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Porthole Penthouse

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning penthouse apartment sleeping two in luxury
  • Set within an exclusive development located on the water’s edge
  • Panoramic, unspoiled views of the beautiful Swanage Bay from the roof terrace
  • The iconic Victorian pier plus a collection of shops, eateries and sandy bay of Swanage are within 400 yards
  • Jump on board the steam train from Swanage station to enjoy a nostalgic ride along the Purbeck line
  • Venture inland to discover the scenic walking trails of the Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve
Property code: DC124

Incredible penthouse apartment located right on the water’s edge, boasting uninterrupted panoramic views of the beautiful Swanage Bay and Ballard Down beyond, and within easy reach of the town's attractions and amenities.

Sitting in an exclusive location just 400 yards from Swanage Town, this contemporary first-floor penthouse apartment offers everything you’ll need and more, virtually on your doorstep. Head out on foot to experience the delights of Swanage, home to a 19th-century pier, the nostalgic Swanage Railway and the unique rock formation of Old Harry Rocks. With a selection of independent shops, eateries and welcoming pubs within the town, you could easily spend your days here. But that’s not all, venture just 1.5 miles to arrive at the stunning Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve with its traditional lighthouse, historic Castle and scenic trails or head 5 miles in the opposite direction to reach the Studland and Godlingston Heath Nature Reserve.

Enter the hall and make your way up the curved staircase into the triple aspect kitchen, lounge and dining area boasting a double height ceiling to create a bright and airy living space. Kick back and relax in the comfortable and beautifully furnished lounge area as you take in the unspoiled sea views through the large porthole window or unwind in front of the Smart TV. The contemporary kitchen space with granite worktops is home to all the amenities you’ll need during your stay, including a dishwasher, Nespresso machine, drier and French doors to the rooftop terrace. Here you can cook up some freshly caught fish before enjoying it in the comfortable dining area. Next door you will find a restful en-suite bedroom complete with a 5ft double bed, plush furnishings and sea views; a real treat to wake up to each morning. There is also a door which leads to the terrace. The en-suite shower room also boasts wonderful sea views through its porthole window.

The real star of the show here is the incredible outside space. Step out through the French doors in the lounge onto your private rooftop terrace. The terrace is complete with rattan furniture, awning for shade and a BBQ, so you can make the most of this sensational location during the warmer months. Start your day with a morning coffee as you take in the sea air or end the day with a spot of al fresco dining watching the sunset over the sweeping bay. Whatever the time of day, this is a special space complete with the views to match. The apartment offers off-road parking for one car in the car-port.

  • 1 bedroom with 5ft double bed
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • Hob, oven, fridge with ice-box, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Rooftop terrace with seating area
  • Central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car in car-port
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pubs and shops within half a mile
  • Bluetooth sound system
  • Nespresso machine
  • BBQ available
  • No telephone
  • This property does not accept children

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs D Grant 3rd April 2019

The location was perfect, close to the centre but enjoying being right in front of the sea, so we could hear the sound of the waves. And the views were amazing!

Reviewed by Mr P Jackson 3rd October 2018

Wonderful position

Reviewed by Dr A Wearmouth 12th September 2018

Fantastic, top-notch cottage that is very well equipped and very well situated. There is certainly a degree of luxury in how this cottage has been furnished - it has been well thought-out and well organised. Both the cottage and its' setting facilitated a great, restful holiday.

Reviewed by Mr P Williams 31st August 2018

Stunning apartment, everything had been thought of.

Reviewed by Mrs K Ball 31st August 2018

This apartment is simply and tastefully furnished with everything you need for a comfortable, hassle free stay. We have stayed here two years running and on both occasions, the apartment was spotlessly clean.

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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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