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 with 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, orange juice, bread, jams, marmalade, natural yogurt are included in our price. We supply Lavazza for your coffee press and a selection of teas, milk, hot chocolate and Horlicks. 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 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 five minute walk from us, 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.
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) with two large single Hypnos beds that can be zipped together to be a Super Kingsize bed. Invite your friends at £25 p.p.n 32" TV & DVD
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. The room and breakfast room were well presented and well stocked with all thing you would need, including various teas.
The breakfast set us was great, a help yourself to cereals, muslei, yoghurt, fresh fruit salad, toast and great coffee.
Angela and nick went out their way to help us and took us to our dinner reservation in Studland which was ever so kind and helpful .
We will be back!
We had a lovely mini break staying at Angela & Nick's marvellous guest suite - it didn't disappoint. Angela's welcome and hosting was warm and friendly and easy going - giving us enough space for us to do our own thing though it was lovely catching up every morning. We enjoyed the casual breakfast, for us it was a nice change from the more formal cooked breakfast in a standard B&B - the fruit salad with yoghurt was enjoyed every morning.
We had fantastic blue sky weather so our time was spent outdoors. We knew the area so revisited old haunts as well as some new ones Angela recommended. We really enjoyed taking the chain ferry from Studland to Sandbanks (we parked Studland side and went as foot passengers) and then the little ferry to Brownsea Island. We spent the best part of a day walking the island and marvelling at the beautiful views. We walked much of Studland beech and a romp up to Old Harry Rocks and hills overlooking Swanage. A day was spent exploring Corfe and its castle with the steam train making its stop in the town whilst we were there and then onto riverside walks at Wareham.
We had a lovely meal at the Sandy Bay fish restaurant (steak and chicken dishes available for non fish eaters) on a beautiful sunset evening with a table on the waters edge overlooking Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island. We also loved the Square and Compass pub at Worth Maltravers - a must for real ale lovers and those that like out of the way locations.
My husband enjoyed runs in Durlston Country Park which is walkable/run able from the house.
It was a shame we had such a short stay as we would have loved to explore even more of the beautiful coastline of this bit of Dorset. Many thanks again for a lovely stay.
I had a wonderful time in this lovely town of Swanage. There were fabulous walks to do right from the doorstep- to Worth Matravers along the coast from Durlston Castle was gorgeous. Another day over to Old Harry and then to Studland and back over the downs back into Swanage on the Purbeck Way. An I walked from Worth Matravers to Corfe Castle and then took the steam train back to Swanage.You could easily spend several days here exploring the area and doing spectacular walks. Horse riding and cycling will have to wait until next time. There is a bike shop that rents bicycles just a five minute walk from the house so no need for a car if you don't want the hassle. You can walk or bike to many places.The hosts as others have mentioned are really friendly people who go out of their way to make you feel welcome in their home. Highly recommended place to stay if you like the outdoors.
Angela e Nick e il loro bellissimo labrador nero Kipper sono stati assolutamente accoglienti, gentili, disponibili e attenti ad ogni (website hidden) hanno accolto con grande ospitalita' e facendoci sentire fin dal primo momento a nostro agio. Durante il nostro weekend Angela ci ha inoltre fornito preziosi consigli su posti da vedere e visitare (ristoranti inclusi) permettendoci cosi' di conoscere questa bellissima parte di Inghilterra.
La descrizione online rispecchia cio' che abbiamo trovato. Un 10 e lode per la casa e le camere a disposizione degli ospiti e per la ricca colazione offerta.
Il quartiere dove si trova la casa residenziale, molto tranquillo e piacevole.
While we have enjoyed all our stays with AirBnB hosts, our time at Angela and Nick's was truly special. We were immediately welcomed by them (and Kipper) after our walk from Poole with wine and delightful conversation. We immediately felt right at home. The rooms are lovely and luxurious, and the location is peaceful and quiet while also within an easy walk from downtown, which was just what we were looking for. We felt so well cared for and were sad to leave; we would love to come back again someday!
