Enid Blyton`s favourite hotel – Knoll House, Dorset

Knoll House in Dorset is a quintessentially English Hotel that oozes charm and character. Since it was Enid Blyton`s favourite hotel it`s not surprising that this is a place for children to have old fashioned adventures with a pirate ship in the garden and the beautiful beach of Studland Bay within walking distance. A trip to the beach begs for ginger pop and slabs of Madeira cake. It`s the kind of place that… well your parents would be proud of and your kids need duffle coats to look the part.

Knoll House is definitely unique. Widely regarded as `Britain`s original Family friendly hotel`, it owes its charm to the Ferguson family, proprietors for 80 years and guardians of Knoll`s inimitable style.



Knoll House is the only hotel in the UK with its own dedicated children`s chef and special Children`s Dining Room serving wholesome, healthy food with a creative twist – vegetable sticks with child friendly dips, fairy cakes and giant fruit salads.

On a sunny day, the outdoor swimming pool busy and there`s a health spa with Jacuzzi, steam room, 20` plunge pool and a beauty treatment room just in case you have a need to escape the kids.


Around 30 bedrooms in the main house have great sea views through the swaying pines over a coast designated a ‘world heritage site”. These rooms have an easy elegance, with lots of neutral colours and quirky retro touches, in a Cape Cod meets- English coastal style that sits well with the uncluttered thirties interiors.

Staying at Knoll House for a 5 day break costs from only £998 for a family of four where both children are younger than 13.

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