Sunnyholme is in a great location, with views from the terrace across the valley and Studland Bay.
The fabulous terrace has far reaching views of the countryside, with the sea in the distance, on a clear day the Isle of Wight is visible.
The dining-room has French windows out onto the balcony and magnificent views beyond.
Sunnyholme welcomes you.
Almost everyone can have their own chair or sofa.
Beneath Sunnyholme you will find this hidden gem, the games room with table tennis.
The snug has comfy furnishings TV, video player, videos and lots of games to choose from.
The spacious kitchen has all the equipment you could need; the utility-area is behind, with the back door in between.
The main bedroom has wonderful far reaching views.
The twin bedroom has stunning countryside views.
Sunnyholme and the view that greets you, a lovely family home.
There is a wonderful stretch of sandy beach at Studland, with car parking, water sports and a National Trust cafe and shop.
Great for a little holiday competition, tucked away beneath the house, access is from the garden.
The family bathroom is super flexible with a bath and shower cubicle.
Relax with a glass of wine on the terrace and enjoy the wonderful views over the garden and countryside beyond.
The kitchen has top quality appliances including an induction hob.
The sitting-room shares the panoramic view of the countryside with the sea beyond and the Isle of Wight on a clear day.
This is the cosy single room.
This single room looks out towards the village in one direction and the coast from the other window.
There is also a ground floor shower-room, which means the family won't have to queue.
There are plenty of comfortable sofas for relaxed evenings in.
There is a little gate to the footpath that leads to the lane to the beach...and the pub!
View from the master bedroom, with the Isle of Wight in the distance.
You can see the Isle of Wight on a clear day, this is the view from bedroom 4.
The fantastic National Trust Corfe Castle is very nearby.
This is the very popular Bankes Arms - an easy walk from Sunnyholme.
The view from the beer garden at The Bankes Arms.
The coastline here is stunning.
This is the natural harbour at Lulworth Cove - a great day out.
Enjoy delicious produce from the kitchen garden, at 'The Pig - on the beach' at Studland, make sure to book in advance.
The peaceful back garden, with space for three cars.



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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Bankes Arms (¼ mile)

A traditional Dorset country inn with the Isle of Purbeck Brewery on the premises. A cosy bar is warmed by log fires in winter and the extensive gardens are perfect for alfresco dining in summer. Dogs are welcome.

Nearest beach

South Beach (½ mile)

A sheltered strip with interesting rocky crags where lovelorn teens have carved their emotions into the stones, which must've taken some effort! Worth it just to meet the Owner of Joe's Cafe, where the kids can borrow beach toys for free. A National Trust car park is available between South Beach and it's sister, Middle Beach.

Nearest walk

Studland Village to Old Harry (250 yards)

The website has lots of lovey walks to share and this one of just under four miles takes you along stunning cliff tops with views over the ocean. Take a look at their website for further details and take care with children and dogs near the cliffs.

Nearest town

Studland (250 yards)

Depending on your interests, you might know Studland best for its three miles of pristine sand, its world-class bird watching opportunities, or its naked visitors. Studland has three beaches, one of which is a designated naturist area; behind the sands is a National Nature Reserve which teems with wildlife and rare birds. The village of Studland has a number of interesting features, including the Norman church and the ancient, mythical Agglestone; a 400 ton rock balancing precariously on the heathland outside the village.

Also nearby

Studland Bay and Nature Reserve (¾ mile)

A National Trust nature reserve, this three-mile curve of sand is home to many breeds of rare bird. Voted the UK's 4th top beach by Which? Magazine - though locals would probably place it higher. Studland is also a popular family beach famous for its nudist section at Knoll Bay, the National Trust's only designated naturist beach. With safe shallow waters, sandy beach and a cafe this is a great place for children. National Trust members can park for free.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans July 2009

Gets pretty busy at peak times, but it's a great place all year round - as sandy as the Bournemouth beaches but totally sheltered from the prevailing south westerly breezes. National Trust Membesr park for free. Use the road from Corfe or chain ferry from Sandbanks.

Swanage Railway (2 ¼ miles)

Get all ‘Brief Encounter’ with a steam train trip on the Swanage Railway.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Siew March 2013

A fantastic heritage steam and diesel railway line. Stunning Corfe Castle is one of the stops. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Large prams can be accommodated in the guards carriage.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Chown July 2008

A load of chuff?

According to my boyfriend, the keen railway enthusiast, this is very good - I particularly remember how loud the 'choo choo' was!

Corfe Castle Ruins (4 ½ miles)

High on a windswept hill, this atmospheric castle is a dark and brooding place indeed.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans May 2019

Rich history - combine with Kinsgston Lacy

William the Conqueror founded a castle on this site but the current ruins date from the 12th Century. Sir John Bankes bought the castle in 1635, and was owner during the English Civil War during which his wife led the defence of the castle when it was twice besieged by Parliamentarian forces. The ultimate settlement of the siege involved Lady Banks 'retiring' to Kingston Lacy House, near Wimborne. Now owned by the National Trust (as is Kingston Lacy, and Studland Bay, also originally owned by the Bankes family), it is a great visit, particularly for history buffs. The NT shop in Corfe is one of the Trust's biggest and busiest.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2010

Events at Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle is a great setting for open-air theatre and cinema events. Living history days and castle quests during school holidays help to bring the history of these fascinating ruins to life.

Studland Sea School (200 yards)

From kayak rental to kayaking tours, tuition, kayak fishing, archery, coasteering and snorkelling, its all going on here! Whatever your level expert instructors are available to help and it all takes place on Middle Beach with stunning views to the Isle of Wight and easy access to explore Swanage and Poole Harbour by sea.

Studland Riding Stables (350 yards)

Offering a range of horse rides with stunning views on beaches, through forest, heath and coastal ridge. With friendly staff and fabulous horses you are sure of a great day out.

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