Lizards Rest, Swanage. Sleeps 9 & baby

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Lizards Rest

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Location: Swanage & Studland

£430 - £1590

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Excellent

9.3 out of 10

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A great base and comfortable family home. This substantial detached holiday home offers ample accommodation for the extended family in a seaside location. Situated just a four minute walk from the Blue Flag beaches of Swanage and an equal distance to seaside town centre, with all the amenities that this bustling former fishing village has to offer. Swanage has long been recognised as a family friendly destination with plenty to keep all ages entertained, even if the weather keeps you off the beautiful beaches. A wealth of good quality eateries and a host of activities for all the family including award winning sandy beach, museum, gardens, sport facilities, sailing, diving, golf and a range of shops.

 

The Saxon walled town of Wareham is a fifteen minute drive away, relax on the Quay or take a pleasure cruise onto Brownsea Island and Poole Harbour. Visit the beautiful National Trust owned ruins at Corfe Castle. For a special, mesmerising day out visit the world renowned Monkey World, just a thirty minute drive away.

 

Facilities:

4 Bedrooms. G/F twin (TV). F/F 2 dbls, treble (1 bunk & 1 single). Lounge; SKY TV, Stereo DVD, WIFI, ornamental electric fireplace. Large kitchen, range oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and MP3 player. Utility Room with washing machine and tumble drier. Dining Room for formal dining (10 persons); CD player and games. Bathrooms; G/F Shower Room, F/F family bathroom. Secure garden, good size lawn, patio, BBQ and furniture. Parking; 3 off road. Central heating. Travel cot provided (no linen) & high chair. Linen included in weekly and short break bookings, towels are not supplied.


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2018 Saturday Pricing

Month
Week beginning and price
January 6th £430 13th £430 20th £430 27th £430
February 3rd £430 10th £610 17th £430 24th £430
March 3rd £430 10th £430 17th £430 24th £430
April 31st £980 7th £980 14th £470 21st £470 28th £510
May 5th £495 12th £495 19th £495 26th £1390
June 2nd £660 9th £660 16th £660 23rd £675
July 30th £1025 7th £1025 14th £1280 21st £1560 28th £1560
Aug 4th £1560 11th £1560 18th £1560 25th £1560
Sept 1st £695 8th £560 15th £560 22nd £440 29th £440
Oct 6th £440 13th £440 20th £865 27th £440
November 3rd £440 10th £440 17th £440 24th £440
December 1st £440 8th £440 15th £440
Xmas £1310 NYear £1310



Short Breaks

3 nights From £275 4 nights £365 (low season)
Available Nov – May Exc school holidays
Last minute Mid and High Season short breaks available please call 01929 481547
to enquire.

Additional Costs

£30 booking fee
£100 refundable security fee

The normal changeover for this property is a Saturday, though this is flexible out of season and over Christmas. Dates in green are available, dates in orange are provisional bookings and the dates in red are booked.

To book: Select your check in/out dates in the box on the right of this tab.

Excellent accomodation for 8 people
We found Lizards Rest an ideal accommodation , with excellent access to all local amenities.
Mrs. Margaret Comley.
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!
Anthony Guy (with Morrells)
GREAT
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.
IAN DUNLOP
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
Emma
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
Mr R Lewis
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.
Jenny Baker
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.
Melvyn and Sharon Harman
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
Brian
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,
Julia Robertson
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!
Faith O'Sullivan
Excellent
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.
J. McFarlane
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
Janice Chrimes
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
Janice Chrimes
excelent.faultless
big.family.hol.we.had.lots.of.space.and.sleeping.options..................our.three.year.old.loved.the.lizards..alltheapliances.keeped.us.allcool!
anne.hartigan
Brilliant
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
Gaynor Hone
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.
Julia Robertson
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.
Mrs Chapman
What a fantastic property
We stayed as a family of eight for an 80th birthday. Very well appointed accommodation and plenty of space
Paul & Tracey King
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.
Mrs P
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.
Wendy
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
J C
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.
Mr D
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.
Mrs J

