Photos of Swanage and surrounding countryside

Studland and the Surrounding Area

The Old School House is only a 5 minute walk from the South Beach or Middle Beach and also from walks over Ballard Down.


It is the ideal situation for a relaxing holiday or as part of a touring programme. Studland is an area of outstanding natural beauty and adjacent to the World Heritage Jurassic coast. The National Trust are actively involved in many areas of the village and its countryside. The Knoll Beach has adjacent parking and catering facilities.

The RSPB is also active and many unusual birds can be seen in the Studland area and also on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour. The harbour is only a short car ride and across the ferry Bournemouth with shops and theatres is approximately 9 miles. Also within a short stroll of The Old School House there is an excellent hotel with restaurant and bar meal facilities and a Pub with a large garden and sea views.

The Great Outdoors

Some places of interest in and around the
Isle of Purbeck that are well worth a visit. Click the links below for further information:

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