Self Catering Cottages and Apartments in Swanage

One of the best ways to experience Swanage at your own pace and create a home atmosphere, is by staying in self-catering accommodation. 

From traditional fisherman’s cottages, modern seafront apartments and large Victorian houses that are perfect for a group celebration or family get together, Swanage is home to many beautiful properties where you can really immerse yourself in the town’s seaside charm.  

Seafront apartments 

A popular choice is to stay in one of Swanage’s gorgeous contemporary apartments overlooking the sea where you can experience living like a local. 

Wake up to breathtaking sea views across the bay and watch the sunrise from your balcony before heading down for a relaxing day at the beach or adventure on the water

Why not browse the local artisan delis and markets in town and pick up some lovely fresh Dorset produce to cook back at your holiday home? 

Romantic getaway 

Swanage is a perfect destination for a romantic escape; a place where you can switch off, unwind and reconnect in a beautiful setting. 

In the summer months, walk hand-in-hand along the beach followed by dinner alfresco at a seaside restaurant watching the tide roll in. In the autumn, enjoy an afternoon tea before returning to watch the stars from your private hot tub. 

Family-friendly homes 

Planning a family getaway?  

Swanage’s family-friendly cottages and houses are equipped with all the essentials you need for fun filled weekends away by the sea. With spacious kitchens, enclosed gardens, multiple bedrooms, and even outdoor play areas, every generation is well catered for. 

Country cottages 

If you’re looking for a more rural stay a little further into the countryside, there are lots of cosy cottages located on the outskirts of Swanage tucked away under the Purbeck hills, where you can truly embrace the slow travel experience.  

Whether you’d like a traditional farm stay where the hens will lay you fresh eggs for breakfast or you’re simply after a comfortable base for a quiet walking holiday, we’re sure to have the holiday accommodation for you! 

Book your Dorset getaway 

Choosing a self-catering option is a great opportunity to explore the area with more freedom. And with so many options for your independent getaway, you’re truly spoilt for choice in Swanage! 


Dorset Cottage Holidays

Dorset Cottage Holidays is a an independent, family run agency, established over 20 years ago and located locally in the heart of Corfe Castle in Dorset. We offer over 60 holiday cottages in Swanage,...

Corfe and Purbeck Holidays

Corfe & Purbeck Holidays specialise in letting quality self catering holiday properties in the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, Dorset.  All of our our cottages are well equipped, comfortably...

Westland Holiday Flats

Westland is a family run business established and operated by the same family since 1981. Consisting of three flats, two maisonettes and three studio flats, all of which are self contained with...

9 Quayside Court

The perfect destination for a seaside break in Swanage, Dorset - less than five minutes walk along the promenade to the sandy beach. This top floor apartment with private lift has three bedrooms...

Original Cottages

Choose from our hand-picked selection of apartments, cottages and houses, sleeping up to 9 people, in popular locations throughout Dorset. We are proud of the choice we can give you – whether...

Swanage Bay View Holiday Home Park

Overlooking the beautiful Jurassic Coastline, Swanage Bay View has unrivalled views of one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. With only a 15-minute walk to the beach, you can enjoy a day in...

The Dolphins

The Dolphins is a spacious chalet-style seaside house a short distance from the centre of Swanage, Dorset and is perfect for family holidays and weekends away by the sea.  It is a self-catering...

Island Cottage Holidays

Island Cottage Holidays specialise in character cottages in attractive rural and coastal surroundings throughout the Isle of Purbeck. We have a number of traditional stone cottages and thatched...

Swanage Holiday Apartments

We are pleased to be able to offer two adjacent two-bedroom 2nd floor apartments in a purpose-built building located in a quiet side street just 50 metres from the waterfront and glorious town beach....

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Things To Do

Heritage attractions, watersports, walking trails and beaches are all on offer in Swanage.


Swanage beach has been a family favourite with visitors for generations.

What's On

There's a packed events programme throughout the whole year in Swanage.

Walking and Trails

There are lots of walking routes and Public Rights of Way to explore in Swanage.