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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
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
  • Breathtaking 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
  • Apartment, all arranged over one floor
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.

Start etching marks on your office cubicle wall as you count down to your visit to this stunning cottage. It sits in a tranquil location on a steep hill overlooking the local town with a fantastic outdoor space and many amenities. With a glorious beach and an array of shops, restaurants and watering holes just 500 yards away, this is the perfect destination for couples or families.

One of the most unique aspects of this much-loved property is in its layout. The apartment is all on one floor making it ideal for those with mobility issues. Moving from the living space, with large bay windows allowing light to flood the room, to the double master bedroom with en-suite shower will be a Swanage coastal breeze. The main living space combines a cosy seating area, a fully-equipped kitchen and a dining space for real modern-family living. Those bay windows are also the perfect place for the family to huddle around and enjoy the scenery of the picturesque town and Swanage Bay below. When you are not enjoying this multifunctional space, you will be relaxing in one of two bedrooms or taking a hot soak in the bathtub after a day of exploring and adventures by the sea.

The front of the property is host to a charming decked area with fabulous views of the local town and where the skyline meets the sea in the distance. This space is kitted out with outdoor furniture and will fast become your go-to place for breakfast before a stroll along the beach and toasting late into the evening. Beyond this decking is a small lawn framed by a stone wall and at the back of the property there is off-road parking for one vehicle.


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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single bunkbeds
  • 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
  • Part of a complex
  • 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 Jennifer.

Guest comments

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.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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