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Grasmere

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.

The traditional Victorian seaside town of Swanage has a great choice of independent shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes, and is known for its long sandy beaches, promenade and pier. The town is at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast and makes an ideal base for exploring the Purbeck Hills. Along the coast, you can visit Winspit Quarry (5.5 miles), Kimmeridge Bay (11.5 miles), Old Harry Rocks (4 miles), Lulworth Cove (18 miles) and the natural arch of Durdle Door (18.5 miles). Nature-lovers can explore Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve (8 miles) or catch a ferry from Studland (3.5 miles) to explore the beautiful Brownsea Island. Heading inland, you can visit Lulworth Castle (15 miles) and Corfe Castle (6 miles).

Five steps lead up to the front door of this delightful property. Heading inside there’s a mosaic-tiled hall where you can leave coats and boots. You will find a light and inviting open-plan lounge/diner with plenty of cosy seating, an open fire set in a Victorian fireplace, a Smart TV/DVD, a bay window with sea views and French doors to the garden. The dining area is perfect for sharing a family meal together. You will also find an attractively designed kitchen equipped with a range oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine fridge, washing machine, dryer and dishwasher, as well as a handy breakfast bar and a door to the garden. There is also a ground-floor WC. Going upstairs to the first floor, you will find the first three comfortable bedrooms, all with feature fireplaces and hand basins. The master bedroom has a 5’ double bed and a bay window with a sea view; there’s also a double room and a bunk bedroom. This floor has a shower room with shower and WC. The rooms on the second floor have reduced height in the eaves. There are two single bedrooms, both with sea views, as well as a bathroom complete with a claw-foot bath, separate shower and WC.

Outside, there’s a gravelled area to the front of the property with a palm tree. The courtyard-style back garden is reached by two steps and has raised beds, a gas BBQ and a slightly raised seating area which affords stunning views over the rooftops and out to Swanage Bay. There is roadside parking available.

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 Jennifer.

Guest comments

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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Location

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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