£89 & up – Dorset: Studland Bay stay w/meals, up to 40% off
Escape to the Purbeck Heritage Coast in Dorset and stay at The Knoll House, which has a "sensational setting" (The Daily Telegraph) overlooking Studland Bay. Overnight breaks with dinner start at £89, saving up to 40% on the regular B&B price, and include:
- Accommodation in a Standard Double Room, with full English breakfast, for two
- 3-course dinner (worth £35 per person)
- Sea View Rooms are an extra £10 per night
- You can book extra nights, with breakfast and dinner included on each night of the stay
- Sun-Mon stays are £89; it's £109 for Tue-Thu stays and £129 for Fri-Sat stays
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
The 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.
- "What a throwback… Knoll House flies in the face of change with such splendid unconcern" -- The Daily Telegraph
- Games room
- Gym / fitness center
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
- Indoor pool
- Outdoor pool
- Pool bar
- Private beach
- Tennis courts
- 100% smoke-free
- No elevator / lift
- 24-hour front desk
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Internet access
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Luxury toiletries
- Complimentary parking
- Off-street parking
- Public car park
Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.
Standard Time is 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed available for children or adults.
Pets are allowed on request: £15 (inclusive of tax, per night). Dogs are allowed to stay in rooms on request and if bedding is brought.
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.
£89 / night
When You Can Go
19 Feb-24 May
Getting ThereThe 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. Parking is free.
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