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Seaside Escape in Swanage, In A Private Road, 0.4 miles from the town & beach!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Townhouse in Swanage, Dorset, England - A Quiet Location, With Views Of The Famous Swanage Steam Railway And Only 10 Mins Walk To The Beach

Chestnut Mews is a modern 3 storey townhouse, situated in a private road, a stone's throw from the famous Swanage steam railway and walking distance from the safe, award winning beaches and local amenities. Ideally suited to families and friends looking for a traditional seaside holiday, with excellent facilities to keep everyone entertained. There's Punch and Judy on the beach, Purbeck ice cream and traditional pubs serving real ale and home cooked food. For the more energetic, there are plenty of bridleways and footpaths, ideal for walking or cycling and exploring the stunning Purbeck hills and Jurassic coats line.


Swanage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • Downstairs toilet with sink, bathroom 1 on the 1st floor with walk-in shower, basin/vanity unit and toilet, bathroom 2 with bath, over bath shower, basin and toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8-10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe and shelf unit, bedroom 2 with double bed and wardrobe, bedroom 3 with 2 x 3/4 beds and 2 locker style storage units and bedroom 4 with 2 single beds and 1 drawer unit.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Notes on accommodation: Please contact owner. Outside: Small secluded garden to the rear of the property, accessed from the lounge, small gated patio with a bench to the front of the property, overlooking stream. Utility Room: Vacuum cleaner, ironing board, clothes dryer, mop and bucket, broom, pegs for retractable washing line in garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Property cleaned and towels and linen changed after each let.


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Seaside Escape in Swanage, In A Private Road, 0.4 miles from the town & beach!
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 20 reviews

Fabulous house and location !!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous house with all amenities, very welcoming . The location couldn’t be better , 5 mins from the town and the beach .

Would definately recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing new year in an amazing house!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely property which suited us perfectly. We are 2 families of 4 and the kids loved having their own floor!! Would definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Christmas family holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family & I always like to try & get away in between Christmas & New Year. With 4 adults & 3 children it can be difficult to find properties we can all stay in together. This property was lovely & spacious yet cosy & homely. Plenty of room for us all whether that be sleeping, living or dining space but you didn't feel on top of each other. The property had everything you could need. Ideal location in a quiet cul de sac & the kids loved watching the stream train go passed. Also, not far from the high street, beach & cafes. We all had a great time & would happily get return.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent break for 60th birthday

  • 5 of 5

9 of us stayed at Chestnut Mews for my mother's 60th birthday. I was concerned it might have been a bit cramped for 9 of us but it was perfect; large bedrooms, clean, modern, short walk to the town and beach, well equipped kitchen, and good quality travel cot for the baby.

The steam train also ran each morning which was great to see out of the bedroom windows, especially for my 7 year old niece.

The owner, Sarah, was also quick to reply to any questions I had before the trip. Great hosting!

We'll hopefully be returning next summer.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house with everything you need for a holiday break.

  • 5 of 5

3 generations of our family enjoyed this lovely holiday Home. Beautiful little touches everywhere and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Would definitely recommend to my friends and family. Would return again another year.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

just had a 3 night stay for 6 adults and 3 kids age 6 to 10 the house was clean and welcoming and in the best location we could have asked for we managed to park 2 cars on the outside space with a little wriggling resturants are easy walking beach easy walking if our family do another get together anywhere in the area this will be my first place to book altogether a very pleasant experience also for anyone not wanting to cook try the red lion we used it 2 out of 3 nights brilliant food and service

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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sarah thorneywork
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About sarah thorneywork

Having first visited Swanage as a couple, Ian and I fell in love with the place, so much so, that once we'd had our children, we felt it was the perfect place to buy a holiday home, to enjoy as a family...far enough away to feel like we've been away, but close enough to escape to, even if it was only for the weekend.

We've had some absolutely fantastic times here & still do, but as the children are getting older, they have more commitments at the weekends, and so we seem to spend less and less time down in Swanage.

So, we have made the decision to let out our second home, and offer others the opportunity to discover the charm & allure of Swanage! Happy holidays from us all..Sarah, Ian, Tom, Henry & Lily x

sarah thorneywork purchased this house in 2006

What makes this house unique

We have 2 allocated parking spaces...a rarity in Swanage!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Nov 2011
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Car: not necessary


Swanage beach is an award winning blue flag beach with Punch and Judy, beach huts and water sports and is 10 minutes walk away from Chestnut Mews. If you want to venture slightly further (max 15 minutes drive to the furthest of these), South beach, Middle beach, Knoll beach and Shell Bay are stunning National Trust beaches. Water sports are available at Knoll beach and sailing courses or sail boat hire is available at Shell Bay.


Chestnut Mews is situated within walking distance of Swanage town centre and beach. Nearest travel links are Poole harbour, Bournemouth Int airport, Bournemouth train station and Wareham train station. Car hire is not essential.


Swanage is a gem of the Dorset coast! In this unique area, glorious sandy beaches and breathtaking coastal scenery, blend harmoniously with peaceful, unspoilt countryside and picturesque villages of mellow stone and golden thatch. This very special area has so much to offer, from the traditional seaside holiday, with safe, award winning beaches & excellent family facilities, to the stunning Purbeck hills and Jurassic coast.

Further Details:

Swanage's dramatic landscape offers wild flowers and heathers in spring, brilliant sunshine and lazy summer days, warm autumn colours over the hills and heathland and country pubs with log fires, blazing on winter nights. There are so many things to do and see; many bridleways and footpaths for mountain biking, rambling or horse riding, local swimming pools, tennis courts, an indoor and outdoor bowling green, a funfair and amusement arcade from Easter through to October and between Swanage and Studland, a golf course to while away the hours. The romantic ruin of Corfe Castle stands just a few miles from Swanage. Why not take a step back in time and take a trip there on the steam train? For food there are the traditional fish and chip restaurants, good local pub grub, tapas bars, Indian and Chinese cuisine and other treasures that can be found within walking distance. At the far end of the town is the Victorian pier, home to diving centres, boat and fishing trips from the quay and wonderful events, with plenty to do in the summertime.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Cleaning Fee $13.96 per person per night

Booking Notes:
Please contact 1 of the owners to book. Changeover day is flexible, depending on availability. Deposit of 20% of total price secures booking, followed by full payment 8 weeks before booked date.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices and dates are set as a guide and are subject to change on this site. Please contact one of the owners for pricing and availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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