Rumpus has been awarded a 4 star Visit England Badge scoring 100% for cleanliness and over 80% for all other criteria. A lovely seaside retreat venue 'Rumpus Cottage' is for anyone who needs time for self-reflection, time with their loved one or time with their family. …see more
This is the first time we have rented a cottage, having usually stayed in hotels or our caravan, but this is the best holiday we have had in years. The cottage is just perfect and the photos are 100 p… More
This is a detached house in an elevated position in Swanage with wonderful views overlooking Swanage Bay, Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight. The garden in the front and to the side of the house is laid to lawn and at the back of the house is a Purbeck stone patio b …see more
“Fantastic house, great views, peaceful location.”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
Well appointed house that soon felt like home, excellent location handy for the town and also Durlston Country Park. Amazing views over Swanage Bay towards Old Harry Rock and Ballard Down. Plenty to d… More
A light and airy victorian town house with contemporary decor literally only 1-2 mins walk from a clean sandy beach and next to the south west coast path. Ideal for 2 families/large families ,4 couples or groups.With a large enclosed south facing terrace,great kitchen d …see more
“Spacious, classy accomodation in superb location”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2013
This was our fourth stay in this capacious house. The four bedrooms and three bathrooms are ideal for our children and grandchildren. The house is very well equipped and decorated and has been consi… More
“Lovely home - lovely location!”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
We had a fantastic weekend at the White House. The house is very spacious with great high ceilings and calm, neutral decor. Fantastically comfy couches with log fire, huge kitchen table to spend hou… More
“great house and brilliant location for beach/walking holidays”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2012
I have stayed at the White House twice, once on a tennis/walking holiday and this September with the whole family, grandparents and grandchildren. Both worked really well. The bedrooms are light and s… More
The flat is on the ground floor in a small block of nine situated on the waterfront of Swanage. The lounge/diner and two of the bedrooms feature panoramic views of the whole bay of Swanage. Even in bad weather the views can be spectacular, particularly when the sea is r …see more
So close to the ocean that on a wild day the spray splashes on the windows. The flat is very cosy and comfortable. Everything you need is right there. The owners have thought of everything from crab n… More
“Fabulous location. Disappointing accommodation”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2011
Although this apartment was advertised as having wheelchair access, the bathroom was totally inadequate for anyone with mobility problems. The bath is very high and impossible for my friend to get int… More
I always discuss with new guests the limitations of the flat with regard to wheelchair users - we are on the ground floor and it is quite easy to access the flat and great for those with limited mobility to watch the passers by and boats etc in the bay - however we are not a disability flat, we have only standard width doors etc. and yes the bathroom is difficult for those who have no ability to walk but we have provided grab rails and the bathroom is large enough for a wheelchair to get into.
The previous guests advised us the microwave was broken and I immediately ordered another one. My caretaker provided one of his own for the guests to use so they would not suffer without one and when my new one arrived he replaced it at the next changeover so as not to disturb them. The keysafe was not known to be broken and when we checked it it was working properly but it has now been replaced for security.
SEA COURT SEASIDE VICTORIAN VILLA APARTMENT WITH PANORAMIC SEA VIEWS.The Penthouse Apartment boast fantastic panoramic sea views and is situated in an ideal location.The property which was originally a single dwelling designed in 1884 by Charles T Miles, the same archit …see more
Lovely apartment less than a five minute walk from Swanage sea front and town centre. The views of the bay were lovely to sit and look at. My idea of a good holiday to be able to leave the car I'm ple… More
“Stylish Comfortable Holiday Accommodation”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2013
I stayed with a friend and my two children aged 7 and 9. The penthouse was stunning and well equipped. The master bedroom was very comfortable with a king size bed, and whilst the second double bedr… More
The apartment is on the second floor and located only 100 yards from the town centre and the beech. We are self catering and we do supply at the start of your stay all bathroom towels, bed linen included in the price. There is a complementary arrival pack with useful handy and helpful items available to help you settle in. A list of these items is promptly sent out with the booking information enabling you to pack other essential items required. We also supply more than one dish washer tablet as stated in the list and it appears on this occasion we have had to inform the cleaners. Our prices vary depending on high or low season.
