This semi detached home "Kelston Villa" is located in Durlston, a quiet elevated area overlooking Swanage bay and adjacent to Durlston country park. The Jurassic coast cliff walks begin approx 300m south of the property. The town centre is approx 500m north down the hill, so you get the views of the bay and are away from the bustle of the town. Local attractions include Swanage beaches, Swanage steam railway, Swanage Victorian Pier, Corfe Castle, Studland Beach, Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum and Lulworth Castle.
Edwardian house in Swanage, Dorset, England - Close to Country Park and Beach Period Features
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 22, 2019
About Denise Taylor
Local family with two children and a Labrador providing quality accommodation. I have tried to make our house comfortable and cosy with all you need for your stay. We hope you enjoy Swanage as much as we do. Happy Holidays! Post code of property; Kelston Villa, 14 Newton Rd, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2DZ.
Denise Taylor purchased this House in 2009
Why Denise Taylor chose Swanage
Period property in quiet prime location overlooking Swanage bay. Completely refurbished for 2010. Kelston Villa is conveniently located for the town and Durlston country park is just up the hill providing access to the Jurassic coast, fantastic walks and scenery.
What makes this House unique
Close to Durlston country park, good location for walkers to Jurassic coast. Close to Swanage beach (10 min amble). Dogs welcome (max 2). I do rent for short breaks out of high season (jul and August, half termsEaster and Christmas)
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
So enjoyed it. Lovely owner and very comfortable house. Loved it. House large comfortable and well equipped
Ideal multi-generational break
Ideal location for a short break near the sea. Good accommodation to cater for grandparents, children and grandchildren. Lots of lovely walks nearby. Great place for dog walking. Well-equipped house. We felt very welcome.
Thank you for taking the time to review my house. So glad you had a great stay over Christmas . Welcome again to this beautiful area of the country
Wonderful Edwardian home in Swanage which surpassed all our expextations.
This elegant comfortable and stylish home incorporates the very best of the up to date modern home without detracting from its history. A house suitable for three generations, with all of us loving it. The owners have provided everything to ensure your holiday is memorable. Two sitting rooms, both with superb views of the sea and Swanage bay, Comfortable beds, ample hot water, central heating, everything you could wish for in a kitchen diner, and a neat little garden. We have visited Swanage for over 30 years, firstly with our three daughters and now with our two grandsons and have rented many,many properties during that time but the quality of this house has surpassed all the others. If I lived permanently in Swanage this would be my dream home. Thank you so much from us all.
Thank you for your review - so glad you enjoyed the house and Swanage. It was a pleasure to host your family. See you next year.
Fantastic much bigger than it looks from outside
Great house - all nautical theme fantastic - very clean and tidy - comfy beds - (singles downstairs - bit soft) wonderful views - great laidback owner - was a pleasure to stay in beautiful swanage despite weather
Hi so glad you had a good stay despite the weather. At least you could use the log fire.
All the beds have the same mattresses, bought at the same time so maybe just personal preference as they’ve all had same usage.
Thanks for staying.
We were lucky enough to get a slot that had suddenly become available due to a cancellation! This is a great property with lots of space and excellent facilities. It is very well maintained and very clean and each room is so spacious that the 8 of us didn't get on top of eachtother. The beds are so comfortable and the house so well equipped that it is a home from home. Denise left us biscuits, tea, milk and fresh flowers - a really nice touch. The children loved playing with all the toys and the dolls house - so much so that they ignored the toys that they had brought with them! The walk down to the town centre is only about 5 minutes, but the walk back is much longer!! I didn't realise just how steep that part of Swanage was. But it was a good workout after ice creams!
I would thoroughly recommend this property.
Thank you for such a great review. I love it when visitors enjoy Swanage as much as we do.
I’m really pleased that everything was comfy and suited your family.
The dolls house is a favourite - when children see it they usually ditch their screens and imagination takes over.
Do come again.
Spacious welcoming house, great to come back to after a day out.
Kelston Villa was a great choice of property and made our stay in Swanage all the more relaxing. It was beautifully clean, spacious, and well-appointed with a very homely feel.
We were a group of 8 staying in the house and everybody loved the space throughout, with a special ‘yeah’ going to the powerful showers you have - very much needed after a day’s walking, swimming and exploring! The fantastic weather also meant we could have breakfast and evening meals on the garden patio every day.
The location well placed for the town and beach and by the end of the week we had even got used to the walk back up the hill from the shops.
Denise is a great host and responded to any questions quickly making the booking process very easy. We would all like to come back soon.
Swanage sandy beaches are approx 10 min walk away, Punch and Judy shows in high season. Main beach stretches for approx 1 mile to cliffs and walks over the hill to Studland and Old Harry Rocks. Water sports and climbing available. Peveril coast and lifeboat station approx 10 min walk. Durlston coastline approx 1/4 mile walk. Studlands sandy beaches are approx 10 mins by car. Kimmeridge beach approx 20 min drive, shale cliffs famous for its fossils.
Nearest airport Bournemouth approx 20 miles.
Corfe Castle 5 miles by car or steam train.
Wareham 10 miles rail link to London approx 2 hours 20 mins.
Bournemouth 20 miles by car/sandbanks ferry. 1 hour via. Bournemouth belle boat, peak season.
Bovington tank museum 30 mins in car.
Monkey world, Wool 30 mins in car.
Swanage has 2 supermarkets Co-op and Budgens. Chococo chocolate factory and local fruit and veg in commercial lane, Moore's Local butcher. Local fresh fish in High Street. Local deli, health food shop, Sunshine ceramics pottery painting, Nixons ironmongers, local post office, Barclays, Nat west, Lloyds, local cinema, Martins paper shop, Jenkins corner store, Arkwrights corner store open late, Boots chemist, pubs, pizzerias, restaurants, fish chip shops, jewellers, art galleries, cafes, various gift shops, hairdressers and barbers.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Please telephone or e mail for booking.25% Deposit payable on booking with balance due 8 weeks prior to holiday date.I do book for short breaks out of peak season( which includes Jul/Aug and half terms,Easter and Christmas and New year) Please contact me if you have a query or wish to discuss specific requirements as I can be flexible if I have availability. Changeover Day: Friday. Arrival from 3pm depart by 10am. I do consider short breaks out of season for 2+ nights please e mail to discuss requirements. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.please contact me if you require a 3 night stay out of season .