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Take in the views in the comfort of the spacious garden
Lounge with cosy woodburner
Spacious kitchen to cook up a delight
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
Enjoy an afternoon read in the conservatory
Peace and quiet whilst taking in the scenery
Play a game of tennis!
Meet some animals
1 / 11  Take in the views in the comfort of the spacious garden
2 / 11  Lounge with cosy woodburner
3 / 11  Spacious kitchen to cook up a delight
4 / 11  Double bedroom
5 / 11  Double bedroom
6 / 11  Single bedroom
7 / 11  Bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
8 / 11  Enjoy an afternoon read in the conservatory
9 / 11  Peace and quiet whilst taking in the scenery
10 / 11  Play a game of tennis!
11 / 11  Meet some animals

Afflington Manor Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
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No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Tennis Court
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Elegant cottage with three bedrooms with a spacious private garden
  • Stunning countryside views across the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset
  • Tennis court for playing with the family
  • Close to Corfe Castle, the Jurassic Coast, Swanage and the sandy peninsula of Studland
  • Public transport, general stores, public house and bakers within a short walk
  • Landscape gardens with lawn, patio area and garden furniture for dining alfresco
Property code: IC001

This lovely stone cottage is beautifully situated in rolling countryside close to the picturesque village of Corfe Castle in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is approached by a private drive and stands in the grounds of Afflington Manor, a superb manor house mentioned in the Domesday book. The farmland of the manor house extends to over 600 acres and visitors can walk across the nearby fields and follow footpaths to some of the loveliest villages of the Isle of Purbeck such as Kingston Worth Matravers and Langton Matravers. The nearby Jurassic Coast with its picturesque coastal path is in an area renowned for its fossils, dramatic cliffs and small coves. Within ten minutes drive of the cottage is the small coastal resort of Swanage with its sandy beach and a variety of entertainment including Punch and Judy, swimming, boating and diving. A 15-minute drive takes you to Studland, a remote sandy peninsula with over four miles of golden beach.

Afflington Manor Cottage is built of Purbeck stone and dates back over 200 years. In the early part of the last century the painter Augustus John regularly stayed here. With a lovely secluded position enjoying views over the surrounding countryside, the cottage has recently been renovated to provide comfortable accommodation for five people. It is centrally heated and has wooden floors with rugs on the ground floor, and deep fitted carpets in the bedrooms and on the stairs. On the ground floor there is a modern fitted kitchen equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine. An attractive sitting room with a pretty window seat boasts two comfortable sofas, a wood burning stove, and television with Freeview and DVD player. There is also a spacious centrally heated conservatory with a dining area and a charming ground floor single bedroom.

Stairs lead up to two beautiful double bedrooms with views across the fields, and a bathroom which is well equipped with a bath, separate built in shower, basin and WC. All heating and electricity are provided without extra charge. A travel cot and high chair can be provided if required. A folding bed can also be added into one of the double bedrooms to enable children to sleep separately. Visitors should be aware that this is a traditional property with low doorways. WiFi Internet connection available.

The cottage is semi-detached with a large enclosed garden and patio area offering garden furniture for dining alfresco. A small gate from the garden opens onto a path which crosses a tiny stream and leads directly into open fields. The surrounding farmland is a mixture of arable land and grazing for cows, sheep and a small number of Alpacas. There are two large ponds nearby which encourage a wide range of birds including herons and the occasional cormorant. Cars can be parked in the drive in full view of the cottage. Public transport, general stores, a public house and bakers are within 12 miles. A newly installed AstroTurf tennis court is now available for visitors to hire by the hour. Places to visit include the fortress in the village of Corfe Castle the NT manor house of Kingston Lacey and Lulworth Castle. There is a steam railway which links Corfe Castle to Swanage, and rowing and motor boats can be hired at Wareham for trips along the river.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 double and 1 single (an additional single bed can be made up on request)
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Tennis court available by prior arrangement
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shops within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Sleeps 5+1 (an additional single bed can be made up on request)
  • Please be aware that this is a traditional cottage with low doorways
  • The 600 acres of fields include two unfenced ponds
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christopher 25th May 2024

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We had a wonderful week here, the location was ideal for us to get around Purbeck. The cottage was very comfortable and we had everything we needed. Andrew and Beth are wonderfully friendly hosts. Would absolutely recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Moira 27th April 2024

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Reviewed by Alice 30th March 2024

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We had a wonderful week in the cottage. Clean, comfortable and well thought out in a lovely situation. Friendly hosts, with just the right level of engagement. We had everything we needed and the wifi was reliable for the one day I had to work from home ! Lovely to have well thought out foodie gifts waiting for us - fresh eggs and the home made jamRead more were particularly welcome ! Just what we needed. Hide

Reviewed by Katie 16th March 2024

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Lovely cottage in peaceful location, which we've been back to several times now.

