£99 – Dorset: Studland Bay getaway with meals, 46% off

Knoll House
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Escape to the Purbeck Heritage Coast in Dorset and stay at Knoll House, which has a "sensational" (The Daily Telegraph) setting on Studland Bay. Overnight breaks with dinner are now £99, saving up to 46% on the regular price.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in an Inland Double Room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • £27 allocation per person to spend on dinner (food only)
  • Afternoon tea (worth £18.50 per person)
  • It's £109 to stay in a Sea View Room
  • You can book extra nights for the same price, with breakfast and dinner included on each night of the stay

"Very pleasant staff. Lovely position opposite long beach, ideal for children"
15 Oct, 2019 - Winchester, UK
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This seaside retreat has an "old-fashioned boarding house charm" (The Daily Telegraph) and a variety of leisure facilities
  • The property 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 has a "sensational" (The Daily Telegraph) setting 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 features 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 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 Agglestone Rock -- a 400-tonne sandstone block also known as the Devil's Anvil -- which is a 5-minute drive or a 25-minute walk away. 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 not allowed in dining and leisure areas. Wi-Fi is free.



  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • 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


  • Public car park (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.

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.

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

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.

Up to 46% off

£99 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Thu until 21 Feb, 2020; +£10 Fri-Sat

Getting There

Parking is free. The hotel is around 30 minutes' drive from the A35 and A350. Wareham railway station is 20 minutes' drive away.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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.

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(902 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Knoll House over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Very pleasant staff. Lovely position opposite long beach, ideal for children
francis 15 Oct, 2019 Winchester, UK
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed our stay and will be going back.
Wendy 14 Oct, 2019 Sherborne, UK
Other Comments
Exceptional staff
Terry 13 Oct, 2019 Bradford-on-Avon, UK
Enjoyed Most
We had a very relaxing Stay. Food was amazing and rooms very clean. Something for every age. staff could not do enough to make our stay anymore enjoyable.
Other Comments
Very Special Hotel with lots of character. Please try not to change it.
heather 13 Oct, 2019 Southsea, UK
Enjoyed Most
As many guests have reported the hotel is a little tired - a total refurbishment is in the pipeline. However the location is good. Knoll beach is a short stroll. We visited the nearby Swanage Railway. Our room was small but had everything we needed for our stay. The bathroom (yes, it had a bath) was spacious with Elemis toiletries. The room was clear and comfortable. The afternoon tea and dinner were delicious. Every member of staff we encountered was friendly and helpful. The place is clearly dog and child friendly which is good for families with either. We had neither But felt very welcome anyway. All in all the deal was excellent and we had a very pleasant trip. We would certainly consider visiting again.
Mrs S 13 Oct, 2019 Southampton, UK
Enjoyed Most
They are very welcoming to dogs
Malcolm 12 Oct, 2019 Worcester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellant hotel set in wonderful country and sea side. Hotel reflects the era of past years and enhances the experience overall, as do the staff. Facilities are top draw with golf. tennis , swimming and sauna rooms. The dinner, was very very good as were the breakfasts and tea. Though not a dog owner myself we felt it was such a good idea to allow guests to eat in their own separate dining room accompanied by their dogs.
Other Comments
Easy parking and cheery, polite, interested staff. Thank you.
David 11 Oct, 2019 Fordingbridge, UK
Enjoyed Most
A surprisingly large but attractive hotel in a lovely setting, with very pleasant staff and great views over Studland Bay.
KEITH 10 Oct, 2019 Norwich, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great . step back in time in public areas.
Other Comments
If there was one thing it would be indoor pool area needs improvement but at least they had one.
John 10 Oct, 2019 Bournemouth, UK
Enjoyed Most
I was with my sister celebrating her 80 th Birthday , enjoyed our visit very much, sorry we were not able to stay longer! It was all very welcoming .
Elizabeth 09 Oct, 2019 Bristol, UK

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