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Studland Family House On The Edge Of Village, With Sea And Country View

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Studland, Dorset, England - Peaceful Rural Location, Within 15 Minutes Walk Of The Beach, Village Shop, Post Office And Pub

Woodgate Lodge is a 4 bedroomed, detached house located in the popular Purbeck village of Studland with its wonderful sandy beaches. It is an ideal base for family seaside holidays as well as walking, cycling, bird watching, riding and golf. The house is situated on National Trust land with plenty of walks and cycle tracks directly accessible from the property. It is on a quiet unmade lane with an enclosed garden laid to lawn, making it ideal for children. There are 2 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms , en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom, family bathroom, downstairs w/c, sitting room and dining room, with door to the terrace, leading to the kitchen and a utility room. To the side and rear are paved terraces with a BBQ and there is parking for 2 cars. The beautiful Dorset countryside is on the doorstep with its Jurassic Coastline, Historic monuments and idyllic country pubs. Water sports facilities are available on Studland and Swanage beaches. The highly rated Pig on the Beach hotel/restaurant is in Studland, 10 minutes walk from the house and Rick Stein is opening his new Seafood Restaurant in November 2015 just a ferry ride away in Sandbanks.

Short breaks are available between April 1st and 27th May and between 23rd September and 21st October and between 28th October and 16th December. Please contact owner for prices.


More Details

Paul and Cathy Kafka
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I spent a great week at Woodgate Lodge with our son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.

The location was perfect for us, with splendid views over the countryside to Poole Harbour, a beautiful beach within easy walking distance and a well stocked village store close by.

The house itself is obviously a much-loved family home and was just what we need. Set in a pretty garden, it is spacious, well equipped and very comfortably furnished. The two good-sized living areas gave us plenty of room to spread out so that everyone could find that peace and quiet we all need occasionally!

We had everything we could possibly want on holiday-lots of books, maps, CDs, games etc. Even a piano!

We enjoyed our lunch at the local restaurant - The Pig where the food was imaginative, with home-grown produce from their own kitchen garden and plenty of space in the grounds for relaxation and play.

Down on the beach we ate at the little cafe which offers a good menu.

We haven hesitation in recommending Woodgate Lodge to anyone looking for excellent accommodation with both sea and superb National Trust countryside on the doorstep!
Apr 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Studland in Studland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with shower, wc, wash hand basin. Family bathroom with bath, shower, wc, wash hand basin and airing cupboard. Downstairs cloakroom with wc and wash hand basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with large double bed with far reaching sea and country views Bedroom 2 with double bed with juliette balcony and views to the sea Bedroom 3 with twin beds with views of surrounding countryside Bedroom 4 with twin beds and sink
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Only one dog is permitted at an additional cost of £30.00 a week (part week £15.00) No dogs are allowed upstairs in the property. Outside: There is a range of outdoor furniture suitable for seating up to 8 people and a barbeque is provided. To the side and front are paved terraces with flowers and shrubs. The back is mainly laid to lawn with a terrace, trees, shrubs and flowers. Utility Room: Utility room with tiled floor, butlers sink and washing machine. Towels / Linen : Bed linen, (not cot bedding), towels and t-towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Other: Dining/sitting room with wooden floor, large dining table and chairs, dresser, small sofa and 2 armchairs . Large glazed door with access to terrace and garden. Music system with radio, CD and ipod dock. Wi-fi.


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Studland Family House On The Edge Of Village, With Sea And Country View
average rating of 4.952381 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful, comfortable house with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Woodgate Lodge is a cheerful and well-equipped house. It is beautifully decorated and a real 'home from home'. Its location is great - within walking distance of Studland beach and easy for exploring the delightful Isle of Purbeck. There are plenty of local walks for which a car is not necessary eg the walk to the Agglestone and to Old Harry Rocks. I couldn't recommend it more highly.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for your lovely review. I hope you will have the chance to stay again in the future. Cathy and Paul
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Fabulous home

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic position with beautiful gardens and views. A getaway from it all holiday. The Isle of Purbeck is a special place and Studland occupies a special place within it.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. So pelased you enjoyed your stay.
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Lovely location with a great view from the bedrooms

