About this listing
We live at one end of our house and at the other end is the GUEST WING with 2 bedrooms:-
a Kingsize bedroom (sleeps 2)
a Twin bedroom - 2 large single beds can be zipped into a Super Kingsize bed (sleeps 2)
Airbnb's price is for 1 bedroom
Guest Wing Bedroom (1) Kingsize bed, hypoallergenic bedding, fluffy white towels and hairdryer.
Welcome to the Guest Wing. When you arrive you will be the only guests staying at our house.
There are 2 bedrooms available and the prices vary according to the season, half term's and Bank Holidays. Maximum 2 persons per room. You are welcome to bring friends, or children to use the other bedroom and the price will be £25 per person per night including continental breakfast. Two nights minimum booking. Please be advised that we do not have a cot, or the facilities to cater for the very young.
1) Kingsize Bedroom (sleeps 2) - A 32" Samsung TV and a DVD player.
2) Twin, or Super Kingsize Bedroom (sleeps 2) - the two large single beds (90 X 200cm) can be zipped together to form a Super Kingsize bed (180 X 200 cm). A 32" Panasonic TV and DVD player.
3) Shower Room - 1200 X 800, toilet and basin.
4) Garden/Breakfast Room - with a fold out table, 4 chairs, mini fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle. We provide a selection of teas, coffee, Horlicks, hot chocolate, Lavazza for the coffee press and biscuits for you to help yourself.
Our bedding is hypoallergenic and we supply fluffy white towels.
Continental breakfast with choice of cereals, muesli, milk, orange juice, bread, jams, marmalade, natural yogurt are included in our price. We supply Lavazza for the coffee press, (or the Aerobie AeroPress Coffee Maker). There is a selection of teas e.g. Earl Grey, Cammomile, Peppermint, Thyme, English Breakfast Tea and Cadbury's hot chocolate. Your breakfast is laid out the day before, we refill your mini-fridge and you simply help yourselves, whenever you decide to wake up. Special diets are easily catered for e.g. vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free, etc. We have a Green Star Juicer should you wish to juice your own carrots, beetroot, celery, apple etc
Wireless broadband, unlimited download.
A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom and a hot water bottle for each bed.
There are plenty of games, maps, local information leaflets and a selection books and DVD's.
Plenty of room to park your car on our driveway and we have a secure garage for bikes.
From your Guest Wing's Garden/Breakfast room there is a private entrance door so you may come and go as you please.
With prior arrangement, you may have access to use our kitchen to prepare and cook light meals, or make a picnic.
Interaction with Guests
You decide if you want to be left alone in privacy in your Guest Wing, or if you wish to come into our side of the house to chat with us.
Kipper is our friendly, old black Labrador, he is not allowed go into your Guest Wing.
Our road is a quiet cul-de-sac, in a beautiful, leafy, peaceful area of Swanage. It's a 10-15 minute walk above the town centre, railway, bus station and the beautiful, soft, sandy beaches.
Next to our house there are various footpaths leading to Durlston Country Park and Castle, Townsend Nature Reserve and the South Coast Path. You can walk the South Coast Path to Studland, Sandbanks and Poole, or go in the other direction to Worth Matravers (Square & Compass Pub), Corfe Castle, Kimmeridge Bay and Lulworth Cove.
The Black Swan Inn/Pub is only a short walk down the hill, it serves a great fish pie, mussels, hamburgers and delicious reasonably priced food (vegetarian and gluten free options).
Two of our German guests had no use of a car from the day they landed at Southampton airport until they returned to Germany. Instead of driving they wanted to hike, use the bus, or take the train. One day, they walked from our house to Poole Harbour via the ferry at Studland, at Poole Quay they caught the bus back to Swanage. On another occasion, we drove them to Lulworth Cove with a picnic, they then walked back to our house along the South Coast Path, arriving late that afternoon, exhausted, but elated. Several times they walked to Wareham and Corfe Castle and The Square & Compass pub at Worth Matravers.
National Express Coaches leave Swanage at 07:20 hrs to London's Victoria Coach Station and at 19:00 hrs they leave Victoria Coach Station for Swanage. Journey time about 3h 20m.
