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Lobster Lookout

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Swanage, Dorset Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "A fantastic long weekend break in this beautiful property."

    Furnishings etc all of a very high standard and it was spotlessly clean…it was a fabulous property in a beautiful area…absolutely loved the sea views from the front bedrooms and the walk into town was only 7 minutes down and about 9 minutes up, what a workout! There were just two niggles, 1) it was listed as having 2 bathrooms which we specifically searched for in our required criteria but we didn’t feel a toilet and a sink within a utility room qualified as a bathroom so this was quite disappointing as it really wasn’t cheap for a 3 night break and 2) the ledge in the garden was so steep and potentially very dangerous. We couldn’t relax and let the dogs free in the garden and felt some form of restraint should be placed there as currently it isn’t overly pet or child friendly. That said, we absolutely loved the rest of the property and the area of Swanage and had a wonderful short break.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely holiday property and well equipped."

    Everything you need for a great stay. We were a party of 4 and a medium dog. Plenty of room. Would thoroughly recommend, Swanage is beautiful. Thank you

    Reviewed by Helen.5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect location , accommodation spotless, full of quality touches, faultless."

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely stay, cottage had everything we needed and the decor was beautiful"

    Reviewed by Katrina4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lobster lookout (although a little more expensive than some cottages available) is a beautiful cottage."

    It has everything you need. The parking was perfect for 2 cars and the cottage was large enough for our family of 3 , our parents and our dog. I was happy to pay a little more after having stayed at an 'old fashioned cottage with a different company last year - which I felt very uncomfortable in. Lobster Lookout is nice and modern. The washing machine/ tumble dryer are an added bonus - always so useful whilst on holiday. The tea, coffee and biscuits were a welcome extra when we arrived before our shopping delivery arrived. Maybe a little treat / pet blanket if the owners know that they have a dog staying would be a nice little extra - we stayed in a cottage in Northumberland last year and that was such a surprise and very appreciated. We however always take our own dog bed, towel, blanket etc. Whilst there is quite a lot of storage - the cupboards / wardrobes were all very full of extra linen / towels etc. It would be better to have the space to unpack properly. But this is only a minor niggle. The location of the cottage is fabulous - near to Durlston Country Park & Castle (Fabulous for breakfast) - the views on the walk up to the castle are stunning. The walk into Swanage is easy (not so easy back up the hill for the older ones - not a problem for the more able / younger). Overall Swanage itself is beautiful - clean - stunning - scenery amazing. We were so lucky with the weather - it was beautiful all week. If you book Lobster Lookout you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Jul 2023

  • "The mattress in the main bedroom(top of the stairs turn left) was old and lumpy."

    The front garden was unkempt and for half the week we were unable to open the door going onto the patio table/chairs. I think to say there is parking for three cars is a bit unrealistic. Furnishings and decor excellent

    Reviewed by Jenny4.1Jun 2023

  • "Great cottage."

    ..High wall is our most did escape...great to see you fox in the deer..[ in our view wall could do with safety rail plus gate at the bottom of steps]....on the whole fantastic...would like to see prices kept a bit lower....lovely friendly people in local area...great holiday was had...will go back if the price is right...and once the issue with the wall sorted...[ which wouldn't cost the earth to put right ]...enjoy all the same.

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely house, we had a great family holiday at the beginning of June!"

    It was our first visit to Swanage and Lobster Lookout made it one to remember! Very nicely decorated and accessorised throughout. Good location, close to everything. Be prepared for a short but fairly steep walk from the shops and beach. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2023

  • "Could not fault the property, was pleasantly surprised how well looked after, presented and home from home the property was."

    Was perfect for 5 adults and 2 little ones. Only down fall was the ledge in the garden but any parent would be conscious of this and never leave their children unsupervised so wasn’t an issue for us. The location was central, a few steep hills up to the property but again wasn’t an issue for the family, i myself had an accident before the holiday so wasn’t ideal with a wheelchair but was close enough to the town for my husband to go home and pick me up in the car without any issues. Overall a fantastic stay with a lovely clean modern yet homely property: Will surely be returning Thank you

    Reviewed by K5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Lobster Lookout."

    The property was really comfortable and had everything we needed for a home from home holiday. The only thing I would say is that the garden is really not suitable for dogs with there being such steep steps and a very high drop from the grass section. We were so worried that we didn't let our dogs go up there in the end. I certainly wouldn't recommend this property if you have small children. I would also suggest having some toilet roll holders fitted. For such a lovely property that has been recently decorated, we found it strange that in both toilets, there were no holders. All in all though a lovely stay - thanks.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous property in our favourite place."

