Luxury Swanage cottages

luxury  swanage cottagesSurveying the beautiful setting of this small seaside town, it’s hard to believe it once lay at the heart of a busy trade in building stone. For years valuable Purbeck limestone was exported from here to meet the demand in booming distant cities like London. The town pier was constructed for this purpose in 1859 by local building magnate John Mowlem; with the aid of restoration, its pretty structure survives today and is one of the town’s visitor attractions.

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Tourism took off here with the arrival, in 1885, of the railway and today Swanage is a popular base for exploring the attractive Isle of Purbeck – in reality a peninsula – and its lovely beaches. From here, the heritage Swanage Railway runs steam trains to Norden, via Corfe Castle.
The National Trust has several properties worth exploring locally: cliff-top reserves, ruins and a stately home (Kingston Lacy); fans of the ITV drama Broadchurch have been flocking to the nearby village of West Bay ever since filming of the popular crime series began there.
Sheltered Swanage Bay is perfect for all kinds of water sport; kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and jetskiing are all on offer and the town boasts Britain’s oldest scuba diving school. From luxury cottages Swanage and its lovely surroundings are well worth discovering.
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Check availability Overbay, Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 9 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £6891411 per week * Ref: GCG4984
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Overbay is a detached house within walking distance of the beach and centre of Swanage and enjoys stunning views over Swanage Bay. The property has been set out upside down with the living space on the first floor to make the most of the views. Swanage is a small Victorian seaside resort which surro...
Check availability Highview, Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £6891411 per week * Ref: GCG4981
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Highview is a detached house within walking distance of the beach and centre of Swanage and enjoys stunning views over Swanage Bay. The property has been set out upside down with the living space on the first floor to make the most of the views. Swanage is a small Victorian seaside resort which surr...
Check availability Swan Upping, Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5511188 per week * Ref: GCG4985
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Swan Upping is a detached house enjoying distant views of the sea and is within easy walking distance of the beach and the centre of Swanage. This small Victorian seaside resort surrounds a beautiful curved bay with a fine sandy beach on Purbeck Island. The winding streets of Swanage follow the hill...