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with friends, for the first bank holiday in May 2018, and we were spoilt with the weather. The house was just what we needed - it had plenty of space, a lovely garden and was no distance from the beach and village - and lovely walks across the heath behind Studland (best views ever!). It had everything we needed and felt very homely. I would love to go back as this is such a lovely part of the UK. I would definitely recommend anyone thinking of staying here, to get booking!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed staying at Woodgate Lodge and had some good weather. Do let me know if you would like to stay again in the future. Thank you for your review. Best wishes Cathy
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Beautiful property in a stunning location

  • 4 of 5

We booked this property for my in-laws to stay in for a few days last weekend as we got married in Studland. They loved it - and were very reluctant to leave which was unfortunate as we planned to stay to complete our honeymoon! Luckily they were persuaded to go home and we spent a glorious few days walking the Heath and generally relaxing. Possible the best thing was the incredible thunder and lightening storm over Bournemouth which we witnessed from the huge picture windows. Also it was very clean, well maintained with a lovely garden and lots of personal touches. Our top recommendation is Joe's Cafe on South Beach for Paella on Fridays during July and August.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review - so pleased you had a good holiday and many congratulations on your wedding!
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Amazing location and lovely house

  • 5 of 5

What a great find, a location so close to the Heath and the Sea for great walks. House is so welcoming with everything you should want. Already booked to return!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location close to Heath and Beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary with friends. We loved the location for great walks from the doorstep onto the Heath and down to the beach. We enjoyed a meal at the Pig Hotel but even better was the Shell Bay overlooking the sea. The house was lovely with everything you need, and fabulous views from the bedroom and lounge. Can't wait to go back. C&J

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so pleased you had a good stay at Woodgate Lodge and hope you will enjoy another stay in the near future. Best wishes Cathy and Paul
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Car: recommended


The beautiful sandy beaches of Studland are within 15 minutes walk, but also have ample parking facilities.

Swanage beach is approximately 3 miles away.

The South West Coastal path, with its beautiful coastal views, is accessible from the Studland beaches and leads to the Jurassic coastline and Purbeck hills.


Bounemouth airport 50 minutes and Southampton airport 85 minutes. Heathrow and Gatwick are 2.5 hours away. Train from Waterloo to Wareham is 2.25 hours.


The house is located on the edge of the village on an unmade leafy lane.

Studland post office/shop approximately 0.5 miles.

Beaches and pub approximately 0.75 miles.

Swanage (approximately 3 miles) is a traditional seaside town with a range of shops, watersport facilities and famous steam train.

Poole and Sandbanks are easily accessible via the chain ferry approximately 2 miles away.

Corfe Castle, a traditional Dorset village with its famous castle is approximately 5 miles away.

Further Details:

The Studland post office and store offers a good range of products, including newspapers, fresh bread and local Dorset produce.

Studland Riding Stables offer wonderful rides to novice and experienced riders.

There are cafes on all the beaches offering a range of food, ice creams and drinks.

There is a wide variety of restaurants within 15 minutes drive.

The Pig on the Beach opened in June 2014 in Studland - part of the successful upmarket Pig chain of hotels and restaurants.

Rick Stein is opening his new Seafood Restaurant in Sandbanks in November 2015, a quick drive across the chain ferry.

There are a wealth of attractions in the area including Monkey World, The Bovington Tank Museum, Lulworth Castle, (host to Camp Bestival) , the RSPB reserve at Arne and Kingston Lacy.

Swanage hosts a number of festivals throughout the year including the carnival week in July, the Folk, Jazz and Blues Festival and Purbeck Arts Week.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Studland, Dorset

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
13 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
20 Jul 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
24 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
7 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
28 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 11
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £30

Booking Notes:
Click on Enquire Now rather than Request to Book to get more information directly from the Owner before booking.
We require a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total rental fee if booked at least 8 weeks prior to the rental. The balance is payable 8 weeks before the start of the rental. Should the stay be booked less than 8 weeks before the start of the holiday then full payment is required at the time of booking. A damage deposit of £150.00 is required with the final payment. Short breaks and mid-week rentals are also possible, but only at certain times of the year. (Please contact owner for individual pricing. Minimum prices shown are not applicable. )

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Friday.

Cancellation details as on terms and conditions forms sent by owner once reservation has been made via Owners Direct.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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