Apartment in Swanage, Dorset - Purbeck Cliffs, Only 1 Mile From Swanage Town Centre With All Its Local Shops & Restaurants
About Sue McWilliams
Sue McWilliams purchased this Apartment in 2000
What makes this Apartment unique
The obvious and unique benefits is to have exclusive use of a large indoor swimming pool. The location is special as we are close to the award winning Durlston Country Park with its 300acres and spectacular cliff/sea views.
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
The Apartment and all facilities are only for the guests registered at the Apartment. Any visitors to the Apatment and not registered must be by prior
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
This was a lovely place to stay. Really clean & well equipped. Having the pool & the garden was great. Sue & Steve are lovely and you would never know they live upstairs.
Lovely walks in the country park & lovely seeing deer in the garden. Would definitely recommend a stay here.
Great apartment with private pool and snooker table
Sue and Steve live upstairs and you get the entire ground floor of this substantial house. Don't let this put you off - they are very quiet and the apartment feels very private and secluded. The snooker room is actually big enough to move around freely without bumping into walls as you play. Having a pool that you don't have to share with anyone and can use whenever you please is a real bonus - especially for the kids. The house is actually situated just inside Durlston Country park and it is just a short walk to the castle, lighthouse and cafe. Great facilities, superb location. Have already recommended to family and friends.
Relaxation in Swanage
This was our third stay in the apartment and as ever it doesn’t disappoint. The peace and tranquillity and of course the lovely swimming pool makes it a great place for any family. See you next year.
Purbeck Cliffs is Awesome!
We had a wonderful stay at Purbeck Cliffs and can highly recommend, the local area has plenty to offer and the added luxury of your own heated pool and full size snooker table sets it above the properties normally available for holiday accomodation. We would definitely stay again, many thanks to Sue for having us.
Perfect place to see Dorset from!
The apartment is perfect for families with young children - the pool is great and can be completely (safely) closed off when not in use, so no danger of little ones getting in by accident. Facilities are all there - a bit gutted I didnt make more use of the snooker table as it is also a great space for a full size table. The apartment is situated on an amazingly large plot so loads of space outside for the sprogs to run riot. Lots and lots of space inside too so when it rained we didn't feel cooped up (plus had a pool on hand to entertain the kids!). Everywhere was clean and maintained to a high standard, really felt like they make an effort to keep it modern and tidy - actually felt that the homeaway photos didn't do it justice in some rooms.
Location-wise, was a 2 min drive down into Swanage town proper (steep hill!), and really easy to get to some of Dorset's best beaches, towns and sites - I don't think we drove more than 30 mins to get anywhere all week! National Trust membership was really useful for lots of the sites and parking, and the 'JustPark' app seemed to cover everything else.
Owners were welcoming and hospitable - the bottle of wine on arrival was a lovely touch. Will definitely be recommending to anyone interested in a beach hol in Dorset. Which should be everyone. Easy 5* rating.
Special interest holidays:
The Apartment is two minutes walk from the famous Juurassic Coastal Path. The grounds to the apartment back onto 300 acres of the Durlston Country Park and Information Centre.
There are many places of interest nearby including the National Trust Corfe Castle + Studlands beautiful beach, the steam railway, Lulworth Castle and the famous Durdle Door, Thomas Hardy’s cottage, Lawrence of Arabia’s cottage and memorial, Monkey world, Bovington Tank museum and for those needing ‘retail therapy’ the shopping centres of Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth are all within striking distance.
Swanage is the hosts several festivals including The Blues festival in March, the Jazz Festival in July, Purbeck and Dorset Art weeks in May/June,Fish Festival in June, Swanage Carnival (which very often includes a display by the Red Arrows) in July/August, the folk festival in September, Film festival in October and Blues /roots festival in October. There are local beer and cider festivals (The greyhound, Corfe, The Bankes Arms, Studland, The Square and Compass, Worth Matravers).
The gardens of Purbeck Cliffs are beside the peace and tranquility of Durlston Country Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty which stretches along Dorset's award winning Heritage coast. Purbeck is a unique part of Dorset where glorious sandy beaches and breathtaking coastal scenery blend harmoniously with peaceful, unspoilt countryside and picturesque villages.
You can travel here two routes:
1. A35 from Poole then A351 to Wareham, follow signs for Swanage
2. Take the signs for Sandbanks Ferry from Bournemouth to Studland, follow the signs to Swanage
Once in Swanage follow the signs for Durlston Country Park and Purbeck Cliffs is on Boundary Close which is the last turning on the right before the Country Park car-park.
Nearest Airport - Bournemouth
Train - Waterloo to Wareham Station then bus required to Swanage
Corfe Castle is five miles away.
Studland Beach is four miles from Purbeck Cliffs
Monkey World is 15miles away
We are lucky to be two minutes from the famous Jurassic Coastal Path with spectacular walks along the cliff to Dancing Ledge or Harry Rocks and the famous Studland Beach or go dolphin spotting near Durlston Lighthouse.
There are many places of interest to visit nearby including Corfe Castle, Monkey World, Arne Natural Reserve, Lulworth Castle, to name but a few.
This very special area has so much to offer: a wealth of attractions to suit all ages as well as sporting and leisure activities
A peaceful and relaxing way to see parts of this isle or peninsula, depending on who you talk to, is to take a train ride on the Swanage Railway. You can catch a 6 mile ride between Swanage and Norden where you will get to see the ruins of the historical Corfe Castle.
For the more adventurous, another way to see the sights is to take a 47 mile bike ride around the entire area, either splitting the ride up into a winding trek that can last a whole week or by doing a marathon ride that will take a one or two days, but will create long lasting memories. No matter how you choose to visit and travel in this enchanted land, you will not be disappointed by the wealth of things to see and do when you head to the Isle of Purbeck.
Durlston Country Park regularly organises events related to the heritage and wildlife of the Park and adjoining coast with many guided walks.