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Good base to explore the beautiful area!

5 star swanage

“Bright, clean rooms with everything you would need for an enjoyable stay. Well stocked kitchen and lounge. Good parking area provided and only walking distance from the town and very near to the beach.Brilliant place to stay.”

-Katie R


5 star swanage

“I booked little eversdean for some friends who came down to Swanage to celebrate my husbands 40th birthday. It was perfect for them, clean and comfy beds, cosy lounge, and fully equipped kitchen. Lovely staff too, thank you so much for having them.”


Fabulous location and staff

5 star swanage

“We held our wedding at the beautiful East Dene this September 2017 and it was absolutely spot on. We didn’t have any issues on the day, the food was lovely and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Stella was very patient with us throughout all our extensive planning, she is an absolute star! We highly recommend this venue with its beautiful location and fantastic staff. Full English breakfast was liked by everyone staying. Thank you for making our wedding weekend an unforgettable event! Charlie, Delphine & little Alexander Xx”

-Delphine C

Freedom Families 2016/2017

5 star swanage

“My son and I have holidayed at East Dene for two consecutive years now as part of Freedom Family Holidays for families living with Autism and related behaviours. I find it difficult to find a suitable family holiday and without a doubt can honestly say that this is one of the best holidays I have ever experienced. Spending time with similar parents/carers and East Dene staff who genuinely care and understand Autism ensures that relaxation is guaranteed. Plenty of activities for all age ranges, great food and comfy beds and a sea view to die for!. Roll on 2018!!”

Kay's Big Birthday Bash

5 star swanage

“We were a group of 25 friends celebrating a birthday, the staff were excellent from the moment we arrived, during the course of our weekend they kept checking that we were happy with everything, the staff that ran our planned activities managed our group very well and the activities provided much hysterical laughter, the location is stunning and the accommodation while it is dormitory style was very good, there is a lot of history in relation to the house, the chef and his staff provided us with some superb food and the breakfasts certainly set you up for the day ahead. This is a real find and we couldn't recommend it highly enough, you won't be disappointed.”


Relaxing, peaceful and welcoming.

5 star swanage

"I have stayed at East Dene quite a few times now and have enjoyed it very much. The sea view is beautiful especially watching the sunrise in the morning.
“The rooms are very clean and beds comfortable. (There are bunk beds to accommodate large parties.)

The food was brilliant and it was no bother to the staff to please all our dietary needs.

It is a pleasure walk in the lovely peaceful grounds and I am looking forward to our next visit.”


The holiday start as soon as you step inside the door

5 star swanage

“Freedom Families is great for children with autism a place were the word sorry is not use is and you can relax on island time go down the beach or in the heated pool the staff are always on hand help. it a home from home.”

-David S

Group Seaside Stay

5 star swanage

“Great place and lovely helpful staff. A student in my group left her shoes at the centre and one of the staff members brought it all the way into town for her. Very thoughtful! Good location for a trip to the English Seaside. We had some wonderful hikes along the coast.”


Really Impressed

5 star swanage

“Allnatt Stop & Stay really helped me out last minute when I was let down by another local b&b.

Whenever I visit Swanage I will always go back Allnatt as the accommodation, bathrooms and use of the kitchen was spot on. Actually making your own breakfast was hassle free and all facilities were great for our party of 7, that included a 3month old, 2yr & 7yr & a stroppy 18yr - who got his own room!”

-Helen B

Family visit to the area.

4 star swanage

“East Dene is set in lovely grounds with views of the coast. Walking in the grounds in the morning was very relaxing and we would definately stay again. The room was clean and of a good size with comfortable beds and a decent size bathroom. An excellent price for a very pleasant place to stay.”


Band's weekend away

4 star swanage

“East Dene was stunning, beautiful locatiib and loveky victorian mansion house . My room was great with a lovely sea view. About 25 of us stayed from Friday to Sunday, the prices were very fair. We had a fully catered weekend, the good was fantastic, the chefs were very accomodatiing with certain dietary needs. All the staff were so helpful and pleasant. The only thing that any of our group could find fault with was that the bathroom and wc's could do with upgrading.”

Group weekend away

4 star swanage

“What a fantastic place! Staff were super helpful. Sleeping Accomodation is basic but for large scale groups fantastic value. Dining hall and lounge very comfortable and lovely period features. The meals provided were generous and plenty of choice. The winner here is the location, its outstanding!! There is forest/natural areas. Large expansive green. Swimming pool and hot tub. Whether you are a band on their jollies, a yoga group or a wedding, you cant go wrong at East Dene.”


Weekend Break

4 star swanage

"My friend and i stayed for a blustery weekend in March, however it was warm inside. We were given a friendly welcome and were well looked after. The facilities were clean and very adequate. There is parking outside and it is in a great location, a nice walk to Swanage town, and easy access to the Purbeck Hills.”


Group Walking Weekend

4 star swanage

“We booked this hostel as it was recommended by a friend who came with his walking group last year. There was 17 of us and we had sole use of the accommodation. It was basic but clean and very practical. The drying room to put our boots and coats in was ideal and it was nice to be able to use the meeting room space to gather and eat together. We often visit Dorset and this location was simply PERFECT to access the Jurassic coastal footpath. We would recommend one shower block for refurbishment as there was not always hot water, however the other showers were fine. We shall return again in the future”


Great accommodation for family is it to Swanage

4 star swanage

“Well equipped, clean and comfortable accomodation, ideal when making Swanage a base to explore. Great parking and really close to the beach and town. Kitchen had everything you might need and the bedrooms were warm and very comfortable. Great price for a short break and dog friendly as well. The staff were really helpful and there was plenty of information on things to do in and around the area.”


Fantastic Value

4 star swanage

“Simple, clean & comfortable accommodation really close to the beach and town. My family (two boisterous boys) had a great time in Dorset and The Eversden was a fab base for exploring Studland Bay. Look forward to staying again soon.”

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