Excellent property, ideal location and well provisioned
A group of us stayed here the week and took the days to do walking close by. The house has lots of plates cutlery etc, everything you need, if you want to cook at home (as we did). Parking for three cars and very close to the centre. There are many walks you can do from the house itself. We really enjoyed our time here and found it comfortable and convenient.
Nice cottage, good location.
Nice spacious cottage, well equipped and comfortable, good space for 8 people.
Location excellent for Swanage beaches. Parking at the rear convenient. Easy to walk into Swanage.
Enjoyed our stay for the weekend even though the weather was inclement.
Excellent accommodation in excellent central location
The overall spacious accommodation was more than adequate for an extended family of 4 adults and 3 children. Its central location made life very simple with easy access to beach, town centre, railway station and skate/play park. In general the standard and range of equipment was very good with only the size of the fridge being a minor inconvenience. The front bedroom was also a bit noisy from road noise arriving through the air vent (not present in the rooms down stairs) although it is a personal balance between ventilation and noise when adjacent to a major road. Would highly recommend for extended family groups.
Good base with lots to do
Well equipped cottage ample parking easy walk to shops and beach. Good TV and WiFi very comfortable and warm
A very comfortable house, close to the sea and town.
My family has stayed at Lizards Rest several times and we've always had a great time. The house is perfect for a family break, is well cleaned and well equipped. It is in a wonderful position, within walking distance to the sea and town, which is one of the attractions for me.
Beautiful home from home.
The house is laid out beautifully, everything has been thought off. It's extremely well equipped, we've never stayed anywhere where you can cook a full Roast dinner but you can there. It was warm, comfortable, light and spacious. Our two young grandchildren loved the garden and being able to leave the cars and walk to town and the beach was terrific. Only things I'd change, better lighting in the kitchen, a washing line and a back door lock that worespect better as that was veryour stiff and temperamental. Otherwise awesome holiday home.
Response: Thank you for your lovely review. The washing line and back door lock problem you experienced has now been resolved.
Clean, comfortable and spacious.
A lovely family home with ample space for two families to stay. Great location with just a short walk to the beach and town.
Excellent accomodation for 8 people
We found Lizards Rest an ideal accommodation , with excellent access to all local amenities.
More than happy to stay again
It was spacious, clean, well equipped, parked the car and left it for the week.
Only useful extras would be a steamer for the cooker and a simple washing line for the wetsuits, towels etc, there was an old rusted rotary but we never found the hole in the lawn!
We had yet again a great stay at lizzards rest, was our fifth year there.Have provisionly booked for next year and looking forward to it.
Lovely, comfortable and central holiday stay
Lizards Rest is a truly lovely home for a family holiday. It’s very comfortable with everything you need, and ideally located close to everything in Swanage. Our whole family had a great stay and we hope to come back some time
Great base left the car and walked everywhere
Great cottage well equipped warm and comfortable plenty of space good car parking. I was worried about food shops but there's a good Co-op and Budgens a short walk away. No need to use the car all week.
Only complaint the lights in the kitchen a bit dim but that's being a bit picky everything else is really good
A well equipped house in a lovely area.
This house was perfect for our group of five single ladies on a photography trip to Dorset. An easy walk to the beach and town and easy parking at the house. We travelled out every day and returned each night exhausted. Kitchen was very well equipped and the lounge comfortable. The bedrooms were excellent and beds comfortable. My only criticism would be that for a house that can accommodate quite a few, there was only one shower which was downstairs. Upstairs has a good bathroom but no shower. The front bedroom has a dressing room and another room which could quite easily have a shower and toilet put in, already having a hand basin.
Having said that, I would thoroughly recommend this property as a good family holiday home.
Brilliant place to stay
My family and I had a brilliant holiday in Swanage last week, the accommodation at the Lizard bungalow was as good as before and better for the grand children as the WIFI was working most of the time.
Excellent location and property.
Very clean and spacious accommodation. Lizards rest had every thing you could wish for, We were lucky that we picked the very hot week in June so we were also able to make the most of the private enclosed garden. - If it should rain Lizards rest had many children's games and DVDs - the TV had a large range of channels and the wi-fi never let us down. Only minutes from the beach, shops etc. We were most appreciative of the welcome pack and would recommend Lizards Rest to anyone who wants a British Holiday
A wonderful place to stay, comfy and central.
Lizards Rest is a lovely holiday home. This was our third visit, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The home is nice and central, and within close reach of the beach and seafront, the town and the railway. Everything we needed was within a nice stroll. Swanage is a lovely place for all ages, and Lizards Rest caters for all ages. Last year we ranged from young up to 90 years old. This year Mum didn't join us, but if she had, there is a downstairs bedroom. The garden is nice to sit out in when it is sunny, and the rooms are spacious and sunny. We will return again soon,
Brilliant house to holiday in and in a perfect location
We were really happy staying at Lizards Rest. It was very spacious, clean, bright, homely and in a perfect location for the beach and town. The garden was a perfect size too and great for the kids to play in.