    Great facilities, spacious for 3 of us plus 2 dogs. Very clean and comfortable. Great position in Swanage, lovely walk from the property either into town or up to Durlston Castle for fabulous views while enjoying a coffee or bottle of Prosecco in our case! Think the house would be a bit small for any more than 4 people due to only one bathroom. Pity there was no washing up liquid and only 2 dishwasher tablets, ended up putting everything in the dishwasher when I would have done the pans by hand. Only a small quibble though as everything else perfect

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautifully presented and very comfortable accommodation - located at the top of ..."

    Beautifully presented and very comfortable accommodation - located at the top of the hill overlooking Swanage Bay with just a 5 minute stroll into town for shops and eateries (slightly longer walk back up the hill

    Reviewed by Doug5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent location, as long as you don't mind the steep hill up from the town centre!"

    House is very clean and modern, three decent double bedrooms, although I would stay there is very little storage space in the rooms for clothes etc. We were only using two rooms so used the third to keep cases etc in. In addition, while the bathroom is adequate, there is virtually no space to put toiletries and for tall people getting in and out of the over bath shower could be a bit of a squeeze! The shower is good though, once in. The parking at the front is a little tight as well, we just managed with an Audi Q3 ans SEAT Ateca without obstructing the pavement, but there is plenty of parking on the street. Behind the property are roads leading up to the cliff paths and many excellent walks, if that's your thing. Forte's in town has stunning Gelato ice cream - in itself a good enough reason for staying in Swanage!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a wonderful week extremely clean and well maintained."

    Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2023

  • "We spent a lovely week away."

    The property was in a good location, at the top of the hill, giving great views down to the sea. Lobster Lookout provided everything we needed for a very comfortable stay; 3 double bedrooms, a well stocked kitchen and spacious sitting area. The property is nicely decorated with lots of little home furnishing touches.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a wonderful modern, clean, comfortable cosy house."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our family stay over Christmas. Definitely home from home. We loved the Christmas decorations. The kitchen is well equipped with everything. Ideal location and great views of the sea from the two front bedrooms. The three luxurious bedrooms were each of a great size. The bathroom modern and tastefully decorated.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2022

  • "What a lovely property!"

    Very comfortable, cosy and clean. Gorgeous decor, great facilities, well equipped. We had such a good holiday at Lobster Lookout.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2022

  • "A really lovely modern property, recently built and with very high quality fittings and decor."

    Well equipped kitchen, 3 double beds, all very comfortable. Ideal location with easy access to the town centre, beach and pier. Lovely distant sea views from front bedrooms. As others have said its a steep hill to get back home but kept us fit! Outside space is compact but adequate. High drop off wall in back garden is something to be aware of if you have dogs or children. The huge bi-fold doors on to the patio would be lovely in the summer but obviously we didn't use in winter. Christmas decorations were a lovely finishing touch for our stay. We are already planning our next visit.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful house, well designed for socialising."

    The kitchen was well equipped which made cooking so much easier and the location was great - just a short walk to the town. Walking back up that steep hill kept us fit! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2022

  • "Most relaxing break, as we said throughout our stay, this is luxury living."

    we didn't go out in the evening as we wanted to stay in the house. Thank you and will book again.

    We’re delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcoming you again :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anton5.0Oct 2022

  • "Slightly disappointed that there was no washing up liquid or kitchen roll."

    A spare key would also have been useful

    I’m sorry that there was no washing up liquid on your arrival. I will check on this .. Kitchen towel is generally not provided unfortunately. The keysafe can be used by multiple guests to avoid the confusion of extra keys & key loss. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely holiday with the all the family."

    Lobster Lookout was everything we were expecting, and more. Great accommodation, close to the town and beach. The Black Swan pub was a good find, with good food, and a excellent choice of ales, within easy walking distance. Would definitely stop here again when next visiting the area.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2022

  • "A home from home plus more!"

    A beautiful house filled with beautiful decor and absolutely outstanding views from the upstairs windows. Amazing attention to detail for the needs of us. A beautiful setting in a quiet part of the town. A really steep walk back but we got faster by the end of the week! Loved the proximety of the beach and town and the country park. Did not realise it was carnival week when I booked but it made the week. I did not have to drive anywhere Could walk to everything. Would highly recommended this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage and really well furnished and equipped."

