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Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
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

  • A beautiful holiday home set in the heart of Swanage
  • Perfect for exploring the Purbeck Hills
  • Ideal for discovering the Jurassic Coast
  • Visit Corfe Castle and Old Harry Rocks
  • Take a ferry trip to Brownsea Island or Poole
  • This is a lovely location for families, nature-lovers and keen walkers
Property code: DC060

This light and welcoming Victorian terrace house enjoys an elevated position above the bustling centre of the charming seaside town of Swanage, with the beautiful beach just 300 metres away.

Enjoying an elevated position above the centre of the thriving seaside town of Swanage, this bright and cosy Victorian terrace house is perfect for a large family looking for a delightful holiday home just a few hundred metres from the sea. This is a perfect base for exploring the Purbeck region of Dorset, with the Jurassic Coast within easy reach. There’s plenty for nature-lovers and walkers to explore, or you could visit ancient castles, beautiful islands, glorious beaches and quaint villages.

Accessed via five steps, this charming property laid over three floors, features a mosaic-tiled hall leading into a bright and welcoming open-plan lounge/diner. This is an ideal space to relax in, with plenty of seating, an open fire set in a Victorian fireplace, a Smart TV/DVD and bay window. The dining area is ideal for enjoying a family meal and there’s also a stylish and equipped kitchen. There are also five comfortable bedrooms. A couple of steps lead out into the courtyard-style back garden which has raised beds, a BBQ and a slightly raised seating area offering stunning views over the rooftops and across to Swanage Bay.

Famed for its long sandy beach, traditional promenade and 19th-century pier, Swanage is home to a range of independent shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. The town lies toward the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast, with nearby landmarks including Dancing Ledge (4 miles), Winspit Quarry (5.5 miles) and Old Harry Rocks (4 miles). Further along the coast, you can explore Kimmeridge Bay (11.5 miles), Lulworth Cove (18 miles) and the natural arch of Durdle Door (18.5 miles). Nature-lovers can explore the nature reserves of Hartland Moor (8 miles) and Studland and Godlingston Heath (5 miles). You can also visit Durslton Country Park (1.5 miles), Corfe Castle (6 miles) or catch a ferry from Studland (3.5 miles) to explore Brownsea Island.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms – 2 single rooms, 2 doubles (1 with 5’ bed), 1 bunk bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Range oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, wine fridge, dishwasher, dryer
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Open fire - logs included October - end of April
  • Courtyard garden with BBQ and outdoor furniture
  • Roadside parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Regret no dogs
  • Beach 300 metres, shops and pubs 200 metres

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ms E Fay 27th October 2018

The property was very clean and furnished with warm and friendly items. We come to Swanage for the Blues Festival so staying in accommodation so close the venues was perfect as the music does not finish until 12:00 midnight and a short walk back to the cottage was very welcomed. I am also an early riser so it was lovely to be able to take a shortRead more walk to find the sea and thereby stroll along the beach, walk out onto the pier or climb the cliff. It is also very convenient for shops, restaurants and cafe's etc; all of which are excellent. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Haskins 28th September 2018

The property was very clean, well equipped and spacious, perfect for our family group of 7 adults. We had everything we needed and were pleased with how handy the location was for local amenities.

Reviewed by Mr D Meageen 31st August 2018

Excellent location with everything you could possibly need for a large group of people, lots of cutlery, plates, glasses etc.

Reviewed by Mrs A Driver 31st August 2018

It was exactly what it said it would be and what we were looking for. A great location for a family weekend.

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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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