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

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Edwardian house in Swanage, 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.

Denise Taylor
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Denise Taylor

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.

Denise Taylor purchased this house in 2009

Why Denise Taylor chose Swanage

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.

What makes this house unique

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)

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Swanage in Purbeck District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Can accept 1 baby in travel cot and 1 toddler on cot bed mattress in addition to 11 travellers
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • 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
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 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
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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Edwardian House in Durlston with Swanage Bay sea Views , Dogs Welcome
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews

Cosy & well appointed

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this lovely cottage. The house is well-appointed, there is everything you could expect and even more! The fireplace in the living room gives a warm and cosy athmosphere. Plus you can enjoy the sea view! We were 12 people including a little baby and we had everything required.

Thank you very much to Denise who was really nice and welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m really glad you all had a good stay and you could make use of the open fire. Thank you for leaving the house clean and tidy and you are welcome again. Thanks Denise
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Spacious character house in a very good location

  • 5 of 5

Very well suited for us, a group of walkers. Five bedrooms and two lounges, one with views over the bay. Just a couple of minutes walk to/from Swanage centre, and the coast path in easy reach. The house itself is spacious, has Victorian character and is comfortable, with all we needed for our short stay. The good weather enhanced the beauty of the area : wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all had a good stay. The house is in a great location to join the coastal path heading west towards Langton , Worth Matravers. Thank you for staying and you’re welcome again.
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A lovely, well-equipped house in a great seaside town. We all wished we could have stayed longer.

  • 5 of 5

A very good house for a large group, we were 2 families of 5 plus a dog. Beautiful views and well located. Denise was very easy to communicate with and met us on arrival. I would highly recommend the house and would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a great stay and found it spacious and enjoyed the views. Best wishes Denise
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Lovely, comfortable house in great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week, House was ready early for us and Denise was very welcoming and extremely helpful. Lovely views from living room and we loved the open fire too. A great house, well equipped and with easy access to lovely walks. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing in the New Year here. Thank you, Denise.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing House in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a fantastic house. Catered for all of our needs. Denise let us in early and was waiting at the house to give us a warm welcome. We had an amazing time, nothing negative to say. Thank you so much Denise, we will certainly be recommending your house to everyone we know. Hope to come back soon

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chrissie and gals , Thank you so much for your great review. I'm so glad you loved the house and Swanage. It is a fantastic place to visit (and live) Welcome and come again. Best wishes Denise
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Fantastic weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciated the efficient emails prior to arrival and amazing flexibility for our needs. The welcome was good with flowers, milk and biscuits and the house was very clean and well appointed. The views were stunning and we were able to enjoy the BBQ and also the log fires!

Wonderful house and great location.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting me know you had a great stay. I'm glad you had everything you needed at the house. It is a pleasure hosting and you are very welcome.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Prices & Availability

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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 .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.