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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
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
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, fridge, freezer, washing machine, wine fridge, dishwasher, dryer
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Courtyard garden with BBQ and outdoor furniture
  • Roadside parking
  • 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

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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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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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.

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