Acton Holiday Cottages Dorset

The village of Acton is set up on the Purbeck Hills between Langton Matravers and Worth Matravers and is within a short walk of both villages where there are excellent public houses. The village of Acton is a secluded hamlet mostly consisting of attractive stone built cottages with no through traffic and good access to the Jurassic Coast and the bay of Dancing Ledge.

For more Purbeck holiday location information about Acton Dorset visit the Acton Holiday Information below the Acton cottages.

Marblers Cottage self catering Acton Isle of PurbeckMarblers Cottage self catering Acton, Isle of PurbeckMarblers Cottage self catering Acton, Isle of Purbeck

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Sleeps 6 in 4 bedrooms + 2 on extra beds; Children welcome
Marblers Cottage in Acton is a new Purbeck holiday cottage just outside of Langton Matravers and within a short drive of the sandy beach at Swanage. This rural cottage is located a short walk from the famous Jurassic Coast and the dramatic bay called Dancing Ledge. View Marblers Cottage Acton, Dorset

Highland Cottage self catering Acton Isle of PurbeckHighland Cottage self catering Acton, Isle of PurbeckHighland Cottage self catering Acton, Isle of Purbeck

Dorset » Purbeck » Acton

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom; Children welcome
Lovely Purbeck stone cottage at Acton in Dorset and within a short drive of Swanage beach. This rural cottage is a short walk from some of the highlights of the Jurassic Coast including Dancing Ledge and Winspit. View Highland Cottage Swanage, Dorset

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Acton Holiday Information

Pretty hamlet of stone cottages within a few minutes drive of the beach at Swanage and short walk from the bays along the Jurassic Coast.

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Acton Holiday Information

Acton is a charming hamlet or small village with snuggly packed stone cottages and has views down to the neighbouring seaside resort of Swanage. A rural walk runs from Acton to the beach at Swanage or, in the other direction, to the village of Worth Matravers.

To See and Do in Acton

Walk to Dancing Ledge - The bay at Dancing Ledge is one of the main features along the Jurassic Coast and is a pleasent walk from the centre of Langton. Dancing Ledge is an attractive series of shelves of rock going down to the sea. On the lowest ledge there is a swimming pool which has been blown out of the solid rock and which is refreshed with water at every tide. Dancing ledge is popular with those walking the coastal path, climbers and those wishing to just experience this wonderous place. To get to Dancing Ledge follow the road Dumford Drove right to the end and walk along the wooded track at the end. This finishes in a small car park from where there is a footpath signposted to Dancing Ledge.

Listen to Live Music - The Ship Inn has live music on regular dates which attract a lovely mix of locals and visitors to the area. It is a great chance to dance and catch up on the local gossip. Other local pubs such as the Square and Compass at Worth Matravers and the Scott Arms at Kingston also have music nights.

Visit the Historic Church - Acton has a lot of beautiful stone buildings such as the historic church at the heart of the village. The surrounding streets also have wonderful examples of Purbeck stone built architecture.

Eating and Drinking in Acton

Square & Compass Public House - in nearby Worth Matravers 15min walk from Acton

Ship Inn Public House - in nearby Langton Matravers 15min walk from Acton

Scott Arms Public House

Holiday Attractions & Activities

Swanage Steam Railway DorsetSwanage Steam Railway - A wonderful day out for the family with a step back in time to the age of steam. The Swanage Steam Railway offers a chance to learn about the trains and travel across Purbeck from Swanage to Corfe Castle by train. For more information visit

Studland Sea SchoolStudland Sea School - Studland Sea School we offer a wide range of kayaking tours and hire, kayak fishing, coasteering and snorkeling catering for all levels of ability. For more information visit

Purbeck Adventure Activities Go Ape - It's for anyone who likes to live life adventurously - you don’t have to be a seasoned explorer to enjoy a Go Ape experience! Go Ape offers up to three hours of tree top fun. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have some fun. The Moors Valley GoApe Country Park is within a 40min drive of Purbeck and is a great day out for the whole family .For more information visit

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