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49 Ulwell Road

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Sykes rating

  • 9 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Great property, plenty of space."

    Pool table a big hit. Lounge only has seating for 5 but we spent all time in kitchen/diner and pool room so no problem. Great area, easy walk to beach and town area and to coast path.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a very enjoyable week at 49, Ulwell Road."

    Location was great, parking fine, plenty of space and very clean. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Loved the house and location."

    Really well equipped. Only minor problem was use of the TV, particularly the one in the lounge where we couldn't make it work. The one in the games room was a little tricky but manageable (to the younger ones in the group!). Had absolutely fantastic holiday in this lovely house.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Sep 2023

  • "Our second stay at this lovely house."

    Very spacious and well equipped, in a great location.

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Aug 2023

  • "We loved staying at the property."

    House was beautiful and a great location, ideal for lots of local trips and an easy walk to the beach. Pool table was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "Would definitely recommend, had a lovely time in a nice area and not too far from beech."

    Lounge bit on small side. Settee comfortable and recliner. BBQ was nice. Lovely house. Extremely clean. I found the bed a bit uncomfortable, curtains too light, pillow uncomfortable. We will book again.

    Reviewed by Christella4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely large spacious house , great location,weather was good so used the garden for socialising,plenty of room pool table used every day great addition to house,bed in bedroom 2 was quite loose and slats fell through in the night meaning my son left 2 days early but this was going to rectified for the next guests."

    Apart from this a great stay really nice house so we hope to be back next year

    Reviewed by David4.1May 2023

  • "We were 3 generations of our family and a dog and the house suited us perfectly."

    The location was excellent with just a short walk down to a dog friendly beach, or into the town . The large kitchen/dining room with the bifold doors leading to the sun deck was a real bonus (along with the weather) and was our main gathering area. The house was well furnished and supplied with everything you could possibly need. We hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday here."

    The house was comfortable and had everything we needed. It was in a good location next to the park and walking distance to the beach. The only issue was that the bed in the second en-suite is broken and would benefit from being repaired.

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Apr 2023

  • "We would like to re book this property for the period May 27th to June 1st "2024" PLEASE confirm availability ASAP."

    A Rebooking in 48hrs says it all! Best

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful family weekend at this beautiful property to celebrate my 60th Birthday & Mother’s Day."

    It is extremely spacious and accommodated all of us comfortably. Absolutely loved the very spacious & well equipped kitchen and the welcome basket was very thoughtful and gratefully appreciated by all. Lovely ornaments and personal touches throughout the property which makes the property very homely. It is in a great location, with everything you need within easy reach. There is a park behind the property. 10mins walk to the beautiful sandy beach. Local pub a few mins away. The property is exceptional and look forward to returning again soon.

    Reviewed by Melita5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely house."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by Suzanna3.8Jan 2023

  • "Would recommend a cafetiere in the kitchen and the shower in the ensuite temperature control needs looking at."

    Stunning house great for my family Xmas especially the pool table.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Great location. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely big house for our group of friends."

    Well equipped for preparing and serving meals. Close to the beach and walks from Swanage. A couple of very small niggles! A bit more cutlery and some sort of pad on the bottom of the kitchen chair legs to prevent the very noisy scraping!! Otherwise a very comfortable house.

    Reviewed by Elisabeth4.7Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful family home that comfortably fits 9 guests."

    The kitchen and games room made for a relaxing stay for both adults and children. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there and look forward to visiting again one day.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent property, we were 8 adults an 1 16yr old."

    Great to have games room next to living area. Lovely to have quiet spaces. House in super position for walking the hills and into town/ sea shore. Well equipped too, an all round excellent property!

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic weekend away, beautiful house, 10 minute walk to the beach and a lovely park behind."

    The house was also very well equipped. Also a very thoughtful welcome basket, a lovely touch.

    Thank you for kind comments. Pleased to hear that you had a nice time and the house had everything you needed. Hopefully you will chose our property again next time you are visiting Swanage or recommend us to family and friends. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Mar 2022

  • "We all (6 adults and 4 children) had a lovely week here."

