Above The Bay

Located in Swanage, Dorset

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.

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


At the northern end of the popular seaside resort of Swanage, this property occupies a desirable, quiet location. It is a light and airy apartment and its neutral tones, oak floors and exposed beams create an understated elegance that will allow everyone to relax in style. From Swanage, you can travel on the Swanage Steam Railway to the National Trust’s Corfe Castle, a historical village and castle (5.5 miles). If you venture into the large town of Poole (20 miles), there are plenty of boat trips to choose from including one to the National Trust’s Brownsea Island, famous for red squirrels. Or why not wander along the South West Coast Path and admire the attractive coastline and beaches.

As you enter the property, a flight of stairs takes you up to the apartment which is situated on the first and second floors. On the spacious landing, you will be greeted by table football and a piano, offering a nice variety of entertainment in addition to the TV. The first room you come across is the lounge, with its blend of neutral tones and warm woods, allowing the sea views to speak for themselves. There is an additional snug/playroom next door, which means the kids can have their own space and let the adults relax in peace. Like the rest of the apartment, the kitchen/diner is light, airy and contemporary; it is well-equipped and offers plenty of space for communal dining. Also on the first floor, there is a bathroom with a shower and a crisp, clean double bedroom with lots of storage. On the second floor, there is a further bathroom with a bath and shower over it; its white suite and painted floorboards allow light to flood in and accentuate the stunning view. There is another double bedroom on this floor, in addition to a single and twin bedroom, which are joined by an exciting tunnel that the kids will love. The twin room has an en-suite WC and hand basin for convenience.

Outside, the rear garden has a paved path, flower beds and a lawn, but this property’s unique selling point has to be the stunning decked area at the end of the garden. Its glass balustrade allows amazing, far-reaching views of the beach below and Swanage Bay. What a perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of wine!

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


  • 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 a 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
  • 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


Close to coast
Cot Available
Family friendly
Games Room
Great View
High Chair
Increased accessibility
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking



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Area Details


Swanage is a large, pretty, coastal town on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. The town has an array of shops, cafes and restaurants and is a great base for exploring what Swanage and the surrounding areas have to offer. Enjoy the charm and the atmosphere of the town, join in with regatta in the summer months. For those walking enthusiasts, enjoy amazing views along this stretch of the South West Coast Path. The chalky cliffs of Old Harry's Rock are spectacular and are well worth your time to visit. The rocks mark the most eastern point of the Jurassic Coast. Visit Durleston Country Park and Nature Reserve and explore the 320 acres of stunning countryside. Discover the vast species of wildlife and marvel at the spectacular views. There are plenty of water sports to try out here and great waters to try them out in.


Swanage beach is 4 miles of golden, sandy beach. Sheltered waters, and lifeguards patrolling the beach in the summer months, makes it very popular with families. This beach holds the prestigious Blue flag award for beach cleanliness. Why not hire out a traditional beach hut for the duration of your stay, this will save you carrying your beach luggage everywhere. Pedalos can be hired on the beach as can deckchairs, although dogs are not allowed on this beach from May to September. Pier Beach is a tiny sand and shingle beach near the traditional pier, perfect for sitting and watching the world go by. The clear waters make it great for snorkelling or angling. Dogs are allowed on this beach all year.

Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway is a fantastic and exciting way to see the Isle of Purbeck in style. This heritage railway has a steam and diesel train running the five and a half miles from Norden. It takes in Corfe Castle and Swanage with picnic tables at most stations for you to make the most of the day. Take a day trip to Corfe Castle, explore the castle and then make the return journey back. At Christmas, join the Swanage railway for a magical Christmas adventure for not only the children to enjoy but the adults too.

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