5 Bedroom (Sleeps 10) House in Swanage

Spacious, Peaceful, Character House Very Close to Beach
At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.
Reference: P40918 - Book via Simply Owners and pay no booking fees or extra charges


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Owner/Property Manager: Vicki Newman
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  • Property Type: House
  • Location: Swanage
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum nights stay: 3
  • Low season price per week: £900
  • High season price per week: £2500
  • Average price per week:£1500
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (12 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


A very spacious, light, character, family house with views to Ballard Down to the rear and only a few minutes gently sloping walk to the beach. Very quietly situated in a residential road. Spacious parking for 2 cars to the side of the house. Unrestricted parking in the road outside the house.

Wide, enclosed, lawned garden, good for football/outdoor games. Barbeque and large picnic table. Very comfortably furnished, two large sitting rooms, (one for you, one for the kids!) one with French doors and verandah, both with TV (Freeview) and DVD. Extensive children's DVD library. Internet access. Lots of children's games - Lego, Brio railway (bring your own trains), building blocks, wooden castle and pirate ship, marble run as well as board games. Wigwam (bring your own Chieftain's gear). Boules, hoopla, croquet and bean bag targets for the garden and a house kite. We are less than 5 minutes gently sloping walk to the beach. Everything in Swanage is within easy level walking distance - shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, mini golf, tennis courts, mackerel fishing, boat trips, boat hire, pitch and putt, children's playgrounds, crabbing, steam train, open-top buses, pier strolling, arcade, fishing, kite flying...and more! Wonderful day trips with the family to Corfe Castle (idyllic), Kimmeridge (fossils everywhere), Lulworth (castle and cove), Wareham (swimming pool, kayaking on the river, old-fashioned cinema), Tyneham (the lost village), Durdle Door, (iconic arch) Brownsea Island (Treasure Island with red squirrels and peacocks), Arne (bird watching and views of Poole harbour) and many more. It's a nature and walkers' paradise and when you book I give you a heap of information about walks and activities that might appeal.

Large, comfortable eat-in farmhouse type kitchen with AGA, window seat and views of hills. Properly equipped kitchen - Le Creuset casseroles, decent cook's knives etc. The table in the kitchen seats 6 adults comfortably, 8 is cosy and 10 adults, you'd want to be friends. The house is very suitable for families and intergenerational stays and we often have children eat first then adults later. Having said that, we had New Year with adults, teenagers and younger children totalling 11 squeezed in - myself perched on a stool by the AGA. So it depends how you like it. Big front porch and generous utility room for all the beach stuff. Five bedrooms, (Superking, King and twin on the 1st floor. Two twins on the 2nd floor.) All lovely, comfy beds, no bunk beds. One very large bathroom with separate shower cubicle and bath which has two entrance doors so may be ensuite if wished. One family bathroom with hand shower and bath. Both are the original twenties fixings with big baths in oak cases. The twin bedroom on the 1st floor has a sink which helps with teeth cleaning pressures. There is an extra separate loo upstairs, There is a cloakroom downstairs sporting the original Edwardian thunderbox. (4 loos in total)

It is the perfect house if you want a classic Enid Blyton holiday. Once here you don't need the car except to do a big shop at the Co-Op (or not even that if you internet shop). The local corner shop (Ballard Stores) is just a few minutes walk away and has everything you might run out of. It does newspapers and bakery (you can put in an order for your pain au chocolat or whatever) so you can run out and get your milk and pastries every morning. The house is very suitable for two families sharing who don't want to be on top of each other and also multi-generation stays as the gentle walk to the beach is suitable for all ages. If you love walking you can join the coast path almost immediately outside the house. You can set off walking to Corfe Castle or Studland or you can catch the open top bus from the end of the road to Studland and then walk back.

Although we are dog-lovers, sadly we don't accept pets visiting the house. Also, please note the beds are all made up for you when you arrive, but we do not provide towels.

Please get in touch with me via the relevant link to check on availability and exact pricing. Sometimes there is a weekend or midweek we would particularly like to sell (usually out of season) for which a slightly lower price may be available. It's worth just sending me a message!

We usually operate a Friday changeover for weekly stays, or Friday to Monday/Tuesday for weekend breaks, or a Monday/Tuesday to Friday for a mid-week break.

12 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

An excellent property in an ideal location

By Emma Rogers on 16-Sep-2021

The beach is beautiful and the sea is calm, which makes it perfect for swimming in. The house is well equipped and very spacious. We particularly enjoyed badminton in the garden! A thoroughly lovely break. Highly recommended!

Super Family Holiday Home

By Elizabeth Wingham on 14-Aug-2021

We stayed for a week in August - 3 generations with up to 10 family members in residence! The house has everything you need (and want). 2 separate sitting rooms, one for the youngsters and one for the oldies. 2 bathrooms and 2 separate loos coped admirably with the queues for showers and ablutions before and after days on the beach. The AGA presented a challenge but we soon got to grips with it and managed to dish up some delicious family meals. Plenty of toys for children of all ages, big utility room with washing machine and tumble drier, a barbecue retrieved from the cellar even surf boards and beach toys in the entrance porch. The bedrooms on the first floor are large and the two rooms on the second floor gave the children a feeling of their own territory! The house has some lovely period features such as Edwardian baths, downstairs loo set into a wooden surround and sash windows. The garden has some beautiful plants, fruit trees and a well-manicured lawn. Parking spaces for 2 cars proved invaluable as on-street parking is at a real premium in Swanage. Thank you, Vicki, for sharing No.7 with us. We just hope we can repeat the experience in 2022.

Family house in Swanage

By Sarah Warren on 21-Aug-2021

Three generations of our family enjoyed a lovely holiday in this spacious and comfortable house, conveniently situated in Swanage. The children enjoyed the garden and were easily entertained by the great selection of toys available indoors. The kitchen is well equipped and there are two sitting rooms to enjoy. It is a short walk to the sandy beach, ideal for making sandcastles and swimming in the sea and a convenient cafe nearby for refreshments.


Easter period one week/3or4nights £2100/1700
Late April/May one week/3or4 nights £1600-£1700/£1100/1200
Coronation BH w/e Three night minimum stay £1400
June one week/3or4 nights £1900-£2000/1600
July 8th one week £1900
July 15th one week £2200
School summer hols one week £2600
First week September one week £1900
Rest of September one week/3 or 4 nights £1600/1200
October half term one week £2000
October one week/3 or 4 nights £1500/£1200



Children Welcome


Coffee Maker
Dining Room
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library