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Old Steps

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Old Steps is a light and spacious apartment on two floors in central Swanage less than one minute's walk from the seafront and stone quay, restaurants and shops. The owner has a beach hut which can be rented at a preferential rate. Old Steps has three good sized superior bedrooms, each with double bed, two family bathrooms and a good sized living room with large Victorian windows. Oblique view of sea and pier, recently renovated and newly furnished. Suits families and walkers. Renovated in 2017, this Victorian property is in the heart of Swanage just under one minutes walk from the seafront. We have named the property Old Steps as it is at the top of the ancient grade 2 listed stone steps leading up into a picturesque passageway and our front door. Much thought has been given to ...Old Steps is a light and spacious apartment on two floors in central Swanage less than one minute's walk from the seafront and stone quay, restaurants and shops. The owner has a beach hut which can be rented at a preferential rate. Old Steps has three good sized superior bedrooms, each with double bed, two family bathrooms and a good sized living room with large Victorian windows. Oblique view of sea and pier, recently renovated and newly furnished. Suits families and walkers. Renovated in 2017, this Victorian property is in the heart of Swanage just under one minutes walk from the seafront. We have named the property Old Steps as it is at the top of the ancient grade 2 listed stone steps leading up into a picturesque passageway and our front door. Much thought has been given to making your stay as comfortable as possible. There are different types of duvets and with different tog. All the furnishings were new in 2017 with four smart TV's. The windows are a feature of the property and are great for people watching and seeing a little bit of the sea. Effective noise reduction measures have been installed. Unfortunately, the property is not suitable for pets or children under three. Old Steps is an excellent base for families to enjoy the sandy beach and crabbing with the children on the stone quay. Walkers have easy access on to the stunning coastal paths along the world renowned Jurassic coast. Ideal for the those who want to be in the town centre and watch the world go by from the beautiful large Victorian windows. It is only a 5 minute walk to the station where steam trains depart to Corfe Castle and there is now a mainline link connecting Swanage to London via Wareham. The front door leads into a spacious hallway with room to leave coats, shoes and beach gear. A lovely wide staircase leads up to the living accommodation. On the first floor, there is a comfortable sitting area, modern kitchen with spacious dining area, a double bedroom and separate bathroom. On the top floor, there are two further double bedrooms and a bathroom. Both bathrooms have a bath with shower attachment, handbasin, toilet and heated towel rail. The layout of the accommodation means that couples, parents, grandparents and friends can have bedroom and bathroom facilities on separate floors for added privacy. The light and airy rooms are well-proportioned and have been tastefully decorated and furnished, reflecting the charm and character of the lovely Victorian building in which they lie. The three bedrooms have new, comfortable double beds with either a wardrobe or chest or drawers. There is additional hanging space and a large chest of drawers on the top floor landing. Two of the bedrooms have flat screen TV's, one with integral DVD player. The two bedrooms on the top floor have dormer windows with oblique views to the sea and downs and one of the bedrooms besides the double bed also has a full-size single bed. All the rooms on the top floor have sloping ceilings. The top floor bathroom is a bit quirky in so far as you have restricted headroom over the bath. The living room sitting area has a large corner sofa and bench seat, smart TV and coffee table while the dining area has a round table which seats six people. There is a further smart TV serving the dining and kitchen area. The new kitchen has a large fridge freezer, gas oven, gas grill and gas hob, microwave oven, slim line dishwasher, washing machine, toaster, kettle and all the crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and utensils to meet your everyday needs but the nearest restaurants and fish and chip shop are only fifty yards away. The property offers restricted kerbside parking in front of the building or unrestricted in nearby streets although once the car is parked, many guests will find that they do not need it as everything is readily accessible on foot. Unfortunately the property is not suitable for people with mobility problems as there is a flight of steps leading to the building and two flights of stairs within the property. More
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About the Owner
Jim e
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2017
Interaction with guests
We endeavour to do a meet and greet with all our guests and on the rare occasions that we cannot do this, you will either be met by a friend or we will give you the code to our key safe. As we want you to have a really enjoyable stay in our holiday home, we will communicate with you and send information we feel would be useful to you before your visit. We also text directions and post code the day before your visit so it is to hand on your phone.
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We are a family of five who stayed at Old Steps in August this year. The flat was beautiful and perfectly equipped. Jim and Sarah greeted us on arrival and ensured we knew where everything was. The location is great as it is right in...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Old Steps is a superbly well equipped home ideally located in the heart of Swanage. The whole house is light and airy with a really welcoming feel to it. All helped of course by the lovely personal greeting by the owners and the bottle of...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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sarahjim2015, VR Owner at Old Steps, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2018

Thanks so much, Debbie. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Old Steps and would welcome you back again anytime.

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Reviewed August 11, 2018

I have just returned from a week in this excellent apartment which is decorated to a very high standard and is equipped with everything that you could want. The owners were there to meet us on arrival and could not have been more helpful. They...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank 614phil
sarahjim2015, VR Owner at Old Steps, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thank you so much Phil for your very kind comments. We loved having you and your family as our guests and hope that you will stay again at Old Steps.

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The 'Old Steps' is a fantastic home from home right in the heart of Swanage. We are a family of 4 with 2 teenage children and they loved having a double bedroom each with TV and wi-fi. The kitchen is well-eqipped and the lounge/dining area...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank BarnesFamily
sarahjim2015, VR Owner at Old Steps, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you so much. We appreciate your very positive review and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. You were great guests and will be very welcome to come back.

Reviewed July 9, 2018

We had a fantastic week at Old Steps and would highly recommend it. Sarah was there to meet us with a very warm welcome. The apartment really was beautiful inside with everything we could possibly need as a family of 4, with comfortable beds, Guide...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank hollers2018
sarahjim2015, VR Owner at Old Steps, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Such lovely words. You were perfect guests and welcome back any time.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Stove
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
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About the neighborhood
Swanage is a family orientated, Victorian resort with a pier, quay, sandy beaches and white cliffs. It has great cliff top walks, steam railway to Corfe Castle, boat trips, water sports, safe swimming areas and it is superbly located for access into the Jurassic coast and wonderful places like the deserted village of Tyneham, Lulworth Cove, Kimmeridge, Wareham, Monkey World and the Bovington Tank Museum. Chapman’s Pool, famed for its’ fossils, is 20 minutes drive. The renowned Square & Compass Pub is a 2 hour walk from Old Steps or 15 minute drive.
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We text directions to your mobile the day before you come as it is handy to have it in the car to put into your Sat Nav. We do supply directions for those without Sat Nav!
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