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Grasmere

Swanage, Dorset
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful holiday home set in the heart of Swanage
  • Perfect for exploring the Purbeck Hills, Jurassic Coast, Old Harry Rocks and Corfe Castle or take a ferry trip to Brownsea Island or Poole
  • This is a lovely location for families, nature-lovers and keen walkers
  • 1 dog welcome from 30th August 2024
Property code: DC060

Enjoying an elevated position above the centre of the thriving seaside town of Swanage, this bright and cosy Victorian terrace house is perfect for a large family looking for a delightful holiday home just a few hundred metres from the sea. This is a perfect base for exploring the Purbeck region of Dorset, with the Jurassic Coast within easy reach. There’s plenty for nature-lovers and walkers to explore, or you could visit ancient castles, beautiful islands, glorious beaches and quaint villages.

Accessed via five steps, this charming property laid over three floors, features a mosaic-tiled hall leading into a bright and welcoming open-plan lounge/diner. This is an ideal space to relax in, with plenty of seating, a Smart TV/DVD and bay window. The dining area is ideal for enjoying a family meal and there’s also a stylish and equipped kitchen. There are also five comfortable bedrooms. A couple of steps lead out into the courtyard-style back garden which has raised beds, a BBQ and a slightly raised seating area offering stunning views over the rooftops and across to Swanage Bay.

Famed for its long sandy beach, traditional promenade and 19th-century pier, Swanage is home to a range of independent shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. The town lies toward the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast, with nearby landmarks including Dancing Ledge (4 miles), Winspit Quarry (5.5 miles) and Old Harry Rocks (4 miles). Further along the coast, you can explore Kimmeridge Bay (11.5 miles), Lulworth Cove (18 miles) and the natural arch of Durdle Door (18.5 miles). Nature-lovers can explore the nature reserves of Hartland Moor (8 miles) and Studland and Godlingston Heath (5 miles). You can also visit Durslton Country Park (1.5 miles), Corfe Castle (6 miles) or catch a ferry from Studland (3.5 miles) to explore Brownsea Island.

  • 5 bedrooms – 2 single rooms, 2 doubles (1 with 5’ bed), 1 bunk bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Range oven, microwave, American fridge/freezer, washing machine, wine fridge, dishwasher, dryer, coffee machine (Nespresso compatible)
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Courtyard garden with BBQ and outdoor furniture
  • Roadside parking
  • Beach 300 metres, shops and pubs 200 metres
  • PLEASE NOTE 1 DOG ACCEPTED FROM 30TH AUGUST 2024
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Elaine 21st June 2024

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Reviewed by Melanie 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by David 21st July 2023

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Reviewed by Denise 16th June 2023

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Be aware that this house is on a very steep hill with a lot of traffic during the day and parking is a nightmare. Beds comfortable.

Reviewed by Kathryn 5th May 2023

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A perfect property for two families, plenty of room and good facilities. Well positioned for access to the town and beach as well as a short walk to the country park. The house is located on a reasonably steep hill. Lots of eateries nearby and a good sized Budgens. Property had good heating controls and good showers. Small outdoor space but really Read morecute. Hide

Reviewed by Ann 9th September 2022

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Had a lovely week at Grasmere. The property was very clean & comfortable. Close to the beach & shops.

Reviewed by Keith 2nd September 2022

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