pillows and mattress protectors are provided. Other: Dining room off living room. Table and four chairs. Corner cupboard. Patio door to outside. Curtains.


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Modern House (72 sq m) on Edge Of Estate with garage, Sleeps 4 + baby/toddler
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sea, sun and local buses

  • 5 of 5

We decided to travel by foot, boat, train or bus for the week so left our weary car outside the house for a well earned rest.

The buses are not very frequent unlike London ,but they are great fun, have amazing views and everyone chats....In high season there are more

We went to Corfe castle , Brownsea Island ,Studland Beach, and all were lovely

The house has a lovely view of the sea which we are missing

When it rained, which was not often, we went to the shops in Poole and Bournemouth

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting this interesting and favourable comment. I normally tell guests that a car is pretty much essential. But it clearly is possible to come without. The regular buses are a few minutes walk from the house,---no 40 will take you to Poole via Corfe and Wareham ( where there is a main line station linking London and Weymouth) while the 50 will take you also to Poole via Studland and the Shell Bay to Sandbanks chain ferry. Finally in 2019 there should be a regular train service linking Swanage with Wareham.
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Great house, nice location

  • 5 of 5

Great house which had everything you need, very clean and tidy with a nice little garden with seating. Communication with Ian was excellent, thank you and we hope to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Lovely comfortable, clean house, will definitely book again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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clean,quiet,well equipped, very good location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a modern three bedroom semi. It is very clean and well equipped. There is a small rear garden which is nicely secluded. The location is quiet but you are only a 20 minute walk into the centre of lovely Swanage town. There is easy access to footpaths just behind the property which take you to the cliffs. Its probably about 40 minutes walk. There are lots are unimproved pastures full of wild flowers and butterflies and of course the coastal scenery is very special..

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dale. I'm glad you liked the house and the area. From the end of our Close it is only a one mile cross country walk to get to the spectacular coastal scenery of Worth Matravers and Chapmans Pool.
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Good property but shame about the neighbours

  • 1 of 5

Despite requesting by email the beds were not made up when I arrived. Owner gives ridiculously large list of rules which make you feel uncomfortable. Grass very long in back garden, neighbours very unfriendly and even made it very difficult to reverse our car from the drive obviously there is a ongoing issue. My comments were emailed directly to owner but he has failed to respond.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The guests left early without advising the owner or housekeeper. One key fob from a set of three made specially for the owner was missing. The key was added to another fob. The housekeeper's laundry bill was not settled before they left despite an invoice being left on the mantle. And it was only paid after two weeks of chasing. ( please note that bedding and towels are an arrangement between guest and housekeeper and that the owner allows guests to take their own) The beds were made up within an hour of the oversight being reported and apologies were accepted by the guests at the time. Our neighbours are normally friendly and never park their car so that it is impossible to reverse onto the public highway in ONE simple manoeuvre. Joining information consists of less than 2 pages of A4 addressing matters of obvious interest to new arrivals. Rules about dogs run to about four lines. The grass is cut regularly but admittedly may have been long on this occasion. Asked to rate the guest, the owner gave a poor overall marking BUT IMPORTANTLY the website did not allow for reasons to be given.
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Globe Inn, Bell St
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Wareham(for national service)
Nearest Motorway
32 Miles
M3 cadnam
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Swanage centre
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Poole is 6 miles via the Sandbanks to Shell Bay chain ferry. Dorchester is 24 miles to the west and Wareham 8 miles to the north west. Corfe Castle is 4 miles.

Further Details:

Swanage has a population of 9,600 plus. Accordingly there is a good range of shops, restaurants and banks. A 10 minute walk from the house is the Swanage View Holiday Park with its gym and heated indoor pool. Public access is welcome on day membership terms. The town has a cosmopolitan feel with an international school, theatre, cinema and German coffee shop.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $41.19

Booking Notes:
To make a booking, a 20% deposit is necessary. This is returned in full if the holiday is cancelled before 60 days of the commencement date. If less than 60 days notice is given, no refund is possible. The balance of the rental must be paid by 60 days of the holiday commencement date otherwise the booking is considered cancelled. The deposit must be sent in with a completed short application form. If the booking is made within 60 days of the start date, the full rental is due at once.

Changeover Day:
Preferably Friday or Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Bookings for 7 days or more are considered by e-mail. Visitors for less than 7 days should phone 02380268810 or 07726790460 to discuss their needs.
**Applications by e-mail to stay for less than 7 days may not be acknowledged.**

3 NIGHTS: 2/3 of WEEKLY RATE plus 1/10 of weekly rate for each additional night

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.

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