Nestled in extensive gardens in central Swanage, less than 300 metres from the seafront, this family-run hotel combines traditional country house atmosphere with modern amenities.
Steeped in history, the rooms all have a private bathroom, and some have sea or garden views. Accommodation is in the modern Louisa Lodge, separate from the main hotel. All rooms have a flat-screen TV and iPod dock.
The hotel has 2 elegant restaurants, The Hardy Restaurant and the Garden Conservatory. Both serve hearty breakfasts, traditional home-made cream teas, and a varied evening menu. Guests can also dine al fresco on the terrace.
Just 300 metres from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Louisa Lodge & Purbeck House Hotel is only 15 miles from lively Bournemouth. Free on-site parking is available.