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The Farmhouse

(Ref. 1131383)

Swanage, Dorset Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "We had a great stay."

    The only drawback was the bed in the bedroom without the sofa. Everything else was perfect. It is very old fashioned but in all the right ways. The outside area is fantastic with the hot tub being a highlight. The bar staff (a young lady whose name I didn't get) are really friendly and welcoming. Carvery was ok.

    Reviewed by Ld3.4Jul 2024


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size with TV, 1 x twin with Smart TV
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and pull-out bed
  • Snug with open fire and pull-out bed
  • Conservatory
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • 5 x TV, DVD players, CD players, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with hot tub and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome, subject to £5 daily charge
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub on-site, beach 1.6 miles
  • Note: There are two luxury fold-away beds in the lounge and snug, sleeping an additional 4 guests
  • Note: The bar is open during the summer months from 9am and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner along with a takeaway service

The property

This substantial, detached property sits in a wonderful setting on the outskirts of the town of Swanage, Dorset.

Boasting characterful furnishings, a large garden patio with hot tub and views of the surrounding countryside, The Farmhouse welcomes families and friends for a fabulous retreat to Dorset.

The kitchen/diner is where the designated chef can whip up a hearty meal for the group, whilst the breakfast bar and a large dining table offers ample seating for all.

When it comes to spending your down time, there’s plenty of space for the group to spread out and ponder on the day’s events; the conservatory offers a sofa, armchairs and Smart TV, whilst there is a lounge and a snug at the front of the home, equipped with Chesterfield sofas, woodburning stoves and open fires to create a homely ambiance.

Keep on top of your laundry in the utility room, housing a washing machine and tumble dryer, whilst the bathroom and shower room gives you space to freshen up yourself.

Venture upstairs and discover three character bedrooms; there’s two king-size rooms with four-poster beds and TVs, along with a pretty twin with TV.

The lounges offer luxury fold-away beds sleeping an additional four guests.

Relish in the expansive garden space, enjoying alfresco dining from the patio furniture or taking advantage of the spacious, 10-seater hot tub.

On-site there is a shop where you can pick up the essentials and a bar where you can unwind with a cocktail whilst watching over the little ones in the play area.

There is also The Old Mess Room, which during the summer months serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus there is a takeaway service!

Head into Swanage where you can stroll along the seafront and visit the pier, before grabbing fish and chips from a seafront café or choosing from a selection of restaurants, with The Salt Pig Too and Gee Whites Seafood Restaurant.

Train enthusiasts can visit the heritage railway station and board a steam engine to Corfe Castle and Norden, whilst on those sunny afternoons, head to Swanage Beach and lounge on the golden sands and swim in the shores.

If you’re looking to get your steps in, join the South West Coastal Path and hike to Studland & Goldingston Heath, or take yourself further afield and see the city attractions of Bournemouth.

However you choose to spend your holiday time, a break at The Farmhouse has lots to look forward to.

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About the location


Wareham 9.7 miles; Poole 20 miles.

The small, family-friendly seaside resort of Swanage is situated at the eastern end of Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast, on the celebrated Isle of Purbeck and is probably best known for its wonderful, gently shelving golden sands. The little town offers visitors plenty of shops, good pubs and restaurants, some of which specialise in locally caught seafood, and is also well known for its annual jazz festival, which takes place each July. The attractive, Victorian wooden pier offers a great place for a stroll or try fishing, and often used a departure point for divers, it’s a wonderful place to watch the world pass by. The historic Swanage Railway has its terminus in the town and regular nostalgic steam engine trips take tourists for a picturesque 6-mile journey, chugging through lovely countryside to stop just beyond the romantic ruin of Corfe Castle. Nearby Durlston Country Park offers a lovely day out with spectacular coastal walks, dolphin spotting and wildlife watching, together with comfortable viewing points and a well-stocked cafe for a treat after all the fresh air. Take the short drive to Studland, which has one of the finest beaches in the country, surrounded by heathland, together with the regular chain ferry, which crosses the mouth of Poole Harbour to Sandbanks. This truly is a delightful holiday destination at any time of the year.

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Please Note: This property does not accept short breaks in peak seasons (summer holidays)

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas