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

People11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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.


Owner
Denise Taylor
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

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 Purbeck

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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Location

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

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

Nearest airport Bournemouth approx 20 miles.

Distances:

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • 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
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • 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:
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.

Reviews

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Edwardian House in Durlston with Swanage Bay sea Views , Dogs Welcome
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5

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: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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5

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: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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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5

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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5

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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4

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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5

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Swanage, Dorset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Sept/oct
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£900
 
 
Oct/nov
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£850
 
 
Dec
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
New year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£801
for 3 nights
From
£267
£1,450
 
 
Jan
5 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£900
 
 
Feb
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Feb/march
17 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£900
 
 
March/April
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
April/May
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£950
 
 
May/June
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£1,100
 
 
June/July
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
July/August
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Sept
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£1,300
 
 
Sept -
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£1,150
 
 
Sept/oct
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£900
 
 
Oct -
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Oct/Dec
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£900
 
 
Dec
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
New year 2019
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£840
for 3 nights
From
£280
£1,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
 

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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