About this listing
We live at one end of our house and at the other end is your private GUEST WING with a choice of booking one or 2 bedrooms. This Airbnb price is for 1 bedroom and when you book you will be the ONLY guests!
Kingsize bedroom (sleeps 2)
Or a twin bedroom with 2 large single beds - Note these 2 single beds zip into a super kingsize bed (sleeps 2)
Separate private shower, toilet, basin
A small private breakfast room/office
Use of private, south facing back garden with it's large, paved patio
Welcome to the Guest Wing. When you arrive you will be the only guests staying with us and each day breakfast is included.
There are 2 bedrooms available and the price for a minimum of 2 nights vary according to the season, half term's and Bank Holidays. You are welcome to bring extra friends and/or children over 2 years. The price is £25 per person per night including breakfast.
The Guest Wing has the following:
1) Kingsize Bedroom - Vi-Spring Regal, firm mattress (sleeps 2). A 32" Samsung TV and a DVD player.
2) Twin Bedroom (sleeps 2) - with prior arrangement these two large single beds (90 X 200cm) can be zipped together to form a Super Kingsize bed (180 X 200 cm). A 32" Samsung TV and a DVD player.
3) Shower Room - , 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, hot chocolate, Lavazza for the coffee press and biscuits for you to help yourself.
Our linen is 200 thread count Egyptian cotton, quilts and pillows are hypoallergenic and we supply fluffy towels.
Continental breakfast is included in the price with choice of cereals, muesli, milk, orange juice, home made bread, jams, marmalade, honey, natural yogurt. We supply Lavazza for the coffee press, (or the Aerobie AeroPress Coffee Maker). There is a selection of teas e.g. English Breakfast Tea, Earl Grey, Camomile, Peppermint 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 buy and juice your own carrots, beetroot, celery, apple etc
Wireless broadband, unlimited download, up to 38 Mb fibre optic.
A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom and a hot water bottle for each bed.
There is a selection of games, maps, books, DVD's and some local information leaflets.
You also have room to park up to three cars 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 choose to come and go as you please without using our front door.
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.
Our road is a quiet cul-de-sac in a beautiful, leafy, peaceful area of Swanage. It's a 10-15 minute walk uphill, 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 delicious reasonably priced food (vegetarian and gluten free options) e.g. great fish pie, mussels, hamburgers and daily specials.
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 bus station 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. The same train then goes on to Poole, Wareham and Weymouth.
Purbeck Breezer No 50 buses leave Bournemouth bus station and travel along the coast to Sandbanks, then over the Studland ferry to Swanage.
Purbeck Breezer also has other buses to Swanage (around Poole Harbour) via Wareham, Poole and Bournemouth.
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. A single Sandbanks ferry journey is £4.10.
Other things to note
During your stay we will not be tidying your bedrooms, or making your beds.
In the morning. Each day we clear away your breakfast things and layout your breakfast table with fresh breakfast items for the following day.
If you wish to stay for long periods please contact us for special prices.
Please click on our "Guidebook" for maps and suggestions of what to do in our area.
We charge for the use of our washing machine and dryer.
Please can our returning guests remind us to deduct 10% from your booking.
Whatever you decide to do we are sure you will love this part of the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset and take home with you many special happy memories.
We welcome children over the age of 2. Please could you encourage them to play quietly in the back garden.
We never allow guests to bring their pets because we have a timid, friendly, rescue labrador called Summer and she is scared of other dogs. Summer is NEVER allowed in any part of the Guest Wing and she is only allowed in the back garden if you, or we invite her.
Please could guests always remove their outdoor shoes before entering our home, we do the same. You may wish to bring your own slippers.
No smoking anywhere in our home but you may smoke in the back garden.
We live in a quiet residential area, therefore when arriving, or leaving please keep noise to a minimum.
Please bring your own towels for the beach.
We only allow bookings for a 2 day minimum.
Whenever you go out please close all the windows and lock the front and/or the back door by lifting the door handle and then turn the key.
My husband Nick and I enjoy good food, music, laughter, walking our young labrador "Summer" and sharing precious moments with family and friends. Since 2011, we have had great moments hosting on Airbnb, guests arrive as strangers and many leave us as friends. My son and his beautiful Italian wife are both talented architects and in August 2014 Nick and I became proud grandparents to adorable Emma Maria. Our life motto is "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you".