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Spacious, waterside property with stunning views of Swanage and the sea

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2-bed apartment with sea views in Swanage, Dorset, England. Waterside location, close to sandy beaches, cafes & shops

Right at the water's edge, this second floor apartment makes a fantastic base for your seaside self-catering holiday. Sleeps 5 + cot in two bedrooms (+2 on sofa bed in lounge). Parking in allocated space for one car. Extensive sea and coast views.

Swanage is a great holiday destination for all ages. It is a gateway to the fascinating World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has a famous steam railway providing regular trips to Corfe Castle and is surrounded by beautiful Purbeck countryside, alongside a lovely, safe, sandy beach. Swanage also offers wonderful places to eat and has an interesting selection of shops. It's many facilities and holiday activities include pitch and putt, boat trips, scuba diving, tennis courts, pedalo hire and regular Punch & Judy shows on the beach! The apartment is right on hand for town centre amenities such as the shops, cafes, restaurants and night club. So don't expect it to be dead quiet - just enjoy the buzz and bustle!

Short breaks of 3 nights or more are available between October and May. Contact us for a price, or check our website

More Details

Janet Schofield
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Janet Schofield

As a family we are increasingly enticed by the sea, whether for walking, swimming, sightseeing (or just gazing). Now our children are older we've graduated from buckets and spades to the exhilaration of body boarding and enjoying the local restaurants and pubs.

Janet Schofield purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Janet Schofield chose Swanage

The combination of sea and countryside is a winner. Swanage has all the pleasures of a family resort without being big and brash. There's a lovely buzz and lots going on (Carnival, Blues Festival, Walking Festival, Jazz Festival, Folk Festival, Purbeck Film Festival). We didn't want somewhere that was only worth visiting during the summer and Swanage is just as good a destination out of season. The coast and countryside is stunning. Swanage is a gateway town to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so it's a fascinating area area to explore.

What makes this apartment unique

We often spend our whole holiday without using our car. The beach and town are so close and convenient that there's no need, and the views from the apartment are so good that you're often not tempted to go anywhere else. However, when we do go farther afield we often use buses to get around. It's still a delight even if the weather's rough. There's something pleasurable about watching the stormy sea from a dry, warm and comfortable seat!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful! I could easily have stayed on and on.....
Jan 2015
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Swanage Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • Bath with shower over, wc, sink. Cloakroom. 2nd wc, sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (+ 2 on sofa bed) (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 King size double bed Ample storage Views over Swanage Bay to Ballard Down Room for travel cot Bedroom 2 Bunks, with single on top and 4' 6" double under Ample storage 4' Sofa Bed in Living Room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There is no smoking anywhere in the building and we are unable to accept pets. All fuel costs are included in the price. Outside: Allocated parking bay in secure car park for one car. Communal drying area at rear of the building. Communal terrace/seating area with lovely sea views. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided, but please bring your own beach towels.


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Spacious, waterside property with stunning views of Swanage and the sea
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Perfect getaway location, idyllic setting.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and we enjoyed it even more since the property's recent refurbishment. The location is unique and the views superb. Even in late autumn, with bracing walks, fish and chips, then coming home to put your feet up with a glass of something is what British holidays are all about. So much within walking distance but if you venture further afield try The Pig at Studland where we had the most memorable lunch and walk. We were just two of us but the apartment is perfect for families and the inclusive parking space a real bonus.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxed week

  • 5 of 5

The flat has had a face lift and it is bright and airy. It is well equipped for all your needs. We have returned many times to this flat and we just love it. It's easy to book, communication with the owners is swift, website is excellent. Cannot fault it, we love it so much

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks! We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Great apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is superbly situated with wonderful sea views from most windows. The decor is light and modern and very comfortable and clean.

Great location for walks, and would recommend the short drive to Corfe, it is a lovely village whether or not you choose to visit the castle.

We really enjoyed our stay, helped by sunny weather.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful views

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped comfortable property with great views over the sea and coastline. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay even though the weather was quite wet and windy and would thoroughly recommend. In fact we have already booked again for next year. Swanage has plenty of independent shops, cafés and restaurants, all of which seemed quite busy for the time of year. There are also plenty of coastal walks, and places to visit within in easy reach.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Wareham (Swanage from 2018)
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: not necessary


The sea is about five metres from the front door. There is a very small beach ('Monkey Beach') next to the apartment. The main town beach, which is sandy, safe and very family-friendly, is a couple of minutes walk along the seafront. The famous National Trust sandy beach at Studland is about 3.5 miles.


Swanage can be accessed by train to Wareham from London Waterloo, then by bus or taxi. A car is not essential during your stay as so much is on hand in Swanage and there are local bus services as well as the steam train to Corfe Castle.

Poole Channel Ferry Port is about 20 miles (40 minutes).


The village of Corfe Castle is 5.5 miles.

Further Details:

Pubs, restaurants and shops are all within a minute of the apartment.

There are two supermarkets plus some convenience stores in town.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Short Breaks and Changeover days:
Between June and September we offer weekly breaks from Saturday to Saturday. From October to May we offer breaks of 3 nights or more which can generally start and finish on any day of the week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.