Swanage Accommodations

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    The Happy Camper Package includes a 5-meter bell tent, bunting, fairy lights, door mats, and roll mats, and sleeps up to 5 people.The Bees Knees includes a 5-meter bell tent, bunting, fairy lights, door mats, airbeds, wooden furniture, bedside champagne crates, rugs, a LED lantern, and a mirror, and sleeps up to 5 people.The Happy Hut includes mirrors, tea and coffee making facilities, power for phone chargers, beanbag chill-out seating, and a mini fridge.
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    2br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    The SpaceBuilt in 1792, this fabulous Grade 2 listed Purbeck stone cottage is set in the heart of old Swanage with jurassic coastal walks, classic sandy beaches, fabulous pubs and restaurants literally a stones throw from the front door. The Swanage steam train can also often be heard jugging out of the station on its way to Corfe Castle. The property comprises of a reception room, kitchen and two bedrooms, sleeping 4/5 persons. There is a bathroom on the second floor (with a sea view!) and a further cloakroom on the ground floor. The galley kitchen includes electric hob, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle and washing machine. There is a small area behind/adjacent to the property for securing bicycles and drying clothing. Free parking is available a little further down Church Hill, close to the Mill Pond. Please note that this little cottage has no central heating but it has electric radiators in each room and once the coal fire is lit is very cosy. We are happy to take children, however, because of the steep staircases and open fires the property is not suitable for young children and, therefore, it would be at your own risk. Other Things to NotePlease note that we only take bookings of a minimum of three nights. We also only do three night bookings out of season or at short notice if the cottage is still available.
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    2br Home/Apartment
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Swimming Pool
    The SpaceOur lovely comfortable caravan has all you need for a peaceful beach or walking holiday or break. Our sunny L shaped deck overlooks the Townsend Nature Reserve and sea on one side and the Valley up to Corfe on the other side. Sometimes we don't move, just read, listen to the birds and relax. You can walk down to Swanage several ways-through the Nature reserve, over the Cliffs to Durlston Castle and Park or through scenic alleys and past picturesque houses.(The shortest route about 15 minutes) We always walk down and get a taxi back up-avoids parking charges in the town! The caravan is really comfortable and has a TV and lots of games such as Monopoly, Dominoes, Jenga. We leave lots of local brochures there and the local newspaper so you can choose what to do. There isn't wifi in the caravan but there is in the Club House. People find 3 dongles work well in neighbouring caravans. We go there to switch off so we don't want to be connected all the time! Guest AccessYou'll have access to the whole caravan- a double bedroom with ensuite toilet and sink, a double/twin bedded room, separate toilet with shower, good sized kitchen with stove , microwave and fridge with lots of pans, crockery and dishes (It's an eclectic mix- not the usual standard caravan issue) and and lovely lounge with a small double sofa bed and dining table. We'll make up the beds for you but you'll need your own towels and tea-towels.There's parking for 1 car outside and a second car can park next to the van. There is a lovely swimming pool (charges apply) in the Club House and a Gym with daily membership and exercise classes as well as a launderette if you need it for an extra cost. The club house has a restaurant and bar and a very small shop with necessities. Another Costcutter shop is 5 minutes walk from the Clubhouse with a great butchers, fresh baked bread and pastries and vegetables newspapers and a post office. Have a look at the Guidebook where we have put some of our favourite shops, pubs and cafes. Let us know what else you like and we'll add it. Interaction with GuestsWe live in London so really happy to answer any queries through airbnb or by text before you arrive. We make arrangements for a local person to set up the caravan for you and leave a key. We're on the end of a phone if you need anything. The NeighborhoodBay View Caravan Site is on a hill about 10 minutes above Swanage. It's a quiet, friendly park where many owners live a large part of the year with lots of beautiful gardens and birdlife. If you are really lucky you might see badgers wandering around in the evenings!. There are only a few rentable vans. The club house and pool (charges payable) are about five minutes walk down the hill. The views are amazing on all sides. There is no children's playground on the site. We find they spend ages playing with rocks and insects near the van and the nature reserve across the road is a great place for them to let off steam and explore. Getting AroundThere is a bus-stop about 200 yards from the park entrance where buses to Poole, small villages such as Worth Matravers and Wareham stop. Local Taxis are quite cheap and will pick up from the van. We have left details of them in the kitchen.There is a parking space beside the van. If you have 2 cars, the other can be parked tightly against the rear of the van- really tightly- as we don't want you to block our neighbours access. Other Things to NoteThe park and the walk to and from Swanage have some steep hills which will give you and your calves a good work out but it may not suit some people with mobility problems who don't have a car. There are 4 steps up to the decking and caravan. Once you are up them everything is on one level. Caravans aren't as well insulated as brick built houses or flats so its always a good idea to bring fleeces even in summer as you can get an easterly breeze on the warmest evenings in Swanage. Happy to take bookings till end of December however if we get early heavy frosts or a long period of sub-zero temperatures before then we might have to cancel suddenly as the water needs to be turned off quickly otherwise pipes can burst. Would prefer to take last minute bookings from mid November if weather looks OK than cancel longer term bookings. Swanage is often warmer than elsewhere but we had a burst Pipe in March 2013 :(
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    2br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceOur little house is located right in the heart of Swanage, renowned as a lovely English seaside town. With restaurants, pubs, beaches and the downs all within a few minutes stroll, just leave your car in our dedicated parking space and enjoy! Our house is a unique self contained property right in the heart of Swanage. With a well equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, and comfortable living area, it makes a great base to explore the lively seaside town, spend a day on the family friendly beach or go for hikes through the glorious surrounding countryside. There are two bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed and the other with twin beds that can be pushed together to make a super king size. In the living are there is a sofa bed which opens out into a large double bed. The dining table has room for eight. Guests have full access to everything in the house including unlimited internet wifi and flat screen smart TV. The kitchen includes double oven, washing machine, dryer and dishwasher. The property is right in the heart of Swanage and if you do not want to cook you have a choice of English, Italian, Indian, Chinese and Greek food all literally within a two minute walk. There is a huge choice of pubs and great seafood. Swanage is a holiday town and there is a whole host of activities available including sailing, rowing and jet ski-ing. The area is also very popular with cyclists, rock climbers and fossil hunters being part of the Jurassic Coast The main family beach is also only two to three minutes walk, so there is no need to carry the huge bags down there as you can always pop back to house. A short drive will take you to beautiful isolated beaches or to the famous bays of Warbarrow and Tyneham Once you arrive, you could just park up and forget the car. The area is very popular with cyclists, but be warned the hills !!! There are buses that will take you to the beautiful nature reserve and beautiful beach at Studland, or you can ride the Steam Train to visit the outstanding Castle ruins at Corfe. Minimum booking 2 nights. Weekly change over day is normally Friday, PLEASE NOTE:- The house is in the centre of the town which is lively town especially at busy times or during one of the festivals that take place. The house is situated just off the high street so be aware that noise from the pubs etc. can be heard at night. Guest AccessGuests have full access to everything in the house including unlimited internet wifi and flat screen smart TV. The kitchen includes double oven, washing machine, dryer and dishwasher. The NeighborhoodSwanage is a lively seaside town with festivals and events all year round. The Swanage Carnival/Regatta is great for all ages as is the Camp Bestival festival in Lulworth just 15 minutes drive. For adults there are the festivals for Beer, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Art and lots more. You are spoilt for choice for activities, Rock Climbing, Walking, Swimming and the beach activities to name but a few. You can learn to sail or go sea fishing and you can even learn stone carving. The area is full of beautiful and interesting places to visit. Purbeck is just the perfect place for either a short break or a nice long holiday Getting AroundOnce you arrive, you could just park up and forget the car. The area is very popular with cyclists, but be warned the hills !!! There are buses that will take you to the beautiful nature reserve and beautiful beach at Studland, or you can ride the Steam Train to visit the outstanding Castle ruins at Corfe. Other Things to NoteMinimum booking 2 nights. Weekly change over day is normally Friday, PLEASE NOTE:- The house is in the centre of the town which is lively town especially at busy times or during one of the festivals that take place. The house is situated just off the high street so be aware that noise from the pubs etc. can be heard at night.
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    • Breakfast
    The SpaceWe are as close as you can get to Durlston Castle and Durlston Country Park. You can walk out of our door and onto the South West Coastal Path in minutes, without even walking on a road. Yet we are only a 15 minute stroll into the very centre of Swanage, with its beautiful beach, Victorian Pier and a choice of restaurants, pubs and shops.The best of both worlds. Guest AccessGuests will have access to a small kitchen, with fridge, microwave, sink and utensils. They can also use our courtyard garden for barbecues and outside space. The kitchen area is also useful for drying wet clothes and boots. Parts of the garden are off-limits. Interaction with GuestsWe tend to leave our guests alone to enjoy themselves, but are always happy to share our local knowledge of everything from bike rides to restaurants. The NeighborhoodWe love everything about Swanage. We holidayed here for years, then finally came to live here and have never regretted it for a minute. Getting AroundPublic transport to Swanage isn't great - the nearest mainline train is Wareham or Bournemouth, then a bus to Swanage. The bus ride from Bournemouth is pretty special, though - on an open topped bus through beautiful Studland. Other Things to NoteBreakfast is
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    Excellent
    27 reviews
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    The SpaceUnique and cosy Lapland Lodge where guest sleep in sleeping bags with silk liners (both provided) on top of soft cushions and reindeer skins. Lodge is fitted with electricity and in an separate cabin with a WC and a Belfast sink with Hot and Cold water BUT no shower. Optional BBQ available at extra cost. Your hosts Joanna and Peter Burri – Weaver have many years of experience in the Hospitality industry and have recently managed Boutique Hotels in exotic places like the Seychelles and Zanzibar. As soon as you enter their house you will experience the unique Anglo – Swiss hospitality. You will also find many memorabilia from the very interesting past of the Weaver family. The grand-parents were stationed in Sikkim before WWI and the grand-mother was one of the first European women to walk into Tibet having to cross the many mountains and Glaciers. Her son Peter Weaver was a Major in the 1st SAS and a War hero in WW2. Joanna was the first British women representing Great Britain in the Luge event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Both Joanna and Peter love Nature and, if time permitting, will gladly show you around or accompany you on one of the many beautiful walks. Guest AccessLarge garden and bathroom in Cottage if rooms not taken otherwise. Interaction with GuestsEverything really. Tell us what you want or like to do and we will assist or direct you and if time permitting we will drive you to nearby walking destination or dropping you at nearby steam train station. The NeighborhoodLapland Lodge BBQ and April Cottage B & B, Harmans Cross (Corfe Castle). Open Mid-March - End October. Lapland Lodge and April Cottage (1 Double en suite / 1 Twin with private bathroom) set in a large garden, ideally located midway between Corfe Castle and Swanage on the A 351 on the Isle of Purbeck (look out for the Union Jack and Swiss flag). The Lapland Lodge is situated on a fantastic platform overlooking the garden and can be used for overnight stays (3 - 4 persons) or simply for an unforgettable BBQ (BBQ prices on request only). Your hosts Joanna and Peter Burri – Weaver have many years of experience in the Hospitality industry and have recently managed Boutique Hotels in exotic places like the Seychelles and Zanzibar. As soon as you enter their house you will experience the unique Anglo – Swiss hospitality. You will also find many memorabilia from the very interesting past of the Weaver family. The grand-parents were stationed in Sikkim before WWI and the grand-mother was one of the first European women to walk into Tibet having to cross the many mountains and Glaciers. Her son Peter Weaver was a Major in the 1st SAS and a War hero in WW2. Joanna was the first British women representing Great Britain in the Luge event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Both Joanna and Peter love Nature and, if time permitting, will gladly show you around or accompany you on one of the many beautiful walks. Getting AroundSteam train station approx. 7 minutes walking distance from Lodge and Cottage. Corfe Castle and Swanage a 5 minutes drive from Cottage / Lodge. Other Things to NoteLapland Lodge can also be booked for private parties and Barbecues. Cheese fondue and / or Raclette can be organized during the colder season (pre-booking essential).
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    2br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Parking
    The SpaceWith off-road parking space and sandy, North Swanage beach just 2 mins away, The Chines is perfect for families and friends wanting a seaside holiday. Guest AccessSelf catering apartment on the ground floor - no stairs! Interaction with GuestsKeys accessed by key safe so no restrictions on arrival time. The NeighborhoodQuiet residential area, across the road from The Grand Hotel with its conservatory overlooking the bay. Getting AroundBus stop at the end of the road, why not jump on the open top bus over the chain link ferry at Sandbanks across to Bournemoth?
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    The SpaceApril Cottage B & B and Lapland Lodge B & B, Harmans Cross (halfway between Swanage and Corfe Castle). Open Mid- March to Mid-January. April Cottage is a traditional Cottage (1 Double en suite / 1 Twin with private bathroom) set in a large garden, ideally located midway between Corfe Castle and Swanage on the A 351 on the Isle of Purbeck. The Lapland Lodge is situated on a fantastic platform overlooking the garden and can be used for overnight stays (3 - 4 persons) or simply for an unforgettable BBQ (see also separate AirBnB listing). Your hosts Joanna and Peter Burri – Weaver have many years of experience in the Hospitality industry and have recently managed Boutique Hotels in exotic places like the Seychelles and Zanzibar. As soon as you enter their house you will experience the unique Anglo – Swiss hospitality. You will also find many memorabilia from the very interesting past of the Weaver family. The grand-parents were stationed in Sikkim before WWI and the grand-mother was one of the first European women to walk into Tibet having to cross the many mountains and Glaciers. Her son Peter Weaver was a Major in the 1st SAS and a War hero in WW2. Joanna was the first British women representing Great Britain in the Luge event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Both Joanna and Peter love Nature and, if time permitting, will gladly show you around or accompany you on one of the many beautiful walks. Pricing: Single (Twin only) 50.00 / Double 80.00 / Triple (Double & Lodge only 110.00) / Quadruple (Lodge only) 140.00. When taking 2 or 3 rooms prices have to be added up. Guest AccessGuest may have access to large gardens, Lapland lodge for unique dinners (if available and not included in price). Interaction with GuestsEverything really. Tell us what you want or like to do and we will assist or direct you and if time permitting we will drive you to nearby walking destination or dropping you at nearby steam train station. Other Things to NoteApril Cottage has a total of 3 rooms which means several bookings can be taken. It is always recommendable to contact us even if site tells you we are fully booked (which is the case after having sold 1 room as only 1 room can be listed on AirBnB). During the cold season Cheese fondues and raclette evenings can be organized (pre-booking essential).
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    2br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Parking
    Interaction with GuestsCan be completely private (self-contained) Hosts most willing to assist with individual requests The NeighborhoodQuiet rural setting close to villages of Kingston, Worth Matravers, Langton Matravers and Corfe Castle. Famous Jurassic Coast walks, Swanage Steam Railway, CAMRA Square & Compass pub and Swanage/Studland beaches. Getting AroundClosest National Rail station, Wareham. National Express coaches daily to Swanage from London Victoria (more frequent to Poole / Bournemouth) Local buses to/from Swanage / Corfe Castle / Wareham / Poole within 5 mins walking distance. Buses from Swanage to Studland / Sandbanks / Bournemouth.
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    Excellent
    48 reviews
    4br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    The SpaceThe cottage has everything you need to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. Lots of books, games, baking equipment, buckets and spades – plenty to keep you occupied when you're indoors, and loads to do in the local area. There are three comfortable bedrooms (sleeping 6), a modern vegetarian kitchen with range cooker, a beautiful family bathroom, a separate shower room, a large dining room that seats 8-10 people, and a lovely cosy lounge with two sofas, a bench and a gas coal-effect fireplace. There is another lounge/games room on the top floor, with a sofa-bed that can accommodate another two guests for an extra payment of £20 per night, a TV and lots of games, DVDs and puzzles for all ages. The cottage has all the basic equipment you are likely to need - two hairdryers, and iron and ironing board, a well-equipped kitchen, maps, leaflets, lots of coat hangers, buckets and spades, etc. The cottage has a lovely garden, great for sitting out in on nice days. There is a Nespresso coffee machine in the kitchen, which are welcome to use if you bring your own pods. Guest AccessGuests will have access to the entire house and garden. There are a few cupboards that contain personal items and these are locked. I provide all the basics so you don't have to buy or bring lots of stuff. Interaction with GuestsWe won't be around during your stay, so you have the place to yourself. My friends and family are close by, though, in case you need help with anything. The NeighborhoodSwanage is a friendly and informal old-fashioned seaside town. The cottage is on the edge of the small town, and within 2 minutes walk there is a pub, a local shop & post office, an Indian restaurant and a fish & chip shop. A few minutes' walk further will take you to stunning countryside (walk through fields to the coast), or the local steam railway (from our stop you have to hail the train - great fun!) A 15-20 minute stroll will get you to the town centre and the sandy beach. There is so much to do! Getting AroundYou can usually park in the street outside the house. If not, go further up the road, or into the next street (Jubilee Road). Do not park on double yellow lines apart from stopping to unload. If coming by car, you can come by road via Wareham, or via the Sandbanks Ferry. By train, from London Waterloo to Wareham, then a bus to Swanage, or from Waterloo to Poole or Bournemouth, then a bus across the ferry to Swanage. There are buses to and from the centre of town, and also to lots of local places. Local taxis are good and not expensive. Other Things to NotePrices do vary during peak seasons; please check the calendar for the price for the dates you want to book. Being close to the beach, it is inevitable that sand will find its way into the cottage, but please do not put sandy towels into the washing machine or tumble drier; please give them a good shake first. If you are bringing young children who use mattress protection at home, please bring the same protection with you, and use it on my bed(s). Sorry no dogs. Whilst non-vegetarians are welcome, we do ask that you do not bring any meat or fish into the cottage. Swanage has loads of good restaurants, pubs and cafes that serve a wide range of food, including excellent breakfasts.
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    1br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    The SpaceThe flat is cosy yet spacious, with high ceilings and a light and airy feel to it. It is best suited to two people but can accommodate four, with two in the double bedroom and another two guests on the comfy sofa bed in the living room. It is a one bedroom flat and may not be ideal for families, but children can be accommodated on request. There is an additional handy fold-away table in the kitchen plus more room outside on the decking area. We have provided toys, books and games for little ones and there is a Smart TV that connects to the wifi, for the rare rainy day! This is a unique little gem of a flat, tucked away in a peaceful terrace, yet also right in the heart of the town centre! Guest AccessThe flat will be yours for the entirety of your stay and you will have access to the unlimited wifi and the private decking area. Interaction with GuestsWe will welcome you on your arrival and then leave you to enjoy your stay in this beautiful part of the world. You will be able to contact us via mobile phone or email throughout your visit. The NeighborhoodThe Isle of Purbeck and the town of Swanage are a unique environment for all kinds of holiday makers: beach lovers, ramblers, cyclists, climbers, music lovers - all are welcome. You can experience the stunning landscape by walking to locations such as Durlston Country Park, Old Harry Rocks and Corfe Castle. Further afield, but within easy reach are Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Studland Beach and Sandbanks - not to forget the more urban attractions in Weymouth, Poole, Bournemouth and Southampton. Getting AroundThere are regular buses to Wareham, Poole and Bournemouth as well as cycle hire and local taxi services (please ask for details). It is a two minute walk from the flat to the bus stop and taxi rank. There is no parking at the flat, but plenty on nearby roads - we can show you the best spaces when you arrive. A highlight of anyone's visit is a trip on the steam train to Corfe Castle - a great way to see the lovely scenery! There are also many boat tours and trips that you can book, as well as pedalos on the sea front!
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    2br Bedroom
    • Wifi
    • Breakfast
    • Parking
    The SpaceWelcome to the Guest Wing. When you arrive you will be the only guests staying with us and each day breakfast is included. There are 2 bedrooms available and the price for a minimum of 2 nights vary according to the season, half term's and Bank Holidays. You are welcome to bring extra friends and/or children over 2 years. The price is £25 per person per night including breakfast. The Guest Wing has the following: 1) Kingsize Bedroom - Vi-Spring Regal, firm mattress (sleeps 2). A 32" Samsung TV and a DVD player. 2) Twin Bedroom (sleeps 2) - with prior arrangement these two large single beds (90 X 200cm) can be zipped together to form a Super Kingsize bed (180 X 200 cm). A 32" Samsung TV and a DVD player. 3) Shower Room - (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), toilet and basin. 4) Garden/Breakfast Room - with a fold out table, 4 chairs, mini fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle. We provide a selection of teas, coffee, hot chocolate, Lavazza for the coffee press and biscuits for you to help yourself. Our linen is 200 thread count Egyptian cotton, quilts and pillows are hypoallergenic and we supply fluffy towels. Continental breakfast is included in the price with choice of cereals, muesli, milk, orange juice, home made bread, jams, marmalade, honey, natural yogurt. We supply Lavazza for the coffee press, (or the Aerobie AeroPress Coffee Maker). There is a selection of teas e.g. English Breakfast Tea, Earl Grey, Camomile, Peppermint and Cadbury's hot chocolate. Your breakfast is laid out the day before, we refill your mini-fridge and you simply help yourselves, whenever you decide to wake up. Special diets are easily catered for e.g. vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free, etc. We have a Green Star Juicer should you wish to buy and juice your own carrots, beetroot, celery, apple etc Wireless broadband, unlimited download, up to 38 Mb fibre optic. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom and a hot water bottle for each bed. There is a selection of games, maps, books, DVD's and some local information leaflets. You also have room to park up to three cars on our driveway and we have a secure garage for bikes. Guest AccessFrom your Guest Wing's Garden/Breakfast room there is a private entrance door so you may choose to come and go as you please without using our front door. Interaction with GuestsYou decide if you want to be left alone in privacy in your Guest Wing, or if you wish to come into our side of the house to chat with us. The NeighborhoodOur road is a quiet cul-de-sac in a beautiful, leafy, peaceful area of Swanage. It's a 10-15 minute walk uphill, above the town centre, railway, bus station and the beautiful, soft, sandy beaches. Next to our house there are various footpaths leading to Durlston Country Park and Castle, Townsend Nature Reserve and the South Coast Path. You can walk the South Coast Path to Studland, Sandbanks and Poole, or go in the other direction to Worth Matravers (Square & Compass Pub), Corfe Castle, Kimmeridge Bay and Lulworth Cove. The Black Swan Inn/Pub is only a short walk down the hill, it serves delicious reasonably priced food (vegetarian and gluten free options) e.g. great fish pie, mussels, hamburgers and daily specials. Two of our German guests had no use of a car from the day they landed at Southampton airport until they returned to Germany. Instead of driving they wanted to hike, use the bus, or take the train. One day, they walked from our house to Poole Harbour via the ferry at Studland, at Poole Quay they caught the bus back to Swanage. On another occasion, we drove them to Lulworth Cove with a picnic, they then walked back to our house along the South Coast Path, arriving late that afternoon, exhausted, but elated. Several times they walked to Wareham and Corfe Castle and The Square & Compass pub at Worth Matravers. Getting AroundNational Express Coaches leave Swanage bus station at 07:20 hrs to London's Victoria Coach Station and at 19:00 hrs they leave Victoria Coach Station for Swanage. Journey time about 3h 20m. South West Trains go from London, Waterloo to Bournemouth train & bus station. The same train then goes on to Poole, Wareham and Weymouth. Purbeck Breezer No 50 buses leave Bournemouth bus station and travel along the coast to Sandbanks, then over the Studland ferry to Swanage. Purbeck Breezer also has other buses to Swanage (around Poole Harbour) via Wareham, Poole and Bournemouth. Steam, or diesel trains regularly go from Swanage to Corfe Castle. The car/passenger ferry ride to Sandbanks from Studland is only a 15 mins drive from us should you want to cross over Poole Harbour to Poole and Bournemouth. A single ferry journey is £4.10. Other Things to NoteDuring your stay we will not be tidying your bedrooms, or making your beds. In the morning we clear away your breakfast things and layout your breakfast table with fresh breakfast items for the following day. If you wish to stay for long periods please contact us for special prices. Please click on our "Guidebook" for maps and suggestions of what to do in our area. We charge for the use of our washing machine and dryer. Please can our returning guests remind us to deduct 10% from your booking. Whatever you decide to do we are sure you will love this part of the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset and take home with you many special happy memories.
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    3br cottage
      Tucked away in a quiet position in the heart of Swanage, on the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, Taunton Cottage is perfectly situated only a two minute walk away from the safe, award-winning sandy beach, shops, cafĂŠs, pubs and restaurants. Built of Purbeck stone, the cottage is cosy, homely and full of character. It dates back to the18th Century and is set over three floors. The first floor has two bedrooms, one with a King size bed the other with bunk beds. The first floor bathroom has a bath with hand held shower. The second floor bedroom has a King size bed, a seating and a dressing area and a bathroom which has a large walk in-monsoon shower. The cottage is Wifi connected. It has a small outside seating area and also its own parking space (quite a rare find in Swanage). Loved by all who visit, the pretty Victorian town of Swanage has something for everyone. From families with children to couples who want to escape for a long weekend. If you are not watching Punch and Judy on the Blue Flag beach or crabbing from the Old Stone Quay, you can stroll to Durlston Country Park where you may get a glimpse of dolphins. You can also ride the Steam Train to Corfe Castle, stop off for a cream tea or visit one of the small local art galleries. From the cottage it is also easy to join in the fun of one of the town's events that take place throughout the year. These include the Carnival and Regatta Week (end of July), the Blues Festival (March and October), the Jazz Festival (July) and the Folk Festival (September).
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      2br cottage
      • Pets Allowed
      Pretty detached former cart barn on our working dairy farm halfway between Corfe Castle and Swanage, on a quiet country lane yet only 2.5 miles from the nearest beach. Graded 4 star with Visit England. Country furnishings, cosy woodburning stove and exposed Purbeck stone walls. Private parking and lawned garden with lovely views of the Purbeck countryside. No smoking. Up to 2 dogs welcome at ÂŁ25 each - must be booked in and paid for prior to arrival. Nearest pub 1.5 miles, nearest shop 1.5 miles, both in Langton Matravers. Cottage is strictly NO SMOKING.