    The house was very nicely decorated and kitted out. The kitchen/diner was where we spent most of the time in the house and was a really great space for socialising, cooking and eating. The pool room was also a great touch that was used every day. The house is ideally situated to walk to the park, beach, shops, steam train and view points. It is also well located for a short drive to some lovely places. When we arrived there was a welcome basket of wine, biscuits chocolate and tea, which was a lovely touch. We would happily stay here again.

    Thank you Simon for comments. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. This is our third year of letting and we have tried to take on board our guests comments and suggestions at the end of each year. It is nice to receive good feedback and we hope that you will return again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2022

  • "On arrival, we were delighted to be greeted with festive decorations, including a tree with lights, plus a very nice welcome pack, all left by the kind owner."

    We were a group of four couples, plus one dog, each couple had the use of their own bathroom, - 2 bedrooms were en-suite. The master bedroom is fabulous! The house is perfect for a large family or friends, the kitchen diner became the hub of the house, adjoining the very popular games room, with pool table, a great addition to the overall ambience. It is situated in an ideal spot for the beach, there is a lovely park immediately behind that dog owners will appreciate, plus views of Ballard Down from the front bedroom windows. A very quiet and peaceful area to stay. The house was always warm, (a bonus in the winter time) the entrance hall has a bench sitting over a radiator, useful for warming up after a long walk, with plenty of space to store wet boots and coats. It was spotless on arrival, the kitchen is very well equipped, plenty of space to sit and move around each other. On our first night we celebrated our Wedding Anniversary and hired a professional chef to cook for us all, he remarked on the impressive size of the range cooker and spacious working area. It will be a fantastic house to stay in during the summer months, with its bifold back doors and huge bbq, plus the stream trickling nearby. We have no hesitation in recommending this impressive house and hope to return before too long.

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely house overall."

    Points to note for the owners. 9 of us and no large saucepan although we found a large saucepan lid. Nowhere near enough teaspoons.No toilet brush in upstairs bathroom ( non en-suite) Days and instructions of rubbish/recycling/needs to be clearer. We met the glass recycling men, and they could only take ours because the previous tenants had put it in the normal recycling bin. We left both recycling and ordinary rubbish out but nothing was taken the week we were there. Only publish to owners as generally the house was lovely. Thanks

    Reviewed by Miriam3.8Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic stay, perfect location for the beach, park and exploring."

    The games room entertained my 10 year olds nicely and the adults too! Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Such a lovely well equipped house in a good location."

    Park at the back was really lovely and not noisy. Had a lovely welcome basket. It swanage and the surrounding area is beautiful, can highly recommend getting the ferry to Sandbanks and Knoll beach. Swanage beach is lovely but as we had a dog could only use the far end of it but there was another cafe/shop and toilet. All round a brilliant week away.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2021

  • "We have just returned from a lovely stay at 49 Ulwell Road."

    The house was beautiful and perfect for our group of 9 (4 adults and 5 children). The kids enjoyed the pool table in the games room. The garden is quite small, in comparison to the size of the house, and not completely ‘dog secure’, but there is a large park just behind the house that we used everyday. The location of the property is perfect for exploring swanage, it is a short 5 minute walk to the beach and a further 5 minute walk along the coast into the town.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely holiday"

    Reviewed by Lars4.1Apr 2021

  • "The property itself is in a really great location both for seafront and walking particularly if you have a dog."

    We have 1 dog and there is right next door a fabulous and well equipped park which was lovely to stroll in and meet the locals its was great for both dog and humans. Then there is an easy walk down to Swanage sea front and the other way up to the hills. THe property itself was very well equipped with life centering around the very large kitchen and the pool room. There reading nook is useful if someone wants a quiet read or a chill out and there is a small living room with comfortable seating but it is quite small. The only minor downside is that for a house that sleeps 9 there is not really anywhere,. with comfortable seating for everyone to be able to congregate for cosy evenings when the weather is not so good. The kitchen is fantastic and huge and there is a lovely outside seating area and massive BBQ for when the weather is better. Master bedroom is lovely the other rooms are all perfectly suitable though a little tired compared to the pristine kitchen and poolroom area. Overall a fantastic stay and we would definitely return but for me it suits us as a 4 or 6 person if you want to be together.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Sep 2020

  • "Lovely house, very good communications with both Sykes and the Owners."

