Spacious lounge/diner
Comfy sofas to relax in after a day of exploring
Well equipped kitchen
Calming double bedroom
Spacious double bedroom
Family bathroom
Cosy single room
Single bedroom
Steps leading up to the entrance to the property
1 / 9  Spacious lounge/diner
2 / 9  Comfy sofas to relax in after a day of exploring
3 / 9  Well equipped kitchen
4 / 9  Calming double bedroom
5 / 9  Spacious double bedroom
6 / 9  Family bathroom
7 / 9  Cosy single room
8 / 9  Single bedroom
9 / 9  Steps leading up to the entrance to the property

Oystercatcher - Swanage

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Bright and spacious first-floor apartment within an original Victorian-era villa
  • Located in the quieter eastern end of Swanage Bay
  • A short stroll from the sandy beach and promenade
  • Light and airy feel throughout with large rooms and high ceilings
  • Smart TV for enjoying cosy nights in together
Property code: DC120

Located within an elegant period building, this delightful apartment is just a stone’s throw from beautiful Swanage Bay.

Ideally situated just a couple of hundred metres from the beach, this pretty apartment offers cosy and tranquil accommodation for a couple or a small family looking for a holiday home in the heart of Swanage. Occupying the first-floor of a Victorian villa at the eastern end of the bay, this attractive getaway is less than a mile from the town’s famous pier and a wide variety of excellent places to eat and drink. Within easy reach are many of the Purbeck region’s most popular attractions, including quaint villages, delightful seaside towns, stunning beaches and beautiful parks.

This tastefully decorated and spacious apartment is reached via a flight of external stairs. On entering you will find the apartment has been attractively decorated in light and restful shades. You will find yourself in a spacious and comfortable lounge/diner which is a lovely space for relaxing in, with plenty of seating and a charming dining area. The kitchen is small but stylishly designed and fully equipped so you can prepare any meal. There are also two cosy bedrooms: a double and a single room, as well as bathroom complete with a shower over the bath.

Perfect for enjoying the beaches at Swanage Bay and Durlston Bay, this lovely property makes a great base for exploring the Purbeck area. Local attractions include Ballard Down (1 mile), Durlston Country Park (2.5 miles) and Dancing Ledge (3 miles). Studland Nature Reserve is just three miles away, and is home to the Dragons’ Teeth, Agglestone Rock and the beautiful Studland Beach. You can also catch a ferry to the idyllic Brownsea Island (7 miles), or head inland to explore Corfe Castle (5.5 miles). You can also explore the towering cliffs of Spyway (3 miles) and the glorious beaches and breathtaking walks of the Jurassic Coast.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with overhead shower
  • Oven and washing machine
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating included
  • Accessed via an external staircase
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 1 car to the front of the property
  • Shop and pub under 1 mile
  • Regret no children under the age of 3
  • Within easy reach of the shops, pubs and restaurants at Swanage

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Catherine 14th March 2020

The Oystercatcher is a lovely place to stay, very clean and well looked after! It was incredibly comfortable and had everything we needed for the week. We hope to stay here again in the future.

Reviewed by Jackie 4th January 2020

Immaculate apartment. Superb location short walk to beach and town plenty of coffee shops and restaurants nearby. Would definitely stay here again so that says it all !!

Reviewed by Lorna 15th November 2019

On arrival the flat was warm and cosy. Treats had been left for us, milk, tea, coffee, cookies, wine and flowers. Lovely surprise and much appreciated. Lovely towels and linen, the kitchen is well appointed, there was nothing that we needed that wasn't there.

Reviewed by D 23rd August 2019

An absolutely charming apartment well appointed for our needs as a family with one child. Great location for going to the beach, or to enjoy putting, tennis, or lovely walks. The kitchen was very compact but had everything we needed- top quality Bosch oven & gas hob, but no extractor fan, we just opened the window. Everything was new & great qualitRead morey. Lovely comfortable beds & bedding, sofas too. Felt really at home, milk tea coffee biscuits cava & flowers on arrival were a thoughtful touch. Hide

Reviewed by J 16th August 2019

A lovely holiday apartment set in a fabulous location. Only a few minutes walk from the beach and within walking distance to the Swanage steam train so we left the car parked most of the holiday! The flat has everything you need and is very clean and welcoming, especially with the little treats and essentials left for us. Would certainly recommend.

Reviewed by J 9th August 2019

A conveniently located, spacious, well resourced flat located near to the beach with a pleasant stroll along the sea front into Swanage centre.

Reviewed by J 12th July 2019

This apartment was just perfect for us and our daughter. We were a 3 minute walk from the beach and on the right side of Swanage to make travelling in and out of town easy by car. The Dorset / Jurassic coast is superb with so many things to see and do. Being a National Trust member allows you to enjoy so many things and allows you to park for free Read moreat many of the local beauty spots / landmarks. I would strongly recommend any small family to take advantage of this wonderful property. Hide

Reviewed by J 5th July 2019

Oystercatcher is a well located and very comfortable apartment. It is extremely well presented and ideal for three adults or a small family. We would definitely consider booking it again.

Reviewed by David 28th June 2019

The property, its location, the presentation of the whole house is extremely well equipped. The quality of the equipment and furniture is of the highest standard. Our stay was very pleasant and we would highly recommended it to others.

Reviewed by Neil 7th June 2019

If you don't mind the wooden stairs up to the front door than you will have no real problems here. The kitchen is small, but very functional. The rest of the property surprisingly roomy compared to our expectations of a single storey flat. Not too much of a shock after booking many cottages over the years. Weather was colder than expected for June Read morebut when required, the heating was very efficient . Location excellent. Good to have a dedicated parking space also. Value for money 10/10. Hide

Reviewed by Ms A Woodcraft 2nd November 2018

This is probably one of the best self catering places we have ever stayed. Everything you could want was provided. It was warm, comfortable, clean and all the facilities were modern and easy to use. We had a great stay.

Reviewed by Mrs S French 15th October 2018

Very clean & lovely furnishings. Kitchen compact but well equipped, bed very comfy. Would stay again

Reviewed by Mrs S Merker 30th September 2018

Felt immediately at home as the welcome note left by the owners suggested. Nicely decorated and well furnished property. Perfect size for our small family. We had a very comfortable stay. The location of the flat is perfect, short stroll to the beach. We would definitely recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Mrs C Trowbridge 21st September 2018

Lovely accommodation, fully equipped, clean, tidy and ina good location. Lovely to have milk in the fridge & biscuits on arrival. Great for a couple or small family. Thoroughly recommend it!

Reviewed by Mr J Bowen 19th September 2018

Very well furnished and presented. Situated within walking distance of Swanage sea front and other areas of Dorset which was perfect for us. Overall, an excellent holiday. Overall, an excellent holiday

Reviewed by Miss K Johnson 31st August 2018

Tastefully decorated appartment with all you could need. Well appointed kitchen with handy washer/drier.

Reviewed by Mrs J Webster 31st August 2018

Oystercatcher was comfortable, beautifully decorated and furnished.

Reviewed by Mrs C Jopp 29th August 2018

The decor, the location and the facilities in the flat were all perfect. We would definitely return.

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