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Stunning family house with wonderful views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House in Swanage, Dorset, England - Far End, A Unique, Spacious 4 Bedroom Family House In A Peaceful, Beautiful Location

Far End is a beautiful contemporary house, built in 2013, with a bright, airy, spacious feel and wonderful views over countryside and to the sea. It is located in Durlston, a quiet residential area, elevated approx 15 min walk from the town centre and beach. The Purbeck area is renowned for its wonderful countryside and beaches, Corfe Castle, the Swanage steam railway, and Jurassic coastline.

Come and have a wonderful, relaxing holiday in a unique, architect designed spacious house by the sea. Beautifully equipped, with huge array of kids' toys, books, games, DVDs, trampoline etc. Relax with a glass of wine on the sunny deck, overlooking the sea and countryside. Open plan, south facing living spaces, bedrooms that open on to the garden and lots of sitting areas so everyone can have their own space! Everything you could need for your family holiday.

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Hannah Etherington
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Hannah Etherington

Local family of 4 who love the mixture of seaside bustle and beautiful countryside that Swanage has to offer.

Hannah Etherington purchased this house in 2013

Why Hannah Etherington chose Purbeck

We worked closely with the design and build team to help create a wonderful family house. I grew up next door, and when the opportunity came to build a house on the plot, we jumped at the chance. It's a steep site, with tricky access and the build had all the hallmarks of a dramatic episode of Grand Designs (mud, large holes in the ground, and new technology!) but was managed brilliantly by the building team.

We love the location - not isolated, yet quiet and overlooking the beautiful world heritage site, the Jurassic Coast, with views of the sea. Our two kids love the garden, the space to roam on the country park and the visiting wildlife - deer, foxes and badgers!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Stunning house. Beautiful views, love the showers, and such comfy beds! The twins adored the trampoline and both children's bedrooms - where they were spoilt with the abundance of toys. Hannah and co were So welcoming and such a thoughtful touch to leave welcome gifts. Wonderful holiday home".

The Hendersons.

'We have had the most wonderful stay in your beautiful, luxurious home, and enjoyed sunny, lazy days in lovely Swanage. The house could not be better suited to a family. The time has passed too quickly and we are so sad to leave this very special and inspiring house and location. We wish you love, health and happiness for the future."

The Edmonds family.

"A great house for 2 families to share. A home from home - sunny balcony, long walks over to Durlston, exploring the castle, heathland, woodland, fossils in the rocks down by the sea. Many delicious meals enjoyed around the large dining table. Late night chats on the balcony on warm evenings. Trampoline, somersaults, BBQs, kids stayed up late, days out to Monkey World, Corfe Castle and Poole. Thank you!"

The Bater family.
Apr 2014
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Swanage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • En suite bathroom to bed 1 (upper floor): Free-standing bath (with fabulous view!), 1m sq monsoon shower, wc Family bathroom for bedrooms 2-4 (lower floor): Large free-standing bath, 1m sq monsoon shower, wc, twin sinks. Cloakroom (middle floor): wc
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed (150cm) with en suite bathroom Bedroom 2 with twin single beds Bedroom 3 with king-size bed (160cm) Bedroom 4 with twin single beds
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Notes on accommodation: All rooms have very large windows, or French-doors overlooking the view. Underfloor heating throughout property. Outside: Front and rear garden, large south-facing deck with comfortable outdoor sofa and armchairs, wooden outdoor dining for 8, barbecue. All 3 lower-floor bedrooms open onto the garden with bed 2 having own decked area. Trampoline and outdoor toys. The house is situated on an un-made track, and may not be suitable for cars with very low suspension. Please call to discuss if this is an issue! Utility Room: Washing machine, toaster, microwave, coffee machine, food processor. Ironing board / iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels included in rental price (not beach towels - please bring your own). Changeover cleaning included in rental price. Other: Our kids are aged 8 and 4 so the house is very well-equipped with lovely toys and games for these ages. Loads of books and films for kids and adults. Radio, WiFi (fast broadband), board games, too many cook books!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Stunning family house with wonderful views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews
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Amazing base for a family get-together

  • 5 of 5

Photos do not do this property justice. The layout, location & facilities were perfect for our family of 5 adults & 3 children (5, 8 &11). It was clean & well-maintained. Hannah & Rob were great, friendly hosts. We loved the walks across the hills to the coast, everyone managed them, including our 5 y.o. Although the walk back up from the town was a challenge for some of us. The house is a star, we were lucky with weather for April & enjoyed the deck to max. Only (very) slight issue was lack of razor point. This says it all though, a great place to spend time relaxing, watching wildlife, walking & hanging out. Thank You Hannah & Rob.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning property

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this stunning house. Sitting on the deck in the evening sunshine looking at the beautiful view was perfect and made more so by a wonderful welcome pack and being able to relax as our children played with all the fab toys and trampoline! Swanage is our favourite place and Far End was an excellent place to stay there.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning House, Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect in every way. Spacious, comfortable, homely, modern. The location is perfect too - slightly away from the bustle of Swanage town centre (but walkable) and with direct access to beautiful walks in the Durlston country park and the coastal path.

