Located in Swanage, Dorset
20 Ulwell Road is a holiday cottage in Swanage, Dorset, sleeping 14 and pet friendly this large Edwardian house is perfect for large families or groups of friends
20 Ulwell Road is a large detached Edwardian property located in the popular seaside town of Swanage. Offering accommodation for up to 14 guests 20 Ulwell Road allows large families or groups of friends to holiday together in this prime location. You are right where you need to be with a pub just 1 minute walk away while shops and the beach are just 2 minutes walk away. This, like almost all of the Jurassic Coastline, is a walkers paradise with views across the ocean to the Isle of Wight from Old Harry Rocks. Carry on round and explore Durlston Country Park and Nature Reserve or head the other way and explore further great, sandy beaches at Studland. Explore inland on the Swanage Steam Railway and visit the ruins and history of Corfe Castle. Or just stay in Swanage which has everything you need for a traditional seaside holiday on its award winning Blue Flag sandy beach along with a host of events throughout the year including jazz, comedy, folk and blues festivals. All of this can be enjoyed with your pets as the property accepts up to two well behaved dogs.
The accommodation at 20 Ulwell Road is arranged over three floors and comprises of a sitting room with woodburner, Freeview TV, WiFi and a selection of books, games and DVDs. The dining room also sports a woodburner and has a large rectangular table to seat all the guests. The kitchen and utility area comes equipped with an Aga, gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer as well as a range of accessories and utensils. A cloakroom rounds of the ground floor. On the first floor is a king size double with en suite shower room, another king size double bedroom, a twin and a single. A bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and toilet and a cloakroom with basin and toilet serves the bedrooms on the first floor. On the second floor are two king size double bedrooms and an impressive bathroom with free-standing bath, separate shower, bidet, basin and toilet. Finally there is an annexe with a king size double with en suite shower room and even a small kitchenette. A travel cot and highchair can be provided upon request.
outside is a tiered garden with lawned areas and raised patio complete with furniture. There is off road parking for up to five cars. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
Originally a small fishing port, Swanage came to prominence in Victorian times when it became a holiday resort for the rich of the day. Today it has grown and tourism is a big part of the area helped by an amazing coastline featuring Old Harry Rocks and is considered the eastern gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. All of this can be enjoyed by many miles of the South West Coast Path.Read more
To the west of Swanage lies Langton Matravers while to the north lies Ulwell and Studland. If you travel south or east from Swanage then you had better be in a wet suit as you will then be in either Durlston Bay or the English Channel having passed the Anvil Lighthouse!
The Purbeck Film Festival is held in mid October and shows films around the region. In July the Swanage Jazz Festival is held over three days and celebrates jazz from around the world with many different styles on display. At the end of July is Swanage Carnival week culminating in a large firework display and decorated floats travelling through the town. In August is Swanage Lifeboat week with a variety of events from a charity duck race to Gig racing all in a great cause. At the end of August is the Purbeck Folk Festival, an award winning festival that has grown year on year. As well as folk, there are open mic and jam sessions, a cinema, archery and knotting workshops. In mid September is the Swanage Folk Festival, with hundreds of Morris dancers, join-in-sessions, concerts and workshops. At the end of September is the Swanage Walking Festival that celebrate this beautiful area with no fewer that 35 guided walks so you can find out about the history of the area as you take in the views.
The Swanage Railway has just celebrated its 35th anniversary and runs steam trains from Swanage taking in Norden, Harmans Cross and Corfe Castle. They have dining trains and even a 'drive a train' experience. There is an evening Sunset Shuttle and even a Sea Train Adventure combing sea travel with the steam railway. If you are staying in Swanage and thinking of visiting Corfe Castle for the day then this is the way to do it.
Durlston Country Park is a must for any keen naturalist or lover of British wildlife with amazing views over the coastline as an added bonus. Plenty of walking that is pushchair friendly, and many additional sites to see on your route including the Anvil Point lighthouse, Tilly Whim Caves, Durlston Castle, the visitor centre and cafe and shop. Studland Beach is a 4 mile stretch of golden, sandy beach with views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight. This is a great place for watersports and also is the most popular naturist beach in all of Britain. Back from the beach there are designated trails through sand dunes and into woodland to explore the wealth of nature in the area.
Huge variety of places to eat in Swanage with over 60 to choose from. A wonderful choice of world cuisine as well as a good choice of English dishes with local seafood on many menus.Read less
Bournemouth is 13 miles away
Bristol is 66 miles away
Exeter is 78 miles away