Porthole Penthouse

Located in Swanage, Dorset

Incredible penthouse apartment located right on the water's edge, boasting uninterrupted panoramic views of the beautiful Swanage Bay and Ballard Down beyond, and within easy reach of the town's attractions and amenities.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: No


Sitting in an exclusive location just 400 yards from Swanage Town, this contemporary first-floor penthouse apartment offers everything you’ll need and more, virtually on your doorstep. Head out on foot to experience the delights of Swanage, home to a 19th-century pier, the nostalgic Swanage Railway and the unique rock formation of Old Harry Rocks. With a selection of independent shops, eateries and welcoming pubs within the town, you could easily spend your days here. But that’s not all, venture just 1.5 miles to arrive at the stunning Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve with its traditional lighthouse, historic Castle and scenic trails or head 5 miles in the opposite direction to reach the Studland and Godlingston Heath Nature Reserve.

Enter the hall and make your way up the curved staircase into the triple aspect kitchen, lounge and dining area boasting a double height ceiling to create a bright and airy living space. Kick back and relax in the comfortable and beautifully furnished lounge area as you take in the unspoiled sea views through the large porthole window or unwind in front of the Smart TV. The contemporary kitchen space with granite worktops is home to all the amenities you’ll need during your stay, including a dishwasher, Nespresso machine, drier and French doors to the rooftop terrace. Here you can cook up some freshly caught fish before enjoying it in the comfortable dining area. Next door you will find a restful en-suite bedroom complete with a 5ft double bed, plush furnishings and sea views; a real treat to wake up to each morning. There is also a door that leads to the terrace. The en-suite shower room also boasts wonderful sea views through its porthole window.

The real star of the show here is the incredible outside space. Step out through the French doors in the lounge onto your private rooftop terrace. The terrace is complete with rattan furniture, awning for shade and a BBQ, so you can make the most of this sensational location during the warmer months. Start your day with a morning coffee as you take in the sea air or end the day with a spot of al fresco dining watching the sunset over the sweeping bay. Whatever the time of day, this is a special space complete with the views to match. The apartment offers off-road parking for one car in the car-port.


  • Stunning penthouse apartment sleeping two in luxury
  • Set within an exclusive development located on the water’s edge
  • Panoramic, unspoiled views of the beautiful Swanage Bay from the roof terrace
  • The iconic Victorian pier plus a collection of shops, eateries and sandy bay of Swanage are within 400 yards
  • Jump on board the steam train from Swanage station to enjoy a nostalgic ride along the Purbeck line
  • Venture inland to discover the scenic walking trails of the Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve
  • 1 bedroom with 5ft double bed
  • 1 en suite shower room
  • Hob, oven, fridge with icebox, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Rooftop terrace with a seating area
  • Central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car in the carport
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pubs and shops within half a mile
  • Bluetooth sound system
  • Nespresso machine
  • BBQ is available
  • No telephone
  • Regret no children


Close to coast
Great View
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Washing machine



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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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