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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
'Island View' offers light, spacious and newly refurbished accommodation over 2 floors with spectacular views of the coastline from all main rooms and is fully equipped for all your holiday needs. Watch the boats in the bay and the comings and goings from the pier through our quirky porthole and enjoy the early morning and summer evening sunshine as you unwind in your beautiful surroundings.
Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck offer something for everyone : a blue flag award winning safe and sandy beach, walks in the rolling hills of South Dorset, dolphins swimming off the Jurassic coast, a steam railway taking trips up the valley to the historic site of Corfe Castle and a seaside town just minutes from the apartment offering shops, restaurants/pubs and a local theatre/cinema with shows and films all year round.
In short , you have found the perfect place to take that much needed holiday!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Swanage 200 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth International Airport 48 km, Nearest railway: Wareham 16 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment offers you the chance to enjoy all the charm and facilities of a little seaside town within a few minutes walk and when you're tired at the end of a lovely summer's day you can retire to your own apartment, relax and watch the world go by from the seclusion of your own home.
If you like, you can walk out for a meal in one of the many town's restaurants/pubs or venture further afield to a village inn or take the car ferry across the mouth of Poole Harbour to Bournemouth and Poole and take in a show/film and enjoy a late night meal afterwards.
|Further details outdoors|
As the apartment is situated on the shoreline and is adjacent to the beach, you can be first to the best position in the morning and last to leave at the end of the day. Your car can be parked outside the front door for ease of access and for those 'days out and about' so there's the best of all worlds.
N.B. As parking is on the promenade, there is very narrow access.
'Island View' is a family holiday home and under the personal supervision of the owners at all times.
The West Country region
Dorset is situated in Southern England and has so much to offer having the sea and Jurassic coast as its southern most boundary, rolling hills, historic sites, villages with purbeck stone cottages, market towns and the lively connurbation of Bournemouth and Poole with modern shops and varied entertainments.
Dorset boasts the busy port of Weymouth in the West, the historic county town of Dorchester close to the Cerne Abbas Giant, the elevated town of Shaftesbury in the North and the ancient priory dominating the harbour and centre of Christchurch in the East. Further afield the New Forest, Stonehenge and the cultural cities of Salisbury, Bath and Exeter are to be visited and their beauty discovered.
The climate is mild all year round having the effect of the sea to keep the extremes of both heat and cold at bay - perfect spring, summer, autumn and winter days are to be found in this gem of an English resort.
Swanage is a busy little seaside town with a mile of safe and gentle shelving sandy beach (Blue Flag award in 2010), an old stone pier, a long, more recently built wooden pier, coastal footpath walks, caves, a country park, and many local shops, restaurants and pubs.
Swanage and the surrounding area boasts numerous activities to take part in, just a few of these are : watersports (sailing, rowing, wind and kite surfing), scuba diving, fishing (trips leave the old stone pier for Old Harry Rocks and Durlston Bay), crabbing (just below the apartment is the best line crabbing for children and adults in the world...possibly!), beach relaxation, golf (the stunningly situated Isle of Purbeck golf course is a mere 30mins drive away), tennis and putting, cycling (cycle hire is available from a number of different outlets), walking (the SW coastal footpath runs past Swanage), birdwatching (the scenic RSPB reserve at Arne is 10 miles), horse riding, gliding, and rock climbing (outdoor and indoor).
Local festivals include : Blues and Roots (March & Oct); Jazz (July); Swanage Regatta (July/Aug); Folk (Sept) and the Purbeck Arts week May/June).
Other places to visit include Lulworth, Durdle Door (a naturally eroded, giant stone arch standing proudly in the sea); Clouds Hill (home of Lawrence of Arabia); Thomas Hardy's cottage (local author); Monkey World (an ape rescue centre); Farmer Palmers and Putlake Adventure Centre (places to meet the animals, see the farm working at first hand and enjoy the home-made produce); Brownsea Island (home of the beginnings of the Scouting movement and a sancturay for wildlife including the red squirrel); Bovington Tank Museum; The Blue Pool; Moors Valley Country Park (encompassing Go Ape - a high rope experience in the tree tops) and not forgetting the Steam Railway which travels up the valley to Corfe Castle and transports you back to a bygone era.