Our kids (aged 7 and 9) were delighted with all the lovely toys and games to play with - and of course the games console!

An added bonus was we saw interesting wildlife in and around the garden, including red deer, a badger and birds of prey.

Favourite activities for us were spending a morning or afternoon on Studland beach (about 10 minutes drive away) and going for lunch at the SeventhWave restaurant/cafe at Durlston castle (about 10 minutes walk). We also loved the Swanage steam train.

Thanks to Hannah and family for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning house with beautiful viiews

  • 5 of 5

We have had such a fabulous week at Far End! (2 parents, 2 kids, 2 grandparents)

The house is just super, with top quality fittings throughout. The views are breathtaking. Having breakfast whilst watching the horses in the adjacent fields was a great way to start the day.

The cinema screen/XBox/Playstation were big winners with the kids. Rooms spotlessly clean and huge. We could not have asked for more and didn't want to leave...! Thanks Hannah & Rob for letting us staying in your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Simon and family for your lovely review. We love the views too, and our kids never tire of seeing the foxes, birds etc in the garden... And the deer who come and eat the hedges! We are so pleased your family enjoyed their stay at Far End, and hope to welcome you back in the future. Hannah and Rob.
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An absolutely outstanding, top quality property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Far End House. We were astounded by the quality and facilities the house has to offer. Everything was beautiful. We were really surprised by the seaviews. We highly recommend this property if you are looking for high quality accommodation. There is absolutely nothing to fault or anything that can be improved. Many thanks for giving us the opportunity to spend a week in your unique and beautiful home. Richard & Lorraine Innes and family x

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A stunning property with wonderful facilities

  • 5 of 5

Hannah and Rob welcomed us to their stunning home for a weeks holiday at Easter. We had our two grandchildren our two sons and two daughters in law. We couldn't have asked for more. Our two grandchildren were overwhelmed by the marvelous toys they had to play with. The adults enjoying the cinema screen in an evening. The accommodation was absolutely wonderfully well laid out and plenty of room for all our family.We were lucky with the weather and the views across the country park from the terraced area were fantastic. We were able to walk into Swanage even our 2 year old and onto the beach. Great being able to leave the car behind. Hannah had left us lots of information and with being Easter some easter eggs for the children. We would love to return for another holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad you had a super time, and would love to welcome you back to Swanage. Hannah and Rob.
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Swanage (Blue Flag) sandy beach is 15 minutes walk away. Beach approx 1 mile long, then stretching to chalk cliffs (Old Harry) and a great walk over to Studland. The house sits on the edge of Durlston Country Park with beautiful cliff-top, coastal walks. World Heritage rated coast path, ideal for nature lovers.

Studland's beautiful sandy bays are 3 miles away - National Trust car parks.

Fossil hunting is possible locally at Kimmeridge bay.


Nearest airport is Bournemouth, approx 25 miles.


Corfe Castle 5 miles.

Studland beaches 3 - 4 miles.

Monkey World - Wool - 15 miles

Bovington Tank Museum - 15 miles

Bournemouth - approx 15 miles using Sandbanks ferry. Bournemouth Belle tourist boats also run in summer - 1hr each way.

Wareham - 10 miles. Nat Rail link to Waterloo - approx 2hrs 10mins.

Further Details:

Swanage is bustling with restaurants, shops and cafes for you to discover! There are 2 supermarkets - Co-op and Budgens, with a Sainsbury's located at Wareham, (plus online grocery deliveries form all major supermarkets, of course).

There are various boat / sightseeing trips organised from the pier, plus kayak and pedloe hire available locally.


Rates & Availability

Swanage House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Rental period from 3pm on day of arrival, until 10am on day of departure.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day. Arrival from 3pm, depart by 10 am please in order for us to do a thorough change-over.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property for the week in UK £.

For Easter or Summer season 2016, please contact us.

Payment of 25% should be made to secure the booking. Balance of rental payable 8 weeks prior to stay. If booking is made less than 8 weeks prior to stay, the total rental for the period is payable at the time of booking. Thank you.

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