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Dine outside overlooking the sea
Cosy up on the sofa after a busy day exploring
Plenty of seating for all of the family on the large sofa
Perfect area for all of the family to relax
Let your children have their own space in the useful snug
Keep the whole family entertained
Lots to do for everyone
Well equipped kitchen
Listen to your favourite radio station while your preparing your meals
Cook a delicious meal in the modern kitchen
Plan your days adventures
Light and airy double bedroom
Spacious shower room
Second double bedroom with a stunning velux window
Get yourself ready with the handy dressing table
Large family bathroom with a shower over the bath
Spacious single bedroom with room for a cot
Plenty of room in the twin bedroom
En suite WC which is attached to the twin room
Stunning views from the bedroom window
Enjoy listening to the peaceful waves
Why not bring a book to relax outside after a hard day
Wonderful views as far as the eye can see
Visit the beach only 300 metres away
Outside of this beautiful house
1 / 25  Dine outside overlooking the sea
2 / 25  Cosy up on the sofa after a busy day exploring
3 / 25  Plenty of seating for all of the family on the large sofa
4 / 25  Perfect area for all of the family to relax
5 / 25  Let your children have their own space in the useful snug
6 / 25  Keep the whole family entertained
7 / 25  Lots to do for everyone
8 / 25  Well equipped kitchen
9 / 25  Listen to your favourite radio station while your preparing your meals
10 / 25  Cook a delicious meal in the modern kitchen
11 / 25  Plan your days adventures
12 / 25  Light and airy double bedroom
13 / 25  Spacious shower room
14 / 25  Second double bedroom with a stunning velux window
15 / 25  Get yourself ready with the handy dressing table
16 / 25  Large family bathroom with a shower over the bath
17 / 25  Spacious single bedroom with room for a cot
18 / 25  Plenty of room in the twin bedroom
19 / 25  En suite WC which is attached to the twin room
20 / 25  Stunning views from the bedroom window
21 / 25  Enjoy listening to the peaceful waves
22 / 25  Why not bring a book to relax outside after a hard day
23 / 25  Wonderful views as far as the eye can see
24 / 25  Visit the beach only 300 metres away
25 / 25  Outside of this beautiful house

Above The Bay

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Family friendly
Apartment
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A spacious, contemporary apartment in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Located on a leafy, no-through road with the convenience of close proximity to Swanage town centre.
  • Stunning, unbridled views of the beach and Swanage Bay.
  • An idyllic decked area with glass balustrade overlooking the beach.
  • Miles of sandy beaches to explore in the surrounding area, including Studland Nature Reserve.
  • Walk along the cliffs of the Jurassic Coast
Property code: DC006

This stunning property in the seaside town of Swanage boasts beautiful views of Swanage Bay and is a short walk from the local amenities, making it the ideal place for families to spend time together.

Set in a secluded spot on a leafy no-through road at the top of the tranquil Burlington Chine, this stunning apartment is perfect for a family or group of seven guests looking for a quiet holiday home just outside the popular seaside town of Swanage. Enjoying spectacular sea views, this is a delightful base for exploring the Purbeck Hills, the Jurassic Coast and the beautiful countryside between the historic town of Corfe Castle and the coastal village of Studland.

Entering this spacious and welcoming property, stairs lead up from the hall to the first floor, which has a landing with a piano and table football. This floor also features a cosy lounge with spectacular sea views, a friendly and attractively designed kitchen/diner, a comfortable double bedroom and a useful children’s playroom with a choice of books, games and toys. The remaining three bedrooms – all with reduced height in the eaves – are the second floor: there’s a double room, a single and a twin with an en-suite WC. The twin and single room are also linked by a tunnel in the corner of each room. Stepping outside, the back garden features a lawn with a path leading to a deck which is set above the beach and which features outdoor furniture and a glass balustrade allowing you to sit back in comfort with a drink and enjoy the stunning views.

The centre of Swanage is less than a mile away and offers a great range of independent shops, pubs and restaurants. The town is known for its glorious beach, Victorian-era pier and quaint promenade. You can also head north to the beautiful Studland Beach (3.5 miles), where you will find landmarks including the Devil’s Anvil and the Dragons’ Teeth. Heading south you can visit Durlston Country Park (2.5 miles) or travelling inland you can explore Corfe Castle (5.5 miles).

