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Hill View

(Ref. 1017044)

Swanage, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely throughly enjoyed our stay."

    Lovely spacious place. Very private with easy parking. Nice and quiet yet handy for everything. Easy walk along the front to town in 10 minutes. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Thankyou for your kind feedback ,we try really hard to make every stay as comfortable as possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2024

  • "Great location exactly as described nice to have parking A bit dated but that ..."

    Great location exactly as described nice to have parking A bit dated but that is reflected in the price looking forward to return there

    Reviewed by Eddie3.4Dec 2023

  • "A spacious flat with everything provided."

    Needs some updating but otherwise comfortable and a good position for access to the town and coast path. We were pleasantly surprised to find some biscuits, wine and jams etc left out for us on arrival, thank you.

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Sep 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Hillview and would definitely consider returning."

    It's a superb location close to the sea front and town, and even closer to walk down to the beach for a dip in the sea at the end of a day out. We loved the bright spacious living room - which meant when the weather was unseasonably wet, it was a nice bright room to sit in and relax. The children loved the view of the downs from their bedroom window, and the main bedroom felt spacious. We had everything we needed in the property, except perhaps a larger airer for wet clothes. (We found the over-bath airer a bit small and couldn't locate a larger one in the property). All in all, a lovely comfortable property with easy allocated parking space and we had everything we needed for our two-week stay. (We enjoyed consuming the lovely goodies in the welcoming basket, thank you)

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jul 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Swanage, a lovely old fashioned seaside town."

    However, we were surprised to find the kitchen, bathroom and shower room were dirty, we do not normally find this with Sykes properties. The kitchen knives were blunt and there was no bread knife, and most of the saucepans were unusable. It is a shame as the accommodation is otherwise good.

    Reviewed by Maree2.8Jul 2023

  • "Great base for visiting Swanage and the area."

    Dog friendly beach less than half a mile away and the town centre just that bit further. Has everything you need for a week away. Will definitely stay again and hopefully be as lucky with the weather!

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4May 2023

  • "Great location, close to the beach and town centre."

    Spacious apartment, parking included and good WiFi. Slightly old fashioned decor but very comfortable all the same. Nice welcome gifts were much appreciated. The only complaint was the cleanliness of the kitchen contents. Obviously the previous people hadn't washed up properly; pots, plates, crockery etc had food residue so needed to be hot washed before use. Soon sorted and left spotless for the next tenants!

    Thank-you for your feedback we will add the pots and pans to the checklist. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim3.4Apr 2023

  • "The property was clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    There were extras like dvds and interesting books about the local area or just for something to read. There was even beach chairs and buckets and spades so anything forgotten would have been catered for. It is a very spacious property and so close to the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return again next year.

    Thank-you for your kind feedback we try to make everyone's stay as comfortable as possible Property Owner

    Reviewed by Meridy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great to find a holiday rental in Swanage with spacious parking place and within easy walking distance of sandy beach and town ."

    Very warm accommodation with everything we required . Would be excellent for a family holiday to be near beach in warmer weather .

    Thank you for your kind feedback we try our best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Jan 2023

  • "Hill view had everything we expected and everything we needed, it reflected the value we paid for our stay"

    Thank you for your kind feedback we try to do what can for our guest but charge a budget conscious price in these different times. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek4.4Dec 2022

  • "Good location with parking, easy access and nice welcome gifts."

    The property is tired and lacking some basic essentials (no decent size glasses, bread knife(!) no loo brush upstairs and badly fitting loo seats!) Bedroom light not working and lack of plug sockets all round. Plenty of space, some new carpets, nice lounge and sofa's but house lacking cleaning detail. Not a disaster but could be so much better with a little extra thought and detailing.

    Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, the bread knife had been hidden by a previous holidaymaker, who had young children, and they never mentioned it to us. It is now back in the utensil holder. We have a whole selection of glasses from sherry glasses, whiskey tumblers and wine glasses and water tumblers. Guests are welcome to bring their own favourite size tumbler. Bedroom lights have been checked and are all working. There are 3 spare plug sockets in the bedroom. The cleaning detail is thorough, and includes dusting light bulbs and cleaning tops of doors and skirting boards, and generally we strive for perfection. We are sorry there was any disappointment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.1Nov 2022

  • "Kitchen equipment could definitely do with updating."