We always welcome feedback.
WINNER OF TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLANCE
An attractive cottage built from Purbeck. Stone , full of character,situated in the oldest part of Swanage. Just 5 mins walk from the town centre, beach and Steam Railway. The house is perfect for families or coup …see more
A very comfortable and welcoming property, furnished to a high standard with many thoughtful little touches. After using many previous holiday rentals, this is definately the best so far.
The propert… More
“Beautifully presented cottage near all the amenities - attention to detail”
Reviewed 21 May 2012
This cottage surpasses any holiday let that I have ever stayed at. It was like being in a luxury, boutique hotel and at such reasonably prices. Every little detail was catered for and the owners have … More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 19 Nov 2015
We had a great weekend in a lovely house within easy walking distance to beach and town. Lovely decor throughout the house with everything you could need. We highly recommend this house.… More
Tucked away in a quiet position in the heart of Swanage, on the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, Taunton Cottage is perfectly situated only a two minute walk away from the safe, award-winning sandy beach, shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants. Built of Purbeck stone, the cottag …see more
Me and my family spent the last week of the summer holidays at Taunton cottage. The location is perfect nestled up a quiet side street with your own gated entrance. Literally 1 minute walk and you are… More
“Perfect seaside location”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2016
A clean comfertable home perfect location
Everything available to make your stay comfy and stress free
Beautifully looked after comfertable and clean
Home from home adding luxury a… More
Situated on the end of an impressive Edwardian Parade, Bayview apartment is the ideal holiday accommodation with less than one minutes walk to either the beach, shops or various pubs, bars or restaurants.
Stunning beach side location with breathtaking panoramic view ove …see more
Purbeck Cliffs apartment is in a very quiet , peaceful cul de sac yet only 1 mile from Swanage town centre with all its excellent local shops and restaurants and a market that takes place every Friday. The award winning blue flag beach is a safe sandy bay of approximate …see more
We recently spent a week in this apartment, it was great value for money and the facilities were excellent! My daughter learnt to swim in the pool within two days of being there and my son learnt to s… More
“Ideal location for families”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
The key was available so we were able to get straight into the apartment. Mrs McWilliams was very friendly and helpful. The apartment is very spacious. It has lovely views over the gardens, and the… More
“Had potential, but very disappointing, definitely not good value for money.”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2011
We are writing this because if we had had the opportunity to read this before booking, we wouldn’t have! We have tried to keep it short – believe me, the first version being more like an essay!
As owners of Purbeck Cliffs Apartment we welcome comments and suggestions and have run the apartment very successfully for over 20 years. Each year we are visited by an independent Quality Assurance Assessor recognised by the Tourist Board to check the Apartment and we have consistently maintained our four star rating.
We were sorry this contributor did not enjoy her holiday, despite the beautiful weather they experienced. The comments about the pool were particularly unfair; the pool is kept heated to 81 degrees and above. It is checked at least twice a week and there is certainly no algae growing in it. It is unrealistic to promise to keep the pool totally insect free but we are always happy to give the pool an extra clean if requested.
Each year we redecorate and renew equipment and as part of this ongoing programme items such as the garden seats would clearly have been replaced, had this or some of the other points raised been brought to our attention at the time these would have been dealt with.
Purbeck Cliffs Apartment with its own private swimming pool and 2 acre garden presents outstanding value for money and compares very favourably with similar types of holiday where the swimming pool, sauna and snooker room are shared with other guests.
