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Spacious lounge/diner
Comfy sofas to relax in after a day of exploring
Well equipped kitchen
Calming double bedroom
Spacious double bedroom
Family bathroom
Cosy double bedroom
Steps leading up to the entrance to the property
1 / 8  Spacious lounge/diner
2 / 8  Comfy sofas to relax in after a day of exploring
3 / 8  Well equipped kitchen
4 / 8  Calming double bedroom
5 / 8  Spacious double bedroom
6 / 8  Family bathroom
7 / 8  Cosy double bedroom
8 / 8  Steps leading up to the entrance to the property

Oystercatcher - Swanage

Swanage, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Bright and spacious first-floor apartment within an original Victorian-era villa
  • Located in the quieter eastern end of Swanage Bay
  • A short stroll from the sandy beach and promenade
  • Light and airy feel throughout with large rooms and high ceilings
  • Smart TV for enjoying cosy nights in together
Property code: DC120

Located within an elegant period building, this delightful apartment is just a stone’s throw from beautiful Swanage Bay.

Located on the first-floor of a Victorian villa, this stylishly-decorated, contemporary apartment is a great place for small families, couples or friends to enjoy the delights of East Dorset. Only a few hundred metres from the seafront in Swanage, with its family-friendly beach, promenade and independent shops and cafes, there is plenty to keep you entertained on your doorstep. Further afield, you have the natural beauty of the stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve.

High ceilings and traditional features give this apartment a sense of grandeur and space, but the shades of blue and whites throughout, make it feel contemporary and relaxing. On your left as you enter, is the tasteful bathroom where the space has been used to full effect and the same can be said of the compact, well-equipped kitchen next door. You then come to the bedrooms (two doubles), which are both bright and spacious. The lounge/diner is also a sunny room as the two large windows allow light to flood in and bounce off the clean, white walls. Access to the apartment is via a private, external staircase.

Swanage is home to the Swanage Railway, which is a 12-mile steam train service running along the Purbeck line from Norden to Swanage. Alight the train at Swanage railway station and jump off at the National Trust’s historic village and castle, Corfe Castle (5.5 miles). Durlston Castle also offers a great day out with plenty of wildlife to view, activities, walks and café with a view. Further west, you can discover the unique, horseshoe-shaped cove of Lulworth Cove, and a walk along the South West Coast Path will bring you to the equally unique Durdle Door. The harbour town of Poole is 20 miles away and has a variety of boat trips on offer, including one to Brownsea Island, famous for its red squirrels.

 

  • 2 bedrooms - 2 doubles
  • 1 bathroom with overhead shower
  • Oven and washing machine
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating included
  • Accessed via an external staircase
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 1 small/medium car to the front of the property, Larger vehicles can park on the road as to not cause any obstructions
  • Shop and pub under 1 mile
  • Regret no children under the age of 3
  • Within easy reach of the shops, pubs and restaurants at Swanage

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Claire 23rd October 2021

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Lovely Flat in a great place. Very warm and cosy. Top quality appliances and crockery. Nice matching wine, champagne and water glasses. King size quilts on both double beds. They even left us milk, biscuits and wine, which was a lovely touch. I would definitely stay again. The only downside would be the outside steps to the property if not very mobRead moreile. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 17th September 2021

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Oystercatcher was a really lovely apartment to stay in. It was well equipped and very comfortable. Cant think of anything it lacked. Swanage was a really good base for a walking holiday, so the apartment is well located for exploring the surrounding area.

Reviewed by John 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by D 30th July 2021

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Good location, easy to walk to everything we needed. The decor & quality of fixtures & furnishings is really top quality. It had everything we needed. The kitchen is well designed & compact. A lovely bright airy lounge. Large bedrooms with lots of storage space. Great shower too.

Reviewed by Duncan 25th June 2021

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Great holiday in a lovely well presented and comfortable flat with all thats needed for a self-catering holiday.