Staying at Angela and Nick's for our first experience of Airbnb has set the bar very high! The guest wing is ideal as it allows for guests to come and go as they please without disturbing their hosts, and has the advantage of morning sunshine at breakfast. Angela has thought of everything in terms of the comfort of her guests, providing spotless, tasteful accommodation with a delicious breakfast to set us up for the day. Thanks Angela for your warm welcome - we had a lovely time. Regards, Jackie and Neil.
About the Host, Angela
My husband Nick and I enjoy good food, music, laughter and sharing life with family and friends. My son and his beautiful Italian wife are both architects and in August 2014 we became grandparents to our adorable Emma Maria. Our life motto is 'Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often'.
Its our corner shop, thats open all hours and usually has just what you want, be it food, wine, bread or a newspaper.High Street Swanage Dorset BH19 2ND
Great traditional English pub, 5 mins walk from our house. Lots of different ales, beers, ciders and pub grub. CAMRA. Food is ok.High Street Swanage Dorset BH19 2LY
Never heard a bad word about this fabulous restaurant. The set menu is very good value for a special occasion and its a favourite regular haunt for local people.Commercial Road Swanage BH19 1DF
Victoria owns this florist and she can magic up stunning arrangements should you need to spoil someone special.Commercial Road Swanage Dorset BH19 1DF
Reasonably priced Italian restaurant. Pizzas and Italian food. Closed in the winter.High Street Swanage BH19 2NT
Check out whats on at our local cinema and theatre.Institute Road Swanage Dorset BH19 1DD
Luxury fresh chocolate gifts, proudly handmade in Purbeck, Dorset, since 2002. Chocolates made daily with fine chocolate, fresh Dorset cream. Their cafe serves delicious ice cream and hot chocolate.Commercial Road Swanage BH19 1DF
The Swanage Railway volunteers run lovingly restored steam and diesel trains from Swanage to Corfe Castle, Norden near Wareham. Family events. Regular Evening Dining, Sunday Lunch Services and Galas.Wareham Dorset BH20 5EZ
Dorset kayaking leave from Swanage as do the fishing trips booked at the fishing shop. Peak season, book a half day round trip sail via Brownsea Island to Poole Harbour and spend 2 half hours ashore.Pier Approach Swanage, Dorset BH19 2AW
Free access, you can usually go inside and look around the EXPLORE station, see the lifeboat. Please note a new lifeboat station is to be built see RNLI website for more information.Peveril Point Road Swanage BH19 2AY
Walk here from our house along the Isle of Wight Coastal Path. You may see dolphins. Free entry to the Castle, join in lots of events, talks, bird watching, star gazing. Live webcams of cliff birds,Durlston Road Swanage, Dorset BH19 2JL
This one is the best Indian restaurant in Swanage. Veggie guests love the menu too. A short walk from our house.High Street Swanage BH19 2NW
This is a great place to stop for coffee, or a drink especially if its a sunny day and you can get a table outside. We do not rate the food and service very highly.Swanage Dorset BH19 1LH
The club house dates back to 1892, this is a championship course 27 holes and a smaller 9 hole course. The vista is breathtaking with a 360 degree views Poole Harbour and the Isle of WightStudland Dorset BH19 3AB
Walk from our house via Old Harry Rocks. Enjoy a pint, swim in the sea then return by bus, or follow a circular walk taking in Agglestone Rock on the way back. The Bankes Arms is a micro brewery!Manor Road Studland Dorset BH19 3AU
Try to book rides in advance as they get very busy. With 3 miles of sandy beaches and dunes, clifftop horse rides along National Heritage sites and 3000 acres of forest and heath.Ferry Road Studland Dorset BH19 3AQ
You can walk here from our house. Do stop to admire Old Harry, here is a perfect picnic spot, or continue on and have a pint at the Bankes Arms in Studland. Busses go from Studland to Swanage.
You can walk here from our house its the best pub around and has a huge, cult following. Dont expect gourmet cooking, you will only be offered 2 choices of pasties: veggie or meat and thats it.Worth Matravers Swanage Dorset BH19 3LF
The reviews are great for afternoon tea, lunch, or an evening meal. Booking is advisable as it is popular and please check if its open.
