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Bright open plan living space
Views across the roof tops towards Swanage bay
Room for a family meal
Cook up a storm whilst looking out to sea
Spacious Double with sea views
Relax after a day exploring
Views from bedroom window
Unwind with a bath or have a refreshing shower
Cosy twin bedroom
Apartment detail
A warm welcome awaits
See the calm waters of the bay
1 / 12  Bright open plan living space
2 / 12  Views across the roof tops towards Swanage bay
3 / 12  Room for a family meal
4 / 12  Cook up a storm whilst looking out to sea
5 / 12  Spacious Double with sea views
6 / 12  Relax after a day exploring
7 / 12  Views from bedroom window
8 / 12  Unwind with a bath or have a refreshing shower
9 / 12  Cosy twin bedroom
10 / 12  Apartment detail
11 / 12  A warm welcome awaits
12 / 12  See the calm waters of the bay

Puffin Lookout

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

  • Beautifully located apartment within a Victorian Villa
  • Fantastic views of Swanage Bay, Old Harry Rocks and Isle of Wight (clear skies permitting)
  • Far-reaching sea views from the bedroom
  • Conveniently located on the road to Durlston Country Park, ideal for walking
Property code: DC126

This beautiful modern apartment is in the eaves of a Victorian Villa and has far reaching views of the sea, and even the Isle of Wight can be spotted on a clear day.

This beautifully-appointed second-floor apartment is set within a large Victorian villa in popular Swanage. Just 400 metres from the glorious beach and town centre, with its array of shops and eateries, it is ideally located for romantic getaways or seaside escapes with the family. After a busy day on the beach, return to this stunning bolthole for a delicious meal prepared in the chic, contemporary kitchen while soaking up the spectacular sea views.

Set within the eaves of the villa, this stylish apartment enjoys plenty of natural light through extensive Velux windows, many of which afford fabulous far-reaching sea views. When you’re not out and about making the most of the town’s many amenities, enjoy a peaceful evening on the sofa while listening to your favourite music on the iPod dock before retreating to the stunning bedrooms, both of which have been decorated in serene, neutral colours. There is parking for one car to the front of the property.

The centre of Swanage is just 400 metres from the front door and is home to a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and takeaways. The gently sloping family-friendly beach boasts golden sand and clear unpolluted water, perfect for swimming, and is backed by colourful beach huts. With plenty of activities to enjoy from kayaking to coasteering, abseiling and paddle boarding, there is a lot to keep all ages entertained. A little further afield, the historic Corfe Castle (6 miles), the wildlife-rich Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve (5 miles) and Studland Bay (6 miles) are all well worth a visit.

  • Maximum 4 people occupancy
  • Second-floor apartment – steps to get into property, steps to first floor, two sets of steps to apartment hall
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with bath (shower over), WC and sink
  • Kitchen with induction hob cooker, fridge with ice box, microwave, washing machine
  • Central heating
  • Wi-Fi included
  • iPod dock in living room
  • TV with DVD
  • Please note there are some areas of restricted head height within the apartment
  • Parking for one car to the front of the property
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub, shops and restaurants 400 yards
  • No smoking
  • Regret no children under the age of 3

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by TRACY 28th May 2021

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Second time we have stayed here. Its in a great location as long as you don't mind the hill. Fully equipped with everyrhjng you need and immaculately clean. Loved our stay here and can't wait to visit again.

Reviewed by Emma 21st May 2021

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Absolutely lovely apartment! Clean and bright and a great size. So nice to have views over to Swanage seafront. Great location to walk down the hill into the town centre. Entry instructions really clear and easy to follow. Excellent to have a parking space too, made it nice and easy after a long day sight seeing. Kitchen was well stocked with cutleRead morery, crockery and utensils. Comfy bed in master (didnt use second bedroom). TV small but not really an issue. So pleased we found this apartment! Hide

Reviewed by Hazel 17th May 2021

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Reviewed by Carol 23rd December 2020

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This is a lovely apartment, well presented, comfortable and well equipped. Has beautiful sea views, central but quiet location. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Amy 30th October 2020

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We had a great stay at Puffin Lookout. It is a lovely, spacious and clean apartment in a great position just up the hill from Swanage town and beach. It has nice sea views and was very quiet during our stay. Its the perfect base for exploring the local area and all that the Jurassic Coast has to offer. We would happily recommended the apartment.

Reviewed by Nicholas 23rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Celia 16th October 2020

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Amazing apartment in ideal location. Walking distance to shops, restaurants and country park. Lovely views from property. Very comfortable beds, very well equipped and felt very covid safe.

Reviewed by Gary 9th October 2020

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Lovely contemporary apartment a short walk from the beach, coastal walks and town, great base for exploring this beautiful corner of Dorset.

Reviewed by Gareth 4th October 2020

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We had the most amazing week staying at Puffin Lookout. Lovely place to stay and relax. This was the first time wed not stayed in a hotel and we wont be going back. The apartment has everything you need and is very comfortable and clean.

Reviewed by Hazel 4th September 2020

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Had a really lovely time beautiful views from our apartment very quiet and central. Fantastic area with lots of walking . Clean and comfortable.

Reviewed by TRACY 14th August 2020

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The apartment was in a great location and only a short walk into the Town centre with all the shops, pubs, restaurants and also the beach and harbour. Fantastic views. It was bright, airy and very modern and had everything we needed for our stay. The apartment was immaculate and the welcome pack was a lovely touch. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here Read moreagain. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 7th August 2020

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An excellent property to stay in. The location is nice and quiet and the views of the bay are beautiful. The apartment is very clean and everything is in great condition. We would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Cheynne 31st July 2020

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A beautifully maintained, clean apartment with stunning views of the beach and surrounding countryside, this was a lovely place to spend the week. We really enjoyed being there and cant wait to go back.

Reviewed by Ryan 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Philip 10th July 2020

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Reviewed by Ian 28th December 2019

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Reviewed by Susan 8th September 2019

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Reviewed by J 9th August 2019

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Puffin Lookout is a lovely, high quality apartment with views out over the bay. Spotlessly clean with plenty of towels and the beds are comfortable. We could properly unpack and settle in due to there being good storage space. The white and grey decor is modern and calming. Swanage centre with all its amenities is close by but a very steep walk awaRead morey, so grocery shopping has to be mainly be done by car. A good week. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Graeme 2nd August 2019

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The flat is nicely decorated, clean and quiet. There are fantastic views and the bedrooms are a good size. The position is great, it only being a 5minute walk to town and having a dedicated parking space was brilliant. Well located for day trips out, we found Shell Bay to be the best beach for playing in the sand but the whole coastline is lovely. Read moreHad a great time. Hide

Reviewed by Martin 19th July 2019

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Great location, fantastic views of the bay and very modern appt. very steep hill & a number of stairs to deal with - so pushchairs/wheelchairs beware! Loved the place tbh and would love to return 1 day!

Reviewed by Anthony 5th July 2019

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We absolutely loved everything about Puffin Lookout. From the decor, the standard of finish, the comfort, the equipment, the space, the feel of the place, the location and the views. Plenty to do and see around Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck. The weather was perfect too, so it was a wonderful holiday.

Reviewed by S M 31st May 2019

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The accommodation is well situated for the town centre albeit uphill from the town. Lack of outside space could be a problem but there is a green area within walking distance by way of compensation. Swanage is a nice town and would recommend the steam railway as a day out particularly if you decide to visit nearby Corfe Castle which is a must. NextRead more time we visit Swanage we will be catching the 50 bus to go to Bournemouth. Hide

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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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