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Superior apartments in Swanage, on the level and just 200 yards away from beach - 1 Gables Court Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Dog friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



1 Gables Court Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Dog friendly

Ground floor apartment, completely self-contained and constructed to a high standard. The large lounge, which is the full width of the apartment, faces south with a patio door leading to a private decking area and the garden.

The modern fitted kitchen includes cooker, refrigerator, microwave, washing machine and all the necessary kitchen utensils. A large opening serves through into the lounge.

There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and bunk beds and one with twin beds. The main bedroom is fitted with a vanity unit and there is a double bed settee in the lounge. Bedding comprises of duvets but excludes linen (duvet covers, sheets and pillowcases), although this can be hired. The bathroom is complete with toilet, wash basin and bath with electric shower.

Dogs by arrangement.

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About the property


Three modern purpose built, fully self-contained south facing apartments, sleep up to 6. Apartment 1 has a patio door leading to a decking area and garden.The large lounge, which is the full width of the apartment has a private balcony (private decking on ground floor). There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and bunk beds and one with twin beds. The modern fitted kitchen includes cooker, refrigerator, microwave and all kitchen utensils. The bathroom is complete with toilet, wash basin and bath with electric shower. Free WiFi. Dogs by arrangement.

Maria Thompson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

Why Maria Thompson chose Swanage

Prime location, south facing apartments, on the level just 200 yards from the beach, privately owned and managed with excellent return rate.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Probably the most comfortable accommodation we have stayed in. A great apartment for a holiday in a great little town – The Waltons, Devon

Superb accommodation, really comfortable with plenty of room. Interesting views in all directions. We have always loved our holidays in Swanage with its stunning coastline. – The Broads, Hampshire

Enjoyed our stay in this comfortable, spacious and well equipped apartment very much. So conveniently situated to explore Swanage and surrounds – The Card family, Surrey
Feb 2013
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Booking Notes:
Complete a booking form and send with 50% deposit on booking with balance payable 2 weeks in advance of your holiday.

Confirmation will be sent on receipt of the deposit and completed booking form providing all arrival details.

Dogs by arrangement.

Changeover Day:
The apartment is available from 1.00 pm on the Saturday of your arrival. If you anticipate arriving after 4.30pm, please telephone for alternative arrangements. We ask that guests vacate the apartment by 10.00am on the day of departure.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Attractive south facing front garden with seating.


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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Sandbanks Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Isle of Purbeck
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Car: not necessary


Just 200 yards level walk to the beach and 5 minutes walk into town.


20 minutes drive from Wareham train station and 40 minutes drive from Bournemouth over the Sandbanks Ferry.


40 minutes drive to Bournemouth, Poole Weymouth and Dorchester

20 minutes drive from market town of Wareham

Further Details:

An abundance of water-sports and other activities and attractions are all within easy reach.

The Purbeck area is part of a unique stretch of coastline, England's first Natural World Heritage site, known as The Jurassic Coast with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history. Swanage, as the 'capital' of the Isle of Purbeck, represents the ideal holiday base from which to explore and enjoy everything the area has to offer.

Swanage is a delightful coastal town in the south east of Dorset, situated at the eastern end of the Isle of Purbeck and at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast, a coast that stretches from Orcombe Point near Exmouth to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage. Its entire length can be walked on the fabulous South West Coast Path. Originally a small port and fishing village, Swanage flourished in the Victorian era when it became a significant quarrying port and later a seaside resort for the rich of the day.

I could go on to describe how, although fishing is the town’s oldest industry, locally quarried Purbeck stone was extensively used for paving following the Great Fire of London in 1666, with the stone being loaded onto ships directly from the Swanage seafront. Or how during the Second World War gun emplacements and pillboxes were built at spots along the shoreline to fend off Hitler’s pending invasion ...

But enough of the past, what is Swanage today and what does it have to offer?

Yes it is still a very popular holiday destination, nestled between the ‘finger and thumb’ of Ballard Down and Peveril Point. Many thousands visit and return each year to enjoy the bay’s safe sandy beach, varied water based activities (by the way, have you tried Coasteering? Great fun, take a look at plus other attractions such as the fascinating Swanage Steam Railway. Swanage Carnival has established itself as one of the biggest summer carnival celebrations on the south coast and the town also hosts successful festivals, which attract more than a purely local audience. These include a Jazz Festival, Folk Festival, Blues Festival, Comedy Festival and Food Festival.

The surrounding larger resorts of Bournemouth and Poole are close by but it’s what Swanage has ‘naturally’ to offer that sets it apart from its more commercial neighbours. It remains one of the few remaining natural seaside resorts surrounded by stunning coastal walks and views, a haven for all ages where you can still enjoy fish and chips, ice cream and candy floss on the seafront and also take advantage of some of the fine restaurants in the area, such as ‘Chilled Red’, a small friendly restaurant tucked away but offering a delicious menu.

Endorsement from Radio 2 Chris Evans about just how lovely Swanage is...

BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show presenter Chris Evans was moved to say following a visit to the town (Mail on Sunday Live magazine April 2012):

“I can’t begin to tell you how good a time I had on my birthday this year. It was last weekend and it was magical. Close family and friends, my mum, my daughter, Tash, Noah and Bump and three days tucked away in the New Forest. Best of all was the joyous afternoon we spent in Swanage. Have you ever been? The locals don’t want their well-kept secret getting out but, with apologies to the Swanagonians, I have to tell the world about this modest but perfectly formed cove on the south coast, with fish and chips to die for and a stretch of open water that could give the Cote D’Azur a run for its money. En famille we played on the beach on Monday to our hearts’ content, Noah leading the charge with intense and precise sandcastle construction, while I attempted sand car design. With the golden spring sun in a cloudless blue sky, I can honestly say I don’t remember ever being more content in my whole life”

If you fancy a break from the beach, walk along Nine Barrow Down to the charming Dorset village of Corfe Castle, enjoy a pint of what makes you happy and then hop aboard the steam train for the return journey to Swanage through spectacular countryside. Alternatively, walk over Ballard Down with breathtaking views of Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world,

In short, when it comes to natural, traditional and enchanting seaside resorts with a range of attractions and activities set amongst glorious Dorset countryside, nothing comes close to the gem that is Swanage