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      3br tented camp
      • Pets Allowed
      5 large en suite safari lodge tents, each sleeping 6 on our working dairy farm. Fabulous location in a secluded field, halfway between Corfe Castle and Swanage. The farm nestles underneath Nine Barrow Down which forms part of the South West Coast Path, a superb area for keen walkers or cyclists. Tents have proper beds made up ready for your arrival, a comfy leather sofa for relaxing in front of the woodburning stove, a well equipped kitchen area with hot running water, dining table and en suite loo and shower. Totally off-grid with no electricity. Tents are lit by oil and candle lamps and cooking is done on the large woodburning stove (with oven) or outside on the large Kadai BBQ/firepit. Great for families, groups of friends or for an unusual wedding venue! Less than 3 miles (5 mins drive) from Swanage beach and less than 4 miles (10 mins drive) from Studland with its miles of sandy beach and nature reserve. A great base for exploring the delights of Purbeck or for simply relaxing on the farm, chilling out on the tent's decking, playing in the private field, collecting fresh eggs from our hens and visiting the milking cows and their calves. Up to 2 dogs welcome at ÂŁ25 each - please note that all prices quoted will assume you are bringing one dog - please ask for this charge to be taken off if you are not bringing a dog before making your booking. The Jurassic Coast with its beautiful coastline, beaches and countryside is on the doorstep. Distances to the main attractions: Swanage Steam Railway - 2.61 miles Swanage Beach - 2.86 miles Corfe Castle - 3.06 miles Studland Beach - 3.74 miles from our farm Durlston Country Park - 4.08 miles Bovington Tank Museum - 13 miles Kimmeridge Bay - 7.66 miles Lulworth Cove - 15.07 miles Monkey World - 12.67 miles Nearest pub - 1.5 miles in Langton Matravers Nearest shop - 2.61 miles in Swanage
      house
      3br house
        Kilderkin Cottage provides contemporary living in a Purbeck stone cottage. Set in a quiet conservation area its open plan and spacious rooms are newly fitted with comfortable furnishings and modern day conveniences. The cosy and welcoming 'home away from home' atmosphere is ideal for families, couples and friends at anytime of the year. Set between Corfe Castle and Swanage in the heart of the magnificent Isle of Purbeck, Kilderkin Cottage is on the edge of the pretty village of Langton Matravers, yet only a short walk from the village convenience store, post office, and local pub. The Isle of Purbeck, arguably the south coast’s “Jewel in the Crown” provides a diverse range of scenery and attractions such as pristine sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, quaint villages and pleasant seaside resorts which will appeal to all ages and interests. A 2 minute stroll from our door will take you to the footpath network that criss-crosses the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A 20 minute walk will take you to spectacular sea cliff views of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. The safe sandy beaches of Swanage or Studland Bay are only a short drive away. The more active can enjoy a round of golf, take to the water, cycle in lanes or byways while others may just wish to study the wildlife or fascinating history of the area. All in some of the best scenery you can imagine. Kilderkin Cottage is available for weekly lettings from Saturday to Saturday. Other lengths of stay are available by negotiation, October to March inclusive, subject to a 4 night minimum. The area of the Purbecks in which Kilderkin Cottage is located is a couple of miles from the seaside town of Swanage which can be easily accessed by car, bus or on foot. The cottage is also close to a network of marked footpaths offering beautiful coastal and countryside walks to local villages and places of interest. The World Heritage Jurassic Coast can be explored on foot, boat trips from Swanage Pier or Poole Quay with the more distant parts of the coast being easily accessible by car or public transport. Close by are areas of National Trust grass and heathland teeming with wild life, the famous ruins of Corfe Castle (one that Oliver Cromwell knocked about a bit!) in its' village of Purbeck stone thatched cottages, Lulworth Castle near to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, The Tank Museum and Monkey World on the way to Dorchester, local museums and activity centres. The Swanage Steam Railway offering rail trips between Swanage and Norden is a very popular attraction for visitors of all ages. A wide range of watersports are available in Swanage, Studland and Sandbanks. There are boat trips between Swanage, Poole and Bournemouth, along the Jurassic Coast and around the National Trust's Brownsea Island - where Baden-Powell founded the Scouting movement. Fishing trips can be arranged near Swanage Pier. For those who enjoy a beach life, there are wide expanses of safe and sheltered sandy beach at Swanage and Studland. Beach huts are available and both beaches are served by small cafes and toilet facilities. There is a village shop a 5 minute walk away from the cottage. Swanage has a wide range of local shops, a couple of supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, and cafes. It also has a small cinema. The bigger towns of Wareham, Poole and Bournemouth are good shopping centres with a wide range of chain stores. On-line grocery shoppers can have deliveries from a range of national supermarkets. The Purbecks are well served by a range of annual festivals including music, arts, beer and cider. Swanage has a Carnival at the end of July with a wonderful fireworks display. This is England so we cannot guarantee wall-to-wall blazing sunshine but Swanage Bay is sheltered from the extremes that the weather can throw at us and there are plenty of sunny days to deliver a healthy glow to even the fairest-skinned visitors. • Family home sleeping 6 + baby. • Newly rebuilt cottage in quiet yet very convenient location • Newly furnished and well-equipped equipped throughout. • Well presented interior offering comfortable open plan living on the ground floor incorporating living and dining areas, a kitchen and utility room. Plus a separate cloakroom. • 3 good sized double bedrooms on the first and second floors With the master bedroom having an en-suite shower room. • Spacious family bath/shower room. • Modest, grassed west facing garden and terrace with barbeque and garden furniture. • Two allocated off road parking spaces with access from garden. • Central heating, gas and electricity at no extra charge. • There is good mobile phone coverage. Smart TV, free Internet with Wi Fi. • A travel cot and high chair can be provided if required. We provide tea towels, dishcloths and bath mats but please bring your own hand and bath towels.
        house
        4br house
          You will feel very relaxed as soon as you enter, it is easy to live in this house with it's simple warm decor and comfortable spaces. Four good size bedrooms set over two floors, perfect for a family. A lovely Victorian house with sunny terrace viewing the town and bay; recently renovated. Breakfast on the terrace with sea views, a short walk to the sea down the hill, and open countryside toward Durlston - a great base for a holiday. Thank you for looking at our house, please ask us anything. We are very proud of it and are sure that you will enjoy your stay. Everything that Swanage has to offer is a short walk from the house (there is a hill) and the house retains a sense of peacefulness due to it's elevated position on a one-way residential road. The living room has plenty of comfy seating, TV, DVD, DVD's, books and coffee tables. The dining room comfortably seats 6 or 8 and is stocked with games, jigsaws and kids colouring stuff. The kitchen is well equipped to cater for a large group. It leads to a sun-room at the back which can be used as a separate sitting area, or as a place for boots and bags. At the rear of the house is a lovely sunny terrace in an elevated position with lovely views. Down some stone steps from the terrace is the basement with the washing machine, tumble drier and toilet (please note that this second toilet is accessed from the outside of the main house). The rear gate accesses the road down to the town and has an out-house containing beach equipment. The four bedrooms are split over two floors. The middle floor has the bathroom (bath with shower over); the master and the twin. On the upper level are two rooms, one twin and one bunks. Linen can be included at a small extra cost to cover laundry, please inquire when you have made your booking. Fantastic house, great location. Walk to the beach. Modern family home, feel at home straight away. Clean, comfortable unfussy accommodation offering practical living space and a sunny terrace with sea view. Buckets, toys, books, games and DVD's all available. We hope you will love the house as much as we do. Ask us anything. Liz.
          apt. / condo
          2br apt. / condo
          • Pets Allowed
          Close to Beach and main centre of the Lovely seaside resort of Swanage. Double Bedroom Apartment on second floor of small Block of 6 flats. Centre of all the Purbeck attractions. suitable for summer holidays and long weekend breaks. Local attractions include Corfe castle, steam trains and the purbeck trail 2 Bedroom sleeps 4 ( two double beds) all amenities close to beach, town centre and train station. All in few minutes walking distance. Dogs allowed.
          house
          3br house
          • Pets Allowed
          This impressive, detached barn conversion near Swanage sleeps eight people in three bedrooms. The Old Barn is an outstanding, stone-built barn conversion offering superb holiday accommodation near Swanage in Dorset. With three bedrooms including one ground floor double and two family rooms with one double and one single, this wonderful cottage sleeps eight people comfortably. There's also a ground floor wet room, a first floor bathroom, a spacious kitchen with dining area overlooked by a mezzanine landing, plus a sitting room with woodburner. Outside, there is a front gravelled area and use of the owner's field opposite the property. The Old Barn sits in a fantastic position, just 200 yards from passing steam trains, and just over 2 miles from the coast. With plenty of nearby activities, this is a superb holiday cottage for a family getaway. Amenities: Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Bike storage available on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Front gravelled area with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1.5 miles. Note: Swanage Railway line is approx. 200 yards away. Note: There is an agricultural workshop at the rear. Note: There are some external steps to access the property, but level access is also available. There are no internal steps on the ground floor. Additional amenities include: cooker. Please note the price advertised is an estimate only. Whilst we hope that this estimate is as accurate as possible, it can not be guaranteed. Rates may change depending on season, changeover day, length of stay and other considerations. Additional fees may also apply; Please contact Sykes Cottages to confirm the actual price. This impressive, detached barn conversion near Swanage sleeps eight people in three bedrooms. The Old Barn is an outstanding, stone-built barn conversion offering superb holiday accommodation near Swanage in Dorset. With three bedrooms including one ground floor double and two family rooms with one double and one single, this wonderful cottage sleeps eight people comfortably. There's also a ground floor wet room, a first floor bathroom, a spacious kitchen with dining area overlooked by a mezzanine landing, plus a sitting room with woodburner. Outside, there is a front gravelled area and use of the owner's field opposite the property. The Old Barn sits in a fantastic position, just 200 yards from passing steam trains, and just over 2 miles from the coast. With plenty of nearby activities, this is a superb holiday cottage for a family getaway. Amenities: Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Bike storage available on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Front gravelled area with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1.5 miles. Note: Swanage Railway line is approx. 200 yards away. Note: There is an agricultural workshop at the rear. Note: There are some external steps to access the property, but level access is also available. There are no internal steps on the ground floor. Additional amenities include: cooker.
          house
          4br house
            In association with Trinity House, Rural Retreats is pleased to present Rowena Cottage at Anvil Point Lighthouse. Veronica Cottage sleeps six guests and is one of two holiday cottages at the lighthouse, situated within the grounds of Durleston Country Park, approximately two miles up the hill from Swanage town centre, which offers a variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and other facilities. This holiday cottage at a glance * Sleeps six guests. * Three bedrooms, one en-suite bathroom and one bathroom. * WiFi. * A front garden area with a shared garden area (both unenclosed) to the rear. * Parking within the lighthouse grounds. * Sorry, no pets. * The lighthouse does not have a fog signal. * Please note that the water in this cottage is not suitable for drinking either hot or cold. Bottled water will be provided for you during your holiday. * Minimum of a two night stay. * Please see important information regarding this property within the Notes Tab above. Additional features * Stunning, panoramic views. * Electric wood burner, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. * TV, DVD and CD player. * Payphone. * Travel cot and highchair available on request. * Garden furniture. * Also on this site is Rowena Cottage, sleeping five guests. Attractions and nearby amenities * There is easy access to the Dorset coastline, sandy beaches and other attractions. * Visit the National Trust's historic Corfe Castle. * Enjoy a day at the beautiful Lulworth Cove. * Explore Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour. * For a great day out for the whole family visit Studland beach. * Take a trip on the Swanage Railway for a different mode of travel. For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here. In association with Trinity House, Rural Retreats is pleased to present Rowena Cottage at Anvil Point Lighthouse. Veronica Cottage sleeps six guests and is one of two holiday cottages at the lighthouse, situated within the grounds of Durleston Country Park, approximately two miles up the hill from Swanage town centre, which offers a variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and other facilities. This holiday cottage at a glance * Sleeps six guests. * Three bedrooms, one en-suite bathroom and one bathroom. * WiFi. * A front garden area with a shared garden area (both unenclosed) to the rear. * Parking within the lighthouse grounds. * Sorry, no pets. * The lighthouse does not have a fog signal. * Please note that the water in this cottage is not suitable for drinking either hot or cold. Bottled water will be provided for you during your holiday. * Minimum of a two night stay. * Please see important information regarding this property within the Notes Tab above. Additional features * Stunning, panoramic views. * Electric wood burner, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. * TV, DVD and CD player. * Payphone. * Travel cot and highchair available. * Garden furniture. * Also on this site is Rowena Cottage, sleeping five guests. Attractions and nearby amenities * There is easy access to the Dorset coastline, sandy beaches and other attractions. * Visit the National Trust's historic Corfe Castle. * Enjoy a day at the beautiful Lulworth Cove. * Explore Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour. * For a great day out for the whole family visit Studland beach. * Take a trip on the Swanage Railway for a different mode of travel. For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.
