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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
  • Stunning views of Swanage Bay and Ballard Downs
  • Local shop situated 100 yards away
  • Half a mile to a sandy beach
  • Located next to local pub
  • 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 property is situated at the top of a hill and conveniently located for the friendly pub next door! The beach is only a half mile walk from the property, excellent for beach days out or walking the dog in the early morning. The bustling town of Swanage offers a wide range of activities and things to see and do including Durlston Country Park and a variety of coastal walks. There is a wealth of walks in the area, with different levels suitable for people of all abilities.

The property is laid out over three floors and is entered via five steps up into the hall which has storage for coats and boots. The kitchen/dining room is well-equipped with granite worktops and a tiled floor. French doors lead to the courtyard garden and this whole area provides an excellent space for family entertaining and dining. There is also a downstairs WC. On the first floor of the property is a double-aspect sitting room benefiting from views of the surrounding area of Swanage Bay and Ballard Down.There are two bedrooms and a bathroom on this level also. On the second floor, which has reduced ceiling height in the eaves, there is a large double bedroom with stunning views and a bathroom with bath, WC and basin.

The outside area of this cottage has a small front terrace edged with iron railings and decorated with a few shrubs. The larger rear courtyard garden is paved and has a Purbeck stone wall, stunning Elaeagnus tree and herb planters.

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 allowed
  • Local pub next door, shop 100 yards
  • No smoking
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Five steps leading up to property
  • Reduced ceiling height on second floor

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs J Abbotts 11th April 2019

We were very pleased with Crabstones. It was comfortable, clean and convenient.

Reviewed by Mr N Jackman 15th December 2018

hello this was the third time we have used crabstones each time in december , house was as good as normal , the only complaint we have is there was no christmas tree this year .

Reviewed by Mr T Telford 20th September 2018

1st class finish to house excellent fittings - very comfortable. Main criticisms :- terrible hot water supply to kitchen sink - it just didnt get hot. Couldnt find a way to use both ovens at once. Shower temperature inconsistent. Otherwise really good and would visit again. Good location for touring Dorset. Pub next door serves excellent food.

Reviewed by Mrs G Simmons 31st August 2018

Brilliant condition, very clean on arrival, great location, was everything we needed in it

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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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