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OUR LOVELY HOME WITH KITCHEN BALCONY WITH VIEWS OVER SWANAGE BAY/PURBECK HILLS

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 9 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Just 5 to 10 minutes stroll to Swanage's Blue Flag Award Winning Beach, Victorian Pier and Steam Railway, art galleries, restaurants, bars and pubs, we are letting our much loved home, over the summer holidays.

Five minutes walk from the front door will bring you to the Townsend Nature Reserve and Durlston National Park, renowned as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, leading to the Jurassic Coast Cliff Walks, Durlston Castle and the Lighthouse.

We have 3 bedrooms, 2 bright double bedrooms (one with fabulous view of Swanage Bay and Purbeck Hills) both with vanity units and the smaller third with full sized bunk beds with view of Swanage Bay and the Purbeck Hills. There is an open plan large kitchen/diner/family room with double doors leading to balcony and further views of Swanage Bay and Purbeck Hills. Stairs leading down to covered seating area and barbeque.

Cosy adult’s lounge to relax in, when younger ones are sleeping, with 50 inch tv and adults’ dining area. In the large open plan kitchen/family room there is a Large 50 inch flat screen TV, Large Range Cooker and 5 ring hob and washing machine. Fully tiled bathroom with power shower over bath, basin and toilet. Separate Toilet and basin upstairs. Linens and Towels provided (for use on the premises only).

Off road parking, side gate leading to secure covered area for bicycles/ kayak/ canoe/ sailing/ hiking equipment etc.

A truly fabulously convenient location just a 10 minute walk from all the attractions and conveniences our stunning seaside town has to offer, whilst being away from the bustle of the town.

Available are various boat trips to Brownsea Island, Poole, around local shoreline I.e Old Harry Rocks, Fishing trips, both local mackerel fishing and further out to sea day hires etc. Various Diving Schools at the Pier.

Extremely good (so we are told) and picturesque Purbeck Golf Club which is open to the public, there are other golf clubs in the area also open to the public. For the lesser experienced golfers there is crazy golf for the kids in the town centre.

Area is extremely popular with mountain bikers, there is a really good bike shop literally round the corner, he is very involved in all local bike events, look him up, Charlie the Bikemonger. He also hires bikes out and has a workshop team to fix all levels of bike.

Local convenience shop only 2 minutes down the road open early until late 7 days a week.

Location! We are in the middle of Purbeck's Jurassic Coast, a listed area of Natural Outstanding Beauty. Everything on your doorstep from Townsend Nature Reserve (5 minutes up the hill) to Durlston Head where the magnificent lighthouse is situated, then you can either take the coastal path to Dancing Ledge and on to Worth Matravers where you will find the famous Square and Compass pub, this is a truly unspoiled traditional pub overlooking the sea, it is very rustic with a serving hatch, barrels of beer behind hatch, a wide cider menu, pasties on a paper plate only food available. There are no fruit machines, pool table, tv's, juke boxes - and cash only! It also has a Fossil Museum.

Another lovely place to visit is the Scott Arms at Kingston with its stunning garden views over Corfe Castle, they have a good food reputation and also often have an outside Jerk Shack food bar.

There is of course Corfe Castle itself, you can take the Swanage Steam Train to this.

Near by there are also Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove to visit.

If you turn left from the lighthouse towards Durlston Castle then it will take you back into Swanage via The Downs.

If you travel further towards Sandbanks through Studland there are miles of quiet unspoilt National Trust beaches.

You can also travel on to Sandbanks, Poole and Bournmouth via the Chain Ferry (cash only).

An absolutely fabulous place to have a meal or a glass of wine is Shell Bay Restaurant and Bar, next to the ferry - it offers amazing views (see photo).

Our home has great views over the Bay and of the Purbeck Hills and is close walking distance to Swanage, you won't necessarily need to take the car.

Our home is just off the High St so you don't get the late night noises of people 'strolling home'.

Two minutes down the road is our wonderful local pub (The Black Swan) which serves delicious food (although it is best to book as they get very busy). Also to be found is a very good Chinese take away just around the corner.

There are of course a choice of fish and chips shops.

There is also a lovely old stone church and Mill pond just down the hill.

Please note if there are any accidents there is a cottage hospital just literally around the corner, but it is not a 24 hr/ out of hours hospital.

We have our own ‘private annex’ which we use here and there but, this does not encroach on the privacy of our guests in any way. We have our own access etc plus bedroom/kitchen/shower room/ sitting room/balcony.

More Details

Owner
Francess and David
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Francess and David

This is our much loved home by the sea which we are letting out from time to time. The house is managed and serviced on Saturdays, if any problems there is someone to contact to fix any problems during your stay.

We have our own self-contained Annex - which enables us to carry out general/garden maintenance and catch up with friends outside of the house (from time to time) but please be assured we will not encroach on your stay in any way, should we happen to use it. We have our own private entrance also.

Why Francess and David chose Swanage

Our home has great views over the bay and of the hills and is close walking distance to Swanage town centre, you won't need to take the car.

It is also just off the High St so you don't get the late night noises of people 'strolling home'.

Local late opening shop is 2 mins. away, as is our local pub/restaurant 'The Black Swan' which serves very good food (although it is best to book as they are usually fully booked), also there is a very good Chinese take away just around the corner.

