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View towards property
View from the decking
Create a family meal with this well equipped kitchen
Unwind in this double bedrrom
Ensuite shower room
comfy bunk room
Family bathroom
View from large bay window across the decking
View of property and decking
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7 / 12  comfy bunk room
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Tilly Whim

Swanage, Dorset
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enviable location close to the beach, restaurants, pubs and Durlston Country Park
  • Attractive views of the town and harbour below make it your very own castle on a hill
  • Outdoor space for sun-drenched summer mornings and evening entertaining
Property code: DC192

This holiday property offers all you will ever need for a dream escape to the coast and is on the doorstep of the equally breathtaking Durlston Country Park and a Victorian castle.

Located in a prime position above Swanage town centre, this ground-floor apartment offers spectacular views across the bay. Just half a mile from the front door is the stunning beach with its gently sloping golden sand and crystal-clear water, perfect for young families. After a long day on the surf, exploring the town or travelling on the iconic steam railway, return to the spacious and open-plan apartment for a relaxing night in or an al fresco meal on the decked terrace.

Inside, the lounge/kitchen/diner is a sociable and bright space with a large bay window, wooden flooring and chic modern units. Two comfortable sofas sit in sunlight next to the bay window, perfect for curling up with a good book or enjoying a cup of coffee with a sea view. The en-suite double bedroom is a peaceful and elegant space for resting weary heads and the bunk bedroom is perfect for little ones. Outside, the sunny decked terrace is the perfect place to tuck into a tasty meal. There is parking for one car to the rear of the property.

Swanage Bay lies just half a mile from this property, with its safe sandy beach, promenade and colourful beach huts. The perfect getaway for all seasons, Swanage also boasts a wide array of independent eateries and shops together with a fun choice of activities including coasteering, abseiling, climbing and kayaking. Beyond the town, Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve (5 miles) and Corfe Castle (6.5 miles) are both well worth a visit.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1  bunkbed
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with WC
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility space with washing machine/drier
  • Central heating included
  • 1 dog welcome by arrangement
  • Apartment building
  • TV included
  • Off road parking for 1 car, further roadside parking available
  • Beach 0.5 miles away
  • Town centre 0.5 miles away
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 0.5 miles away
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Nicky Rice

This property is personally managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Pauline 2nd February 2024

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Reviewed by Denise 29th September 2023

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Comfy flat with great views. You need to be fairly active as it is at the top of a steep hill. We parked our car up and used public transport great for everywhere. Wonderful walks on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Martina 15th September 2023

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Very nice flat with a view to the sea. Clean and comfy but order more towels in advance!

Reviewed by Claire 8th September 2023

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Lovely views and location - despite the steep hill. Apartment is tired and needs updating and decoration. Bunk beds are only suitable for children . Wasnt particularly clean and the kitchen and its equipment were a poor standard . The shower room also needs updating and the toilet seat in there doesnt stay up - most annoyingly! Overall ,too small aRead morend not a comfortable place to stay Hide

Reviewed by Helen 1st September 2023

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There is not enough kitchen equipment some of the furniture is tired, the toilet roll holders are rusty. There are only 2 chairs for the garden table and no cushions there should be 4 chairs as the property sleeps 4 people. The plug for the bath does not fit so you cannot have a bath because the water runs away. The hoover needs cleaning or filter Read morereplaced as it smells when you hoover. The free view did not work connection was poor for the chairs. Towels not big enough not enough tea towels Hide

Reviewed by Jenna 22nd August 2023

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Reviewed by Alison 18th August 2023

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Lovely well equiped flat with good views and nice outside seating area, also pet friendly which was great. Up a steep hill if walking from the town.

Reviewed by Daniel 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by Janice 9th June 2023

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A lovely ground floor apartment which was clean, bright and very comfortable There was parking on the road as well as off road parking . It was located at the top on a long steep hill but on a quiet road and very close to Durlaston Country Park which had a lovely coastal walk up to the cafe at the castle and beyond. It was easy to get to parts of tRead morehe area such as Corfe Castle and Studland Bay where if you are NT members parking is free. Would certainly stay there again. Hide

Reviewed by Glenys 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Sarah 19th May 2023

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We had a brilliant week and will be back in October.

Reviewed by Janice 21st April 2023

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We love Swanage and our early year holiday is always with our Dog. We didn't want a caravan and finding Tilly Whim near Durlston for our walks was great. The flat was clean and tidy and did not smell 'doggy'. We would definitely consider booking again our stay was lovely.

Reviewed by Elaine 19th April 2023

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Reviewed by Karen 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by Anne 3rd February 2023

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The flat has a lovely view of Swanage bay. It is in a good position for walks along the coastal path.

Reviewed by Heather 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Brian 14th October 2022

Reviewed by Sarah 7th October 2022

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The property was perfect for us and our little dog. Comfortable , clean and stylish. The location with sea views was great, easy parking. The dog loved his variety of walks, we had a great week and will book for next Spring.

Reviewed by Diane 30th September 2022

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Location perfect, let down by the fact that the apartment needs some TLC and updating.

Reviewed by Caroline 16th September 2022

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Did not realise how steep the hill were. Going down a breeze come back up took my legs 2 days to get over . The view from the apartment I just loved. The beds so comfortable, I evan checked the mattress to see which it was for home. The welcome pack of milk, tea and biscuits was a lovely touch. My only negative is storage for food and work space inRead more kitchen area. Swanage a beautiful place to stay. A must visit is Corfe Castle stunning views. Fish & Chips go to Harvey's . Loved are stay. Hide

Reviewed by Marianne 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Melanie 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Jane 29th July 2022

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Nice comfortable beds and good views from the bedroom and front room for the fireworks. Easy to reach walks along the Cliff tops A nice place to stay for a family of four without mobility issues as the hill to the property is quite steep for older guests. Carnival was on, and we discovered this meant the roads to the property were closed off for 2 Read moreof our 5 days stay with no diversions possible for one of those days, and so we couldn't get back to the property at all. Hide

Reviewed by Marion 24th June 2022

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Reviewed by Brenda 17th June 2022

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The distance from the beach level and bars, shops etc. was challenging for us.

Reviewed by Michael 10th June 2022

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Reference number 1926795 Nice property very clean but only suitable for 2 adults and 2 small children as adults would not fit into bunk beds. Only one room dual purpose use for kitchen/dining and lounge but comfortable. No working surface in the kitchen to prepare food. Small wash basins therefore cannot avoid water hurtling to the floor when tryinRead moreg to wash your face. Dog friendly but no secure garden. Good location but not suitable for people with poor mobility as steep hill. to Swanage. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 13th May 2022

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rearranging furniture in main room so everything is not placed at the edges of the room with a big empty space in the middle! Present layout may be better for young families than older couples!

Reviewed by Jill 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by David 19th April 2022

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Reviewed by Claire 26th March 2022

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Tilly Whim was perfect for us and our baby. Having a highchair and travel cot provided was really helpful. The apartment is very close to town and the beach, and surrounded by stunning scenery for walks. The apartment had everything we needed. Tea and biscuits a really nice welcome. We would stay here again.

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