5 Bedroom (Sleeps 10) House in Swanage

Spacious Character House Very Close to Beach

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.

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Owner : Vicki Newman

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  • Property Type House
  • Location Swanage
  • Bedrooms 5 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Minimum nights stay2
  • Low season price per week£900
  • High season price per week£2100
  • Average price per week£800
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 9 reviews )
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A very spacious, light, character, family house with views to Ballard Down to the rear and only a few minutes level 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 and bean bag targets for the garden and a house kite. We are less than 5 minutes level 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) 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 double, King double 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 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 level 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.

As a guide to prices, a week in the summer school holidays costs £2100 and a week in the school Easter holidays costs £1000. A week in June or the first weeks of July is between £1100-£1800 depending on the week. Our cheapest weekend is £800 to cover our fixed costs which are pretty much the same for a weekend as for a week. Three or four nights over a weekend is usually £900-950. However, if it is a weekend we would particularly like to sell then a lower price may be available. It's worth just sending me a message!


Gracious living in a lovely house

By Helen Balfour on 30-May-2019

We were staying for a family holiday at the end of half term. We loved the house, the sunsets in the kitchen and the sunloungers in the garden. We had space and views. I, Helen, loved the fabrics! Hugh loved that we were so near everything and on the right side for Studland. Great hosts that have thought of everything and great communication, we will be back!

5 of of 5

Lovely spacious and very comfortable house

By Neil Q on 14-Jan-2019

Six of us stayed for a 5 day cycling get-together. The house could easily accommodate more and with 2 sitting rooms there's plenty of space to chill out. The house was very clean, nicely decorated and furnished, warm, and despite it's size, cosy. We loved it and are already planning to return.

5 of of 5

Wonderful family holiday home away from home

By Caroline F on 07-Jan-2019

We absolutely loved our stay at the White House. It is the perfect location for a family holiday. Our stay felt as if very kind, generous friends had lent us their house for our holiday. So many lovely touches of things available for our use: for example an extremely well stocked kitchen, wonderful stores of toys and games, lots of beach toys, lovely furnishings and all wonderfully bright, clean, tidy and comfortable. We were 6 adults and 5 young children, and there was plenty of room for us all. For me, a good night's sleep is so important, and the beds are all very comfortable and even though the rooms have beautiful big windows, they are kept dark at night with blackout curtains. For those sleeping in the lighter room there are eye masks provided - such a lovely touch. The table in the kitchen is large enough for all the adults to sit around comfortably in the evening and the outdoors table is great for kids dinners or evening drinks, looking out to the views of the hills. The garden was bigger than we realised it would be, with lovely flower boarders. The beach is a very easy walk away and we loved the size of the entrance porch - perfect for dumping our sandy buggy and toys and towels and keeping the house (relatively!) sand free. We were two families, both with double buggies, and they both fitted in the porch out of the way. Swanage itself is a fantastic holiday location. Lots of beaches, both within walking distance and others a drive away. Great walks, fun attractions in the town and further afield. We will most definitely return.

5 of of 5

A very comfortable base, ideal to explore Purbeck

By Peter R on 26-Nov-2018

This beautiful house is ideally situated in the heart of Swanage and is the perfect base from which to explore the wonderful Isle of Purbeck. The immaculate grand reception rooms are complimented with sumptuous bedrooms and a very well equipped kitchen offering wonderful views of the Dorset countryside. We cant wait to go again!

5 of of 5

Magical break in wondrous location and surrounding

By Emma S on 16-Jun-2017

We are a family of three generations who stayed in the property for three nights over a long weekend. We were given the warmest welcome by both Vicki and the house - I truly cannot recommend both enough! The facilities and location were outstanding in every way. We loved the light, bright airy rooms and excellent facilities as well as the vast garden space and barbecue. The beach is a stones throw away allowing all to access it at day or night. We even managed an early morning swim! The Steam train to Corfe Castle is a must activity and loved by all. Our short break was old fashioned memory making. We cannot thank Vicki enough for our stay. We truly cannot wait to return again very soon!

