Staff tour day two
The second day of our staff tour saw the minibus, being driven by our marketing manager Tom, take a route from Wool to Winfrith Newburgh, Lulworth, East Stoke, Swanage and Worth Matravers.
The morning was bright and crisp, the autumn leaves falling, the sun shining and the sea glistening. The Jurassic coast is rather beautiful during the autumn months and we even managed to spot a bather in the sea at Swanage from the garden of ‘Above the Bay’.
A coffee stop was a welcome treat at ‘Love Cake too’ a lovely cafe at Corfe Castle selling amazing homemade cakes amongst other delights, the slices are very generous, more than enough to share!
Forget the diet and enjoy!
The list today was extensive and a bit of travel was needed starting at The Old Bakehouse on to The Manor House Tack Room. On then to Lulworth Cove and due to my poor navigation, a U-Turn was in order, for the next two properties Seashells and Sea Holly.
I will let Tina take up the commentary of the day and where we visited:
Tina’s recommendations for a visit to Swanage, Dorset
“Without a doubt I would thoroughly recommend a week or a short break in Swanage to relax, chill and recharge your batteries.”
I went with my colleagues to visit some of our holiday cottages that we let in Swanage. Our 1st viewing was:
Above The Bay – this 1st and 2nd floor apartment caters for a range of all ages, including a playroom and ample space to relax. It is spotlessly clean and looks very comfortable. The garden has an amazing decking area which overlooks Swanage Bay. On a nice day this seating area is the only place to be! Be it for breakfast, lunch, high tea or just an evening glass of wine, you can soak in the views and enjoy the sea air! We even saw a couple of people swimming – on November 1st!! It’s true that you can never quite tell what the British weather is going to do! This is a brilliant location close to the beach and town, restaurants and pubs.
Then on to Porthole Penthouse, I was completely wowed by this 1st Floor Penthouse Apartment with stunning views of Swanage Bay. There is a private roof-top terrace where you can sit and relax with a glass of wine and take in the views. There is little need to use a car as the town centre and beach are but a few minutes’ walk away. The accommodation is of a very high standard with everything you need for a couple – a real home from home.
Third was Dolphins. This lovely old cottage has been newly refurbished. It is beautifully presented with some quirky features and is a perfect base for families with its close proximity to the beach. There is just a short walk downhill (150 yards) to the town centre and the lovely sandy beaches. The town centre has plenty of shops as well as many restaurants, cafes and pubs to enjoy.
Our final property to visit this year in Swanage was Cutter Cottage this mid row stone cottage has been delightfully refurbished offering contemporary living accommodation. It is very well equipped with everything you need and more! A perfect location for exploring the town and beaches – ideal for families wanting a beach holiday.
Lunch beckoned and what better place to go for fish and chips than right on the seafront in Swanage.
There are a multitude of things to do in Swanage and the surrounding area. There are many walks and also Swanage Railway which should not be missed. Swanage has a lovely sandy beach which is one of the attractions of the town, with clean waters, ideal for families to soak up the sun and play in the sand and sea. The beach runs the length of the town with a promenade lined with amusements and attractions.