    Pots and pans ect

    Subject to budget, the whole kitchen is being refurbished in 2023. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daphne3.1Sep 2022

  • "Great location, so close to the beach and not too far to walk to the town and all amenities either."

    Accommodation spacious and comfortable. It is a bit dated but equipped with everything we needed. Very useful to have a designated parking space too. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Swanage and surrounding areas and would happily stay at Hill View again

    The kitchen is the most dated part of the property and we hope to replace this in 2023. Otherwise the look is vintage on purpose to give holidaymakers a sense of nostalgia and relaxation from the pressures of modern life. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy3.8Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay and would come again."

    The apartment is looking a bit tired and we had to do a little bit of cleaning when we arrived, but otherwise it was fine. Owner was friendly and helpful.

    We are sorry the flat disappointed, the cleaning regime is as thorough as we can make it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary3.4Jul 2022

  • "Can't fault the location and ease of parking."

    Property a bit dated but very comfortable. All modern appliances and plenty of hot water. A little grip was there was only 3 mugs, plenty of cups but being northerners we like a mug of tea ;-) A good base for exploring Dorset's coastal towns and surrounding areas. Would book again if going down to Swanage/Dorset.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback George. We had plenty of mugs, sometimes embarrassed guests don't tell us if they have broken mugs. We will replace! Come back again Property Owner

    Reviewed by George4.1May 2022

  • "Pleasantly surprised at some of the extras provided."

    Most of the expected kitchen utensils/equipment as expected. Found the cupboards rather disorganised and overfilled with all sorts of odd, mismatched crockery.

    Thank you for your feedback Deborah! We have declutrered! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much."

    It is somewhat dated but warm, comfortable, spacious and very clean. John, the owner, was friendly and helpful. We will book again, especially if John can get the third bedroom into use.

    Thankyou for your kind feedback our next project is to update the kitchen as soon as we can Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Mar 2022

  • "The property was as described in the listing."

    It is a very short walk to the beach and the town. The owner is very approachable and helpful. The decor has a deliberate period feel. Which might not be to everybody’s taste. But the amenities make up for it. The heating worked great. As did all the appliances we used. The Wi-Fi did blip on Netflix from time to time. The cleanliness of the rooms was good. Unfortunately the shower still had some sand left from the previous occupant. Our stay was whilst Storm Eunice happened and we were comfortable and found it easy to live in. If you have a dog or children there is a park 5 minutes walk which is by the cricket club. As the streets are all pavement and no grass. The property allows you both the luxuary of leaving the car or using it as a base to go further a field.

    Reviewed by Jonah3.4Feb 2022

  • "It is very dated, sofa cushions are supported by chunks of foam, very dusty in ..."

    It is very dated, sofa cushions are supported by chunks of foam, very dusty in places, we had to clean every surface because of the thick dust

    Reviewed by Carla2.2Aug 2021

  • "Please note the poor feedback rating we are giving is for Sykes Cottages and in no way for the holiday accommodation and it is unfortunate that the feedback form Sykes cottages have sent asks for feedback on both."

    . Firstly, The flat was lovely and John the owner was helpful, friendly and very welcoming (he welcomed us with a lovely selection of local produce when we arrived). Any questions or small issues we had during our stay (such as needing a light bulb changed or wanting to know how to use the heating) were quickly dealt with. We were very pleasantly surprised by how big the accommodation was and it contained everything you could need for your stay including a great selection of books, DVDs and games. The only negative was for Sykes Cottages misleading information on their website which said there were 3 bedrooms and it was only when we queried this, as part of the description didn't tie up so we had our doubts and they confirmed it was only 2 rooms which meant our 4th adult relative couldn't stay with us. After we had pointed out their mistake they refunded the booking fee but it still didn't cover the quarter of the cost that would have been paid by the other member of our party and the most annoying part is they still have not changed it on their website as it still says at time of writing 'Moving upstairs to the second floor is where you will find the other two bedrooms, both comfortable bedrooms,' Please be aware there is a 3rd bedroom but it is currently unusable as it needs some work doing but as long as people are aware they can just leave the door closed on it or just use it for storing your empty luggage and drying any clothes on the rack in there like we did (but there is a tumble dryer there as well). So to summarise, if you are looking for a lovely quiet place to stay, literally 4 minutes from North beach with all the facilities you could need and a helpful landlord look no further (but don't believe Sykes Cottages descriptions). Despite the issues we had with Sykes Cottages, we would happily recommend John and his lovely flat to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Jul 2021

  • "Loved the apartment."