            house
            3br house
              In association with Trinity House, Rural Retreats is pleased to present Rowena Cottage at Anvil Point Lighthouse. Rowena Cottage sleeps five guests and is one of two holiday cottages at the lighthouse, situated within the grounds of Durleston Country Park, approximately two miles up the hill from Swanage town centre, which offers a variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and other facilities. This holiday cottage at a glance * Sleeps five guests. * Three bedrooms and two bathrooms. * WiFi. * A private side garden area with a shared garden area (both unenclosed) to the rear. * Parking within the lighthouse grounds (please see Notes). * One well behaved dog welcom (small additional charge). * The lighthouse does not have a fog signal. * Please note that the water in this cottage is not suitable for drinking either hot or cold. Bottled water will be provided for you during your holiday. * Minimum of a two night stay. * Please see important information regarding this property within the Notes Tab above. Additional features * Stunning, panoramic views. * Electric wood burner, electric double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer. * TV, DVD and CD player. * Payphone. * Travel cot and highchair available on request. * Garden furniture. * Also on this site is Veronica Cottage, sleeping six guests. Attractions and nearby amenities * There is easy access to the Dorset coastline, sandy beaches and other attractions. * Visit the National Trust's historic Corfe Castle. * Enjoy a day at the beautiful Lulworth Cove. * Explore Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour. * For a great day out for the whole family visit Studland beach. * Take a trip on the Swanage Railway for a different mode of travel. For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here. In association with Trinity House, Rural Retreats is pleased to present Rowena Cottage at Anvil Point Lighthouse. Rowena Cottage sleeps five guests and is one of two holiday cottages at the lighthouse, situated within the grounds of Durleston Country Park, approximately two miles up the hill from Swanage town centre, which offers a variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and other facilities. This holiday cottage at a glance * Sleeps five guests. * Three bedrooms and two bathrooms. * WiFi. * A private side garden area with a shared garden area (both unenclosed) to the rear. * Parking within the lighthouse grounds (please see Notes). * One well behaved dog is welcome. * The lighthouse does not have a fog signal. * Please note that the water in this cottage is not suitable for drinking either hot or cold. Bottled water will be provided for you during your holiday. * Minimum of a two night stay. * Please see important information regarding this property within the Notes Tab above. Additional features * Stunning, panoramic views. * Electric wood burner, electric double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer. * TV, DVD and CD player. * Payphone. * Travel cot and highchair available. * Garden furniture. * Also on this site is Veronica Cottage, sleeping six guests. Attractions and nearby amenities * There is easy access to the Dorset coastline, sandy beaches and other attractions. * Visit the National Trust's historic Corfe Castle. * Enjoy a day at the beautiful Lulworth Cove. * Explore Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour. * For a great day out for the whole family visit Studland beach. * Take a trip on the Swanage Railway for a different mode of travel. For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.
              apt. / condo
              2br apt. / condo
                Purbeck Cliffs apartment is in a very quiet , peaceful cul de sac yet only 1 mile from Swanage town centre with all its excellent local shops and restaurants and a market that takes place every Friday. The award winning blue flag beach is a safe sandy bay of approximately a mile, to swim, hire Kayaks, go fishing and enjoy. The apartment benefits from its own private pool with a slide and sun beds, sauna and snooker room to have fun or just relax. There are two large bedrooms (a twin and family) and a sun lounge with TV and DVD to just chill or play board games. We are lucky to be two minutes from the famous Jurassic Coastal Path with spectacular walks along the cliff to Dancing Ledge or Harry Rocks and the famous Studland Beach or go dolphin spotting near Durlston Lighthouse or have a coffee in the award winning Durlston Castle with its information centre and views of Durlston Bay. There are many places of interest to visit nearby including Corfe Castle, Monkey World, Arne Natural Reserve, Lulworth Castle, Sculptures on the Lake, to name but a few. Please contact the Purbeck Cliffs if enquiring about bargain breaks and availability. If not booking through the internet we can accept cheques or bank transfer. A deposit is required to confirm any booking and the balance is due 5 weeks before the holiday is taken. There will be a reduction of ÂŁ100 per week for occupancy of two people except. There are many places of interest nearby including the National Trust Corfe Castle + Studlands beautiful beach, Swanage Steam Railway, Lulworth Castle, Durdle Door, Thomas Hardyâ??s cottage, Lawrence of Arabiaâ??s cottage and memorial, Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum and for those needing retail therapy the shopping centres of Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth are all within striking distance. Swanage hosts several festivals including The Blues festival in March, the Jazz Festival in July, Purbeck and Dorset Art weeks (PAW) in May/June, Swanage Carnival (which very often includes a display by the Red Arrows) in July/August, the folk festival in September, Film festival in October and Blues /roots festival in October. There are local beer and cider festivals (The Greyhound, Corfe, The Bankes Arms, Studland, The Square and Compass, Worth Matravers). New to Swanage is the Fish Festival from 5th to 7th June. Durlston Country Park regularly organises events related to the heritage and wildlife of the Park and adjoining coast with many guided walks and has recently won awards for the £3,000,000 renovation with information centre, art exhibition area, restaurant with views over Durlston Bay.. Your own private indoor heated swimming pool, snooker room and sauna are included in this spacious ground floor 4* Gold Apartment two minutes from the famous Jurassic coastline/1 mile from Swanage Town/Beach. Over an acre of garden to relax and enjoy. Relax by the pool, play snooker with friends, sunbathe in the garden an ideal setting for families/couples.
                apt. / condo
                Excellent
                18 reviews
                2br apt. / condo
                  'Island View' offers light, spacious and newly refurbished accommodation over 2 floors with spectacular views of the coastline from all main rooms and is fully equipped for all your holiday needs. Watch the boats in the bay and the comings and goings from the pier through our quirky porthole and enjoy the early morning and summer evening sunshine as you unwind in your beautiful surroundings. Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck offer something for everyone : a blue flag award winning safe and sandy beach, walks in the rolling hills of South Dorset, dolphins swimming off the Jurassic coast, a steam railway taking trips up the valley to the historic site of Corfe Castle and a seaside town just minutes from the apartment offering shops, restaurants/pubs and a local theatre/cinema with shows and films all year round. In short , you have found the perfect place to take that much needed holiday! We can accept payments by cheque or bank transfer. Minimium 3 nights stay in the flexible periods.A refundable security deposit of ÂŁ75 to be made with the final balance payment; this to be returned to you following a satisfactory property inspection. Negotiable rates for stays of over 2weeks (high season) and special rates for over one month. Swanage is a busy little seaside town with a mile of safe and gentle shelving sandy beach (Blue Flag award in 2010), an old stone pier, a long, more recently built wooden pier, coastal footpath walks, caves, a country park, and many local shops, restaurants and pubs. Swanage and the surrounding area boasts numerous activities to take part in, just a few of these are : watersports (sailing, rowing, wind and kite surfing), scuba diving, fishing (trips leave the old stone pier for Old Harry Rocks and Durlston Bay), crabbing (just below the apartment is the best line crabbing for children and adults in the world...possibly!), beach relaxation, golf (the stunningly situated Isle of Purbeck golf course is a mere 30mins drive away), tennis and putting, cycling (cycle hire is available from a number of different outlets), walking (the SW coastal footpath runs past Swanage), birdwatching (the scenic RSPB reserve at Arne is 10 miles), horse riding, gliding, and rock climbing (outdoor and indoor). Local festivals include : Blues and Roots (March & Oct); Jazz (July); Swanage Regatta (July/Aug); Folk (Sept) and the Purbeck Arts week May/June). Other places to visit include Lulworth, Durdle Door (a naturally eroded, giant stone arch standing proudly in the sea); Clouds Hill (home of Lawrence of Arabia); Thomas Hardy's cottage (local author); Monkey World (an ape rescue centre); Farmer Palmers and Putlake Adventure Centre (places to meet the animals, see the farm working at first hand and enjoy the home-made produce); Brownsea Island (home of the beginnings of the Scouting movement and a sancturay for wildlife including the red squirrel); Bovington Tank Museum; The Blue Pool; Moors Valley Country Park (encompassing Go Ape - a high rope experience in the tree tops) and not forgetting the Steam Railway which travels up the valley to Corfe Castle and transports you back to a bygone era. Beat the holiday queues, park outside and enjoy a break in this beautiful newly refurbished top floor apartment just 5m from the shoreline with panoramic views over Swanage Bay. A wonderful retreat at anytime of the year. When everyone else has to go home, the beauty of Swange is yours to enjoy - on your doorstep!
                  house
                  Good
                  14 reviews
                  3br house
                    Bayview offers big, spacious and comfortable accommodation in a three bedroom, two lounge, four storey, Edwardian terraced house. Sleeping up to eight, it is set in a quiet road, within walking distance of the town, main blue flag award sandy beach and countryside. There are sea views from the lounge, main bedroom and twin bedroom. New for Spring 2016- new window in top room to maximise sea view. There is a local convenience store a couple of minutes away and pub. You can walk toTownsend Nature Reserve and footpaths lead to Durlston Country Park with the globe and Tilly Whim lighthouse. You can walk via the mill pond into the town where there is a choice of cafes,restaurants and pubs along with the pier, lifeboat station and museum. From the town you can visit Corfe castle on the steam railway or in summer catch an open top bus to Studland and walk back, Includes gas and electricityÂŁ25 Discount for 2 week bookings.Please enquire for short break prices or see (website: hidden) Park the car up for the week and you can walk from Bayview to the town, beach, pier, Old Harry, Studland and to the local Townsend nature reserve - great for hide n seek - and to Durlston country park with its globe and Tilly Whim Lighthouse. Take the steam railway to Corfe Castle, hire bikes, catch the open top in the summer to Studland. Swanage is served by buses to Wareham, Bournemouth and Poole. The Mowlem theatre in Swanage present films and shows while the British Legion holds various events. Swanage has a programme of local music often held in pubs in Swanage. A comedy festival now runs in Swanage. Further afield: Monkey World, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, Bovington tank museum, Brownsea island, Weymouth are just a few of the options. There is a list of ideas at Bayview. Activities near Swanage Sports:Tennis in town Watersports-coasteering, sailing Diving Horse Riding available at Studland Golf courses at nearby Sudland and Wareham Fishing Segway Climbing Cycle-bike hire locally available Take a day trip to the Channel Islands. EVENTS;- Swanage has two blues festivals in March and October with free admision, a jazz festival in July along with a carnival and regatta, folk festival in September, A Swanage and purbeck walking festival, a wildflower week, Purbeck film festival in October. At Swanage railway there are steam and diesel galas, Santa specials. Swanage European blue flag beach 2014
                    cottage
                    Excellent
                    11 reviews
                    1br cottage
                      This ground-floor cottage offers a typical English seaside holiday in a famous area of natural beauty, preserved by the National Trust , also known as the Jurassic coast of Dorset - mostly cliff and open countryside. It is best suited for walks, sightseeing excursions, safe bathing on sandy beaches, golfing, rock climbing, fishing, scuba diving and other water sports. But Swanage and its surroundings are also rich in history from Celtic hill forts, Saxon walls, Norman castles to World War II installations. This was also the home of the famous English poet and novelist, Thomas Hardy, and the villages and towns, the hills and heathlands are rich in associations with his writings..The cottage is available in the summer months on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday,. A chief attraction is its location in the very heart of Swanage right on top of the beach, public transport, shops, pubs and restaurants, so you can can easily do without a car, though private parking is available. Payment by Cheque, Bank Transfer, in advance. non-refundable £100 deposit required. The balance of hiring charge is due be paid 2 WEEKS before your holiday commences without further reminder. Cheques payable to: Ian Lowson or -Bank transfer; to our Barclays Bank account. Order payable to: Ian Lowson a/c 50409243 using the Bank Sort Code 20-68-79 Durlston Castle - Jurassic Coast exhibition. Durlston Country Park - ecological and geological exhibits. Swanage Steam Railway - excursions to Harmon's Cross and Corfe. Lighthouse and Tilly Whim quarry. Casino and Funworld Amusement Arcade. Boat excursions, Fishing, Horse riding, Scuba diving, Rock climbing, golf, tennis, etc. Swanage Carnival and Regatta and numerous other events such as fetes, fireworks and music festivals in July, August and September
                      apt. / condo
                      Excellent
                      5 reviews
                      1br apt. / condo
                        This first-floor cottage offers a real experience of England and a typical English seaside holiday in a famous area of natural beauty, preserved by the National Trust, also known as the Jurassic coast of Dorset - consisting mostly of cliff and open countryside. It is best suited for walks, sightseeing excursions, literary associations, safe bathing on sandy beaches, golfing, rock climbing, fishing, scuba diving and other water sports. But Swanage and its surroundings are also rich in history from Celtic hill forts, Saxon walls, Norman castles to World War II installations. This was also the home of the famous English poet and novelist, Thomas Hardy, and the villages and towns, the hills and heathlands are rich in associations with his writings..The cottage is available in the summer months on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday. A chief attraction is its location in the very heart of Swanage right on top of the beach, public transport, shops, pubs and restaurants, so you can can easily do without a car, though private parking is available. Please note that in the apartment the ensuite bathroom has a shower but no bathtub. Payment by Cheque, Bank Transfer, in advance. non-refundable ÂŁ100 deposit required. The balance of hiring charge is due be paid 2 WEEKS before your holiday commences without further reminder. Durlston Castle - Jurassic Coast exhibition.Durlston Country Park - ecological and geological exhibits.Swanage Steam Railway - excursions to Harmon's Cross and Corfe,the.Lighthouse and Tilly Whim quarry.Casino and Funworld Amusement Arcade.Boat excursions, Fishing, Horse riding, Scuba diving, Rock climbing, golf, tennis, etc.Swanage Carnival and Regatta and numerous other events such as fetes, fireworks and music festivals in July, August and September
                        apt. / condo
                        Excellent
                        17 reviews
                        3br apt. / condo
                          2 Quayside Court is right on the water front of Swanage Bay with stunning views overlooking Old Harry Rocks and Swanage Bay. It is a 3 bedroomed 1st floor flat which comfortably sleeps 6, there is one family bathroom with a bath and shower over the bath and there is an extra WC. There is an allocated parking space just outside the door and the flat is situated very close (walking distance) to Swanage beach and the town centre. Swanage is a great holiday destination for all ages, there is something for everyone. It is a gateway to the fascinating World Heritage Jurassic Coast, has a famous steam railway providing regular trips to Corfe Castle and is surrounded by beautiful Purbeck countryside (much written about by Enid Blyton). There are sandy beaches, crabbing off Stone Quay, which is right outside the flat, or stroll along the restored pier. Swanage is also full of great places to eat, from cafes to fine dining, a few of these will be listed on my website. There is an interesting selection of shops, but also lots of great facilities including pitch and putt, boat trips, scuba diving, tennis courts, theatre/cinema pedalo hire and the traditional Punch & Judy shows on the beach! The flat's convenient location means it's right on hand for all the attractions. We have WIFI with talktalk. Please message me through this website if you would like to ask any questions. We are not allowed to give out any personal contact details until a deposit has been paid. There are two double bedrooms and a bunk bedroom. Please note the Balcony/Terrace is actually on the ground floor although the flat is located on the first floor. This holiday let is Friday-Friday. Last minute short breaks will be considered, please email/call me for details. Spectacular 3 Bedroomed Flat om the seafrtont of Swanage Bay. There is an allocated secure parking space as well as a garage. If you would like use of the garage please let us know when booking. We can arrange for bed linen and towels to be within the property and an additional cost.
