Heath Lodge

Located in Studland, Dorset

This property, located on a leafy lane overlooking Studland Heath and under a mile from Sandy Beach, offers an unforgettable stay to guests seeking the perfect mix between countryside and coast.

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No

Description

Located on a quiet, unmade country road just 3 miles from Swanage, this property is your ideal retreat from busy life. You’re situated right at the end of the stunning Jurassic coast, which finishes at Old Harry Rocks (1 mile), offering children the chance to go fossil hunting. Take a stroll straight from the house across the heathland to get to the magnificent Agglestone Rock (350 metres) where you can see for miles around you, safe in the knowledge that your weary legs can rest among the property’s bright and airy decor when it’s time to go home.

Step into the porch and into the hall to take off muddy boots and coats after a day of exploration before heading to the lounge with beautiful oak floors. Cosy up in front of the wood burner on the comfy sofas, or take a seat at the bay window with a good book. If TV is more your thing, find your favourite programme and settle down for the evening; if you’re feeling competitive, pop over to the dining room where the large dining table converts into a pool table! Enjoy looking out through French doors to the garden while you eat or play pool, or throw them open during warmer months to let in some fresh air. Step through to the bright contemporary kitchen with a breakfast bar and everything you could need to cook up a storm. The oven even has a warming drawer if you fancy showing off your baking skills! There’s no need to worry if you get mucky since the utility room has a sink and drier for you to use. Head up the stairs onto the spacious landing and you’ll find a peaceful bedroom with a single bed at the top of the stairs; across the way, a double bedroom lends a boutique feel to your stay with pretty decorative touches. A superb king-size room, complete with an en-suite with his and hers sinks and a shower, allows you to holiday in style. Quaint coastal touches furnish the twin bedroom and make it a relaxing place for kids after a long day at the beach. Soak among the bubbles in the main bathroom, or rinse off in the separate shower.

Outside, the large garden is a pleasure to enjoy in the warmer months. Sizzle up a BBQ on the terrace while the kids play table tennis, or bask in the sun on the loungers in front of the summer house on the raised patio. At the front of the property, sit among the shrubs and plants at the table that has a parasol to shade you from the sun.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

Facilities

  • Welcoming detached home overlooking Studland Heath and a peaceful front and rear gardens where you can chase the sun
  • Large terrace with a BBQ for summer al fresco dinners and plenty of fun for everyone with both indoor and outdoor games
  • An ideal base for walkers and nature lovers to explore the nearby nature reserves and a sandy beach less than a mile away
  • 4 bedrooms 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 3 bathrooms 2 en suite, 1 main bathroom, 1 separate WC
  • Oven with warming drawer and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility room with marble worktops, sink and drier
  • The dining table turns into a pool table
  • Table tennis table in the garden
  • Wood burner logs provided free of charge from October end of April
  • Electric, central heating and underfloor heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Off road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Shop, pub and beach less than 1 mile
  • TV/DVD, Sonos speaker

Features

BBQ
Close to coast
Cot Available
Dishwasher
Family friendly
Games Room
Garden
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Real Fire
TV
Washing machine
WiFi

Location

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Area Details

Studland

Studland is a small village close to Swanage and Wareham with great, sandy beaches. Owned by the National Trust, they have car parks attached and some offer watersports. Riding lessons on the beach are available from the local riding stables on some beaches. With 4 miles of golden, sandy beach, Studland Bay has 4 beaches.

The Beaches

Knoll Beach is a sandy beach backed by a wilderness of dunes. The beach has wide open spaces and has a designated area for a nudist beach. The beach can be popular for watersports and there is a shop on the beach. Middle Beach is another sandy beach, sheltered by low cliffs. Watersports are popular here with locals and visitors. Shell Bay is a sandy beach, popular with families, with dunes as a backdrop with lots for the children to explore. And finally, South Beach is a sheltered cove that gently shelves into the water. This sandy beach is popular with families as the water here is quite shallow. The beach is backed by steep hills and faces north so tends to get the most sun.

Walking

There are lots of trails around Studland and beyond. For instance, pick up the South West Coast Path from here. Explore the Studland to Swanage trail, or the walk to Old Harrys Rock. The chalky rocks which make up Old Harrys Rock are part of the 95 mile Jurassic Coast that stretches to Exeter and has spectacular views. In addition, there are specific trails through the woodland and Nature Reserve. You may be lucky enough here to spot deer, various species of wildlife and unusual wildflowers. There are a few cafes on the beaches to eat, a convenience store and a few pubs in the village. The Black Swan Inn and The Crows Nest Inn has gardens and the Crows Nest has a play area for the children. In conclusion, Studland is the perfect balance of peace and tranquillity, with the knowledge that larger busier towns are not far away.

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