Perfect spot for a romantic meal
Snuggle up on the sofa whilst looking out over the views
Cosy living area
Modern kitchen living dining area
Modern kitchen with all of the essentials
Well equipped meals to help you prepare your favourite meals
Beautiful double bedroom
Light and airy with a stunning velux window
Spacious bathroom with shower over the bath
View of the outside of the property
Countryside views for miles
A truly picturesque view
Private balcony area to enjoy the views
1 / 13  Perfect spot for a romantic meal
2 / 13  Snuggle up on the sofa whilst looking out over the views
3 / 13  Cosy living area
4 / 13  Modern kitchen living dining area
5 / 13  Modern kitchen with all of the essentials
6 / 13  Well equipped meals to help you prepare your favourite meals
7 / 13  Beautiful double bedroom
8 / 13  Light and airy with a stunning velux window
9 / 13  Spacious bathroom with shower over the bath
10 / 13  View of the outside of the property
11 / 13  Countryside views for miles
12 / 13  A truly picturesque view
13 / 13  Private balcony area to enjoy the views

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.

All on one level, this light and spacious apartment is the perfect base for romantic getaways for two. Just 150 metres from the sandy beach at Swanage, its enviable location makes it a sought-after property all year round among sun seekers, watersports lovers and walkers alike. After a long day exploring your picturesque surroundings, return to the property for a relaxing glass of wine overlooking the rooftops to Ballard Down and Godlingston Hill.

Accessed via a lift or stairs, this single-storey apartment features characterful sloping ceilings, calming coastal decor and plenty of natural light throughout. Leave coats and boots in the hall before continuing into the spacious lounge/diner, which is furnished with a comfortable sofa for cosy evenings watching your favourite film on the TV with DVD player, with a loved one and a delightful table for two. In the summer months, French doors to the balcony create an al fresco feel while chilly winter’s evenings are best enjoyed listening to the Hi-Fi as the flame effect gas fire sets a cosy atmosphere. The tiled kitchen area nearby is compact yet functional and the bedroom is calming and neutral with a Velux window and built-in wardrobe for making yourself at home. There is parking for one car to the side of the property.

Located in the peaceful eastern end of Swanage Bay, this property is just a short stroll from the sandy beach and promenade. With gently sloping golden sand, clear water and safe swimming, Swanage is the perfect destination for a summer holiday in Britain. After an afternoon on the beach, refuel at one of the town’s independent cafes, pubs or restaurants, which offer up delicious dishes of local and seasonal produce. Take a journey back in time on the award-winning Swanage Railway, which winds its way through beautiful Purbeck countryside, stopping at nearby Norden (6 miles) and Corfe Castle (5.5 miles) or see how many red squirrels you can spot on Brownsea Island (7 miles).

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath and overhead shower
  • Hob, oven, fridge and freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • Wonderful views from the balcony
  • TV & DVD player
  • 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
  • Regret no children

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dave 7th March 2020

Lovely relaxing time

Reviewed by Linda 3rd February 2020

Beautiful flat; quality furnishings, accessories etc.; ideal location.

Reviewed by LYNDA 22nd December 2019

The apartment is spotlessly clean with everything you would need for your holiday. There were flowers , biscuits, tea bags, coffee and milk provided and a welcome card with housekeepers phone no and a Xmas card from owners. Lots of local info. Games , tv, DVDs radio.

Reviewed by Terence 22nd November 2019

The flat was just perfect for 2 people. Swanage and the area around gave us lots to do. The only niggle was the tight parking space but once mastered it was no problem.

Reviewed by Tony 25th October 2019

This second floor apartment was immaculate. Could have just been built although I was advised by another tennant that it was 12 years old. Everything was provided, right down to milk in the fridge, lovely biscuits and a host of other nice touches, going above and beyond. The property has a lift, making it accessable to less able people. The most coRead moremfortable holiday accomodation we have ever stayed in. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 18th October 2019

Lovely apartment with good views of the countryside.

Reviewed by Karen 30th August 2019

This apartment met all our needs- the cleanliness was second to none and we had the best night sleep ever! It is slightly out of the main town but we were very happy with the location. The parking space is not really useful unless you have a very small car however we had no problem with the on street parking nearby. I will certainly re visit with nRead moreo hesitation Hide

Reviewed by Ann 19th July 2019

The apartment has everything you could want. I was delighted to find that it had a washing machine. Towels were also provided which I hadn't expected. The views over the hills are stunning. With it being on the more quiet side of Swanage you don't have very much noise other than seagulls. The parking bay is quite tight so if you have a larger car yRead moreou might struggle. Hide

Reviewed by William 21st June 2019

An excellently presented and comfortable apartment. Spotlessly clean and the flowers and biscuits were a nice touch. The best test of holiday accommodation is when there is a problem. We managed to leave behind a small vanity case with make up, jewellry and toiletries. Henriett, the housekeeper, could not have been more helpful and forwarded the baRead moreg with the minimum of fuss, she is a real star. Recommended. Hide

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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Perfect spot for a romantic meal
Snuggle up on the sofa whilst looking out over the views
Cosy living area
Modern kitchen living dining area
Modern kitchen with all of the essentials
Well equipped meals to help you prepare your favourite meals
Beautiful double bedroom
Light and airy with a stunning velux window
Spacious bathroom with shower over the bath
View of the outside of the property
Countryside views for miles
Show 1 moreA truly picturesque view


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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