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Unwind on the decking with a view across the bay
Spacious open plan living area
Bright space with double height ceilings
Relax with a movie or watch the boats go by
Well equipped kitched for whipping up a meal
Wake up to the sound of the sea in the comfy bedroom
Dual aspect bedroom
Relax after a day exploring
Ensuite bathroom
Spacious decking for alfresco dining
View towards apartment from across the bay
Can you spot your porthole from the pier?
1 / 12  Unwind on the decking with a view across the bay
2 / 12  Spacious open plan living area
3 / 12  Bright space with double height ceilings
4 / 12  Relax with a movie or watch the boats go by
5 / 12  Well equipped kitched for whipping up a meal
6 / 12  Wake up to the sound of the sea in the comfy bedroom
7 / 12  Dual aspect bedroom
8 / 12  Relax after a day exploring
9 / 12  Ensuite bathroom
10 / 12  Spacious decking for alfresco dining
11 / 12  View towards apartment from across the bay
12 / 12  Can you spot your porthole from the pier?

Porthole Penthouse

Swanage, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Romantic
Apartment
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.

In the heart of Swanage, this fantastic first-floor penthouse apartment is brimming with contemporary design and playful splashes of colour. Boasting space, quality and location, it sits on the water’s edge and has jaw-dropping panoramic views of Swanage Bay. The ultimate retreat for two, revel in this exclusive position and bask in the glorious scenes from the terrace as boats bob on the water and gulls soar in the sky above.

Come into the private entrance hall and head up the steps with rope handrail. Inside, the open-plan living area welcomes you. Whether it’s the stylish design features, views from the porthole window or superb terrace area, there is a treat for the eye at every turn. Sink into the sofa and let yourself arrive. For days when it’s not so sunny, the apartment is kitted out with a TV and Bluetooth sound system for plenty of entertainment. If you’re a bit of a chef on the quiet, you will love the kitchen. Both aesthetic and functional, the space has everything you could need for foodie preparations. There are even thoughtful additions like a dishwasher and Nespresso machine. In the bedroom, neutral tones and huge windows create a winning combination. Wake up in the 5ft double bed and start your day with the sounds of the sea. For added convenience, the bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and WC. Outside, the rooftop terrace with seating, awning and BBQ is the real star of the show.

Offering shops, restaurants and activities galore, you could happily spend your time exploring Swanage and settling into the local way of life. Wander along the iconic Victorian pier and breathe in the sea air. 4 miles away, the Old Harry Rocks are a must-see, as is Corfe Castle, 6 miles inland.

  • 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
  • Off-road parking for 1 car in car-port
  • Smart TV
  • Regret no pets
  • Pubs and shops within half a mile
  • Bluetooth sound system
  • Nespresso machine
  • BBQ available
  • No telephone
  • Regret no children
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 45 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Angela 4th November 2022

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Lovely apartment with fantastic views.

Reviewed by Bruce 21st October 2022

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A very comfortable and well presented apartment with lovely views across the bay, and just a short walk into Swanage.

Reviewed by Donna 14th October 2022

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A bright and airy apartment in a superb location. Fantastic views across Swanage bay to Ballard Down and beyond. Easy access to the town and surrounding coastal and country footpaths.

Reviewed by John 30th September 2022

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Reviewed by David 16th September 2022

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION as they say. Couldn't stop looking out of porthole. We were so lucky with weather, so able to use lovely big chairs on terrace which is very private. The bed is so comfortable with good bed linen and towels provided. Hope to come back again. Thank you to the owners.

Reviewed by Richard 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Phil 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by April 5th August 2022

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This was our second stay and the location is just perfect. The property is lovely and we were able to make full use of the balcony this trip. The soft seating is good with one located for shade in the morning and one for the evening! BBQ was very useful. One slightly disappointing aspect was a call before we went to ask for a fan in the property. WRead moree were told there wasn't one as "it doesn't get that hot". It did! If we hadn't taken one we would have been unable to sleep. Hide

Reviewed by David 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by K 15th July 2022

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This property is tastefully and comfortably furnished with everything you need. We have stayed here five times and the cleanliness always meets the highest standards. The location is stunning! Beautiful views in every direction and the sound of the sea right outside your window. The perfect seaside getaway for two.

Reviewed by Pamela 8th July 2022

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This apartment is in an excellent location, with fantastic sea views from the terrace, the lunge and the bedroom. We loved every minute and can't wait to return for a future holiday in Swanage.

Reviewed by Jane 24th June 2022

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We had a great holiday in Swanage. The apartment is well appointed, has great views and is well equipped..

Reviewed by Sylvia 17th June 2022

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Excellent place to stay.

Reviewed by William 10th June 2022

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Beautiful apartment in superb location with wonderful views. Easy access to town centre and surrounding country and coastal walks.

Reviewed by P 3rd June 2022

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I thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Porthole Penthouse.It was very clean,comfortable and convenient. Thank you.

Reviewed by Malcolm 20th May 2022

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Superb location

Reviewed by Diane 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Bryan 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 22nd April 2022

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We had a fabulous week here, the inside was immaculate, bed really comfy and lovely bathroom. Wonderful position with fabulous views and central to the town where there were several eateries and unusual shops. Rail and bus stations nearby for trips. Lots of walks in the countryside.

