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Stafford House - Swanage

Swanage, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish decor blended with striking original features
  • Fabulous open-plan kitchen/diner perfect for leisurely family meals
  • Walking distance to the beach and town centre amenities
Property code: 79318

This Victorian property seamlessly combines original features with contemporary style. Set in an elevated position above the vibrant seaside town of Swanage this is the ideal base for families.

Enjoying an elevated position with far-reaching views across Swanage and towards the sea, this charming Victorian home provides spacious and friendly holiday accommodation for up to eight guests. Ideal for a larger family or group of friends, this tastefully furnished property has been attractively decorated in light, delicate and relaxing shades. A great base for anyone exploring the Isle of Purbeck, the house is within easy reach of many wonderful Dorset beaches.

A step leads up to the front door and into the hallway, then into the elegant lounge. Featuring comfortable seating, a Smart TV, bay window and an open fire, this spacious room is perfect for unwinding in at the end of a great day. A couple of steps lead from the hall into the fully equipped kitchen/diner, a sociable space for everyone to gather, plan the day’s events and share a fantastic meal. A charming sunroom leads from the kitchen. The first floor has a twin bedroom, a double room with a bay window boasting far-reaching views, and a shower room. The second floor is set in the eaves of the house and offers two charming single bedrooms and a stylish bathroom – these rooms have some restricted head height. The courtyard features a raised deck with outdoor furniture and makes a lovely spot for al fresco dining as you admire the distant sea views.

Perfect for discovering the magnificent Jurassic Coast, the traditional Victorian seaside town of Swanage is known for its gorgeous sandy beach, bustling promenade and historic pier. Ideal for exploring the Purbeck Hills, the area is known for sites including Old Harry Rocks and Dancing Ledge. Also within easy reach are The Blue Pool (8.5 miles), Kimmeridge (10 miles), Corfe Castle (5.5 miles), Wareham (10 miles), Bournemouth and Poole (both 12.5 miles via ferry).

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

  • 5 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin and 2 singles
  • 1 bathroom with freestanding bath, shower cubical and WC, 1 shower room with WC and 1 separate WC
  • Gas range style oven with electric oven, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Utility area with fridge/freezer
  • Open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV available in the lounge
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with deck, furniture and charcoal barbecue
  • Roadside parking opposite the property and in the surrounding streets (subject to availability)
  • Beach, shops and pubs within walking distance

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jodie 16th July 2021

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We have had a wonderful holiday at Stafford House. The house is beautiful, its spacious with high quality furniture and decor. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need. It is on a steep hill but there is a key to the back gate that has a slightly less steep path down into the town that was managed by my parents in their seventies. At the Read morebottom of the road you are already in the town and its only a 5 minute walk to the beach. We would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 9th July 2021

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Lovely family holiday in the house. Plenty of communal room - especially in the large sitting room. Beautifully presented and decorated with thoughtful homely touches provided: games, books, magazines and beach equipment. Large kitchen table great for family breakfasts and dinner. Kitchen is generally well equipped but would have expected a coffee Read moremaker available - bring your own cafetire! Bring a sleep mask (light blinds) Book ahead if eating out. Bliss or Old Stables very good. Hide

Reviewed by Sam 2nd July 2021

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Kitchen was very well stocked we could whip up some lovely meals during our stay. The house was beautifully decorated and just a few minutes walk to the beach.

Reviewed by Anthony 25th June 2021

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Absolutely beautiful house all rooms kept to a high standard and beds where very clean location to all facilities and beach are all within 5 minutes walk

Reviewed by Angela 18th June 2021

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The house is as described, large, and comfortable and extrememly clean. Everything provided re kitchenware. Double oven a luxury when cooking for several adults. Two fridges plus beer fridge provided plenty of space for food storage. Beds were comfortable. The very large front rooms made a comfortable space to relax in.. Plenty of hot water for theRead more two bathrooms. Extra toilet downstairs. Books and games provided. Everything to guarantee a good holiday. Hide

Reviewed by David 4th June 2021

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The house was perfect for exploring Swanage and the wider Jurassic Coast. The centre of Swanage and waterfront are a minute walk. All the bedrooms were a great size, light and comfortable. We found parking easy however note it could be difficult in peak season. We will definitely return on our next trip to Swanage.

Reviewed by Simon 28th May 2021

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Reviewed by Colin 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by Liz 16th April 2021

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Beautifully presented property well located to access Swanage.

Reviewed by Elyse 12th April 2021

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The home was lovely and you could not find a better location. This was a great trip!

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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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