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The Captain's Deck

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning waterside apartment with wonderful sea and bay views, sleeping four guests
  • Set within an exclusive development overlooking the Victorian pier at Swanage Bay
  • A short stroll from the sandy beach, shops, pubs and restaurants of Swanage
  • Close to peaceful walks through the Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve
  • Beautifully finished inside to offer light and spacious rooms with fresh coastal decor
  • Balcony with patio chairs for enjoying al fresco drinks with a view
Property code: DC168

With breath-taking sea views of Swanage Bay from almost every room, this small but perfectly formed waterside apartment is perfect for short family breaks by the sea.

Located in an enviable position on the water’s edge at Swanage, this property is ideal for those who enjoy being lulled to sleep by the sound of lapping waves. From the apartment, stroll down to the stunning sandy beach, which is lined with colourful beach huts and boasts clean, calm water. Relax on the soft golden sand, take a refreshing dip or hire a pedalo or kayak for the day to make the most out of this glorious setting. Afterwards, sample local fare at one of the popular bistros, seaview restaurants, traditional pubs and tearooms, or enjoy a portion of fish and chips on the sand. Durlston Castle and Country Park is just a 0.5 mile walk from the town centre and offers wonderful coastal walks, spectacular views and interesting wildlife. Other nearby attractions include the Swanage Museum, Poole and Bournemouth.

Inside, this property is bright and spacious throughout, with a contemporary, minimalist and subtle coastal theme that reflects its stunning surroundings. From the carport, enter into a useful hall area where coats and boots can be stored before continuing into the airy kitchen/lounge/diner. With its spectacular sea view as its focal point, the room is split into three zones. At one end, a modern kitchen features chic white units and a range of appliances and equipment for preparing delicious meals. Once prepared, dine with a sea view at the table for four nearby before settling down for a relaxing evening in front of the Smart TV in the lounge area or turn on the Bluetooth sound system and sit and watch the boats return home through the large patio doors beyond. Downstairs are two charming bedrooms, one double with wonderful sea views through a recessed stone window and one twin. The bedrooms share a modern bathroom with overhead shower.

From the lounge area, patio doors open onto a charming balcony overlooking the water. With two reclining chairs and a coffee table, this is the perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine in the evenings. There is parking for one car in a carport, plus additional space in the visitors’ parking area.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with overhead shower
  • Oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, Bluetooth sound system
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Balcony with seating
  • Parking for one car in a car port, plus additional space in the visitors’ parking area.
  • Beach and town within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs V Beale 7th April 2019

Beautiful location, very well appointed

Reviewed by Mrs T Browne 17th March 2019

Excellent apartment and super panoramic views across the bay. Very comfortable and was spotlessly clean. Considering the strong winds and rain we had during the week and how close the property is to the sea it was surprisingly quiet inside, so we slept like logs. Quiet location, easy walk into town and lovely walks around Peveril Point. We have alrRead moreeady booked a return visit for later in the year. We had a very enjoyable stay, thank you for everything. Hide

Reviewed by Dr J Connelly 5th March 2019

Best sea view in dorset

Reviewed by Mrs G Thompson 27th February 2019

Very quiet, comfortable and well equipped. The bed was very good and the sound of the water outside the window was lovely, sending us off to sleep beautifully! The star of the show, however, was the view from the windows! Superb.

Reviewed by Ms J Kennedy 10th February 2019

Stunningly located and beautifully appointed flat by the water's edge in Swanage. Dorset Coastal Cottages were helpful, contacting us about the bad weather conditions on the way down and checking we could travel. The flat seemed newly decorated and well maintained, and the housekeepers had left out lots of useful things for our baby girl, includingRead more a high chair, cot and cups and bowls for her to use. A fantastic stay! Hide

Reviewed by Mr TA Bollen 14th November 2018

Can't fault anything ,shame the smoke alarm malfunctioned.

Reviewed by Dr R Withers 31st October 2018

The Captains Deck is a light and airy, modern apartment in a stunning location on the sea front. You go to sleep lulled by the sound of waves and wake to a vista of Swanage Bay across to Old Harry Rocks. Wonderful.

Reviewed by Ms L Ball 30th October 2018

This property definitely has the wow factor. The views are AMAZING, perfect location and spotlessly clean with quality linen and towels. It had everything we needed for a wonderful holiday, we were very sad to leave. If we could have stayed another week we would have. 5 minute walk into town, lots of shops, restaurants & pubs & a fantastic coastal Read morewalk to Old Harry's Rocks. Weather not great but the apartment & the views made up for that. Will definitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs J Abbotts 17th October 2018

The apartment was in an excellent location with stunning views. It was beautifully clean and tidy and ideal for three or four guests.

Reviewed by Mrs V Sullivan 10th October 2018

Beautifully located. Could just look at the view all day! Cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. Everything works and is thoughtfully planned. We were very happy here and didn't want to leave.

Reviewed by Mrs D Darlison 4th October 2018

Superb location spectacular views. Everything you could want for a perfect break

Reviewed by Mrs S Shipton 31st August 2018

Flat was perfect for our requirements although internet signal was appalling and we had an issue with the hot water which was not addressed during our stay (see below)

Reviewed by Mrs K Heathcote 31st August 2018

Clean bright spacious property.

Reviewed by Ms M Kelson 31st August 2018

Lovely, warm, very clean and attractively furnished apartment with amazing view. Very well equipped kitchen. Not given it an excellent rating as the kitchen sink u-bend leaked and the toilet flush was a bit temperamental - cistern didnt always refil

Reviewed by Mrs E Hill 31st August 2018

Everything was lovely. Spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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