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Secluded, Detached Bungalow Overlooking Durlston Country Park

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Nov-2016
Bungalow in Swanage, Dorset, England - Very Peaceful, 15 Minutes Walk Into Town

This is a Friday to Friday letting - the pricing shows some Saturdays due to a systems glitch , apologies for any confusion.

This is a very peaceful location, lots of wildlife and a wide variety of birds. Its a 15 minutes walk into town down quite a steep hill, but most of our guests have found it okay getting back from the beach.

Ideal for walkers and nature lovers. One recent guest identified 23 different butterflies during her stay, we encourage everyone to list the wildlife they see.

The large garden is left partly wild to encourage deer and badgers who are regular visitors to the garden, so sorry but no pets.

There's a large grassed play area near the bungalow for children, ideal for ball games. There are a number of games and toys for the garden including goal posts and swingball.

Parking for 4 cars on site.

You get the best of both worlds on holiday here, close enough to enjoy the sea and town life but you're then able to return to The Hus and enjoy the quiet, views and countryside. There's a bar b q and garden furniture, and a conservatory overlooking the garden.

It's well equipped and very comfortable, with comfortable beds and furnishings. We've spent many holidays self catering and have aimed to provide everything you could need to really enjoy your stay, including :

ample loo paper,

dishwasher tablets,

tea towels,

washing liquid and fabric conditioner,

washing up liquid, and

an extensively equipped kitchen including coffee maker, mixer and slow cooker.

There are a large number of DVDs and books for you to use during your stay, and jigsaw puzzles and board games too.

It is equipped as a home-from home and not as a holiday home.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I spent many family holidays in Swanage throughout my childhood, and we all fell in love with the beauty of the area. The bungalow was owned by my parents who had it built 35 years ago and retired there. The land had originally been a quarry and they spent many years trying to get a garden established. We now own the Hus, and are thrilled that we have a chance to continue their dream of living there one day.

We both work in London, but hope to spend as much time as possible at the house. We love the peace and quiet and the wildlife and never tire of the views.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the first time letting our property and we look forward to getting feedback on your stay here.
Mar 2014
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12 Reviews

4.9
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Spacious and secluded but easy access to all facilities and beautiful country walk to the sea. Bungalow exceptionally stocked. Garden a gem.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Reg, I hope your family come and stay again in the future, Best wishes Sarah and Max
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5

Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a superb stay in this property. It was extremely well equipped with all the comforts of home and spotlessly clean.

Its about a 10 min downhill walk into Swanage town. There are lots of things to do in the area. The location of the property couldn't be better, its surrounded by beautiful scenery. The icing on the cake was being visited by a deer in the garden at breakfast!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post your review Jill, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you'll come back again soon, best wishes Sarah and Max
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5

Fantastic Holiday Let

  • 5 of 5

This property is situated in a fantastic and secluded part of Swanage. Easy access to both town centre and Durlston Country Park. The property itself is exceptionally clean & well equipped from the utensils & appliances in the kitchen to the high quality linen & towels in the bedrooms to the variety of entertainment available. Great amount of space throughout, including the garden. One of the biggest highlights is how close the wildlife gets to you. Badgers, Deer, Woodpecker and Foxes to name a few.

A thoroughly enjoyable week was had. We will be booking again. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its great you enjoyed your stay and everything on offer at The Hus. Thank you for taking the time to post this positive review, and for sending us the photos of the badgers. See you next Easter, best wishes Sarah and Max
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4

Large property in lovely location

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and had some lovely modern touches. The property was large and had wonderful space throughout. The amenities and appliances were great. The property stood in a lovely plot that had views for miles and was very peaceful. Definitely will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's really good to hear you were happy with the Hus and what we provide for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes Sarah and Max
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5

Brilliant Holiday with wildlife in the garden

  • 5 of 5

The Hus is exactly how it is described. The accommodation is excellent, clean and spacious with everything supplied for your holiday. The location is brilliant as you feel as though you are in the middle of the countryside but a 15 minute walk gets you into the centre of Swanage, (bit longer to get back as it is all uphill!!)

While we were there we saw deer and a fox in the garden as well as regular visits every evening from badgers to eat the peanuts we left out for them. One evening there were three in the garden together and they came right up to the house, it was wonderful. We also heard and saw lots of birds including a tawny owl who was calling most evenings.

Durlston Park is a short walk away and is very interesting with a very good restaurant.

I would recommend the Hus to anyone looking for a peaceful relaxed holiday and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's really encouraging to receive such a good review, you've described the Hus in exactly he way we want it to be experienced. Thank you.
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5

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

Spent a great new year at the Hus with young children and grandparents. Lovely location, quiet but in easy reach of the town. House very comfortable and well equipped, a home from home.

