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Detached Bungalow 500 Yards From Beach



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
Large Detached Bungalow in Swanage, Dorset, England - Peaceful Location, Under 10mins Walk To Beach

D'Urberville Drive is a very peaceful location which allows easy access to the beach and town centre. Our home has a newly fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and furnished throughout to a high standard. The garage can be used for storage of bikes. Off road parking for 3 cars. A short walk takes you down to the sandy beach, tennis courts, town centre with the Victorian pier, boat trips, restaurants, supermarkets and pubs. Swanage has over a mile of sandy beach with the lovely National Trust beach of Studland Bay only a few miles away by bus or car. Attractions include the Steam train rides to historic Corfe Castle, childrens adventure farm. Our home is a perfect place to unwind after a day exploring Dorset's many attractions or from your lazy days on the sandy beaches. Garden and beach toys, adult and child board games and books for rainy days are all supplied.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I grew up in Swanage and spent many happy times at this house with my family. Now we as a family have many enjoyable times with my young son who is nearly 6. The garden is enclosed and safe for children to crawl, walk and play. We live in Poole and we really do love the Dorset area. We enjoy our time in Swanage, we take lots of walks and enjoy the beach, we feel very much at home here, we do hope our visitors will feel the same. Located in a peaceful residential area, only a short stroll to the local sandy beach, play areas, tennis courts, town centre or local pub. We have been very fortunate that our previous visitors have re-booked for 2016/2017 to stay in our lovely home.

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2 holidaymaker reviews

Tetbury, Glos

Great bungalow

  • 4 of 5

Great bungalow, ideal for a family holiday. It is situated in a very quiet and peaceful part of Swanage only a short stroll away from the lovely beach. Three generations of our family were well catered for, comfortable beds, plenty of fluffy towels and a well equipped kitchen, also plenty of toys, games and puzzles for the little ones. Lots of communication with the owner who was more than helpful at all times. We had a great holiday, as Sonia said the sun always shines in Swanage! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Bungalow

  • 4 of 5

Our holiday at the Bungalow has been extremely comfortable. A good nights sleep in nice crisp linen. Beautiful white towels and tea towels. Lovely and clean a feeling of home from home. The kitchen is very well equipped. The owners are friendly and accommodating and have made our stay pleasureable. We will certainly recommend your Bungalow to our friends and family. Hope to return here again one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Location. Great for the whole family living on one floor, enclosed garden, very quiet area. Close to all your needs, beaches, shopping, eating, bus stops. Off road parking. Order your food, we will put this away ready for your arrival, you can drop your bags and head out and about and with the arrival time of 2pm you do not lose the whole day. £100 deposit will secure your holiday, balance 8 weeks prior to arrival with a £100 security deposit. Payment via cheque, bank transfer or paypal. Weekend breaks out of season from £385, please do call or mail us. 07837 093556 sonia.wayne@mac.com

Activity and Interests


Swanage beach less than a 10 minute walk away. Studland Bay 3.5 miles, bus stop under 10min walk. Lulworth Cove 19 miles.


Airport: London Heathrow at 112 miles away.

Via Ferry: Poole 12 miles.

Train: Wareham 10 miles.

Bus service to Poole, Bournemouth, Wareham, train service from Wareham to Dorchester, Weymouth, Poole, Bournmouth, Southampton.


Corfe Castle 5.5 miles.

Lulworth Castle 17 miles.

Bournemouth 13 miles. (Via Toll Ferry). Dorchester 27 miles.

Steam engine ride from Swanage town 0.5 miles.

Putlake Adventure Farm 4 miles.

Falmer Palmers Adventure Farm. 16miles.

Both the adventure farms have indoor play areas for rainy days and I can personally recommend both.

Further Details:

Shops, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, galleries, chocolate shop, small cinema and theatre, are all available in Swanage town centre, a 10 minute walk away.

Swanage has a Co-Op and Budgens, Butchers, Bakery however does not have a superstore.

Should you wish to order your shopping on-line from your favourite supermarket, arrange for a drop between 10am-2pm and we will pack this away for you, just let us know.

Welcome basket supplied.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable £100 deposit is required to secure your booking, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to your stay. An additional £100 damages deposit is also requested with your balance which is fully refundable as long as no damage is incurred during your stay.

As we are local, should the kettle/toaster breakdown, inform us and this will be replaced same day. Any issues with the property if brought to our attention will be dealt with within 24hrs and are subject to availability of any trades required but we aim to resolve anything same day or within 24hrs.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Entry from 2.30pm. Departure by 11am.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Long weekend breaks available during low season (Jan/Feb/Mar/Oct/Nov/Dec (except Xmas and New Year weeks) from £385 for a min of 3 night stays. Please contact us.

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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

This is our home and we hope our guests feel very much at home although on holiday in this very quiet area with the choice of many activities all within easy walking distance. Tennis courts, bowling green, putting green, play parks and of course the beautiful beach. Also located to easy bus routes for the beautiful Jurassic Coast. This is a lovely spacious bungalow and is great for children and grandparents alike as no stairs and easy access to all the rooms and garden, bbq for those quiet evenings relaxing in the garden. Hi speed broadband Wi fi for those that need to keep in touch at work also provided.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • children welcome ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 1. Family bathroom with bath, basin, W.C. and storage. 2. Shower room with walk in shower, basin and W.C.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 + Baby (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms have hairdryers, bedside tables, double built in wardrobes, chest of drawers and full length mirror. Bedroom 1. Twin beds, Bedroom 2. King size bed and a single bed (shown as daybed) Bedroom 3. Double bed and and a cot if required


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: All appliances can run whilst shower and bath also run without any loss of pressure. Central heating when required. Internet access also included. Garage can be used for bike or pram storage. (please advise when contacting the owners). Outside: Front garden with mature plants. Driveway with parking space for up to 3 cars. Patio area in the rear garden with grassed area suitable for children to play, table, parasol, chairs and barbecue. Shady area under the pear tree for those hot days lounging. Rotary washing line. Utility Room: Rotary line in garden, airer for indoor use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided. Weekly cleaning service and change of linen and towels. Beach towels are not provided. Protector and fitted sheet only supplied with cot. (my son sleeps in gro bags). Other: Entrance hall from both the front & back door, separate desk area. Relax in the large chair and read the paper or one of the many books/magazines provided. Off the hall is a storage cupboard with board games, toys, puzzles, iron and ironing board.

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