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Ballard Down View

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

  • Second-floor contemporary apartment sleeping two
  • Situated on the quieter Eastern end of Swanage Bay
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the rooftops to Ballard Down and Godlingston Hill from the lounge
  • Head out for a leisurely stroll to the sandy beach and promenade, 150 yards away
  • Hop on board the nostalgic steam train from the local station within walking distance
  • Venture north to discover the stunning Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve
Property code: DC012

Light and spacious apartment boasting panoramic views of the surrounding area, perfectly situated to make the most of the seaside town of Swanage with its sandy beach and promenade.

Situated within the quieter Eastern end of Swanage Bay, you are conveniently located to enjoy a whole host of shops, eateries, pubs and the town's attractions within half a mile of your home-from-home. Set along the picturesque Jurassic Coast, with the 19th-century Swanage Pier, Old Harry Rocks and Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve nearby, you needn’t stray too far at all. However, if you wish to, you can hop on the steam train at the local station to explore the Purbeck line or travel just 4 miles to arrive in the very heart of the picturesque Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve home to dramatic cliffside views, sand dunes and a freshwater lagoon yearning to be explored.

Access the one-level second-floor apartment via a lift or stairs and make your way through the entrance hall into the open-plan lounge and dining area. The separate kitchen is compact yet complete with all the mod-cons you’ll need during your stay. Rustle up a homecooked meal before sitting down to appreciate it in the well-lit dining area. Following a day outdoors, retreat to the comfortable lounge area complete with snug sofas to sink into and a cosy gas fire with flame effect. The restful double bedroom is an attractive space to recharge your batteries, complete with a built-in wardrobe and a skylight so you can wake up to the sun beaming through. The bathroom with bath and shower overhead sits next door. All rooms except for the bathroom in the apartment feature sloping eaves.

When the sun is shining, throw open the French doors from the lounge and enjoy the unspoiled views over the rooftops to Ballard Down and Godlingston Hill from the balcony, so you can feel at one with your tranquil seaside surroundings. Head out on a leisurely stroll to the sandy beach and pretty promenade located a mere 150 yards from the apartment. To the side of the property, there is parking for one car.


  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath and overhead shower
  • Hob, oven, fridge and freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • Wonderful views from the balcony
  • Sandy beach just 150 yards away
  • Gas central heating included
  • Gas fire with flame effect
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop within half a mile
  • This property does not accept children

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs B Brake 14th April 2019

This was a very clean flat, it had all you needed.

Reviewed by Mrs S Dearden 30th March 2019

Ballard Down view is in a good location as it is within easy walking distance from town and bus stops are just at the end of the road for No. 50 buses to Bournemouth. As we were on the top floor we were very pleased with the lift, which is not often found in places such as this. The apartment is beautiful. It seemed as though everything was brand nRead moreew. Quality furniture, bedding and linen. The kitchen had everything that you may need and again all quality items. I would recommend this apartment to anyone. 5* Hide

Reviewed by Mrs L Greene 6th March 2019

Lovely flat. Clean, comfortable, and well equipped.

Reviewed by Mr C Pittaway 24th October 2018

Very good

Reviewed by Mrs H Thomas 13th October 2018

Ballard Down View. Excellent. The accommodation was very clean and welcoming. The housekeeper was very helpful and responsive to our inquiries. Very comfortable with everything you could need. Very good location.

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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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