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Beautiful new detached house with stunning sea and hill views.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House in Swanage, Dorset, England - Peaceful location on quieter northern edge of Swanage. 10-minute walk to beach and SW Coastal Path.

Yildiz, meaning "star" in Turkish, is our home, available to rent during the summer months. It is a lovely detached house built three years ago from traditional Purbeck Stone and is located in a peaceful cul-de-sac on the quiet northern edge of Swanage. A short walk takes you to Swanage's sandy beach, the SW Coastal path, local general store and Crows Nest pub.

The house is bright and spacious and is furnished to a high standard. It has wonderful views towards the Isle of Wight and Swanage Bay at the front and Ballard Down at the back. The ground floor has underfloor heating and beautiful travertine flooring except in the lounge, which is carpeted. The large lounge seats eight and has a SMART TV with Sky (including sports), a DVD player, a piano, board games and toys. There is also a downstairs toilet, utility room and kitchen that will lead into a new garden/dining room by Summer 2017. The outdoor dining table seats eight people and there is also a BBQ and a coffee table with two comfortable chairs on the patio. The fully enclosed back garden backs onto fields and boasts a summer house and two other seating areas to give sun or shade - as you prefer!

NB There is a small unfenced pond and stream.

Upstairs, there is a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, two double bedrooms, the larger of which also has a single bed, and a bathroom with over-the-bath rain shower. Instant hot water is provided by a gas combi-boiler. The front drive has parking for two cars.

Swanage is a charming seaside town situated on the Jurassic Coast, England's first natural World Heritage Site, with stunning beaches and coastal walks on its doorstep. Swanage has much to offer the whole family including a mile-long sandy beach, water sports, a Victorian pier, boat trips, restaurants, pubs and cafes, some interesting shops, supermarkets and several art galleries. Beautiful National Trust's Studland Beach is only a few miles away by bus or car. There are numerous festivals throughout the year as well as the annual Swanage Carnival Week, which starts on 29th July in 2017. The carnival offers firework displays, a procession, live music, children's entertainment and activities and lots of fun for all the family.

Other attractions in the local area include the National Trust's Brownsea Island (famous for its red squirrels), steam train rides to historic Corfe Castle, a children's adventure farm, tennis courts, pitch and putt and many local villages with tempting tea shops! Bournemouth and Poole with their shopping centres, cinemas and other activities is a short chain-ferry journey/car drive away. The area is also very popular with cyclists.

Yildiz is the perfect place to unwind after a day exploring Dorset's many attractions!

More Details

Hilary Thraves
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2017

About Hilary Thraves

John and I moved to Swanage three years ago. We have three grown-up daughters, two of whom now live in Australia. The youngest lives in Milan, so we have plenty of beautiful places to visit throughout the year.

John is now retired. He originally trained as a horticulturist and has enjoyed landscaping our new garden in Swanage. I have recently retired from my job as a Marie Curie nurse.

Hilary Thraves purchased this house in 2013

Why Hilary Thraves chose Purbeck

John and I have been visiting Swanage since his parents retired there 35 years ago. We were always captivated by the beauty of Poole Harbour as we drove down to catch the chain ferry at Sandbanks and have grown to love the entire Purbeck region and beyond for its beautiful beaches, variety of lovely scenery and relaxed pace of life. Swanage is second home to our three daughters. When they were young, we used to camp for the summer at Knitson Farm and I always said that I was at my happiest when on a field in Swanage! John and I have parked our new caravan at Knitson for the summer and plan to live in it when renting out our home.

What makes this house unique

Yildiz, our family home, is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac on the northern edge of Swanage and enjoys glorious views to the sea, fields and hills. The light over the sea is constantly changing and we have cows and their calves in the field behind our back garden – both views real time-wasters! The house is light and spacious. The new garden room, due to be built early in 2017, will provide a larger dining area and a beautiful space from where to enjoy the garden and views over Ballard Down. The garden has a large sunny patio and several seating areas from where you can enjoy the views. The summer house offers shade and shelter if needed, with views to Ballard Down. The local beach and SW Coastal Path are 10-minutes’ walk away, as is the refurbished Crow’s Nest Pub. Ballard Stores, a great little corner shop, is 2-3 minutes’ walk from the house. It has easy parking and sells an excellent range of goods including fresh bread, milk and newspapers.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Swanage in Dorset

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , TV
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Changeover day; see Rates. Bed linen & towels are changed weekly. The house is cleaned on changeover day or by arrangement if the booking is for more than one week. Unlimited WiFi. Please let us know if you wish to buy films via Sky. No smoking, pets or single sex groups. As this is our home, there will be some personal items in the house but we will ensure that there is enough storage space for your needs. Outside: The fully enclosed back garden is accessed via sliding doors leading off the garden room or via the utility room, perfect for storing muddy boots and wet raincoats! The spacious, sunny patio has an outdoor dining table with parasol that seats eight people and a coffee table with two comfortable chairs. There is also a gas BBQ on the patio. The garden also boasts a summer house and other seating areas to give sun or shade - as you prefer! There is a rotary washing line in the garden. The front garden contains a duo seat for an early-morning coffee in the sun. NB There is a small unfenced pond and stream.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Lovely Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious and airy accommodation. I took my family, husband, two young children and my mother. Plenty of space for us all. Situated conveniently. House had everything we needed. Cosy in the evenings too. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephanie. We were very pleased that the accommodation and location of Yildiz, our family home, helped to give you all a comfortable and enjoyable holiday. We hope to welcome you back to Yildiz sometime!
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dream house

  • 5 of 5

We were warmly welcomed by Hilary and John to their stunning house. Everything was perfect and more. Immaculate but comfortable and we enjoyed the luxury of it. Heavenly garden with so much to explore. Brilliant location with a lovely walk to a quiet beach. We can't wait for next summer to return to Yilditz.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, Alison. It was a pleasure to welcome you all to Yildiz and even more so to see you as you were leaving and to share your enthusiasm for Swanage and the house, and hear about the wonderful holiday you had enjoyed. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Yildiz next year.
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An excellent holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed house and garden. The best we have ever stayed in. Friendly and very helpful owners. Lovely position overlooking sea across to the Isle of Wight.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive review, Wendy. We enjoyed meeting you and your family and very much hope to welcome you back sometime.
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Wonderful holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, warm, comfortable and welcoming home from home. Very well appointed and beautifully furnished, enjoying what must be one of the best views and locations in Swanage, looking straight at The Needles (Isle of Wight) across the sea. We had a super, relaxing week's holiday. Both house and lovingly cared for garden offered plenty of space and places to unwind. Probably the best holiday home we have stayed in (and all have been good).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic rental location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as described and communication with the owners excellent at all times. The weather meant we spent more time at the house than we planned so we'd love to come back to explore the area more and to enjoy the beautiful garden.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your positive review. We are so glad and relieved that you were able to enjoy the house in spite of the dismal weather! We would love to welcome you and the family back to Yildiz. Hilary and John
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  • 5 of 5

Yildiz certainly lived up to the very accurate description. It is a lovely house, very well equipped and beautifully appointed. The location is ideal for those seeking respite and relaxation away from the busy centre of the seaside town and yet within easy reach of the facilities and activities on offer in Swanage. The views from the house are stunning! Owners Hilary and John are extremely welcoming and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad that you and all the family enjoyed yourselves at Yildiz.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May Half-Term
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
4 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
School Summer Holidays 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Changeover day: Friday during School Summer Holiday period (21 July - 1 September 2017).
Otherwise flexible.

Yildiz must be vacated by 10am on day of departure. On arrival, the house will be available from 4pm.

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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