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“Lovely house in a great location”
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lounge with open fireplace ,TV, dvd, games large sunny kitchen diner,seating 10, doors to garden
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40 reviews
lounge with open fireplace ,TV, dvd, games
large sunny kitchen diner,seating 10, doors to garden
master bed with ensuite shower
masterbed ensuite shower room
twin room on first floor
family bathroom on first floor with bath and shower over
spacious first floor landing leading to top floor
front twin bed top floor with ensuite shower room
top floor ensuite with large shower
top floor back bedroom with sink
Enclosed south facing terrace garden with modern rattan furniture
off street parking for 2 cars,essential in Swanage!
sandy beach just 2 minutes walk!
View of swanage beach in direction of Old Harry's Rock
just down the steps is the Cabin beach bar, just a minute away!
other access to beach down slope
walk from house on SW coast path,views of Swanage Bay
shady seat in garden
Window seat in kitchen
walk from house up Ballard Coast on south west coast path
walk from Durlston Castle,Swanage to Dancing Ledge
SW coast path from Kimmeridge to Tyneham
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Townhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England

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JohnHayne...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely house in a great location”
Reviewed 23 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

The White House is a fantastic place to stay in Swanage. Located in a quiet residential part of the town, a stone's throw from an excellent pub (Crow's Nest) and restaurant (Bull and Boat).

A very spacious house with a fabulous kitchen/diner and entrance hall packed with character. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Entrance hall - packed with character
Liked least: The weather!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Cas1954
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect for a family celebration”
Reviewed 17 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

I booked this house for my 60th birthday. It was perfect, with the large kitchen table and seating out on the patio. Everything was provided including a cafetiere and several cork screws! There were 8 of us staying plus another 2 on one night, and it was really nice being able to walk everywhere. We all thoroughly enjoyed our 6 days there.

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Liked best: Spacious kitchen and location
Liked least: No loo on ground floor
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Coralie R
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Quiet location, good for Swanage, buses, trains and walks”
Reviewed 24 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

7 of us aged 13 to 70's stayed for a long w/e in February. Quiet location, everything you could need in the house. We all agreed The White House was a lovely place to stay, it has a home from home feel with all we needed to cater for our every need, including string! We parked the cars and left them the whole 4 days due to the easy walk into Swanage for the beach and all the facilities there. In fact we went to Corfe, Old Harry's Rocks and Sandbanks using bus, train and walking. Definite thumbs up from all of us.

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netgull
London
2 reviews
“Great weekend away”
Reviewed 27 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Stayed at the White House for a weekend away with friends in December 2013. The house is great. The rooms are big and most have ensuite bathrooms and twin beds, so it is ideal for a company that does not only have couples. Rooms were clean and beds comfortable. The kitchen is functional, with a big table that can easily fit more than 8 people. We found the kitchen well equipped for cooking, but do bring your own spices/tea/coffee etc.
The living room was great with comfy sofas and a fireplace! The location of the house is excellent with the beach, the coastal path and central Swanage only a few minutes walk away. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

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Liked best: Large ensuite rooms, fireplace
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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barnes220...
Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Stay and location”
Reviewed 11 December 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We stayed here at the end of October, with family and friends for a long weekend. The house is in a fantastic location with the town and beach is only a short walk away.
The house itself is lovely and there is plenty of room.
The Crow's Nest Pub is a pub a stone's throw away and seemed very friendly even with our rowdy children charging around.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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Sue D
UK
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Perfect base to explore the lovely Purbeck countryside”
Reviewed 31 August 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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We have stayed at this lovely house a couple of times with groups of friends. The house is well decorated and spacious. The modern kitchen/diner has recently been re done and offers an ideal social space for large groups (8-10) to eat together. The number of bathrooms to bedrooms is excellent and the rooms are all large and light. Outside there is a lovely sunny courtyard, idea to enjoy a pre dinner drink. The beach is just a few minutes walk away down some steps. From the house is it easy to walk up the cliff tops for amazing views of the solent. Other great walks along the SW Coast path are very easily accessible from this ideal location. Check out the pasties at the pub at Worth Matravers...

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Philip P
Crowborough, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“A Great place for a family holiday”
Reviewed 10 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

The White House was ideal for our requirements. This was an early Summer break for the whole family, grandparents, parents and grandchildren. The facilities in the house were fine with a pleasant airy kitchen/diner meaning the whole family were able to eat together. The lounge was well equipped (TV etc.) and bedrooms were spacious. The location was perfect – literally 5 minutes walk from the sandy beach, and with three grandchildren under 3 exactly what was required - a safe beach with cafe and other facilities available. Swanage’s quaint town centre was another 15 minutes or so stroll along the prom. Excursions were possible with Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park extremely popular with the little ones (the adults learnt something as well) and a history lesson for all at Corfe Castle after a delightful ride on a steam train. We would have no hesitation of returning to The White House or recommending it to friends and others looking for a family holiday.

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Liked best: proximity to beach
Liked least: no downstairs toilet
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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