Rivendell Guest House is a relaxed and friendly guest house located in the beautiful Dorset coastal town of Swanage. Our accommodation is perfectly situated 5 minutes from the beach, shops and Swanage Steam Railway and we are also within easy reach of the Purbecks and Dorset coast where you will find superb diving, walking, cycling, climbing and bird watching opportunities. Over looking the beautiful parish church of St Mary the Virgin.
All of our rooms are en suite with either a bath or power shower or combination of both, with flat screen TV with Free View. Wireless Internet Enabled Zone, well stocked hospitality tray. All double beds are super king size offering exceptional comfort. In the refurbishment of the house we have retained the original features retaining all the charm and character of this beautiful Victorian building and still giving top quality en suite facilities. The pressurised water supplied to all rooms is rising main and suitable for drinking.
We also have 2 self catering studios. Studio 6 can sleep up to 3 guests and is from £85 per night based on 2 people sharing. Studio 7 can sleep up to 4 guests and is from £96 per night based on 2 people sharing. These studios are perfect for families, with children being an additional £10 per child per night.
Wake up each morning and help yourself to the fresh Buffet selection, consisting of, fruit juice, yogurt, cereals, Our own Home made Organic Granola and Muesli as well as our own home made soda bread and selection of fresh home made pastries, Muffins, scones, chocolate brownies, cup cakes, just as an example of what we offer as well as a varied fresh fruit salad. Follow this by a delicious fresh breakfast made using the finest local produce. Cooked to order, our sumptuous full English breakfasts, Dorset bacon, sausages and organic freerange eggs from our local farm shop and butcher. Fresh Toast with our own home made preserves and marmalade made with fruit picked by ourselves from our local Organic Farm is served along with a selection of herbal or fruit teas and fresh ground coffee. We're more than happy to cater to any dietary requirements you may have, we offer our own home made organic Gluten Free Muesli as well as vegetarian GF options, please just let us know when you book. The Smoked Salmon and Organic Scrambled eggs is also a favourite, or the fresh Scotch pancakes with topping of your choice.
The whole house is centrally heated and has thermostatically controlled radiators in each bedroom. There is an open fire in the guest lounge, video and DVD player, board games and books.
Local attractions include the village of Arne, surrounded by open heathland and woodland. It is situated at the Northern end of the Isle of Purbeck. Many rare birds and animals can be seen at the RSPB nature reserve. Also worth a visit is Durlston Country Park which is a 280 acre nature reserve and is a part of the Jurassic Coast world heritage site. Enjoy fantastic walks through woodland, hay meadows and across sea cliffs and see a variety of wildlife.
For more information please visit our website.
Children are welcome.
Sorry, no pets.
Wi-Fi / Internet Access.
4 Star AA.
Open 1st March to the end of October.
Room 1 – Double Superior room.
Per night with full breakfast: From £104.
Per night with continental breakfast: From £98.
Per night room only rate (no breakfast): From £83.
Room 2 – Luxury Suite.
Per night with full breakfast: From £141.
Per night with continental breakfast: From £135.
Per night room only rate (no breakfast): From £120.
Room 3 & 4 – Double or Twin room – please advise when booking.
Per night with full breakfast: From £96.
Per night with continental breakfast: From £90.
Per night room only rate (no breakfast): From £75.
Room 5 – Double Room.
Per night with full breakfast: From £93
Per night with continental breakfast: From £87.
Per night room only rate (no breakfast): From £58.
All above room rates are per night based on 2 people sharing.
Single occupancy rates available:
Per night with full breakfast from £68.50.
Per night with continental breakfast from £65.50.
Per night room only – with no breakfast from £58.