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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 0.5km

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.


The price of all WEEKLY bookings now include a complete linen package as a result of popular demand.

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.

For short breaks this an optional service.

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 Linen provided, 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. Bathroom: Bath with shower attachment, WC and basin.

Utility room with washer dryer and fridge - (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).

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 West Country 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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Review 1-10 of 15

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

14 Aug 2013


"Fantastic Home from Home - We Loved It!!"

We have been visiting Swanage for many years but this is our first time at No.2 The Downs & what an incredible find! The split level house is modern, spotlessly clean & obviously well cared for. It is… More

27 Jun 2013


"Fabulous, going back next year"

The house is split over 3 levels, with the twin room on the ground floor, this made it an ideal holiday for my sister, myself, our dad and his wife - we could have some time for ourselves. Mandy has t… More

27 May 2013


"We live the place"

This is our second stay at 2 the downs. We stayed with our grandchildren this time. The accommodation is on three floors and is impeccable. Close to the downs and easily walkable to the beach with par… More

9 Apr 2013


"What a little gem.."

We visit Swanage on a regular basis (couple trips per year). We normally stay in a static caravan or B&B, this time we tried a cottage type accommodation and came across No 2 The Downs. This little co… More

31 Mar 2013


"Immaculate accommodation at a great location"

The cottage is extremely well presented and with a short stroll from the town it is hard to beat. The cottage is equipped with everything you can imagine with extremely comfortable beds. It literally … More

9 Nov 2012


"Excellent location and first class accommodation"

I really can't fault this gem of a place. As all the other reviews state:-Great locationWonderful viewsSpotlessly cleanWell equippedGood ParkingEasy access to the surrounding area. I could go on… More

7 Nov 2012


"Very convenient, comfortable and clean"

Excellent position for the middle of town, the beach, the pier and coastal walks. A lovely comfortable, well equipped house with plenty of room, easy parking and spotlessly clean on arrival.

We highly recommend a trip to Brownsea Island via the Studland ferry: there are lots of red squirrels and they are easy to spot.

17 Oct 2012


"Clean comfortable and homely"

We had a very enjoyable long weekend break at No 2 The Downs where we stayed for the Blues Festival with our daughter and son in law. The views over Swanage Bay were wonderful and access to the downs … More

Review 1-10 of 15

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