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Bed and Breakfast
Guest Rating: 4.5
See all 161 reviews
4 Taunton Road

Swanage, 

Dorset, 


BH19 2BY,  England
Taunton House is a stunning Victorian house with large, centrally heated bedrooms which retain original fireplaces. The house dates back to 1862 and was owned for more than 80 years by the author Thomas Hardy's cousin. It contains many of the original features and has much character. It has been thoughtfully and tastefully renovated to an extremely high standard. It is friendly and welcoming and known for its excellent hospitality.
  • Central
  • Home from home
  • Great food
  • Clean and comfortable
  • Free internet access
  • Friendly
  • Close to the sea and town
  • Local produce
  • Free parking
  • Character house
Check Prices and Availability
King Size Double EnsuiteKing Size Double Ensuite
from£60.00
Family Ensuite (2 Adults, 1 Child)Family Ensuite (2 Adults, 1 Child)
from£70.00
Large Family Deluxe EnsuiteLarge Family Deluxe Ensuite
from£75.00
Triple - Shared BathroomTriple - Shared Bathroom
from£60.00
Family Room - Shared BathroomFamily Room - Shared Bathroom
from£70.00
Twin Room - Separate Shower Room Twin Room - Separate Shower Room
from£60.00
Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for Taunton House, Swanage are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.3
Value:
4.2
Friendliness:
4.8
Cleanliness:
4.4
Facilities:
4.2
Staff service:
4.7
Location:
4.7
Breakfast:
4.6
Guest Rating: 4.5
See all 161 reviews
Ray
Family with young Children
Stayed: Nov '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Service second to none it makes you want to return again"
We had a most memorable stay, very friendly and superb accommodation. The 2 children really enjoyed staying thier. We have already booked for next year.
The rooms are very spaceious and very comfy be… Read more
"Service second to none it makes you want to return again"
We had a most memorable stay, very friendly and superb accommodation. The 2 children really enjoyed staying thier. We have already booked for next year.
The rooms are very spaceious and very comfy beds.
The breakfast was most enjoyable even the children cleared thier plates.Only problem was that the weekend went too quickly.
The owner is very friendly and made our stay a happy one it was just like being at home Read less
Likes:
Everything
Dislikes:
None at all
Guest Review for Taunton House, Swanage
Kelly
Group of Adults
Stayed: Nov '14
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
4
Breakfast:
4
"Suited our purpose for being in the area"
Two nights in swanage whilst looking for permanent accomodation as will be working in the area.… Read more
"Suited our purpose for being in the area"
Two nights in swanage whilst looking for permanent accomodation as will be working in the area. Read less
Likes:
Breakfast was really nice. Room was a good size for 3 adults.
Dislikes:
Towel rail in the bathroom did not work so towels remained damp
Guest Review for Taunton House, Swanage
Elsie mary
Mature Couple
Stayed: Nov '14
1
Would not recommend to others.
Rooms:
2
Value:
1
Friendliness:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Facilities:
1
Staff service:
1
Location
5
Breakfast:
1
"Modern Day at the Adams Family"
it was a cold dark night we tried calling by phone but the voice message came on saying the box was full. We finally found the door and we were greeted by a(creepy) bloke who was a tenant he lived at… Read more
"Modern Day at the Adams Family"
it was a cold dark night we tried calling by phone but the voice message came on saying the box was full. We finally found the door and we were greeted by a(creepy) bloke who was a tenant he lived at the top of the house he said Ann was not well he took us to our room No 3 he said the heating would come on at some point but it never did we had to get the heater out the cupboard never did the house was cold the décor was dull the house stank of cigarettes the food was rubbish Read less
Likes:
it served a purpose we had a christening the next day otherwise we would not of stayed.
Dislikes:
where do I start, when Ann cooked my breakfast there was hairs in it. The glasses were chipped there was no room service we met nobody until the second day we were the only paying guest in the house
Guest Review for Taunton House, Swanage
More Information
4 Stars Self Assessed Guest House

Green Awareness - Dorset Tourism 2009
Parking
Free parking
Types of Payment Accepted at Taunton House
Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card, Cheque
Payment Cards accepted at the property
Master Card Maestro Visa Visa Electron Solo 
Check-in: 4:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Policies
Children Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: No pets
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
French
Greek
It is situated about one minute from the centre of town, local restaurants and pubs and of course the sea and award winning sandy beaches. A range of outdoor activities including swimming, scuba diving, walking in the Purbeck Hills, golf and horse riding are close at hand. It has its own private car at the rear of the property so your car will be safe in the middle of town. It also has a small courtyard garden. The current owners, Marios and Annie Lambis, have lived for many years in the Mediterranean and so the food and the house has a special Mediterranean feel.

All food is sourced using the highest quality produce from local suppliers. It is freshly cooked to order and offers a variety of choices. This can include:
- a freshly cooked full English breakfast, using produce from local farms
- a continental breakfast with a variety of fine cheeses, hams and sausages, breads and preserves
- an all in one "Annie's special Mediterranean omelette"
- a vegetarian menu
- fair-trade teas and coffees
- a selection of homemade breads
- a selection of cereals and fresh fruit juices
- fresh fruit salads to die for

The one thing we can promise you is excellent, locally sourced food, cooked to a very high standard.

The B&B has a non smoking policy for all guests
Environmental Statement
Caring for the environment is important to us and we are committed to following a policy that promotes sustainable tourism. • By using recycled paper in our stationery as well as for facial and toilet tissue • By using Fair Trade products whenever possible • By using low energy lighting and light timers where appropriate • By recycling all glass, plastic bottles, paper and cardboard • By the use of water butts to recycle rain water • By changing towels & bed linen only twice weekly [& for each new guest] saving on polluting detergents & water • By composting appropriate kitchen waste • By using environmentally friendly cleaning products where possible • By providing thermostatically controlled radiators in your room
Style of property
Comfortable, Elegant, Unique
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