£99 – Dorset: Studland Bay getaway with meals, 47% 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 £99, saving 47% on the regular price, and include:

What's Included

  • Accommodation in a Standard 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)
  • Sea View Rooms are an extra £10 per night
  • You can book extra nights for the same price, 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
  • 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 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 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 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: Extra beds are not available.
Cot 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.

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 47% off

£99 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Thu until 30 Apr; +£20 Fri-Sat

Enjoyed This
(765 Member Ratings)
"It was comfortable & a good location."
13. Feb 2019
Aylesbury, UK

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.

Enjoyed This
(765 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
It’s location.
Other Comments
Great to be able to take the dog.
Christine 13. Feb 2019 Hinton Saint George, UK
Enjoyed Most
It was comfortable & a good location.
Other Comments
We have stayed at knoll house 4 times since last November. Very much enjoyed the first 3 times there. This last time the menu did not life up to expectations. So was a bit disappointed which was a shame.
Pamela 13. Feb 2019 Aylesbury, UK
Enjoyed Most
The view!!!
Geetanjali 12. Feb 2019 London, UK
Enjoyed Most
The location was great. We enjoyed walking to the beach
Other Comments
This was an unusual hotel that catered for families and pets. Indeed it was a great place for children with many extra facilitates for them. The food was good and the staff were great. We were a little disappointed with the size of our room which was just big enough with a standard double and no water or biscuits that would have been nice. The cream tea was exceptional which make up for it a little
Janice 12. Feb 2019 Fareham, UK
Enjoyed Most
MICHAEL 12. Feb 2019 Par, UK
Enjoyed Most
fabulous food very relaxed atmosphere professional service and friendly staff
Other Comments
we were in the 'courtyard ooms' and the alls are very thin. we were kept awake by neighbours talking animatedly
nicola 11. Feb 2019 Epsom, UK
Other Comments
Everything was great. My only constructive criticism would be that hot breakfast items were not replenished towards the end of breakfast service. I.e. if you want breakfast at around 9:30 line we did, then be prepared to have a limited choice of hot breakfast items.
Stuart 11. Feb 2019 Fleet, UK
Enjoyed Most
Quirky hotel
Other Comments
The staff were friendly and effecient, especially Jenna on Reception
Debbie 11. Feb 2019 Seaton, UK
Enjoyed Most
The food and accomodation
PAM 10. Feb 2019 Reigate, UK
Enjoyed Most
The food, the atmosphere of the place and really nice staff
richard 10. Feb 2019 Maidenhead, UK

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