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The Quarterdeck is in beautiful Swanage bay

The Quarterdeck is in beautiful Swanage bay

The Quarterdeck has a large garden and driveway

The Quarterdeck has a large garden and driveway

Relax in the hot tub with a sea view

Relax in the hot tub with a sea view

It's a short walk to the beach

It's a short walk to the beach

Swanage bay has miles of sandy beach

Swanage bay has miles of sandy beach

Swanage Beach is really safe for children

Swanage Beach is really safe for children

You can get a steam train to Corfe Castle

You can get a steam train to Corfe Castle

Living room with balcony and views of Swanage

Living room with balcony and views of Swanage

Dining for 10 with views of the hills

Dining for 10 with views of the hills

Fully equipped open plan spacious kitchen

Fully equipped open plan spacious kitchen

Bedroom 1 with Superking, can be converted to twin

Bedroom 1 with Superking, can be converted to twin

Bedroom 2 overlooks garden, with pool table and TV

Bedroom 2 overlooks garden, with pool table and TV

Bedroom 3 is quad, can be converted to super king

Bedroom 3 is quad, can be converted to super king

Bedroom 4 with king size bed and door to terrace

Bedroom 4 with king size bed and door to terrace

3 bathrooms with showers and heated floors

3 bathrooms with showers and heated floors

Dorset Adventure Park is just 11 minutes drive

Dorset Adventure Park is just 11 minutes drive

You can dine on the patio in the pretty garden

You can dine on the patio in the pretty garden

Durdle Door is one of many Jurassic coast beaches

Durdle Door is one of many Jurassic coast beaches

Go for stunning walks to Worbarrow Bay

Go for stunning walks to Worbarrow Bay

Swanage quayside and restaurants at night

Swanage quayside and restaurants at night

The Quarterdeck is in beautiful Swanage bay

The Quarterdeck is in beautiful Swanage bay

The Quarterdeck has a large garden and driveway

The Quarterdeck has a large garden and driveway

Relax in the hot tub with a sea view

Relax in the hot tub with a sea view

It's a short walk to the beach

It's a short walk to the beach

Swanage bay has miles of sandy beach

Swanage bay has miles of sandy beach

Swanage Beach is really safe for children

Swanage Beach is really safe for children

You can get a steam train to Corfe Castle

You can get a steam train to Corfe Castle

Living room with balcony and views of Swanage

Living room with balcony and views of Swanage

Dining for 10 with views of the hills

Dining for 10 with views of the hills

Fully equipped open plan spacious kitchen

Fully equipped open plan spacious kitchen

Bedroom 1 with Superking, can be converted to twin

Bedroom 1 with Superking, can be converted to twin

Bedroom 2 overlooks garden, with pool table and TV

Bedroom 2 overlooks garden, with pool table and TV

Bedroom 3 is quad, can be converted to super king

Bedroom 3 is quad, can be converted to super king

Bedroom 4 with king size bed and door to terrace

Bedroom 4 with king size bed and door to terrace

3 bathrooms with showers and heated floors

3 bathrooms with showers and heated floors

Dorset Adventure Park is just 11 minutes drive

Dorset Adventure Park is just 11 minutes drive

You can dine on the patio in the pretty garden

You can dine on the patio in the pretty garden

Durdle Door is one of many Jurassic coast beaches

Durdle Door is one of many Jurassic coast beaches

Go for stunning walks to Worbarrow Bay

Go for stunning walks to Worbarrow Bay

Swanage quayside and restaurants at night

Swanage quayside and restaurants at night

The Quarterdeck

Dorset, BH19 1PD

Seaside holidays 400m from Swanage beach

  • Flexible cancellation until 2 days before arrival
  • Perfect for gatherings of family and friends
  • Light, bright rooms with great views
  • Outdoor dining, gas barbecue and hot tub
  • Stunning coastline/walks, many local attractions
  • 400m from Swanage beach close to shops/restaurants
    • Sleeps 10Sleeps 10
    • Bedrooms 4Bedrooms 4
    • Bathrooms 3Bathrooms 3
    • Flexible CancellationFlexible Cancellation
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dines 10Dines 10
    • WiFiWiFi
    • ParkingParking
    • VisitEngland 4 star
    • VisitEngland Gold Award
    • M1 Limited mobility: can climb a flight of stairs, but banisters or grip handles would make this easier

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Features

Sleeps 10

Sleeps 10

Bedrooms 4

Bedrooms 4

Dines 10

Dines 10

Flexible Cancellation

Flexible Cancellation

Pub (within 1 mile)

Pub (within 1 mile)

Beach (within 1 mile)

Beach (within 1 mile)

Enclosed Garden

Enclosed Garden

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Cottage

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Games room

Games room

Dog Free Site

Dog Free Site

Hot tub - private

Hot tub - private

Space to play

Space to play

WiFi

WiFi

Parking

Parking

Barbecue

Barbecue

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

Credit cards accepted

Credit cards accepted

Beach (within 10 miles)

Beach (within 10 miles)

Fine dining (within 1 mile)

Fine dining (within 1 mile)

National Trail (within 1 mile)

National Trail (within 1 mile)

National Trail (within 10 miles)

National Trail (within 10 miles)

Large groups welcome

Large groups welcome

About & Contact

Seaside holidays 400m from Swanage beach

Close to Swanage beach and the town centre and only 2.5 hours drive from London, The Quarterdeck has lovely views over Swanage bay and the town valley. Relax and enjoy the view from the light, bright rooms, from our wide first-floor balcony, or from the hot tub in our secluded back garden, where you can glimpse the bay through the trees. The house is perfect for gatherings of friends and family. The beach, shops and pubs are all nearby, yet the immediate environment is quiet and green.

