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4 Double Bedroom House With Parking For 2 Cars

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Comfortable large house in Swanage, Dorset, England - Walk To Beach And Town Centre In 5 Minutes

Large family home with ample room for 8/9 people. Renovated for holiday letting with all amenities needed for a wonderful seaside holiday - close to the town and beach and Swanage Steam Railway. 4 large double bedrooms and large reception area with dining seating for up to 10 and comfy TV leisure area. Conservatory for casual relaxation. Small outdoor area, at the front with picnic table and parking for 2 cars at the rear. PLEASE NOTE: We operate on a Friday to Friday basis especially in the peak season

More Details

Kathy Farrell
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Kathy Farrell


As sisters, both of us live elsewhere in England with our respective families but love to have a bolt hole in the place where we grew up.

We hope you like our property!

Kathy & Helen

Kathy Farrell purchased this house in 1970

Why Kathy Farrell chose Swanage

The house, Capstone, was first purchased by our mum in 1971 and at first we lived there while at school and returned regularly once we left the area. Now that ownership of the house has passed to ourselves we have made significant alterations to bring Capstone up to a standard for luxury holiday let. However we still love to visit Swanage and enjoy the comfort of Capstone.

What makes this house unique

Capstone is so convenient for the proximity to the town centre and beach, and not only that, for its 2 parking spaces that mean 2 families can enjoy using the house without worrying about parking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

An enjoyable return visit to Capstone - June 2016!

We thoroughly enjoyed our return visit to Capstone. The location must be one of the very best in Swanage, being near to the beach, shops, the wonderful steam railway and with parking for 2 x large vehicles. Capstone is an extremely well equipped, comfortably furnished spacious house, which is ideal for larger families or friends. Our family (age range from 67 years to 18 months) are very likely to return in 2017!

We would have no hesitation in giving Capstone the highest possible reference,

Thank you Kathy and Helen.
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Swanage in Purbeck District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , Ground floor
    Toilet 2 - Toilet , First floor
  • Bedrooms 1, 2 & 3 have sink units Bathroom with bath and shower over, no toilet Separate shower room 2 separate toilets
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Zip & Link single beds - configure as 2 singles or 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Zip & Link single beds - configure as 2 singles or 1 king
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King sized bed Bedroom 2 - Zip & link twin/king sized beds - view across Purbeck Hills Bedroom 3 - Super king sized bed Bedroom 4 - Zip & link twin/king sized beds plus fold up small bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Small front garden overlooking the road with picnic table Rear area with parking for 2 cars. Washing line Although the garden facilities are small, with Swanage Beach minutes away, why would you want to stay in the garden?! Utility Room: Washing machine, small tumble drier Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Good quality Egyptian Cotton linen and towels provided. Property is cleaned once a week. No beach towels provided. Other: Conservatory with small bistro set (5 chairs) Quiet area on top landing with comfortable chair and library (books can be borrowed or exchanged)


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4 Double Bedroom House With Parking For 2 Cars
average rating of 4.87234 based on 49 reviews

Comfortable Stay

  • 5 of 5

Capstone is a well appointed property with everything and more that you need on a holiday stay (apart from a garlic crusher!!). The property was clean and spacious for us plus other family members who visited us for meals from a near by town house. Kathy was very responsive to any communication. Would recommend this place for a large family holiday. Will be booking for next Whitsun.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house in good location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Capstone with our daughter, her husband and our 2 grandchildren and we loved it. Everything we needed was in the house and there was plenty of room. It was very comfortable and I would certainly stay there again. The station for the steam train was just round the corner and the beach was 5 minutes walk so we hardly used the car all week. There are plenty of child friendly eating places in the town. We went to Corfe Castle on the train and visited the castle and the model village and ate in the Castle Inn which was very good . We walked up to Durlston country park - about 2 miles from the house - which was challenging but worth it. The Black Swan was excellent for an evening meal (without the children) but you do need to book. Loads of other things to do without having to drive too far. Even though we did not have the best of weather it was a great holiday. I would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sue, Many thanks for your lovely review of Capstone. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your week in Swanage and that Capstone met your expectations for your holiday. Regards, Kathy & Helen
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent house in excellent location. Thoroughly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb location. Well equipped, charming house.

  • 5 of 5

Suited us down to the ground.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments, Pat! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kathy & Helen
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about the property and location was brilliant.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jenni. So pleased that Capstone worked for your party and that you have rebooked for next year. Kathy & Helen
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A good house

  • 5 of 5

Capstone is spacious, comfortably furnished, well equipped and in a good position. We really enjoyed staying there!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jan, Thanks for your review - we are so pleased you had a good stay at Capstone and found our home comfortable and welcoming. Kathy & Helen
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500m - 5 minutes walk maximum to the main Swanage beachfront with its award winning beach. 3.5 miles to Studland beach. Fantastic walking along the coast from Swanage in both directions - to Studland or to Durlston and the Jurassic Coast


Swanage is served by National Express coaches daily and Bournemouth is accessible by bus too. You can park up and never touch your car just going to the beach but it's a wonderful area to explore using a car - many wonderful walks and areas to visit along the Jurassic coast. The Swanage Railway runs excursions past Corfe Castle so you can visit Corfe and walk back. Also the Railway does specials like Thomas the Tank engine, and on-board Dining events - check their website for details.


Studland 5 miles. Corfe Castle 4 miles. Wareham 9 miles. Bournemouth via the Studland ferry 10 miles. Poole via Studland ferry 10 miles. Lulworth 12 miles. Monkey world 15 miles. Bovington Tank Museum 15 miles. Dorchester 20 miles.

Further Details:

Swanage has many good restaurants, two local supermarkets (short walking distance in town), theatre/cinema, several local banks with ATMs

Lots of excellent pubs in the area too - information left in the property for you.

Diving outfit on the pier in Swanage for scuba diving trips - Swanage Pier is a renowned diving site!

Many boat operators near Swanage Pier operate coastal sight seeing or fishing trips

For wildlife, Durlston Country Park is 1.5 miles from the house (possible to walk as well as drive there). RSPB Reserve Arne is 10 miles away outside Corfe Castle - wonderful for wildlife and great views of Poole Harbour.

Many great weekend festivals held in Swanage each year, from Jazz, Folk and Blues weekends to Comedy and Walking Festivals - check out local websites for information.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
If you are interested in booking the house or have any questions please email the owners through the Owners Direct web site. A completed booking form (provided by the owners) and 25% of the total cost is required to secure your booking with the balance due 8 weeks prior to your stay.

Changeover Day:
Friday in high season; Friday/Monday out of high season i.e. weekend/weekday breaks available - please contact owners for prices
Property must be vacated by 10am on day of departure. On arrival, property will be available from 3pm.

Notes on prices:
Please check the dates & price for your chosen week(s), and contact us to confirm a booking by telephone or email.
We require a non refundable deposit of 25% of the total holiday if booked prior to 8 weeks of the stay. The balance is due 8 weeks before the holiday. We also require a refundable £100 damage/deposit with the final balance. This is refunded 7 days after check out. Should the holiday be booked within 8 weeks then we would require the full amount to be paid at the time of the booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.