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View towards three storey terrace house
Open plan lounge/diner
Spacious lounge to unwind after a day exploring
Sit up for a family feast around the dining table
Dining area with patio door to rear courtyard
Spacious living area
Well equipped kitchen for the budding chef
Watch the chef at work from the breakfast bar
Large kitchen for cooking up a feast
Kitchen overlooking courtyard
Large bedroom with feature fire place
Relax after a day on the beach
Double room with feature fire place
Bunk Room
Shower room
Spacious single room
Have a hot bath or take a refreshing shower in the family bathroom
Views across Swanage and the bay
Rear courtyard
Take a stroll down the road into town
Views across the rooftops from the courtyard
1 / 21  View towards three storey terrace house
2 / 21  Open plan lounge/diner
3 / 21  Spacious lounge to unwind after a day exploring
4 / 21  Sit up for a family feast around the dining table
5 / 21  Dining area with patio door to rear courtyard
6 / 21  Spacious living area
7 / 21  Well equipped kitchen for the budding chef
8 / 21  Watch the chef at work from the breakfast bar
9 / 21  Large kitchen for cooking up a feast
10 / 21  Kitchen overlooking courtyard
11 / 21  Large bedroom with feature fire place
12 / 21  Relax after a day on the beach
13 / 21  Double room with feature fire place
14 / 21  Bunk Room
15 / 21  Shower room
16 / 21  Spacious single room
17 / 21  Have a hot bath or take a refreshing shower in the family bathroom
18 / 21  Views across Swanage and the bay
19 / 21  Rear courtyard
20 / 21  Take a stroll down the road into town
21 / 21  Views across the rooftops from the courtyard

Grasmere

Swanage, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
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
  • Ideal for discovering the Jurassic Coast
  • Visit Corfe Castle and Old Harry Rocks
  • Take a ferry trip to Brownsea Island or Poole
  • This is a lovely location for families, nature-lovers and keen walkers
Property code: DC060

This light and welcoming Victorian terrace house enjoys an elevated position above the bustling centre of the charming seaside town of Swanage, with the beautiful beach just 300 metres away.

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, an open fire set in a Victorian fireplace, 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.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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, fridge, freezer, washing machine, wine fridge, dishwasher, dryer
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Open fire - logs included October - end of April
  • Courtyard garden with BBQ and outdoor furniture
  • Roadside parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Regret no dogs
  • Beach 300 metres, shops and pubs 200 metres

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sue 31st October 2020

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The house was ideal for our group and was very convenient for the town, it was warm, clean and well-equipped although we struggled to work the dishwasher because the labels on the selection buttons on the front were worn away. It was a disappointment that the open fire was not available to us, this was one of our search criteria and the house detaiRead morels included a fire and logs. Although the house was nice, we would not stay there again and I'm afraid our friends would find the parking difficult. Hide

Reviewed by Norma 23rd October 2020

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Grasmere was a lovely comfortable and spacious house with easy access to the town. Had some trouble parking close to the property at times, but we managed.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 9th October 2020

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Lovely spacious property, the bathroom with a fireplace was a firdt!

Reviewed by Fiona 18th September 2020

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I spent a lovely long weekend at Grassmere with my sisters and Mum. Its a great location with lots of restaurants and the seafront only a 5 minute walk away.The kitchen is well equipped, the lounge a comfortable place to sit after a day out and about and we loved sitting in the garden with a cup of tea.

Reviewed by Andrew 11th September 2020

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Excellent property well situated within 300 meters from swanage centre and beach on slight hill but I managed even with dodgy hip we all loved the convenience of being able to walk into town to eat and drink without getting in to the car Credit to the lady who owns the property clean very spacious even with 8 people well laid out kitchen well equipRead moreped plenty of crockery glassware All thats required and more Welcome tray tea and milk soap in bath rooms and toilet rolls A great stay Hide

Reviewed by liane 28th August 2020

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Great location and views of the sea in the distance from kitchen, bedroom and terrace, it is at the top of the road which is quite steep, the house had all you could want for a holiday home, 5 Adults and 2 young children accommodated, parking was available outside of the property if you were lucky to find a space although you could park in other roRead moreads nearby, thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Heidi 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Nicola 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Peter 14th February 2020

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This is a smashing property close to town yet on a quiet street. Lots of communal space as well as very comfortable bedrooms for privacy if needed. The equipment is very good and, in February when we stayed, the house was very cosy. We had a great big family stay here, and all who came (13 to 72 years old) loved the place. Wed expected parking to bRead moree a bit iffy, but it wasnt. If you want a really comfortable all purpose holiday home in Swanage, this is it. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 30th December 2019

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Reviewed by Karen 19th July 2019

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Ideally located for Swanage town centre. Very well equipped for adult and child/baby needs. Additional to equipment listed there was also a stairgate, high chair, travel cot & cot. Brilliant. Plenty of room throughout the property both in living and sleeping spaces. A very good light , well modernised and well equipped holiday property. We have beeRead moren holidaying in Swanage since 1983 in many properties so we know a good one when we see it. Hide

Reviewed by L 5th July 2019

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Reviewed by M L 31st May 2019

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View towards three storey terrace house
Open plan lounge/diner
Spacious lounge to unwind after a day exploring
Sit up for a family feast around the dining table
Dining area with patio door to rear courtyard
Spacious living area
Well equipped kitchen for the budding chef
Watch the chef at work from the breakfast bar
Large kitchen for cooking up a feast
Kitchen overlooking courtyard
Large bedroom with feature fire place
Show 9 moreRelax after a day on the beach

Location

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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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