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View towards apartment overlooking Swanage bay
Modern and spacious open plan living space
Comfy double bedroom with views across the water
See Swanage Pier from the double bedroom
Unwind after a day exploring
Family bathroom
Spacious twin bedroom
View the boats from bed
Sunny balcony for a spot of relaxing and reading a book
Large patio doors onto the balcony
Watch the waves from the comfort of the sofa
Open plan living space
Well equipped kitchen
Enough space to cook up a family feast
Dinner with a view
Watch the boats come and go from the pier
1 / 16  View towards apartment overlooking Swanage bay
2 / 16  Modern and spacious open plan living space
3 / 16  Comfy double bedroom with views across the water
4 / 16  See Swanage Pier from the double bedroom
5 / 16  Unwind after a day exploring
6 / 16  Family bathroom
7 / 16  Spacious twin bedroom
8 / 16  View the boats from bed
9 / 16  Sunny balcony for a spot of relaxing and reading a book
10 / 16  Large patio doors onto the balcony
11 / 16  Watch the waves from the comfort of the sofa
12 / 16  Open plan living space
13 / 16  Well equipped kitchen
14 / 16  Enough space to cook up a family feast
15 / 16  Dinner with a view
16 / 16  Watch the boats come and go from the pier

The Captain's Deck

Swanage, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
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
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning waterside apartment with wonderful sea and bay views
  • Set within an exclusive development overlooking the Victorian pier at Swanage Bay
  • 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.

This stunning apartment on the water’s edge overlooking Swanage Bay is a truly unique property for families looking to enjoy Dorset’s delightful coast and countryside. Set within an exclusive development, it’s position allows unspoilt, panoramic views of Swanage’s Victorian pier, sandy beach and eye-catching beach huts. Swanage is a popular seaside town which offers a range of shops/eateries, easy access to the South West Coast Path and close proximity to the Studland Nature Reserve.

This apartment is exquisitely decorated, creating a stylish and contemporary feel. White, grey and blue décor echoes the tones of the sea, which can be seen from almost all of the windows in the property. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is on the first floor, to allow you to make the most of the breathtaking views and from here, you can access the small balcony through the patio doors. The balcony is the perfect place for a morning coffee or evening glass of wine. Downstairs, the two bedrooms are light, spacious and beautifully decorated and have quirky porthole-style windows which create the sense of being on a boat.

Situated within the town of Swanage, all of its amenities are within walking distance of the property. If you head to the Swanage Railway station, you can step back in time and catch a steam train to the National Trust’s historic, picturesque village and castle, Corfe Castle (5.5 miles). The Studland and Godlingston Heath and Nature Reserve is 3.5 miles away and has beautiful beaches and unusually shallow water for bathing in. Or why not head north to the port of Poole (20 miles), which has a range of shops and eateries as well as plenty of boat trips on offer. The trip to Brownsea Island, famous for its red squirrels, is a particular favourite.

 

  • 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.
  • A short stroll from the sandy beach, shops, pubs and restaurants of Swanage
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Eunice 1st July 2022

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Wonderful location - views are to die for - an excellent property. Fantastic communication from housekeeper. Would highly recommend for a relaxing holiday - park the car and enjoy Swanage and surrounding areas on foot, by bus, on steam train or by boat.

Reviewed by Peter 24th June 2022

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FABULOUS LOCATION AND WITHIN EASY REARCH OF THE TOWN AND DURLSTON PARK . wELL APPOINTED HOLIDAY HOME WITH ANAZING VIEWS ACROSS THE BAY

Reviewed by John 17th June 2022

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Great views accross Swanage Bay. In a great location. Cottage was very well equipped and very clean. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Elaine 3rd June 2022

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Lovely accommodation in a spectacular location. Beautiful views of Swanage Bay and across to Old Harry Rocks. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Michael 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Steven 29th April 2022

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The Captains Deck is even better than it looks in the pictures. It's stylish and comfortable and wants for nothing. The views are wonderful. The location is ideal being close enough to town for a stroll but far enough away to be peaceful. There is plenty to do and see in the area too. A wonderful holiday. Hopefully we'll be back another time. 10/10

Reviewed by Helen 8th April 2022

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Fantastic, bright clean, excellent decor, well catered property right on the coastline of lovely Swanage. Even on a cloudy day the views are amazing. Loved coming up the stairs in the morning and seeing the coast from the balcony and kitchen window. Peaceful location but close enough to the pubs, restaurants and shops. Would highly recommend this pRead moreroperty and will definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 25th February 2022

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A well equipped and attractively decorated apartment in a superb location. We much enjoyed our stay and will certainly try to return.