                          townhouse
                          3br townhouse
                            A Victorian Townhouse just 200m from an award winning sandy beach and on the popular Exeter Road. Accommodation is over three floors. The entrance hallway has the original tiled floor which leads to a downstairs shower room. The living/dining room is fully equipped with TV, DVD player and ipod docking station. We have lots of books and games for you to enjoy. The kitchen is well equipped and leads out to a small courtyard. A double and a twin bedroom can be found on the first floor and a further double and family bathroom on the second floor. A shower room and toilet is also available on the ground floor which is great for cleaning up the kids following a day at the beach! Swanage is a traditional seaside town for all the family with safe swimming and Punch and Judy shows in the summer months. There is a childrens playground, crazy golf, rides and amusement park within easy walk of the beach. Swanage also has excellent tennis, bowls and there is a large pitch and putt golf area in the town. Some the events taking place in Swanage this year: Swanage Walking Festival Purbeck Arts Week Festival Swanage Jazz Festival Swanage Carnival Week Swanage Lifeboat Week Swanage Folk Festival Swanage Blues Festival Changeover on weekly bookings is a Saturday Access is from 4pm on arrival day to 10am on departure day Short breaks are available outside of school holidays on request Bed linen and towels included as well as gas and electricity As part of the Jurassic Coast and so close to both Swanage beach and Sandbanks / Studland beach it is a perfect place to stay. Swanage has so much to offer all ages with plenty of walks, beautiful beaches and places to explore. Take a steam train to Corfe Castle Visit nearby Lulworth Cove A day trip to Bournemouth / Weymouth / Brownsea Island Play crazy golf Visit one of the local parks Play pitch and putt Golf at Isle of Purbeck Golf Club (rated in the top 100 courses in the UK) A game of tennis A fishing trip from the pier Take one of the many cycle trails in the local area Take the kids to Farmer Palmers or Monkey World as a special treat or simply relax on the beach with a great book All of this, and more, isnt far away which makes Swanage a great location to be.
                            apt. / condo
                            Excellent
                            21 reviews
                            2br apt. / condo
                              29 The Haven is a lovely apartment with attractive features arranged on three floors with curved staircases and the living area at the top. There are spectacular sea views from the sun terrace and sitting room. The Haven is situated at the quieter end of Swanage by Peveril Point. It's still only a two minute walk into the heart of Swanage. The Haven comfortably sleeps 6 within two bedrooms and has two allocated parking spaces outside the front door. Swanage is a great holiday destination for all ages, there is something for everyone. It is a gateway to the fascinating World Heritage Jurassic Coast, has a famous steam railway providing regular trips to Corfe Castle and is surrounded by beautiful Purbeck countryside (much written about by Enid Blyton). There are sandy beaches, crabbing off Stone Quay, strolls along the restored pier, incredible coastal walks to Durlston and Old Harry. Swanage is also full of great places to eat, from cafes to fine dining, a few of these will be listed on my website. There is an interesting selection of shops, but also lots of great facilities including pitch and putt, boat trips, scuba diving, tennis courts, theatre/cinema pedalo hire and the traditional Punch & Judy shows on the beach! The apartment's convenient location means it's right on hand for all the attractions with little need for a car. Both bedrooms have king size double beds and one room also has bunk beds. Both rooms have en suite bathrooms and there is also an additional toilet on the ground floor. Please message me through this website if you would like to ask any questions. We are not allowed to give out any personal contact details until a deposit has been paid. This holiday let is Friday-Friday. Last minute short breaks will be considered, please email/call me for details. 07764741699 (email: hidden)
                              caravan/mobile home
                              Excellent
                              22 reviews
                              2br caravan/mobile home
                              • Pets Allowed
                              My home is located within Swanage Coastal Park with stunning views to the Purbeck Hills and Swanage Bay. The town centre and sandy beach is approximately one mile away. The scenic Swanage Steam Railway is a lovely way to visit Corfe Castle. There are also many coastal walks to enjoy. There's a children's play park located on site. Approx. 3min walk away, the neighbouring site has a clubhouse with bar, restaurant, indoor swimming pool and gym. (a fee is required for gym and pool) The home comprises of one double bedroom with double wardrobe and drawers, dressing table with mirror and shaving point. The twin room has a wardrobe, cupboard and ample shelf space. The shower room is spacious with wc and basin. The fitted and well equipped kitchen has a larder fridge, ice maker, gas cooker and microwave as well as many other utensils. The comfortable living area has ample sofa seating for six guests. There's a dining table and coffee table, gas fire and flat screen tv with freeview, dvd and usb port. The home has the benefits of double glazing and central heating throughout. The outside has car parking, a storage unit and patio. The sun trapped patio has a table with four chairs, parasol and of course a bar-b-q.Although duvets, pillows, mattress and pillow protectors are supplied, you will need to bring your own covers, sheets, pillow slips, towels and tea towels.Short breaks are available. Please ask for a quote. PRICES HAVE BEEN FROZEN FOR 2016!! Child and pet friendly. High chair and cot by request. No smoking inside home. Stunning views to hills and bay. Picturesque nearby villages. Gateway to Jurassic coast. Steam train dining. Friendly, helpful staff at site office. Full week: Saturday to SaturdayHalf week: Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday
                              house
                              Nice
                              2 reviews
                              3br house
                                House Details We offer our 3 bedroom house for holiday lets in Swanage. The house is a 5 minute flat walk to swanage town and Beach. Some the events taking place in Swanage this year: Swanage/perbeck Walking Festival – 19th sep -27 th sep 2015 Purbeck Arts Week Festival – 23rd may - 7th June 2015 Swanage Jazz Festival – 10th. - 12th July 2015 Swanage Carnival Week – 25th July -1st Aug 2015 Swanage Folk Festival - 11th september. -13th september2015 Swanage Blues Festival - 1st october - 4th October 2015 The house has the following; Sitting Room. 2 x Leather Sofa's - 1 is a double Sofa Bed 1 x Smaller Sofa 32" TV with Freeview and built in DVD Lamp Coffee Table 3x Bean Bags Dining Room Glass dining table with 8 Leather back Chairs Kitchen Fridge Freezer Microwave Full Oven Dishwasher Washing Machine Kettle Toaster Full crockery & cutlery Garden Table & Chairs Bench BBQ Out Side Tap Outside Toilet children's Table and Chairs Buckets and Spades Crab lines Bedroom 1 Single Bed TV and DVD Player Wardrobe Bedside Table Lamp Alarm Clock Bedroom 2 Bunk Beds Single Bed TV with DVD Built in Wardrobes Bedroom 3 Double Bed Built in wardrobes and over bed storage Chest of Drawers vanity unit with sink TV with DVD and Freeview Dimming lights Over bed Lights. There is also a small guest bed avaliable to put up in any of the rooms Bedroom 4. This is now locked due to refurbishment. Bathroom Toilet Bath Over Bath Shower Sink No stag or hen parties or groups of adults under the age of 25 We don't have any stair gates but please feel free to bring your own if u have pressure gates We don't allow smoking in our house but outside ashtrays are provided We welcome all well behaved dogs all we ask is that u please clean up after them :-) Linen and towels are not provided so please bring your own Please respect our neighbours Please leave the house as you would wish to find it Things To do Swanage has a beautiful Jurassic Coast line, there are some amazing views across the water to the Isle of wight and the most amazing views over the bay from old harry Rocks and Dulston nature reserve. When you have seen the beautiful coast line why not go an relax on the beach, main beach has all the amemties like shops, bars, restaurants, cafe's, coffee shops, ice cream stalls, fresh fish and arcades. If you fancy a quiet sunbath and dip head up to North beach, past the beach huts you will find a quiet relaxed, beach. You can take a stroll along the Swanage Pier for a spot of fishing or maybe a trial dive, have a go in the old penny arcade and stop for a cream tea. Take a walk up to Dulston country park and nature reserve for a lovely walk and pop into their visitor centre, you may even spot one of the swanage dolphins. Fishing and other trips also available from the stone Key. Crab catching, always a favourite with the children, get some practise in so you can win the crab catching competition during Swanage Carnival! Steam train – runs daily or just pop into the carriage cafĂŠ to have a look at them, also dinner and dine trains run but pre booking is required. Arcades, there is a small one by the stone key and larger one with a coffee shop by the beach front. There is a small fun fair just above the big arcade on the sea front, located next to it is a children's park. There are lots of bars and restaurants in the town. If you fancy a drive out of town there is loads to do with in a 30 minute drive of swanange including to name a few, corfe castle, corfe model village, Blue pool, Pool Key, baiter park, poole, has ice skating and boat hire, Tower park has bowling, soft play centre, cinema and lots more. Bournemouth has a long sandy beach a pier full of fun, a hot air balloon and fun in the park all summer long. Adventure wonderland is near Bournemouth airport and is a great day out with the children with lots of rides and an indoor play centre. Weymouth is also worth a visit with a fun sea life centre and the new sea life tower. There is a Tank museum and Monkey world in bovington. Lulworth cove is very beautiful and has some fantastic walks and scenery. Swanage itself has much to see and do, with its award winning beaches, good shopping facilities; Cliff Walks up to Durlston and the visitor centre - try and spot a dolphin!
                                apt. / condo
                                2br apt. / condo
                                  Fab ground floor apartment in North Swanage, 100m from Burlington Chine and safe sandy beach. Contemporary & chic, converted from the bar of The Chines hotel dating back to 1898. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge/dining room with bright bay window & kitchen. Own parking space. Beds made up for you on arrival. WIFI installed.
                                  apt. / condo
                                  Excellent
                                  20 reviews
                                  2br apt. / condo
                                    A light and sunny apartment situated on the upper ground floor of Osborne House, a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian house. The apartment has views of the Pier and Downs and is less than 100 metres from the seafront and old stone quay. It is ideally placed for lazing on Swanage's award-winning sandy beach or taking invigorating walks along the Jurassic coast. The accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin), bathroom with shower over bath, kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, fridge with ice box, microwave and washing machine, sitting room with TV, DVD, CD/radio and a selection of books, DVDs and CDs. It is comfortably furnished with seating for four, a dining table to seat four, and a huge bay window from which to enjoy the views. The rooms are light and airy with high ceilings and tall windows. The apartment also benefits from a communal garden at the rear of the property, and one allocated parking space. Duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels are all provided. The apartment has free Wi-Fi. The apartment is fully booked for 2016 but bookings now being taken for April-September 2017. Short breaks (min. 3 nights) considered outside high season. NB: There are steps up to the front door of Osborne House, and so the apartment is not ideally suited to those who have difficulty with stairs or for very young children.
