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Modern 3 Storey Townhouse, In A Private Road, 10 Mins Walk To The Town & Beaches



Updated: 12-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

sarah thorneywork
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2017

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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Guestbook comments from the owner

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Nov 2011
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7 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Location, facilities and comfort. You've got it all right here.

  • 5 of 5

This house is really cosy and welcoming. It has a small patio garden which is very nice to sit in and you can see the steam train, which is just lovely. There is a more or less everything you could want right here. Bring milk with you as you'd expect in any self catering. This house feels really safe, clean and comfortable. I highly recommend. A maximum of 10 minute walk to the town. Right near a co-op.

The one tiny thing I would mention because I go with my small kids is to watch fingers in the doors as they close automatically and don't let them near the windows as they are relatively easy to open. But saying that, my kids are 1 and 2 so you watch them like a hawk anyway. Older kids, you wouldn't worry at all.

I've stayed here twice now and after writing this review am going to email and ask to stay again. We just love it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

This great located family house was clean, near the beach, shops and steam railway. It had all we needed for six if us (easily sleeps 10) and a baby. Help, if required, on the end of a phone. Can't fault. Wish we stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

What a gem of a property in a great location. House was clean, tidy and very comfortable with our two families of 3 adults and 4 children. An easy walk into town and the beach. And the railway was a hit with the children being right next to the house! Will definately book to return for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rebooked as soon as I got home

  • 5 of 5

This house is right next to train line and stream as you can see and it makes the stay really cute and special. The house is clean, fresh and spacious with really, really comfy beds. We just loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd visit within 3 years & already booked for next year. Great for the beach, steam & diesel trains & buses into Bournmouth. 3 generations all under one roof ...what could be better for a holiday- can't wait for next summer for our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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  • 4 of 5

My family and i just spent a week over the Christmas period at the Chestnut Mews. The four bedrooms are very spacious and generous sizes, but the lounge and kitchen are slightly small for the size of the property, particularly for our party of eight. Also worth noting that the clothes dryer is actually a clothes horse rather than a tumble dryer, again a slight issue for the size of our party. There were some issues with a number of chipped dishes and the toilets which i have mentioned to the owners already and have been assured that these will be addressed accordingly. Otherwise a very nice and convenient place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
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Activity and Interests

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.

Prices and Availability

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

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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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 12-Apr-2017


From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • 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 Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


  • 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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