    Very clean and well equipped. Much bigger than we expected. Lovely quiet part of the town. Hosts were very welcoming and gave us a welcome pack on arrival. My only suggestion for improvement would be to upgrade the furniture in the lounge as it was outdated and uncomfortable. Nevertheless we had a great stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Anita4.7Jul 2021

  • "Swanage itself is an absolutely stunning with lot to see and do."

    Hillveiw is well situated and had everything you could need but is very dated. The double bed was in fact two singles and not ideal for a couple. Wallpaper was hanging off in the third bedroom and when we had a bath, water came through the kitchen ceiling. The Belling cooker was from the ark and took forever to cook the most basic meals. We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and will revisit Swanage but for almost £1600 for 2 weeks would have expected more from the property. Was also advertised with a sea Veiw, had to squint at the small gap between the two properties across the street to see the slightest bit of what a think was the sea. Very poor for the price.

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Jul 2021

  • "The property was only barely adequate."

    Updating and modernisation was urgently required. No instructions issued for use of appliances etc. The apartment was dark and quite depressing. Shower facilities badly needing updating. The ony thing in its favour was the proximity to the seafront which was perfect.

    Many thanks for you feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. Your points will also be reviewed to ensure that our property descriptions are accurate and not misleading. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet2.5Oct 2020

  • "Comfortable accommodation in need of updating."

    Well located for shops and beach.

    Reviewed by Dawn3.8Sep 2020

  • "The location of Hill View is ideal."

    It is very peaceful with no traffic noise. You can walk down to the beach in 10 minutes and into the main part of the town, the bus and train stations, the pier etc, in about 35 minutes. The coastal path is nearby.

    Reviewed by Rosalind4.7Sep 2020

  • "Homily feel , had everything you need and more including wifi which wasn’t advertised."

    Comfortable beds , good shower and the owner was very friendly and always helpful .

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Aug 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first-floor double room with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen
  • First-floor dining room
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One allocated parking space available (3rd bay to the right)
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Walking distance to Burlington Chine Beach / Swanage Bay
  • Shop within 0.3 miles and Pub within 0.2 miles
  • 2 x Hotel Restaurants within 0.1 miles
  • Town Centre within 1 mile

The property

Located in the lovely seaside town of Swanage is this first-floor maisonette, Hill View, set over two floors and boasting spacious rooms and contemporary decor.

Ideal for a couple, who love walking or a small family comprising of a couple and two children wanting to explore this part of Dorset's Jurassic Coast and be near the beach.

Enter the property through the front door in the communal entrance, and find the first room on the right to be the lovely sitting room, with several armchairs and sofas to lounge on in front of the TV after a day of activities in the fresh sea air.

The large spacious hallway-come-dining area is where you can sit at the beautiful solid wood dining table and chairs, and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal with your loved ones, lovingly made in the well-equipped kitchen, renovated in a modern style with all the essential appliances you'll need.

The first floor is home to the master bedroom, complete with an en-suite shower room, with plenty of storage available.

Moving upstairs to the second floor is where you will find the other two bedrooms, both comfortable bedrooms, and the main bathroom which has its original well-kept yellow bathroom suite, with tile renovations and decoration to produce a superb mix of modern and vintage.

The town centre of Swanage is around a 20-minute walk away, where you can walk down the Swanage Pier, after visiting its museum and cafe, before hopping onto the South West Coast Path for a bit of coastal exploration.

This path can take you right round to the Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve where you can take part in guided walks, boat trips, talks and children's events throughout the year, with more Trails beginning from the Durlston Castle, an extraordinary Victorian building restored and now home to a Visitor Centre hosting displays and exhibitions.

Hill View will provide you with delightful accommodation for your foray to the coast, thanks to its great location with so much to see and do in the vicinity.

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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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Note: This property only accepts booking that start on Fridays or Mondays

Please Note: Up until Easter Half Term 2024 - there may be additional discounts available for short break bookings. Please contact our Reservations Team for further details.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas