Swanage, Dorset BH19

Spacious and light 4/5 bedroom Edwardian family home with excellent reception space, a large garden, balcony, roof terrace, garage and with lovely views across Swanage and the coast beyond.

The house was originally built in 1906, and is presented in good order throughout with light well-proportioned rooms and many period features. Winston Churchill and Eisenhower are reputed to have eaten in the house during the war whilst observing preparations at Studland (Fort Henry) for the Normandy Landings!

The house is located in a quiet residential road a short walk from Swanage town centre where there is a lovely beach and numerous amenities including a doctors' surgery, dentist, several schools and numerous restaurants, shops and cafes. The area is renowned for its rugged coastline and stunning coastal walks with Durlston Country Park (a 280 acre country park and nature reserve) within walking distance of the house, and with a lovely walk down to the sea across the downs to Peverill Point.

Features include;

  • Double reception room with wood floors and working fireplace
    Sitting room/snug with working fireplace
    Study/Dining room
    Kitchen/breakfast room
    Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
    3 further bedrooms
    Large loft room which could either be used as a bedroom, play room or study
    Shower room
    Family bathroom
    2 cloakrooms
    Attractive south and west facing garden
    Garage and off street parking for one car
    Balcony and roof terrace
    Views over Swanage and to the sea

Available on a (predominantly) UNFURNISHED basis. £1,650 (per calendar month)




Large entrance hall:
Spacious and bright entrance hall with original tiled flooring
Double reception room:
This light and spacious room has parquet wood floors, a working fireplace, two large bay windows and double doors leading to the large rear garden, and a door leading to the;


Kitchen/Breakfast room:
With a range of fitted wooden units, wooden work tops, Butler sink, 8 ring gas range hob and oven, space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, larder cupboard, tiled floors and back door to garden.

Dining room/Study:
With a range of bookcases and wood floors.

Sitting room/snug:
With wood floors, working fireplace and lovely bay window.

With sink and toilet

A light and sweeping staircase leads up to;


With large landing and lovely bay window with window seat and views towards Swanage and the sea

Bedroom 1 with en suite bathroom
Dual aspect double bedroom with views over the garden. Steps from the bedroom lead down to the;
En suite bathroom: with roll top bath, wash hand basin and toilet
Bedroom 2:
Spacious double bedroom with views towards Swanage and the sea, this bright room has fitted wardrobes, a built in desk and shelving, period fireplace (not working) and a small balcony with views over Swanage and towards the sea.
Bedroom 3:
Double bedroom with bookshelves, fitted cupboard and period fireplace (not working)

Bedroom 4:

Large single bedroom with period fireplace (not working)

Shower room:
With shower cubicle

Family bathroom:
Comprising bath with shower over and wash hand basin.

With toilet and wash hand basin.


Second Floor:

Large play room/study/occasional bedroom:
This large room has numerous velux windows, wood floors and lovely coastal views and would make an ideal play room, study or bedroom and has the added benefit of a roof terrace with views over the rear garden, Swanage and the sea.

Large garage with light and power.



To the front of the property is a small garden with various flower beds. To the rear of the property is a large well-tended garden mainly laid to lawn but with a patio area, and well-tended vegetable patch with several raised vegetable beds. To the side of the garden is a garage with light and power next to which is a chicken enclosure and run – the resident chickens and pet rabbits can be left at the property as part of the Tenancy or rehomed by the Landlord! At the rear of the garden is a summer house.


Council Tax:
Band F (£2,573.02 per annum)
Mains water and electricity, independent gas central heating.
£1,650.00 PER CALENDAR MONTH for a long let
Rated E
4-6 weeks rent to be held by the DPS (the Deposit Protection Service) for the duration of the Tenancy.

Our Fees:

Administration/Reservation Fee:
£100 (this includes the Tenancy Agreement)
Referencing Fee:
£30 (inc VAT) per person (18 years and over) Please note: These fees are non-refundable.
Other Costs/Payments:
At the end of the Tenancy: The cost of the inventory check-out (between £70 and £120 depending on the size of the property and whether it is furnished or unfurnished) For further information and a complete breakdown of fees that would apply to your particular circumstances and selected property please contact our office. We will also provide you with our “Tenant’s Guide to Renting a Property” prior to any viewing with you
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