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The Lookout - Swanage Bay

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Modern apartment in an elevated position above Swanage, with wonderful views of the bay
  • Decorated with thought and care throughout in a contemporary coastal style
  • Durlston Country Park, the beach and town centre are all within walking distance
Property code: 82148

This stylish apartment is the ideal base for a family holiday and offers stunning, far-reaching views over Swanage Bay as well as easy access to amenities, the Jurassic Coast and many wonderful walks.

The picturesque coastal town of Swanage lies at the tip of the Isle of Purbeck. There is a popular sandy beach and a great selection of shops, cafes and amusements. Backed by the beautiful Purbeck Hills and a gateway town to the Jurassic Coast, this location offers the best of both worlds, with many walking routes weaving through the landscape and along the cliffs. Attractions include Durlston Country Park, the unspoilt white sands of Studland, and Corfe Castle, which is home to castle ruins cared for by the National Trust and accessible by steam train from Swanage. Those wishing to get out on the water can enjoy sailing, water skiing, wind surfing and diving, or relax with a boat trip.

This second-floor apartment sits in a tranquil spot elevated above the town centre. A shared entrance door and stairs lead to the private entrance into the property. A useful cloakroom area is available for coats and shoes adjacent to the door. Once inside, you are met with a spacious lounge/kitchen/diner to your right. This welcoming space has breathtaking panoramic views over the whole of Swanage Bay and across to Old Harry Rocks, which are sure to make you want to rest a while and simply take in the sights. Newly renovated in 2021, the kitchen area has been well-equipped with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washing machine, and has more lovely sea views. There is plenty of space to dine just opposite and a comfortable lounge area with TV. Heading back into the entrance hallway, you will find a cosy single room and a contemporary bathroom opposite, with a shower over the bath and WC. Completing the accommodation is a spacious and light double bedroom with dual aspect views across Swanage. Due to the setting within the eaves, this property has areas of restricted head height throughout, which only add to its character and charm.

This delightful apartment block is made of traditional Purbeck stone and surrounded by lawned gardens. To the rear of the property, there is off-road parking for one vehicle as well as ample additional roadside parking (subject to availability).

  • 2 bedrooms -1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV available in the lounge
  • Unenclosed lawn area with furniture
  • Second floor apartment not suitable for infants
  • Regret no dogs
  • Off-road parking space for 1 car (with additional roadside parking subject to availability)
  • Beach, pubs and shops within walking distance
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Nicky Rice

This property joined our collection in 2021 and is managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lisa, 22nd July 2022

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Absolutely amazing apartment, very comfortable beds, exceptionally clean, views were amazing over Swanage to the sea and a 5 minute walk down to Swanage but probably 15mins walk back up to apartment. Would definitely recommend it and if staying at Swanage again would book again.

Reviewed by Paul, 24th June 2022

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Clean & comfortable flat. Good views and easy parking front and back. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Bev, 3rd June 2022

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Comfortable apartment with lovely views

Reviewed by Heather, 28th May 2022

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The Lookout was very comfortable and extremely clean.It was a great location for exploring Swanage town centre and the beautiful walks right from the front door.We throughly enjoyed our stay, the view from the window was a bonus and we would have no hesitation in returning to this property in the future.

Reviewed by Stephen, 20th May 2022

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This holiday property was very well presented. The was very nicely decorated and very clean and tidy. The location was superb easy access to all local attractions. We would certainly recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed by Rebecca, 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Brian, 29th April 2022

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Lovely spacious apartment for a couple, clean and well equipped. Fantastic sea views from living area. Fantastic views are because apartment is up quite a hill from town centre, a tiring walk at the end of the day. Nice easy parking, good access to coast path and country park.

