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The Ketch, Chandlers, High St, Swanage BH19 2BU

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SW 11117
Swanage, UK
+ Separate W.C.
Up to 6


Lovely three bedroom cottage in a character Grade II listed building based 5 minutes from the town centre and a stone's throw from the beach with views of Swanage bay.

The Ketch is part of a contemporary conversion of the towns' Ship Hotel including accommodation known as 'Chandlers', The Ship Inn & restaurant.  Situated just a short walk from the Stone Quay, Victorian Pier & sandy beach.

Ground floor entrance via split level shared courtyard, steps down into hallway. Newly renovated lounge with large sash window opening on to small balcony overlooking the High St,  new comfortable leather sofas, large dining table & chairs, sideboard, digital television, DVD, stereo, electric fire, sideboard, plenty of games, books, toys and DVDs. Brand new modern kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer & Nespresso coffee machine. Bedroom with two single beds, second bedroom with full size bunk beds. Bathroom with bath, overhead shower, w.c. basin & heated towel rail.

First floor - eaves bedroom with Deep Kingsize Bed & televison. Cloakroom with w.c. & basin.

Gas central heating.  Narrow garage (2.12 wide,1.88m high). Small south facing patio area with furniture.Travel cot supplied.  

A £100 security deposit is payable on arrival. 

Town centre location


Property Type






+ Separate W.C.




Satellite TV/Freeview


Central Heating

Electric Cooker


Travel cot

Friday changeover

No smoking

Please bring own towels

Digital/DAB Radio

DVD Player

Washing Machine


Fridge Freezer

Bed linen provided

Gas Hob


No pets

Bluetooth speaker


Walking Distance to Beach

Walking Distance to Supermarket

Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants

Walking Distance to Town Centre


Children Welcome


Boat Trips

Managed or letting

Managed property

Rental rates

Start Date Weekly Rate (£) Occupancy Minimum Stay Arrival Day
12 Apr 2024 645 7+ Nights Friday
24 May 2024 1,060 0 7+ Nights Friday
31 May 2024 770 0 7+ Nights Friday
07 Jun 2024 865 7+ Nights Friday
14 Jun 2024 880 7+ Nights Friday
21 Jun 2024 1,075 7+ Nights Friday
28 Jun 2024 1,180 0 7+ Nights Friday
05 Jul 2024 1,250 7+ Nights Friday
19 Jul 2024 1,365 0 7+ Nights Friday
26 Jul 2024 1,535 7+ Nights Friday
02 Aug 2024 1,365 7+ Nights Friday

All bookings subject to a £20 booking fee




Unavailable Changeover Short Breaks Discount

Location map

Local Amenities Nearby

BEACH: Beach - 200 metres



9.7 out of 10

What a wonderful place to stay.  A proper home from home.  Plenty of room.  We especially liked the balcony and spent time people watching.  We had a lovely week and it was value for money.

L BMay 2024

This is our second time at The Ketch.  We really love staying here.  It is so charming, comfortable, centrally located and very cosy.  It is a real home from  home.  Everything is spotlessly clean.  The Swanage Holiday Property team are excellent, efficient, very helpful, knowledgeable, customer centered and kind. Thank you for the opportunity to stay in this wonderful cottage.

G DApr 2024
Not Our First visit

Not our first visit to the Ketch and as before a perfect holiday flay, clean, tidy, spacious and prime location _ no surprise as other Swnage Holiday Properties we have stayed in are of this high standard.

Mr & Mrs SMay 2023
Mr & Mrs B

We love staying at The Ketch. Central and sea view but also quiet. The refurbishments are great, especially the kitchen. As always, it is extremely well kitted out, and having the garage to put all our beach stuff etc., in is very convenient. Also, when there was a problem with the shower, it was fixed the same day as reported.

Sep 2019
Mrs P

Lovely cottage, really well furnished a true home from home.

Apr 2015
Mrs T

Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at The Ketch. Swanage is really lovely and we will definitely come back. The house was lovely & in a great position

Oct 2014

Lovely property, brilliant location, would highly recommend, would love to come back asap.

