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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!

Please note my property is strictly non smoking.

More Details

Moira Lamond
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 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!


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Not to use dishwasher, washing machine or dryer before 8am or after 11pm
  • Dogs can only be left unattended if crated. Large crate is provided. Dogs must be treated for parasites no later 3 weeks prior to stay.
  • All breakages must be reported to the owner so that items can be replaced. Breakages over £40 must be paid for from deposit.
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
  • Wood Stove
  • 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 7
  • 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 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

More than we expected!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Nestleton and communication with Moira was fast and easy. Everything about the property was perfect and decorated as beautiful as the photos, if not more! Our lovely welcome gift was a nice touch and the accommodation was really a home from home, even the kitchen included absolutely all utilities a kitchen should have! We look forward to our next stay and cannot recommend Nestleton enough!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful picturesque cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Dorset for a chilled out few yoga retreat days and I cannot think of anywhere more perfect to come back to at the end of the day. The beds were so comfortable that we had a great sleep and the blossoming clematis over the balcony with its amazing scent just made our escape more blissful! We saw many people take photos of it as this house stands out from the crowd, particularly with the flowers draping from the balcony.

The sea view from our bedroom and balcony were lovely, where we enjoyed an evening glass of wine while watching the world go by. This property has everything you could need for a break and although close to the bustling town and beach it is just far enough away for some tranquility. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing property, great location and views

  • 5 of 5

This property is really beautiful. All the rooms have lovely decoration, the beds are super comfy and the property is well equipped with all the essentials and more; especially the kitchen.

There are lovely little touched everywhere which makes you feel so welcomed and cared for.

The location is fantastic as are the views from the balcony and the master bedroom where you can appreciate it the most. Just a short walk down the hill and you are in the centre of town and then the beach. There is no off street parking, however we had no problems parking near the maisonette, where the car stayed during our break as we could walk everywhere! We love Swanage and all enjoyed our stay very much, including the dog and we did not want to leave. We are already planning our next stay, and are looking forward to more drinks on the balcony!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely relaxing family break

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time. Nestleton is lovely and so handy for the town centre. Very dog friendly, welcoming and clean. Nice to sit on balcony with a morning cuppa or evening glass of wine.The weather was very kind to us and we enjoyed lovely walks, shopping, eating and drinking and the dog was welcomed everywhere which was a big bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A stunningly presented property in an ideal location. Clean, attractive well equipped and cosy

  • 5 of 5

The whole process from booking arriving and departing very straight forward . Owners responded quickly to any requests. The parking was easy and the location was superb.a slight hill but close to town station and beach. The views from the main bedroom are lovely. Stayed February and were blessed with blue sky days. The property was cosy and warm .

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May Half-Term
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Mini break available
7 Jul 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Summer
13 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season incl. Carnival
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
31 Aug 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn/Blues Festival
14 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Half Term
19 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
4 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
30 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Jan 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb half-Term
8 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Winter
18 Feb 2019 - 27 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Blues Festival/Early spring
28 Feb 2019 - 4 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter Hols
5 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 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. Guest details form will be emailed to you after booking is confirmed.

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. When you request to book, if you have more than one dog, please let me know so I can adjust the price.

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).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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