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Seafront Flat With Parking For 2 In Town Center

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bed, 2 bathroom flat, town centre, by the beach, patio and parking for 2, Great Base For Exploring Purbeck

“Below Decks” is a completely refurbished 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Garden flat situated on The Parade in the heart of Swanage. Although it does not have a sea view, adventurous visitors can hop up the step into the light well window seats at the seafront side of the apartment and pop their heads out of one of the hatch windows for a sea view ...or even sit there whilst enjoying their morning coffee and the view (parked cars permitting!).

The entrance to the flat is at the rear of the building where It has its own Patio Garden Deck with picnic bench, dedicated Parking for 2 cars plus an outhouse/utility room with Washing machine, toilet and shower, where you can store bikes etc.

Central for all shops, the Theatre and Cinema are next door but one, and the beach is around 100 metres away.

Bedroom 1 has a king sized double bed, 100% cotton bedding (throughout the flat), en-suite walk in shower with toilet and washbasin, and an opening hatch window with window seat. Towels for use in the flat are provided.

Bedroom 2 has a king sized double bed and two hatch windows with window seats, one of which opens.

Bedroom 3 has a single bed and a 'Captains Bunk' with a large window opening onto the rear.

The lounge has a smart modern and fully equipped kitchen area at one end. This includes a dishwasher, fridge with freezing compartment, oven\ microwave and ceramic hob. The dining dining table seats six people. There are two generous comfy settees and a rocking chair plus a chair-bed for an optional extra bed space, Smart TV with You View and a blue ray player plus Wii for the kids. and a collection of board games. The family bathroom has a 'P' bath with thermostatic shower and toilet. We have gas fired central heating throughout.

More Details

Anne Campbell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Greek
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About Anne Campbell

Annie and Hamish are a brother and sister team and have a bed and breakfast business in addition to the flat.

Annie is a musician running singing groups and teaching oboe, who also runs Painting Tuition from her own studio.

Hamish makes delicious breakfasts and in spare moments potters about on his allotment.

Anne Campbell purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Anne Campbell chose Swanage

We live in Swanage and love the seafront.

What makes this apartment unique

We are right by the water and yards from the beach, and yet we have dedicated parking at the rear of our property.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En suite Shower room, large walk in shower, loo and washbasin. Shaver socket Family bathroom with P bath and curved bath screen, waterfall shower bath mixer plus loo and washbasin, shaver socket. Loo and sink in Utility room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one has a king-size bed (with cotton linen) and an en-suite shower room Bedroom 2 has king-size bed bedroom 3 has a Captain's Bunk, a single bed, cot and optional extra Chairbed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We have endeavoured to create a home from home and wish our guests to feel relaxed and rejuvenated by their stay with us. The flat is ideal for families and is set up to cater for them, and also have a holiday not dependant on driving. Everything in town is within minutes reach. We don't have sea views, however we do have "hatch windows" to two of the bedrooms where if you are feeling adventurous you can climb onto the window seats and look out to sea. The flat has full gas central heating so can be a cosy hideout in winter as well as summer. One consideration we ask of guests is that as we have a Sani flow system (our water is pumped up into drains higher than the flat) nothing but loo paper goes down the loo. Wet Wipes of any kind are a disaster! Outside: We have a modest patio garden with a picnic bench for sitting out. There is also space to park a dingy and rubber rings etc. There is parking for two cars. Utility Room: Third loo, sink and washing Machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 100 percent cotton linen and towels are provided for indoor use. (Guests are requested not to use these on the beach etc.) The flat is cleaned either at the end of your stay or weekly; whichever happens first.


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Seafront Flat With Parking For 2 In Town Center
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Lovely apartment in the centre of Swanage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 3 night stay in this lovely, immaculate apartment in Swanage, it was my husband and I with our 3 children (1, 4 & 6). There was everything we needed, along with fresh bread, butter, milk, tea & coffee on arrival, there were cosy & freshly made beds and clean towels, we could not have wanted for more.

The children loved our evening gaming on the Wii and with YouView we could watch anything we wanted after a day on the beach. We were close to the amenities so it was easy to nip back with the children if needed and the tea room next door was a perfect stop for a coffee and amazing cakes most mornings.

We cooked in the apartment and the combination oven was a dream and so quick which is perfect especially on holiday!

There was no view of the sea but upon opening the clever roof windows we could see it and sit there as if on a balcony, very clever! The children loved saying hello to all passers by. These windows meant it was never dark in the apartment and provided great natural light.

All in all a great stay and we hope to come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope we can accommodate you again in the future.
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Great location very clean and good facilities

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here for the last 3 years and have booked again for next year

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ideal flat for our family of 3 adults and toddler, with delightful children's room. Two bathrooms were added bonus. Peaceful patio welcome for a quiet drink - hard to believe tea room only a few yards away! In fact, everything you could wish for on our doorstep. Sea, sand, shops, amusements, restaurants, pubs and so much more. Would definitely like to stay again. And all gave big thumbs up for Swanage!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Below Decks

  • 5 of 5

Below Decks is a very comfortable home from home. It is superbly positioned in the heart of town, so in easy reach of the beach and restaurants and cafes. The welcome pack was warmly received and we would definitely come back for a return visit. We had everything we needed for our stay.

Thank you Annie and Hamish.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beachouse!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, stunning views from the bedroom windows, cosy & very comfortable. We were attending a family wedding & it had plenty of space for us all to get dressed up in the morning. It had everything we needed & really felt like a proper home for the week. Thanks to the owners for letting us stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Great location and great apartment

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The apartment was ideally located and was well equipped, perfect for our family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
The Mowlem
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Isle Of Purbeck
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
The Brook Tea Rooms
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

I provide Painting breaks from my Studio in North Swanage. Any skill level welcome, and a variety of media available to choose. I also take people out on location if they wish to work outside.


The sea is approximately 30 feet away! The safe sandy beach is about 100yards away. This is swanage beach. Around the chalk cliffs and past Old Harry Rocks the next bay is the great golden sweep of Studland beach. Around the other way and you have the limestone cliffs and sea quarries that form part of Swanage's stone heritage.


Bournemouth and Southampton airports are both within reach. From Southampton you walk from the airport exit straight onto the station platform at Southampton Parkway. From here you get a train to Poole Bournemouth or Wareham There are bus links from all these to Swanage. Travel from London takes proximately two and a half to three hours by car and much the same by train from Waterloo and bus.


Corfe Castle 4 miles, Swanage Steam railway 3 minute walk, Durdle Door and Lulworth and Castle, approx 15 miles, Studland beach, 2miles, Monkey World and Bovington tank Museum, around 15 miles. Brownsea Island approx 5 miles plus boat trip. Arne bird reserve, 10miles, Durlston Country park and Jurrassic coast centre, 3 miles.

Further Details:

Swanage is full of little Galleries, beach shops, restaurants galore, and all manner of Crafts, Jewellery and clothes shops. Fabulous hand made chocolates at Chococo are not to be missed.

There is a Diving School on Swanage Pier, Sailing tuition available at Studland and general boat pottering, Wind surfing, Rock climbing, great Mountain bike routes off road and endless ravishing Walks.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Half payment is due when booking with the remainder due one month before stay commences. We ask for a £100 deposit against any damages or loss of keys, this is due with the second payment. We return it to you immediately after your stay.
Please make sure you have holiday insurance as if your holiday is cancelled after being fully paid for it may not be refundable. We would however refund it if it were possible to relet the flat.

Changeover Day:
We usually change over on a Saturday however there is some flexibility.

Notes on prices:
Short out of season breaks are available:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.