Swanage Holiday Cottages & Lettings

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Holiday park ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £63 £102
Hoseasons
5.0
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £68 £125
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House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £92 £138
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Rent a holiday home, apartment or cottage in Swanage from just £41 per night

House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £48
Sykes Cottages
4.0
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £80
Belvilla
4.8
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £63
HomeAway
5.0
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House ∙ 3 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £60
HomeAway
4.0
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £44
Original Cottages
5.0
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Bed & Breakfast ∙ 3 guests
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £85
Booking.com
4.5
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Bungalow ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £39
Airbnb
5.0
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Bungalow ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £48
Airbnb
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £76
Airbnb
5.0
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Most popular holiday lettings with a fireplace

Fireplace
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £108
HomeAway
5.0
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Fireplace
Caravan ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £66
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4.5
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Fireplace
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £91
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5.0
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Recommended pet-friendly holiday lettings

Pet-friendly
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £46
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4.7
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Pet-friendly
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £240
Airbnb
5.0
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £122
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5.0
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Top holiday lettings with fishing spots nearby

Fishing
House ∙ 9 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £143
HomeAway
4.9
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Fishing
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £53
Sykes Cottages
4.0
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Fishing
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Swanage, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
from £112
HomeAway
4.8
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Popular holiday rental amenities in Swanage

  • Kitchen (920)
  • Internet (841)
  • TV (809)
  • Washer (680)
  • No smoking (574)
  • Parking (519)
  • Dishwasher (469)
  • Garden (391)
  • Microwave (363)
  • Pet allowed (305)
  • Fireplace (274)
  • No pets (263)

The Weather in Swanage

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Check out the climate diagram for Swanage. On average, the warmest month is July. In contrast, the coolest month is February. The rainiest month is July, while the driest month is March.

Accommodation options in Swanage

More than half of the accommodation options (55.68%) in Swanage are house rentals. They are the most typical holiday lettings there. The average price of house rentals is £179 a night, with an average area of 129 m². Furthermore, these properties are usually perfect for medium-sized groups and families, as that's the average number of holidaymakers that house rentals can host in Swanage. Apartment rentals are the other most frequently offered type of accommodation in Swanage. Apartment rentals in Swanage are 66 m² on average, with an average price of £119 a night.

Feel at home on your seaside holiday with a Swanage holiday cottage

Swanage is a lovely coastal town in South West Dorset, known for its beautiful beaches, historic castles, and welcoming seaside culture. Rent a Swanage holiday letting to explore everything this fantastic town has to offer and have a cosy place to call home when you visit.

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Getting There

How to get to Swanage

Travelling into Swanage is comfortable and convenient. If you decide to journey by air, keep in mind that the closest airport is Bournemouth’s international airport, from which there are many methods of transport available to reach a variety of Swanage holiday homes available for you to enjoy. To travel by public transport from the airport, simply take the A1 bus into Bournemouth and hop onto the number 50 bus, which will take you directly into Swanage. There are also taxis and coaches available at the airport for higher comfort and convenience.

You also have the option of renting a car at the airport; travel via the A351 motorway for the quickest route into Swanage. If you are travelling from other places in the United Kingdom by car, all major motorways diverge in Dorchester. From there you can travel via the A352 and A531 motorways into Swanage. Remember to book a cosy Swanage holiday home so you have the perfect place to head to when you arrive in town.

Food & Drink

Swanage and its cuisine

In this picturesque seaside town, there is always something delicious to eat. Experience traditional English cuisine with a taste of the ocean, or choose from a variety of other tasty cuisines, from Indian to Italian. Visit restaurants and cafés and experience dishes made with local meat, vegetables, and fresh seafood from the surrounding waters.

You can also purchase some freshly caught local fish to cook at your Swanage holiday letting. Whether you are looking for a fancy evening out at a fine establishment, a cultural experience at one of the town’s pubs and eateries, or a cosy evening in at your holiday cottage, Swanage has you covered.

Attractions

Swanage's top attractions

In and around the town of Swanage there are some truly fantastic sights to enjoy. If you love history, visit some of the town's amazing historical sites. Check out locations like Corfe Castle, a 17th century ruin that stands majestically above the township. Nearby, you can also visit the historic Swanage Railway, a steam powered train service that travels to locations around the region.

After that, check out Durlston Castle, a magnificent 19th century structure to the south of Swanage. Here you can enjoy beautiful views of the castle and sea, with the nearby Durlston Country Park serving as a popular nature reserve for holidaymakers and locals alike. The park also hosts the incredible Great Globe sculpture, one of the largest stone spheres in the world.

If you are into ancient history, then make sure you check out the fantastic highlights of the Jurassic Coast, including the famed Durdle Door, an enormous natural archway situated in the stunning cliffs of the coastline. When you book your Swanage holiday cottage, you can explore this town and its many sights at your own pace every day.

Art & Culture

Swanage’s art and culture

For a small town, Swanage offers wonderful art and culture. You can visit one of many small galleries, including the QUARR and Mulberry Tree, located in the city centre. Here you can discover a range of local artists' works, from historical to contemporary.

If you are seeking a night at the theatre, remember to check out the seaside Mowlem Theatre. The establishment displays a range of intriguing performance art to suit all tastes. Don’t miss your chance to experience the region’s cultural side.

Nightlife

Swanage and its nightlife

This peaceful seaside town presents some great nightlife opportunities after the sun sets. Check out the many traditional pubs and eateries down by the waterfront for a drink and some live music, or visit the bars and nightclubs for an entirely different atmosphere. Here in Swanage the nightlife caters to a number of musical tastes, and you are guarenteed to find a place that suits you. If you are someone who enjoys a spot of dancing after a day of sightseeing, rent a Swanage holiday letting in town to be close to the action.

Sights & things to do in Swanage

Swanage: Wild landscapes and proud history

Swanage Railway

Ride a vintage steam train along the Swanage Railway, with tracks that stretch through six miles of beautiful countryside. As well as picturesque scenes, there are dining services and regular events.

Old Harry Rocks

Old Harry Rocks, which seem to rise up out of the sea, can be seen from the Dorset part of the South West Coast Path, whilst peregrine falcons are sometimes spotted here.

Durlston Country Park

Home to a huge array of wildlife, Durlston Country Park hosts Durlston Castle, and there are plenty of events, guided walks and walking paths for the whole family to enjoy.

Swanage Pier

This historic pier is now the starting point for boat trips, fishing and scuba diving. Visit it for fun day out and a taste of Swanage's maritime history.

Shell Bay

This beautiful, sandy beach boasts dramatic dunes and has excellent restaurants nearby. It’s also a popular swimming spot during the summer months.

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