Nestle in at Nestleton doggie friendly, vintage chic interior, stroll to the sea
About Moira Lamond
Living and working in London has its benefits, but we have enjoyed nothing more than escaping to Dorset for weekends and holidays for the last 25 years. As keen camper vaners we have spent many weeks travelling around the Purbeck area enjoying its amazing natural beauty.We have become qualified scuba divers at Swanage diving school, water ski, surf, horse ride on the beach, and have a boat kept at Shell Bay Marina. The children have been brought up enjoying the sea air, boating around the Islands, visiting Brownsea Island and having mud fights! Dorset never loses its charm and as soon as we approach the chain ferry we are filled with excitement and a sense of peace. There is nothing better than then sitting on the beach watching the sun set over Brownsea Island-bliss!.
Moira Lamond purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Moira Lamond chose Swanage
When our camper van finally came to its last days (and the emission zone was introduced in London) sadly it was crushed! So we decided it was time to buy a place. Unbelievably this maisonette was for sale-unbelieveably because I have been walking past this house for 15 years saying "I'm going to live there one day" I still have to pinch myself that it's true. Unfortunately the apartment was in a neglected state-So Brian being a builder & my hobby being interior design we set about restoring it. It has been a task but we are just about there. We never tire of this wonderful part of England and are amazed that we still find new areas to explore-It well deserves the title of area of outstanding natural beauty.When boating around the Islands in Poole Harbour, you really could be in Greece!
What makes this Apartment unique
Locally nicknamed the 'Dolls House' due to its unique, pretty architecture and balcony, Nestleton is often photographed by passersby, especially when the clematis is in glorious full pastel pink bloom. The maisonette is so conveniently placed to stroll into town, laze, play or enjoy water sports on the beach, or to walk to Ballard Downs and Durlston Country Park, with its castle, cafe and panoramic views. If you're lucky you may even spot a dolphin there! Whatever time of the year, there is always something to do and see in Swanage and the surrounding area. The changing seasons emphasise the natural beauty of this area. We love waking up in the morning to the sea view, and on a clear sunny day looking across to the Isle of Wight, followed by breakfast on the balcony. We hope you love it as much as we do!
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So glad we found this wonderful place
This is a beautiful holiday home, decorated to a high standard, very comfortable and well laid out. Everything has been thought of with lots of little extras and finishing touches. Sitting on the balcony the views across to the sea and Purbeck Hills is stunning/picture postcard. A very peaceful location but only minutes from the town and beaches. Did some Lovely coastal walks in both directions. Plenty of good pubs, restaurants and cafe's in Swanage, you may need to book ahead at weekends, but they squeezed us in. Was only here for a long weekend but wish it could have been longer. Would definitely recommend Nestleton and definitely return. One of the best we've stayed in.
Easy to reserve, home is absolutely beautiful and Moira was wonderful to communicate with!
We had a lovely stay in Swanage. The flat is really comfortable and well equipped and is in a great location near the shops and beach. There is so much to do for all ages in Swanage and the surrounding area. This was our second stay and we will be back again!
Ideal home for a break
Perfect location for walks, steam rail, buses & town centre. No need to use the car!
Lovely home. Could not have asked for more. Thank you.
Stayed at Nestleton again and it just seems to get better. Loved the new coffee machine and sitting on the balcony in the morning with a cup of freshly peculated admiring the blooming clematis and sea view- a real treat. Bonus that we could take 2 dogs so our new puppy was welcomed too. Highly recommended and looking forward to our next stay. Thank you.
Beautiful place to stay in Swanage
We all enjoyed our stay and loved the quirky decor and spacious house! I will definitely recommend this place it made our mini break perfect.
Love the balcony especially the beautiful clematis out in bloom!
We loved the homemade cookies and goodies that were left to get us started- very thoughtful!
Thank you Moira for great communication and being so friendly.
Swanage beach is a less than a 10 min stroll away, and is ideal for families, with many facilities and water sports. It also has a scuba diving centre near the pier. Sandbanks beach with its beautiful sand dunes and surrounding countryside is a 15 minute drive away or can be reached by bus from Swanage. Poole harbour is famous for wind and kite surfing, and is accessed over the chain ferry from Sandbanks. Bournemouth has its new surfing beach and Lulworth and Durdle Door are a 30 min drive away.
Bournemouth Airport Approx 1 hour away
The property is located approx 150m from Swanage town centre and approx 400m to the beach
Durlston Park and Castle is approx 15-20 minutes walk away
Sandbanks beach- 6 miles
Bournemouth Airport approx 1 hour away
Swanage town has many shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, alongside two supermarkets. It makes an excellent base to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty, and to take part in water sports and activities.