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Middle Sea

Swanage, Dorset
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Apartment
Waterside Views
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Romantic
Internet access
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • A stunning spot in Swanage, with beautiful shared gardens and direct access with a private path to the sandy beach
  • Spectacular views across the sea and out towards Ballard Down and the Isle of Wight from the balcony
  • The perfect resting place for walkers to enjoy all year round
Property code: OC-WY372

A bright, airy apartment, situated on the first floor of an attractive, period building, this Swanage hideaway is perfect for a romantic retreat. Sleeping two guests, the one-bedroom bolthole, which has stunning sea views, is 50 metres from the beach, accessed via wooden steps and a path. Here you can swim, bask on the sand and take in the sweeping, coastal vistas. Stroll 0.5 miles into the centre of town, with its spectrum of shops, cafes and restaurants. Drive three miles from the apartment to spend time at scenic Studland Bay.

Climb up to the first floor of the building to enter your apartment. The heart of this holiday home is an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with glass patio doors on to a balcony that pull the view right into the room. One side of the room is fitted out with kitchen units and appliances so you can prepare homecooked meals during your stay, and there is a table for romantic meals for two and a sofa for relaxing on as you watch TV. The bedroom, which also has views out towards Swanage Bay, has a double bed, and the family bathroom is three steps down. There is a shared laundry, with pay washing machines and dryer, on the ground floor of the building.

Take a step up to go out on to the balcony, where you can enjoy meals in the summer and drinks as the sun sets over the sea. There are also shared grounds, with seating and steps and a path down to the beach.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom, with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, with ice box
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and dryer (charges apply)
  • Smart TV
  • Please bring your own beach towels
  • Private balcony and shared gardens, with garden furniture
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Private path down to the beach
  • Shop 500 metres, pub 150 metres, beach 50 metres
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Samantha Banner

This property is personally managed by Samantha.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 55 guest ratings

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Reviewed by J 15th June 2024

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Excellent apartment in a perfect location, biggest disappointment was the closure of the Oceon Bay cafe

Reviewed by Cathy 10th June 2024

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perfect

Reviewed by Heather 26th May 2024

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Reviewed by Gillian 11th May 2024

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Second visit, just love the view, and everything in the flat spot on

Reviewed by Dan 20th April 2024

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All in all, very good.

Reviewed by Simon 6th April 2024

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Great location, fabulous views !

Reviewed by Pauline 19th March 2024

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We had a lovely break. Middle Sea was so cosy and the view amazing. Everything we needed was there.

Reviewed by Gary Martyn 17th February 2024

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Very clean well equipped

Reviewed by Alison 29th January 2024

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This is a lovely, clean, pleasant flat in a fantastic location.

Reviewed by Debbie 6th December 2023

Excellent central point for walking . Well appointed kitchen area. Informative guide to flat and surrounding area. Enjoyed staying in Swanage

Reviewed by Alison 12th November 2023

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Reviewed by Janet 6th November 2023

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The flat was spotlessly clean, well equipped and with lovely sea views.

Reviewed by Val 12th October 2023

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Reviewed by Cathy 10th October 2023

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Reviewed by Steve 16th September 2023

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Reviewed by Adrian 3rd September 2023

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Reviewed by R 2nd September 2023

Absolutely fantastic ! Such a wonderful flat , everything you need and so well maintained. The cleanliness is of an exceptionally high standard, and everything is set out beautifully. The views are stunning and we could just sit and look out at the views all day long! My husband had me out of bed at 6 o'clock on our first morning here looking at thRead moree sunrise which was breath taking ! What a wonderful setting for this perfect flat. Thankyou. Also Thank you for all the little extras , We will definitely be back next year! Hide

Reviewed by Shane 12th August 2023

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Reviewed by Lynne 5th August 2023

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Wonderful location, exceptionally clean and absolutely everything that we needed in terms of equipment.

Reviewed by Caroline 30th July 2023

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Reviewed by Jason 22nd July 2023

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For the second year in a row, we had a lovely holiday at the Middle Sea. The flat is located a short walk from the beach and the town centre and is a good base camp if you prefer to travel around the area, or a great place to stay and relax while enjoying the wonderful views. Swanage is a great town with a great beach and lots of really good pubs aRead morend restaurants, with Corfe Castle, the Swanage Railway and places like Poole and Bournemouth all easily accessible. I'll definitely return! Hide

Reviewed by Serina 8th July 2023

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Reviewed by Howell 2nd July 2023

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Reviewed by Heather 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Jane 8th June 2023

As before , the apartment is wonderful, so well equipped. I really appreciate clean windows at the seaside. Lovely local walks and the views. The weather was great, I hope we will be back again

Reviewed by David 22nd May 2023

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Reviewed by Heather 20th May 2023

Another wonderful week at Middle Sea ( our 6th time ) and already booked for next year. Highly recommend The Fox at Corfe - good food and lovely garden, so many great walks. We never miss RSPB Arne on our visits.

Reviewed by Gill 5th May 2023

We were unable to book here last year and now we know the reason why. Incredible views, and internally all we need to for a great break in one of our happy places.. Thank you

Reviewed by Gwendoline 20th April 2023

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Reviewed by P 12th April 2023

A lovely cosy flat with plenty of equipment. The weather was fairly kind to us. The biscuits were delicious ! thank you

Reviewed by David 25th March 2023

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Reviewed by Brian 22nd March 2023

Lovely flat , beautifully presented with careful attention to detail. Great location with sea , country and town all in walking distance. Thank you so much !

Reviewed by Lynne 17th March 2023

Had a great week, Went to Arne and Brownsea island - lots of walking on beach

Reviewed by Gus 15th March 2023

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We had really pleasant break with excellent views from the the flat. However although neither of us is disabled, I do feel a bit more information on access (stairs only), and the proximity of the bedroom walls to the sides of the bed, which would limit access for anyone with ambulatory problems should be available on your web site. That said, we woRead moreuld go again. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 23rd February 2023

Great to unwind here , and catch up over dinner x

Reviewed by Richard 19th January 2023

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Reviewed by Nick 30th November 2022

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Reviewed by John 22nd November 2022

Perfect resting place. We walked everyday battling the wind , but Swanage is so gorgeous. ave stayed in this area for many many years and it doesn't change thank goodness

Reviewed by Mikaela 21st November 2022

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Reviewed by Alison 6th November 2022

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Middlesea is extremely well situated, overlooking the sea. It is spotlessly clean and provides everything you might need. We have just stayed there for the second time and have already rebooked for a third visit!

Reviewed by Mike 5th November 2022

Another lovely week at Middle sea. Enjoying the fabulous view and coastal walks. Thank you for the cookies, we have already booked to come back next year !

Reviewed by Cathy 22nd October 2022

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Reviewed by Nigel 24th September 2022

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Middle sea has outstanding views and is a lovely apartment, clean comfortable and very well equipped. The only complaint we have is the toilet, it didn't flush, the only way we could use it was by taking the top off the cistern and pushing the ballcock down to fill it with more water and pull the flushing mechanism from the inside and on reading thRead moree guest book this has been going on for some time now. It really needs sorting as you should have flushing toilet when on holiday! I feel if you are not prepared to put up with something in your own home then you shouldn't expect paying guests to either. Hide

Reviewed by VAL 23rd September 2022

A lovely flat , the view is beautiful , especially at sunrise. Lovely walks to Studland and Durlston, The view from Ballard Down is fantastic. I liked the boat trip to Poole, past Old Harry Rocks, adn the steam train to Corfe Castle. Also the open top bus to Bournemouth using the ferry - except when it rained. The sea is very clean and great to swiRead morem in , I di not want to go home. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 23rd September 2022

We really enjoyed our stay what a lovely apartment and the most fantastic views ever. We can recommend Corfe castle by train. And Poole by boat from the pier. Also Abbotsbury Swannery and tropical gardens, brill. We had a fabulous walk to Durlston , also Studland bay and Old harry rocks well worth a visit.

Reviewed by Ray 12th September 2022

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Appartment was as described. The flush of the toilet was a bit hit and miss at times and kitchen equipment (utensils) were adequate but not 'top notch' so that is the reason for some scores being 4 and not 5. Shower good, Very peaceful .surroundings Having said that the position of property and views were perfect, and cleanliness very good. WouldRead more definately stay there again and book with Original Cottages. Hide

Reviewed by Ann 7th September 2022

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A wonderful apartment with a fantastic view over Swanage Bay and across to the Isle of Wight. The apartment is well equipped and very comfortable. This was our second year holidaying there and I will be booking again next year we love it so much.

Reviewed by Ann 23rd August 2022

Second time staying in this wonderful apartment, I could stand all day watching the view from our living room. great weather cannot wait to return next year.

Reviewed by Matthew 19th August 2022

Had a lovely week in Swanage! We've been here many times in lots of different places, but we really loved the location, balcony and facilities. Weather has been mixed but still enough sun to be able to enjoy to beach and resort.

Reviewed by Judith 13th August 2022

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Reviewed by Ian Charles 6th August 2022

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Reviewed by Judith 5th August 2022

Third time at Middle sea and the weather was perfect again ! Flat spotless as ever and much appreciated new kitchen equipment. Hope to be back to Swanage soon

Reviewed by Richard 16th July 2022

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 2nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 25th June 2022

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