#{ServerName}
1 / 22  
2 / 22  
3 / 22  
4 / 22  
5 / 22  
6 / 22  
7 / 22  
8 / 22  
9 / 22  
10 / 22  
11 / 22  
12 / 22  
13 / 22  
14 / 22  
15 / 22  
16 / 22  
17 / 22  
18 / 22  
19 / 22  
20 / 22  
21 / 22  
22 / 22  

Stafford House - Swanage

Swanage, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme

Check availability & Book

Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
12 more

At a glance

  • Stylish decor blended with striking original features
  • Fabulous open-plan kitchen/diner perfect for leisurely family meals
  • Walking distance to the beach and town centre amenities
Property code: 79318

This Victorian property seamlessly combines original features with contemporary style. Set in an elevated position above the vibrant seaside town of Swanage this is the ideal base for families.

Sleeping eight guests across five bedrooms, this super-stylish terrace home is perfectly placed for guests who want to enjoy a coastal escape in the popular town of Swanage in Dorset. There’s ample space here for everyone to relax in sumptuous surroundings with elegant period-style features. It’s a magnificent home from home and the ideal spot for extended families. Pack a picnic and venture down to the seafront where you can walk along the beautiful promenade and enjoy the sandy shore. Enid Blyton fans may recognise some of the landmarks here, as the author was inspired by Dorset’s charms from Swanage to the Isle of Purbeck (4.5 miles) and Brownsea Island (22 miles). And you’ll find the delights of the Durlston Country Park and Nature Reserve close by (1.5 miles).

Step up to the front door of this period house with contemporary country-style interiors in coastal hues. Admire the feature flooring in the hall and the beautifully furnished living room where there’s a bay window and a Smart TV by an open fireplace - the perfect place to snuggle up with your gang. Step down from the hallway into the kitchen, utility, and dining room which boasts a gas range-style oven with an electric oven and all essential gadgets to make family mealtimes a breeze - you’ll also find a convenient WC off the dining area. Sink into the cosiest of bedrooms across two upper floors which enjoy Victorian feature fireplaces and there are stylish family bathrooms on both floors (note the lower ceilings on the second floor). Outside, there’s an enclosed courtyard garden with a raised deck where you can gaze across the rooftops at sea views - a great place to gather together for evening drinks under the stars. You’ll find roadside parking opposite the property, subject to availability, and there’s shops, pubs, and beach within walking distance.

Read more Code: 79318

  • 5 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin and 2 singles
  • 1 bathroom with freestanding bath, shower cubical and WC, 1 shower room with WC and 1 separate WC
  • Gas range style oven with electric oven, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Utility area with fridge/freezer
  • Open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV available in the lounge
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with deck, furniture and charcoal barbecue
  • Roadside parking opposite the property and in the surrounding streets (subject to availability)
  • Beach, shops and pubs within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Swanage is the most easterly town on the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site where budding fossil hunters can find myriad treasures. The town centre boasts an array of independent shops and eateries, along with traditional seaside fun from crazy golf to amusements, and a beautiful Victorian pier where you can go crabbing. Take a hike in the Purbeck Hills (9 miles), or explore the Winspit quarry (5 miles). Hop on the ferry from Studland (3.5 miles) to Bournemouth and Poole where you’ll see marine wildlife, seabirds, and pristine beaches. Discover surf-loving Kimmeridge Bay (10 miles), sparkling Lulworth Cove (18.5 miles), and the iconic rock arch of Durdle Door (19 miles). Don’t miss the picture-postcard village of Corfe and the romantic ruins of Corfe Castle - the best views are from the National Trust tearoom terrace (5.5 miles).

Photos

Show 10 more

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall cleanliness 4.3 starsOverall cleanliness 4.3 starsOverall cleanliness 4.3 starsOverall cleanliness 4.3 starsOverall cleanliness 4.3 stars4.3
Overall equipment
Overall equipment 4.4 starsOverall equipment 4.4 starsOverall equipment 4.4 starsOverall equipment 4.4 starsOverall equipment 4.4 stars4.4
Overall comfort
Overall comfort 4.5 starsOverall comfort 4.5 starsOverall comfort 4.5 starsOverall comfort 4.5 starsOverall comfort 4.5 stars4.5
Overall location
Overall location 4.8 starsOverall location 4.8 starsOverall location 4.8 starsOverall location 4.8 starsOverall location 4.8 stars4.8

Reviewed by Denise 18th June 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Best guest house I've stayed in, very comfortable, clean, well equipped and spacious. Fantastic showers, better than what we have at home.

