View from the decking
Bright open plan living space
Enjoy a family meal
Relax with a good book
Create a family meal with this well equipped kitchen
Unwind in this double bedrrom
Ensuite shower room
comfy bunk room
Family bathroom
View towards property
View of property and decking
View from large bay window across the decking
1 / 12  View from the decking
2 / 12  Bright open plan living space
3 / 12  Enjoy a family meal
4 / 12  Relax with a good book
5 / 12  Create a family meal with this well equipped kitchen
6 / 12  Unwind in this double bedrrom
7 / 12  Ensuite shower room
8 / 12  comfy bunk room
9 / 12  Family bathroom
10 / 12  View towards property
11 / 12  View of property and decking
12 / 12  View from large bay window across the decking

Tilly Whim

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

  • Enviable location close to the beach, restaurants, pubs and Durlston Country Park
  • Attractive views of the town and harbour below make it your very own castle on a hill
  • Large bay windows welcome light into the central living quarters
  • Spacious double bedroom with contemporary en-suite
  • Outdoor space for sun-drenched summer mornings and evening entertaining
Property code: DC192

This holiday property offers all you will ever need for a dream escape to the coast and is on the doorstep of the equally breathtaking Durlston Country Park and a Victorian castle.

Located in a prime position above Swanage town centre, this ground-floor apartment offers spectacular views across the bay. Just half a mile from the front door is the stunning beach with its gently sloping golden sand and crystal-clear water, perfect for young families. After a long day on the surf, exploring the town or travelling on the iconic steam railway, return to the spacious and open-plan apartment for a relaxing night in or an al fresco meal on the decked terrace.

Inside, the lounge/kitchen/diner is a sociable and bright space with a large bay window, wooden flooring and chic modern units. Two comfortable sofas sit in sunlight next to the bay window, perfect for curling up with a good book or enjoying a cup of coffee with a sea view. The en-suite double bedroom is a peaceful and elegant space for resting weary heads and the bunk bedroom is perfect for little ones. Outside, the sunny decked terrace is the perfect place to tuck into a tasty meal. There is parking for one car to the rear of the property.

Swanage Bay lies just half a mile from this property, with its safe sandy beach, promenade and colourful beach huts. The perfect getaway for all seasons, Swanage also boasts a wide array of independent eateries and shops together with a fun choice of activities including coasteering, abseiling, climbing and kayaking. Beyond the town, Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve (5 miles) and Corfe Castle (6.5 miles) are both well worth a visit.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1  bunkbed
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with WC
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility space with washing machine/drier
  • Central heating included
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 1 dog welcome by arrangement
  • Apartment building
  • TV included
  • Off road parking for 1 car, further roadside parking available
  • Beach 0.5 miles away
  • Town centre 0.5 miles away
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 0.5 miles away

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dawn 29th November 2019

This was a lovely apartment, the views over Swanage Bay were fantastic. We visited in the winter but the flat was toasty warm. Smudge, my Jack X, enjoyed being able to walk from the door up onto Durlston Country Park. We come here again.

Reviewed by Lynn 13th October 2019

Great location for the town, headland and close to Durlston Country Park but steep hill walk from the town.

Reviewed by Stephen 21st June 2019

the perfect location for the town and walks,quiet area plus off road parking

Reviewed by Ms W Bisiker 1st April 2019

Tilly Whim is comfortable and airy and in an excellent location.

Reviewed by Mr S Tunstill 4th January 2019

Tilly was lovely and warm on my arrival, excellent location, I would with out dowt recommend ,the layout was good and the bedroom and ensuite modern ,very clean. As other people have mentioned the two setters have seen better days and not commfey, that is my only negative comment about Tilly Whim, but without a second I would return!!

Reviewed by Mrs C Bennett 24th October 2018

In a good location with easy access to town centre, beach, coastal path and Durlston Park Tilly Whim was clean, warm, light and reasonably comfortable. The sofas however, need some refurbishment - new firmer seat cushions would improve comfort. A few other small maintenance issues need to be addressed - from reading visitors book, it becomes appareRead morent that these issues can prevail over quite some time. (ie; replacement light bulbs, cooker lights, batteries in tv remotes, drainage in bathrooms, etc) Also Id suggest that some of the pillows need replacing. In our instruction leaflet from Dorset Cottages we were told that the housekeeper would contact us shortly after arrival to check that all was ok - he/she did not. Had they done so, we could have reported some of the above issues. Hide

Reviewed by Mr S Mason 31st August 2018

no proper hoover,garden table and chairs missing,en suite basin tap and waste plug worn out,and no hot water, washing machine bearings worn unable to use because of the noise

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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.

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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