A light and sunny apartment situated on the upper ground floor of Osborne House, a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian house. The apartment has views of the Pier and Downs and is less than 100 metres from the seafront and old stone quay. It is ideally placed for lazing …see more
“We enjoyed it so much I have already paid my deposit for next year.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
We had a good week and the flat was great. I enjoyed looking out of the window in the morning at the sea whilst drinking my coffee.… More
Thank you for your review and I am pleased that you have booked again.
Reviewed 14 Aug 2016
i stayed here with my family (wife and 2 daughters 6 and 9) and we had a fantastic time. We were very lucky to have the weather and this was a real bonus. Osbourne house is lovely and in the best posi… More
Only five minutes from a Blue Flag beach in beautiful Swanage, this Grade II listed cottage is full of character with a farmhouse kitchen complete with Aga, sitting room with a woodburning stove, an outside sundeck and BBQ.On three floors, the cottage sleeps up …see more
This is a truly lovely home from home, in the heart of Swanage and accessible to all the amenities the town and its surroundings has to offer. Everything at Baytree is beautifully thought out, it's c… More
My home is located within Swanage Coastal Park with stunning views to the Purbeck Hills and Swanage Bay. The town centre and sandy beach is approximately one mile away. The scenic Swanage Steam Railway is a lovely way to visit Corfe Castle. There are also many coastal w …see more
“Lovely location in a clean and well equipped caravan with stunning views”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2016
The caravan was well presented in a good location with stunning views. It was very clean and well equipped and we were able to walk to Swanage seafront in about twenty minutes - although it took longe… More
Steam Railway Cottage is a two storey detached cottage which is adjacent to The Swanage Steam Railway in the heart of the town. It is ideally situated just 500 yards from the town centre and beach. It can accommodate up to 4 adults and 2 children plus a baby and compris …see more
A nicely kept property with excellent facilities.
Close to the town centre and handy for local attractions, particularly handy for the steam railway, it is also within walking distance of the loca… More
“Splendid house with convienent acess to town”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2013
Well furnished and comfortable house in favourable location close to town. Clean throughout and only minor criticism is that it would have been appreciated if some small welcoming parcel ie Tea and bi… More
“Fantastic cottage, lovely location”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
The cottage was brilliant, the images on the website are very accurate. Very spacious, decorated and furnished to a high standard.
Great location, easy to get to the beach and into town. The Steam … More
Spacious Maisonette Apartment on a clifftop position with Panoramic views over Swanage Bay, sleeps 7 comfortably, with access to both the beach and countryside on its doorstep. Free WIFI, Bedlinen, SkyTV, and Utilities all included in the price. Wake up to sunrise over …see more
Springhill House sits in the heart of Swanage with the Beaches,Restaurants and local amenities on your doorstep. Recently updated this split level apartment benefits from one large master suite, one large sized twin bedroom and a single box bedroom, lounge with access t …see more
Well presented apartment with all the equipment you could possibly need - including a very useful shopping trolley for visits to the local supermarket. Plenty of space for all the family and the balc… More
“Lovely flat, great location, hospitable and clean!”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2014
We really enjoyed our stay. The flat was spacious and comfortable especially given we were in a group encompassing three generations. Lots of unexpected extras in the kitchen that meant we didn't ha… More
“A home away from home”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2014
We felt at home the minute we walked through the door. The standard of decor was very high, and yet the place felt cosy and very homely. The owner had left lots of very useful things for us to use, li… More
HOLIDAY HOUSE SWANAGE is an end of terrace Victorian house full of charm and character.
