Knoll House

Studland Bay, Dorset

Old Harry Rocks

Two Bedroom suite

Studland

Double room

Studland and Godlingston Heath

Two Bedroom suite

A cosy beach bolthole sitting pretty on Dorset's Studland Bay, just steps from the golden coastline and a nature reserve – includes breakfast, dinner and an optional suite

A glorious sliver of golden coastline in Dorset, the Isle of Purbeck peninsula is dotted with caramel beaches, sandy dunes and crumbly cliffs – an unsullied pocket of natural beauty, much of it under UNESCO protection. A stone’s throw from Studland Bay – a soft golden arc edged by a rugged nature reserve – you’ll discover Knoll House, a blue-shuttered gem with trailing plants tumbling down its white facade to the flower-filled garden.

On your doorstep is a tangle of walking trails, weaving along the clifftop coastline, across rippling sand dunes and through the rugged heathland of the wildlife-rich reserve. After long, windswept rambles, retreat to your cosy bolthole for a decadent cream tea in The Bistro, followed a few laps of the plant-lined indoor pool to make room for dinner.

Elsewhere, you’ll discover a sauna, steam room and hot tub with views across the Downs, alongside two tennis courts, a seasonal outdoor pool and a pitch-and-putt golf course with wonderful views over the Studland Bay beaches and Old Harry Rocks.

Highlights

For action at the hotel, there are two tennis courts and a par-three, pitch-and-putt golf course with views over Studland Bay’s golden beaches and Old Harry Rocks.

It’s all about the picturesque walks in this glorious coastal pocket of Dorset: you’re an hour’s clifftop walk from Swanage, while a four-mile amble will take you to the chalky Old Harry Rocks. A little closer to home is a tangle of trails weaving through the dunes of Studland National Nature Reserve, the deer-speckled National Trust Woodland and the rugged terrain of Godlingston Heath. Alternatively, stroll down to Studland Bay to sink your toes into the golden sand or try some watersports. 

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