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No 2 The Downs

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 23 reviews

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Comfortable town house on the southern slopes of Swanage with views across the bay only 300m from the seafront and Town Centre.

2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) 2 Bathrooms. Private parking for 2 cars so no need to drive to nearby bars and restaurants or even the beach.

Situated next to open parkland with access to cliff top walks with views over Swanage bay to Ballard Down.

Very well furnished and designed - This house offers a most relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of Dorset. Perfect for four people.

Please note there is an optional linen package

The linen package includes: white cotton bedlinen (duvet covers, sheets, pillowcases) and hand and bath towels for each guest as well as bath mats and an oven cloth and 2 tea towels.

The beds will be made up for your arrival and all towels etc placed correctly. On the day you vacate the property the beds can be left made up or stripped off if you prefer.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Swanage 500 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth 20 km, Nearest railway: Bournemouth - Wareham 20 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Ground floor:

• Bedroom (2) Twin beds, double wardrobe, chest of drawers, plus LCD Freeview TV and DVD player. Bathroom: Bath with shower attachment, WC and basin.

Utility room with washer dryer and fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

First Floor:

• Open plan kitchen/diner/lounge with settee, double sofa bed, LCD Freeview TV, hard disc recorder and DVD player.

Fully fitted kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, dishwasher, table, chairs (4) and breakfast bar (2 stools).

Juliet Balcony (opening inwards), sea and hill views.

Second floor:

• Bedroom (1) Double bedroom with built in wardrobes, chest of drawers, LCD Freeview TV. En-suite bathroom: bath with shower attachment, basin, WC and shower cubicle.

Duvets and pillows supplied. ( No towels, tea towels or bed linen are supplied unless booked as an optional package).

Further details outdoors

Communal car park with 2 specific good sized parking spaces - (even enough room for 1 car and a small boat/jetski on a trailer)

Further details

The house - being on 3 levels - is not ideally suited to those who have difficulty with stairs or for very young children. Bedroom 1 is on ground level with adjacent bathroom, bedroom 2 is on the second floor with the living accommodation in-between on the first floor. Perfect for two couples - offering space and privacy. There is a sofa bed in the living room.

The Isle of Purbeck region

Visitors to Purbeck are well catered for when it comes to activities and places to visit. It lies at the eastern end of the Jurassic Heritage coast. The barn lies only fields away from Durlston country park recently designated a national nature reserve and allocated heritage lottery grants to develop a major visitor centre in the castle (due for completion in 2010)

The National Trust acquired large areas of Purbeck from the Bankes estate, including the impressive ruins of Corfe Castle and the much visited sandy beach, chalk cliffs and heathland at Studland.

Walkers and climbers have easy access to the coast which also accommodates hang gliders and paragliders from the higher slopes. Water sports are particularly popular off the Purbeck coast, including sailing and power boats, waterskiing, windsurfing, board surfing, fishing and diving.

The internationally renowned sailing centre of Poole harbour and the Solent lie not far away and Britains successful bid for Olympics in 2012 will include the sailing events to be held at Weymouth further along the coast.

Swanage and Purbeck has a micro climate and has some of the highest sun hours and average temperatures in the country. Its coastline is recognised as nationally important for its wildlife and marine species and the geology is equally important and impressive with visitors coming from around the world to study its fossils.


Popular attractions nearby include the steam railway, Corfe Castle, Studlands beautiful beach, Lulworth with its cove and castle, Thomas Hardy’s cottage, Lawrence of Arabia’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 is the host for several annual festivals including The Blues festival in March, Purbeck and Dorset Art weeks in may/June, the Jazz Festival in July, Swanage Carnival (one of the largest on the South coast) in July/August, the folk festival in September, Film festival in October and Blues /roots festival in October. Local organisation and venues have other smaller events such as 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.

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2 Nov 2014


"Another fantastic stay at no 2 The Downs."

Another fantastic stay at no2 The Downs with the wife and kids.Wonderful views from this lovely place and a week of stunning weather for October.Swanage is great as usual no2 is ideally located for th… More

30 Sep 2014


"Superb Location, All you need for a great Holiday in Swanage"

Really nice 3 story property with amazing views of swanage bay. Very clean and comfortable with everything you could need for that home away from home feeling. The owners are very friendly and profess… More

28 Sep 2014


"Always the best ever"

Our second stay this year and we have already booked twice next year. We love no 2 the downs. Close to the beach and the downs. Parking for 2 cars we went with our daughter and 2 grandchildren. My dau… More

22 Jul 2014



The biggest recommendation we can give is to say that my wife and I sought to re book for 2015 before our holiday finished. No 2 The Downs is fantastic holiday home that is beautifully decorated, supe… More

1 Jul 2014


"Second time around...."

As predicted we did return this year and we also booked ourselves a beach hut. No 2 The Downs still as great as ever, cannot fault it, now feels like home from home. The property next door is up for s… More

18 Jun 2014


"A perfect place to stay in Swanage"

No 2 The Downs was excellent. It ticked all the boxes for our holiday in Swanage. The accommodation is first class with everything you could need covered. The location is perfect with just a very shor… More

6 Jun 2014


"Another splendid stay"

We have just returned from Swanage with this being the third time that we have stayed at 2 The Downs. The property is well appointed and well situated. close enough to the town and beach to be able … More

2 Jun 2014


"Great Holiday Home"

Excellent accommodation. The house is extremely clean, with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable holiday. The booking process with the owner Mandy was friendly and efficient, and she … More

7 Nov 2013


"Fantastic stay at No2."

Had a fantastic stay at No2 The Downs for half term Oct 26th to Nov 2nd.This house has fantastic views over Swanage and is ideally located for the town and amenities.It is beautifully furnished and ha… More

6 Nov 2013


"Beautiful, well equipped & very comfortable"

This was our 2nd stay at No.2 The Downs and it is still excellent accommodation in a wonderful town. The house is extremely clean, warm & cosy at this time of year, with everything you could possibly … More

Review 1-10 of 23

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  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:23 Jan 2015

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