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 single – the twin and the single are linked by a tunnel in the corner of the room
  • 1 family bathroom with shower over the bath; 1 shower bathroom; 1 en-suite WC with low doorway
  • Dishwasher
  • Central heating
  • Table football, piano
  • Private garden with deck and seating overlooking the beach
  • Parking for 1 car with additional parking on the road
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach 300 metres, pub 400 metres, shop 800 metres

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Linda 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Helen 21st August 2020

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A lovely home from home. Weve stayed a few times and enjoyed every visit.

Reviewed by Kelly 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Sarah 24th July 2020

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FANTASTIC!! I cannot rate this property highly enough. The apartment is beautiful, with everything that you could possibly need. It's location is amazing with breathtaking views overlooking the beach. There was a chilled bottle of wine and milk in the fridge on arrival plus tea, coffee, biscuits, etc. This was a much needed holiday (after our holidRead moreay abroad was cancelled) after lock down and did not fail to deliver. Will definitely be back (if we can book, as it is so popular!). Hide

Reviewed by Andy 4th July 2020

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Perfect location and ideal for a family holiday.

Reviewed by J 6th September 2019

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Reviewed by Alison 16th August 2019

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We loved this place before so much that we came back ! And we will return again. The most beautiful house with amazing views and everything you could need for a fantastic holiday

Reviewed by N 12th July 2019

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You could not ask for more! This house is perfect for families, fully equipped with everything you need for travelling with little ones. The house is modern, clean and in a perfect location for the beach and town.

Reviewed by J 5th July 2019

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We enjoyed our stay at above the bay with our grandchildren ages 3 and 10 months , both girls had fun in the playroom with all the toys . With a short walk down to the beach a bit of a climb back up though . The cottage had everything we needed fora weeks stay . I would recommend it to anyone with family or not .

Reviewed by M 21st June 2019

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Perfect location overlooking the beach, amazing apartment, it had absolutely everything you could wish for and more, would highly recommend, our holiday was awesome.

Reviewed by Mo 14th June 2019

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We loved this property which had a lovely ambience. It was great to sit at the table on the edge of the cliff and watch what was happening in the bay. Panoramic views of the bay. Cheap taxis and a bus service we used when we didn't want to take the car. The welcome pack was great.

Reviewed by R 7th June 2019

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Very comfortable cottage with all facilities.Families may want to be aware there are stairs if they have a toddler.

Reviewed by M 31st May 2019

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Absolutely fantastic property! The views are so beautiful and falling asleep to the sound on the waves is magical! Even with two children under the age of two this was the most relaxing holiday we've had.

Reviewed by Mrs S Powers 3rd October 2018

We could not have been more well attended by Jenny and Kirsty! The much needed handrail out the back door that leads to the perch above the sea was installed promptly during our stay and enabled us all 6/ over 65 to our entrance and exit to the backyard. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood between two hotels was a bonus esp ecially with our 92 yr old mRead moreum. The Grands excellent service, food and cocktail lounge were a treat. The house it self was very well appointed. Comfortable, clean and spacious. A few notes on improvement Face cloths (was cloths), a few shawl type covers for the 2 sitting rooms would be lovely ... when it's chilly it's better than turning up the heat, the walkway to the entrance door would be much better paved than stoned for rolling suitcases to the door and for easier walking, the shower on the main floor needs improvement...too small and doors don't close/open easily The kitchen was very well appointed and the manuals left for all of the appliances were very helpful. We felt overall there was great pride in ownership of the home which made for a very delightful stay. Hide

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Dine outside overlooking the sea
Cosy up on the sofa after a busy day exploring
Plenty of seating for all of the family on the large sofa
Perfect area for all of the family to relax
Let your children have their own space in the useful snug
Keep the whole family entertained
Lots to do for everyone
Well equipped kitchen
Listen to your favourite radio station while your preparing your meals
Cook a delicious meal in the modern kitchen
Plan your days adventures
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Location

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