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Old Post Office Swanage - Billet Doux

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Having recently returned from a six days stay in the Billet Doux we are still in awe about this holiday rental. The house is welcoming, all amenities are provided; the atmosphere could not be better. We have rented holiday apartments and houses in the UK for about 15 years, but we have never encountered a place as clean and lovely...

Thank RikkeLF35
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Just leaving after a lovely weeks stay at Billet Doux. Jude has recently bought the property so disregard the older comments. This property is a beautifully furnished very peaceful holiday property, from the welcoming wine, biscuits and flowers to Jude checking we had everything we needed it was a perfect base for walks & exploring Purbeck/Dorset. Just a short walk...

Thank Klh62
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Just returned from a lovely stay at the Billet Doux--it was so good we extended our stay. There was confusion regarding conflicting previous reviews that we almost decided not to bother. However, after speaking with the present owner and airing our concerns we decided to book. We were not disappointed. Let's start by clarifying that the Billet doux is a...

1Thank DiscerningCust0mer
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2014

This was our first stay in Purbeck and we received a warm welcome from David, Rowena, Ronnie & Reggie. We had a choice of rooms and opted for the twin overlooking the garden and the advantage of an en-suite. We enjoyed sitting outside on the veranda listening to the chickens and enjoying the afternoon sunshine. The only slight drawback of...

Thank chrisandclairesurrey
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2014

If you want a romantic, beautiful little apartment overlooking the rooftops of swanage and the sea with the isle of wight beyond... look no further! David and Rowena have obviously spent a lot of time and effort in making this little apartment what it is today. It is true to say that parking in the tiny tiny car park is...

Thank janey_dee_12
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Such a wonderful little hotel. The hosts, Rowena and David, are lovely people who have the guests needs and interests at the heart of what they do. The rooms are immaculate and decorated beautifully. Breakfast is awesome as well! We stayed here the night of our wedding and it was just perfect. Thank you for a great stay!

2Thank KT1801
Wincanton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2014

There is so much I could describe this; Beautiful, Warm Welcoming B&B I could give you but I would go on forever. We arrived on the Saturday afternoon and we were warmly greeted by Rowena and David, the Owners. They were so lovely we knew we chose a great place to stay. The thing I love is how it is...

1Thank Ellie O
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This self catering apartment if treated as just an apartment is well equipped and decorated. As this is the groundfloor flat with one above and one below, it is subjected to a little noise, especially as the bedroom is facing the street / road and front entrance. As the neighbours are getting ready for work at 6am and commuter traffic...

2Thank Kevin B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I stayed here for one night with an Ozzie friend of mine whilst doing a stretch of the South West Coast Path. The place is a ten minute walk uphill out of town which might put people off but the centre of Swanage doesn't have much to offer as I write this and the place is situated in a lovely...

Thank frostyfreezy
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Stayed here for a long weekend earlier this month. Very comfortable, spotlessly clean and very well equipped and appointed (except no cups, just large thick mugs). Ideal location on the top of the town. Would definitely stay again.

2Thank AntonyJay

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
2 minutes walk from the cliffs, The Billet Doux is a small self catering holiday cottage with excellent facilities. One double bedroom overlooking a small garden. Beautiful sunny sitting room with french doors leading on to garden and double sofa bed. Spacious bathroom with large shower. Delightful kitchen with dining table, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. Parking and easy access. Owners regret no dogs, no smokers and no children under 12 The Billet Doux is within 10 minutes walk of the centre of Swanage with all its shops and restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Post Office Swanage - Billet Doux

Address: 4 Ballard Estate, Swanage BH19 1QZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Number of rooms: 1
Also Known As:
Old Post Office Swanage - Billet Doux Isle Of Purbeck
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“We preferred the twin room because of the en-suite and the garden view. The double overlooks the road, although it is a very quiet private road. The property is a bungalow, so both rooms are on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles chrisandclairesurrey, 4 Oct 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the Lavender ( twin ) room. By all accounts from our fellow guests the other room (double) was just as lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles frostyfreezy, 9 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Stayed in the twin room which was very good and overlooked the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles KeithWiltshire_UK, 15 Jun 2012 | Read review
“Only two B&B rooms, one twin the other double. Twin has ensuite, Double as own full bathroom but is not en-suite. Self contained flat also.”
 of 5 bubbles SusanTunnacliffe, 20 Feb 2012 | Read review
“The twin room is more spacious than the double”
 of 5 bubbles Fans!, 20 Aug 2011 | Read review
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