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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths3
Space 4,080 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

Very spacious Edwardian villa with private gardens, close to sandy beaches, town and on the SW Coast Path. Plenty of parking

Built as a grand seaside home for a large Edwardian family, The Mount has ample space for groups to get together, with room to spread out and relax. It sleeps 12 to 15 adults plus children (maximum 18 in total). Its elevated position gives sea views to Old Harry Rocks or Durlston Bay from many rooms, and the enclosed, sunny gardens that wrap around the house are a great spot to relax and enjoy a barbecue or a game of croquet or badminton. There are three large reception rooms – a dining hall, a sunny lounge and a music room. The kitchen and utility are fully equipped to a professional standard. Upstairs are six bedrooms – four very large family rooms and two normal sized double rooms that were originally for servants – plus two family bathrooms and one en suite.

The house is extremely well equipped, with lots of books, games and toys, as well as a full-size pool table and a large TV with Netflix. There's a piano and other instruments and Sonos speakers with a free Google Play account.

The town centre, with its sandy beaches, cafes, restaurants and galleries, is a short walk downhill. In summer a bus service stops right outside the gate. The Jurassic Coast is on the doorstep and there are great walks from the door to Durlston National Nature Reserve, Anvil Point lighthouse and beyond. There is plenty of on-street parking on two sides of the house. Dogs are very welcome.

More Details

Owner
Elaine Pearson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

Amenities

Swanage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4080 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Family bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Large bathroom serves bedrooms 2, 3 and 6
    Servants' bathroom - combination tub/shower , Original bathroom serving bedrooms 4 and 5. WC next door.
    En suite - toilet , shower , En suite with shower serving bedroom 1
    Servants' WC - toilet , Next to the former servants' bedrooms
    Vestibule WC - toilet , Rather grand WC by the front hall
    Gardener's WC - toilet , WC by the back door
  • We have three bathrooms on the first floor and a WC at each end of the house downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 (en suite) - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , (kingsize plus 1-2 single trundle beds). Sea view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , (superking or twin plus trundle bed). Sea views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , (superking or twin plus double sofa bed). Sea view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , garden/hill views in former servants' double room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , (superking or twin). Hill views. Former servants' room
    Bedroom 6 (top floor) - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , (superking or twin plus day bed and trundle bed). Big views
  • We have six bedrooms that can easily accommodate 12 adults and up to six children. Four rooms have twin/superking zip-link beds. One travel cot available for any room. Other combinations may be available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Look! Sought-after summer hols week of 21st July 2017 unexpectedly reavailable
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Beautiful house, well-equipped, clean, finished to a high standard, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic three night break at the Mount. The house is extremely comfortable and well equipped. The owners have paid attention to the small details - like bathrobes for every guest. The place has soul; it feels like you're staying in someone's home rather than a rental property. Our group of 14 (including two babies) enjoyed the space and the proximity to wonderful beaches, pubs and clifftop walks. The kitchen dining area is perfect for lavish communal dining and the garden is made for hours of croquet. Five stars.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great house, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We were seven adults, four children and two dogs and The Mount really couldn't have been better for us. It's a great house and excellently well equipped. Elaine couldn't have been more helpful both with our multitude of questions during the booking process nor when we had questions and little issues during our stay. The new off-road parking is designed to accommodate two cars but we found it could easily take three as long as we organised departures and anyway there's plenty of room to park on the road. It's worth investigating the cupboards and drawers around the house because there's often something surprising or useful inside. We didn't use everything but it was exciting to see what was there. The attention to detail is amazing... even the guitars and ukuleles hanging on the wall were in tune when we arrived!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Family spring holiday

  • 5 of 5

Having read through all the other reviews, I can find no words to add to the glowing compliments , which are all so true. There were 17 in our party, including two toddlers and two aged grandparents, and we truly had a marvellous stay. The secure enclosed garden was a huge bonus for the children, who loved the swing and trampoline as well as outdoor games all provided; and all the mums drooled over the enormous washing machine! Despite our large party the house had plenty of quiet spots as it was so capacious.Elaine and Carl were kindness itself when there was a small domestic problem, and came to fix it straightaway. We would recommend this house, and the gentle town of Swanage with its beautiful coastline, to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5

An excellent venue for our family get together, 13 of us covering 3 generations. The house provided the space that allowed us to be 1 but also provide private space for quieter moments. The standard of facilities were excellent and the welcome we received was very a lovely bonus. All our party had a great time and would highly recommend the venue and also the town of Swanage. Thanks Elaine and family

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful, grand old house with a lovely homely feel.

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous period property in a great location, with great walks from the door. It is superbly equipped and the owners have clearly put much thought into the small details that make it feel so homely. The beds are extremely comfortable with high quality linens and the kitchen was really well stocked. It's fantastic to have olive oil, salt and pepper, dishwasher tablets etc readily available, which is not that usual for a self catering property. The pool table was a real hi-light and even lured the teenagers away from their phones for a few hours! All in all, it is a fantastic property which we would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful House, Perfect Location.

