Zelly and Corinne
Hamish and Annie are lovely generous people. We stayed in their summer house in the garden and were delighted to have found such a great place to stay. Situated within minutes of the beach, we could go for an early morning swim and an evening walk along the shore. Ideal location for walking the Coast Pathway. Lovely food - Hamish is a star in the kitchen! We had everything - cereal, toast and a cooked breakfast: brilliant to find heartfelt vegetarians and enjoy delicious food. The summer house was clean throughout and a spare bed was provided, so one of us had the double and the other the single. Watched films on the DVD player - and appreciated the books by the bedside. Close to the main town - a few minutes walk away - and to all the shops, cafes and restaurants. We chose to eat out, treating ourselves, but the kitchen would have been absolutely fine for cooking a meal. We felt safe and secure and welcomed - and trusted Hamish and Annie implicitly. We'd highly recommend staying at The Sands. With love from Zelly and Corinne xx
Myself and 2 friends went down to Swanage for the carnival weekend. We were scuba diving. Torrential rain when we pulled up at this lovely guest house after a day's diving. Very welcoming as soon as we got out of the car. Lovely clean rooms and spacious too. Beds were luxury. Lovely homely feel in the morning having breakfast, just like it was your own kitchen. Did have reservationos about the vegetarian full English breakfast, but the Linda McCartney sausages shined through.
Overall a thoroughly comfortable overnight stay and great hospitality at breakfast in the kitchen. Definately a recommend ... !!!
Kate and Ben Rogers
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sands and would definitely recommend it. The room was comfortable, the people were welcoming and the breakfast was hearty and delicious. Located a stone's throw from the beach, what more could you ask for!
Sara and Andy Wilson
We have had a number of wonderful stays in this quiet and beautiful Bed and breakfast situated right next to the beach. Annie is a warm and friendly host who made us feel very at home. The rooms are bright,warm,comfortable and impeccably clean with en suite facilities. Annie is a great cook and we very much enjoyed her breakfasts and evening meals. She is full of local knowledge and advised us of most wonderful places to visit during each of our stays; Purbeck really is a very beautiful part of Britain and there are great coastal walks within minutes of the guest house- trips to Old Harry are a must! Annie is also a very talented artist and her home is full of her beautiful paintings of the local area. We would highly recommend her BandB.
I've stayed several times at Sands and have always been made to feel very welcome. The rooms are comfortable, nicely decorated and peaceful. Breakfast was provided in a central kitchen with a good choice of foods for vegetarians and vegans. I would highly recommend staying here as it's a short walk to the centre of Swanage where you have the choice of walking road side or along the beach. Thank you Annie, see you on our next visit.