You’ll find us at Studland Bay on the Isle of Purbeck, between Poole and Old Harry Rocks. Purbeck is a quiet landscape of coast, cliffs, heath and woodland, and a haven for wildlife. It’s perfect for cycling and exploring, and a wonderful place for dog walking all year round. We’re a dog-friendly hotel, so you’re welcome to bring your canine companion with you.
While there’s plenty to see and do around the local area, we also have fantastic facilities on-site, so you can choose to relax in the way that suits you. Our golf course, tennis courts and indoor and outdoor swimming pools are there for you to use at your leisure. And what better way to wind down the day than with a soak in the hot tub, overlooking the downs?
As a family-friendly hotel, we also have things to keep the little ones entertained, including an adventure playground, a games room and a soft playroom for younger children.
The playroom adjoins the Bistro, our new restaurant serving cakes, cream teas, and classic food with a contemporary twist. Our main restaurant specialises in Anglo-French cuisine, and is open for breakfast and dinner.
At the heart of the hotel is a focus on traditional hospitality for guests of all ages, with comfortable rooms, wonderful facilities and fine food freshly prepared. We look forward to welcoming you to Knoll House, and the beauty of the Studland Bay.
Two to three hours from London (Heathrow). Take M3-M27 (West) - A31-A338 route (Bournemouth). Follow signs to Canford Cliffs then Sandbanks, to the chain ferry across Poole Harbour.
The Sandbanks Ferry
The ferry operates daily from 7am-11pm every 20 minutes, weather permitting (excluding Christmas Day). Departing Sandbanks at 7am, then 20 and 40 minutes past each hour, and on the hour. Departing Shell Bay at 7.10am, then 30 and 50 and 10 minutes past each hour.
From Exeter and the South West
Follow M5, A30 (Honiton), and merge onto A35. Continue on A35 to Bere Regis. Follow Sugar Hill and A351 to B351 and Studland.
Poole/Bournemouth (via ferry) use BH13 7QJ.
Waterloo to Wareham (two hours). By taxi to Knoll House (ten miles).