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10 Aug 2014
"Perfect location, great apartment, lovely landlady, beautiful Swanage. BRILLIANT!!!!!"
We had a fabulous holiday here. The flat was perfect. The location was brilliant, couldn't have been any better. The place was fully equipped and we wanted for nothing. The beautiful view only ad… More
Thank you for your glowing review of Island View and I'm so pleased that your stay in Swanage gave you all a great holiday. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back in the not-too-distant future.
24 Jun 2014
"Perfect location and comfortable accomodation"
The apartment was in the perfect spot for us, right on the seafront with a fabulous seaview, with the beach, shops, pubs and cafes on the doorstep. Fab having parking too, but didnt move the car once… More
Thank you for your kind comments and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Island View whilst attending your friend's special occasion. I look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
31 May 2014
"Can't wait to return!!"
This was such a good find. We have just returned from our second trip, and have already booked for next year.A lovely central position, in a welcoming flat with beautiful views.… More
Thank you for all your wonderful comments - I'm delighted that Island View lived up to it's reputation second time round and look forward to welcoming you back again in 2015.
2 May 2014
Fantastic weekend away. The apartment was just as it had looked on the website it could not have been equipped better, everything was there that we needed. We felt very at home, it was warm, hot showe… More
Thank you for your kind comments and I am delighted that you enjoyed your special weekend break in Island View. I look forward to welcoming you back to Swanage in the future.
1 Jun 2013
"Best flat in Swanage spoiled by worst hoover in history?"
Brill flat; quirky, quiet, central, can't beat the price. All great until last 1/2 hour before leaving when I take out the hoover and it takes over an hour to clean what should have been a quick … More
I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay in Island View and must apologise for the "antique" hoover which marred your final hour in "the best flat in Swanage". The offending item was replaced early in 2013 with a modern, efficient and time-saving vaccuum cleaner :-)
13 Feb 2013
"Very enjoyable winter break"
Recently returned from a mid week break at the Island view and we must say that the stay definitely lived up to all of the reviews previously read.Regarding winter breaks, thanks to Ann's prepara… More
I'm so very glad that Island View provided a warm and cosy base for your winter break and that Swanage's eateries came up trumps!
7 Oct 2012
"If you are in Swanage this is the place to stay"
The location is ideal having views over the sea. It is minutes from the town.
However you do need to be fit if you have the top floor apartment!
Thank you for your review - the comments speak for themselves but I believe the reward to be well worth the climb!
10 Sep 2012
We have enjoyed a fabulous holiday in Swanage and unquestionably the Island View apartment has contributed hugely to it. What a wonderful location, a view that never disappoints and a brilliantly laid out apartment. Swanage offers great delights and the apartment allow you to enjoy them all at a wonderful pace. Can't wait to stay again.
I am delighted that your holiday in Island View was such a success from many aspects. I look forward to welcoming you all back on any return trip in the future.
3 Jul 2012
"Great accomondation and views"
Any one looking for a place to stay in Swanage look no further. Apartment was clean and tidy and the views from apartment were fantastic. Nothing was to much trouble for the owner Ann. look forward to returning in 2013
Thank you for your positive review of Island View and I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. My aim is always to give my visitors accommodation to match the view together with a personal service of the same quality.
9 Sep 2011
"Don't hesitate to stay here - ideal location for Dorset exploration and beach"
We (2 adults and 1 x 11 yr old) spent 5 nights at the end of Aug 2011 in Island View, Swanage. The property is on the top floor but the views are worth the effort of walking up the stairs. The photos … More
Very many thanks for your excellent review and 'low-down' on Swanage and the surrounding area's attractions. I look forward to booking you all into Island View again in the near future.
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