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Edwardian House in Durlston with Swanage Bay sea Views , Dogs Welcome



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
House in Durlston, Swanage Bay, Dorset, England - Close to Country Park and Beach Period Features

This semi detached home "Kelston Villa" is located in Durlston, a quiet elevated area overlooking Swanage bay and adjacent to Durlston country park. The Jurassic coast cliff walks begin approx 300m south of the property. The town centre is approx 500m north down the hill, so you get the views of the bay and are away from the bustle of the town. Local attractions include Swanage beaches, Swanage steam railway, Swanage Victorian Pier, Corfe Castle, Studland Beach, Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum and Lulworth Castle.

  • Sleeps 11
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Local family with two children and a Labrador providing quality accommodation. I have tried to make our house comfortable and cosy with all you need for your stay.

We hope you enjoy Swanage as much as we do.

Happy Holidays!

Post code of property; Kelston Villa, 14 Newton Rd, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2DZ.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Denise, Just a quick message to thank you for providing such a lovely house.We all really enjoyed it. We are already considering whether to book for the same week next year. You seem to have catered for everything (a full length mirror would be a good addition). Finally we were all very pleasantly surprised to find out just how luxurious your house is and fell the photos on the website dont do the house or the views justice. But we did have the benefit of being there when the weather was fantastic. Many thanks Suzy and Andy Tookey (May 2010)
Jan 2010
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Fabulous home up a hill

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing week away in this fabulous house! The house was beaurifully presented, even biscuits and milk on arrival! Much needed! The rooms are all very tastefully decorated, the lounge well appointed and the kitchen brilliant! Everything you need and more! The owners really have thought of absolutely everything!

The location is fab for a big runner the hills were a challenge! Husband enjoyed bike rides out across to studland.

Highly recommend this property if you've a large family like mine!

La Trattoria in town fantastic Italian, the ship inn, the white horse, the east bar, the bull and boat, crazy golf, arcades, pitch & putt, steam train, putlake, dancing ledge gosh there really is so much to do! Sea breeze on seafront do fab meals, fish n chips in town is amazing! Always busy always fresh!

Would highly recommend, badgers, foxes at night simply beautiful!

If I haven't already mentioned full working fires! We didn't get a chance to use the BBQ sadly. Board games were a huge hit! And the dad collection was ideal for a rainy afternoon.

Can't thank you enough for our stay! Can't wait to come back!

We celebrated our daughters 1st birthday in style X X

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So Glad you had a lovely stay in this beautiful part of the country. Thank you for your review and feedback - it's really satisfying to know our house was welcoming and provided a great base for your holiday. See you again soon! Denise
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Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Wow! this house ticked all the right boxes with our party. Ages ranged from 3 and half to 65! The villa was immaculate and well laid out. The dolls house was a huge hit with my children who spent hours playing with it. The kitchen had everything we needed tea bags and coffee included. We had a Sunday lunch at the Black Swan and they have separate dinning area for family's with children. Huge portions! We loved our time in Swanage - beautiful part of the world! thanks Denise we will definitely be back.....

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house in convenient location

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here, there were 8 adults, 1 teen and 1 dog, lots of space for all us. We enjoyed breakfast & dinners together around the table and had a BBQ one evening, the garden was great to relax in and got plenty of sun. Kitchen was fully equipped and all the rooms were comfortable. A short walk to the lovely town centre and beach. A steep walk back but manageable, I was 8 months pregnant, but a taxi from town was only £3 :) .No wifi, but this was a good thing as the teenager in our group interacted with us and we enjoyed doing a puzzle together. we really enjoyed our stay, thank you

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

A group of 9 plus 2 dogs stayed in this property and we found it of a very high standard being spotlessly clean, well equipped, warm, nicely decorated and comfortable. The property provides everything that you would want for a break away with friends and family and we would plan to stay here again. Many thanks to Denise for her clear communications and instructions.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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bedworth, warwickshire

sunny swanage

  • 5 of 5

kelston villa has been our holiday home for the last 3 years, it is a wonderful house and is a credit to denise, the owner. it is excellently maintained and contains everything you would need for your stay. I don,t think you would find anywhere better where ever you went.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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NE England

super swanage & super villa with views

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of school friends, flying in from near and far, needing a suitable place as a get together with lots of bedrooms. The villa provided everything we needed except for a hair-dryer and WI-fi. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and the small garden was west facing and therefore very warm in the afternoon sun. We found the whole villa very comfortable and spacious and it was helpful to hear from the attentive owner that it is only a £3 taxi ride from the station. It is a big hill to walk up otherwise! We would certainly return again. The owner was really prompt in getting back to any on-line enquiries and the villa was clean and ready for us on time. The sea views were marvellous.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Period property in quiet prime location overlooking Swanage bay. Completely refurbished for 2010. Kelston Villa is conveniently located for the town and Durlston country park is just up the hill providing access to the Jurassic coast, fantastic walks and scenery.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bournemouth at 20 Miles Nearest Ferry : Sandbanks at 2.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Studland at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Wareham at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : Swanage at 0.5 Miles


