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1 Ocean Bay

(Ref. 982988)

Swanage, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic high speck flat in a wonderful position."

    We were initially concerned that there were no curtains in the lounge, feeling a bit exposed, until we discovered the blinds! Excellent response from Pippa when we had a query and she kept in touch with us. It would have been nice to have instructions on how to work heating, coffee machine and cooker for instance - suitable for OAPs!. We did manage all of them with the exception to the coffee machine. It just would have saved time. We will return.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4May 2024

  • "We loved it here!"

    It's a beautiful property really well designed with quality goods used. Being so close to seeing and hearing the sea was amazing.The gift pack of goodies left by the owner was a real treat..We would love to come back. Thank you Pippa.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2024

  • "Amazing view, lovely to see the rising Sun over the sea and I hear the lapping of waves whilst resting in bed ."

    Very convenient walk to the town centre. Thank you we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Marcus4.7Apr 2024

  • "The property was just wonderful, it had the best views of Swanage bay and actually only about 20 feet from the waters edge and a great spot for storm watching."

    The property was very well furnished inside and on the balcony, spacious, modern, bright, clean and all your home comforts. If not for the appalling weather (storm Babette) we would like to have stayed longer to explore more of Dorset. In all HIGHLY RECOMMENDED…. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great apartment, great views, great wrap around balcony, and wonderful seating, first class place to relax."

    Reviewed by Ivan Eric4.7Sep 2023

  • "An absolutely stunning apartment with the best views of Swanage you could ever wish for."

    Everything in this apartment is high quality. We were greeted with a wonderful welcome pack and there was everything you could wish for a perfect stay. The beds were extremely comfortable and everything was beautifully clean. There is no dedicated parking with this property - which we were aware of - but there was always plenty of places to park within a few hundred yards. I can’t recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property, unquestionably, has fabulous uninterrupted sea views."

    Very sweet of the owner to leave some fresh treats in the fridge. Less so, not good to find a packet of old potatoes in one of the cupboards which had a use by date of 6th August, so had clearly been there through numerous occupancies prior to our arrival. Property has clearly worked hard for the owner throughout the year! , attention to maintenance & cleanliness in kitchen area is imminently required. Stained internal sofas, coffee table, greasy kitchen surfaces & doors. Lots of flaking paint .....& sooo many spiders unhoovered in light recess above internal sofas. The hoover, was ,upon arrival full of hair, dust etc from previous use. Yuk! Outdoor cushions are in need of cleaning, replacing. To summarise. Fabulous property & location. Beds were clean & fabulously comfortable! Cleaning regime & maintenance needs attention.

    Reviewed by Deborah2.8Sep 2023

  • "The apartment was equipped to a high standard both inside and out which made our stay even more special."

    The beds were extremely comfortable. The close proximity of the sea was wonderful and the sound of the waves at night lovely. We would have no hesitation in either returning or recommending to others.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is the most amazing property with incredible views of the whole bay."

    The sunrise in the morning and breakfast on the terrace was our favourite time of the day, but equally as the terrace is so large you can move round the side to catch the evening sun. The property itself has everything you could need and we can't wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Grant5.0May 2023

  • "What can I say… probably the best location in Swanage … overlooking the bay with plenty of space."

    Finished to a 5* standard … modern and well equipped

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really lovely property, clean, good quality kitchen equipment, really comfortable beds."

    Slight problem with the Wi-Fi but this was sorted straight away. Would have been nice to know that builders were next door and to expect some noise but overall a really lovely property

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jan 2023

  • "A superb apartment with fabulous views of the whole bay and beyond."

    Well equipped and very clean. The lounge and both bedrooms all have patio doors leading out to your own private balcony. We felt like the King and Queen of Swanage looking out over the beach and promenade. Welcome food items were a nice touch too. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had an enjoyable time at Flat 1 ."

    The accommodation was luxurious and gifts left in fridge most thoughtful. The weather was good and this allowed us to make full use of the balcony and its impressive range of outside furniture. As a result of the sunshine we didn't need the heating as the flat was always warm. It would have been helpful if the manufactures instructions for the microwave and oven were available .

    Reviewed by R5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a great appartment, stunning views from our bed and balcony very clean and comfortable, will book again."

    Reviewed by Ivan Eric5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful and very clean flat with spectacular views ."

    Great location close to the town centre but peaceful and quiet in the evenings. The owner is very kind and helpful, quickly resolved a small issue we had. We loved our stay in the flat and can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Vitalija5.0Jul 2022

  • "We loved staying at this apartment along with my mother who has many fond memories of staying in Swanage with my father."

    This stay bought many memories back for her and being so close to the sea was ideal for her. We will certainly want to return to this beautiful, well placed property. The property had everything we needed for a most enjoyable, restful holiday.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Jul 2022

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  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite shower, handheld shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with balcony
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating
  • Oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker
  • Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free Parking available nearby on a first come first serve basis
  • Balcony with decking, furniture and gas Outdoor Chef Barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub and beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: Friday changeovers only.

The property

Nestled within the popular seaside resort of Swanage in Dorset, is this contemporary first-floor apartment, Flat 1.

Boasting panoramic sea views overlooking Swanage Beach and the Jurassic Coastline, and a stylish layout with everything a couple or family of four could need during their stay, look no further than Flat 1.

Be welcomed into the beautiful open-plan living space, showcasing the exceptional sea views on offer through the French doors, here you can look forward to cooking up a storm in the fully-equipped kitchen, featuring a handy washer/dryer and a dishwasher, ready to enjoy at the dining table for four.

If the weather is nice, fire up the barbecue and savour your meal out on the balcony; a backdrop of uninterrupted sea views looks out towards the Purbeck Hills and beyond to the popular destinations of Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight.

After dinner, retire to the sitting room, where you can relax on the plush sofas and select a much-loved film from the Smart TV with Amazon and Netflix.

After a day spent out on the water, indulge in a soothing soak in the bath or wash off sandy toes with a refreshing shower, before wrapping yourself in a toasty towel, courtesy of the heated towel rail.

When sleep calls, retire to one of two well-appointed king-size bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, and the other a zip/link.

Flat 1 benefits from having the coast right on your doorstep, where you can embark on stunning coastal walks along the renowned South West Coast Path, try your hand at a wide variety of watersports or simply bathe with your favourite book as you soak up the sunshine at Swanage Bay.

After a day of exploring, indulge in a delicious meal and glass of your favourite tipple at the popular Waterfront wine bar or head to the Crows Nest for a hearty pub lunch, perfect for those evenings when you don’t fancy cooking!

There is much fun to be had in Swanage, with its Santa-Fe Fun Park, excellent Swanage Golf Club, the bustling 19th-century Swanage Pier Trust with maritime museum, exhibition centre and boat trips, along with sea fishing trips on offer.

Continue on to Wareham, where you can delve into history at the Wareham Museum, try your hand at archery at The Bowmen of Lytchett Archery Club, or spot the local wildlife at the nearby RSPB Arne.

Further afield, you will find Poole, home to the Poole Museum, the picturesque Baiter Park and the much-loved Brownsea Island, a fantastic picnic spot with great wildlife spotting opportunities.

For a memorable day at the beach, visit the famous Sandbanks Beach, where you can bathe, try kitesurfing, or indulge in fresh seafood at the welcoming eateries peppered throughout the small peninsula.

Your coastal adventure awaits at Flat 1.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 982989, together sleeping up to 10 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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: Friday changeovers only.