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“The Sandcastle - Swanage- perfect for a family...”

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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England

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46MikeH32
Weaverham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The Sandcastle - Swanage- perfect for a family holiday.”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The Sandcastle has been fitted out beautifully as a holiday rental. Everything you need for a family even down to buckets, spades and crab lines (didn't catch one!) More TV sets than necessary but that's just me. The whole house and garden were comfy and plenty big enough for 8 and you didn't have to be on top of one another. Our cooks weren't taken with the cooker but hey, it worked. Parking on street was never a problem, 10 mins walk from town and beach. And of course Swanage is just fab. The railway, the beach, Corfe Castle, the Purbecks. What a dream place.

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Liked best: Taking the family
Liked least: I suppose the cooker but no big deal.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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SamanthaJ...
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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“Excellent accommodation”
Reviewed 2 July 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This is the second time we have stayed at The Sandcastle and have already booked again for next year! The location is excellent for local shops, beach and train even with young children. The house is excellently equipped throughout and beautifully clean and tidy and still suitable for young children (having travelled with children between 8 months and 5 years old.) The outside area is great and we enjoyed a BBQ whilst there!! I would highly recommend this to others as a great holiday let, you will be very comfortable and in a great position for all amenities with the addition of lots of parking.

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Liked best: Great location with parking and clean comfortable house
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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eyedoclon...
London
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“Stunning house - beautifully appointed”
Reviewed 2 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Our usual place that we rent in Studland was booked so we took a punt on this place as the pictures online looked nice and there were some good reviews already on Tripadvisor. It's a redbrick suburban row house which looks well looked after. Internally the house is beautifully appointed . Very tastefully decorated lounge at the front with Plasma & DVD. Very comfy sofas. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need - and a really comfy sofa/sitting area off the kitchen. Bedrooms & bathroom look brand new - again tastefully done - and obviously not skimped on. Beds very comfortable. Very quiet street too - slept much better than I do at home! Neighbours lovely - even going to the trouble of loaning iPhone charger and helping with rubbish!

We had an absolutely lovely stay and will now make this our first choice rental in our trips to Purbeck. Absolutely loved this place - highly recommended.

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Liked best: Quietness
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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MazL100
London, England, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic holiday home”
Reviewed 18 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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We have just returned refreshed and relaxed from a lovely holiday in Swanage having stayed with family at The Sandcastle. The Sandcastle is an absolute gem, a beautifully presented, well equipped, comfortable and conveniently positioned holiday home. We loved the conservatory dining room and wonderful sun trap garden. It was so easy to walk down to the town and sea front, and is very close to the train and bus station. A great place to stay with family or friends.

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Liked best: Decoration, size, comfortable, well equipped
Liked least: Parking
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Prestwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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Liked best: Location and comfort.
Liked least: Narrow stairs may be prohibitive to elderly people, but first level bedrooms would be more suitable for them in that instance.
Travelling group: Friends
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