Swanage, Dorset

  • 4 Star
  • Beautiful quiet Victorian house sleeping six guests, close to the beach and town centre

You can book this property from:

  • £650 per week
  • £93 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.4 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi


  • Ground floor WC
  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 15:00
  • Check out: 10:00


With its glorious golden sandy beach and stunning bay, Swanage is the perfect seaside resort. The nearby town centre offers a choice of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs. You will also find a variety of traditional and modern amusements including Punch and Judy, pedaloes, crazy golf and a Victorian pier which is great for fishing, as well as a diving school and boat hire. The steam railway from Swanage provides an enjoyable way of travelling to the historic and picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Samphire is also ideal for enjoying beautiful coastal walks. Bird lovers may particularly enjoy Brownsea Island as well as the RSPB site at Arne.

Stepping into this spacious holiday home the first thing that greets you is the welcoming feeling. An outstanding Victorian semi-detached house, recently completely refurbished throughout to create a truly stylish family home.  Retaining many original features but with mostly brand new contemporary furniture, as soon as you walk through the front door into the spacious hallway, you’ll be impressed with the high ceilings, wooden floors and overall attention to detail. Samphire is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac and the town centre with its mix of eclectic independent shops, excellent choice of restaurants and bars and the safe, sandy beach with its promenade full of traditional seaside attractions are within an easy flat 5 minute walk to town and 8 minutes’ walk to the beach and close to some of the best pubs in Swanage.

Beautifully furnished throughout, providing spacious, contemporary accommodation over two floors, Samphire is ideal for friends and families who want to spend time together exploring Swanage and the Jurassic coast.

With a very generous 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms ratio, the stunning dining room and living room can be opened up with an impressive original archway with folding wooden doors to create either an intimate or social space. If you are lucky enough to be celebrating a special event or birthday while staying at the property, the dining room is perfect for entertaining and seats all guests admirably.  The ground floor has pine flooring - all bedrooms and landings/stairs are luxury carpeted.

The generous sized kitchen has everything you need and will appeal to both family and friend groups alike, Samphire makes an excellent top quality choice of accommodation for your trip to Swanage.

From the rear of the property, Samphire has a fully enclosed south facing walled courtyard style garden with palm tree, outdoor furniture and barbeque all provided so meals can be enjoyed outside. You can catch sight of the historic steam trains chugging past on their way to Corfe Castle. Why not hop on one from the nearby station and enjoy a nostalgic trip! If you fancy a lazy day relaxing in the house, spend time with the family and play some fun board games or enjoy a puzzle or two which are available at the house.

The Purbeck hills offer some of the most scenic walks in Dorset or alternatively roam along the nearby striking South West Coast path to discover unforgettable sights.

A lovely family home in an ideal location to explore some of the best of the South West Coast. There's so much to see and do that a week at Samphire won't be long enough!

Bedrooms: 1) king size bed, original feature fire place (non-working), bay window with wooden shutter blinds, large built in Victorian style double wardrobe and new fully equipped en suite shower room 2) double bedroom with feature fire place (non –working) and double wardrobe 3) single day bed with trundle pull out (with 2 x 2ft 8’’ mattresses) to create an additional double bed, and single wardrobe.

Bathrooms: 1) family bathroom with freestanding bath with shower attachment, basin and W.C, 2) additional good sized shower room with basin and W.C, 3) en suite shower room in master bedroom with basin and W.C, 4) separate W.C. downstairs with basin

Kitchen: step down from hallway into a spacious and well equipped kitchen with range style oven with 5 burner gas hob and large electric oven, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, large breakfast bar with seating  for six overlooking the garden, door to rear garden.  The kitchen has garden views.

Living room: wooden floors, large original fire place (non-working), two comfortable sofas, smart TV, bay window with shutter blinds, double folding original wooden doors leading to dining room

Dining room: wooden floors, dining table with seating for 6 and feature fireplace (non-working)

Garden: South facing attractive fully enclosed (safe for children)  rear garden with block paving and well established plant/flower beds and palm tree, large metal table with seating and cushions for six. Barbeque and large family size Colemans beach Cooler Box also provided.