There is a wonderful stone church and Mill pond just down the hill.

What makes this house unique

Location! We are in the middle of Purbeck's Jurassic Coast, a listed area of Natural Outstanding Beauty. Everything on your doorstep from Townsend Nature Reserve (5 minutes up the hill) to Durleston Head where the magnificent lighthouse is situated, then you can either take the coastal path to Dancing Ledge and on to Worth Matravers where you will find the famous Square and Compass pub, this is a truly unspoiled traditional rustic pub overlooking the sea, it is very rustic with a serving hatch, barrels of beer behind hatch, a wide cider menu, pasties on a paper plate only food available. There are no fruit machines, pool table tv's juke boxes - and cash only!

Or you can turn right from the lighthouse towards Durlston Castle then back into town via The Downs.

Another stunning places to visit is the Scott Arms at Kingston with its stunning gardens overlooking Corfe Castle, they have a good food reputation and often have an outside Jerk Shack food bar.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Swanage in Purbeck District

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Main bathroom is downstairs with over bath power shower off combi boiler there is always hot water), it has a basin and toilet. There is a separate toilet upstairs outside the bedrooms with basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Consisting of Full size Bunk Beds in Bedroom 3.
  • Main bedroom is at back of house overlooking bay, Second double room is at front of house, third bedroom is ar back of house. Both double bedrooms have wardrobes and chest of drawers for clothing, Twin room (consisting of full size bunk beds) has cupboard and door hooks.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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OUR LOVELY HOME WITH KITCHEN BALCONY WITH VIEWS OVER SWANAGE BAY/PURBECK HILLS
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

A well- equipped property in an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

The property is ideally situated within walking distance of all Swanage’s amenities as well as the Townsend Nature Reserve and Durlston Country Park. We found the house very comfortable and well equipped and it provided everything we required. We really enjoyed the lovely views from the rear, the peaceful garden and fishpond and also particularly appreciated being able to park two cars on the drive and to store bikes safely in the locked covered area. Hope we can return sometime in future.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful. Very homely

  • 5 of 5

It was lovely to meet Dave and Frances when we arrived at their property. We had a fantastic holiday - the sun shone all week and we all came home very tanned. It was the Pirate weekend which the grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed. We were on the beach most days. It was lovely to come back to the house and sit on the patio in the evening having a long cool drink to recuperate. We all had a fantastic holiday and would recommend Dave and Frances beautiful house for a relaxing stay in Swanage.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine, we were delighted to welcome you all to our home and so very happy you all had a fabulous holiday. Thank you so much for looking after our home. Kindest regards Frances and David
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5

Fantastic property - perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house is perfectly located only 5 minutes walk away from the lovely centre of Swanage, a short walk from two great pubs (Black Swan, Globe Inn) and from the main access roads. The house has everything you would ever need and Dave and Fran were so kind to us on our arrival - they will ensure you have a perfect holiday here. I could not recommend this place highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew and lovely family, We are absolutely delighted you enjoyed your stay here in our much loved home. It was a pleasure to welcome you all here. We could not have wished for more perfect guests. Thank you for taking care of everything - we arrived back to find everything as perfect as when we left, it was so much appreciated. We enjoyed reading of your adventures on your many 'days out' in our guest book - this will be so helpful for future guests. Once again, an absolute pleasure to have met you all. Kindest regards David and Frances
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5

Amazing house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Fran and Dave for making us feel so much at home! The house was so conveniently located and had a very homely feel. We will be back for sure. Tom, Caroline & Felix

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and for taking such good care of our home. It would be a pleasure to have your lovely family stay in our home again.
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5

Lovely homely cosy house with great views in fab location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in this wonderful house in Swanage, and it got better as the week went on. We found it to be clean, cosy, well equipped and comfortable. There are great views to the coast and over the town, and the kids loved exploring the garden and observing the fish.

The kitchen diner is bright modern and spacious, with access to a balcony and steps down to the garden. The living room is lovely and cosy, as are the bedrooms. We even got to meet the owners who were very warm, welcoming and hospitable.

We all had a great time, especially the kids. Thanks very much for having us, hope to stay again one day

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it was wonderful to meet you all. Delighted you had a wonderful time and thank you for taking such good care of our home.
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Lovely home, great location

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay, home from home feel & in a very good location. Rooms are well equipt & comfortable, wifi is very good despite having 2 teenagers with us. Kitchen has everything you might need, good size BBQ - pity the garden is out of bounds.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you all enjoyed your stay in our much loved home. So sorry the garden was not available for your enjoyment. Guests will have full access to the garden from September when the work will be completed. Hopefully you will be able to return for another stay in the future, when you can enjoy it in all its glory. Thank you so much for your review.
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bournmouth
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Various
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Sandbanks
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Purbeck Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Swanage steam train to Corfe Castle
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Black Swan
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Swanage
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Swanage, Dorset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Holidays
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Regatta Carnival Week
28 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
 
 
February Half Term
16 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Easter Holiday 2019
6 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Summer Holiday
20 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Swanage Regatta
26 Jul 2019 - 3 Aug 2019
9 night minimum stay
£1,450
 
 
Autumn School Holiday
26 Oct 2019 - 2 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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