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The Lookout - Swanage Bay

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Modern apartment in an elevated position above Swanage, with wonderful views of the bay
  • Decorated with thought and care throughout in a contemporary coastal style
  • Durlston Country Park, the beach and town centre are all within walking distance
Property code: 82148

This stylish apartment is the ideal base for a family holiday and offers stunning, far-reaching views over Swanage Bay as well as easy access to amenities, the Jurassic Coast and many wonderful walks.

Set in an elevated position overlooking the sparkling sea, this coastal retreat sleeps three and is ideal for couples. Explore the Purbeck Hills, visit market towns and venture down to the sea on your excursions, trying something new such as water sports at Swanage Bay. Sailing, water skiing, diving and boat trips are all possible, and the Jurassic coast is a delight for fossil hunting.

Located on the second floor of an impressive property, the apartment is accessed via a shared entrance. Leave your sandy shoes at the door and venture inside to discover a contemporary and spacious retreat that has sloped ceilings and large windows that fill the open-plan living space with natural light. To one end of the lounge/kitchen/diner is the stylish kitchen and dining table for special mealtimes, and to the other is a cosy lounge area dedicated to relaxing evenings watching TV and sipping ice-cold drinks. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom, and if you head back outside, the property is surrounded by a lawn garden.

Choose from the array of bars, bistros and restaurants of Swanage Bay and settle down to admire the views across to Old Harry Rocks. The Isle of Purbeck is renowned for its beautiful rolling hills and string of beaches that thread the coastline, so you’ll never be far from a seaside adventure. Enjoy the white sands of Studland 3.5 miles away, marvel at the imposing sight of Corfe Castle 6 miles away, or venture further along the coast to reach the iconic Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door 18 miles away.

  • 2 bedrooms -1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV available in the lounge
  • Unenclosed lawn area with furniture
  • Second floor apartment not suitable for infants
  • Regret no dogs
  • Off-road parking space for 1 car (with additional roadside parking subject to availability)
  • Beach, pubs and shops within walking distance

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Hannah 8th October 2021

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Wow what a wonderful appartment. The views are superb you get a great view of the sea and the beach at swanage and even old Harry's rocks in the distance. The owners even provide binoculars to appreciate the views more. It is modern and has all the home comforts yoh could need while on holiday.The only downsides were the ceiling heights; my husbandRead more kept banging his head on the sloping ceilings.Private parking was down an unmade road which wasnt great but on the roadside was easy and a quiet road Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn 1st October 2021

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A very clean and comfortable apartment in a pleasant, quiet part of Swanage. Within a few minutes' walk of the town, although the walk back is up a steep hill. The views from the living room are lovely, out over the bay as far as Old Harry rocks. We would stay here again and would recommend it.

Reviewed by Richard 24th September 2021

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Beautiful apartment with stunning views across the bay, highly recommend staying here. Although it should be made clear that access is not suitable for anyone with restricted mobility.

Reviewed by Lucia 17th September 2021

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The views of the bay are amazing!!

Reviewed by Helen 3rd September 2021

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Lovely modern, stylish, spotlessly clean and airy flat with fabulous views over Swanage bay.

Reviewed by Linda 30th August 2021

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Reviewed by Rachael 13th August 2021

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Lovely accommodation

Reviewed by Jerome 30th July 2021

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A lovely property, immaculately clean and very inviting. A few minutes walk to town and the beach. We will definitely stay there again.

Reviewed by Clive 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Michael 4th July 2021

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Very nice top floor apartment with great views of Swanage Bay, it has all the equipment and utensils you would require in the kitchen with a nice modern feel. Exceptionally clean and very cosy and would recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed by Phillip 25th June 2021

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This was a truly enjoyable property to rent, very clean and comfortable. The views were absolutely wonderful,could of stayed forever looking at view.. but you need to be comfortable climbing the stairs from front door to flat door.

Reviewed by Terence 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by HANNAH 6th June 2021

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We had a lovely stay at the Lookout, which is in the perfect location. The flat is newly decorated and was exceptionally clean. The views over Swanage were also beautiful! You are a short walk to the main town centre and also to Durlston Country Park, which is a must see! There was a great instruction and information book in the accommodation, of wRead morehich we visited many of the recommendations. The owner kindly provided milk, biscuits and tea bags, which was a nice touch. Hide

Reviewed by Daniel 28th May 2021

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A fantastic location in a quite area. A short walk to the seaside, harbour, shops or on to the scenic south west coast path and to Durlston castle and country park. Great views over Swanage and a nicely presented apartment made for a relaxing and refreshing stay. Recommended and hope to be back again sometime.

Reviewed by John 21st May 2021

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The apartment was spotlessly clean and beautifully appointed - it looked recently refurbished with new carpets. Wonderful views of Swanage bay through the lounge area window and the Velux windows, Wi-Fi was good. The owners seem to have thought of everything to make our stay very pleasant indeed. We parked our car on the day of arrival at the rear Read moreof the property and didn't move it until we left for home. A pleasant stroll down the hill to the town and a slow slog back, 5mins down 10mins up lol! Hide

Reviewed by Peter 17th May 2021

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We had a great time in a lovely property with an amazing view, what's not to like.

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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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