Just a couple of things to suggest: we were surprised at so little cupboard space in the kitchen for food; some more cupboard space would be very helpful. The double bed in the room at the back of the house was extremely creaky (i.e. every time you moved in bed, it creaked) and didn't feel very sturdy...maybe could do with an upgrade!?
Overall though it was an excellent house to stay in and would stay there again!
Very comfortably furnished. All the appliances you will need and in a great location with car park spaces to boot. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would definitely stay there again.
Perfect holiday home
We had a lovely week in swanage and staying at lizards rest. The house is very spacious and the welcome pack left is much appreciated. With the beach and town being just 5 mins walk away you couldn't ask for anything better. Also a telephone call from Dorset cottages to say if we needed anything was also most welcome
We had a great time
We enjoyed our stay at lizards rest. The house is spacious and ideally situated being close to the beech and town. Carnival week is always good as there is plenty to do and see. We will definitely be returning. The welcome pack left is very thoughtful and much appreciated and also to get a phone call from Dorset cottages was very nice it's these things that make the holiday too so thank you very much
We had a brilliant time at Lizards Rest, our second visit, and not our last, short walk from all amenities took a boat ride to Poole and came back by bus, return bus to Bournemouth, Lizard's Rest is clean, spacious and so convenient, counted 41 Lizards hope that I found them all, will definitely come back again. Highly recommended. I also wrote in the guest book well worth reading
Thank you Lizards Rest
A really lovely holiday home.
This was our second visit to Lizards Rest. We thoroughly enjoy our stay there. It is convenient for all of Swanage, has parking and is easy to push Mum in her wheelchair, either into town or along the seafront. The only improvements would be a handrail to help people like my Mum down the back garden steps from where you park the car, plus a loo in the little room attached to the upstairs front bedroom. Apart from that it is heavenly!. Our ages were from 30 - 90 and we all find plenty to do locally, and also indoors if the weather is inclement. We had a sing along to the CD player in the dining room, read the books and played Trivial Pursuits and a few other games supplied. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Lovely, clean and perfectly equipped!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! It had apsalutly everything! Home away from home. Clean and spacious and only a 5 min walk from the beach, town and train station. The children loved counting all the lizards around the house too. Lovely garden with patio chairs and bbq which we enjoyed during the evening. We look forward to our next visit.
What a fantastic property
We stayed as a family of eight for an 80th birthday. Very well appointed accommodation and plenty of space
Lovely House Spacious and Comfortable
We had a very pleasant stay in Lizard's Rest. House spacious and comfortable and Swanage a very pleasant little town. Had a lovely trip on steam railway to Corfe Castle. Weather could have been a little better but we did have some warm days.
Excellent house in a perfect location.
This house had everything we needed for our 3 generation family holiday.Well equipped kitchen, flexible sleeping arrangements, a wonderful 10 seater dining table where we spent most evenings after dinner talking, and parking for 3 cars.The booking process was painless and the welcome wine and milk most thoughtful. Across the road is a great park with plenty of space for playing football, rounders etc and we were very close to beach and town.The wifi could be a bit hit and miss but who needs the internet when you are in dear old Swanage.
We stayed at Lizards Rest from 14th to 21st June and had a really lovely week. We would definitely go back again, the only thing that is putting us of
We stayed at Lizards Rest from 14th to 21st June and had a really lovely week. We would definitely go back again, the only thing that is putting us off is now that our granddaughter will be starting school this September we would have to visit during the school holidays and the price we think might just be too much for us, although we acknowledge that the prices charged are similar for most places. Nevertheless we would like to thank you for providing this lovely home and for the welcome pack left. Mrs Chrimes
We had a very nice time in lizards rest cottage, we found it very spacious and homely. We have booked cottages all along the south coast for the past
We had a very nice time in lizards rest cottage, we found it very spacious and homely. We have booked cottages all along the south coast for the past twelve years, and it was the first time for us in swanage, a very picturesque and lovely place, we have already provisionly booked lizards rest for next year, just looking for another cottage for the week prior.
Cottage was in a fantastic location, only minutes from the beach and centre of town. Very spacious accommodation with everything you need to make you
Cottage was in a fantastic location, only minutes from the beach and centre of town. Very spacious accommodation with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. It could do with a brighten up and a lick of paint but still fab nonetheless. Swanage is a beautiful town, with lots to do and see - I would highly recommend staying here at Lizards Rest.