The National Trust Tearooms for the best cream teas, garden view of Corfe Castle. Good pub food at Castle Inn. Walk to Corfe from our house and take the Steam train back to Swanage, or catch the bus.West Street Corfe Castle Dorset BH20 5
Dress up and eat in their restaurant, or come off the beach eat in their casual Cafe, or eat on the picnic tables near the beach. Enjoy the stunning sunsets over Poole Harbour. Please check its open!Shell Bay - Sandbanks
Brownsea Island is in Poole Harbour, with spectacular views across to the Purbeck Hills. Take a boat trip from Swanage Pier, or from Sandbanks. Look for red squirrels and a wide variety of birds.
Arne bird reserve overlooks Poole Harbour you can watch wading birds, ducks, spoonbills, geese, avocets, godwits, ospreys, peregrines and lapwings. Sika Deer, butterflies and dragonflies in abundance.BH20 5BJ
Great cafe to eat lunch, or grab a coffee before, or after walking around Kimmeridge Bay. There are often good voucher offers on their meals in the Local Advertiser newspaper.Wareham Dorset BH20 5PE
Look for fossils, beautiful cliff walks, picnics, Clavells Tower. Here is where they shot the film The French Lieutenants Woman. Surfers check out (website hidden) surf reports and webcam.
Classic 17th Century Pub, good selection of local ales. Experienced head chef Peter Harrison (AA rossette) creates a tempting mix of modern and traditional dishes. Stoborough is near Wareham.Corfe Road Wareham Dorset BH20 5AB
Open 7 days a weeks and on Monday lunchtime, evenings they serve gluten free fish and chips. Delicious cod, haddock, plaice, halibut and crispy chips. Try their yummy sticky toffee pudding.Seamoor Road Bournemouth Dorset County BH4 9AN
The Rex Cinema opened in 1927 with the Talkies. Have a glass of wine, or beer whilst watching a film and enjoy eating an ice cream in the interval.Wareham Dorset BH20 4JX
The Chapel of St Marys in the grounds of Lulworth Castle is reputed to be one of the finest pieces of architecture in the county of Dorset. Camp Bestival music festival is at the beginning of August.Wareham Dorset BH20 5QS
The Castle Inn in West Lulworth is a traditional family-run Pub serving good grub especially after you have walked around Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Two of guests WALKED!! back to our house.Main Road Wareham Dorset BH20 5RN
An 18 hole, par 72 course and a short course set in woodland, lakeland and parkland near to Bere Regis and Wareham.Bere Regis Dorset BH20
Bite the bullet and pay the car park fees because Lulworth Cove cannot be missed and you cannot park anywhere else. Walk down to Lulworth Cove or over the hill to Durdle Door.Main Road Wareham BH20 5RQ
World famous chimpanzee and monkey rescue centre. Something for everyone and the money goes to a great cause. My sister worked here for many years when it first opened.Longthorns Wareham, Dorset BH20
Follow the story of the tank, from its invention in 1915 through the 20th Century and into the future. Guided by accounts from veterans, you’ll see 35 of the most important tanks in history.Bovington Wareham, Dorset BH20
This is a jewel of a house and its history is very interesting. Please see the bedouin tent inspired rooms in the eaves. A cafe is in the stables. Nearby visit Badbury Rings and Wimborne.
The National Trust own this tiny isolated brick, tile cottage in the heart of Dorset. It was the peaceful retreat of T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia). The austere rooms are much as he left them.Wareham Dorset BH20 7NQ
Both are National Trust owned. Hardy was born and wrote his early novels in Hardys thatched cottage, Brockhampton. Hardy later designed Max Gate, Dorchester and lived here until his death in 1928.Dorchester Dorset DT2 8QJ
We love Chesil Beach and Portland which has 3 lighthouses, smugglers caves, Tout Quarry Sculpture Park, St Andrews church with a pirates grave. Yummy cream teas at Portland Bills Cafe.Portland Dorset DT5 2JT
Palace House and Garden. There are over 250 vehicles from every motoring era from some of the earliest examples of motoring to World Land Speed Record.Brockenhurst Hampshire SO42 7ZN