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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
    (32 reviews)
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    • 4 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Separate Toilets
    • Sleeps 9
    House #8139509
    32
    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (33 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Apartment #8168248
      33
      Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (26 reviews)
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Multiple rentals Apartment #8147626
        26
        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (8 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Cabin #8137487
          8
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            Excellent! 4.7/5
            (24 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Apartment #8174284
            24
            Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.6/5
              (15 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              House #6067148
              15
              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 3
                Cottage #6543092
                3
                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (4 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #6771678
                  4
                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (24 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Cottage #8130472
                    24
                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (5 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Apartment #6846256
                      5
                      Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
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                        • 5 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 9
                        House #6898900
                        1
                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (35 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 3 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Cottage #1929118
                          35
                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (14 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 4
                            House #8144413
                            14
                            Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                              (7 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 3
                              Cottage #8170359
                              7
                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (25 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #1782211
                                25
                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (6 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #6100234
                                  6
                                  Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (6 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 5 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    Multiple rentals House #6100234
                                    6
                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Apartment #6503435
                                      3
                                        avg/night
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        House #6520188
                                        2
                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (39 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilets
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Cottage #447011
                                          39
                                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
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                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 12
                                            House #8067905
                                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 9
                                              House #6824703
                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (9 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 5 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                House #8064207
                                                9
                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (4 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Apartment #6964156
                                                  4
                                                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Cottage #8173678
                                                    7
                                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      House #8034196
                                                      1
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                        Cottage #8067507
                                                        2
                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                          (3 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Cottage #8053444
                                                          3
                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (18 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 6 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                            • Sleeps 18
                                                            House #8165535
                                                            18
                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #6736385
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Apartment #8148021
                                                                1
                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                  Apartment #6891334
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (6 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Cottage #8161865
                                                                    6
                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                      House #8060587
                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                        House #1900882
                                                                        3
                                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Cottage #6736392
                                                                          1
                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            House #867980vb
                                                                            1
                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Apartment #6785870
                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #8089505
                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Apartment #6812840
                                                                                  3
                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Apartment #8091866
                                                                                    1
                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                      House #8075952
                                                                                      8
                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Cottage #1967874
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                                          House #8072821
                                                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (14 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            House #8113099
                                                                                            14
                                                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #8120383
                                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                House #8096346
                                                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (3 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #435385
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 7 BR
                                                                                                    • 7 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 20
                                                                                                    Villa #485448
                                                                                                    7
                                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      House #8155281
                                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great house, well equipped

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were seven adults, four children and two dogs and The Mount really couldn't have been better for us. It's a great house and excellently well equipped. Elaine couldn't have been more helpful both with our multitude of questions during the booking process nor when we had questions and little issues during our stay. The new off-road parking is designed to accommodate two cars but we found it could easily take three as long as we organised departures and anyway there's plenty of room to park on the road. It's worth investigating the cupboards and drawers around the house because there's often something surprising or useful inside. We didn't use everything but it was exciting to see what was there. The attention to detail is amazing... even the guitars and ukuleles hanging on the wall were in tune when we arrived!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Great house for family reunion

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful weekend here, plenty of space for 8 adults and 5 children under 5, no fighting over bedrooms as there were plenty with sea views. The garden was very safe for the children with the added bonus of a path down to the beach just next to the property. We will definitely be booking up again for next year.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017