Details

Harry Warren House overlooks Studland Bay and is a private residence. To find us take the gravel track between the thatched cottages and the Public Convenience at the start of the footpath to Old Harry Rocks. The sign says No Vehicular Access which is true for Old Harry but you can drive up the lane to us.

Facilies

We are a private residence and have no caommercial catering facilities or means of disposing of rubbish. This means that either the wedding party of the caterers must deal entirely with the rubbish. This is made easier if the hiring party arranges to have a small skip on site. Otherwise the caters must take all of the rubbish away and that which is left must be taken to Swanage Dump the next day. Notes for Caterers

Parking

Ample parking is available at the National Trust car park which is situated next to the pub. This is a very short, pleasant walk to either us or the Church and is well(?) situated for the thirsty or the nervous. If you are having a Church wedding this means that the car only needs to be parked once and it is easy to come from the church to us on foot. This is great fun and can involve an informal procession down the idyllic leafy lane led by the bride and groom. As it is a National Trust car park there is no fee for N.T. members but there is a pay and display system which is about 4 a day (spring 2012) 9 a day (summer 2019) for non-members.

Directions

Come into the village and turn down past the corner shop towards the sea (right coming from Swanage, left from the ferry); go all the way round the stone cross and down to the thatched cottages at the foot of the hill. Take the gravel track towards the cliff and we are the only house there.

Alternatively

Find the Bankes Arms pub; go down the hill past the pub and turn left up the gravel track at the thatched cottages.

Map Notes
  • The Church is located at the end of Church Road.
  • The Car Park is off Manor Road and is shown by the three parallel tracks. Google maps gives the distance from the Car Park to our gate as 225 metres, this is about right.