Reviewed by Jean 18th June 2021

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We loved the comfortable accommodation, with nice touches such as milk in the fridge, wine and biscuits too - very thoughtful! Near to local pub which did excellent food. On the Breezer bus route for trips to Studland or Bournemouth- a very scenic ride!

Reviewed by Richard 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Jill 4th June 2021

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A very well thought out apartment, nice dcor, lovely furnishings and top quality bedding and towels. A credit to the owners. We are not much into self catering but we could see everything was there for those that do. Situated close to the beach (5 mins walk) and Centre of town (10 Mins walk) uphill coming back! Parking for one car was a bonus. For Read morethose with mobility issues access to the apartment (1st floor) is by external stair case. Would most certainly book again. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Tony 7th May 2021

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This is a lovely holiday flat, well equipped with welcome basket of tea bags coffee bags sugar milk and a bottle of wine. Close to the seafront and very cosy. Only thing to be wary of are the steep steps up to the front door. Very pleased with our week.

Reviewed by Joy 26th April 2021

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Sorry added all our comments above, if you can mobe them?! Please note I would recommend the property for two people but not for four.

Reviewed by Aleksandra 30th October 2020

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Incredible flat, very comfortable and we were extremely grateful for a lovely wine bottle, tea and biscuits Everything was just like in pictures and even better, 2 min walk yo the beach and lovely roast in the pub next door made our trip so happy Highly recommended

Reviewed by Dawn 19th October 2020

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Nice apartment and quite close to Swanage centre - within easy walking distance. Good choice of pubs and places to eat ( a few too many fish and chip shops for our liking!) and plenty of shops for provisions etc. The Apartment was well equipped and comfortable and, it was a nice touch to have some tea/coffee/milk and, a bottle of sparkling wine lefRead moret for us! Many thanks . The steps up to the apartment might be a bit of a problem for people with restricted mobility but we were fine with them. Hide

Reviewed by Terry 16th October 2020

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Really lovely well looked after apartment in a perfect location. Very clean and right amount of space. Would definitely visit again

Reviewed by James 2nd October 2020

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The accommodation was clean and tidy. Parking outside was better than I expected and off-road which always helps. Location is pretty good and a nice short walk to the shops and restaurants. The kitchen is small and perfectly adequate as we didn't plan to cook during the week but if you were looking for a work surface you would be in some difficultyRead more. TV too small for us but might be fine for others who are not bothered about that sort of thing. Generally pleased overall. Hide

Reviewed by RICHARD 25th September 2020

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This is a well equipped flat in a good location particularly for coastal walking and going into Swanage town centre. We walked to Middle beach at Studland and also Dancing Ledge via Duriston Country Park. The steps leading up to the flat might be difficult for less mobile people.

Reviewed by John 18th September 2020

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A clean and comfortable first floor apartment about a one mile walk from the town centre. Its reached via a steep outside flight of stairs, so is unsuitable for anyone with disabilties. WiFi works well, TV because of Ariel problems is a bit hit and miss and unwatchable at times The place is fully Covid compliant and we felt very safe and secure thaRead morenks Hide

Reviewed by John 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Simon 14th August 2020

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Great location, overall a good size accommodation. Only negative was that the TV is too small and the Wi-fi is pretty useless.

Reviewed by Karen 7th August 2020

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We love this well-cared for and well-situated flat. It's a place of beauty and rest. You can get down to the beach or up onto the cliffs in a few minutes and then come home to relax. The owners have taken a lot of care to make this place hospitable.

Reviewed by Catherine 14th March 2020

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The Oystercatcher is a lovely place to stay, very clean and well looked after! It was incredibly comfortable and had everything we needed for the week. We hope to stay here again in the future.

Reviewed by Ruth 21st February 2020

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Reviewed by Jackie 4th January 2020

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Immaculate apartment. Superb location short walk to beach and town plenty of coffee shops and restaurants nearby. Would definitely stay here again so that says it all !!

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Location

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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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