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View of the property upon arrival
Open plan living/dining/kitchen area
Cosy living room
Cook up a storm in this well equipped kitchen
Relax as a family after a long day exploring
Finishing touches
Modern twin bedroom
Light and airy shower room
Stylish single bedroom
Spacious double bedroom with beautiful dormer window
Spacious family bathroom
Enclosed patio garden
Breathtaking coastal views
1 / 13  View of the property upon arrival
2 / 13  Open plan living/dining/kitchen area
3 / 13  Cosy living room
4 / 13  Cook up a storm in this well equipped kitchen
5 / 13  Relax as a family after a long day exploring
6 / 13  Finishing touches
7 / 13  Modern twin bedroom
8 / 13  Light and airy shower room
9 / 13  Stylish single bedroom
10 / 13  Spacious double bedroom with beautiful dormer window
11 / 13  Spacious family bathroom
12 / 13  Enclosed patio garden
13 / 13  Breathtaking coastal views

Crabstones

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
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

  • Modern traditionally-built cottage in an area of National Outstanding Beauty
  • Stunning views of Swanage Bay and Ballard Downs
  • Local shop situated 100 yards away
  • Miles of coastal walks and beaches to explore
  •  Great base for walking the Jurassic Coast
  • Dog-friendly property and area
Property code: DC042

Traditionally-built modern stone cottage with all the charm and character of a period property, whilst maintaining modern style and comfort inside.

Located in the popular town of Swanage, this charming property is located at the top of a hill and is handily located for the pub next door! The local shop is only 100 yards away, perfect for a morning chat and a snack before taking your four-legged friend for a morning walk.

The modern property boasts the charm and character of a period property whilst maintaining a superb modern interior. The property is situated on three levels and is entered up five steps into the hall. The kitchen/dining room is modern with granite worktops, tiled floor and a neutral decor which continues throughout the property. All appliances needed for family meals are provided and with French doors leading out to the garden, this room provides the perfect entertainment space. There is also a downstairs WC on this floor. The first floor of the property has a further sitting room with double-aspect windows as well as twin and single bedrooms and bathroom with shower. On the second floor, which boasts views of Swanage Bay and Ballard Down, there is a large double bedroom and a bathroom, both of which have reduced ceiling height in the eaves. The exterior of the property has a small terrace to the front with iron railings and shrubs, and a larger rear paved courtyard has a seating area with local Purbeck stone, Elaeagnus tree, and herb planters as background. There is parking for one car.

The bustling town of Swanage offers a wide range of activities and places to visit including the stunning Durlston Country Park which is home to a variety of coastal walks. There are walks for all abilities so that the whole family is catered for – although the dog will probably want to choose the most difficult!

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single bedroom
  • 1 bathroom, 1 shower room and additional downstairs WC
  • Cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine, drier, freezer and dishwasher
  • Central heating
  • Towels included (please bring own beach/pool towels)
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Rear courtyard with seating
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Local pub next door, shop 100 yards
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Five steps leading up to property
  • Reduced ceiling height on second floor
  • Located next to local pub

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jane 16th October 2021

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The house is situated a short walk from the centre of Swanage. It is clean, modern, well equipped and comfortable. The sea is visible from the second floor bedroom.

Reviewed by Maureen 2nd October 2021

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Reviewed by Anita 25th September 2021

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Comfortable cottage, very clean. Concrete garden, although enclosed, was unsuitable for my dog as he would not urinate on concrete. Good pub food next door, very friendly staff but you need to book in advance.

Reviewed by Robert 18th September 2021

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A lovely modern property over 3 floors well located with parking in central Swanage. There can be some traffic noise from the road outside and also sometimes late night revellers returning home can be noisy but this is to be expected given the convenience of the location.

Reviewed by Janice 28th August 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 7th August 2021

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Great location for the beach and town - the pub next door can be a bit noisy. Great holiday We would recommend Dorset and the cottage

Reviewed by Alan 17th July 2021

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Beautiful cottage located in a good distance from the main town and Beaches. Very clean and had everything that would be needed for our stay.

Reviewed by Joseph 26th June 2021

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We were really disappointed in this property especially the cleanliness As this cottage has been empty for the length of the COVID-19 situation we thought it would have been immaculately presented How wrong we were We were met with dirty plates cups and utensils due to some one doing there last dishwasher use without a detergent tablet in the machiRead morene Also huge spider webs over the inside of the front door and all bedrooms There were also dirty stains on the downstairs toilet Bins outside overflo Hide

Reviewed by Maureen 5th June 2021

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Lovely holiday cottage in a perfect location. Parking space for one car, which in Swanage is a big bonus. House extremely well equipped for all your needs. The Black Swan pub next door serves the most amazing food served by the friendliest staff. Ten minutes walk to the town centre and beach although it might take you longer coming back ( its uphilRead morel) Five minutes walk to the station, for the steam train to Corfe and the bus station for buses to Sandbanks and Bournemouth. Hide

Reviewed by David 29th May 2021

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Great modern cottage with everything we needed for a weeks stay, clean, well presented and good room sizes. brilliant location on the high street for pubs, restaurants, beaches and walks. Pub next door is popular with diners but by no means noisy. Small spar supermarket a few steps down the hill, was very handy. We would highly recommend and gladlyRead more stay again ourselves. Hide

Reviewed by Valerie 24th April 2021

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All to a high standard, very comfortable will be booking again.

Reviewed by Maureen 3rd October 2020

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Fantastic holiday property right next door to the Black Swan pub which serves the most amazing food ever. The property is very clean and spacious and is like a home from home having all the equipment one needs. It is a 10 minute downhill walk to the railway and bus station and 12 minutes to the town and seafront.

Reviewed by John 4th July 2020

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Fabulous 3 bedroom house in Swanage. Easy access to excellent pub, shop and short walk to beach and centre. TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime plus various channels. WiFi ok and improved from last year, but not quite up to teenage kid streaming and work zoom call. Fully stocked kitchen and nice suntrap outside space plus car parking. Highly recommendRead moreed. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 21st December 2019

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Crabstones is a lovely place to stay and in a brilliant location for shops, pubs & restaurants as they are an easy five minute walk down the high street. Fabulous!

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View of the property upon arrival
Open plan living/dining/kitchen area
Cosy living room
Cook up a storm in this well equipped kitchen
Relax as a family after a long day exploring
Finishing touches
Modern twin bedroom
Light and airy shower room
Stylish single bedroom
Spacious double bedroom with beautiful dormer window
Spacious family bathroom
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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.

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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