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Holiday Rental for
Groups of Families and Friends

East Dene, Bonchurch, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, sleeps 10-60

Available on an exclusive use basis for families and groups of friends exploring the island. A perfect setting for big celebrations and special occasions, we are a great venue for a party or three generations family get togethers. We can host yoga groups, Faith groups, walking groups and Rock ‘n’ Roll weekends – from small groups of 10 or up to 60. Groups can take as much or as little of the accommodation as is required – come and make yourself at home at our home, East Dene.

Some things that will help make it work for you

We have parking for 20 plus cars and a lower lawn that has vehicular access for larger groups. The Coach House has more limited parking but space is often available adjacent to the building. We have plenty of space to store bikes and facilities are available to wash kit, clean off muddy boots and dry your wetsuits. On site there’s an outdoor heated pool (available May to November) and a hot tub which is available all year round. There is an all weather outdoor play area with outside table tennis tables, plenty of picnic tables, a clambouring wall and a childrens aerial slide to add to the fun!

We can organise activities on site, including archery, tree climbing and bushcraft skills. The Isle of Wight has a range of outdoor adventure activities to try – try your hand at sailing, fishing trips, zorbing and sea kayaking.

Note: Swanage is made of different size units and isn’t typically available for Exclusive Hire. Exclusive Hire Price is calculated on a per building basis.

  • WiFi


  • TV Facilities


  • Indoor Lounge


  • Kitchen Facilities


  • Bedding Provided


  • Shower Rooms


  • Bike Storage


  • Washing Facilities



  • Group Accommodation in Swanage & The Isle of Wight
  • All group types welcome
  • Our team will respond to initial enquiry within 24 hours
  • Both Stop & Stay venues are ideally located on the coast
  • Great transport links and less than 2 hours from London
  • Free WiFi is available in throughout our hostels with parental controls in place
  • Wide range of room types from private to shared rooms
  • Kitchen facilities available at both hostels
  • Spacious private dining and communal lounges with TV
  • Plenty of storage space for store bikes and other equipment
  • Wash facilities are available to clean off muddy boots and dry your wetsuits

Walking Groups

Less than 2 hours from London, Dorset and The Isle of Wight are a walker’s paradise, filled with mile after mile of footpaths and trails across contrasting landscapes and beaches, making them the ideal place for a walking holiday or break. With a great range of walking routes and access to The South Coast Path, and right on Route 50 “Purbeck Breezer”, Swanage Stop & Stay is the ideal base for your walking group.


Right on our doorstep there are cycling routes to suit everyone, with a choice of challenging off-road bridleways, peaceful byways, level purpose-made tracks on former railway lines, Jurassic Cycle trails & national routes. We have safe and secure storage available for bikes and access to indoor space for repairs and maintenance.

Diving Groups

With more than 10 wrecks, Swanage Bay is an ideal site for divers, either for a day or a weekend there is plenty to discover. Divers and Snorkelers can explore the ‘underwater world of wonder’ lying directly under Swanage Pier. Swanage Stop and Stay provides drying room facilities and parking for boats can be arranged. Swanage Bay is perfect for all abilities, including Beginners & Snorkelers.

Faith Groups

We host Houseparty weekends and Faith Retreats throughout the year. We know it’s a fantastic opportunity to get to know each other and your God better. The programme for a weekend can be packed with sport, craft, games, quizzes, food and time just to chill out and chat. We have spaces for worship and breakout rooms for contemplation and prayer.


With spacious grounds and unbeatable views, East Dene allows plenty of opportunity for retreat guests and Yoga students to congregate and socialize, both indoors and outside. The centre layout and accommodation areas enable Yoga students and group leaders plenty of privacy and quiet space for study and meditation.

Geography Field Studies

We're relaxed about you doing your own thing. Stay with us with and your Students on a self led Fieldwork trip to complete independent investigation, collect data, or prepare for an exam. Right on Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast, in Swanage, we are ideally situated for all the classic fieldwork sites including Old Harry’s Rocks, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Studland Sand Dunes.


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