2nd Floor apartment formerly artist's studio
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
This second-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, Friday to Friday. 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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||30 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth International Airport (Ryanair) 45 km, Nearest railway: Wareham 13 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
The Isle of Purbeck region
Climate is temperate. Best months for visits, birds, flowers, are June through September.
Stone architecture is characteristic. Purbeck has a long tradition of stone-quarrying for house and roof construction.
Our cottages are clad in local Purbeck stone and our garden was a "stone yard" - storage place for stone-shipping near the dock - in the 19c.
Most famous monument nearby is the splendid ruin of Corfe Castle dating from Anglo-saxon times. Wareham has Saxon walls. Maiden Castle and Flower Barrow are fine Iron-age Forts once occupied by numerous Celtic farmers and townsfolk.
Purbeck area is generally considered of outstanding natural beauty. Much of it is National Trust land donated by the feudal Bankes family, who survived Cromwell's assault and destruction of their castle at Corfe and ruled a huge demesne of farm and heathland.
Hardy's birthplace cottage is well worth a visit at Lower Bockhampton near Dorchester (Casterbridge in his novels). Hardy calls Swanage 'Knollsea' in his novels, and lived here briefly when he first got married.
Many picturesque villages: Langton Matravers, Worth Matravers, Acton, Studland, Kimmeridge and Lulworth are within easy reach by bus or on foot. most of them have fine churches and interesting graveyards. The"Square and Compasss" pub at nearby village of Worth Matravers is the most historic in Dorset and has a stone-carving fair, theatricals and a fossil museum for visitors.
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
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8 Sep 2014
"Perfect Location with Comfy Accommodation"
Warm welcome. Attentive hosts. Most comfortable flat. Perfect setting from which to explorethe area.… More
What admirable visitors! We salute them!
29 Aug 2014
The apartment was great. Right on the high street and we could see the beach from the window. We really enjoyed our stay. We were made very welcome by Jane. She even left us milk, tea, coffee and a … More
A fine tribute! You are welcome again any time! Jane and Ian
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