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Excellent 5/5 7 reviews

Indoor Swimming Pool

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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 Tuesday. 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.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Swanage
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth nternational Airport, Nearest railway: Wareham
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private indoor pool, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Purbeck Cliffs Apartment has a communal hallway which leads straight into the ground floor apartment with its many special features with full size snooker table, open plan small bar, fully fitted kitchen and dining area with french windows leading onto the stoned patio area. Ratings and awards - 4 stars, Visit England

Its spacious accommodation makes it suitable for a family and grandparents or possibly two friends. The unusually large indoor private pool is good for exercise or fun. There are two shower rooms off the pool area and plenty of space to relax after a long swim or a hot sauna.

Further details outdoors

Purbeck Cliffs apartment is in a building of two apartments with parking for two cars. The owners live in the apartment above and are available to arrange a beautician for massages, etc and to see to the maintenance of the swimming pool.

The secluded garden has garden table and chairs to enjoy the charcoal BBQ (charcoal provided) and is a good place to play games or to sunbathe. The gardens back onto the 300 acres of Durlston Country Park with easy access onto the Jurassic Coastal Path.

Further details

The sauna that is off the indoor pool area is operated by a pound coin machine and costs approximately £4 for an hour long sauna.

The West Country region

The gardens of Purbeck Cliffs are beside the peace and tranquility of Durlston Country Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty which stretches along Dorset's award winning Heritage Jurassic coast. Purbeck is a unique part of Dorset where glorious sandy beaches and breathtaking coastal scenery blend harmoniously with peaceful, unspoilt countryside and picturesque villages. This very special area has so much to offer: a wealth of attractions to suit all ages as well as sporting and leisure activities

A peaceful and relaxing way to see parts of this isle or peninsula, depending on who you talk to, is to take a train ride on the Swanage Railway. You can catch a 6 mile ride between Swanage and Norden where you will get to see the ruins of the historical Corfe Castle.

For the more adventurous, another way to see the sights is to take a 47 mile bike ride around the entire area, either splitting the ride up into a winding trek that can last a whole week or by doing a marathon ride that will take a one or two days, but will create long lasting memories. No matter how you choose to visit and travel in this enchanted land, you will not be disappointed by the wealth of things to see and do when you head to the Isle of Purbeck.


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 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).

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..

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Review 1-7 of 7

14 Jun 2014


"great relaxing and interesting holiday in a great location."

From the moment we arrived to a warm and friendly greeting we just knew we were going to enjoy this break.this is a beautiful apartment with all the amenities you could hope for.if you enjoy searching… More

14 Jan 2013


"We keep returning..."

We have stayed at Purbeck Cliffs around 6 or 7 times, each time for a week (so many times we couldn't remember how often!) usually once or twice a year. We find the accommodation and location pe… More

29 Oct 2012


"Ideal location for families"

The key was available so we were able to get straight into the apartment. Mrs McWilliams was very friendly and helpful. The apartment is very spacious. It has lovely views over the gardens, and the swimming pool was nice and warm. The snooker table was a great asset, especially when it rained, as was the swimming pool. The dining room had a Spanish feel to it with beautiful floor tiling. It is at the top of a hill, but not far from Swanage town with its shops, restaurants, tourist information office and beaches.
Slight problem was no bathroom cabinets or shelves, so difficulty with toiletries. The lounge is long and narrow, and would be a problem TV watching for a family. What we most disliked was the approach road which is full of potholes that cannot be missed! Thankfully this was quite short.

29 Aug 2012


"Excellent facilities and value for money!"

We recently spent a week in this apartment, it was great value for money and the facilities were excellent! My daughter learnt to swim in the pool within two days of being there and my son learnt to snorkel. The couple were very friendly and even left milk for us to start the holiday. We went on long walks,which the children loved, through fields with plenty of wildlife which are just at the back of the house. The pool, sauna facilities are excellent and it was great just to lounge around the pool during the evening and the children did not ever want to get out! The grandparents loved it too, just spending quality time together in lovely surroundings was great. I would definitely reccomend this to our friends.

