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View from the decking
Create a family meal with this well equipped kitchen
Unwind in this double bedrrom
Ensuite shower room
comfy bunk room
Family bathroom
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View of property and decking
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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
Romantic
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.

  • 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 will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Nicky Rice

This property is personally managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jane 29th July 2022

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Nice comfortable beds and good views from the bedroom and front room for the fireworks. Easy to reach walks along the Cliff tops A nice place to stay for a family of four without mobility issues as the hill to the property is quite steep for older guests. Carnival was on, and we discovered this meant the roads to the property were closed off for 2 Read moreof our 5 days stay with no diversions possible for one of those days, and so we couldn't get back to the property at all. Hide

Reviewed by Marion 24th June 2022

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Reviewed by Brenda 17th June 2022

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The distance from the beach level and bars, shops etc. was challenging for us.

Reviewed by Michael 10th June 2022

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Reference number 1926795 Nice property very clean but only suitable for 2 adults and 2 small children as adults would not fit into bunk beds. Only one room dual purpose use for kitchen/dining and lounge but comfortable. No working surface in the kitchen to prepare food. Small wash basins therefore cannot avoid water hurtling to the floor when tryinRead moreg to wash your face. Dog friendly but no secure garden. Good location but not suitable for people with poor mobility as steep hill. to Swanage. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 13th May 2022

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rearranging furniture in main room so everything is not placed at the edges of the room with a big empty space in the middle! Present layout may be better for young families than older couples!

Reviewed by Jill 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by David 19th April 2022

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Reviewed by Claire 26th March 2022

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Tilly Whim was perfect for us and our baby. Having a highchair and travel cot provided was really helpful. The apartment is very close to town and the beach, and surrounded by stunning scenery for walks. The apartment had everything we needed. Tea and biscuits a really nice welcome. We would stay here again.

Reviewed by Michael 14th February 2022

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Great position and home from home.

Reviewed by Louise 30th December 2021

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Very clean and comfortable flat. Easy parking and good location for walking the south west coast path.

Reviewed by Paul 6th November 2021

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Although the dishwasher didn't work (due for replacement at end of season) the flat was quiet, warm and comfortable. The washing machine worked well and the flat is close to Swanage town centre. If you don't want to walk up and down the hill into the town, there are several car parks that can be used. Durlston Country Park is within easy walking diRead morestance and Bournemouth a short drive if you use the ferry (9.50 return). Not a lot for children in winter but ideal for adults that want to walk! Hide

Reviewed by Carl 22nd October 2021

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A clean and compact flat in a great location (providing you don't mind walking up a steep hill). Hot water and heating were excellent. Nice cookies and box of tea waiting on arrival. The equipment could do with a refresh though...dishwasher didn't work properly, shower screen broken (but still worked), extractor fan pumped cooking smoke/smells backRead more into the flat. Swanage and the surrounding area is lovely. We will be back...but staying elsewhere. Hide

Reviewed by Carl 5th October 2021

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Reviewed by Wendy 1st October 2021

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Lovely airy flat with good views and well located for Swanage and its environs.

Reviewed by Fiona 24th September 2021

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Fantastic property, (the owners have thought of everything and more) home from home, clean, amazing views, superb location close to town, beach and country park. Great dog walking area. We would visit again in a heartbeat.

Reviewed by Annette 17th September 2021

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Cottage was very nice, beautiful views it was a good location

Reviewed by Sarah 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Nicholas 30th August 2021

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Good as a base for staying in the area. Not massive but big enough. Clean and tidy.

Reviewed by Joanne 13th August 2021

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Our 3 rd visit to Tilly Whim and it wont be out last. Apartment is family friendly and very clean. The location is 10 min walk to the beach and about 5 min walk to durlston which was brilliant for us as a young family. Nice touch of tea, milk and biscuits on arrival.

Reviewed by Debbie 6th August 2021

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Lovely apartment. Well equipped. Lovely location but situated on a steep hill.

Reviewed by M 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Robert 9th July 2021

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Generally a very nice apartment. At only 3 it was worth every penny getting a taxi back up the hill from the railway station after shopping at the coop.

Reviewed by Phillip 4th June 2021

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Flat is in a good location and standard ok

Reviewed by David 21st May 2021

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The accommodation was very well decorated and clean the location is fine if you dont need to walk into the town which is down steep hills. However the views from the lounge were great and the location is close by Durlston Country Park which is a great place to go and enjoy the views and walks.

Reviewed by Katerina 14th May 2021

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Both the accommodation and the location have been perfect. Stunning views and a very convenient location! The hosts have been very kind and accommodating, and the place was spotlessly clean and had everything required for a comfortable stay. We would love to go back to Tilly Whim next summer!

Reviewed by Susan 16th April 2021

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Clean well equiped flat in quiet location a short walk to durlston country park or 10 minute stroll into swanage down a steep hill. Enjoyed stay.

Reviewed by Stephanie 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Emma 23rd October 2020

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Lovely bright airy flat with all the amenities you could need for a family break. Surprisingly far reaching sea views the brochure photos simply don't do it justice. The property is well situated for exploring the lovely durlston park and Swanage itself. I would recommend this property for a family getaway and we may even rebook ourselves.

Reviewed by Roy 2nd October 2020

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It could no doubt have been much better designed and situated on a steep hill may not suit everyone however we did not let that spoil our enjoyment of the week and as usual enjoyed our holiday in Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck.

Reviewed by Kevin 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Joanne 21st August 2020

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Lovely apartment, very clean, excellent location, parking space available but we parked on the road which is free and plenty of space.

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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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