Located in Studland, Dorset
Set in an enviable location in the pretty Dorset village of Studland, this welcoming house makes a fantastic base for family holidays exploring all that the coast and countryside have to offer
- Sleeps: 8
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- Pet Friendly: 1
The beautiful sands of Studland Bay are cared for by the National Trust and form part of a stunning landscape backed by dunes and heathland. The village itself is well serviced by a popular pub and a shop selling essential supplies. Lovers of nature can explore the reserves close by including Hartland Moor and RSPB Stoborough Heath. This area is also steeped in history with the pretty village of Corfe Castle and its ruins being a must-see. Should you wish to spend a day in a traditional seaside town, head to Swanage with its Victorian heritage, promenade and steam railway. Bournemouth and Poole are also easily accessible via the Sandbanks ferry.
Accessed via an unmade road, the private driveway leads directly to the main entrance into this detached property. Once inside you are met with a welcoming hallway leading firstly to a kitchen/breakfast room on the right. This well-equipped space has an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. With a distant sea view on offer across heathland, preparing meals will be a pleasure here. Just next door is an inviting lounge with a wood burner, TV/DVD, making it the perfect spot to relax at the end of the day in front of your favourite programmes. A door leads from here to a warm and sunny conservatory with views over the garden. Heading back into the hallway brings you to a useful shower room and utility area, with WC and washing machine. Next is the dining room. Here you can enjoy leisurely meals with the family in comfort, with the doors open to the patio area beyond. A staircase rises from the hallway to the first floor, where you will find a cosy twin room and a generous king-size bedroom at the top of the stairs. This light and bright room is flooded with light thanks to its large picture windows on two sides. To the front of the house, there are fabulous far-reaching views across the heathland to the sea beyond. An en-suite shower room complete with WC ensures you can begin the day feeling refreshed. Across the landing there are a further two bedrooms, both charming doubles, that share the contemporary bathroom, which has a shower over bath and WC.
Stepping outside you will find a patio area with furniture immediately to the rear of the property, where you can light the charcoal BBQ and cook up a storm. An area of lawn and established flower beds and shrubs lead on from here to a dividing fence. Should you chose to explore the wider garden beyond the fence you will find an expansive space complete with fruit trees and bushes, a large unenclosed pond (care to be taken with children and pets), generous rolling lawns and many lovely spots in which to sit with a good book or picnic. To the front of the property are a further area of lawn and gated off-road parking for four vehicles.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
- A light, bright and homely property with wonderful sea views and an expansive garden
- Set within the pretty coastal village of Studland and with easy access to the beach on foot
- Take the ferry across to Bournemouth and Poole for a spot of retail therapy
- Spend your days exploring the array of walking routes through the surrounding heathland
- Discover the glorious Purbeck Hills or take a trip to the traditional seaside town of Swanage
- Settle down beside the wood burner with the family or read a book in the sunroom
- 4 bedrooms 1 king-size, 2 doubles and 1 twin
- 1 shower room, 1 en suite shower room and 1 bathroom
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
- Utility room with washing machine
- Electric and central heating included
- Wood burner (logs included October end of April)
- Off-road parking for 4 vehicles
- 1 dog welcome
- Wi-Fi included
- Beach, shop and pub within walking distance
- TV/DVD in the lounge
Studland is a small village close to Swanage and Wareham with great, sandy beaches. Owned by the National Trust, they have car parks attached and some offer watersports. Riding lessons on the beach are available from the local riding stables on some beaches. With 4 miles of golden, sandy beach, Studland Bay has 4 beaches.
Knoll Beach is a sandy beach backed by a wilderness of dunes. The beach has wide open spaces and has a designated area for a nudist beach. The beach can be popular for watersports and there is a shop on the beach. Middle Beach is another sandy beach, sheltered by low cliffs. Watersports are popular here with locals and visitors. Shell Bay is a sandy beach, popular with families, with dunes as a backdrop with lots for the children to explore. And finally, South Beach is a sheltered cove that gently shelves into the water. This sandy beach is popular with families as the water here is quite shallow. The beach is backed by steep hills and faces north so tends to get the most sun.
There are lots of trails around Studland and beyond. For instance, pick up the South West Coast Path from here. Explore the Studland to Swanage trail, or the walk to Old Harrys Rock. The chalky rocks which make up Old Harrys Rock are part of the 95 mile Jurassic Coast that stretches to Exeter and has spectacular views. In addition, there are specific trails through the woodland and Nature Reserve. You may be lucky enough here to spot deer, various species of wildlife and unusual wildflowers. There are a few cafes on the beaches to eat, a convenience store and a few pubs in the village. The Black Swan Inn and The Crows Nest Inn has gardens and the Crows Nest has a play area for the children. In conclusion, Studland is the perfect balance of peace and tranquillity, with the knowledge that larger busier towns are not far away.