                                    apt. / condo
                                    1br apt. / condo
                                      This Top-floor apartment offers a real experience of England and a typical English seaside holiday in a famous area of natural beauty, preserved by the National Trust, also known as the Jurassic coast of Dorset - consisting mostly of cliff and open countryside. It is best suited for walks, sightseeing excursions, literary associations, safe bathing on sandy beaches, golfing, rock climbing, fishing, scuba diving and other water sports.This part of Dorset is also rich in history from Celtic hill forts, Saxon walls, Norman castles to World War II installations. Dorset was also the home of the famous English poet and novelist, Thomas Hardy, and the villages and towns, the hills and heathlands are rich in associations with his writings..The apartment is available in the summer months on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday. A chief attraction is its location in the very heart of Swanage right on top of the beach,which can be glimpsed, 100 yards away from the front windows. Public transport, shops, pubs and restaurants are just outside the door, so you can can easily do without a car, though secure parking is available. Durlston Castle - Jurassic Coast exhibition. Durlston Country Park - ecological and geological exhibits. Swanage Steam Railway - excursions to Harmon's Cross and Corfe. Lighthouse and Tilly Whim quarry. Casino and Funworld Amusement Arcade. Boat excursions, Fishing, Horse riding, Scuba diving, Rock climbing, golf, tennis, etc. Swanage Carnival and Regatta and numerous other events such as fetes, fireworks and music festivals in July, August and September
                                      house
                                      2br house
                                        Our house is situated right in the heart of Swanage. The location is perfect for enjoying all the fun of the Seaside town of Swanage wether you want to have a beach holiday or explore the beautiful countryside and famous Jurassic coast that is all within walking distance We have two bedrooms, one with King size bed and one with two twins that can be pushed together. From the front bedroom there are doors to the roof terrace where you can sit and watch the activity on the High Street or sit quietly and relax. Downstairs there is a large room with a comfortable sitting area at one end that includes a double sofa-bed, and an eating area at the other with room for up to eight. The kitchen is equipment with everything you are likely to need. Most importantly the house benefits from a dedicated parking space in a private courtyard to the rear. Swanage is a lovely seaside town, with a main beach designed specifically for families with children offering the traditional pleasures of a seaside holiday. Further along the beach there are wilder parts where other water sports are available such as jet skiing. There are thriving rowing and sailing clubs, and if all that activity is too much you can while away the hours crabbing with lines - usually a big hit with the very young. Swanage works hard to give you a good time and there are many organised events and festivals, Check on line for the festival dates - the Literary festival, Arts festival, Jazz festival, Blues festival and Folk Festival are all hugely popular events. Throughout the year there is plenty to do and when it all gets too much you stroll across the downs and stare dreamily across to the Isle of Wight or Bournemouth, and if you are really lucky you might even get to see Dolphins swimming in the bay. Just a short walk through the shopping street takes you to the station where you can get on a Steam train to Corfe to visit the ruins and enjoy a fabulous cream tea in one of the excellent cafes Our house is located right in the heart of it all! Swanage benefits from a great selection of shops, all just a short walk from the House. Within two or three minutes you can reach lots of good places to eat including traditional English Pub food, great fish and chips, seafood, fine dining and even Indian, Chinese and Greek A great base for families looking for a seaside holiday or cyclists, rock climbers, walkers and fossil hunters who want to explore the seaside town of Swanage A comfortable house with dedicated parking and easy access to shops, pubs, restaurants, beach and Downs. Rental includes bedding and towels (not beach towels), well equipped kitchen. Unlimited WiFi, Smart TV.
                                        cottage
                                        Excellent
                                        3 reviews
                                        2br cottage
                                          Anchor Cottage is a detached cottage with lovely views to the Purbeck Hills. It is situated on the northern edge of Swanage a small friendly town, situated between land and sea, heathland and forest Anchor Cottage is ideally situated for family holidays. Well equipped, central heating, off road parking, wifi. front and rear gardens - a stream runs through the rear garden with views to the Purbeck hills. Swanage offers plenty of watersports activities for all the family, safe beaches for swimming with kayaks and pedaloes for hire. But for the more adventurous escorted kayaking along the coast, snorkelling, rock climing and coasteering. Ideal walking and cycling, Jazz,Blues and Folk Festivals throughout the year. A spectacular carnival and firework display.A scenic ride to Corfe Castle on the steam railway from Swanage, or golf at the Isle of Purbeck golf club. Visit the Jurassic coast information center at Durlston country park and walk some of the spectacular jurassic coast to the lighthouse. There are many other places to visit including the picturesque Corfe Castle with its medieval castle , the market town of Wareham on the river Frome. Studland Bay with miles of beautiful beaches and Old Harry Rocks a scenic coastal area and one to walk to from the Cottage, perhaps with a pub lunch before you return by bus.
                                          Bedroom
                                          Bedroom
                                          • Wifi
                                          • Pets Allowed
                                          • Breakfast
                                          The SpacePrivate, self-contained, own access, garden studio space with double bedroom (twin beds upon request), extra single fold-up bed for additional adult or child, small breakfast space with all amenities, including microwave, for a cereal and toast breakfast and large bathroom in a private house situated on a hill above Swanage looking down on the town with glorious views of Harry Rocks, the bay and Purbeck Hills. When available, guests are welcome to use the table and chairs on the veranda, via the outside stairs, for an early evening drink or breakfast to enjoy the wonderful views. The walk to town is an approximate five minute walk via Drummond Road - (please use the rear gate at the bottom of the garden to avoid the un-made road). The walk back is steep, so will possibly take longer on the way back up the hill, depending upon your fitness! The double bedroom includes TV and Ethernet connections, bedside cabinets, a wardrobe, chest of drawers and a settee. There is a reasonable Wifi connection in the breakfast room - we live in an unreliable internet signal area and Wifi is not available in the bedroom and sometimes unreliable throughout the house The private bathroom is large with towels, soap, shampoo and conditioner supplied. It has a bath, electric shower, sink and toilet. The breakfast room includes a table and chairs, microwave, kettle, toaster, large fridge, our personal washer and dryer (the latter two items can both be utilised upon request for an additional fee), a sink unit and drainer and cupboard with extra cutlery and crockery. A simple, help-yourself breakfast is provided including fresh bread, cereals, fruit juice, jams, marmalade, peanut butter, marmite with milk and butter in the fridge. Soya milk and dairy-free spread can also be available upon request. Please note, the space is not a fully equipped kitchen for cooking, although a microwave is supplied. If guests should require the loan of other crockery or cutlery please ask us. Any other items not supplied that would assist guests, please don't hesitate to ask and we shall loan these if we have them (for example: an iron, ironing board and hairdryer ). Guest AccessPlease ring the bell at our front door when arriving and we will show you around to the back of the house where the Studio entrance is. If, for any reason, self check-in is required, we shall provide you with full details. Your ETA, if you plan to arrive after 4pm, is useful for us to either ensure we are in to receive you or to enable us to provide you with self check-in details. Any other arrival requirements can be discussed in advance - we shall try to be flexible. Parking is available at the front of the house on Salisbury Road. This cannot be guaranteed at certain times of the year or in the evenings and early mornings with residents commuting and extra people staying in the street. There are other roads nearby which are free to park in. Interaction with GuestsWe live above the accommodation which has it's own front access. Please don't hesitate to contact us either by knocking on our front door, ringing the bell or by text if you would like help and recommendations during your stay. We shall respect your privacy if we don't hear from you. We may access the Studio's breakfast room during your stay if longer than two nights to use washer/dryer facilities if required. The NeighborhoodThe situation of our property is on a hill above Swanage offering stunning views of both Swanage bay, the Purbeck Hills, Harry Rocks, Bournemouth - and the Isle of Wight on a clear day! Durlston Castle is in walking distance along the coastal path with it's own stunning views - a nice place for lunch where dogs are welcome, offering some interesting information about the area and the Jurassic Coast. Swanage beach and quay are a short walk away down the hill and The Swanage Steam Railway is in town near the bus station and the Coop supermarket. Budgens is another supermarket in the main Station Road with a lot of local produce and both offer ready microwave meals should you wish to eat in during the evening. There are many lovely walks (see our book in the studio), horse-riding on the beach in Studland, unique pubs in the surrounding areas and easy access by road to Worth Matravers, Kingston, Wareham, Bovington, Dorchester, Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth as well as boat rides along the Jurassic Coast Line. The historic Corfe Castle is a must to visit, especially for Enid Blyton lovers (Corfe Castle is her Kirrin Castle brought to life in the Famous Five books!) as are other parts of beautiful Dorset with its many sights, historic properties and attractions for all. Kingston Lacy was the home of the Bankes family who lived in Corfe Castle until Cromwell ordered its destruction, both now owned by the National Trust. Kingston Lacy House is near Wimborne Minster, about a 40 minute drive from Swanage and Corfe Castle a 15 minute drive from Swanage towards Wareham or a lovely steam train ride from Swanage Railway Station. Getting AroundThere are some bus routes which can be taken from Swanage Station: the No 50 bus goes to Bournemouth Town Centre via Studland across the Swanage Chain Ferry, on through Canford Cliffs and West Cliff; the No 40 goes to Poole via Kingston, Corfe Castle and Wareham. There are other seasonal routes to Dorchester and Weymouth via Wool and Bovington. We have a convenient taxi rank also situated at the railway station (see card in the studio). Car hire services will be found by searching for them on the internet. The Swanage Steam Railway offers frequent trips to Norden via Corfe Castle and back, including dinner trips in the evenings during the high seasons. Boat trips along the Jurassic coast line from Swanage Pier run regularly during the summer season and we are lucky enough to have trips on the Waverley Steam Ship to Poole, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight seasonally. All information concerning these trips can be found on Swanage Pier. Swanage has a Tourist Information Centre along the beach road, facing the sea and a Heritage Centre right in the square at the bottom of Taunton Road which offers much more information and details of other attractions and trips and in the Heritage Centre, videos and information about this whole area. Other Things to NoteWe have two cats and two dogs whom you may hear from time to time in the garden and running around upstairs! Scamp, the little white dog, barks his greetings rather enthusiastically just to get a stroke or two and, of course, to do his job protecting us, while the larger, younger dog, Zucci, might ask you to throw a ball for her and play incessantly, given half a chance! We shall respect your wishes if you'd rather not have them around and, of course, make efforts to keep the noise down! This is an old house, however, so it is difficult to avoid some upstairs noise. We have two cats: Chester, the black and white cat and Pidgin, the ginger and white cat. There is a cat flap in the studio's main door, but this is locked and the cats are used to accessing our home via the upstairs doors. If they should try and enter or succeed in entering via an open window, they are very friendly and won't mind being picked up and put outside again!
                                          Bedroom
                                          Bedroom
                                          • Wifi
                                          • Pets Allowed
                                          • Breakfast
                                          • Parking
                                          The SpaceThe double bedroom is warm, comfortable and pleasantly decorated offering a super view of Swanage Bay and the Purbeck Hills. It is on the first floor of our home with the shared bathroom situated one step down from the landing. A night light supports easy access to the bathroom. The bathroom includes a new shower unit, washbasin and toilet for guests' use. We use this facility very early ourselves, ensuring it is clean and left available for guests by 8.00 am. If, however, you need to use it earlier, please let us know - we are very flexible. There is another loo downstairs situated to the right of the front door as you face it. The bedroom incorporates a wardrobe, chest of drawers, two bedside cabinets with lamps, an upright chair, a blanket box with extra blankets and a stool to position a small suitcase upon. There is a mirror over the fireplace. If you would like to borrow a hairdryer, iron and ironing board, please ask. Teas and instant coffee facilities are also be provided in the room. Guest AccessOn arrival, we will give you a key to our front door and a tour of the space available to you and help with any information we can provide to make your stay comfortable. You will have access to our kitchen/diner for breakfast where a range of cereals, fresh bread, tea, coffee, milk, butter, spreads and fruit will be provided for you to help yourselves with use of the toaster, kettle and a fridge space for any personal food items you may bring with you. We have a lovely veranda, accessible from our kitchen/diner, with a corner table and chairs for guests to use to enjoy their morning breakfast - a lovely place to sit in warm weather to savour the wonderful views of the hills and the bay. This may be shared with guests who stay in our Garden Studio Flat, so first come, first served! Interaction with GuestsDuring your stay, we will respect your privacy to come and go as you please and encourage you to make yourselves feel at home. Breakfast will be laid out in the morning with all facilities provided to help yourself to. We will always enjoy chatting to get to know you as much or as little as you are comfortable with. Should you need any help/have any queries we will be on hand and happy to help! The NeighborhoodWe are situated on a hill above the Swanage Bay, about 5 minutes walk down to the centre of town. The walk back may take a bit longer as it's uphill! There are a number of restaurants and pubs in town and the Mowlem Theatre offers cinema as well as other ad hoc shows performed by professionals on tour or local amateur groups. This is situated next to the town end of the beach. There are other villages surrounding Swanage worth a trip to see with their own pubs and restaurants. Getting AroundWe are close to town where there are buses running to Poole and Bournemouth on a regular basis. The Bus No. 40 goes through Kingston, Corfe Castle and Wareham on its way to Poole. The Bus No. 50 travels through Ulwell and Studland, over the Swanage Ferry to Sandbanks, Canford Cliffs and Westbourne before arriving in Bournemouth Town Centre, near both the shopping centre and beaches. We have a taxi rank at the Swanage Railway Station, telephone details of, including other taxi services will be sent to you in our booking confirmation message. The Swanage Railway may be of interest to steam railway enthusiasts and everyone can enjoy trips to Norden, via Corfe Castle and back. At certain time of the year, reserved supper is an option on the train. It is also popular to take the train to Corfe Castle in the evening to try out the pubs there, catching the return service at the end of the evening - timetables are available at the station. Other Things to NoteOur little fluffy white dog, Scamp, gets very excited and dog-chatty when meeting and greeting new friends, so please bare with him! The other dog, Zucci, will offer you a toy to play with and love to give you a hug if allowed!! The two cats, black & white Chester and ginger and white Pidgin, usually keep themselves to themselves, but like to wander around and might steal a moment in your room if you leave your door ajar!
