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
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
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

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by J 9th August 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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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