May 2016
Mrs D

We really loved The Ketch, the only negative for us (being of a certain age) was getting in to the property for people who are not too good with steps. Everything else about the property was very good. *In answer to the above suggestion, the owners of The Ketch have since put in a hand rail specifically to help those less able with access to the property, thus making a great improvement.*

Sep 2016
Mrs W

This is our 2nd stay at the Ketch and we'd like to do it again next year - need we say more.

Sep 2017
Mrs C

Great property, clean, well equipped, looking forward to staying again.

May 2018
Mrs T

Excellent as always. Clean, well equipped. Location great. Thank you.

Jul 2018
Mr & Mrs W

Why has it taken over 100 stays in Swanage to find this little gem? Homely, beautifully appointed and prime location. As usual we have had good weather, but due to covid not been out as much in the evenings for meals. Thanks for a lovely stay, hope to come back next year. COVID-19 can ban the Folk Festival but it can't spoil a stay in Swanage. A beautiful week of Sun, days on the beach and cafe lunches and plenty of fun for the whole family. See you again next year.

Oct 2020
Mr & Mrs B

What a lovely little house! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, very comfortable everything we needed. Everything within easy reach. Took the steam train, visited Corfe Castle, Studland and everything in Swanage too. The local deli and and bakery did delicious food. Totally recommend 'The 1859 pier Cafe' and bistro for a good place to dine out, delicious seafood/fish or burgers if you wish! 

Oct 2020
Mr & Mrs R

What a beautiful holiday home, beautiful space, beautiful town, and just so many calming and stunning spots!!

Apr 2021
The Ketch

We had a great stay again!! fab location and lots of space.  

Mr & Mrs BJul 2021

Absolutely beautiful holiday home we all had a fantastic stay. Swanage is a lovely place, we have been coming here for years and we will 100% be coming back here to stay again. Thank you from us all.

C, C, H, C, M, C, & LAug 2021
The Ketch

Lovely little place right in the centre of town.  excellent communiications with SHP couldn't ask for more!

Mr & Mrs CSep 2021
The Ketch

The Ketch despite its appearanace is spacious and well designed and perfectly situated for a family holiday.  Well equipped and maintained it never fails.  Thank you.

Mr & Mrs WSep 2021

Thank you - a lovely little hideaway, very central. Love the sonos speakers, the big table and the balcony. Would love to come again.

Kat Sep 2021

As always The Ketch & Swanage have delivered a great week. The perfect seaside holiday and plenty to do out & about. Sun, sea, sand, steam trains and Folk Festival. Could'nt be better!!

MW Family Sep 2021

Wonderful place - loved the balcony. The perfect location to celebrate my 30th Birthday. Right in the centre of town - can't wait to come back again!!!

Family London Aug 2021

Another lovely stay at the Ketch. The property is perfect for our family, with lots of space, garage for bikes and beach stuff, and so near the beach and town. We love it here! Can't wait to come back next year! Thank you Swanage Holiday Properties!

Jul 2022
Mr & Mrs B

What a wonderful stay in Swanage! Fab location in a lovely town with perfect weather. We love the big window, the balcony, and the front patio. We will be back in October! Can't wait!

Aug 2022
Family R

We've stayed in Swanage 20+ times now as a family. Lovely location and well equippped throughout. We shall be back!

Aug 2022

Enjoyed our holiday again. Hope to come back again, situation just lovely. We do love fish, chips, chicken burger and cheesy chips, just across the road. We love Swanage. We will be back.

Aug 2022
Family A

Wonderful holiday home, excellent location, lovely holiday, can't wait to come back!

Aug 2022
The Ketch

As always, clean, well equipped for a great seaside holiday.

Mr * Mrs WSep 2022
Mr M

Fantastic property! Perfectly situated, well-equipped and very comfortable!

Sep 2022
P.A. & J.M.C.

Great service as normal. Be back next year.

Sep 2022

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