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Swanage Bay Apartment

(Ref. 982712)

Swanage, Dorset Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    The apartment was a good size, with everything needed for a week’s stay. The kitchen had everything to cook a good meal. We liked the large tv but it took us a while to work out how to use it. There was a recordable hard drive but we could not find what we had recorded! Good that there was iplayer etc. The bedroom was quiet with a comfy bed. There were plenty of coat hangers. Nice to have a bath at the end of a day of walking the coast paths. Great location & short walk to the town. Nice to have allocated parking space. Overall was clean. Being on the 2nd floor, it was a bit of a way to carry luggage. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Natasha4.4Mar 2024

  • "We had a good stay."

    the flat had all that we needed but cleanliness was an issue. the lounge floor was very gritty. the grill pan had dried food in it and the drainer was very badly stained. I cleaned both before using. before leaving I stripped beds as I always do to find the mattress, mattress cover and pillows were very stained. In fact the pillows were so brown should have been discarded.I did not put comment in visitor book as I was so disappointed at what I had found.

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Oct 2023

  • "Everything there you could ask for, compact well equipped kitchen comfortably ..."

    Everything there you could ask for, compact well equipped kitchen comfortably beds nice bathroom near shops and beach,good off road parking books games and jigsaws for rainy days nice to have film services on tv Would fully recommend

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very comfortable apartment in a great location."

    Spacious lounge with nice flat screen TV. Very clean and well kept. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great location, 10 minutes walk into the town centre, beach, railway and pubs/places to eat, the apartment has everything that you could possibly need, and the parking space is a great plus."

    The apartment was very clean and well presented, the only slight downside being that the bathroom is on the small size, if it were my place I would take out the bath and put in a good size walk in shower and make it into a wet room. We really enjoyed our stay in Swanage and we would certainly consider staying here again.

    Reviewed by Rob4.1May 2023

  • "I love staying here because its close to town and had everything I needed."

    I used to live in Swanage this is the prefect place to stay and catch up with old friends. I have stay here previously and was glad when it was available

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0May 2023

  • "There was a dripping tap in the kitchen."

    As we are of an older age group, we did not like the stairs in the flat. I think something should be mentioned in the listing. There were many positives. The location was excellent, everything was provided. It would suit most families but not us again because of the stairs. Missed the usual welcome pack received at other Sykes bookings.

    Reviewed by Keith4.1Mar 2023

  • "Have been to this apartment twice now."

    If we return to Swanage we would definitely book this one again in preference to any other.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2022

  • "Nice flat, spacious main area which was relatively cool in the heatwave."

    Well situated for beach and town. Big TV with smart features. Thoughtful notes and advice left by the owners. Would like to return, but on looking at next year's prices, it may be out of our league.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jul 2022

  • "Suberb appartment."

    Looking to re-book again this year if available. Will definitely be booking for next year. Deborah

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very comfortable flat and great location so close to the beach and town centre"

    Reviewed by Brian4.7May 2022

  • "Pleasantly surprised that the flat surpassed our expectations."

    Light and airy throughout with large lounge/diner. Hope to be able to return.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2022

  • "Shame about the British weather!"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2021

  • "At the end of the stay, I stripped the bed linen etc as requested."

    I was horrified by the state of the pillows, duvet and mattresses, they all had numerous stains on them. This was very off putting and should not be the case especially if you are asked to remove them, at least make sure they are clean. Also, dishwasher didn’t appear to clean dishes properly, which again made me question the cleanliness. In terms of the washing up liquid and liquid soap, there were only a few drops left in the bottom of the bottles. Would expect it to be at least half full, considering COVID precautions at the moment. Also would have preferred white towels instead of coloured towels. Can be put on a 60c wash and you know they’re ok as would see any stains. On plus side, loved the location of the apartment. My son loved the twin bedroom. It was really nicely decorated with good finishing touches. Wish the rest of the apartment had the same decorating standard. I think the price of nearly £700 for two nights was very overpriced. Lacked attention to detail and extra cleanliness expected in the current pandemic. Shame as it’s a great location.

    Reviewed by Anna2.5Sep 2021

  • "We were happy with the property, it was as advertised."

    However we were not very pleased with the standard of cleaning. Especially as we had a late check in to cater for the extra cleaning required for covid precautions. This clearly hadn't been done. We had to spend about an hour cleaning with antiseptic wipes before we felt safe. We can supply further details and photographs if required, There was no blind or curtains in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Michael2.8Sep 2021

  • "The holiday was very good, facilities all very close to the apartment."

    Town centre and beach 5 minutes walk away.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent stay very close to the beach, which was great for our 2 girls aged 7 and 9."

    We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed trips out to lulworth Castle and national Trust properties at corfe Castle and Kingston lacy. We also enjoyed the model village and the food at corfe Castle, the breakfasts there are fabulous! We also enjoyed the woodland trail at durlston Country Park and rockpooling at kimmeridge. We can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely place great facilities and good position for ammenities."

    A few points that you may want to consider are Electric fans- these could have been available at property as when we stayed it was so hot during day and night. These may have helped to make our stay a little more comfortable particularly at night. Perhaps on your advertising of proerty you might like to let guests know that the road out the front can get quite busy/noisy at times. However accomodation is set back from road. Ensure dish washer empty as when we arrived crockery etc still in there from last guests so had to put away on arrival also some of it wasn't clean so had to re wash it. I did leave comment in guest book re these points too.

