View from the decking
Bright open plan living space
Enjoy a family meal
Relax with a good book
Create a family meal with this well equipped kitchen
Unwind in this double bedrrom
Ensuite shower room
comfy bunk room
Family bathroom
View towards property
View of property and decking
View from large bay window across the decking
1 / 12  View from the decking
2 / 12  Bright open plan living space
3 / 12  Enjoy a family meal
4 / 12  Relax with a good book
5 / 12  Create a family meal with this well equipped kitchen
6 / 12  Unwind in this double bedrrom
7 / 12  Ensuite shower room
8 / 12  comfy bunk room
9 / 12  Family bathroom
10 / 12  View towards property
11 / 12  View of property and decking
12 / 12  View from large bay window across the decking

Tilly Whim

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enviable location close to the beach, restaurants, pubs and Durlston Country Park
  • Attractive views of the town and harbour below make it your very own castle on a hill
  • Large bay windows welcome light into the central living quarters
  • Spacious double bedroom with contemporary en-suite
  • Outdoor space for sun-drenched summer mornings and evening entertaining
Property code: DC192

This holiday property offers all you will ever need for a dream escape to the coast and is on the doorstep of the equally breathtaking Durlston Country Park and a Victorian castle.

Located half a mile from the heart of Swanage, this welcoming ground-floor apartment makes a perfect holiday home for a couple or small family looking to make the most of this stunning part of Dorset. This delightful holiday home is situated just above the town on the steep hill leading down to Durlston Country Park, just one of the many beautiful places for you to explore in the Purbeck region. With far-reaching views across Swanage Bay, this is an idyllic spot, ideal for relaxing in after a day exploring the Jurassic Coast.

This bright and charming single-level accommodation is set on the ground floor of an attractive house. A shared hall leads through to the cosy and inviting open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. In the lounge you can snuggle up on one of the sofas and enjoy a movie, while the dining area is perfect for sharing a favourite meal. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need. You will find a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room. There’s also a bunk bedroom and a separate bathroom. Stepping outside you can sit back and unwind on the large decked area to the front of the property. Here you can relax with a drink in the evening and admire the tranquil sea views.

Durlston Country Park is within a mile and has hundreds of acres to explore, with plenty to see including the Tilly Whim Caves, Anvil Point Lighthouse and the Great Globe. The park is also a haven for hundreds of species of butterflies, birds and wildflowers. Swanage is known for its long sandy beach, traditional promenade and Victorian pier. The town also has a fantastic range of pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops. Local attractions include Dancing Ledge (3 miles), Old Harry Rocks (4 miles) and Corfe Castle (6 miles).

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1  bunkbed
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with WC
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility space with washing machine/drier
  • Central heating included
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 1 dog welcome by arrangement
  • Apartment building
  • TV included
  • Off road parking for 1 car, further roadside parking available
  • Beach 0.5 miles away
  • Town centre 0.5 miles away
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 0.5 miles away

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Overall equipment
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Overall location
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Reviewed by Dawn 29th November 2019

This was a lovely apartment, the views over Swanage Bay were fantastic. We visited in the winter but the flat was toasty warm. Smudge, my Jack X, enjoyed being able to walk from the door up onto Durlston Country Park. We come here again.

Reviewed by Lynn 13th October 2019

Great location for the town, headland and close to Durlston Country Park but steep hill walk from the town.

Reviewed by Stephen 21st June 2019

the perfect location for the town and walks,quiet area plus off road parking

Reviewed by Ms W Bisiker 1st April 2019

Tilly Whim is comfortable and airy and in an excellent location.

Reviewed by Mr S Tunstill 4th January 2019

Tilly was lovely and warm on my arrival, excellent location, I would with out dowt recommend ,the layout was good and the bedroom and ensuite modern ,very clean. As other people have mentioned the two setters have seen better days and not commfey, that is my only negative comment about Tilly Whim, but without a second I would return!!

Reviewed by Mrs C Bennett 24th October 2018

In a good location with easy access to town centre, beach, coastal path and Durlston Park Tilly Whim was clean, warm, light and reasonably comfortable. The sofas however, need some refurbishment - new firmer seat cushions would improve comfort. A few other small maintenance issues need to be addressed - from reading visitors book, it becomes appareRead morent that these issues can prevail over quite some time. (ie; replacement light bulbs, cooker lights, batteries in tv remotes, drainage in bathrooms, etc) Also Id suggest that some of the pillows need replacing. In our instruction leaflet from Dorset Cottages we were told that the housekeeper would contact us shortly after arrival to check that all was ok - he/she did not. Had they done so, we could have reported some of the above issues. Hide

Reviewed by Mr S Mason 31st August 2018

no proper hoover,garden table and chairs missing,en suite basin tap and waste plug worn out,and no hot water, washing machine bearings worn unable to use because of the noise

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