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Purbeck House Hotel


3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars Hotel
91 High Street, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2LZ

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Purbeck House Hotel


In an elevated position, yet only 300 yards from the town centre, the sea front and its clean sandy beaches, the hotel is an intriguing country house built in 1875 and constructed in Victorian "Scottish Baronial" style with extensive gardens. The original building includes a floor once laid in the House of Commons, a balustrade and columns from the old Billingsgate Market and more intriguing items both inside and out.

Purbeck is a great base from which to explore West Dorset with the fascinating world renowned Jurassic coastline, the first area of Britain to be granted World Heritage Status. Just a few minutes’ drive away is also the Sandbanks Ferry, allowing easy access to Studland Bay and Poole Harbour with its multitude of marine activities, and Bournemouth. Brownsea Island is also accessible by ferry.

Bedrooms are in the main house and in Louisa Lodge, a modern annexe; with sea view and superior rooms available. Purbeck caters for functions in The Garden Conservatory, The Hardy Room and The Purbeck Room along with conference’s/meetings. There are also large conference and function facilities. Dining is either in the traditional George Burt's Dining Room or in the large Garden Conservatory.

The hotel is family run, with the emphasis on relaxation. Friendly and attentive service is on hand at all times.

Table d’hôte restaurant. Special diets available. Last orders 2030. George Burt's Dining Room offers a varied range of menu choices along with an extensive wine list. Locally sourced produce is used where possible. Bar meals available 1200 - 1345 and 1800 - 2045. Sunday Carvery from £10.95, served 1200 - 1350.

Licensed for weddings.

Off road parking available.

Open all year.

Facilities for children:


Road Directions

By Road:
From Wareham follow signs to Swanage. At beach turn right, follow one-way system round to right, past shops. Town Hall on right, hotel entrance just up on the left.

By Public Transport:
From Wareham - 12 miles
From station to A351 to Swanage. Turn right at traffic lights just before seafront into Rempstone Road. Follow the one-way system left at White Swan.



  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve evening meal

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Conference facilities
  • Garden/patio for guests use
  • Laundry service
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Public telephone
  • Separate guests lounge
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties

Key Features

  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Languages spoken

  • French spoken

Leisure Facilities

  • Games Room

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Television available



  • 3 AA Stars Hotel
3 AA Stars Hotel

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