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Beautiful Spacious Maisonette With Sea Views Over Swanage Bay, Dorset, England

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

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! Calendar is kept up to date, please click the "enquire now button" if you have any questions and to request the quick and easy booking form (free from 'book now' surcharges). Payment by bank transfer or credit card through Pay pal, covered by OD basic rental guarantee.

Moira Lamond
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 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!

Moira and Brian


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet , Large villeroy & boch sink/mirror/shaving point/ shelve unit
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Powerful rain shower above bath/ toiletries provided
  • Downstairs bathroom - bath with powerful rain shower overhead, WC, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, cupboard, mirror, toiletries Upstairs cloakroom- WC, large villeroy and boch sink, mirror, shaving point , shelve unit, laundry basket, molten brown soap and handcream
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 12" memory foam mattresses
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 12" memory foam mattresses
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Luxury firm Tempur memory foam mattress-Cot bed available
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 adults (3 bedrooms) + child cot bed and baby travel cot Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 Kingsize bed, luxury firm Tempur memory foam mattress, bedside tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table, chair (Cot bed can be made up in master bedroom- sleeps child up to 4 years old) Bed 2 two single beds, luxury 12" memory foam mattresses, wardrobe, bench, dressing table, two drawer units, mirrors Bed 3 (downstairs) two single beds, luxury 12" memory foam mattresses wardrobe, chair, drawer unit, mirror (Additional to the cot bed there is also a small baby travel cot available)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Sleeps additional child to 4yrs in cot bed + baby travel cot. No off street parking, but free street parking. It is sometimes difficult to get a space on Park Road during the high seasons, however spaces are always available further up the hill to the right on Durlston Road. We double park to unload then move further up the hill. Spaces commonly become available outside the property in the evening when day trippers leave. Strictly no smoking in any part of the property including balcony and garden. Outside: Front and side courtyard garden, picnic bench, firepit/BBQ, garden bench, storage box for beach equipment, shed. Wet suits can also be hung here.The Balcony is accessed from the living room via two locked doors and has a low rail:- children must be supervised at all times. There is a table, 3 chairs, and side views over the town to the sea Cleaning / Towels / Linen All linen and towels are provided (excl. beach towels, and towels/blankets for dogs/pets). Cleaning, including change of towels and bed linen, on arrival and weekly thereafter.


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Beautiful Spacious Maisonette With Sea Views Over Swanage Bay, Dorset, England
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful property and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Apartment with a view

  • 5 of 5

Very stylish , comfortable apartment with amazing attention to detail in every room. The sea views from the top bedroom and balcony are an added bonus. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed a sundowner on the balcony most evenings. Can't believe how convenient the apartment is to the lovely High Street , beach and train station . We took the steam train to Corfe Castle with our little dog and recommend it as a fab day out. The apartment was very well equipped

( thank you very much for the wine and cookies ) and very clean . All in all a perfect getaway location

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The most amazing Maisonette with balcony sea view

  • 5 of 5

We had a most amazing week, staying in this most beautiful french/antique style maIsonette! We loved the balcony with the lovely sea view and a really great location, very near to the harbour and town. We were welcomed with flowers and wine! and the appartment was very well equipped and beautifully decorated. Would love to come agai

And would fully recommend it to family a friends, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property in a lovely plce

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Nestleton for a week and wished we had booked two! The house is beautiful, plenty of room and everything you need. We have a toddler and high chair, cot bed and stair gates were all available which were greatly appreciated. By the end of the week we had got used to the hill but to be honest, it isn't that bad, the house is nearer the bottom than the top! Plus without the hill there wouldn't be such beautiful views from the balcony! The only downside is the lack of off street parking, it can be difficult to find a spot close by which we found a struggle at times with a disabled toddler. Swanage and the surrounding area and beautiful and if you get the weather (luckily we did!) there isn't a nicer place to holiday. The communication from Moira was excellent and appreciated. We hope to visit again, thank you :-)

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay!

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely stunning, we loved it from the first moment we saw it. But not only this - it is clean, really well equipped and we even had a bottle of milk and bottle of wine on arrival waiting for us. Our stay felt like home as it was so comfortable. The owners were lovely - great communication throughout the booking process and afterwards, it made us feel very welcome and looked after. Absolutely fantastic stay and we look forward to returning soon!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Car: not necessary


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.


Bournemouth Airport Approx 1 hour away


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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Swanage, Dorset

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 12
18 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
30 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 16
15 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 11
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 17
1 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 2
6 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
31 Aug 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
14 Sep 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 8
26 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
5 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Pet Fee £25

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.Please press enquiry button with any questions and for easy booking form

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.

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). Please press enquiry button to request booking form and payment details

Rental agreement is emailed with details of how to pay by bank transfer. I also accept PayPal if you want to pay by credit card (+ PayPal's 3.5% fee).
25% of rental is paid to reserve- remainder due 8 weeks prior to holiday date.
A Security deposit of £250 is due one week prior to start date and is paid and returned by bank transfer, or occasionally cash to housekeeper with prior arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.