Reviewed by Anthony 20th May 2022

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

Fantastic location for beach and all amenities, although up a very steep hill. Parking difficult. Its a lovely family house but needs a little attention. For example, curtains in main bedroom were hanging loose and do not exclude much light. We also struggled to shut or lock the shower room door. Powerful showers but bath takes an age to fill; frusRead moretrating when you have baby The small outside patio area catches sun almost all day. It seats 4 or 6 at a squeeze. Hide

Reviewed by Brian 15th April 2022

Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

Reviewed by Beverley 19th February 2022

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Reviewed by Gail 4th February 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Lovely house for a group of friends weekend away, house is beautiful and everything there you need. Close to bars, restaurants and the beach, perfect

Reviewed by ELEANOR 20th January 2022

Guest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 stars

Reviewed by Lorna 4th December 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

A lovely, spacious,comfortable house full of lovely touches and well equipped .The house is near to shops and the beach. Great place for families or a friends meet up.

Reviewed by Sarah 25th November 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Mark Thomas 15th October 2021

Guest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 stars

Well equipped, very well in the detail designed house. Thank you for this experience. The House Is conveniently situated a stones throw away from the town shopping area and the Beach. Parking needs can often mean walking very small distances.

Reviewed by Claire 19th September 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Fantastic few days away! 5 adults and 1 dog - plenty of room, comfy beds and well equipped home. Literally 2 minutes walk into town and even a pub at the bottom of the road.

Reviewed by Claire 3rd September 2021

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

House is very convenient for town, beach and exploring the area. Parking can be a challenge at times. Very good size for our party of 5 adults and 1 baby. Lovely and clean and helpful when we couldnt find the high chair! Outdoor space is not huge but works for somewhere to sit and eat.

Reviewed by Mark 27th August 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Lovely cottage and great location, great internal space.

Reviewed by Katharine 20th August 2021

Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

Beautiful house with lots of space and lovely views. Comfortable beds and huge showers. Beware that it is up a VERY steep hill!

Reviewed by Rebecca 6th August 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by Rosalie 23rd July 2021

Guest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 stars

Excellent location for access to beach, shops and Durlston Head. Not far to Broad Road car park for 33 per week parking. Hard to park on Stafford Road. Lovely spacious lounge. Good sized bedrooms. A very busy week enjoying Studland beach, walks on Durlston Head & to Old Harry Rocks, rock pooling at Kimmeridge Bay plus visits to Monkey World & BrownRead moresea Island. We want to return! Hide

Reviewed by Jodie 16th July 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

We have had a wonderful holiday at Stafford House. The house is beautiful, its spacious with high quality furniture and decor. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need. It is on a steep hill but there is a key to the back gate that has a slightly less steep path down into the town that was managed by my parents in their seventies. At the Read morebottom of the road you are already in the town and its only a 5 minute walk to the beach. We would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 9th July 2021

Guest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 stars

Lovely family holiday in the house. Plenty of communal room - especially in the large sitting room. Beautifully presented and decorated with thoughtful homely touches provided: games, books, magazines and beach equipment. Large kitchen table great for family breakfasts and dinner. Kitchen is generally well equipped but would have expected a coffee Read moremaker available - bring your own cafetire! Bring a sleep mask (light blinds) Book ahead if eating out. Bliss or Old Stables very good. Hide

Reviewed by Sam 2nd July 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Kitchen was very well stocked we could whip up some lovely meals during our stay. The house was beautifully decorated and just a few minutes walk to the beach.

Reviewed by Anthony 25th June 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Absolutely beautiful house all rooms kept to a high standard and beds where very clean location to all facilities and beach are all within 5 minutes walk

Reviewed by Angela 18th June 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The house is as described, large, and comfortable and extrememly clean. Everything provided re kitchenware. Double oven a luxury when cooking for several adults. Two fridges plus beer fridge provided plenty of space for food storage. Beds were comfortable. The very large front rooms made a comfortable space to relax in.. Plenty of hot water for theRead more two bathrooms. Extra toilet downstairs. Books and games provided. Everything to guarantee a good holiday. Hide

Reviewed by David 4th June 2021

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

The house was perfect for exploring Swanage and the wider Jurassic Coast. The centre of Swanage and waterfront are a minute walk. All the bedrooms were a great size, light and comfortable. We found parking easy however note it could be difficult in peak season. We will definitely return on our next trip to Swanage.

Reviewed by Simon 28th May 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by Colin 7th May 2021

Guest rating 3.2 starsGuest rating 3.2 starsGuest rating 3.2 starsGuest rating 3.2 starsGuest rating 3.2 stars

Reviewed by Liz 16th April 2021

Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

Beautifully presented property well located to access Swanage.

Reviewed by Elyse 12th April 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The home was lovely and you could not find a better location. This was a great trip!

23 more

LOCATION

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.
The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210