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Make a holiday cottage in Swanage your home away from home

The Dorset seaside town of Swanage is a beautiful Victorian resort, situated on the Purbeck peninsula by a sheltered bay and offering delightful attractions for visitors. Part of the World Heritage listed Jurassic Coast, Swanage is a wonderfully welcoming destination. And thanks to the wide variety of accommodation available from HomeAway, you’ll find Swanage holiday rentals that are ideal for your stay. The holiday cottages in Swanage can sleep parties from 4 up to 20, so if you’re looking for a larger property for a big travelling group, you’re looking in the right place. All properties offer a range of facilities and amenities, including en-suite bathrooms, TVs and sea views, making Swanage holiday rentals a real home away from home.

Things to do

From its humble origins as a fishing port, Swanage expanded to become a popular holiday resort in the Victoria era.

-Explore Swanage: Walk through the town and marvel at some of the old London landmarks that were brought here in the 19th century by a local entrepreneur, leading to the town being dubbed Little London. And there is plenty to keep visitors in Swanage holiday homes of all ages entertained at nighttime– live music is a feature of the local pubs with regular blues, folk and jazz weekends taking place throughout the year.

-The beach: Its sheltered bay, overlooking the Isle of Wight, is perfect for bathers and has a European ‘blue flag’ indicating the quality of the water. There’s even a naturist beach close by at Studland for those who like to go au natural when bathing.

-Swanage pier: built to transport locally quarried Purbeck stone, has been fully restored and is a delightful Victorian pleasure pier, and the town boasts a myriad of typical seaside resort attractions, from amusement arcades to fish and chip restaurants, boat trips to swimming and water sports.

-Isle of Purbeck: When you select Swanage holiday accommodation, you’re opening yourself up to a world of delight on England’s south coast. Swanage and the Purbeck peninsula are part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Isle of Purbeck has some of the finest walking and hiking anywhere in the UK, particularly along the Jurassic Coast and also in the hinterland where echoes of the dinosaurs that once roamed this land are found everywhere.

-The Swanage Railway is six miles of heritage steam and diesel trains that run from Norden to Swanage, and a ride on one of the services takes you through stunning scenery and passed the ruins of Corfe Castle, one of the most important Civil War sites in England.

-Durlston Country Park is a beautiful nature reserve only a mile from Swanage. Set in more than 280 acres, the park is a nature lover’s paradise of more than 500 species of plants, 250 species of bird and 34 species of butterfly all set within a marvellous setting od sea cliffs, limestone downland, hedgerows and woodland. A day here won’t be enough time to see all Durlston has to offer. For outdoor enthusiasts, the area around Swanage is exceptional – look for climbing, horse riding, cycling, diving, water sports and hiking.

The weather in Swanage

Dorset is one of the UK’s warmest and sunniest areas – average summer temperatures are around 19°C and winters are mild but damp. All Swanage holiday rentals are set up perfectly for visitors regardless of the weather so, rain or shine, you have the ideal home away from home.

Travel to Swanage

Swanage is easily reached by road and those coming from further afield are well served by airports at Bournemouth, Bristol and Southampton. Poole and Weymouth are the ferry hubs for services to and from continental Europe and the Channel Islands. There are regular train and coach services linking Swanage to Bournemouth and London.

Wonderful! 4.8/5
(38 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 9
House #8139509
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cabin #8137487
14
Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 9
House #6898900
5
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(25 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8130472
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Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(32 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Apartment #8147626
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Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(26 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #8174284
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Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(38 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #8168248
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Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6067148
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #6777718
14
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(31 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1782211
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
House #8144413
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #6771678
6
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #6100234
9
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #8170359
7
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6964156
8
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #6543092
4
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Multiple rentals House #6100234
9
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(43 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1929118
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #6520188
6
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 12
House #8067905
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Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #6503435
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Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
House #8064207
9
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Cottage #8067507
2
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #8173678
10
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
House #1900882
5
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #8096346
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(21 reviews)
avg/night
  • 6 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 18
House #8165535
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Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #435385
5
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #8034196
2
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Cottage #8053444
6
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6812840
4
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 12
House #867980vb
4
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #6891334
1
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6736385
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
House #8072821
1
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #8120383
  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #8148021
2
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #6736392
1
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #6785870
1
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8089505
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6932248
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8101367
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #8091866
2
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8161865
12
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #1967874
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #8113099
18
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #6778055
1
Excellent! 4.4/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
House #8075952
8
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1130545
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8170711
8
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours

Swanage Holiday Cottages & Apartments (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Perfect location! Perfect house!

5 of 5
We had such a fantastic stay at Jane's lovely home in Studland. The house had everything we could have dreamt of and the garden was heavenly. It's a short walk to some lovely beaches and - an added bonus - there are some stunning walks in the hills just at the end of the road. We would highly recommend this property and the whole area around Studland too.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

A delightful cottage

5 of 5
This cottage is perfect for a break in Corfe Castle, only a 10 minute walk to the village centre. The cottage was left beautifully and had everything you would want on your holiday. Very recommended.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017