Welcome to Sandyholme

A peaceful and beautiful place to stay in the delightful village of Studland in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset.

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Sandyholme is set in lovely grounds with nearby sandy beaches, cliff top walks along the Jurassic Coast and much more.

With up to 32 beds (including the occasional beds), four kitchens, two bathrooms, three shower rooms, several lounges, a dining room and a conservatory, this makes an ideal centre for self catered retreats or group holidays. It can also when occasion permits be divided up into smaller units for that much needed small group or family break. This would normally be such times as school holidays.  Each unit comes complete with kitchen facilities and duvets/pillows are provided. Linen packs can also be provided for a small donation.

Sandyholme was taken over by Bournemouth YMCA in 2006 and was fully refurbished for the 2010 letting season including adding a new dining room extension, a conservatory, new heating, a laundry room and some en suites as well as improving the disabled access.  It is a substantial character house standing in its own grounds, situated in the village of Studland in the delightful Isle of Purbeck. It is within easy walking distance of the church, village shop, pub and beach. The house is normally let as a whole and is ideal for retreats, residentials and group or extended family holidays. It is equally ideal for more active groups as a base for outdoor activity breaks.  

Because the house stands in a village, we regret that it is not suitable for stag or hen weekends, or noisy parties.  Please see the House Rules.  

PLEASE NOTE:  Parking at the house is limited.  With large groups, approximately 10 cars can be accommodated provided some do not mind being blocked in.

TRAVEL:  If travelling by train, the nearest railway stations are Wareham, Poole or Bournemouth.  Buses are available from the three stations but may necessitate changing buses to reach Studland.


We offer discounts for charities, churches and educational groups - please enquire. 

For all enquiries, please ring the enqiries line on 0845 873 4984 or email sandyholme@bournemouthymca.org.uk  

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