5 of of 5

Outstanding property

By Russell G on 27-Apr-2017

Large party of adults (9) stayed at this Stunning house I can honestly say you will not regret staying here it marvellous. The owner Vicki was very helpful prior to our stay. We arrived at the house and from the moment you stepped inside you could not help but be impressed. Everyone was excited to explore. The house was gorgeous, spacious and we had the usual fight over the rooms, every room was such a good size. The main bedroom had a massive ensuite - this included a bath and separate shower enclosure with power shower, although there was another bath with a mixer tap and shower attachment in the main bathroom . The kitchen was a lovely gathering place for meal times whilst cooking/eating meals - was slightly nervous of cooking at first, but absolutely loved the aga! Also amazing for when you want to warm up after your days activities. The choice of two livings rooms meant we were spoilt for where to relax in the evenings some liked sport and others didn't. The house is a short walk from the beach, and about Ten minutes from the main town/high street. The main supermarket is a Co-op which was short drive away in the town centre, or there was a corner shop within walking distance. There are loads of activities to enjoy and the local area is beautiful, Some great walks, bike routes, fishing trips, pitch and put the list goes on. Our group absolutely loved our stay and would thoroughly recommend this property A holiday or even a long weekend, you won't be disappointed. Now it's just a matter of time before we will return to enjoy once again.

5 of of 5

Wonderful stay in a great location

By Jackie F on 22-Jun-2016

The house was very spacious, well equipped, spotlessly clean and in a super location with no parking restrictions. The garden was a bonus for our family reunion. Easy walk to the seafront and town. Vicki provided excellent comprehensive information about the property and Swanage area. Very efficient communication by email. I would highly recommend this property for a family holiday.

5 of of 5

Gorgeous house in a great location

By Sam D on 29-Apr-2016

We loved our stay, you won't regret staying in this house. The owner Vicki was very helpful prior to our stay and after too; we arrived at the house and had to explore as soon as we put our bags down. The house was gorgeous, spacious and we had to fight for our rooms, all were a very good size. The main bedroom surprised us with a massive ensuite - this was where the main shower was, although there was in in bath shower elsewhere. The kitchen was a lovely communal area for cooking and meals - loved the aga! Also amazing for when back after a swim or walk to warm up. The choice of two livings rooms meant we were spoilt for where to relax in the evenings. The house is a short walk from the beach, which was ideal for us. The main supermarket was a short drive away, or there was a corner shop within walking distance. There are loads of activities to enjoy and the local area is beautiful, great to explore. We absolutely loved our stay and would recommend for families or friends for a long weekend, I bet a whole week would be even better. We are now wondering when we can go back next!

5 of of 5

Fantastic holiday house & great location

By Meg W on 28-Apr-2016

We are a family with four kids aged 7 - 3 and spent a wonderful week in Swanage. The house is everything you could ask for and more - lots of space and light, great layout and exceptionally clean; comfortable beds, great kitchen with AGA and well stocked with beach spades, nets, etc and board games, kids toys & dvds for rainy days. Fantastic garden too for sitting out and eating as well as playing and mucking about in. A lot of thought and consideration has gone into the house and it shows. Superb and straight forward communication with owner made it very easy to make arrangements too. Location is unrivalled - perfect to walk to beach and everything you could need in Swanage. Hours spent digging in sand, jumping waves, crabbing. We had a great time getting the steam train from Swanage to Corfe and visiting the castle - a kids dream day out. A very short 5 minute drive to the stunning beaches of at Studland Bay too. And lots and lots to do - more than a weeks worth..... A truly restorative week enjoyed by all - we very much hope to return. Thank you

5 of of 5
Children Welcome
Refrigerator Hob Oven
Microwave Dishwasher Coffee maker
Toaster Dining room Internet
Heating Linens provided Washing machine
Tumble dryer Parking Living room
Hairdryer Ironing board Television
Dvds Video library Games
Books Garden Tennis
Golf Water sports
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