View of the property
Comfortable lounge
Light and airy double bedroom
Roll top bath
Another double bedroom
 Double bedroom with an en-suite
Twin bedroom
Another Double Bedroom
Bedroom with TV and built in wardrobes
Sitting room with lots of space for the whole family to relax
Beautiful property feature
Dining Area
Stairs leading up from the hallway
View from inside property
1 / 15  View of the property
2 / 15  Comfortable lounge
3 / 15  Light and airy double bedroom
4 / 15  Roll top bath
5 / 15  Another double bedroom
6 / 15   Double bedroom with an en-suite
7 / 15  Twin bedroom
8 / 15  Another Double Bedroom
9 / 15  Bedroom with TV and built in wardrobes
10 / 15  Sitting room with lots of space for the whole family to relax
11 / 15  Beautiful property feature
12 / 15  Dining Area
13 / 15  Stairs leading up from the hallway
14 / 15  Bathroom
15 / 15  View from inside property

Bay House

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 4 star Gold
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Handsome three-storey property offering accommodation for 13
  • Period property with attention to detail throughout to create a stylish seaside retreat
  • Spacious property with two separate lounges offering plenty of space to relax
  • Attractive decked terrace, offering a relaxing area for enjoying alfresco meals
  • Fantastic location in the seaside town of Swanage of the Isle of Purbeck peninsula
  • Situated within walking distance of the towns shops, restaurants, pier and sandy beach
Property code: IC011

Chic three-storey property, offering elegantly-styled spacious accommodation for up to fourteen guests in the seaside town of Swanage, offering the ideal location for enjoying a special break away.

Bay House is located in the centre of the holiday resort of Swanage, situated within a one minute walk of the sandy beach and beautiful bay, plus the small shops and various wine bars, cafes and restaurants. Swanage is a wonderful place to enjoy swimming, paddling, boating and fishing, as well as diving and a variety of water sports. It is a fairly small coastal town set amidst the spectacular downs of the Isle of Purbeck. It is part of the renowned Jurassic Coast and is a fantastic walking and cycling area. The Swanage Steam Railway provides a link with the historic village of Corfe Castle and there is a good bus service providing links with Wareham, Studland, Poole and Bournemouth.

Furnished with great attention to detail in a rich and elegant country house style, Bay House provides comfortable accommodation for up to 14 guests across six bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath or shower room. The accommodation is arranged over several split levels with short staircases linking each level. It is an ideal base for those looking to spend their time beside the sea with all of Swanage's prime attractions within a short walk of the house. Glimpses of the bay and coastline beyond can be enjoyed from some of the top bedrooms and many of the rooms have beautiful high ceilings and attractive large windows.

The property boasts two adjoining sitting areas, one decorated with sumptuous sofas, an ornamental fireplace and upright piano, and a second with additional comfortable sofa seating and a large flat screen TV with Sky including Sports and Movies, and a DVD player. The rooms can be opened into one larger area when desired via wooden doors. There is a dining area where 14 people can enjoy meals together; an open plan fitted kitchen equipped with a double electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, double fridge freezer and an excellent amount of cupboard space, plus a utility area with a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Bay House has WiFi throughout and all of the bedrooms have televisions and some storage space. There is a light and spacious master bedroom with a super king-size bed, ample storage space and a flat screen TV, plus an elegant ensuite bathroom with a Victorian style ball and claw foot bath, hand shower ,WC and basin. (This bathroom can also be accessed from the landing if desired). The house has five additional bedrooms comprised of three doubles, one twin and one triple room, all of which have either ensuite bath or shower rooms. One of the doubles has pretty floral wallpaper and enjoys glimpses of the sea, as does the twin bedroom which also has an attractive writing desk and seat. The triple room on the top floor has both a small shower room with basin and a spacious bathroom with a bath and hand held shower, WC and basin, giving guests exceptionally flexible bathing options - ideal after a day spent at the beach. In addition to the en-suites, there is also a cloakroom and shower room accessed from the landings. A travel cot and high chair, plus an inflatable single mattress are available on request. Central heating and electricity are without extra charge.

The house has an attractive decked terrace with outdoor furniture and climbing pot plants where meals can be enjoyed al fresco. Cars can be parked in front of the property if space permits, or in nearby residential roads within a short walk of the property.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 6 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size, 3 doubles, and 1 twin, and 1 triple
  • 1 bathroom, 2 en-suite bathrooms and 2 en-suite shower rooms
  • 1 shower room on landing
  • 1 cloakroom on landing
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Free roadside parking available nearby
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pubs, shops, and beach within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge and TV in each of the bedrooms
  • £250 security deposit required prior to arrival

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jane 9th November 2018

We had a brilliant long weekend with both family and friends, celebrating a few birthdays. House was just perfect, even in November - it was so warm and cosy. The en suite in all rooms were brilliant for so many people. The TV and games catered for all our needs in the evenings. Town is so near (even in rain!) and has lots to do and see and places Read moreto eat. All agreed we must go again! Hide

Reviewed by Marlis 12th October 2018

Brilliant house in brilliant location. Ideal for a family and friend trip away. We enjoyed our stay insanely.

View of the property
Comfortable lounge
Light and airy double bedroom
Roll top bath
Another double bedroom
 Double bedroom with an en-suite
Twin bedroom
Another Double Bedroom
Bedroom with TV and built in wardrobes
Sitting room with lots of space for the whole family to relax
Beautiful property feature
Show 3 moreDining Area


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