    Very likely to re-book.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent location!"

    Beautiful home.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful house which was ideal for our party of 9(6adults and 3 children)."

    It was well equipped with loads of space for us all. Loved the fact it was just a short walk to the sandy beach.

    Reviewed by M5.0Aug 2020

  • "We all had a lovely week in Swanage and made it even better staying in this gorgeous house !"

    It is truly amazing, with a nice park directly behind .when we first walked in it was a ‘wow’ factor and a touch of class by the owner who left us a nice welcoming hamper ! We will return very soon.

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Jul 2020

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  • Over two floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite freestanding bath, handheld shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with basin, 1 x double, 1 x 4' double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC and 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with wood-burning stove
  • Study with wood burning stove
  • Games room
  • Gas central heating with wood-burning stove
  • Gas double rangemaster cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Two hairdryers at the property
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Driveway parking for three cars
  • Decking, patio and lawned garden with furniture and a stream
  • 1 well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, dog not allowed upstairs or on furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Beach 10 minute walk
  • Note: There is a stream in the garden, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: You will need to provide your own bedding for the travel cot

The property

Resting on the picturesque Jurassic Coast of Dorset, surrounded by the beauty of both the coast and the surrounding National Nature Reserves, 49 Ulwell Road is a beautiful abode to base an action-packed getaway with family or friends.The property has recently undergone an extensive renovation and been fully refurbished to a high standard.

The front entrance leads to a bright and airway hallway with lots of space for coats and shoes and welcomes you in to the rest of the property.The large open plan kitchen dining room is sure to be the social hub of your holiday, with a large island looking out onto the outside decking alongside a large dining table, where you can gather to toast to a wonderful holiday, as the chef gets to work with the assistance of the fantastic range of appliances at hand, with plenty of room at the island for little helpers too!

Guests will delight at the adjoining games room, where you can find a 7 foot size pool table, large TV and games console providing hours of entertainment, while the adults can sit out on the raised decking area with a celebratory bottle of fizz, listening to the tranquillity of the stream below as the sun begins to set.

Guests can also enjoy the large barbecue and the garden backs onto a recreation ground with a children’s play area and dog walking area.

Make your way into the study, where you can relax on the chaise lounge with your favourite book with the bookshelf wallpaper as your backdrop, or gather together in the sitting room adjacent to this spot where the woodburning stove roars inviting you in the create precious memories with your loved ones.

Also, on the ground floor is a well stocked utility room leading to a mosaic tiled shower room; perfect for washing off any sand after a day at the beach.

On the first floor sit the five wonderful bedrooms, the master being a king-size with skylight windows letting in an abundance of natural light, as well as benefiting from its own en-suite bathroom with an impressive, gold freestanding bath accompanied by a separate walk-in shower.

The other four bedrooms are made up of two elegantly decorated doubles, one with its own basin, ,a double which can be split into a twin room and one single offering a flexible sleeping arrangement for all your group needs.

The property is ideally located for access to the beach which is less than 10 minutes walk away or for walking to the Old Harry Rocks & Studland or a longer walk to Corfe Castle.

The local area of Swanage is an extremely desirable base for a holiday in Dorset, sitting on the Isle of Purbeck, it's best known for its beautiful beaches in walking distance of the property, where you will also find a range of waterside restaurants serving fresh sea food, as well as pubs, cafés and local stores to gather up your own ingredients.

Also in the town is a good host of family-friendly attractions, including the historic Swanage Railway providing trips through the countryside taking you beyond the ruins of Corfe Castle, alongside its own enticing museum, an amusement park and plenty of picturesque scenery.

Nearby Durlston Country Park is well-worth a visit for even more stunning views and even the chance to spot dolphins, or venture into the vibrant town of Bournemouth where you will find even more delightful attractions including an Oceanarium, art gallery and museum and plenty of golfing opportunities, offering fun for all tastes.

49 Ulwell Road is a true delight of a property for your next trip to Dorse

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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