Would recommend all year round, easy 5/5, can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Zac, Thankyou for taking the time to post such a positive review. We're so pleased you had a good time and hope that you come to stay again. Best wishes Sarah and Max
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Location

From the Owner

The Hus is very light with one full side of windows overlooking the garden and beyond. It has a very modern feel to it, is comfortable, bright and very well equipped.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

This is an ideal location for those who love the countryside and walking. locally there are a variety of activities available, including

Mountain biking

Diving

Coastal path walking

Fishing

Photography

Canoeing and rowing

Bird watching

Coast/Beach:

The Hus is about a 15 minute walk into town with the main Swanage Beach. It's next to the public footpath heading to Durlston Country Park, leading to walks to the Lighthouse and the second bay. Superb views and walks, but still near enough to the town centre to be able to enjoy both. There are a number of good restaurants, pubs and shops in the town and in 2013 the beach was once again given the Blue Flag Award for cleanliness of water and beach.

Travel:

The nearest main line station is 10 miles away at Wareham.

This is in a secluded location and although only 15 minutes from town on foot it is only accessed by unmade roads.

Distances:

Distances - approximate

Studland 4 miles

Corfe Castle 5 miles

Wareham 10 miles

Bournemouth via Studland ferry 10 miles

Lulworth 12 miles

Monkey World 15 miles

Bovington Tank Museum 16 miles

Poole via Sandbanks ferry 10 miles

Dorchester 20 miles

Brownsea Island 4 miles

Sandbanks ferry 4 miles

Further Details:

There are two supermarkets in town, banks and a variety of shops. There is a small shop five minutes walk away which is open late in the evening.

There are many pubs which serve good food, and a number of restaurants to suit most pockets and tastes.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter (April) 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Early Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
Peak Summer 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
late Summer 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Late Autumn 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£605
for 7 nights
£605
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please check dates and price for your chosen week and contact to confirm a booking by telephone or email. We will then send you a booking form to fill in and return with a 25% deposit to secure booking. The balance is required 8 weeks before your holiday starts. If you need to cancel we will try to re-let your week. If we can your money will be refunded. If we are unable to re-let your week, we are unable to offer a refund. Cancellation insurance recommended. £200 damage deposit. No smoking.

Our prices for have not increased since we started in 2013.
All linen and towels are included in the rental price.

Absolutely no smoking.
No pets are allowed due to the wide range of wildlife local to the house.

Changeover Day:
Change over days are on Fridays, with departure time at 10am to allow cleaning and preparation for arrival time at 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Please contact me to discuss out of season prices and for short breaks.

Damages deposit is added to full payment due, with 25% of the full payment due on booking, and the remaining 75% is due 8 weeks prior to the holiday dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

The Hus provides a wonderful balance between countryside and town. It overlooks the Durlston Country Park, with the lighthouse and coastal path on your doorstep. It is a short walk or drive into town, with the beach and facilities. There is a wide variety of wildlife which can a be seen from inside the house, its a truly beautiful spot in Swanage.

Property Type

  • bungalow

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are two toilets, one in the bathroom and one separate. There are two showers, one electric in the bathroom over the bath and one cubicle in the king-size bedroom. Both the bathroom and toilet have recently been renewed.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 with twin single beds Bed 2 with double bed Bed 3 with king-size bed Each with TV and DVD player, wardrobe with hanging space and shelves for clothing. Hair dryer in each. A comfortable pump up queen size mattress is set up living room when required which sleeps 2 with ease.

Outside

  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: There are four very comfortable beds in the Hus, plus a pump up king size mattress when needed. The pump up is also very comfortable - its 14 inches high and some visitors weren't aware it was a pump up it's so comfy. The Hus is bright and airy and overlooks the garden and country park. The public footpath to the lighthouse and coastal path runs past the entrance gate, nice and easy to locate. Outside: There is a large private garden which has never been fully tamed overlooking countryside and fields. There are steps to sit on, with cushions provided, and eight garden chairs. There is a charcoal bar b q. Utility Room: The utility room has a fridge/freezer which is solely for use by the owners, washing machine and tumble drier, and a microwave and second sink. There is a door leading out to the front of the house. The iron and ironing board are kept here. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels for each person are provided on your arrival, along with full bedding. There is no maid service, and it is cleaned only between lets. There are also old towels which can be used after muddy /wet days out available for use. Other: The dining room sits 8 people comfortably round the table, and is between the kitchen and the living room. A good quality electric pump up king size bed and base in the living room. Have tested many bed settees - this is the most comfortable we found.

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