    Slight downside was outside space and steps up to garden area.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2022

  • "Layout and facilities suited our family requirements exactly."

    A lovely place.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful and completely refurbished, immaculately decorated cottage with everything provided to start your holiday."

    Lots of attention to detail We arranged a Sainsburys delivery for our self catering needs and made sure we didn’t exhaust existing supplies of basics. We thoroughly recommend Lobster Lookout Thank you for your hospitality

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 3 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom/utility
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen,dining and sitting area
  • Sitting room
  • Central heating
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.7 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Located in the seaside resort of Swanage in Dorset, is this lovely three-bedroom house, Lobster Lookout.

Enjoying a fabulous location just moments away from Swanage’s beautiful beach and set within the Dorset AONB, Lobster Lookout is a fantastic dog-friendly dwelling for group or family of six’s escape to Dorset.

Off-road parking for up to three cars will greet you on arrival so you can unload your bags with ease.

Step into the light and airy open-plan living space, where you can rustle up delicious meals for your loved ones, ready to enjoy at the dining table for six or alfresco out in the rear garden.

After dinner, why not relax on the sun loungers with a good book or your favourite tipple as you soak up the sunshine?

As the evening cools, retire to the sitting room where you can curl up on the plush seating and enjoy a family film night on the TV.

Completing the ground floor is a handy cloakroom/utility, housing a washing machine and tumble dryer for your convenience.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you can indulge in a relaxing soak in the bath or wash off sandy toes under the overhead shower.

When sleep calls, choose from three beautifully decorated double bedrooms to catch your rest in.

Pack up your bathing suits, swimming trunks and towels and head straight for the golden sands of Swanage Beach, where you can bathe on the golden sands, paddle the shores or wander up towards the Victorian Swanage Pier Trust, where you can explore the delights of the maritime museum, grab a light bite at the café or embark on a boat trip.

You will be spoilt for choice for places to dine, with a variety of cuisine on offer including fresh seafood at Gee Whites Seafood Restaurant and Sea Breeze Restaurant, whilst pub classics can be enjoyed at The White Horse and Red Lion.

Time your visit right to attend the popular jazz festival which takes place annually in July.

For a relaxing ride through the stunning countryside, hop aboard the historic Swanage Railway, where you can sit back and enjoy the views for six miles.

Be sure to check out the breath-taking surroundings of Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve, where you can spot the local wildlife or wander the visitor centre and gallery set within a former Victorian Castle.

Continue onto Wareham, where you can enjoy more wildlife rich hikes through the popular RSPB Arne or test out your swing at the excellent Wareham Golf Club.

Further afield, you will find Poole, where you can picnic in the picturesque Poole Park, delve into history at the Poole Museum, hop aboard a boat to visit the historic spot of Brownsea Island, or drive over to the renowned Sandbanks Beach for a fun-filled day and views across the English Channel.

All this and more awaits at Lobster Lookout.

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About the location


Wareham 9.7 miles; Poole 20 miles.

The small, family-friendly seaside resort of Swanage is situated at the eastern end of Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast, on the celebrated Isle of Purbeck and is probably best known for its wonderful, gently shelving golden sands. The little town offers visitors plenty of shops, good pubs and restaurants, some of which specialise in locally caught seafood, and is also well known for its annual jazz festival, which takes place each July. The attractive, Victorian wooden pier offers a great place for a stroll or try fishing, and often used a departure point for divers, it’s a wonderful place to watch the world pass by. The historic Swanage Railway has its terminus in the town and regular nostalgic steam engine trips take tourists for a picturesque 6-mile journey, chugging through lovely countryside to stop just beyond the romantic ruin of Corfe Castle. Nearby Durlston Country Park offers a lovely day out with spectacular coastal walks, dolphin spotting and wildlife watching, together with comfortable viewing points and a well-stocked cafe for a treat after all the fresh air. Take the short drive to Studland, which has one of the finest beaches in the country, surrounded by heathland, together with the regular chain ferry, which crosses the mouth of Poole Harbour to Sandbanks. This truly is a delightful holiday destination at any time of the year.

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Please note: In the garden, there is a drop from the lawned area down to the patio, please ensure young children are supervised at all times. There are also steep steps up to the lawn, please take care.

Please note that there is no BBQ at the property

Please note that the log burner is not in use

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas