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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
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
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
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 double 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).

  • 4 bedrooms – 3 doubles and 1 twin – the twin and 1 double 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, washing machine & tumble dryer
  • 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
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alan 27th May 2022

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Just loved this place. The views are fantastic , the kids play room unbelievable and all facilities superb. Already too late in booking our preferred dates for next year.

Reviewed by Wendy 13th May 2022

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Were not telling anyone how lovely it is, we want to keep it all to ourselves!

Reviewed by Tricia 29th April 2022

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This house is just perfect, so well equipped , the complimentary wine was appreciated on arrival !. The toy room was just unbelievable , it gave the parents some rest !! The view from the lounge and bedroom was addictive ! . My son had to work and was delighted that the wifi worked on the decking where we spent hours relaxing and listening to the wRead moreaves. ( he was also pleased Sky sports was available !! ) All in all our family had a wonderful week in this little piece of paradise Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 15th April 2022

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Booked 3 times in 19 months says it all!

Reviewed by Simon 8th April 2022

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Reviewed by Anita 27th December 2021

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A great apartment with a fantastic view out over the coast, walkable into Swanage itself (uphill back) and close to some great places with some bracing walks! Corfe Castle, Durdle Door, Harry's Rock, the steam railway were all highlights.

Reviewed by Sarah 20th December 2021

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Perfect Christmas escape!

Reviewed by Phil 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Lilian 24th September 2021

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Beautiful house and outstanding views of Swanage Bay. Swanage itself is a lovely town, very clean and everyone extremely friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Swanage. Some amazing views on local walks. We particularly liked Winspit quarry. Well worth the mile walk from the car park at Worth Matravers. Corfe Castle and the quaint village, witRead moreh several lovely pubs was also a treat. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 17th September 2021

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We had a fabulous time at this beautiful home, equipped with just about everything you can think of. Kids will never want to leave! The location was superb, in a quiet residential street but within easy walking distance of the main town and amenities. The vistas from almost every window were beautiful with panoramic views across the bay and town, tRead morehey took our breath away every time. The seating area at the bottom of the garden overlooking the beach/sea is fabulous, so relaxing! Have rebooked! Hide

Reviewed by Ian 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Jane 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by J 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by John 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Jennifer 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Deborah 18th June 2021

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We had a great time as a family staying in 'Above the bay'. It is large, comfortable and well equipped. The English weather being what it is such a lovely place to spend time in. Our little granddaughter loved the playroom, amazing amount of toys to play with. And we spent her 2nd birthday celebrating on the decking overlooking the sea, fabulous.

Reviewed by Julie 11th June 2021

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We had a fabulous stay and would love to repeat the experience in the future. The house was spotless and provided every comfort. My favourite place was sitting on the decking at the bottom of the garden. Fantastic views but still near enough to town to walk in. Would have no hesitation in recommending the house to family and friends.

Reviewed by Sue 21st May 2021

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The most wonderful location overlooking the sea which changed by the hour. Walking distance of town . The minimal design and bright and airy rooms were a delight. Parking can be difficult if theres more than one car. Would certainly go back again.

Reviewed by Kathleen 14th May 2021

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Lovely house, well equipped and in fabulous location.

Reviewed by Corinne 10th May 2021

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We stayed in this house for 4 nights and would definitely love to go back. It is beautifully clean and well equipped with the most amazing views our the bay. The decking area at the bottom of the garden was the icing on the cake. It looks down onto the beach below and perfect views of the bay. It is a sheltered little spot that seems to be protecteRead mored from the wind. There are many gorgeous walks to go on plenty to see. You will not be disappointed if you book this and we will definitely go back Hide

Reviewed by Mark 7th May 2021

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Brilliant place full of character.

Reviewed by Terry 23rd April 2021

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Very well equipped & great location. Informative & helpful cleaner.

Reviewed by Joanna 16th October 2020

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A beautiful spacious property on a fantastic location, with idyllic sea views. We found it to be very well equipped, especially for our children with lots of toys to entertain them when they werent playing on the beach just down the road. The sea views were a real highlight for us, simply beautiful.

Reviewed by Mayank 18th September 2020

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We stayed here with our son and daughter-in-law and 2 grandsons (2yrs and 6 weeks). The house is very well equipped for children/babies, the playroom is just a goldmine of things for little ones to do. There is plenty of space for grown-ups also and the garden overlooking the beach and sea is great, getting the sun for most of the day. With the beaRead morech a short 5 mins walk and Swanage and Studland only 5-10 mins away, its ideally located for a great family get-together. We can recommend highly. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 11th September 2020

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CONGRATULATIONS: THIS PLACE IS AT THE TOP OF OUR VISIT AGAIN ASAP LIST - WE HAD JUST THE BEST TIME. I HAVE A SMALL BUILDING COMPANY AND RENT 2-3 TIMES PER YEAR. THIS PROPERTY WAS JUST MAGNIFICENT FOR CHILDREN/PARENTS AND GRAND PARENTS. THE TOYS, GAMES, PIANO - THE SPACE AND THE VIEWS MAKE IT A REAL ONE OFF HOLIDAY PROPERTY.

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.

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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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