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 12 retired friends and colleagues who meet once a year so finding a property to suit everyone can be a challenge. Not with The Mount! It is extremely welcoming, full of character and has been beautifully renovated and decorated. The kitchen is fully equipped and a pleasure to use. The beds are supremely comfortable and we also very much enjoyed the log fire! We will certainly be recommending The Mount to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Bournemouth
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Poole
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Isle of Purbeck Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Wareham
Nearest Motorway
43 Miles
M27
Nearest Restaurant
650 Metres
Gee Whites Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Swanage Beach

Special interest holidays:

We plan to offer various residential courses, workshops and retreats at The Mount to take full advantage of the natural resources on our doorstep.

Coast/Beach:

Two mins' walk to cliff top coastal path and Swanage Downs with views across the bay to Old Harry Rock, Isle of Wight.

Two mins' walk & then a bit of a scramble down to a pebbled 'wild beach' – our kids' favourite

Five to 10 mins' walk down to main sandy Swanage beach (you can take the road, or the Downs route). This is a family beach with Punch and Judy in summer, new beach huts for hire, ice-cream kiosks, showers and WCs

20 mins walk to far beach, beyond the huts, quiet, wild & sandy

Further Details:

Purbeck is packed with things to do: stone carving, dry-stone walling, coasteering, kayaking, sailing, rowing, diving, snorkelling, horse-riding and trekking (along the beach at Studland), birdwatching boat trips, botany and nature walks, historical walks, astronomy events (Durlston Country Park has its own observatory), sea fishing, golf, mini golf, tennis, sea swimming, galleries and exhibitions. And of course there is the steam railway, puffing from Swanage town centre to Corfe Castle. The bus that stops right outside The Mount during the summer will drop you at the station. You can walk along the top of the chalk ridge to Corfe Castle, then catch the train home again.

Or catch an open-top bus to Studland and across the chain ferry to Sandbanks and Bournemouth town centre.

Swanage is known for its musical events including the annual jazz festival, blues festivals, folk festival and classical music performances throughout the year.

The Mowlem Theatre by the main beach shows films regularly and it's great to be able to walk home from the cinema.

There are numerous pubs in the town and nearby. Our favourites in Swanage are the relaxed Red Lion and The Black Swan – plus the lively Snack Bar for a cocktail. The Scott Arms at Kingston (a short drive or bus ride away) is our favourite out-of-towner. They do a great roast and there are wonderful views from the garden over Corfe Castle.

Lots of restaurants to choose from too - including the relatively recent and excellent additions of The Canteen and Love Cake.

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Rates & Availability

Swanage House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer (Jun, Jul)
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$517
From
$906
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,493
 
 
Summer peak
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$5,045
 
 
Summer (Sept)
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$517
From
$906
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,493
 
 
Autumn (Oct)
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$517
From
$776
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,975
 
 
Winter (Nov)
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$388
From
$647
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,329
 
 
Winter (Dec)
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$485
From
$776
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,975
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$4,528
Flat fee
 
 
Twixmas
Dec 27 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$3,234
Flat fee
 
 
New Year
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$4,528
Flat fee
 
 
Winter (Jan, Feb)
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$388
From
$647
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,329
 
 
Feb half term
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,881
Flat fee
 
 
Winter (Feb)
Feb 16 2018 - Mar 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$388
From
$647
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,329
 
 
Spring (Mar)
Mar 2 2018 - Mar 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
$485
From
$776
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,975
 
 
Easter
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 19 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,269
 
 
Spring (April)
Apr 20 2018 - May 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$485
From
$776
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,975
 
 
Summer (May)
May 4 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$517
From
$906
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,493
 
 
May half term
May 25 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,528
Flat fee
 
 
Summer (Jun, Jul)
Jun 1 2018 - Jul 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
$517
From
$906
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,493
 
 
Summer peak
Jul 13 2018 - Sep 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,045
 
 
Summer (Sept)
Sep 7 2018 - Sep 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$517
From
$906
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,493
 
 
Autumn (Oct)
Sep 28 2018 - Oct 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$485
From
$776
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,975
 
 
Oct half term
Oct 19 2018 - Oct 26 2018
8 night minimum stay
$4,269
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $646.81

At peak times we offer weeks only, running from Friday to Friday. Short breaks for £1600 are available outside school holidays. Breaks can either be taken midweek Monday to Friday (4 nights) or at weekends Friday to Monday (3 nights).

Changeover Day:
Please arrive after 4pm and be ready to leave by 10am, to give staff the time they need to complete the changeover. Due to the size of The Mount and consequent staffing considerations, changeover days are Fridays and Mondays only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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