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Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Set in a peaceful residential area with views over Ballard Down
  • Private courtyard garden, off-road parking and cycle storage
  • Town centre amenities and the beach are within easy reach
Property code: 87665

An ideal bolthole for two, this charming loft-style studio apartment is a great choice for those wishing to explore all that the beautiful Isle of Purbeck has to offer before relaxing in comfort.

Swanage is a traditional coastal town with a popular sandy beach and a great selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Rolling hills surround the town, ensuring you’ll have the best of both worlds when it comes to walking routes, with the South West Coast Path, Ballard Down and Durlston Country Park all within 2 miles. From here, you can take the steam train to Corfe Castle, which is home to castle ruins cared for by the National Trust as well as pretty streets to explore. Within 14 miles are many attractions including Monkey World, The Tank Museum, RSPB Arne, walled town of Wareham, Studland and Tyneham village.

Adjacent to the owners’ home, yet with privacy assured, a private entrance gate leads to the door into this first-floor apartment. Once inside, you are met with a small vestibule and narrow staircase leading to the property. There is a welcoming open-plan living space, with comfortable seating, TV and room to dine. The room is cleverly divided to create a bedroom space, complete with a double bed, distant sea glimpse and a Juliet balcony. Due to the setting within the eaves, there are some areas of restricted head height and a floor level beam beside the bed, care is to be taken. Heading back through the lounge area and up a step you will find the compact kitchen, which is equipped with an electric hob, combination microwave oven and fridge with ice compartment. Just next door is a contemporary bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

The property is accessed through a private courtyard with seating and covered bike storage, an ideal spot to enjoy your morning coffee. To the front of the property is a shared drive with off-road parking space for one car. Additional roadside parking is subject to availability.

  • 1 studio-style double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric hob, combination microwave oven and fridge with ice compartment
  • Washing machine available on request
  • TV in the lounge area
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture and bike storage
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Beach, pubs and shops within a mile
  • Please note the property is accessed via a narrow staircase and there is a floor-level beam beside the bed, care is to be taken
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Nicky Smith

This property is personally managed by Nicky.


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Reviewed by Sienna 16th April 2022

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Wow! a wonderful place home from home & so peaceful. All lovely & new. My son & I stayed here for 7 nights & its so close to the beach. Both Alison & Haydn were so kind and friendly & nothing was too much trouble. Nothing was needed as all items even picnic things were supplied. Shower was fab. Kitchen full of equipment. Great tv. Bed very comfortaRead moreble. Warm, cosy, so clean, highly recommended. We are rebooking for 2023. There's even a parking space & patio area to have a glass of wine. Amazing! Hide

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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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