                                          Home/Apartment
                                          1br Home/Apartment
                                          • Pets Allowed
                                          The SpaceQuirky top floor double bedroom flat in the heart of downtown Swanage. Comfortable lounge with designer sofa futon bed for 2 people and a new bathroom. The kitchen is fully stocked for cooking but being so close to all the great cafes and Restaurants I don't think it gets a lot of use. Guest AccessAccess is from a key safe and with free roadside parking out front all day which is very rare for Central Swanage. Interaction with GuestsI will send you a welcome email a few weeks before your stay which details access and everything you need for an enjoyable stay with local tips and places to go. Outside of these communications I am available for any other questions you may have. The NeighborhoodThere are so many great little boutique shops, craftsman, great chocolate makers and not to mention all the pubs within a few mins selling local craft ales. Getting AroundParking is on the road, opposite the property and it is best to get there either early in the day or late, whilst quieter. Or there is parking at the top of hill. Walking is best from the property and the coastal path north towards Old Harry Rocks. Or south around Dalston along to Langton Matravers and the must-visit pub, the Square & Compass which made it into the Guardian's top 25 pubs of the year a few years back. Other Things to NoteMust visits are Corfe Castle, Kingston for lunch and over to Langton Matravers to our favourite pub, the Square & Compass which made it into the Guardian's top 25 pubs of the year a few years back. Take a walk down to Dancing Ledge, followed by a scrumpy cider at the pub after.
                                          Home/Apartment
                                          4br Home/Apartment
                                          • Wifi
                                          • Pets Allowed
                                          • Parking
                                          The SpaceAs you enter the house we have a large tiled entrance area for muddy walking boots, buckets and spades or prams! Off this is the lounge with 40" TV ( BT Sport) and an open fire, ideal for autumn/ winter breaks. The kitchen is large and has a long table seating 10 set into the window seat. French doors lead you to the garden which is enclosed, private and south facing . The utility room has a washing machine and tumble dryer.Our house has great sleeping space ( with thick walls) . On the first floor is the master king size with ensuite shower and a lovely double aspect twin bedroom with adjacent family bathroom. The wide landing and stairs take you up to the top floor with a twin bedroom with ensuite shower and another twin with a sink. All the bedrooms are large and the twins can be pushed together. Guest AccessThe house is all yours for your stay and our housekeepers are close by should you need help. One well behaved dog can stay by arrangement but must be kept downstairs. Interaction with GuestsI provide my mobile number and can be contacted anytime The NeighborhoodThe house is in a quiet street but a few minutes from the sandy beach, beach bars, pub/ restaurants, gym and the south west coast path. 1/2 mile along the beach brings you to Swanage town centre. Getting AroundYou don't need a car when your here if you enjoy the beach and walking ( the open top bus to Bournemouth stops at the end of the road and the steam train to Corfe. We have 2 carpark spaces off road. Other Things to NoteBedding and towels are provided but please bring beach towels. Weekly bookings are Friday-Friday. For short breaks (3 or 4 days) start on Fridays or Monday's
                                          Home/Apartment
                                          2br Home/Apartment
                                          • Wifi
                                          • Pets Allowed
                                          • Parking
                                          The SpaceThe living space comprises an open plan kitchen living room. The kitchen has a dishwasher, full size fridge and freezer, microwave, gas oven and hob. There is a washing machine and laundry airer at the property plus iron and half size ironing board. The living area has two sofas, dining table and 5 chairs, bookcase with a large selection of DVD's and books. There is a DVD player and 36 inch television which has BT TV with over 100 freeview channels to watch, pause and rewind, plus Netflix and BT Sport. There is wifi throughout the apartment. The main bedroom has a wardrobe, large chest of drawers, bedside tables and an en-suite with shower and large window with view over Swanage bay. The second bedroom has a solid built oak triple bunk, with full size double bed at the bottom, a single above and 2 large drawers underneath. Also a large oak chest of drawers and hanging space. Both bedrooms have blackout blinds, stereo radio alarm clocks with 2 USB phone charging points/phone connectivity and views out towards the countryside. The family bathroom has a large double ended bath and separate spacious shower. Directly outside the front door is a shingle garden with table and 5 chairs including parasol. Allocated off road parking is just metres away. Guest AccessYou will have sole occupancy of the entire 2 bed, 2 bathroom apartment. Interaction with GuestsI'm at the end of an e-mail or text if there are any questions and queries regarding the property or local area and a direct number if an emergency with the apartment. The NeighborhoodThe Ridge is in a peaceful residential area just minutes from the coastal path, with a breathtaking first view across the bay. Just a 800 metre stroll downhill and you'll be in the midst of the busy coastal and holiday town and alongside the beach. A 5 minute walk in the other direction and you're in Durlston Country Park which opens up to you miles of Dorset coast walks. I love that I can walk my dog to the downs crossing less than 100 metres of tarmac from leaving the front door. If I go out to the coastal path within 15 minutes I'm at my favourite spot, Durlston Castle, for either coffee or lunch and as it's dog friendly, my Labrador settles down to watch the world go by whilst I continue to be mesmorised by the view. Getting AroundIf you've brought too much shopping or simply don't fancy the walk back up to Durlston Rd, May to September there is a hopper bus that runs from various points in the town and has a stop just 100 metres from the house. There are buses connecting Swanage to both Wareham and Poole, where train connections can be made across the country. There is also of course the wonderful steam train that connects Swanage to Corfe Castle and Norden with various stops in between. This is a great way of expanding your options for day walks. Other Things to NoteBring your own towels, bed and kitchen linen provided. The property is gas central heated, double glazed and there is wifi throughout. 1 dedicated off-street parking space right by the flat entrance plus ample street parking. The accommodation is on the first floor with access via a staircase. Suggested walks are detailed in the Welcome Folder, as well as a wide variety of dog friendly cafes and restaurants. Short breaks available off season. Love Cake in the town can provide evening meals, hampers and welcome packs (milk, eggs, sausages etc) to be waiting for you in the apartment, plus cakes (but of course) if you're coming to Durlston for a celebration.
                                          Home/Apartment
                                          6br Home/Apartment
                                          • Wifi
                                          • Pets Allowed
                                          • Parking
                                          The SpaceThe Mount is a substantial and elegant Edwardian family villa available for holidays and get-togethers for special occasions. Ideal for family and friend celebrations all year round. Dogs are very welcome. Changeover day is Friday. Outside of the main holidays, great-value midweek breaks are offered Mondays to Friday. Weeks: Fri - Fri (7 or 14 nights) Weekends: Fri-Mon (3 nights) Midweeks; Mon-Fri (4 nights) The Mount's elevated position means sea views or glimpses from most rooms. Its enclosed, sunny gardens are a great spot to relax and enjoy a game of croquet or badminton. With six bedrooms sleeping 12 people (18 including children) there's ample space for large groups to get together, but enough room to spread out and enjoy some personal time too. This extensive property, with its back stairs and servants' quarters is a fabulous piece of old Swanage. Guest AccessEntire house and garden – apart from the separate coach house and conservatory, which will be refurbished as guest accommodation in the future. Interaction with GuestsWe live in the town and are a phone call away in case of problems. The NeighborhoodPeaceful, prominent location, near to town, beaches and country park. Two minutes to the cliff tops of the Jurassic Coast, with great walks to Durlston Castle and National Nature Reserve, Anvil Point lighthouse and beyond. Swanage's safe sandy beaches and flourishing cafes, restaurants and galleries are a short walk away Getting AroundThere is plenty of on-street parking along two boundaries of the house. In summer the Durlston-to-Swanage bus service stops right outside the gate. Swanage has a vintage steam railway for trips to stunning Corfe Castle and there are boat trips from the Victorian Pier to Poole. Swanage is a compact resort and most places in town are within walking distance.
                                          apt. / condo
                                          1br apt. / condo
                                          • Pets Allowed
                                          New to the holiday rental market in September 2015, Sea Court 3 is the raised ground floor apartment of this pretty seaside Victorian building, converted in 2008, with stunning sea views. Sitting in the heart of Swanage about 100m uphill from the beaches, restaurants and local amenities we are a short walk into town but far enough away to make this a peaceful location at night. We have prepared our home for couples of all ages who wish to enjoy and explore the Isle of Purbeck however due to the age of the building and the entrance steps, this apartment is not suitable for people with limited mobility. The apartment is solid wooden floored throughout, has high ceilings and is stylishly furnished. There is a large Master bedroom (with sea views and TV) and its own on-suite shower room. In addition there is another family bathroom with a bath. The bright, spacious and pretty main living room has the kitchen and dining area within it with fantastic views over the town to the sea. The kitchen is well fitted with most the appliances people would want including a washing machine. Free 10mb Wifi is included at no extra cost. There is a large 40" TV with DVD. There is a HiFi system connected to the DVD and also an iPod dock. The apartment has a dedicated covered private parking space, which due to its location so near to town is important due to the usual overbearing parking controls. We provide all linen and towels for your stay but please make sure you bring beach towels, toiletries (and any bedding needed for your dog if we have pre-approved this). We also prep the flat with a couple of toilet rolls and two dishwasher tabs to get you started. Due to electrical safety legislation we do not provide a hairdryer so do please bring your own if you need one. Please note that due to our cleaning service availability, our changeover day is a Saturday but out of season please contact us and we will try our best to accommodate you for short breaks. The town of Swanage is a perfect holiday location for ramblers, cyclists, watersport enthusiasts, naturalists, rock climbers and ornithologists (even the Dartford Warbler has been seen locally), in fact anyone who appreciates the great outdoors. Swanage has fantastic beaches and access to some of the best cliff path walking in the UK. There are many picturesque villages to visit nearby such as Kingston, the fabulous steam railway that can take you for a day out in pretty Corfe with its lovely Castle, visit nearby Tyneham village (taken by the government during WW2 and never returned...).One of our favourites is Durlston Country Park where there is a good restaurant - we often walk to it (45 mins) from the apartment when the weather allows as the coast path is so pretty. Swanage hosts many festivals throughout the year such as the Blues festival, Jazz festival, the Swanage Carnival, Folk festival just to name a few...we recommend you check online with the Swanage tourist office for when they are on each year.