30 May 2012


"had a great time, will book again, xx"

Me and my partner have just got back from a 3 day stay at purbeck cliffs apartments, we booked it due too he used to have childhood holidays in swanage with his family and as it was his birthday on th… More

25 Jan 2012


"This place was perfect for a family - A wonderful Welcome Rest"

I have just seen the above review as I was looking at the property to rebook for this spring. I simply couldn't believe what I was reading... and in fact had to stop before getting even half way… More

6 Nov 2011


"Had potential, but very disappointing, definitely not good value for money."

We are writing this because if we had had the opportunity to read this before booking, we wouldn't have! We have tried to keep it short – believe me, the first version being more like an essay!
We try to have two holidays a year, and having holidayed in a lovely welcoming place in Suffolk several times we were hoping to find another suitable place (indoor heated pool a must) in a different area i.e. Dorset, so that we had a second place to return to. Unfortunately, due to the reception of the owners and the pool being uninvitingly cold, sadly this establishment was a complete disappointment.
Firstly, the owners gave the impression that they thought we were holidaying above our means with the odd comments they made toward us. Then when being shown around the accommodation – it was like following a whirlwind – she didn't seem to care that my partner walked slowly with a stick.
POOL: Being a 'heated' pool (main reason we go on these holidays) we asked if they could turn the heat up as it was far too cold to get in let alone enjoy. After a lengthy lecture on how the pool was maintained and how much better their pool was compared to public swimming baths etc, he agreed to turn up the heat.
However, whether they changed their minds, after a day or two the temperature was lower than when we first arrived. We asked again, but they ignored us. I couldn't even get in – so it was a complete waste and very disappointing.
And considering he went on about how well he maintained his pool, it was amazing just how many bugs were living at the bottom – perhaps it was warmer down there in amongst the algae.
POOL ROOM: Beware quite a few of the paving slabs are loose in the pool room – but if you get it right and get into a good rhythm you can create a decent tune.
REMOTE CONTROLS: both TV & Digibox remotes were clearly not in good condition and so temperamental that it was quicker to get up and change channel manually!
DOORS/WINDOWS: Not all windows actually closed – so somewhat cold during the night. There were nice French doors in the lounge but they didn't open. There were two sliding doors in the pool room but they didn't open either.
SHOWER ROOM (in the pool room): the shower head was held in-place by a jubilee clip (and is very high up), which means you cannot adjust it at all.
INFO PACK: We had to ask where it was for a start, but then discovered that unless you wanted to know what amenities where being provided a few years earlier, it was a little misleading. For example, it referred to the tennis court – which was no longer there; tells you, you have two car-park spaces – but you only get a small one; and it asks you to complete a visitors comments form but there aren't any (no visitors book either).
GARDEN: 2 out of 4 garden chairs were broken – I didn't know this until I hit the deck!
However, Swanage we thoroughly enjoyed and would certainly recommend Dorset – it really is absolutely beautiful.

As owners of Purbeck Cliffs Apartment we welcome comments and suggestions and have run the apartment very successfully for over 20 years. Each year we are visited by an independent Quality Assurance Assessor recognised by the Tourist Board to check the Apartment and we have consistently maintained our four star rating.

We were sorry this contributor did not enjoy her holiday, despite the beautiful weather they experienced. The comments about the pool were particularly unfair; the pool is kept heated to 81 degrees and above. It is checked at least twice a week and there is certainly no algae growing in it. It is unrealistic to promise to keep the pool totally insect free but we are always happy to give the pool an extra clean if requested.

Each year we redecorate and renew equipment and as part of this ongoing programme items such as the garden seats would clearly have been replaced, had this or some of the other points raised been brought to our attention at the time these would have been dealt with.

Purbeck Cliffs Apartment with its own private swimming pool and 2 acre garden presents outstanding value for money and compares very favourably with similar types of holiday where the swimming pool, sauna and snooker room are shared with other guests.

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