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Hartland House - Swanage

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
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

  • Beautiful four-bedroom Edwardian house in central location
  • Boasts far reaching views of Swanage Bay and the Purbeck Hills
  • Lots of special features including stained glass window and Juliet balcony
  • Sandy beach only a half mile wander away
  • Outdoor dining area with BBQ
  • Property is dog friendly - ideal for long runs on the beach
Property code: DC066

This gorgeous three-storey Edwardian home is located on the road to Durlston Country Park and has spectacular views of local Swanage Bay and the Purbeck Hills.

A fantastic Edwardian townhouse in Swanage, this property offers an attractive mixture of classic charm and contemporary nuances. Adopting neutral decor and tasteful furnishings, it is a comfortable escape for eight people and one canine chum too. Only 700 yards from the town and 0.5 mile from the beach, enjoy leisurely strolls down the hill to shops, eateries and attractions and dip your toes in the sea.

Come into the porch with its stained-glass window and leave your coats and shoes in the hall. A great place to relax, the lounge has a beautiful bay window with sea view. Turn your attention outside and watch the world go by. When you can manage to turn your gaze away, the colourful, spacious lounge is home to a wood burner, sound system, TV and games console so there is plenty for all generations to appreciate. For gastronomical endeavours, the light and bright kitchen is well-equipped with utensils and mod cons, and there is also a dining room for meals together. Heading upstairs to the first floor, there are three bedrooms: two doubles (one with en-suite with shower and WC) and a twin. There is also a bathroom with shower over the bath and WC. Taking the stairs to the second floor, there is the property’s fourth bedroom. This bedroom has reduced head height in the eaves and contains twin beds and country views; this is a great for children to enjoy a space of their own. Outside, an unenclosed front garden with sea views and plenty of space to play or sit back awaits. The private rear garden is accessible via four steps and has an outdoor seating area with BBQ.

Nature-lovers will love exploring Studland Nature Reserves and long walks on the beach 4 miles away.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles and 2 twins
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath with shower over, WC; 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Butler sink, 5-ring hob, cooker, fridge, washing machine, microwave, freezer, drier and dishwasher.
  • Wood burner (logs/coal included Oct-Apr; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • Smart TV, Wii, Bluetooth sound system
  • Wi-fi included
  • Central heating included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • On-street parking available
  • Pub and shop both under a mile

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by A 31st August 2019

Hartland House is a wonderful, well equipped, comfortable house to stay in. We loved all the games and books provided. The house was very quiet and all of us had fantastic nights sleep as the beds are very comfy indeed. Lovely view down to the beach, and easy to walk down and take advantage of all that Swanage offers. A great place to stay.

Reviewed by Sarah 23rd August 2019

This was a fabulous house. There were 2 families staying and we all had plenty of room. It was spotless when we arrived and the milk, biscuits and wine which were left for us were a nice added bonus. Would definitely stay here again if I visited Swanage.

Reviewed by L 7th June 2019

Hartland House was very well equipped both with household items and with children's books, games and some toys. With two double and two twin bedrooms it would be good value for two families. Quiet area and short (but steep) walk to the town and beach. A great roomy holiday house.

Reviewed by Mrs D Hayes 31st October 2018

Very well equipped, good quality, comfortable, an excellent rental, ideal for a family holiday

Reviewed by Mrs G Taylor 12th September 2018

Great property that couldn't be faulted. Particularly appreciated the water bowl left ready filled for the dog.

Reviewed by Dr N Llanwarne 31st August 2018

thank you, we were all delighted with the cottage. We have no complaints whatsoever. The cottage was clean, comfortable, cosy. We enjoyed the log burner for this winter retreat. The kitchen was very well equipped, and the toys were very much enjoyed by the younger members of the group. We would gladly return.

Reviewed by Mrs J Bailey 29th August 2018

Wonderful house, extremely well furnished and equiped. Lovely homely feel and tastefully decorated, we really loved it. ideal for families as loads of toys and space to play or friends sharing. The view over swanage is fab, and being up the hill it is nice and quiet but only takes 5 mins to get into swanage, ideal!

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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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