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Self contained sunny studio in Swanage town

Entire guest suite hosted by Louise
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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This 5. 5 x 3.5 mtrs, self contained guest suite is bright, clean and homely, has it's own entrance and can be set up as a double or twin. There's a microwave, small fridge, kettle, toaster but no hob, oven or sink (washing up is done in a bowl). There is a patio with stunning views of the hills and sea. It's close to the coastal path and nature reserve for wonderful walking opportunities and a 2min drive,10/15 min walk, to the town and beach. Parking on the road is plentiful.

The space
The studio is a brick built, completely self contained unit alongside the main house. It's ideal if you are looking for very affordable self contained accomodation. It is clean, light bright and homely, with a lovely view across to the purbeck ridgeway and the sea, when standing.
The bedroom/living room area measures approx 3.5x3.5 mtrs, with a small kitchenette and shower room next to it .
It should be noted that the space could be unsuitable if you are over 6ft tall, as the ceiling slopes from 2.1 mtrs (6ft 9) at the front, to 1.9 mtrs (6ft 2) at the back.
I am told that the bed is extremely comfortable. It's a 5' 2" king size that can be split into two 2' 6" singles for twin occupancy.
A fold up table and chairs is provided for you to dine in the bedroom.
I provide tea, coffee and sugar and can supply milk and butter on request.
There is covered storage for bikes etc,and for walkers/cyclists to hang waterproofs to dry( please ask when you arrive).
A launderette is just a few minutes away by foot.
Please note that the fridge is halfsize with a very small freezer compartment just big enough for a couple of cool blocks.
There is full WiFi, a smart TV and a dvd player, with a large selection of dvds. There are lots of maps, guide books, local info leaflets, to help you get the best out of the area.
We are close to the fabulous Durlston County Park and renowned Jurassic Coast Path.
Swanage Town has all the amenities you need, plus a theatre /cinema and lots of independent shops, galleries cafes and restaurants. There are 9 pubs in the town (some with live music at weekends) plus a couple of bars. The town has a lovely holiday vibe plus lots of green spaces where you can be quiet too.

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free street parking
TV
Patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave
Dedicated workspace

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Swanage, United Kingdom

I am situated on the Jurrasic coast which is a World heritage site with walks along the coast plus the Purbeck Ridgeway, which affords stunning views over Poole Harbour on one side, the Purbeck Valley to the other, with Corfe Castle on the route. From my place it's easy to get onto the coast path (20 mins walk) and I'm also situated on the Priests Way which is a lovely 3.5 mile walk or cycle to the pretty village of Worth Matravers, with a superb vintage tea/ lunch /supper room the legendary Square and Compass pub(look it up) . The path has been recently resurfaced with loose stone so is accessible all year round. Most of the costal area is open access, so there are many other lovely walks from your door, including a walk through Dorset Wildlife Trust's Townsend Reserve, through to Dorset County Councils, Durlston Country Park and lots of National Trust Land.

A few mins walk away is a caravan park with a bar and swimming pool for public use.

There is a lovely safe beach in the town with easy access to the shops and eateries. within a short walk to there is a more secluded/ quieter beach, (north beach). The beach has again been awarded the coveted blue star for water quality in 2019 and North Beach is listed in the top 5 best beaches of Dorset . There are opportunities here to enjoy water and land sports such as kayaking, paddle boarding, coasteering, climbing etc.

The RSBP nature reserve of Arne is nearby which was the location for the BBC's 2016/2017 Autumn Watch and Winter Watch highlighting its significant importance for wildlife, not only nationally but internationally too.
The National Trust Studland Bay is 3 miles from here, with its fabulous 4 mile stretch of fine golden sands backed by an vast area of sand dunes and heathland full of wildlife.

There are a few of good restaurants, and lots of lovely independent cafes in town. Daytime, Java is particularly good for coffee, vegan and vegetarian food, and Love Cake has a wide lunch /teatime menu.
Evenings, Bliss and Chilled Red are recommended. All the pubs also serve food. The Black Swan is of particularly good quality (evening service Monday to Saturday and Sunday's lunch only) and is only a 5 min walk from here (early booking advisable. Phone them to book anytime after 5.30 daily ). A few of the pubs have live music at the weekends, but not all, so you can avoid that if you wish.

There is a good variety of small independant shops selling a range of goods to suit various budgets, ideal for a good mooch about town.
There are two supermarkets in the town both open until late Mon to Sat, a mini market close by that opens everyday until 20.00 including Sundays. Also Arkwrights spar convenience store open daily, from early to 22.00 is about a 5 min walk and the Texaco garage spar shop, a 10 min walk, is open early until 23.00.

The Purbeck area and Swanage itself, hosts a wide variety of music and arts festivals, throughout the year to cover most people's taste. Also many organised walks, and nature based events led by various experts are available throughout the year too. The Web site 'Visit Dorset.com' is a good source of information for the local area and beyond.

Walking into the centre of town from here is 10 /15 mins on lit streets, that are switched off at midnight.

Hosted by Louise

Joined in April 2015
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I feel extremely lucky to have called 'Purbeck' my home for the past 20 years, and pleased that now I have the chance to share it with people through the magic of airbnb. I am Dorset born and bred and moved from Poole to Swanage to be closer to the wonderful coast line and also to enjoy the benefits of this small, friendly community with its traditional holiday vibe. I love walking, cycling, dancing, gardening and generally getting out and about especially in the natural environment. I love to share my enthusiasm and knowledge of the area with guests when asked.
I feel extremely lucky to have called 'Purbeck' my home for the past 20 years, and pleased that now I have the chance to share it with people through the magic of airbnb. I am Dors…
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I leave that up to the guests, I'm happy either way. It's always very lovely to meet you, but I understand that it's your holiday and I don't wish to intrude. Occasionally I'm not at home, due to work demands/social life, but I will be on the end of a phone should you have a problem or want any advice/information about the local area.
I leave that up to the guests, I'm happy either way. It's always very lovely to meet you, but I understand that it's your holiday and I don't wish to intrude. Occasionally I'm no…
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