Reviewed by Joanne 18th February 2022

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The Captains Deck was absolutely fabulous to stay in ... thank you so much. The apartment is beautifully decorated and is so comfortable. Perfectly located for the South West Coast path, and a lovely little walk into Swanage. It was perfect for the family (7 and 2) - even just watching the rain with a jigsaw on wet afternoons was enjoyable! We'll bRead moree back. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 11th February 2022

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Reviewed by James 29th December 2021

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Reviewed by Amanda 5th November 2021

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Captains Deck is in a lovely relaxing location and we enjoyed our week staying in Swanage, its a beautiful area.

Reviewed by John 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by Tracy 24th September 2021

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We had a wonderful weeks stay, with stunning views from the balcony. We would highly recommend staying here and we will definitely be going back. Lovely walks and restaurants only 5 minutes away. It was perfect

Reviewed by David 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by G 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Darren 27th August 2021

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The location and especially the views are amazing. Having such wonderful outside space as the balcony made this one of the few places I have ever rebooked for the following year while still there. I think that probably says it all! The facilities are all perfect and the beds are comfortable (Im a fussy sleeper, so it takes a lot for me to say this)Read more. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 6th August 2021

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An absolutely blissful week. When we had some typically British summer weather(!) we were more than happy to spend a little longer in the apartment, watching the views. The apartment was incredibly clean when we arrived and we had everything we needed. Even though it is more expensive than other places we have stayed in Swanage, it was definitely wRead moreorth it as the apartment exceeded our expectations. Hide

Reviewed by Timothy 16th July 2021

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Lovely property and we will return.

Reviewed by Jane 11th June 2021

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Fabulous light and airy apartment. It has great views, (you can even sit in bed and see Old Harry Rocks) a sunny balcony and is well equipped. Its in a quiet location near Swanage pier, has parking and is close to shops and restaurants. Loved it!

Reviewed by Moira 4th June 2021

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The apartment is in a stunning location, perfect for sitting and watching the boats coming in and out of the bay. A lovely light and bright living area and all that we needed to have a fabulous week.

Reviewed by Peter 21st May 2021

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Wonderful spacious apartment overlooking the port . View across to the sea are spectacular. . Very near the town centre and 5 mins drive away from Durlston Park. Ideal base from which to explore the spectacular coastline.

Reviewed by David 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by Clarel 23rd April 2021

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We would recommend the Captains Deck for amazing views from all windows & a balcony to chill out on. If you dont want to use your car everyday everything is within a short walk but there are plenty of places to visit from there if you wish. We had a lovely relaxing week there & we are missing the view already. Most of our friends have seen our pictRead moreures & some are interested in staying there. Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 12th April 2021

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Lovely views, clean and very pleasant space in a convenient location. We didnt want to leave!

Reviewed by Bill 31st October 2020

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We enjoyed a great few days at the Captains Deck and thought the accommodation was first class. My wife misses cruising so with a bit of imagination when we stood on the balcony or looked out of the kitchen window, whilst eating our breakfast we could have been on a ship. The views were wonderful

Reviewed by Adrian 23rd October 2020

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Stunning views and location. Good to be out if the centre of swanage for a lovely relaxing week away.

Reviewed by Edward 9th October 2020

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Superb location, with stunning views over Swanage. The apartment was of a high standard and will definitely stay again

Reviewed by Geoffrey 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Madeleine 28th August 2020

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Reviewed by Sarah 21st August 2020

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Stunning location, amazing views from every room. Stylish comfortable decoration. With younger children who go to bed relatively early ,our evenings were thoroughly enjoyable eating in and watching Swanage bay! Would all love to return, our son asked if we could move to The Captains Deck!

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View towards apartment overlooking Swanage bay
Modern and spacious open plan living space
Comfy double bedroom with views across the water
See Swanage Pier from the double bedroom
Unwind after a day exploring
Family bathroom
Spacious twin bedroom
View the boats from bed
Sunny balcony for a spot of relaxing and reading a book
Large patio doors onto the balcony
Watch the waves from the comfort of the sofa
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Location

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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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