Downstairs there is a cosy comfortable living room with dining area,plenty of seating. T.V., DVD Player,WI-FI .The kitchen has everything you need , dishwasher , washing machine /dr …see more
We have recently returned from a weeks holiday over Easter to this fantastic property in Swanage. It is extremely well equipped with everything that you might need and more. It is very tastefully deco… More
“Simply stunning holiday home”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2015
From the moment we arrived until we reluctantly departed I have to say it was a very impressive holiday home which myself and the family immediately felt at home in.Everything you could wish for [and … More
A very comfortable, warm house that has been done up to a very high spec which makes for a wonderful holiday experience. The kitchen has been well equipped, the beds are comfortable, parking is easy … More
Our house is situated right in the heart of Swanage.The location is perfect for enjoying all the fun of the Seaside town of Swanage wether you want to have a beach holiday or explore the beautiful countryside and famous Jurassic coast that is all within walking …see more
29 The Haven is a lovely apartment with attractive features arranged on three floors with curved staircases and the living area at the top. There are spectacular sea views from the sun terrace and sitting room. The Haven is situated at the quieter end of Swanage by Pe …see more
We have recently stayed at the Haven with 8 month twin baby's and two more adults. It has lots of space and Is spotless . Beautiful see views from terrace and lounge.it is perfect location and is love… More
“Beautiful sea views”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2013
I cannot talk highly enough of this flat and the holiday we had there-. It's a quiet spot with beautiful views of Swanage Bay and is still only a very short walk into Swanage and to the beach.
Reviewed 20 Mar 2013
This is perfectly located for families, easy walking distance to town and lovely views out on to swanage harbour. House was lovely and clean and very well equipped for a great week away… More
New to the holiday rental market in September 2015, Sea Court 3 is the raised ground floor apartment of this pretty seaside Victorian building, converted in 2008, with stunning sea views. Sitting in the heart of Swanage about 100m uphill from the beaches, restaurants an …see more
enjoyed a lovely one week stay here, only a few mins walk to the shops and swanage bay, a real bonus having an allocated covered parking space, sharon in flat 2 below is very friendly, would love to s… More
Thank you Brian for taking the time to review
This ground-floor cottage offers a typical English seaside holiday in a famous area of natural beauty, preserved by the National Trust , also known as the Jurassic coast of Dorset - mostly cliff and open countryside. It is best suited for walks, sightseeing excursions, …see more
We are so pleased that we chose 5 Arcade Terrace to stay in for our visit to the delightful town of Swanage. The location in the town centre meant that we did not need to use our car for the week and… More
Dear Brenda: We very much appreciate your kindly review of the cottage, which will help us a lot in future.Thanks again! Jane and Ian
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2012
Very comfortable accomadating home from home, has everything you need for your stay. Excellent location.… More
“Location great; decor dated”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2012
We had a really great time in Swanage. The real selling point of this cottage is the location. The communication with the owners was also great. The decor is stuck in the 70's but is very clean and… More
Since May 2014 the cottage has been completely redecorated and updated. See below!
'Island View' offers light, spacious and newly refurbished accommodation over 2 floors with spectacular views of the coastline from all main rooms and is fully equipped for all your holiday needs. Watch the boats in the bay and the comings and goings from the …see more
The location is ideal having views over the sea. It is minutes from the town.
However you do need to be fit if you have the top floor apartment!… More
Thank you for your review - the comments speak for themselves but I believe the reward to be well worth the climb!
Reviewed 9 Sep 2012
We have enjoyed a fabulous holiday in Swanage and unquestionably the Island View apartment has contributed hugely to it. What a wonderful location, a view that never disappoints and a brilliantly laid… More
I am delighted that your holiday in Island View was such a success from many aspects. I look forward to welcoming you all back on any return trip in the future.
“Great accomondation and views”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
Any one looking for a place to stay in Swanage look no further. Apartment was clean and tidy and the views from apartment were fantastic. Nothing was to much trouble for the owner Ann. look forward to… More
Thank you for your positive review of Island View and I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. My aim is always to give my visitors accommodation to match the view together with a personal service of the same quality.
2 Quayside Court is right on the water front of Swanage Bay with stunning views overlooking Old Harry Rocks and Swanage Bay. It is a 3 bedroomed 1st floor flat which comfortably sleeps 6, there is one family bathroom with a bath and shower over the bath and there is an …see more
This firat floor flat is in a wonderful position, on the quay, with views from 2 bedrooms across Swanage Bay and very convenient for all facilities of the town.
