Located in Swanage, Dorset
With a homely ambience and contemporary style, this spacious property is ideally situated for a traditional family holiday in the coastal town of Swanage or touring the Jurassic Coast beyond.
- Sleeps: 8
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: No
The popular seaside town of Swanage draws many visitors for good reason, the beautiful bay and sandy beach are backed by a great selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, as well as amusements to keep the whole family entertained. Enjoy a traditional Punch and Judy show, visit the arcade or try your hand at a round of crazy golf. There are fabulous coastal walks nearby and a steam railway line that runs from Swanage to the picturesque village of Corfe Castle, which is home to castle ruins in the care of the National Trust. Durlston country park is also well worth a visit, where you can take in the panoramic views over the bay.
A gate leads from the roadside into a small courtyard with a rack where you can secure several bikes. The narrow entrance door leads into an equally narrow hallway with the lounge immediately to your right. This inviting room has a large window, flooding the room with light and a Smart TV/DVD. Straight ahead is a dining room, with a wood burner and plenty of space for leisurely family meals. Patio doors lead into a cloakroom/drying area, ideal for leaving boots, coats and wetsuits. Just next door is the galley style kitchen, which is well-equipped with a double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. A separate WC leads on from here. Heading back into the entrance hallway you will find a flight of steep and narrow stairs leading to the first floor. There are two bedrooms to chose from, both doubles, a bathroom with a corner bath, hand-held shower and WC, there is also a separate shower room here with a shower. A further steep and narrow flight of stairs leads to the second floor. Here you will find a light and bright super-king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room and WC, plus a Smart TV. Completing the accommodation is a spacious twin bedroom.
Doors lead from either the cloakroom or kitchen to the courtyard garden. There is a flight of external stone steps that lead firstly to a terrace with garden furniture and then up a further step to an area of artificial lawn. This fully enclosed space has changes of level, therefore care should be taken with young children. To the front and side of the property, there is roadside parking (subject to availability).
- Within level walking distance of Swanage town centre and the beach
- Comfortable and welcoming accommodation presented with families in mind
- Set over three floors with spacious rooms and contemporary décor
- 4 bedrooms 1 super-king-size, 2 doubles and 1 twin
- 1 bathroom with bath, handheld shower and WC,1 shower room, 1 en suite shower room with WC and 1 separate WC on the ground floor
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, Nespresso and Tassimo coffee machines, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
- Wood burner (logs provided from October April)
- Smart TV available in the lounge and super-king-size bedroom
- 2 bike racks suitable for several bikes
- Enclosed terraced courtyard garden with furniture and artificial lawn
- Roadside parking (subject to availability)
- Beach, pubs and shops within walking distance
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.