$142 – Dorset: Studland Bay seaside getaway w/meals, 44% off

Knoll House
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Escape to the Purbeck Heritage Coast in Dorset and stay at Knoll House, which has a "sensational setting" (The Daily Telegraph) overlooking Studland Bay. Overnight breaks with dinner are now $142, saving 44% on the regular price, and include:

  • Accommodation in a Standard Double Room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • 3-course dinner (worth $60 per person)
  • Afternoon tea (worth $32 per person)
  • Sea View Rooms are an extra $14 per night
  • You can book extra nights, with breakfast and dinner included on each night of the stay

Why We Love It

  • This seaside retreat has an "old-fashioned boarding house charm" (The Daily Telegraph) and a variety of leisure facilities
  • It is five minutes' stroll from Studland Bay's golden-sand beach and is within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Enid Blyton, Winston Churchill, Vivien Leigh and Roald Dahl all stayed at the hotel


Knoll House is a family-run hotel in a "sensational setting" (The Daily Telegraph) on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. It is five minutes' walk from the National Trust's Studland Bay, which has a 4-mile-long beach with views of Old Harry Rocks. This protected stretch of coastline boasts rugged heathland, nature reserves and crystal-clear waters for bathing and watersports.

The hotel was a regular retreat of children's author Enid Blyton. It is said she used Studland when envisaging Toytown for her "Noddy" books, and that Brownsea Island and Corfe Castle provided inspiration for her "Famous Five" series. The castle, which has over 1000 years of history to delve into, is less than 15 minutes' drive away, as is Swanage, which has a pier and a steam-train railway.

Fort Henry, a Grade II-listed bunker where Winston Churchill, President Eisenhower and King George VI once watched troops rehearsing for D-Day, is a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Keep an eye out for the pillboxes and Dragon's Teeth anti-tank obstacles dotted about the area. 

Another nearby attraction is Aggleston Rock -- a 400-tonne sandstone block also known as the Devil's Anvil -- which is a 5-minute drive or a 25-minute walk. You can drive 35 minutes to see Durdle Door, or walk 35 minutes along the South West Coast Path towards Shell Bay, where a ferry runs across to Sandbanks peninsula every 20 minutes.

Leisure facilities at the hotel include a 9-hole pitch-and-putt course, tennis courts, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools (the outdoor pool is open from April to September). Dogs can stay in some rooms (£15 per dog, per night; bedding is not provided), but they are prohibited in dining and leisure areas. Wi-Fi is free.

From the press:

  • "What a throwback… Knoll House flies in the face of change with such splendid unconcern" -- The Daily Telegraph



  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking
  • Public car park


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed/cot available for children or adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £15 inclusive of tax per pet per night.

Dogs are allowed to stay in rooms on request and if bedding is brought.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Public car parking is subject to availability and a daily charge may apply.

44% off

$142 / night


When You Can Go

Until 8 Feb; +$29 for Fri-Sat in Oct & Jan only

Enjoyed This
(531 Member Ratings)
"Staff, location, food"
Nov 12, 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom

Getting There

Parking is free. The hotel is around 30 minutes' drive from the A35 and A350. Bournemouth Airport is just under an hour's drive, and the nearest railway station is Wareham, which takes 20 minutes by car. 

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(531 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Knoll House over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Staff, location, food
Patricia Nov 12, 2018 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location - unfortunately the weather was a bit unkind however Sunday it improved
Other Comments
We had a problem with the bed in our room as one side was pushed right against the wall. Ambience was very good in public areas and staff wonderful
Christine Nov 12, 2018 Ferndown, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very comfortable, natural type of hotel, not showy but everything worked.
Peter Nov 12, 2018 Lingfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Exceptional service & fabulous food
Shirley Nov 11, 2018 Chippenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff and the feeling of a time gone by.
Other Comments
We’ve driven past Knoll House many times. We thought it would be a tired dated place, instead it was very up together, but set in a time past. This was part of it’s charm. It is comfortable, welcoming and unpretentiousness. It is clean, good quality and with friendly staff. The deal we had was fantastic value.
Marisa Nov 11, 2018 CHERTSEY, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location and lovely real fire
ann Nov 10, 2018 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Delicious food and cheery friendly staff
Jenny Nov 10, 2018 Melksham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The old world atmosphere and very relaxing.
Other Comments
The staff were friendly and very efficient.
Yvette Nov 10, 2018 Poole, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The lovely dinners & afternoon tea as well as the superb location allowing one to forget the car.
Other Comments
Our room was very comfortable with lovely views but the thinness of the walls separating us from adjoining rooms' toilets gave rise to rather less comfortable 'tinkling' sounds that we would prefer not to hear! Louder conversations could also be overheard. Excellent customer service was clearly of importance to all staff.
Neil Orchard Nov 10, 2018 LittlehamptonLittlehampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quiet, very clean,very comfortable room and the staff so happy, helpful and polite
Other Comments
The connection with Enid blighton was fascinating and Jo at reception poticully helpful when we were given wrong room
Annie Nov 10, 2018 Alton, United Kingdom

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