Lizards Rest, Swanage. Sleeps 9 & baby

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Lizards Rest

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Location: Swanage & Studland

£430 - £1590

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A great base and comfortable family home. This substantial detached holiday home offers ample accommodation for the extended family in a seaside location. Situated just a four minute walk from the Blue Flag beaches of Swanage and an equal distance to seaside town centre, with all the amenities that this bustling former fishing village has to offer. Swanage has long been recognised as a family friendly destination with plenty to keep all ages entertained, even if the weather keeps you off the beautiful beaches. A wealth of good quality eateries and a host of activities for all the family including award winning sandy beach, museum, gardens, sport facilities, sailing, diving, golf and a range of shops.

 

The Saxon walled town of Wareham is a fifteen minute drive away, relax on the Quay or take a pleasure cruise onto Brownsea Island and Poole Harbour. Visit the beautiful National Trust owned ruins at Corfe Castle. For a special, mesmerising day out visit the world renowned Monkey World, just a thirty minute drive away.

 

Facilities:

4 Bedrooms. G/F twin (TV). F/F 2 dbls, treble (1 bunk & 1 single). Lounge; SKY TV, Stereo DVD, WIFI, ornamental electric fireplace. Large kitchen, range oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and MP3 player. Utility Room with washing machine and tumble drier. Dining Room for formal dining (10 persons); CD player and games. Bathrooms; G/F Shower Room, F/F family bathroom. Secure garden, good size lawn, patio, BBQ and furniture. Parking; 3 off road. Central heating. Travel cot provided (no linen) & high chair. Linen included in weekly and short break bookings, towels are not supplied.


Access Statement – Specific Property Details

 

2018 Saturday Pricing

Month
Week beginning and price
January 6th £430 13th £430 20th £430 27th £430
February 3rd £430 10th £610 17th £430 24th £430
March 3rd £430 10th £430 17th £430 24th £430
April 31st £980 7th £980 14th £470 21st £470 28th £510
May 5th £495 12th £495 19th £495 26th £1390
June 2nd £660 9th £660 16th £660 23rd £675
July 30th £1025 7th £1025 14th £1280 21st £1560 28th £1560
Aug 4th £1560 11th £1560 18th £1560 25th £1560
Sept 1st £695 8th £560 15th £560 22nd £440 29th £440
Oct 6th £440 13th £440 20th £865 27th £440
November 3rd £440 10th £440 17th £440 24th £440
December 1st £440 8th £440 15th £440
Xmas £1310 NYear £1310


Short Breaks

3 nights From £275 4 nights £365 (low season)
Available Nov – May Exc school holidays
Last minute Mid and High Season short breaks available please call 01929 481547
to enquire.

Additional Costs

£30 booking fee
£100 refundable security fee

The normal changeover for this property is a Saturday, though this is flexible out of season and over Christmas. Dates in green are available, dates in orange are provisional bookings and the dates in red are booked.

To book: Select your check in/out dates in the box on the right of this tab.

Excellent accomodation for 8 people
We found Lizards Rest an ideal accommodation , with excellent access to all local amenities.
Mrs. Margaret Comley.
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!
Anthony Guy (with Morrells)
GREAT
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.
IAN DUNLOP
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
Emma
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
Mr R Lewis
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.
Jenny Baker
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.
Melvyn and Sharon Harman
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
Brian
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,
Julia Robertson
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!
Faith O'Sullivan
Excellent
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.
J. McFarlane
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
Janice Chrimes
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
Janice Chrimes
excelent.faultless
big.family.hol.we.had.lots.of.space.and.sleeping.options..................our.three.year.old.loved.the.lizards..alltheapliances.keeped.us.allcool!
anne.hartigan
Brilliant
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
Gaynor Hone
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.
Julia Robertson
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.
Mrs Chapman
What a fantastic property
We stayed as a family of eight for an 80th birthday. Very well appointed accommodation and plenty of space
Paul & Tracey King
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.
Mrs P
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.
Wendy
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
J C
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.
Mr D
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.
Mrs J