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Dine outside overlooking the sea
Cosy up on the sofa after a busy day exploring
Plenty of seating for all of the family on the large sofa
Perfect area for all of the family to relax
Let your children have their own space in the useful snug
Keep the whole family entertained
Lots to do for everyone
Well equipped kitchen
Listen to your favourite radio station while your preparing your meals
Cook a delicious meal in the modern kitchen
Plan your days adventures
Light and airy double bedroom
Spacious shower room
Second double bedroom with a stunning velux window
Get yourself ready with the handy dressing table
Large family bathroom with a shower over the bath
Spacious single bedroom with room for a cot
Plenty of room in the twin bedroom
En suite WC which is attached to the twin room
Stunning views from the bedroom window
Enjoy listening to the peaceful waves
Why not bring a book to relax outside after a hard day
Wonderful views as far as the eye can see
Visit the beach only 300 metres away
Outside of this beautiful house
1 / 25  Dine outside overlooking the sea
2 / 25  Cosy up on the sofa after a busy day exploring
3 / 25  Plenty of seating for all of the family on the large sofa
4 / 25  Perfect area for all of the family to relax
5 / 25  Let your children have their own space in the useful snug
6 / 25  Keep the whole family entertained
7 / 25  Lots to do for everyone
8 / 25  Well equipped kitchen
9 / 25  Listen to your favourite radio station while your preparing your meals
10 / 25  Cook a delicious meal in the modern kitchen
11 / 25  Plan your days adventures
12 / 25  Light and airy double bedroom
13 / 25  Spacious shower room
14 / 25  Second double bedroom with a stunning velux window
15 / 25  Get yourself ready with the handy dressing table
16 / 25  Large family bathroom with a shower over the bath
17 / 25  Spacious single bedroom with room for a cot
18 / 25  Plenty of room in the twin bedroom
19 / 25  En suite WC which is attached to the twin room
20 / 25  Stunning views from the bedroom window
21 / 25  Enjoy listening to the peaceful waves
22 / 25  Why not bring a book to relax outside after a hard day
23 / 25  Wonderful views as far as the eye can see
24 / 25  Visit the beach only 300 metres away
25 / 25  Outside of this beautiful house

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
Luxury
Family friendly
Apartment
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 in the seaside town of Swanage boasts beautiful views of Swanage Bay and is a short walk from the local amenities, making it the ideal place for families to spend time together.

Only 300 yards from the beach, this coastal hideaway in Swanage offers the chance to rejuvenate and revive throughout the year. Sleeping seven people across four bedrooms, bundle up your loved ones for an unforgettable break. Boasting fantastic sea views from a private balcony and roomy, attractive interiors, there is something for guests of all ages to appreciate.

A sea-view apartment situated on a cul-de-sac above Burlington Chine, peace and tranquillity are immediately yours. Split over two floors, there is room for everyone to socialise and chill out. Come inside and shake off your shoes in the hall. Heading up the steps to the first floor, make your way to the sitting room to wind down. Equipped with a TV, there is ample opportunity for entertainment, if you can turn your gaze away from the sea views, that is. Elsewhere, make yourself a cuppa in the kitchen or begin meal preparations as the kids make use of the playroom. In an open-plan design, the kitchen/diner is the ideal family space with plenty of light and useful appliances. There is also a bedroom on the first floor, in the form of a 5ft double, as well as a bathroom with shower and a utility room and WC. Going up the steps to the second floor, you will find the apartment’s family bathroom (with bath with shower overhead) and remaining three bedrooms. These include a 5ft double, a twin with en-suite WC and single (linked to the twin via a small doorway). Outside the real star of the show awaits: the garden area with lawn area and deck with balustrade, rewarding you with magnificent sea views.

Only 400 yards from the pub and 800 yards from shops, there is lots to do nearby. Swanage, with its attractions and eateries, is 1.5 miles away.

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 Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.8
Overall equipment
5
Overall comfort
4.2
Overall location
5

Reviewed by J 5th July 2019

We enjoyed our stay at above the bay with our grandchildren ages 3 and 10 months , both girls had fun in the playroom with all the toys . With a short walk down to the beach a bit of a climb back up though . The cottage had everything we needed fora weeks stay . I would recommend it to anyone with family or not .

Reviewed by M 21st June 2019

Perfect location overlooking the beach, amazing apartment, it had absolutely everything you could wish for and more, would highly recommend, our holiday was awesome.

Reviewed by Mo 14th June 2019

We loved this property which had a lovely ambience. It was great to sit at the table on the edge of the cliff and watch what was happening in the bay. Panoramic views of the bay. Cheap taxis and a bus service we used when we didn't want to take the car. The welcome pack was great.

Reviewed by R 7th June 2019

Very comfortable cottage with all facilities.Families may want to be aware there are stairs if they have a toddler.

Reviewed by M 31st May 2019

Absolutely fantastic property! The views are so beautiful and falling asleep to the sound on the waves is magical! Even with two children under the age of two this was the most relaxing holiday we've had.

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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Dine outside overlooking the sea
Cosy up on the sofa after a busy day exploring
Plenty of seating for all of the family on the large sofa
Perfect area for all of the family to relax
Let your children have their own space in the useful snug
Keep the whole family entertained
Lots to do for everyone
Well equipped kitchen
Listen to your favourite radio station while your preparing your meals
Cook a delicious meal in the modern kitchen
Plan your days adventures
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Location

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.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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