South West Trains go from London, Waterloo to Bournemouth train & bus station.
Purbeck Breezer No 50 buses leave Bournemouth bus station and travel along the coast to Sandbanks and over the Studland ferry to Swanage.
Purbeck Breezer also has other buses to Swanage via Wareham, Poole and Bournemouth (around Poole Harbour).
Steam, or Diesel trains regularly go from Swanage to Corfe Castle.
The car/passenger ferry ride to Sandbanks from Studland is only a 15 mins drive from us should you want to cross over Poole Harbour to Poole and Bournemouth.
Other Things to Note
During your stay we respect your privacy, therefore we will not be tidying your bedrooms, or making your beds.
Please can our returning guests remind us to deduct 10% of any low season bookings from October to March (excluding New Year and Valentine's day periods and half term holidays).
If you wish to stay for longer periods please contact us for special prices.
Please click on our "Guidebook" (top right hand corner of our home page) for maps and suggestions of what to do in our area.
We charge for the use of our washing machine.
Whatever you decide to do we are sure you will love this part of Purbeck in Dorset and take home with you many special happy memories.
Please close all the windows and lock the door whenever you go out.
We ask all guest to remove their outdoor shoes before entering our home, we do the same.
No smoking anywhere in our home but you may smoke in the garden.
We live in a quiet residential area therefore when arriving, or leaving please keep noise to a minimum. If children are staying we ask that they play very quietly in our garden.
Please bring your own towels for the beach.
We only allow bookings for a 2 day minimum.
Guest Wing Bedroom (2), two large single Hypnos beds that can be zipped together to become a Super Kingsize bed. Invite your friends at £30 p.p.n 32" TV & DVD
We got a very warm welcome by Angela and Nick.
During our journey we stayed at 5 different hosts and this was the best of 5 great hosts. Angela provided an exceptional good service for us.
Angela and Nick were excellent hosts. They contacted us before our arrival to give extra instructions and gave plenty of their time during our stay to provide information about the area and to increase our comfort.
The accommodation is exactly as described on the website, and in immaculate order. The location is excellent, as the town is within walking distance but in a very quiet area with easy access to many walks. I would highly recommend this property.
Angela and Nick were fantastic hosts. They were welcoming and hugely friendly which made us feel at ease in their lovey home. On our first night Nick spent time recommending places to eat out nearby, which was a huge help - he even booked a table for us. Angela also went out of her way for us and made us a little lunch which we chose to eat on the top of Old Harry's Rocks.
We felt both hosts looked after us very well.
The separate guest wing was immaculate and having things labeled with little instructions made our stay that much easier.
It's a shame our stay was so short, we would love to come back again and visit. Thank you!
We had a fantastic few days at Angie, Nick and Kipper's home. We really couldn't have asked for more, from the lovely breakfasts to the helpful tips and suggestions on places to visit and eat, it was really a perfect weekend.
I would recommend a stay with Angie & Co. To anyone visiting the area.
Thanks again for a great weekend!
Rachel and Chris
From the moment we arrived we felt very welcome.
Every detail had been carefully thought out. The room was lovely and it was great to feel that we were part of their environment and at the same time we had our own space with our own delightful kitchen which was stocked with lots of goodies.
Angie and Nick were wonderful hosts. Very accommodating and warm. Thanks guys.
Everything in the guest wing was as seen in the pictures. The bedroom is specious and well decorated. The beds were amazingly comfortable!! In the guest kitchen we had a fridge with yogurt and fresh fruit salad and plenty of jams and fresh bread. Yummy. The garden is great to have a morning coffee in especially when it's sunny.
Overall we had a great time and would love to come back!
Keep up the wonderful work.
Angie and Nick made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. The accommodation was exactly as described and spotlessly
clean. It was in a nice quiet location but convenient for walking into Swanage.
About the Host, Angela
My husband Nick and I enjoy good food, music, laughter and sharing life with family, friends and since 2011 meeting new friends through airbnb. My son and his beautiful Italian wife are both architects and in August 2014 we became proud grandparents to adorable Emma Maria. Our life motto is "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you".