Reviewed by Susan, 15th April 2022

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A lovely place - perfect for us as a couple with a 6 year old. Easily able to walk to places from there. Fantastic views from the lounge window. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Jane, 4th April 2022

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Reviewed by Sue, 4th February 2022

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We absolutely loved The Lookout. The view is amazing! For non-drivers Swanage is accessible by public transport. Great coastal walks in both directions, and useful local buses. For example, one day we walked along the coast to Shell Bay returning by bus along a very scenic route. Another day we went by bus to Corfe Castle, which was fascinating andRead more hosts an enormous raven's nest. Durlston Country Park is wonderful, including the restaurant which caters for vegans! Good wholefood shop in town. Hide

Reviewed by Namrata, 7th January 2022

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The Lookout has a spectacular view of Swanage Bay which really is the standout feature of the property. Such a joy to wake up each morning and 'look out' the living room window. The place is so well designed and laid out and felt spacious. Everything feels like it's been built to a good spec and we felt so comfortable throughout our stay - it's perRead morefect for a couple, and would be good still with a small child in tow. Highly recommend and we'd love to come back. Hide

Reviewed by Leslie, 23rd November 2021

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Reviewed by Julie, 15th October 2021

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Great week with wonderful views. Very quiet. Parking easy both on street and designated parking slot. Plenty to do within walking distance. Walk back up from the town is very steep. Comfy beds, well equipped , very clean.

Reviewed by Hannah, 8th October 2021

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Wow what a wonderful appartment. The views are superb you get a great view of the sea and the beach at swanage and even old Harry's rocks in the distance. The owners even provide binoculars to appreciate the views more. It is modern and has all the home comforts yoh could need while on holiday.The only downsides were the ceiling heights; my husbandRead more kept banging his head on the sloping ceilings.Private parking was down an unmade road which wasnt great but on the roadside was easy and a quiet road Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn, 1st October 2021

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A very clean and comfortable apartment in a pleasant, quiet part of Swanage. Within a few minutes' walk of the town, although the walk back is up a steep hill. The views from the living room are lovely, out over the bay as far as Old Harry rocks. We would stay here again and would recommend it.

Reviewed by Richard, 24th September 2021

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Beautiful apartment with stunning views across the bay, highly recommend staying here. Although it should be made clear that access is not suitable for anyone with restricted mobility.

Reviewed by Lucia, 17th September 2021

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The views of the bay are amazing!!

Reviewed by Helen, 3rd September 2021

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Lovely modern, stylish, spotlessly clean and airy flat with fabulous views over Swanage bay.

Reviewed by Linda, 30th August 2021

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Reviewed by Rachael, 13th August 2021

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Lovely accommodation

Reviewed by Jerome, 30th July 2021

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A lovely property, immaculately clean and very inviting. A few minutes walk to town and the beach. We will definitely stay there again.

Reviewed by Clive, 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Michael, 4th July 2021

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Very nice top floor apartment with great views of Swanage Bay, it has all the equipment and utensils you would require in the kitchen with a nice modern feel. Exceptionally clean and very cosy and would recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed by Phillip, 25th June 2021

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This was a truly enjoyable property to rent, very clean and comfortable. The views were absolutely wonderful,could of stayed forever looking at view.. but you need to be comfortable climbing the stairs from front door to flat door.

Reviewed by Terence, 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by HANNAH, 6th June 2021

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We had a lovely stay at the Lookout, which is in the perfect location. The flat is newly decorated and was exceptionally clean. The views over Swanage were also beautiful! You are a short walk to the main town centre and also to Durlston Country Park, which is a must see! There was a great instruction and information book in the accommodation, of wRead morehich we visited many of the recommendations. The owner kindly provided milk, biscuits and tea bags, which was a nice touch. Hide

Reviewed by Daniel, 28th May 2021

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A fantastic location in a quite area. A short walk to the seaside, harbour, shops or on to the scenic south west coast path and to Durlston castle and country park. Great views over Swanage and a nicely presented apartment made for a relaxing and refreshing stay. Recommended and hope to be back again sometime.

Reviewed by John, 21st May 2021

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The apartment was spotlessly clean and beautifully appointed - it looked recently refurbished with new carpets. Wonderful views of Swanage bay through the lounge area window and the Velux windows, Wi-Fi was good. The owners seem to have thought of everything to make our stay very pleasant indeed. We parked our car on the day of arrival at the rear Read moreof the property and didn't move it until we left for home. A pleasant stroll down the hill to the town and a slow slog back, 5mins down 10mins up lol! Hide

Reviewed by Peter, 17th May 2021

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We had a great time in a lovely property with an amazing view, what's not to like.

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