About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Comfortable large house in Swanage, Dorset, England - Walk To Beach And Town Centre In 5 Minutes
Large family home with ample room for 8/9 people. Renovated for holiday letting with all amenities needed for a wonderful seaside holiday - close to the town and beach and Swanage Steam Railway. 4 large double bedrooms and large reception area with dining seating for up to 10 and comfy TV leisure area. Conservatory for casual relaxation. Small outdoor area, at the front with picnic table and parking for 2 cars at the rear. PLEASE NOTE: We operate on a Friday to Friday basis especially in the peak season
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Kathy Farrell
Hi, As sisters, both of us live elsewhere in England with our respective families but love to have a bolt hole in the place where we grew up. We hope you like our property! Kathy & Helen
Kathy Farrell purchased this House in 1970
Why Kathy Farrell chose Swanage
The house, Capstone, was first purchased by our mum in 1971 and at first we lived there while at school and returned regularly once we left the area. Now that ownership of the house has passed to ourselves we have made significant alterations to bring Capstone up to a standard for luxury holiday let. However we still love to visit Swanage and enjoy the comfort of Capstone.
What makes this House unique
Capstone is so convenient for the proximity to the town centre and beach, and not only that, for its 2 parking spaces that mean 2 families can enjoy using the house without worrying about parking.
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Great house in good location
We stayed at Capstone with our daughter, her husband and our 2 grandchildren and we loved it. Everything we needed was in the house and there was plenty of room. It was very comfortable and I would certainly stay there again. The station for the steam train was just round the corner and the beach was 5 minutes walk so we hardly used the car all week. There are plenty of child friendly eating places in the town. We went to Corfe Castle on the train and visited the castle and the model village and ate in the Castle Inn which was very good . We walked up to Durlston country park - about 2 miles from the house - which was challenging but worth it. The Black Swan was excellent for an evening meal (without the children) but you do need to book. Loads of other things to do without having to drive too far. Even though we did not have the best of weather it was a great holiday. I would definitely recommend.
Excellent house in excellent location. Thoroughly recommend!
Superb location. Well equipped, charming house.
Suited us down to the ground.
Thanks for your lovely comments, Pat! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kathy & Helen
Everything about the property and location was brilliant.
Thanks, Jenni. So pleased that Capstone worked for your party and that you have rebooked for next year.
Kathy & Helen
A good house
Capstone is spacious, comfortably furnished, well equipped and in a good position. We really enjoyed staying there!
Thanks for your review - we are so pleased you had a good stay at Capstone and found our home comfortable and welcoming.
Kathy & Helen
Had a good week with good accommodation - shame about the weather
Coast/Beach: 500m - 5 minutes walk maximum to the main Swanage beachfront with its award winning beach. 3.5 miles to Studland beach. Fantastic walking along the coast from Swanage in both directions - to Studland or to Durlston and the Jurassic Coast Travel: 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 using a car - many wonderful walks and areas to visit along the Jurassic coast. The Swanage Railway runs excursions past Corfe Castle so you can visit Corfe and walk back. Also the Railway does specials like Thomas the Tank engine, and on-board Dining events - check their website for details. Distances: Studland 5 miles. Corfe Castle 4 miles. Wareham 9 miles. Bournemouth via the Studland ferry 10 miles. Poole via Studland ferry 10 miles. Lulworth 12 miles. Monkey world 15 miles. Bovington Tank Museum 15 miles. Dorchester 20 miles. Further Details: Swanage has many good restaurants, two local supermarkets (short walking distance in town), theatre/cinema, several local banks with ATMs Lots of excellent pubs in the area too - information left in the property for you. Diving outfit on the pier in Swanage for scuba diving trips - Swanage Pier is a renowned diving site! Many boat operators near Swanage Pier operate coastal sight seeing or fishing trips For wildlife, Durlston Country Park is 1.5 miles from the house (possible to walk as well as drive there). RSPB Reserve Arne is 10 miles away outside Corfe Castle - wonderful for wildlife and great views of Poole Harbour. Many great weekend festivals held in Swanage each year, from Jazz, Folk and Blues weekends to Comedy and Walking Festivals - check out local websites for information.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: If you are interested in booking the house or have any questions please email the owners through the Owners Direct web site. A completed booking form (provided by the owners) and 25% of the total cost is required to secure your booking with the balance due 8 weeks prior to your stay. Changeover Day: Friday in high season; Friday/Monday out of high season i.e. weekend/weekday breaks available - please contact owners for prices Property must be vacated by 10am on day of departure. On arrival, property will be available from 3pm. Notes on prices: Please check the dates & price for your chosen week(s), and contact us to confirm a booking by telephone or email. We require a non refundable deposit of 25% of the total holiday if booked prior to 8 weeks of the stay. The balance is due 8 weeks before the holiday. We also require a refundable £100 damage/deposit with the final balance. This is refunded 7 days after check out. Should the holiday be booked within 8 weeks then we would require the full amount to be paid at the time of the booking