Seashell House

Located in Swanage, Dorset

This Victorian villa is ideally situated for exploring the traditional town of Swanage and the Jurassic Coast. The property has a homely ambience and is great base for a family holiday.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


The coastal town of Swanage boasts a beautiful bay with a golden sandy beach, plus a great selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. There are a wide range of amusements to keep the whole family entertained including traditional Punch and Judy shows, fishing, pedaloes, arcades and crazy golf, which are set around a charming Victorian pier. There are coastal walks aplenty nearby and a thriving steam railway line that runs from the heart of Swanage to the picturesque village of Corfe Castle, which is home to castle ruins cared for by the National Trust. Durlston country park is also well worth a visit and offers fabulous views over the bay.

A short path leads from the roadside into this Victorian end of terrace property. Once inside a hallway leads to the lounge on the left, which is a comfortable space with a Smart TV. Next, you will come to the inviting dining room, which leads into a contemporary galley style kitchen to the rear of the property. This space has everything you need to cook up a storm with a gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Heading back into the entrance hall you will find the staircase rising to the first floor. A half landing gives access to a bathroom with shower over bath and WC and a bunk room (available on request). To the left of the staircase is a bright and airy king-size bedroom to the front of the property with a bay window and a pretty double with a view of the garden. A further staircase leads to the second floor where there is a twin bedroom. Due to its position within the eaves, there are some areas of restricted head height in this room, which only adds to its charm.

Heading outside via the kitchen you will find a fully enclosed courtyard style garden, complete with charcoal BBQ and garden furniture. To the front of the property, there is roadside parking, subject to availability.

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


  • The town centre, a wide range of amenities and the beach are within walking distance
  • This flexible family house is decorated with care throughout in a contemporary coastal style
  • Perfectly placed for touring or simply relaxing in the private courtyard garden
  • 3 bedrooms 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with seating and charcoal BBQ
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking (subject to availability)
  • Beach, shops and pubs within walking distance
  • Sleeps 6 2 (additional bunk room available on request)
  • 1 small or medium size dog only


Close to coast
Cot Available
Family friendly
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Pet Friendly
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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