Linen & towels provided: please bring your own beach towels

WiFi: included

Travel cot and highchair: available

Fuel: gas central heating - Radiator heating in all rooms and landings

Parking: non allocated roadside parking available outside and in neighbouring roads

Pets: sorry, no pets allowed



Thank you for a wonderful stay at Samphire. We have thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very clean and tidy when we arrived and there was everything we could have needed. It is a great location as we could walk to the beach and surrounding shops and restaurants. e would recommend Bliss and Castaways for food, it was delicious and a short walk from the town. We would definitely recommend staying here as it has been wonderful, we have had loads of fun.

D and B,

Enjoyable stay in comfortable surroundings. We found the property to be clean, well equipped and airy. The house was in good location for walking into the town. The house has provided everything we would have needed and we would certainly stay here again

R family,

Lovely house, great location for amenities and beaches. Tastefully decorated very much to our taste- we now have got yet more ideas for shopping! Far too many places to visit in a week so we must come again!

Previous Customer,

A lovely house, inside and out. We've really enjoyed our holiday, and the garden was much appreciated, especially as the weather has been so sunny. You seem to have thought of everything, the house was so well equipped. And the furnishings and the decor are among the best we've seen in over 14 years of holidaying in self catering establishments. The cleaner was very helpful and friendly and it seems churlish to mention the the front door locks, but we mastered them after a few days and they caused no problems after that. Swanage is our favourite holiday destination, we've been coming here since 2006, and hopefully we'll return next year. Thank you very much.

Mrs B,

Thank you! We've had the most amazing week and will definitely return to Dorset. Our little boy absolutely loved the steam trains, boats and open-top buses! Studland beach is stunning and we could have easily spent everyday there! The ferry across to Sandbanks and boat to Brownsea Island were great too. We would also recommend a pastry from the Cornish bakery too - yummy veggie options as well! The house is a brilliant base for walking to the town & seafront. We felt very comfortable and had everything that we needed - thank you! (oh and the toys are an added bonus!)

Mr T,

What an incredible break. What is there not to love about Swanage. We visited for the Fish Festival and we had the most fantastic day. We had a superb supper at Shell Bay and wood-oven pizzas at The Pig on the Beach, which is a 5 minute drive. The house is beautiful, the interior decor is outstanding. We had an amazing nights sleep, very quiet and comfortable. The children loved playing out in the courtyard and we enjoyed breakfasts out their also. With the house being in such a fantastic location, we were able to enjoy so much & with such ease. The beaches are beautiful, restaurants, cafes, shops - all fantastic. We have truly fallen in love with Swanage and will most certainly be back. A must is The Cabin cafe down on the beach, Gee Whites on the front, Love Cake and fish & chips on the pier! Thank you for the best break ever!!

Previous Customer,

We've enjoyed our stay - it is a lovely, comfortable house. Very well equipped - we liked the BBQ and garden. We found the front door a little tricky to open but got the knack. Loved Swanage and all the lovely walks nearby - Studland beach was a highlight. We hope to return in the future.

Mrs C,

Thank you. What a lovely holiday home. We stayed in Samphire during the Easter School holidays with our 3 young children and it felt like a home from home. The standard of finish within the property helps it to feel special and luxurious and we would certainly consider returning. The location of the house really completed the holiday as we could easily walk to the seafront, especially the arcades which was a favourite of the children. We also very much enjoyed Durlston, Lulworth and Studland beach. Sealife in Weymounth is a great day out with the little ones.

Mrs V,

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We have thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Swanage and after a long walk exploring it was a pleasure to come back to such a warm and comfortable home. We hope to stay again one day - thank you.

Mr K,

We visited Swanage for a long weekend, from the 8th March to 11th March, and without question stayed in the best rental in the area (and I spent weeks searching)! The house far exceeded our expectations, and the pictures really don’t do it justice! It really is like a home from home. It is decorated to a very high standard, all the rooms are large and the beds are super comfortable with plenty of wardrobes and storage space. The house has retained lots of its original features which we loved, and the attention to detail is exceptional. We were there on Mother’s Day and took full advantage of the well equipped kitchen,.we cooked a huge Sunday lunch for 4 adults and 2 children, the kitchen had everything we needed and the dinning room was perfect, not just for dinner, but for all the board games that are provided which the young girls took full advantage of using. The location is ideal, only a 2min walk from the main supermarket, and 5 mins to the beach, but on a quiet residential road, so totally peaceful. We took a lot of the recommendations from the owner on eating out and places for the boys to watch football, all were fantastic, we cannot thank them enough Definitely looking to book for the summer months when we can enjoy the garden

Previous Customer,