Swanage sandy beaches are approx 10 min walk away, Punch and Judy shows in high season. Main beach stretches for approx 1 mile to cliffs and walks over the hill to Studland and Old Harry Rocks. Water sports and climbing available. Peveril coast and lifeboat station approx 10 min walk. Durlston coastline approx 1/4 mile walk. Studlands sandy beaches are approx 10 mins by car. Kimmeridge beach approx 20 min drive, shale cliffs famous for its fossils.


Nearest airport Bournemouth approx 20 miles.


Corfe Castle 5 miles by car or steam train.

Wareham 10 miles rail link to London approx 2 hours 20 mins.

Bournemouth 20 miles by car/sandbanks ferry. 1 hour via. Bournemouth belle boat, peak season.

Bovington tank museum 30 mins in car.

Monkey world, Wool 30 mins in car.

Further Details:

Swanage has 2 supermarkets Co-op and Budgens. Chococo chocolate factory and local fruit and veg in commercial lane, Moore's Local butcher. Local fresh fish in High Street. Local deli, health food shop, Sunshine ceramics pottery painting, Nixons ironmongers, local post office, Barclays, Nat west, Lloyds, local cinema, Martins paper shop, Jenkins corner store, Arkwrights corner store open late, Boots chemist, pubs, pizzerias, restaurants, fish chip shops, jewellers, art galleries, cafes, various gift shops, hairdressers and barbers.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Oct halfterm
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please telephone or e mail for booking.25% Deposit payable on booking with balance due 8 weeks prior to holiday date.I do book for short breaks out of peak season( which includes Jul/Aug and half terms,Easter and Christmas and New year) Please contact me if you have a query or wish to discuss specific requirements as I can be flexible if I have availability.

Changeover Day:
Friday. Arrival from 3pm depart by 10am.
I do consider short breaks out of season for 2+ nights please e mail to discuss requirements.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.please contact me if you require a 3 night stay out of season .

25% of price on booking then balance payable 8 weeks prior to holiday date.
Please contact me directly for payment by cheque,made payable to Denise Taylor. I also accept direct bank transfer ( please contact me directly for details) if cancellation of booking is before 8 weeks I will only refund monies if I can rebook dates. I reserve right to keep deposit if cancellation is within 8 weeks or less

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 16-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Close to Durlston country park, good location for walkers to Jurassic coast. Close to Swanage beach (10 min amble). Dogs welcome (max 2). I do rent for short breaks out of high season (jul and August, half termsEaster and Christmas)

Property Type

  • house


  • Family


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town


  • bay
  • cinemas
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bathroom first floor with towel rail.
  • Downstairs bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs shower room with enclosed quadrant shower, wc, basin and wall heater. First floor family bathroom bath with electric shower over, wc, basin and heated towel rail.


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Large 3 seater sofa bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Ground floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, On first floor next to bathroom
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, There is an additional travel cot and cotbed mattress
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed, On second floor
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed, On 2nd floor seaviews
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 ground floor sitting room with 3 seater sofa bed. Bedroom 2 ground floor with twin beds. Bedroom 3 1st floor with twin beds. Bedroom 4 1st floor with double bed. Bedroom 5 2nd floor with single bed. Bedroom 6 2nd floor with double bed.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Gas central heating via combi boiler. Some board games and books available in sitting room. Toy box in landing area with dolls house. Logs for open fire available on request. Outside: Enclosed outside garden, patio area with picnic table, washing line. Small lawned area and shrub garden, shed for storage. Outside tap. There is a parking space on the small driveway and on road parking(no permit needed) Please try to park outside the property away from other driveways/dropped kerbs as it is a residential area. Utility Room: Hall cupboard with hoover, ironing board, iron and coat hooks. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen provided, hand towels only in bathrooms. Property cleaned weekly on changeover.We have a travel cot with sheet, cot bed mattress with sheet and a wooden highchair with insert available. Other: Outside patio area with picnic bench. Lawned area and shrub borders. Garden shed for storage. Well behaved dogs max x 2 welcome.

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