Located in Swanage, Dorset
Seaview is an all-ground-floor cottage in Swanage, Dorset, and can sleep seven people in three bedrooms with sea views.
- Sleeps: 7
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: No
Seaview is a fantastic family holiday home resting in the seaside resort of Swanage in Dorset. The property is home to three bedrooms sleeping seven guests, made up of a family room with a king-size and a single, a family room with a double and a day bed and a twin room, served by both a bathroom and a shower room. The cottage also boasts a kitchen, utility, dining room, sitting room and a conservatory, while outside you will find ample off-road parking, a front lawn and a rear patio with benches. Seaview is a spectacular base for an escape to Dorset’s coast with your loved ones.
Overlooking the coastal splendour of the sea and cliffs, situated in a desirable area from which to discover Swanage and the surrounding Jurassic Coast, Seaview is the perfect location for families to explore the Isle of Purbeck with its beautiful beaches and surrounding countryside.
The bungalow is all on one floor with off-road parking and is well-suited to a variety of group needs, with a short walk to the beach and town centre being an added delight. You enter via the large welcoming utility room, where there is plenty of space to store all your holiday beach paraphernalia, children’s buggies, coats and shoes after a relaxing day at the beach, or a day of exploring. Here, you will also find the washing machine. From the utility room, you enter the modern well-equipped kitchen, with its sleek units housing all you could need during your stay. Following on from the kitchen, the large dining room has wonderful views overlooking the sea and cliffs where you can enjoy cosy home-cooked meals, or a wonderful fish and chip supper bought at one of the local fish & chip shops.
Moving through to the inviting sitting room, guests will find a plush seating arrangement to sink into, where they can watch T.V, or spend a quiet moment to themselves. Leading off the sitting room is the bright and airy conservatory; a suntrap in the summer where you can enjoy a good book or a snooze.
Outside is a large patio area where you can sit out and make the most of the sunshine. At the front of the bungalow is a large lawn to play games on, and a raised balcony with sea views for your evening drink.
When your fun-filled day draws to an end, seek out the three well-presented bedrooms to rest your head. Take your pick from the family room with both a king-size double and a single bed, a master bedroom with a double bed and a sea view, or a twin room with two single beds and a sea view, each with its own stylish interior and ample storage space. Begin your day in either the bathroom with a bath and separate large rain shower, or the equally convenient shower room with a walk-in rain shower, offering plenty of space for guests to get ready for a day of relaxing on the beach, or exploring further afield.
The bungalow benefits from being just a short stroll away from the town's centre, where you will find a mixture of shops and choice of supermarkets, and small independent eclectic shops, selling local produce and goods. Find a souvenir to remind you of your holiday, or search out unusual individual gifts for family and friends. You will also find many fine restaurants, coffee shops and pubs where you can enjoy a tasty snack or a more substantial meal. Visit Swanage Museum to learn more about the history, geology and geography of the area, or The Mowlem Theatre where you can watch a variety of wonderful shows, and films. Take a stroll along the beautiful Victorian pier, or along the seafront with beautiful gardens and the soft, sandy Blue Flag awarded beach. Visit the children’s play park overlooking the beach or the Santa-Fe Fun Park if you're travelling with little ones, home to a range of fun-filled activities such as mini-golf, arcades, rides and more, while the Townsend Nature Reserve is the perfect way to spend a more relaxed day or a scenic walk.
Take an unforgettable trip on the steam train from Swanage railway station to the old historical village of Corfe Castle with its ruined castle fortification built by William the Conqueror (National Trust). Take a walk to the Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve for even more splendour, with 33 species of breeding butterfly, over 250 species of bird recorded and 500 wildflowers to discover alongside plenty of history and educational experiences too. If you love walking take a stroll to the Lighthouse, Dancing Ledge or Old Harry Rocks with their wonderful views over the sea.
Further afield you can drive to Lulworth Cove or Durdle Door for more spectacular walks and views. Take a drive over to Studland for the day to find another beautifully sandy beach, as well as a ferry journey crossing the mouth of Poole Harbour to Sandbanks. From there you can take a short boat trip to the tranquil Brownsea Island (National Trust).
Further afield is the Saxon walled market town of Wareham where you can enjoy a stroll along the river; or Dorchester, with its various museums including the Dinosaur Museum, Dorset County Museum, The Keep Military Museum and more. It makes the perfect day trip for a historic day out, with even more eateries to choose from too.
Whatever you decide to do, Swanage is a beautiful base from which to explore the coast of Dorset, and Seaview makes a spectacular choice all-year-round.
- Gas central heating
- Free WiFi
- Fuel and power included in rent
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Ample off-road parking
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub just a short walk away
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 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.