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Puffin Lookout

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully located apartment within a Victorian Villa
  • Light, airy and welcoming interiors
  • Fantastic views of Swanage Bay, Old Harry Rocks and Isle of Wight (clear skies permitting)
  • Ideally situated for access to local amenities with Swanage under half a mile
  • 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.

Located in the town of Swanage, this apartment is one of five and boasts access to all local amenities like shops, restaurants and bars within half a mile. The property is located on a hill coming out of town, so bear this in mind when carrying your souvenirs back! The apartment is conveniently located for accessing both the local town of Swanage, Swanage Bay, Durlston Country Park and Old Harry Rocks, which is part of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. All in all, a lovely base for exploring the local area and finding all the jewels that it has to offer.

The apartment is located on the second floor of the Victorian Villa, accessed up an initial eight external steps into the communal hallway and then a further flight of stairs to the first-floor landing where the front door of the apartment is. Two more flights of stairs are presented upon entering the apartment, with a halfway landing for storage. All of the accommodation is on one level and is located in the eaves of the building, so there is a lower ceiling height in some parts of the apartment. An abundance of Velux windows gives the interiors a light and airy feel. On entering the main accommodation, there is a spacious lounge/diner with comfortable furniture and extensive views of the local town and Swanage Bay. The kitchen is modern and benefits from picturesque sea views, a pretty space to be in when you’re cooking the dinner. There are two bedrooms: a double with sea views and a twin. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, basin and WC.

The property benefits from parking for one car to the front of the property.

  • 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
  • Reduced ceiling height throughout apartment
  • Parking for one car to the front of the property
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub, shops and restaurants 400 yards
  • No smoking
  • Children over the age of 3 years old welcome

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Miss L Nolan 17th April 2019

We loved our stay in Puffin Lookout. We all felt really at home in the lovely modern apartment. We had everything we needed for our 1 week stay. The children adored the selection of games and books. And now we are home we are already missing the beautiful sea views. There were a couple of minor points to do with the condition and cleanliness: in mRead moreost of the rooms there were chips in the paintwork and plaster where screws were located. The draws had plaster/brick dust inside and under the beds had not been vacuumed. The main bedroom could be cold at times due to small radiator (but I expect only an issue in colder months) - so could have done with additional blanket. At times it was challenging having only 1 bathroom for a family of 4. The attraction vouchers in the leaflets of the black apartment folder had expired. When we arrived at the apartment we were initially concerned about the construction work in the next door plot, and thought it might be an idea to have been forewarned; however, happy to say, we were barely aware of the presence of construction work during our stay. Lastly we couldn't find any glass recycling facility for the apartment. These were only very minor issues - it is a lovely apartment and we hope to book a stay in Puffin Lookout again in the future. Kind regards, Louisa, Mark, Elliot and Callum. Hide

Reviewed by Mr J Le Messurier 14th November 2018

Thoroughly satisfied with the accomodation. Its cosy, has nice views, modern fittings and furniture, good heating and easy access right above the town centre with its own parking place in front of the house. Would come again.

Reviewed by Mrs S Westcott 3rd October 2018

We felt very welcomed with such kindness in providing us with all the basics we should need for settling in and a fridge and basket full of goodies icluding the hamper we'd won from yourselves. The flat was immaculate and had every amenity for comfort and luxury. Many thanks for a marvellous welcome and all that we needed for a great stay.

Reviewed by Mr J Wilton 19th September 2018

First class accommodation . Not a problem for us but steep fairly long climb up from town. Durlston Country Park just a few minutes up the road. Well worth going to and free if you don't take car. Great views from lounge . Well pleased with all that was advertised and more.

Reviewed by Mrs S Alway 31st August 2018

Light and airy, tastefully decorated.

Reviewed by Mrs A Jeff 31st August 2018

Good clean apartment, would have been nice to have a blackout blind in the bedroom. More bowls for use in the microwave please. Appreciated the goodies in the basket, a nice touch.

Reviewed by Ms W Bisiker 31st August 2018

Lovely airy, clean and modern apartment in quiet location but very easy reach of the town.

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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.

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