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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.

  • 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
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 29th April 2022

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We found the house comfortable, well-equipped and spacious (though there were only 4 of us). The tea tray was a nice welcome, and the fresh roses. It's only a couple of minutes walk from the centre but nice and quiet. Would be happy to stay again.

Reviewed by Tim 30th December 2021

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A fantastic property just a short distance away from central Swanage and the beach.

Reviewed by Aisha Frances 23rd December 2021

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Yes. The pictures of the property do not do it justice in terms of size and how wonderfully it is laid out. We were blown away by it and it exceeded our expectations massively. Parking a little tricky but to be expected so close to the beach. Would absolutely stay again! Thank you for a marvellous Christmas.

Reviewed by Gareth 22nd October 2021

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Great stay, right in town. Property has loads of character. It is on a steep hill and parking is difficult, but you can pull up outside to unload/ load up and there is free parking further up the hill.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 1st October 2021

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The location of the house was perfect, so close to the town and the beach. Lounge was very comfy and all beds very comfy. Parking can be a bit tricky but once parked you dont really need the car if you are happy to walk into town and along seafront. Wonderful walk to Durlsdon Castle. Plenty of great places to eat.

Reviewed by Fiona 17th September 2021

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I very well equipped and spacious house a short walk from the centre of Swanage, the shops, restaurants and sea front

Reviewed by Christopher 10th September 2021

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Spacious, great location. Decent value for money. Main complaint would be the cleanliness of the oven.

Reviewed by Jennifer 27th August 2021

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Lovely spacious comfortable house for a family holiday. Great location, walking distance to shops, restaurants and local attractions.

Reviewed by Matthew 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Michael 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Patricia 27th June 2021

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Our family enjoyed a wonderful week at Grasmere. The accommodation was spacious and clean. The location was perfect for local facilities and we hope to return next year.

Reviewed by Nicola 11th June 2021

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Beautiful old property, ideally located for all amenities with a lovely view of the sea

Reviewed by Anne 4th June 2021

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Really lovely house with everything we needed. Very clean and loads of space. Super close to the town and the beach. Only warning would be that the hill from the town to the house is short but very steep. We managed it with 2 kids in push chairs without too much trouble, but elderly and/or less mobile people might struggle a bit.

Reviewed by Victoria 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by Suzanne 12th April 2021

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We had a great week, the house was clean, well equipped and a great location.

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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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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