Located in Swanage, Dorset
An ideal bolthole for two, this charming loft-style studio apartment is a great choice for those wishing to explore all that the beautiful Isle of Purbeck has to offer before relaxing in comfort
- Sleeps: 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: No
Swanage is a traditional coastal town with a popular sandy beach and a great selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Rolling hills surround the town, ensuring you’ll have the best of both worlds when it comes to walking routes, with the South West Coast Path, Ballard Down and Durlston Country Park all within 2 miles. From here, you can take the steam train to Corfe Castle, which is home to castle ruins cared for by the National Trust as well as pretty streets to explore. Within 14 miles are many attractions including Monkey World, The Tank Museum, RSPB Arne, the walled town of Wareham, Studland and Tyneham village.
Adjacent to the owners’ home, yet with privacy assured, a private entrance gate leads to the door into this first-floor apartment. Once inside, you are met with a small vestibule and narrow staircase leading to the property. There is a welcoming open-plan living space, with comfortable seating, a TV and room to dine. The room is cleverly divided to create a bedroom space, complete with a double bed, distant sea glimpse and a Juliet balcony. Due to the setting within the eaves, there are some areas of restricted head height and a floor level beam beside the bed, care is to be taken. Heading back through the lounge area and up a step you will find the compact kitchen, which is equipped with an electric hob, combination microwave oven and fridge with ice compartment. Just next door is a contemporary bathroom with shower over bath and WC.
The property is accessed through a private courtyard with seating and covered bike storage, an ideal spot to enjoy your morning coffee. To the front of the property is a shared drive with off-road parking space for one car. Additional roadside parking is subject to availability.
- Set in a peaceful residential area with views over Ballard Down
- Private courtyard garden, off-road parking and cycle storage
- Town centre amenities and the beach are within easy reach
- 1 studio-style double bedroom
- 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
- Electric hob, combination microwave oven and fridge with ice compartment
- Washing machine available on request
- TV in the lounge area
- Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture and bike storage
- Off-road parking for 1 car
- Beach, pubs and shops within walking distance
- Please note the property is accessed via a narrow staircase and there is a floor level beam beside the bed, care is to be taken
Swanage is a large, pretty, coastal town on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. The town has an array of shops, cafes and restaurants and is a great base for exploring what Swanage and the surrounding areas have to offer. Enjoy the charm and the atmosphere of the town, join in with regatta in the summer months. For those walking enthusiasts, enjoy amazing views along this stretch of the South West Coast Path. The chalky cliffs of Old Harry's Rock are spectacular and are well worth your time to visit. The rocks mark the most eastern point of the Jurassic Coast. Visit Durleston Country Park and Nature Reserve and explore the 320 acres of stunning countryside. Discover the vast species of wildlife and marvel at the spectacular views. There are plenty of water sports to try out here and great waters to try them out in.
Swanage beach is 4 miles of golden, sandy beach. Sheltered waters, and lifeguards patrolling the beach in the summer months, makes it very popular with families. This beach holds the prestigious Blue flag award for beach cleanliness. Why not hire out a traditional beach hut for the duration of your stay, this will save you carrying your beach luggage everywhere. Pedalos can be hired on the beach as can deckchairs, although dogs are not allowed on this beach from May to September. Pier Beach is a tiny sand and shingle beach near the traditional pier, perfect for sitting and watching the world go by. The clear waters make it great for snorkelling or angling. Dogs are allowed on this beach all year.
Swanage Railway is a fantastic and exciting way to see the Isle of Purbeck in style. This heritage railway has a steam and diesel train running the five and a half miles from Norden. It takes in Corfe Castle and Swanage with picnic tables at most stations for you to make the most of the day. Take a day trip to Corfe Castle, explore the castle and then make the return journey back. At Christmas, join the Swanage railway for a magical Christmas adventure for not only the children to enjoy but the adults too.