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Above The Bay

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A spacious, contemporary apartment in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Located on a leafy, no-through road with the convenience of close proximity to Swanage town centre.
  • Stunning, unbridled views of the beach and Swanage Bay.
  • An idyllic decked area with glass balustrade overlooking the beach.
  • Miles of sandy beaches to explore in the surrounding area, including Studland Nature Reserve.
  • Beach 300 metres, shop 800 metres and pub 400 metres.
Property code: DC006

This stunning property near the seaside town of Swanage boasts beautiful views of the Dorset coastline and its many sandy beaches, making it the ideal place for families to spend time together.

At the northern end of the popular seaside resort of Swanage, this property occupies a desirable, quiet location. It is a light and airy apartment and its neutral tones, oak floors and exposed beams create an understated elegance that will allow everyone to relax in style. From Swanage, you can travel on the Swanage Steam Railway to the National Trust’s Corfe Castle, a historical village and castle (5.5 miles). If you venture into the large town of Poole (20 miles), there are plenty of boat trips to choose from including one to the National Trust’s Brownsea Island, famous for red squirrels. Or why not wander along the South West Coast Path and admire the attractive coastline and beaches.

As you enter the property, a flight of stairs takes you up to the apartment which is situated on the first and second floors. On the spacious landing you will be greeted by table football and a piano, offering a nice variety of entertainment in addition to the TV. The first room you come across is the lounge, with its blend of neutral tones and warm woods, allowing the sea views to speak for themselves. There is an additional snug/playroom next door, which means the kids can have their own space and let the adults relax in peace. Like the rest of the apartment, the kitchen/diner is light, airy and contemporary; it is well-equipped and offers plenty of space for communal dining. Also on the first floor, there is a bathroom with shower and a crisp, clean double bedroom with lots of storage. On the second floor, there is a further bathroom with a bath and shower over it; its white suite and painted floorboards allow light to flood in and accentuate the stunning view. There is another double bedroom on this floor, in addition to a single and twin bedroom, which are joined by an exciting tunnel that the kids will love. The twin room has an en-suite WC and hand basin for convenience.

Outside, the rear garden has a paved path, flower beds and a lawn, but this property’s unique selling point has to be the stunning decked area at the end of the garden. Its glass balustrade allows amazing, far-reaching views of the beach below and Swanage Bay. What a perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of wine!

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 single – the twin and the single are linked by a tunnel in the corner of the room
  • 1 family bathroom with shower over the bath; 1 shower bathroom; 1 en-suite WC with low doorway
  • Dishwasher
  • Central heating
  • Table football, piano
  • Garden with deck and seating overlooking the beach
  • Parking for 1 car with additional parking on the road
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach 300 metres, pub 400 metres, shop 800 metres

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs S Powers 3rd October 2018

We could not have been more well attended by Jenny and Kirsty! The much needed handrail out the back door that leads to the perch above the sea was installed promptly during our stay and enabled us all 6/ over 65 to our entrance and exit to the backyard. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood between two hotels was a bonus esp ecially with our 92 yr old mRead moreum. The Grands excellent service, food and cocktail lounge were a treat. The house it self was very well appointed. Comfortable, clean and spacious. A few notes on improvement Face cloths (was cloths), a few shawl type covers for the 2 sitting rooms would be lovely ... when it's chilly it's better than turning up the heat, the walkway to the entrance door would be much better paved than stoned for rolling suitcases to the door and for easier walking, the shower on the main floor needs improvement...too small and doors don't close/open easily The kitchen was very well appointed and the manuals left for all of the appliances were very helpful. We felt overall there was great pride in ownership of the home which made for a very delightful stay. Hide

Reviewed by Ms D Bingley 17th September 2018

We have stayed at Above the Bay a number of times with our family and you would find it hard to find anywhere more perfect for a family holiday. The rooms are light and spacious giving everyone space to do their own thing. The facilities are good but above all the location is just wonderful. Good access to the beach and local pub and shop but thRead moree view from the garden deck is breathtaking and feeds the soul. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs H Blake 1st September 2018

Just beautiful. Much bigger than expected, the decking area was just wonderful. Well stocked, very clean. Couldnt have asked for anything more

Reviewed by Mr L Piker 31st August 2018

The house was wonderfully spacious and very well equipped. The toys in the playroom were much appreciated. We had 4 generations of the family together and the house was perfect for that.

Reviewed by Mr G. West 31st August 2018

absolutely fantastic

Reviewed by Mr R Harrison 31st August 2018

It's a very nice, spacious cottage in a great position. There is plenty of space for 7 people and good areas for socialising and entertaining.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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