    Reviewed by Cordelia4.7Aug 2020

  • "Very happy with location, very well equipped kitchen and cupboard with lots of games in."

    Also good recycling. Would definitely use again. My only comment would be the communal area ie stairs, hallway were in need of a vacuum and as that is the first thing you see it was a bit off putting, however the flat itself was very clean.

    Reviewed by V3.8Feb 2020

  • "The apartment was in an excellent location, close to the sea-front and also to the town centre."

    It was very comfortable and well appointed, with everything provided that we could have wished for. It was spacious and well laid out.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Dec 2019

  • "Lovely flat ; clean, tastefully decorated, comfortable, warm and well equipped."

    The apartment building was quiet and well situated and parking was allocated and easy to find. The advert doesn’t do it justice. It didn’t mention that beds are made up with linen and towels provided. It also didn’t mention the washing machine or dish washer. It mentions a bath but not that there is also an excellent over bath shower. It was great that they were all in the flat as a plus but it would have really helped with my packing if the advert had mentioned them. There is no DVD but the TV comes with Netflix and there are also board games, playing cards and some children’s books available. It was obvious that a lot of care had gone in to making it a lovely holiday home. It was a really enjoyable stay, flat was great and in an excellent position for easy access to Swanage which is lovely. 10/10.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Dec 2019

  • "I would have preferred the cost to be a bit less during that period ."

    Reviewed by Abdenour4.7Oct 2019

  • "Everything was fine, we enjoyed tue stay at your Placebo a lot."

    Thank you for showing us swanage

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Sep 2019

  • "The flat in Swanage was fine."

    However I think that in the description of the property it should be mentioned that there are 31 steps to reach it on the second floor.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Jun 2019

  • "The on-line information was not as helpful as it might have been."

    The apartment was described as being on the first floor whereas although the flat entrance is on the first floor the apartment itself is on the second floor. Being somewhat elderly and in less than perfect health, getting luggage up and down the stairs and through several doors proved difficult.

    Thank you for your feedback. In light of this, we have amended the property description to reflect the floor layout to make this more clearer for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denis3.8Feb 2019

  • "Nice flat. Good location, handy for the town, the steam railway and the surrounding area."

    Own parking space.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Oct 2018

  • "The property is hard to find."

    More detailed directions are needed. Overall lovely flat in a great location. Clean tidy and comfortable stay. Would love to return to swanage.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.1Oct 2018

  • "Very convenient for the town, beach , train and buses."

    Plenty of interesting visits in the area around.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2018

  • "Perfect location for Swanage beach and town!"

    All the essentials and a few fun additions for a small family. Really great holiday

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Aug 2018

  • "A couple of minor things that would have made arrival smoother there could be better directions to the car park as it’s at the rear down a small narrow road so not immediately obvious and the location of the keysafe could be pointed out as it’s on the wall of the parking space we happened to see it but some may not."

    We had an issue with the WiFi and the contact numbers are for the cleaner who couldn’t help I got the owners number from the cleaner and she helped out having the owners number st the start would have been better. Thise minor issues aside the flat was perfect for our family it’s in a perfect location 5 mins walk from the beach and we had a great time. *********** Thank you for the feedback, I’m pleased you found the flat perfect for your family and the location was great. In light of your feedback we have improved the directions guests receive before arrival, so the parking and the key box should be easier to find. As new owners this feedback was very helpful. Thank you.********

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WIFI, recordable hard drive, games and books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Beach, Steam train station, Restaurants, Pubs and Shops within 250m.

The property

Swanage Bay Apartment is perfectly situated on a road leading directly to Swanage seafront where you can stroll down the restored pier or take a boat trip to explore the coast.

This well-appointed second floor flat provides an excellent base for couples or families looking to relax in a sheltered bay with its Blue Flag beach and great views over the sea to the Isle of Wight, or explore the pretty Victorian coastal resort with all its shops, restaurants and attractions.

Step into the flat at the first floor and find a useful storage area for buckets and spades, a pushchair, coats and all outdoor gear then upstairs you will be greeted by the newly fitted kitchen with all appliances to one side of the landing and a modern bathroom with bath and shower over on the other.

The two bedrooms offer perfect accommodation for a family with a double bedroom and also a twin.

The lounge/diner will become your own cosy haven to spend some quality together with comfortable seating as well as dining area for all guests to bring a relaxing holiday experience.

The rugged Jurassic coastline is a walker’s paradise with Old Harry Rocks standing tall between the tranquil bays of the seaside town of Swanage and the long sandy beaches of Studland.

These English gems are surrounded by some of the county’s most breathtaking, diverse countryside.

This flat offers flexible accommodation for both a traditional family summer holiday and modern retreat for a couple exploring Dorset.

Swanage and neighbouring Studland have so much to offer everyone; a wealth of attractions to suit all ages, sporting and leisure activities, historic buildings and for the traditional seaside holiday experience the famous steam railway that will take you to the ancient ruins of Corfe Castle, Durlston Country Park and Nature Reserve.

Swanage is also home to an array of events throughout the year, which include jazz, comedy, folk and blues festivals, a huge summer carnival and fabulous walking events.

A bright and airy flat in a superb location for exploring Swanage and the wonders that surround it.

Note: This apartment can be booked with ref 1051693 sleeping a total of 8 people

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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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