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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Bayview offers big, spacious and comfortable accommodation in a three bedroom, two lounge, four storey, Edwardian terraced house. Sleeping up to eight, it is set in a quiet road, within walking distance of the town, main blue flag award sandy beach and countryside. There are sea views from the lounge, main bedroom and twin bedroom.
There is a local convenience store a couple of minutes away and pub.
You can walk toTownsend Nature Reserve and footpaths lead to Durlston Country Park with the globe and Tilly Whim lighthouse.
You can walk via the mill pond into the town where there is a choice of cafes,restaurants and pubs along with the pier, lifeboat station and museum. From the town you can visit Corfe castle on the steam railway or in summer catch an open top bus to Studland and walk back,
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Swanage 800 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth 11.26 km, Nearest railway: Wareham 14.3 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, Video player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Further details indoors|
Hall with stripped pine floor.
Lounge with decorative fireplace and stripped pine floor.
Second lounge with family games, puzzles, videos, books and fireplace with electric fire.
Lower Ground Floor
Downstairs there is a large well equipped kitchen/diner with large fridge plus small table top freezer.An iPod dock. High chair and booster seat available.
Fully enclosed garden with furniture and back entrance.
A double bedroom with pine furniture and a fine sea view.
A further bedroom with bunk beds and a single bed with pine furniture.
Bathroom (bath with shower over) and separate toilet.
Beamed Twin Room with panoramic view of the bay and the downs.
It can sleep seven people, plus one on a Z bed plus travel cot. Duvets, pillows and some blankets provided. Hirer to supply own bed linen, towels and tea towels.
|Further details outdoors|
Parking available in road.
Sorry no pets.
Deposit £100 and balance due 8 weeks before. For short breaks the full payment is due on booking.
Booking form obtained from www.bayviewswanage.co.uk
The West Country region
Dorset is famous for the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, which features landforms such as Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Dorset offers beautiful scenery and many coastal walks. Try dorset apple cake while your here. Durlston Country Park, a national nature reserve, and Townsend nature reserve are close by and offer a haven for wildlife. Durlston, accessible by a walk across the fields from Bayview, is a spectacular place for geology. There is a live camera link to the Guillemont colonies and 250 species of bird recorded there. alonside 33 species of butterfly, 500 moths and 578 species of wild flower. Dolphins are sighted from Durlston which is is also an ideal place to see solar systems, star clusters, galaxies and meteor showers.
Many walks are possible with the South West coast path nearby and Studland and Old Harry can be reached on foot from Bayview.There is an RSPB reserve at Arne along with wildlife and bird wtching opportunities at Shell bay, Studland and Durlston. while on Brownsea island red squirrels and peacocks can be seen. Diving takes place around Swanage and Kimmeridge.
Swanage is a Victorian seaside resort with a sandy beach and sheltered bay . It's central beach was awarded the coveted blue flag award again in 2013. Swanage vies with the Isle of Wight for the sunniest spot in the UK due to its peninsular position on the South Coast.
Swanage vies with the Isle of Wight for the sunniest spot in the UK due to its peninsular position on the South Coast.
Park the car up for the week and you can walk from Bayview to the town, beach, pier, Old Harry, Studland and to the local Townsend nature reserve - great for hide n seek - and to Durlston country park with its globe and Tilly Whim Lighthouse.
Take the steam railway to Corfe Castle, hire bikes, catch the open top in the summer to Studland. Swanage is served by buses to Wareham, Bournemouth and Poole.
The Mowlem theatre in Swanage present films and shows while the British Legion holds various events. Swanage has a programme of local music often held in pubs in Swanage.
A comedy festival now runs in Swanage.
Further afield: Monkey World, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, Bovington tank museum, Brownsea island, Weymouth are just a few of the options.
There is a list of ideas at Bayview.
Activities near Swanage
Tennis in town
Horse Riding available at Studland
Golf courses at nearby Sudland and Wareham
EVENTS;- Swanage has two blues festivals 7 -9 March 2014 and 4th - 6th October 2013 free admision, a jazz festival July 12th - 14th 2013, carnival and regatta 27th July - 3rd August 2013, folk festival 6th - 8th September 2013, a swanage and purbeck walking festival 21st - 27th september 2013, Purbeck film festival 11 - 26 October 2013. At Swanage railway in 2013 see Peppa Pig 30/3 - 1/4, Diesel Gala 10th to 12th May 2013 and Santa Specials.
