This beautiful and unique property has seen various changes of use over the years. Originally believed to be a farm stable building, it subsequently became a Quaker Chapel in Victorian times and more recently a taxi stand, petrol station and garage. Now it has been lovingly transformed into a stunning home whilst maintaining lots of original features.
Hidden behind wooden gates, step into a stunning orangery with high ceilings, cobbled floor and feature vintage spiral staircase. At the rear two former stables have been converted into double rooms, both with en-suites. A wooden staircase leads to a balcony overlooking the orangery and entrance to the open plan dining area with wood burner and kitchen.
Above the kitchen and overlooking the living area, sits a mezzanine bedroom with day bed that converts to a double bed with reduced height beams. At the rear a living room with sofa bed and bi-fold doors leads onto a decked patio with palm trees overlooking the pretty rear garden.
The centre of town and sandy beach are a ten minute walk away, it's also just a ten minute walk to open countryside and Durlston Country Park.
Bedroom 1) ground floor with double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, and stable doors leading to garden and undercover seating area 2) ground floor with zip and link 2ft 6 beds (can be joined to create a king size bed), en-suite shower room and double doors leading to garden and undercover seating area, 3) single day bed with trundle pull out to create an additional double on mezzanine level overlooking open plan dining area and kitchen.
Bathroom full suite with shower over bath
Kitchen open plan with wooden work top and butler sink, electric oven with gas hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher
Dining room open plan with high ceiling and exposed beams, wooden floors, stone walls, wood burner, table and chairs to seat up to 8
Living room with large sofa bed, Freeview TV, DAB radio, docking station, bi-fold doors leading to decked patio with seating and BBQ
Orangery with seating, junior table tennis table and plenty of space for storing bikes securely
Utility room with washing machine and small tumble dryer, plenty of space for drying clothes.
Fuel gas central heating and solar powered hot water system (hot water can be boosted by boiler)
Garden at the rear laid to lawn with mature shrubs and stone wall, from the decked area just off the living room, a path leads up to a raised decked terrace with seating. There's also a tap and hosepipe, ideal for washing off wetsuits and bikes. At the front of the property is a small enclosed courtyard
Parking non designated on road
Linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels
Pets one small adult dog welcome
Children over 5 years welcome
PLEASE CONFIRM BED MAKE UP WHEN BOOKING
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 7
- 3 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 1 Pet allowed
- WiFi available
- Bed linen included
- Towels provided
- 0.1 mile to a pub
- Washing machine
- 0.5 mile from the coast
- En suite bathroom
- Open fire/woodburner
Swanage is a great place to visit.Ms Janet Smith - 11th May 2018
Loved the property, beautiful place. Great find. Joanna Lane - 1st May 2018
Beautiful quirky cottage perfect for a family holiday. The children loved it! Only 10 mins walk to the beach and 1 min walk to a lovely pub with great food! Sharon Dobson - 19th April 2018
Fabulous quirky house! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Great house very well equipped and comfortable, really quirky layout which worked well for our party (the kids loved playing hide and seek) 10 mins walk to beach and next to a great pub. (Book Sunday lunch it gets busy) Really great stay. Sharon Dobson - 16th April 2018
The Glasshouse was a lovely, quirky cottage. It was very nice, clean, well furnished and well equipped. We enjoyed our stay very much. We come to Swanage every year and for the last 2 years we have booked one of your cottages. I find Swanage is not particularly dog friendly but you have cottages that do accommodate dogs. Both cottages have been wonderful and very unusual. We will be booking again next year.Ms Patricia Williamson - 18th September 2017
Very comfortable and well appointed cottage. Quirky and interesting, we had a great stay. Would highly recommend the Glass House for a holiday at any time of the year, we will certainly book again.Mrs Kelly Etheridge - 31st July 2017
It was a wonderful holiday in a charming seaside town which is as friendly as it is unpretentious. Wyke are a good company and their contact lawrence was a fantastic help and very prompt in responding to any issues we had such as coming round to look at door which was sticking and checking an extractor fan in kitchen. He is an asset to Wyke. The standards of cleaning are exemplary... I tried to find dirt... There wasn't any... It was spotless just how we love it.Miss Catherine Wiblin - 10th July 2017
The Glass House was a home from home, we loved and appreciated the quality of the renovation and attention to comfort detail as well as the location. The kids loved it ... so always a bonus!Miss Elaine Miles - 23rd June 2017
We had a wonderful week staying at The Glass House. The position of the house is a lovely 10 minute walk into the main area of Swanage and the beach. Plus, in the opposite direct, within 5 minutes your in Durlston Nature Reserve! The beds are so comfy and the facilities are excellent. The house was impeccably clean and felt like home form home. The welcome pack on arrival is a lovely touch. We will be returning one day, many thanks xMrs Nicola Swales - 5th June 2017
The Glass House is beautiful, we'd hope to return. Well placed for an easy walk into lovely old Swanage, or the beach, and numerous days out within easy reach via a short car journey. The property is beautifully finished & cosy. We'd happily move in!Miss S Cox - 28th February 2017
Great place to have a dog-friendly beach holiday no matter what the weather. Ms A Wolfson - 16th February 2017
This is a lovely house. It is very interesting, an excellent imaginative and stylish conversion. It is thoughtfully and very well equipped and very comfortable to stay in.Mrs K - 2nd September 2016
Beautiful, quirky home. Spacious, with everything you need. We loved it and will want to stay there if we return to Swanage.Superb service from Wyke. I had a last minute, urgent request and you couldn't have been more helpful!. Thank you so much for 'saving' our holiday.Mrs J - 6th July 2016
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