                                          Home/Apartment
                                          2br Home/Apartment
                                          • Wifi
                                          • Parking
                                          The SpaceThe Haven is a quiet residential complex of 30 apartments on the water's edge in Swanage, Dorset. The Haven is on Peveril Point Road, is within a short walking distance of the Town amenities. The Haven has a private gate accessing a small sandy beach where the Sailing Club is located and a pathway into Town. • No pets allowed. • Children over 5 years welcome Guest AccessGrounds and Gardens • The Haven has attractive communal garden areas with wooden bench seats. Access areas are paved and there are steps within the Site. The Wellington Tower is within The Haven site. There is a private gate (key provided) from The Haven (with steps) directly onto the shoreline footpath to town or to Peveril Point. Interaction with GuestsI personally like to welcome guests soon after arrival. My residence is No 9 The Haven and I am on hand to deal with any problems that arise. The NeighborhoodSwanage and Purbeck are areas of outstanding natural beauty with many amenities for outdoor activities and some indoor activities. The Tourist Information Office, Shore Road, Swanage takes bookings and has up to date information, timetables and brochures. There is a full set of brochures in the apartment Getting Around• Nearest shops, pubs and restaurants are 6 minutes walk as you approach the centre of Swanage. • Buses run from Swanage Steam Railway Station, which is in the Town centre and 10 minutes walk. Buses run hourly but service is poor in the evening. • The main Railway station is at Wareham, which is 12 miles away. • Taxis are available in Town and can be booked in advance. Other Things to NoteArrival & Car Parking Facilities • Check in from 3.0 pm Departure is 10.0 am. • The integral carport has parking for one car and leads to the front door. An additional visitor parking space (non-designated) is available in The Haven. Front door keys will be available on arrival. There is lighting throughout the Site and paved pedestrian walking from parked cars to the apartment and within the Site. The Apartment • No. 10 The Haven has accommodation arranged on two floors, two downstairs bedrooms with porthole windows. Lounge, kitchen, hall and front door are on the same level as the carport. All windows overlook the sea. Lounge with sliding doors to the balcony. Hall, Stairs, Landing • The Hallway is hard flooring and the stairs and lower hallway are carpeted. There is a handrail on one side of the stairs down to the bedrooms and bathroom. A smoke detector is in both hallways. The apartment would be evacuated by the front door and out through the carport. The apartment is non-smoking. Lounge • The Lounge is carpeted and has ample comfortable seating (a two seat and three seat sofas, two easy chairs and desk chair). Lighting by wall lights, ceiling lights and a reading lamp. Sliding doors to balcony immediately over the sea. All windows with views of Swanage Bay. TV, DVD, video, radio and Wi-Fi connection (password available). Bedrooms • 2 bedrooms downstairs with porthole windows overlook the sea. 1 King size double bed and 1 twin bedded room (4 people max). Fully carpeted. All beds have duvets and are hypoallergenic as are the pillows. There are wardrobes, bedside tables and seats in both rooms. An emergency exit guide and safety information sheet is in each room. Bathroom • Spacious tiled bathroom adjoins the 2 bedrooms on the lower floor and has full suite with shower over the bath. The large bathroom radiator is heated by central heating and electricity (when the heating is off). Kitchen • Kitchen fully equipped with a gas hob and electric oven, washing machine, dishwasher, under surface larder fridge and separate freezer. The microwave is on the worktop. Tumble air dryer. Double sink and work surface in Formica. Under surface cupboards, drawers and wall cupboards above. Broom cupboard. The wall cupboards have fluorescent under lighting and there is a ceiling spotlight. Dining chairs and a round table. Hot water is constantly available from the gas boiler as is the central heating with thermostats on the radiators. Gas boiler housed in the kitchen. The hard floor surface is washable. A carbon monoxide alarm, smoke detector, fire extinguisher and fire blanket are in the kitchen. Emergency Exit • Evacuation is by the front door through the carport and turn left for the meeting point at the Wellington Tower in The Haven site. There are two means of escape. 1. Inward opening front door and 2. sliding patio doors. Doors are easy to open. The doors are unobstructed. Emergency phone number details are listed. No Pets allowed Children over 5 welcome The Apartment is constantly upgraded. I welcome your feedback to help us continually improve your stay. Address: Owner, Mrs Frances Thackway, 9 The Haven, Peveril Point Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2BB.
                                          Home/Apartment
                                          3br Home/Apartment
                                          • Wifi
                                          • Parking
                                          The SpaceRight on the waterfront with views from lounge/dining area plus 2 of the bedrooms. Modern kitchen with oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and other appliances. Bathroom has a shower/bath, toilet & sink plus washing machine and tumble dryer. There is an additional separate toilet. 3 double bedrooms so plenty of room for families There is secure parking for 2 cars, in a gated complex. Most guests find they don't need to use their car once they've arrived, there is so much to do within walking distance. Swanage beach which is a 5 min walk, has a blue flag status (clean water!) and is very safe for children. There are many restaurants and pubs right outside the apartment, plus some great fish and chip shops so no need to cook if you don't want to! Guest AccessAll of the flat Interaction with GuestsLocal caretaker if you need anything The NeighborhoodSwanage is a wonderful seaside town, smaller than most so easy to get around and safe for children. I could let my children wander around the town much younger than I allowed them at home! Its not overly commercial either. Getting AroundIf arriving by public transport, you can get a train to Bournemouth or Poole and then a bus from there.
                                          Home/Apartment
                                          4br Home/Apartment
                                          • Wifi
                                          • Pets Allowed
                                          • Parking
                                          The SpaceAll the rooms are very spacious. The open plan living area is 40' long widening out into an L shape with Views to the Purbeck downs. Log burner with plenty of wood supplied. The master bedroom has a generous sized en suite shower room and there is a family bathroom with separate shower servicing the twin room and the other double/twin bedroom on this floor. The downstairs bedroom has the use of the large downstairs shower/wet room with enough access for a wheelchair. Outside is a good sized garden, mainly grass, with a large patio and shed for bike storage etc. Guest AccessQuiet private road, (cul-de-sac) with end alley 2 minute walk to Langton shop, Kings Arms pub, Post Office, St George's church and bus stops. Off road parking for 4/5 cars. Wheelchair access. Playground in village. 5 min drive to Swanage and beaches, 10 min drive to Studland National Trust beaches and Corfe Castle. Straight from house to the Purbeck hills and Jurassic coastline for walking and cycling. World famous Square and Compass pub in next village. Interaction with GuestsMeet on arrival or I will leave key in key box. The NeighborhoodWe are in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, (though not quite an Island); Famous Five country and a part of Thomas Hardy's Wessex. Langton Matravers village has a pub, shop with Post Office, playground, church, school, Putlake adventure farm with indoor play. Quiet village setting with easy access to Swanage Town and its sandy beach, the National Trust beaches at Studland, the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Jurassic coast for walking and cycling. Lovely (almost all off-road) walk to world famous Square and Compass pub in the next village, Worth Matravers,where there is often music and other entertainment at weekends. Swanage has many attractions including beaches and Durlston Country Park. Nearby Corfe Castle - a 10 minute drive - is a charming village with several pubs, a base for many walks, and guarded by the 11th Century (National Trust) castle ruins. Beyond Corfe, en route to the lovely market town of Wareham is the RSPB's tranquil nature reserve at Arne with lovely walks amidst herds of deer and bird hides up to the waters of Poole Harbour. Studland Beach (National Trust) is a 20 minute drive with its miles of sandy beach, dune and heathland walks and picturesque village - Enid Blyton's Toytown from the Noddy books - including the Pig on the Beach hotel/restaurant and Bankes Arms pub with huge clifftop front garden. Near the village is the 9 and 18 hole Purbeck Golf Club - once owned by Enid - with marvellous coast and harbour views and , yes, more walks. Further along past Studland is the Sandbanks ferry to Poole/Bournemouth at the entrance to Poole Harbour and boats to Brownsea Island, the birthplace of the Scouting movement and home to red squirrels, deer and peacocks. Fossil lover's Kimmeridge, Durdle Door, Lulworth and Weymouth and Dorchester are all short drives to the West. And West Dorset's Golden Cap and Lyme Regis are a day trip away. Getting AroundThe Isle of Purbeck is a walker and cyclists paradise. There are many waymarked walks and cycle routes in the area from the front door . The bus stop is a 2 minute walk away and it will take you down to Swanage or to Corfe Castle. The Swanage Steam Railway runs between Swanage and Norden via Corfe Castle. Beaches are roughly 10 mins away by car. An easy day trip to the West are Kimmeridge Bay, Lulworth, Durdle Door, Weymouth and Portland, Chesil beach, Dorchester and even Lyme Regis. Or to North and East the Sandbanks ferry to Poole and Bournemouth opens up the New Forest as an option. Taxi services are based in Swanage, (5-10 minute drive).
                                          Home/Apartment
                                          4br Home/Apartment
                                          • Wifi
                                          • Pets Allowed
                                          • Parking
                                          The SpaceHomely large converted barn ideal for large groups, family parties, stag and hen do,s . Weddings license and functions room and grounds ideal for festival type weddings in rural idyl. Adjoining camp fields for other guests and activities. Only a couple of fields from coast path and award winning Durlston Country park. The area is now a national renowned area for watersports and group activities ie coasteering, rib rides, kayak safaris, fishing trips, diving, wave and wind surfing. Guest AccessEntire property is rentable and includes functions room ideal for lectures, talks, workshops, gardens and by arrangement the owners cottage garden for special events or photo shoots. Excellent walking country and direct access to cliffs, national trust land and south west coast path. Interaction with GuestsThe owner lives on site so is accessible should problem arise. If out and about is at the end of a mobile. The NeighborhoodSo much to do and see, The views, the sea -Cliffs 500 m, Swanage blue flag beach 1 mile, Studland 5 miles, the heritage, the frequent festivals in Swanage, literary (feb) Blues(March), Arts (May/june), fish(June), jazz (July), carnival (July/Aug) x3 Folk (Aug and Sept), Blues/Roots (Oct). The steam railway(1 mile) Lulworth, Monkey world and Bovington tank museum (12 Miles). Micro climate means a long season and dramatic scenery memorable in winter weather. Warm cosy pubs with log fires and home brewed beer and cider. National award winning pub Square and Compass with world musicians and own cider 4 miles Getting AroundNearest station is wareham and then bus to swanage but also visitors sometimes go to Bournemouth and then get open top bus across sandbanks ferry via Studland to Swanage. Airport at Bournemouth 17 miles. All local taxis know our location. Taxis from Swanage bus station takes 5 mins. Not near public transport ie bus from Wareham half mile down hill or swanage bus station 1 mile. If you have car with low clearance take it carefully up to farm. Normal cars are ok unless overloaded so take it slowly as much because of livestock, dogs, children, etc etc Other Things to NoteThe owner has access to a list of caterers, activity organisers, guides and service providers should they be needed. The fees do not include bedlinen or towels which can be provided at extra cost if required. Duvets and pillows are provided and guests can bring their own linen or sleeping bags and towels to keep costs down. Leaves more for the partying! Happy to provide it if required and would need a weeks notice to ensure it is back from laundry.
                                          house
                                          4br house
                                            Architect designed Purbeck stone cottage with private south facing courtyard garden tucked away in a peaceful and tranquil location down a quiet lane off Bell Street one of the oldest streets in Swanage with views of Ballard down from the master bedroom. Suitable for small groups, couples or families, sleeps up to 6 people in 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. 2 double bedrooms and 1 single upstairs and a further single downstairs on the ground floor. A travel cot is available for families with small children and babies. Linen and Utilities provided. Refundable ÂŁ200 security deposit required with final balance payment. We can accept payments by cheque or bank transfer in GBP. Swanage bay is a lovely sandy beach with play areas nearby for the children and deck chairs for the grown ups! There is a wide choice of good quality restaurants such as The Corner or Gee Whites on the quay where you can eat sea food and drink cava while the sun sets and great cafes to satisfy rumbling bellies for a hearty lunch. There are also lots of great independent shops and art galleries. The town plays host to numerous festivals throughout the year. The Blues festival in March, Purbeck and Dorset Art weeks in may/June, Jazz Festival in July, Swanage Carnival in July/August, the folk festival in September, Film festival in October and Blues /roots festival in October.
                                            bed and breakfasts
                                            3br bed and breakfasts
                                            • Breakfast
                                            • Gym
                                            • Parking
                                            • Pets Allowed
                                            • Swimming Pool
                                            • Wifi
                                            Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre and Durlston Country Park. Great Globe and Swanage Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).
                                            cabin
                                            Excellent
                                            34 reviews
                                            2br cabin
                                            • Pets Allowed
                                            Brand new in 2013 our log cabin has everything you need for a home from home self-catering holiday. Beautifully presented our log cabin has it all, hot tub, 3D TV with surround sound and Sony DVD player, barbecue and covered outside dining area with fantastic views over open countryside to the Purbeck hills. The main bedroom is on-suite with large shower room, with enough wardrobes for Victoria Beckham, sliding doors onto veranda, TV, tea and coffee making. The second bedroom has 2 full size single beds, TV, fitted wardrobes and vanity unit. The kitchen has everything you could want, full height fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, 5 ring gas hob, split oven, washing machine with tumble dryer. Glass topped dining table with 4 high back chairs. Open plan living area with 3D TV and surround sound, DVD,CD player, docking for Sony phone, freeview, board games sliding doors onto patio, there is an annexe off of the lounge with small settee which transforms into double bed, this room has double doors to isolate it and tv socket, also sliding doors onto patio. Everything is supplied, bedding, towels basic toiletries, just bring yourselves. A town for everyone, Swanage offers the perfect holiday, fantastic sandy blue flag beaches complete with Punch and Judy, stunning walks along the easily accessible Jurassic Coast and Durlston Park with its Victoriana, fine dining and great local restaurants and cafĂŠs, not to forget Swanage steam railway and the best carnival in the South. Hot tub, towels and all bedding are included in these prices as well as all utility costs. Lavender Leap is a brand new log cabin style lodge set in the country side. We are in a small park of a dozen lodges, each different, so there is no feeling of a holiday camp. We are about a miles walk across a public footpath, sometimes with cows, from the town but the most favoured way of reaching Swanage is on the steam train. Discounted train tickets are available in the camp shop on the other side of the road with the whistle stop station about 500yds away. There is of course plenty of parking in Swanage some free some pay and display. On the other side of the road to us is Herston Camp site, quite separate to us, but you are free to use all the facilities if you wish, a small shop, bar with entertainment, food is available during the week and there is also a Sunday carvery a show bar for larger functions, kids play area etc. Swanage has some fantastic Blue Flag beaches with a traditional Punch and Judy on the beach all summer. Swanage can best be described as a traditional seaside town, relaxed easy going with just enough fish and chip shops, pubs gift shops etc without the feeling that everything is geared to getting your holiday money, a place to relax.