Purbeck Vista

Located in Swanage, Dorset

This welcoming property is set in an elevated spot above the town centre, has distant sea views across the bay and easy access to a wide choice of amenities as well as the beach

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


Set above the town centre, this comfortable first-floor apartment has good access to a great selection of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and amenities. A stroll through town leads you to the golden sandy beach or access to the Swanage Railway (heritage steam and diesel train service) and sports facilities of the Beach Gardens (tennis, putting and outdoor bowls). You can take in the spectacular landscape that this area is renowned for through short or long walks, including on the South West Coast Path, directly accessible from the apartment. Swanage is the eastern gateway to Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Nearby Durlston Country Park is well worth a visit and is home to a beautiful Victorian Castle with a cafe and restaurant, as well as being a national nature reserve. A short drive away, the spectacular beaches of Studland Bay are owned by the National Trust and include the most popular naturist beach in the UK. Historic Corfe Castle can be found some 5 miles north-west and is home to the much-photographed castle ruins and many quaint streets, or head 7 miles west to Kimmeridge and try out rock pooling and snorkelling. There are a variety of golf courses in the area which welcome non-members, including the Isle of Purbeck and Wareham golf clubs.

A communal entrance hall gives access to a shared staircase, which leads to this first-floor apartment. On entering the property, you are met with an inner hallway with the open plan lounge/kitchen/diner immediately to the right. This light and bright space is well equipped with a gas hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. There is room to dine just opposite and the wonderful bay window offers fabulous distant sea views whilst you enjoy leisurely meals. An inviting sofa and a TV with a Blu-ray player make this the perfect spot in which to unwind. Just next door is a cosy bedroom, with a small double bed and large picture window looking out over the rooftops to Swanage Bay. Opposite is a bathroom with a bath and WC. Completing the accommodation is a charming double bedroom with an en-suite shower room and WC.

Heading outside from the main communal entrance you will find an area of the garden dedicated to the property. This garden has a picnic table, ideal for relaxing outdoors, eating al fresco, whilst taking in the views of Swanage Bay and the Purbeck Hills. To the rear of the property is an off-road parking space for one vehicle and further roadside parking can be found to the front (subject to availability).


  • Far-reaching views over Swanage Bay from most rooms
  • Decorated with care in a classic yet contemporary style
  • Easy access to the South West Coast Path and Durlston Country Park
  • 2 bedrooms 1 double and 1 small double
  • 1 bathroom with bath and WC and 1 en suite shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer
  • TV and Blu ray player in the lounge
  • Dedicated area of garden lawn within the gardens surrounding the property
  • Off-road parking for 1 car and further roadside parking (subject to availability)
  • Beach, pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops within walking distance


Close to coast
Great View
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
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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