£109 – Dorset: Studland Bay getaway with meals, 42% 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 £109, saving up to 42% 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 £139 to stay in a Two Bedroom Suite, which sleeps two adults and two children
  • You can book extra nights for the same price, with breakfast and dinner included on each night of the stay

"Friendly , peaceful and in a great location"
5 May, 2019 - Bristol, 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
  • 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: Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.

Children under 16 can stay free of charge in the two bedroom suite only, on request, when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Food and beverages are not included.

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.

up to 42% off

£109 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Thu until 12 Jul; +£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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(1048 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
Friendly , peaceful and in a great location
Other Comments
Really enjoyed our stay , thankyou , ( get a new supplier for your black pudding, as it was tasteless)
Paul 05 May, 2019 Bristol, UK
Enjoyed Most
The friendliness of all the staff!
John 02 May, 2019 Rustington, UK
Enjoyed Most
The situation across the road from Knoll beach is superb. Excellent walks locally for the dog. Happy to take well behaved dogs (£15 extra a night, but well worth it to have our dog with us). Cannot fault it at all, made us feel very welcome.
Other Comments
The staff were exceptional, from the very kind receptionist, the waiting staff and the cleaners, all really happy in their jobs I would think. The bedroom was fine and no sign of any previous doggie inhabitants! The afternoon tea was delicious as an added extra, and the breakfast was amazing, a huge choice to suit the most difficult customer. Dinner was good and came promptly after ordering, with specials each night plus the normal menu, and always came with a smile an a pleasantry. Excellent all round. We will recommend to friends and family and will definitely come back.
Mrs S 02 May, 2019 Ilminster, UK
Enjoyed Most
Being given one of the best rooms, but some did not seem so good.
Other Comments
Excellent breakfast buffet service with high quality food.
John 02 May, 2019 Beaulieu, UK
Enjoyed Most
The view and location were outstanding. The staff were excellent - helpful and friendly. The food is excellent.
Amanda 01 May, 2019 Southampton, UK
Enjoyed Most
How wonderfully unique it is it's like going back in time
Other Comments
Wonderful staff and very peaceful .. it's our little bit of paradise it's not modern and some will say tired but it's got huge amounts of character and to us its beautiful in its own right ...Just love it ...
Susan 30 Apr, 2019 Newton Abbot, UK
Enjoyed Most
Spencer 29 Apr, 2019 Shaftesbury, UK
Enjoyed Most
Paul 28 Apr, 2019 Southam, UK
Enjoyed Most
Location, friendliness of staff and cleanliness of hotel.
Jacqueline 28 Apr, 2019 Southampton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Ideal fir National Trust members!
Susan 28 Apr, 2019 Tetbury, UK

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