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Luxury ground floor apartment, with off-road parking and small garden.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Swanage, Dorset, England - Very close to the beach and all amenitiesies

Driftwood is a lovely, ground-floor apartment, ideal for holidaying couples or for a family. Situated at the quieter end of Swanage Bay, it is just 5 minutes walk to the nearest beach, which is sandy and gently shelving, making it safe for paddling . There is an allocated space for parking your car - a particular bonus in the busy summer months. It is situated in a residential area of homes and holiday homes, close to two hotels (open to non-residents ), a friendly pub and a handy corner store. Yet it is just a 15 minute walk into the centre of Swanage, with the pier, cinema, railway, amusements and entertainment as well as all its shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants... and more! The South-West Coastal Path is just at the top of our road, with wonderful walking and magnificent views and it is just a short drive to the ferry at Studland, for a trip to Brownsea island.

Lynne & Dave Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Lynne & Dave Smith

We are Lynne and Dave Smith. Originally from Manchester, for the last 35 years we have lived in the lovely Wiltshire village of Bromham , where we brought up our two sons . We are now the doting grandparents of two wonderful grandsons.

Lynne & Dave Smith purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Lynne & Dave Smith chose Purbeck

Our first visit to Swanage was for a Sunday walk, which we had found in a book of rambles. We immediately fell in love with the area and returned many, many times. When we decided to invest in a holiday home, Swanage was our immediate choice of location. We spent the best part of two years searching for the right property ( we came to know the local estate agents very well! ) and we finally found it in Driftwood.

It is located at the quieter end of Swanage, but still close to everything we need. We can be here in under two hours from our home in Wiltshire and Driftwood has become our much-loved home from home.

Over the first 3 years we loved sharing it with our friends and family, then felt ready to share it with others too. We feel sure that our guests will fall under the spell, both of Driftwood and of Swanage itself.

What makes this apartment unique

There is always something going on in Swanage - from the fun-packed Carnival week, through Lifeboat Week, to the Folk and Jazz Festivals and - our favourite -the unmissable Blues Weekends. We love the fact that we can wander into town and find sets of Morris Dancers or a train-load of railway enthusiasts eating fish and chips. We love that the beaches have their own characters, from unmanaged and natural at the North end of the bay, through the deck-chairs and Punch and Judy, to the rocky harbour at the South end.We love the friendliness of the local people and the variety of the local shops and businesses. We like the fact that there are few chain-stores. We love the walking and the people watching - and being able to return to Driftwood at the end of each special day.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Swanage in Dorset

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to Bedroom 1; has shower, washbasin & toilet.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom has washbasin, toilet and a bath with shower .
  • Fully-tiled, spacious family bathroom, with shower over bath, glass shower screen, WC, basin and heated towel rail. Also, fully-tiled en-suite shower room from bedroom 2, with roomy shower cubicle, WC, basin and heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , The cot is a travel cot, which can be placed wherever liked
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Cot may be in either room.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, at the front of the property, has a shower room en suite. It has a comfortable double bed and huge built-in cupboards with masses of hanging space , shelving and a drawer unit. There are bedside tables with bedside lamps, clock-radio, and a wall picture. Pillows and duvet are provided, but please bring your own bedding . Mattress protectors are provided, as are pillow protectors. Bedroom 2, has a comfortable double divan with drawers under, bedside tables, lamps, clock and wall pictures. There is a double wardrobe, with plenty of hanging space and two deep drawers. Again, pillows and duvet are provided, but please bring your own bedding .Mattress protectors are provided, as are pillow protectors. There is a travel cot available , which, of-course can be placed wherever you like!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is on the ground floor and is one of five in an attractive purpose-built building. We find the garden a welcome extension to our holiday home, where we can eat al fresco or simply relax and sunbathe if we decide not to go to the beach. We redecorate frequently and hope that you you will find that Driftwood in immaculate condition. The immediate area is quieter than central Swanage, whilst still offering places to eat and be entertained. Please, strictly no smoking or pets. Outside: In front of the property there is a marked parking space for each apartment, set in a landscaped garden. There is a bench to sit and watch the world go by, or to take off your walking boots and there is a tap, should you need to wash muddy boots or sandy feet. To the rear is a pretty communal garden, with sloping lawn and a flat gravelled area, ideal for al fresco eating and sunbathing. By night, the gardens have automatic lighting. Linen Duvets, pillows, mattress protectors and bathmats are provided. Please bring your own bed linen and towels. The property is , of-course, cleaned in preparation for every let.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

The apartment had everything claimed in the advert but with a touch of class that put the icing on the cake.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Apr 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Jul 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

We take a deposit of 25% of the cost of the holiday, to be paid on booking. The remainder is payable 8 weeks before the holiday begins ( we will send you a reminder.) If the holiday is being booked within 8 weeks of the start of the holiday, the full amount is payable. We also require a £125 damages deposit, payable 8 weeks before the holiday and refundable on return of the keys.

Changeover is on a Friday. Driftwood will be ready for you at 3pm and we ask you please to leave by 10.30am after your holiday.

Last-minute availability of short breaks may sometimes occur, so it is always worth contacting us to check.

On receipt of your enquiry we will send you our Booking Conditions and Terms of Hire. To secure a booking, you will need to accept these Terms and Conditions by signing and returning the Booking Form.

The Terms and Conditions include our policy on Cancellation, but, in a nutshell, this is :

cancellation 4 to 8 weeks before the holiday, we will refund 50% of balance paid
cancellation 2 to 4 weeks before the holiday, we will refund 25% of balance paid
less than 2 weeks before the holiday, there will be no refund.
(Please note that this policy differs from , but overides, the generalised "Owners cancellation Policy" policy given
below by Owners Direct.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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