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



Updated: 10-Nov-2016
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!

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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!.

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19 Reviews

based on 19 holidaymaker reviews


Simply charming

  • 5 of 5

Nestleton is centrally located, restaurants and shops are only a short walk away, so is the beach front. The apartment is beautifully decorated, very comfortable and most generously equipped, it made our visit to Swanage picture perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location location location with a wow factor inter

  • 5 of 5

This place is just so special. It immediately gives you a warm hug as soon as you walk through the door. The high ceilings and beautiful period features just remind you constantly that you are somewhere really luxurious. A place to rewind and unwind with everything at your finger tips. The owners have really thought of everything. The place is called nestleton and it is quite literally nestled in interesting items of furniture to interesting books and board games. I won'the write too much more as it's nice for people to get excited about a stay away with nice surprises. This place is full of them. Romantic. Luxurious. Homely. I was very pleased with myself for discovering this gem.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming Maisonette

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with our dog(labradoodle) in this friendly cozy house near the beach of Swanage. The best holiday for our dog and us. So much to do around Swanage.The house is very well maintain and decorate with taste. The owner Moira had provided the best customer service and I can without no hesitation recommend that property .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolute Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely stay at Nestleton this January. The home is so welcoming and beautifully decorated. The owners have really thought of everything; not only did we arrive to a complimentary bottle of wine & chocolates but they also provided an extensive information pac (which we basically used to plan our entire holiday), a log fire, an amazing shower, comfy beds, molten brown hand-wash and even drawer fresheners for your clothes! With everything sorted we could really just kick back and relax for our holiday.

The cottage is in a great location (three min walk to the town center) and easy access to lots of great walks.

Moira has been so helpful throughout our booking and always got back to us really quickly - out deposit was returned immediately too!.

Thank you Moira & Brian for helping us have such a lovely holiday - we will definitely be back


  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving break in Swanage

  • 5 of 5

Four of us arrived in the dark but easily found the keys in the lock box and entered Nestleton. The three bedrooms are beautifully decorated, comfortable and quiet. The kitchen has the most wonderful cooker and we easily used it to prepare our Thanksgiving meal of ham. Our dinner was eaten in the living room in front of an open wood fire - beautiful!

We had a hike on a gorgeous day to Old Harry Rocks - highly recommended for the beautiful vista. Another day we took the bus to Corfe Castle and the old stone town and returned on the steam train. All fun!!

Nestleon was very clean and in great condition and with easy access to town center and beach.

We'd definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A true home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Nestleton is delightful in every way. It is beautifully decorated and has a lovely feel to it. Beds are super comfortable and shops and seafront are just a short walk. The owners have paid attention to every detail to make this a lovely place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 200 Metres Nearest Restaurant : at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : at 400 Metres 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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
28 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 8
21 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
2 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 13
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 14
20 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 10
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 15
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 16
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 17
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Please email to check availability.
A 25% deposit will be required at time of booking and full payment will be due 8 weeks prior to stay. If the property is booked with less than 8 weeks before your stay, then full payment will be required at time of booking.
Max of 3 dogs unless miniture. There will be an additional charge of £25 for first dog per STAY and £20 per dog per stay for 2nd or 3rd dog. Other pets will be considered on request and a charge discussed.
A returnable (conditions apply) security deposit of £300 is payable a week prior to holiday

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday for weekly bookings. Departure by 10 am, arrival after 4pm
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 email to enquire

Rental agreement is emailed with details of how to pay by bank transfer. I also accept PayPal if you prefer to pay by credit card (+ 3% fee).
25% of rental is paid to reserve- remainder due 8 weeks prior to holiday date.
A Security deposit of £300 is due one week prior to start date and is paid by bank transfer, or occassionally cash to housekeeper with prior arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 10-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • apartment


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs bathroom - bath with rain shower overhead, WC, washhand basin, heated towel rail, cupboard and mirror Upstairs cloakroom- WC, large sink, mirror, shaving point


  • 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)


  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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 we have always managed to get a space 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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