Swanage European blue flag beach 2011
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6 Jun 2014
"good location with spaceous house"
Be aware you need to take all towels, bed linen and tea towels. Could do with a larger clothes horse. Only one toilet.
Some of the cooking pans had been left dirty from the previous occupier.
Could do with wifi.
The house smelled damp and musty on arrival but cleared once aired.
17 Sep 2013
"Good sized family property"
My grand children loved the property, expecially the kitchen,where they could perch on the stone shelf. The adults in the group found the kitchen a bit oppressive, so we spent as little time in there … More
Very pleased that all 10 of you found Bayview spacious and well located, with a good pub nearby.
Glad the children liked the kitchen but appreciate it may have been a squeeze for 10 of you as the kitchen is set up for 8.
Apologies re kettle, hope the wedding went well.
13 May 2013
"great house and location for a dive group"
my dive club stayed here for the 1st may bank holiday, this was our 2nd time at staying at the house for a dive trip. It is in a great location, just a short walk to all the shops, pubs and restaurants and a couple of minutes drive to the pier. The house has plenty of space and is a great set up for groups, with a nice size back garden to dry off your dive kit.
Fab weekend in swanage - will be back again
4 Sep 2012
"Family beach holiday"
We were 4 adults and 2 under 5's. Swanage is very good for families - sandy beach, free playground and paid-for activity "fun-fair" especially suitable for young children. Also steam train to Corfe Castle (National Trust), lots of walks and nearby family attractions. We especially liked Farmer Palmer's. Swanage has all you need for self-catering - choice of supermarkets and several bakeries etc. as well as sea-side facilities for buckets, spades and ice-creams. House is on 4 floors, which sounds unusual but works. (Top floor is just a bedroom). Lower ground floor is a huge kitchen/diner with full amenities. In easy walking distance of beach, high street shops, churches and cafes, bus station and Railway Preservation Society station. We had two cars and were a bit concerned about parking, but had no trouble when we were there. We usually parked one car very close to the house and the other within 100 metres. But most days we walked to the beach so cars were not an issue. We all had a good time.
19 Aug 2012
"Nice family holiday home"
Bayview is spacious,and situated in a quiet part of Swanage, close to the beach and station .We have had a lovely family holiday.
I am pleased you appreciated Bayview's lovely location and had a good holiday.
17 Apr 2012
"Roomy house in Swanage town and near to Beach"
Interesting terraced house spread over 4 levels , lovely views over town and bay from the upstairs bedrooms. 2 families of 4 shared together. Only one Loo, but separate bathroom made that okay. Well equipped for the price, comfortable beds. House is a short walk from the town centre, main beach and steam railway, making it a non-fancy, good-value base for Swanage town and Beach, Studland and Brownsea Island. We had good weather for April and spend 4 days on the beach.
Glad you found Bayview comfortable and convenient for all of you and that you enjoyed the lovely sandy beach.
1 Sep 2011
"Very spacious accommodation with superb views of the bay."
A well equipped house with garden. Plenty of room for a large family. Need to bear in mind that the accommodation is spread over four floors; kitchen/dining room is in basement and the third bedroom is at the top of the house, via stairs from the third floor. Excellent position for walking into town, so close to all amenities. Also bear in mind that the walk back from town is uphill!
Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the panoramic views and convenient location.
19 Jun 2011
Very spacious four storey house with lovely views.. In an excellent location - walking distance to Swanage Town/ Beach and few miles from Studland Bay. Fab basement kitchen/dining room with patio area for al fresco dining in the evening. Although this house is very spacious and well equipped it's just slightly dated and i can imagine with a few people staying the one toilet on the third floor may be a bit tricky in the mornings. Overall an enjoyable stay at Bay View and would definitely return and recommend.
17 May 2011
"I like this house"
I have stayed at Bayview several times. The house isn't luxurious.Its main handicap is only having one bathroom but it has all you need, great views, is a reasonably easy walk to the town's amenities, you can park outside and if it matches your accommodation requirements is very good value. I would happily stay there again
17 May 2011
"ideal for our reunion"
The third visit of old University friends for a reunion so obviously we love it, the house itself and Swanage. Particularly love the large kitchen table where we can sit for hours and reminisce and share our lives.
It was an ideal place to watch the Royal Wedding (we had watched Princess Anne and Mark Phillips' wedding in Swansea together) though we had already booked the May weekend before the wedding was announced.
We are thinking about putting a plaque on Swanage Pier, we have grown so fond of the area.
If we were to make one slightly negative comment it would be that a second loo would be a great addition - but it hasn't stopped us from returning.
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