The Quarterdeck is furnished in a modern, simple style, and is a slightly quirky 'upside-down' layout with semi-open living areas on the first floor linking the fully equipped kitchen, dining area and living room. There's a separate utility room for the washer and drier and any muddy boots. The bedrooms can be arranged in a number of different ways, depending on your preferences. Upstairs, the master bedroom can be laid out as either a super-king bed or split into two singles. The second bedroom is a double and can be presented either as a bedroom or, if the bed isn't needed, as a games room with a pool table, second TV and a selection of games. Downstairs, one of the bedrooms is a king-size double, and the other sleeps four people, with twin beds that can be joined into a super king, along with a full size bunk bed. There are two bathrooms (with showers and heated floors) and one shower room.

Outside, the back patio is perfect for outdoor dining with a table seating 10 and a gas barbecue. The hot tub is tucked away at the top of the garden behind the fig and apple trees. There is also a wide balcony reached from the living room to the front of the house where guests often sit with a drink and to watch the sun go down over Swanage's roof-tops.

The Quarterdeck has a 43 inch smart TV with Netflix and Amazon access and DVD/CD player, Bluetooth speakers to use with your own device and a second TV and PlayStation 2 in the games room.

Location & Attractions

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  • Beach Beach
  • Castle Castle
  • Gardens Gardens
  • Museums Museums
  • Visitors Attraction Visitors Attraction
  • Walks Walks
  • Theatre Theatre

The Quarterdeck

26 Walrond Road
Swanage
Dorset
BH19 1PD

Beach Studland Bay

Vast area of unspoilt sandy beaches and largest expanse of unspoiled lowland heath in Dorset. Views of Old Harry Rocks. National Trust cafes

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Beach Swanage beach

Award-winning sandy beach runs the length of the town, with deck-chairs, pedaloes, kayaks, sunbeds. Promenade with amusements and attractions. Watersports include sailing and waterskiing.

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Castle Corfe Castle

Dramatic National Trust ruined castle in a pretty village

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Gardens Swanage Beach Gardens

18 holepPutting green, outdoor bowling green, table tennis, tennis courts and a basketball court. All equipment can be hired. Membership not required. Refreshments. Open April to end September

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Museums Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum

Independent museum dedicated to the history of Purbeck Ball Clay mining, the industrial heritage of Purbeck and the Purbeck narrow gauge railways. Free entry - donations please.

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Visitors Attraction Monkey World

Primate rescue and rehabilitation centre. Chimps, Orang utans, gibbons, monkeys lovingly cared for. Cafe, play areas. Great family day out.

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Visitors Attraction Divers Down

Britain's oldest dive school. Dive on the pier plus deep and shallow dives including many WW1 and WW2 wrecks which lie in deeper water outside the bay.

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Visitors Attraction Studland stables

Horse riding for all abilities. Day rides. Rides on Studland beach.

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Visitors Attraction Land and Wave

Coasteering, Paddle Boarding, Bushcraft, Stag and Hen Activities

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Visitors Attraction Cumulus Outdoors

Coasteering, kayaking, abseiling, bushcraft, ropes courses, mountain biking and more

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Visitors Attraction Durlston Country Park

Country park and national nature reserve. Cliff walks. Dolphin watch. Cafe restaurant in a Victorian castle

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Visitors Attraction Dorset Adventure Park

Family fun waterpark and mud trail. Featuring 18 acres of woodland and lakes with stunning views of Corfe Castle. Open April to October, weekends and school holidays. Wet inflatable fun.

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Visitors Attraction Swanage Steam Railway

Award-winning heritage steam and diesel timetabled railway service through beautiful countryside passing Corfe Castle. Special events. Dining. Driver experiences.

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Walks Durlston clifftop and woodland trails

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Walks Spyway Barn to Chapman's Pool

A breathtaking walk around a limestone coastline carved into dramatic caves.Chapman's Pool itself is a wonderfully wild beach where the stream joins the sea from a plunging ravine carved through

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Walks Studland to Swanage trail

Spectacular walk between Studland and Swanage, passing Old Harry. Part of the South West Coast Path

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Walks Old Harry Rocks

One of the most famous landmarks on the south coast. Chalk cliff stacks, Part of the Jurassic World Heritage site.

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Theatre Mowlem Theatre and Cinema

Swanage's beach-front theatre and cinema, with cafe and dining

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Reviews for The Quarterdeck

Meet the owner

Chris and Shona Radford

We love Swanage. Chris's parents lived here, and our children (and their friends!) grew up enjoying holidays at The Quarterdeck since 2001. We still use the house for family holidays, so we know how it feels to stay here, and we do our best to make everything perfect for our guests. We are keen walkers and enjoy wild swimming off the coast, and as Swanage is the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, we are spoilt for choice. Numerous stunning walks start in Swanage, and there is a multitude of other attractions in the local area. The Quarterdeck is also only a few minutes' walk from Swanage's famous sandy bucket-and-spade beach and heritage steam railway. The town centre has plenty of choice of cafes, pubs, restaurants and quirky shops, but our personal favourite is probably Top Deck, an open-air seafood restaurant where we can watch the sun set over Swanage bay.

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