About the property
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Beautiful Maisonette in Swanage, Dorset, England - 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach
Awarded Aspire Magazine's "Hidden Gem of Dorset 2016", Nestleton is a beautiful 3 double bedroom (plus cot bed and travel cot) maisonette occupying the top two floors of a Victorian house, with sea views, balcony, open fire and courtyard garden. The sun streams onto the balcony and front of the house in the morning, perfect for an al fresco breakfast, and streams into the back of the property in the evening. The maisonette has its own entrance and is accessed via a side staircase. Great care and attention has been given to furnishing the maisonette in a beautiful romantic French style and it is only a 5 minute stroll into Swanage town with its many cafes and restaurants, restored Victorian pier, steam railway and long sandy beach - great for children. It is also a great place for water-sport lovers, and has a scuba diving school by the pier. Durlston country park and castle is only a 15 minute walk away and the property location will therefore also suit walkers who wish to explore the Jurassic coastline and this area of outstanding natural beauty. Corfe Castle, Studland Bay, Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island and Blue Pool to name just a few, are all in close proximity to Swanage. Children and pets are very welcome!
Please note my property is strictly non smoking.
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- May 16, 2018
About Moira Lamond
Living and working in London has its benefits, but we have enjoyed nothing more than escaping to Dorset for weekends and holidays for the last 25 years. As keen camper vaners we have spent many weeks travelling around the Purbeck area enjoying its amazing natural beauty.We have become qualified scuba divers at Swanage diving school, water ski, surf, horse ride on the beach, and have a boat kept at Shell Bay Marina. The children have been brought up enjoying the sea air, boating around the Islands, visiting Brownsea Island and having mud fights! Dorset never loses its charm and as soon as we approach the chain ferry we are filled with excitement and a sense of peace. There is nothing better than then sitting on the beach watching the sun set over Brownsea Island-bliss!.
Moira Lamond purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Moira Lamond chose Swanage
When our camper van finally came to its last days (and the emission zone was introduced in London) sadly it was crushed! So we decided it was time to buy a place. Unbelievably this maisonette was for sale-unbelieveably because I have been walking past this house for 15 years saying "I'm going to live there one day" I still have to pinch myself that it's true. Unfortunately the apartment was in a neglected state-So Brian being a builder & my hobby being interior design we set about restoring it. It has been a task but we are just about there. We never tire of this wonderful part of England and are amazed that we still find new areas to explore-It well deserves the title of area of outstanding natural beauty.When boating around the Islands in Poole Harbour, you really could be in Greece!
What makes this Apartment unique
The maisonette is so conveniently placed to stroll into town, laze, play or enjoy water sports on the beach, or to walk to Ballard Downs and Durlston Country Park, with its castle, cafe and panoramic views. If you're lucky you may even spot a dolphin there! Whatever time of the year, there is always something to do and see in Swanage and the surrounding area. The changing seasons emphasise the natural beauty of this area. We love waking up in the morning to the sea view, and on a clear sunny day looking across to the Isle of Wight, followed by breakfast on the balcony. We hope you love it as much as we do!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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More than we expected!
We had a wonderful time at Nestleton and communication with Moira was fast and easy. Everything about the property was perfect and decorated as beautiful as the photos, if not more! Our lovely welcome gift was a nice touch and the accommodation was really a home from home, even the kitchen included absolutely all utilities a kitchen should have! We look forward to our next stay and cannot recommend Nestleton enough!
Amazing property, great location and views
This property is really beautiful. All the rooms have lovely decoration, the beds are super comfy and the property is well equipped with all the essentials and more; especially the kitchen.
There are lovely little touched everywhere which makes you feel so welcomed and cared for.
The location is fantastic as are the views from the balcony and the master bedroom where you can appreciate it the most. Just a short walk down the hill and you are in the centre of town and then the beach. There is no off street parking, however we had no problems parking near the maisonette, where the car stayed during our break as we could walk everywhere! We love Swanage and all enjoyed our stay very much, including the dog and we did not want to leave. We are already planning our next stay, and are looking forward to more drinks on the balcony!
Lovely relaxing family break
Had a great time. Nestleton is lovely and so handy for the town centre. Very dog friendly, welcoming and clean. Nice to sit on balcony with a morning cuppa or evening glass of wine.The weather was very kind to us and we enjoyed lovely walks, shopping, eating and drinking and the dog was welcomed everywhere which was a big bonus.
A stunningly presented property in an ideal location. Clean, attractive well equipped and cosy
The whole process from booking arriving and departing very straight forward . Owners responded quickly to any requests. The parking was easy and the location was superb.a slight hill but close to town station and beach. The views from the main bedroom are lovely. Stayed February and were blessed with blue sky days. The property was cosy and warm .
Beautiful property and well equipped
We had a lovely short weekend away on a very cold December weekend. The house was clean and very well set up for young children and in a great location. Beds very comfy too.
We had a wonderful day at Corfe Castle and Studland Bay and there were so many other places we could have visited time (and weather!) permitting.
Would definitely recommend.
Lovely spacious property with everything you need for a great home from home. Only point to note is access via metal staircase which can be problematic for more elderly dogs.
Coast/Beach: Swanage beach is a less than a 10 min stroll away, and is ideal for families, with many facilities and water sports. It also has a scuba diving centre near the pier. Sandbanks beach with its beautiful sand dunes and surrounding countryside is a 15 minute drive away or can be reached by bus from Swanage. Poole harbour is famous for wind and kite surfing, and is accessed over the chain ferry from Sandbanks. Bournemouth has its new surfing beach and Lulworth and Durdle Door are a 45 min drive away. Travel: Bournemouth Airport Approx 1 hour away Distances: The property is located approx 150m from Swanage town centre and approx 400m to the beach Durlston Park and Castle is approx 15 minutes walk away Sandbanks beach- 6 miles Bournemouth Airport approx 1 hour away Further Details: Swanage town has many shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, alongside two supermarkets. It makes an excellent base to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty, and to take part in water sports and activities.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: Calendar is kept up to date, and prices are as quoted in price table. Price is for booking the whole maisonette, sorry no discount for under-occupancy. Guest details form will be emailed to you after booking is confirmed. We love our pets so accept up to a max of 3 dogs unless miniature. There will be an additional charge of £25 for first dog per STAY and £20 per dog per STAY for 2nd or 3rd dog. (Reduced to £10 for 2nd or 3rd dog if stay is under 4 days). Other pets will be considered on request and a charge discussed. When you request to book, if you have more than one dog, please let me know so I can adjust the price. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Friday for weekly bookings in high and peak season. Departure by 10 am, arrival after 4 pm Please note there is a minimum stay of 7 days in peak and high season and a minimum of 3-4 day outside of season (Please see price table for dates).