Reviewed by Diane 15th April 2022

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Given that the private terrace is seen as a key feature then some TLC to paintwork and slabs should have been undertaken at the beginning of season. With the bell not working having only one key was inconvenient. Crockery needs increasing if dishwasher is preferred but with so little maybe breakages have not been replaced. Lovely location and comfoRead morertable bed. A shelf or storage unit in en-suite would be an improvement. Luckily the weather did not disappoint. Hide

Reviewed by Diana 8th April 2022

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A light, bright and comfortable apartment directly overlooking the sea. The large balcony is a real bonus .The location could not be better - quiet but just a few minutes walking distance from the town and with easy access to the coast path.

Reviewed by Darryll 18th March 2022

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Had a brilliant weekend. The apartment is fantastic and the view stunning. A short and pleasant walk to the town centre.

Reviewed by Rachael 18th February 2022

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Stunning views wherever you look. Really lovely apartment and such a great place to escape to. The terrace is marvellous but we couldnt really make the most of it in Feb. The winter storms certainly added to the atmosphere! Would love to come back next year and thoroughly recommend this as a unique and stunning retreat.

Reviewed by Mary 4th February 2022

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Definitely 5 star worthy. Stunning views, very high spec finish, very cosy (early February!), comfy bed. Would happily return (maybe when its a bit warmer and we could sit on the terrace), or even move in!

Reviewed by Linda 14th January 2022

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Beautiful holiday accommodation, right beside the sea. Ideally positioned for the town and coastal walks. Loved it.

Reviewed by Mandy 26th December 2021

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Perfect location.views wonderful whether rain or shine.

Reviewed by Gwen 27th November 2021

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Reviewed by Andrew 5th November 2021

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The location is excellent with a short walk into Swanage and acting as a very good base for visiting most of Dorset. The apartment has great views of the pier, the Bay and well beyond including the Old Harry Rocks. The main kitchen/ dining/ living room is large, bright and airy with plenty of room for two people. The bedroom with ensuite is also ofRead more good size, well equipped and comfortable. The patio verandah, parking, smart TV and free wifi all add to this being the full package! Hide

Reviewed by Julia 29th October 2021

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I needed to get away from the stresses of life and work for a week, what a place to come to destress! I could sit and look out the porthole all day and all night! Fabulous location and a stones throw from the town that has the nicest Cornish pasty shop with home made cakes! I will be back! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

Reviewed by Andrew 22nd October 2021

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Porthole Penthouse is a lovely property and perfectly placed to enjoy the wonderful walks along the coastline. The views from the lounge porthole window and balcony are fantastic!

Reviewed by J 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Bette 1st October 2021

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An apartment with the wow factor and such wonderful views as a bonus!

Reviewed by Theresa 24th September 2021

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When you read this review you can book this accommodation knowing you will thoroughly enjoy staying here. The location is great and the views of the sea from every aspect are stunning. The accommodation is spotless, very comfortable and tastefully furnished to a high specification. Special touches,like dressing gowns in the bedroom, are great. The Read morekitchen is very well equipped including high quality appliances and a welcome pack , tea, coffee, milk and biscuits! This is a beautiful apartment . Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 17th September 2021

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Wonderful location makes for a great holiday.

Reviewed by Juliette 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by K 16th July 2021

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This was our fourth visit to Porthole Penthouse, an absolutely stunning apartment with unrivalled views from every aspect. Whether using it as a base to explore the surrounding coast and countryside, or simply relaxing on its sun terrace, this simply furnished, beautiful apartment would be hard to beat.

Reviewed by Nicholas 2nd July 2021

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fantastic position and views-best in Swanage. difficult to park in very small space. Major problems with the quality of the bathroom. old rusty BBQ and poor terrace table/chairs insufficient cutlery and tableware if you are going to eat meals in. Expect higher standards for the price.

Reviewed by William 18th June 2021

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Beautiful apartment in a beautiful setting. Unrivalled views and amenities. Just gorgeous.

Reviewed by Peter 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 21st May 2021

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Fabulous location , our second stay and we will rebook .

Reviewed by P 14th May 2021

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Not at all 5 star

Reviewed by Sarah 7th May 2021

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The Porthole has become our favourite place to stay in Swanage. Whatever the weather the views are stunning and we love watching the activity on the water, the boat club sailing in the bay and sometimes the Lifeboat going through its paces. All in all a great escape!

Reviewed by April 30th April 2021

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The location is fantastic - very quiet and great views. The large patio is the highlight and a very easy walk into town. Unfortunately we were there during Covid restrictions so eating out was difficult as it was too cold. Great fish and chips from local takeaway though! We would highly recommend this property as a light and welcoming base to exploRead morere Dorset with the great views an added bonus. Hide

Reviewed by Celia 12th April 2021

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Amazing location. You wake to the sound of the sea and nothing else - so quiet. an excellent base from which to discover the delights of Dorset.

Reviewed by Adam 21st December 2020

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A view that will live in your memory forever, great facilities, modern and all you need for relaxing break away!

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