The living/dining room is light & ai… More
Architect designed Purbeck stone cottage with private south facing courtyard garden tucked away in a peaceful and tranquil location down a quiet lane off Bell Street one of the oldest streets in Swanage with views of Ballard down from the master bedroom.
Suitable for …see more
A group of us spent a short break in Swanage, we had a great time at the cottage, there's loads to do and see in the area and some fantastic scenery.
The house has been refurbished to a high standa… More
Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage, we are really pleased to get such great feedback and know that you really enjoyed your stay.
We have spent a lot of time renovating the property and it is great to know that all the effort has been worthwhile and that our guests enjoy the cottage and it's wonderful surroundings.
We really hope to see you again this summer!! Happy New Year from all of us at studland sea school
This first-floor cottage offers a real experience of England and a typical English seaside holiday in a famous area of natural beauty, preserved by the National Trust, also known as the Jurassic coast of Dorset - consisting mostly of cliff and open countryside. It is …see more
Millpond Cottage is a traditional Purbeck stone cottage dating back to the early 18th century. It is set beside the tranquil Millpond in the heart of Swanage. It offers delightful accommodation for up to 7 people. It is a five minute walk to the town centre and beach. …see more
Alison's cottage is wonderful home from home, lovely location,lovely feel about the cottage and the ducks in the garden the grandaughters and the rest of the family loved it all, I cant rate this cott… More
We offer our 3 bedroom house for holiday lets in Swanage. The house is a 5 minute flat walk to swanage town and Beach.
Some the events taking place in Swanage this year:
Swanage/perbeck Walking Festival – 19th sep -27 th sep 2015
Purbeck Arts Week Fe …see more
'Acorns' annexe is perfectly located to enjoy all this beautiful area has to offer. (Adjoins Acorns House holiday home, sleeping up to 10)
Beaches, Tennis, Putting, shops and numerous eateries are all in walking distance.
SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR LATE DEALS ALL YEAR ROUND …see more
“A Very comfortable stay...a real home from home.”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2013
We were made most welcome on our arrival and were greeted with a welcome pack which included the essentials which was a nice touch and greatly appreciated after a long journey. This was our first fam… More
Thankyou for such a positive review of Acorns Annex.
I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and your time in Swanage.
A short stroll from Swanage Beach, this bright, spacious, seaside house offers views over Swanage bay. Spacious living, bright rooms and a large balcony make our house a dream for extended families. The location is quietly residential yet the beach, shops and pubs are a …see more
I have just spent a long weekend at the Quarterdeck with my family in order to celebrate my husband and I completing the South West Coast Path National Trail. This property was perfectly situated for… More
Thank you for sharing your experience and we are really happy you had a good weekend. Congatulations on completing the SW coast path. Alot of up and down walking there.
“We had the most amazing stay!”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2014
We stayed at the house as a group on 10 ladies on a hen party. The house was key to the experience as we were hosting a lot from the venue. We could not have been happier!
We catered for dinner and … More
Reviewed 29 Jun 2013
Excellent accommodation with everything you could want/need - even comfortable beds (& I am very fussy!). The welcome pack was a nice touch. Close to all facilities - town/beach etc. Ideal for extende… More
Fab ground floor apartment in North Swanage, 100m from Burlington Chine and safe sandy beach. Contemporary & chic, converted from the bar of The Chines hotel dating back to 1898. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge/dining room with bright bay window & kitchen. Own p …see more
This Top-floor apartment offers a real experience of England and a typical English seaside holiday in a famous area of natural beauty, preserved by the National Trust, also known as the Jurassic coast of Dorset - consisting mostly of cliff and open countryside. It is b …see more
Seaside Holiday Cottage with stunning views across Swanage Bay.The house is set over 3 floors. Entering the property on the ground floor is a entrance hall and a twin bedroom with additional pull out bed, Double Wardrobe with drawers. Bathroom with W/C, bath a …see more