The Pig at the Beach

Manor House, Manor Rd., Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3AU, England

Fodor’s Expert Review

The latest outpost of the Hampshire luxury minichain is in a Victorian Gothic former private residence in an unspoiled village on the scenic, peaceful Studland Peninsula. Rolling lawns look out over Studland Bay and the Old Harry Rocks at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast (mats and towels are even provided for excursions to the beach below). Inside the hotel, shabby-chic bedrooms combine comfort with understated elegance (some have mullioned windows and paneled ceilings) as well as quirky touches such as freestanding roll-top baths. There are also two separate thatched-roof cottages for those who want privacy, and a separate caravanlike shepherd's hut on the lawn where you can spend the night. Like all the Pigs, the restaurant is excellent, utilizing seasonal ingredients grown on-site or sourced within 25 miles.

PROS

  • beautiful location
  • comfortable bedrooms and welcoming public rooms
  • excellent restaurant

CONS

  • not many activities for bad weather
  • breakfast not included
  • ubiquitous piped music not for everyone

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Romantic, Views
Casual
Near the beach
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01929-450288

HOTEL DETAILS

23 rooms, 2 cottages, 1 hut
Rate Includes: No meals

What’s Nearby


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