HPLS Holiday Homes - Dorset
2023 NOW AVAILABLE TO APPLY FOR DATES
REMAINING DATES FOR 2022 SHOWN BELOW
HPLS have two holiday homes at Shorefield Swanage Coastal Park in Dorset. These are available to hire out to HPLS members for their use with their immediate family for discounted rates that are typically discounted between 55-60% off the cost of a similar rental property in that the same park at any time of the year, saving our members at least £250 and anything up to £650.
Both homes are 4 berth, 2 bedroom units which are situated in a nice quiet non-commercial holiday park (Shorefield website HERE), which has views over Swanage and the Purbeck Hills. They are fully kitted out with equipment and comes with gas central heating and hot water. There is a TV and WiFi.* One of the homes is pet friendly. Although compact the accommodation is adequately sized for any couple or small family to enjoy as a base in a great coastal location.
Swanage Town and seafront is only a short walk 15 min away and with lots of things to do in the area from site seeing, attractions, cycling and walking, this location is ideally suited for both families and adults, wanting to get away for a nice relaxing break or holiday any time of the year. Coastal walks are easily accessed from the park. Bar, pool and leisure activities can be used at the neighbouring holiday park - 5 min walk. (small charge may apply for some activities e.g. gym and swimming)
Located less than a hour from the Hampshire county border, it is ideally placed for a easily accessible break or holiday.
We hire these out for members to use from March to December each year. Where more than one member requests a particular week we hold a ballot (Demand for school holidays are always over subscribed as you might imagine). Following this, spare weeks are allocated on a first come first served basis. While some members may not be able to initially secure the weeks of their choice, these homes are a long term commitment to provide members a nice break at some point for low cost. The initial ballot process starts in September each year for applications with members notified in October.
2023 Rental Tariff
HPLS rental is around 55-60% off the normal site rental (See price comparison below)
Rates are from only £180 (low season) to £420 (Peak Summer high season).
In order to be able to let these at such a big reduction we need to ask our members to assist us as follows;
Firstly - that members bring their own bed sheets, pillow cases and towels and toiletries.
The saving on laundry costs are significant, even if we could employ site staff to do this, which we cannot as it is no longer offered to us.
Secondly - that members are required to clean the property on departure and leave it ready for the next guest.
A small price to pay we believe for a great deal. This massively reduces our running costs having to not to pay private contractors to come in to carry this out, whose standards are often not as good as our own members cleaning. We have operated this system now for 3 years after the site removed the cleaning service.
Thirdly - that the fee for the weeks hire and cleaning / security deposit are paid within 1 calendar month from confirmation and acceptance of the booking. The deposit of £80 then remains a refundable charge after your return.
This helps to minimise the administration costs of HPLS staff operating these homes and ensures that those requesting to stay are fully committed to doing so. Unfortunately our experienced has been that many bookings have been cancelled at late notice when final balances were due, which means further work in re-advertising and administration and loss of income if the week couldn't be filled. We are a small team with limited resource and high demand.
Our heavily discounted rates equate to between only £25 and £60 per night depending on the date. HPLS run these on a non-profit basis for our members, whereby the hire fees only cover the costs associated with the purchase and running costs over the licence period of the properties.
Conditions of booking are found on the initial booking request form which relates to payment, refunds, conduct on site, cleaning and pets. These need to be understood and accepted at the time you submit a booking request.
Available dates and booking form are below - All dates are available for the initial ballot in October after which any unclaimed dates (which are not displayed in real time) will be shown. We update this page as quickly as we can.
Bookings are for one week periods only. You can stay for less time of course but the cost will remain the same.
The park will be closed between 5th January to 1st March each year. Other holiday homes are available to rent from Shorefield direct.
Additional information - Please note the following before booking;
Both holiday homes were brand new in 2016 and has been purchased by HPLS for our members with their family to enjoy a holiday in a superb location for a very low subsidised rate.
Images - Please note for security reasons we do not show external images of our homes on this website. Some of the images shown above are stock photos of similar model homes.
The holiday homes are;
1. 'Carnaby' 28' 2 bedroom (One double bedroom, plus twin single beds in room 2) This non-pet friendly home is compact in space however large enough for 2 adults and 2 children. Outside is spacious decking with furniture.
2. 'Moonstone' 35' 2 bedroom (One double bedroom, plus twin single beds in room 2) This pet-friendly home is well designed with two shower rooms and spacious lounge has ample space for 2 adults and 2 children plus the lounge seating will convert to an additional bunk. Our home has side decking and outside seating.
High chairs and travel cots are available.
Parking is available immediately adjacent to the holiday homes on its own drive for one car only.
Members hiring this holiday home will be doing so by way of a contract with HPLS in line with conditions which are laid out in full when booking. Only members and their family or guests are permitted to reside and the HPLS member must be present, in other words this cannot be hired out for non-members to use on a sub-let basis, even if this is for relatives. Other additional guests are not permitted to stay overnight.
Smoking is not permitted in either home.
Feedback from those that have already stayed in our homes has been excellent, many of which said that would definitely return.
* WiFi signal is not guaranteed. 4G reception is normally good enough for mobile data use.
Please click the link HERE to view remaining available dates. You will be taken to an external web page. Click back to return here.