Bella Vista

Bed & Breakfast Swanage

Opening January 2018
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Terms and Conditions Bella Vista

Thank you for visiting our web site. We very much hope that we will soon be welcoming you to Bella Vista in person.

Please be aware that when you choose to book accommodation with us you are entering into an agreement with BELLA VISTA SWANAGE LLP, our trading partnership. What follows provides you with further information about the nature of this agreement, which we invite you to read before confirming a booking. Like all small businesses we need to respect the many demands of a secular commercial world, but have tried to keep our Terms and Conditions brief and to the point so that they complement formalised hospitality requirements, while not displacing the universal human values of Mutual Respect, Simple Trust and Common Sense.

Bookings, Prices and Payments
All prices are as advertised with our tariff/room information and on our booking system. They include Bed and Breakfast.
Bella Vista Swanage LLP is not registered for VAT.
When you book we will ask you for your contact details, intended time of arrival and payment method.
No charges will apply provided you cancel within two weeks of your scheduled arrival date, or fail to arrive. In either event the full cost of your booking will then become payable.
We accept payment via all major credit and debit cards, as well as by cheque and cash. Payment by credit card will incur a 5% surcharge.
We ask that you confirm payment for the full cost of your booking before leaving at the end of your stay.

Arrival and Departure
We ask you to arrive between 1600 and 1800 and to depart by 1030.
Other timings may be possible by arrangement.

Car Parking
We have free car parking spaces for 6 cars on our forecourt (1 per letting room), which you are welcome to use (At your own risk) during your stay with us.

If you plan to bring your dog with you we have 2 dog friendly rooms, one with a sea view and one overlooking the street. We accept a maximum of two dogs per room, subject to notification at the time of booking, and charge an additional £5.00 per dog per night, over and above the listed price for the room. Please do not bring any other pets with you. For those with allergies we have two dog free rooms, one with a sea view and one overlooking the street. Please speak to the hosts on arrival for further guidance, including the great local walks and beach availablity. Swanage has lovely sandy beaches. From 1st May to 30th September dogs are not allowed on the beach below Bella Vista but are allowed on the promenade and beaches beyond at all times.

We ask that you do not use any smoking or e-smoking device inside the Bella Vista property.

A wifi connection to the Internet is freely available in all rooms. Just log in using the password provided. Because we do not have access to superfast broadband and out of respect for the needs of the house and your fellow guests, we ask that you do not use this service for downloading films, live streamed broadcasts and other purposes that may prevent others using the system.

Liability and Damage
Please pay attention to our in-house regulations regarding fire, health and safety, licensing, respectful behaviour and noise levels. In the event that you experience an accident or cause damage to any aspect of the Bella Vista property or its contents, or loss of them, including keys, please notify us at once. We will hold you responsible for any such damage and ask you to pay for the full cost of replacement or repair, with a replacement set of keys costing £25.00. We regret that (beyond the normal services covered by the cost of your booking) we cannot accept liability for any ill health, personal injury or damage to your car/other possessions during your stay other than as a result of negligence on our part.

We will only collect information about you in order to ensure good service and responsible, convenient operation. We will only use this information lawfully and not share it with third parties. Please see our privacy policy for full details.

Bella Vista was built in 1900 at the end of the Victorian Era and successive owners have sought to retain most of its period and character forming features while equipping it for the expectations of 21st century guests. This means that we do not have any accommodation that meets the criteria for full disabled access. However, there are only two small steps up from the pavement to our front door and we do have one ground floor bedroom, which is easily accessed by those with limited mobility and is served by doors wide enough for a wheelchair. This room has a compact en-suite shower room with grab rails (the en-suite area is not wheelchair friendly). The public rooms on the ground floor are all on the same level as the ground floor bedroom.

Thank you for familiarising yourself with the above. If you have any questions or concerns regarding them please do contact us and we will do our best to help.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Naomi and William Duffield.

Picture of Naomi Duffield

Bella Vista - History

Bella Vista is a deceptively large house with a picturesque garden, overlooking Swanage Bay. Built in 1900, it has had a variety of uses. 

From 1900 to 1934 it was known as The Bungalow and was let as apartments. In 1934 it was renamed Bella Vista and operated as a private hotel until 1940 when it was taken over by the army and used to billet troops including, from 1944, US Army soldiers. Bella Vista re-opened as a private hotel in 1954 and since then has been used for a variety of hospitality offerings including bed and breakfast, retreat centre, whole house summer lets and celebrations.

William and Naomi Duffield took over ownership in October 2017 and very much look forward to welcoming guests from January 2018

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Retreats at Bella Vista

Residential retreats, courses, workshops, one to one sessions and more now available at Bella Vista, see our Swanage Retreats website for more details.

Retreats Website

Contact Bella Vista

If you have any questions about a stay at Bella Vista please get in touch, we'll get back to you as soon as we can. 

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