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Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Located within a beautiful original Victorian Villa this is a spacious ground floor apartment arranged on one level with enclosed garden
  • Enjoy sea glimpses from the cosy conservatory and breathe in the salty sea air with the beach just 100 yards away
  • Ideal for a romantic retreat and a perfect base to explore the impressive Jurassic Coast
Property code: DC143

This attractive ground floor apartment is perfectly placed for a couple’s coastal getaway, just steps from Swanage Bay’s gently sloping white sand beach on the Jurassic Coast.

This stunning flat on the ground floor of an original Victorian villa in the seaside town of Swanage offers glimpses of the beautiful coastline, making it the ideal place for couples to switch off and relax. Swanage is situated within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and considered to be the eastern gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, so there is plenty of coast and countryside to discover within a few miles of the property - perfect for romantic strolls or arduous hikes. Being a bustling seaside town with a sandy beach, there are plenty of shops and eateries on offer within a mile.

This one-bedroom property is a sophisticated and elegant blend of traditional and contemporary, with a palette of cool whites, greys and blues, and classic pieces of furniture. The high ceilings and original features throughout give it a sense of grandeur and class. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is a bright and airy space, whilst remaining practical and functional. The boutique/hotel-style double bedroom has an en-suite to match with a freestanding bath and separate shower. A conservatory to the rear allows access on to the terraced garden with a BBQ and outdoor furniture on the higher terrace.

From Swanage, you can travel on the Steam Railway to the National Trust’s Corfe Castle, a quintessentially English historical village and castle (5.5 miles). Venturing north to the large port town of Poole (20 miles), there are plenty of boat trips to choose from including one to the National Trust’s Brownsea Island, famous for its red squirrels. If you’d prefer to get out, soak up the panoramic views and breathe in the fresh, sea air, then wander along the South West Coast Path to Studland (4 miles) or in the other direction to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 king size bedroom
  • 1 en-suite bathroom
  • Oven and induction hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Electric and heating included
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi available 
  • Split-level garden with lawn and patio
  • Off road parking for 1 car, on street parking for additional cars, shared entrance hall
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Easy walk to the town centre and railway
  • Beach 100 yards, pub 50 yards, shop 0.5 mile
  • Babes in arms welcome unfortunately no children aged between 3 & 18

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christopher 13th March 2020

Excellent accommodation, well equipped with good extras - scones, dog treats etc. Great location 5 mins from the beach and walking distance of town. Would visit again. Probably not in high season as dogs not allowed on beach May to September.

Reviewed by J 28th December 2019

This is a lovely apartment, and we would consider returning at more of a low to mid season time. It is tastefully furnished and well equipped, with plenty of space and light.

Reviewed by Trudy 21st December 2019

We spent Christmas at this lovely apartment and it had everything we needed to enjoy our festive break. On arrival we had a welcome pack for us and our dog as other reviews but there was a bottle of fizz for us in the fridge and a gorgeous blanket for Christmas for our dog. The Christmas tree was beautiful and the apartment was festively decorated.Read more The location is so close to the beach and the shops we are planning a return visit we enjoyed it so much Hide

Reviewed by Derek 9th November 2019

The appartment was spotless. It had every item of equipment that you might need. Very comfortable and cozy. The rain falling on the conservatory roof was incredibly relaxing. Brilliant location. Close to two decent watering holes and only a short walk into the main part of town. Very good value for money. One item that would have made the living roRead moreom even more comfortable would be the addition of a large padded footstool. Something to allow us to raise our legs whilst watching the TV in the even Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 26th October 2019

Seaglimpse is a lovely apartment, close to the beach and other amenities in Swanage. It is beautifully furnished and decorated with lots of lovely, homely touches - it is both cosy and stylish. We had a great time with our dog in this beautiful area of the country. We were really pleased we chose Seaglimpse.

Reviewed by M P 24th August 2019

Sea Glimpse is a beautiful ground floor apartment, tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and the owners add lots of thoughtful extras to make your holiday special. Freshly cooked scones with cream and jam waiting for you on arrival along with tea, coffe, and milk. If you have a dog they are also well catered for with a bed, blanket, towel, doggy tRead morereats and poo bags. Lots of space with comfortable furniture. Kitchen with everything you need at hand. A proper home from home. Hide

Reviewed by Michele 10th August 2019

Such a lovely apartment! Spotlessly clean with everything you could need provided. It had a lovely feel about it; garden and conservatory makes it extra special. Cream tea on arrival a lovely touch. Your own parking place and a few minutes walk to the beach and town. We would definitely recommend this property for a comfortable and relaxing holidayRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 20th July 2019

The property is very well situated for the beach and only a 10 minute walk from the centre of town. It is very spacious for two people with a lovely bedroom and living area. The conservatory and secluded garden are real bonuses. The accommodation is brightly decorated with modern, comfortable furnishings and fittings. A better one bedroom property Read morein Swanage would be very hard to find. Hide

Reviewed by Jfc 29th June 2019

A truly lovely garden flat in a well appointed position, ideal for a couple & a dog with promenade & beach walks 2 mins away.

Reviewed by Mary 15th June 2019

Seaglimpse is a delight. Attention to detail in the decor, furnishings and equipment is a joy. From the minute we opened the front door the welcome was apparent. Everything we could possibly want was there. Not just for adults but dogs too. The location is perfect, a short walk to the beach and town and everything Swanage has to offer. I cannot recRead moreommend Seaglimpse highly enough. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 1st June 2019

We were very comfortable in this property and would seriously consider a return another year which is something we have never done before . I was a little concerned about the allocated parking space having just acquired a bigger car but it looked as if the other apartments were not taken when we were there so there was room for error !

Reviewed by Mr M Marshall 18th April 2019

Very clean and very comfortable and everything required well presented enjoyed a lovely stay.

Reviewed by Mrs K Hobson 11th April 2019

The apartment has everything needed

Reviewed by Mrs A Low 29th October 2018

This was the nicest and cleanest accommodation weve ever stayed in with our dog , Every thing you could ever need had been included. Fabulous ,!!

Reviewed by Miss J Heeland 31st August 2018

Beautifully furnished and very clean.

Reviewed by Miss A Cole 9th August 2018

The cottage was more than we could have asked for! It was incredible and weve already booked again for next year!

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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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