Reviewed by Lucia 10th March 2024

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Afflington Manor Cottage is a delightful, spacious, and very well-equipped cottage, with a lovely large garden and outlook over the surrounding countryside. We found it to be ideally located for visiting Corfe Castle, Poole Harbour, Studland Beach, and the Jurassic Coast - whose highlights include Tyneham village, Lulworth Cove, and Durdle Door. WeRead more will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Christine 10th February 2024

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We stayed here in February and enjoyed this charming small cottage with its spacious conservatory/ living area. Overlooks garden and fields giving a peaceful retreat yet near Corfe,Swanage etc.

Reviewed by Angela 27th January 2024

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A FAVOURITE COTTAGE

Reviewed by Steve 30th September 2023

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Reviewed by Gerard 5th August 2023

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The property and its location exceeded our expectations. We loved it.

Reviewed by Frances 22nd July 2023

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Very attractive old stone cottage set in a beautiful garden on a quiet and secluded farm. The large conservatory is a huge asset to the accommodation with west facing views over garden and fields beyond. Great for evening BBQs. Kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed and rooms comfortable. The children enjoyed visiting cows and chickensRead more on the farm. Nice walks from the doorstep to Corfe and the Scott Arms in Kingston is a short walk. Fantastic tennis court too. Hide

Reviewed by Anna 15th July 2023

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Reviewed by Rebekah 8th July 2023

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We spent a wonderful cosy week in this stunning cottage in a beautiful location. Quiet and peaceful but only a short drive to Corfe Castle, Studland, Swanage or Wareham. We made use of the tennis court which is available most of the time and was very appreciated! Rain or shine the garden and views are beautiful and the large conservatory meant we hRead moread plenty of space for 4 adults + a toddler. The kitchen is well kitted out and the shower is wonderfully powerful and hot. Big thumbs up! Hide

Reviewed by Doug 24th June 2023

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A beautiful cottage in the quiet countryside..who could ask for more. Corfe Castle in walking distance and Swanage a 10 minute car journey...Would definitely go again...

Reviewed by Neil 10th June 2023

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Soon as we arrived and even before unloading the car we felt were we at home. Perfect location such a lovely cottage and stunning views So peaceful and quiet the perfect getaway.

Reviewed by Jane 27th May 2023

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Lovely cottage, beautiful peaceful location. Kitchen very well equipped. Comfortable lounge and bedrooms. Conservatory and outside furniture meant we could eat either in or outside. Lovely fenced garden great for the children. They also loved visiting the chickens and Alpacas. Hosts helpful and friendly and nearby if needed. Wouldn't hesitate to reRead morecommend. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 20th May 2023

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A very comfortable cottage in a beautiful, peaceful setting, close to many places to explore, shop and eat. We would definitely come back again, we thoroughly enjoyed it there and felt that it was a retreat. The owner was very friendly and helpful whilst not being intrusive. Five stars all round.

Reviewed by Jenny 6th May 2023

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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. So l

Reviewed by Katie 29th April 2023

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Lovely stay again. We were on a repeat visit, for the location which is very peaceful and the lovely spacious conservatory! Owners very helpful with any issues - like providing some candles during a powercut! And I expect we'll be back again soon.

Reviewed by M 22nd April 2023

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The conservatory offers a fantastic view on the surrounding nature. It is very quiet so that you van fully enjoy the sound of the birds.

Reviewed by Moira 15th April 2023

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Reviewed by Stuart 23rd February 2023

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Lovely cosy cottage, with a wood burner plus wood When we got there heating was on which made it lovely to come into

Reviewed by Jayda 11th February 2023

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Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou for such a lovely stay. Set in such a beautiful part of Dorset! Corfe castle and the quint village being on your doorstep. It was so peaceful and felt like you were miles from anywhere but a short drive can get you to so many places e.g swanage, studland and Poole to mention a few! The steam train was a massive plus and iRead moref your a National trust member the car park in the village is great to use. We cant wait to come back next year. Thanks again! Hide

Reviewed by Jan 6th November 2022

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We had a lovely stay and hope to be back again. The wood burning stove was wonderful.

Reviewed by Barbara 15th October 2022

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A lovely quiet and well appointed cottage, within a short walking distance of Corfe Castle. It is well situated for visiting the Isle of Purbeck.

Reviewed by Stephen 17th September 2022

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Lovely relaxing cottage. Excellent location.

Reviewed by Barbara 10th September 2022

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A lovely cottage in a great position, perfect for a couple or a young family.

Reviewed by Andrew 3rd September 2022

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Property in great location with walks from the door. We felt the property needed a little refreshing.

Reviewed by Matthew 13th August 2022

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Reviewed by Helen 6th August 2022

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We loved our stay at Afflington Manor Cottage. It had beautiful views and was very peaceful. The location was perfect for us - between Corfe Castle and Swanage. We were very lucky with the weather and visited the Studland beaches which were also very close by. Would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Robert 30th July 2022

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This was a cottage in a lovely location with outstanding views. One of the reasons for choosing this cottage was for the garden with the superb view; however, the table and benches also including the parasol let the garden down and really need to be replaced. You can walk to various locations over fields from this cottage, in particular Corfe CastlRead moree. It is also well positioned for driving to excellent beaches and Poole harbour where we caught the boat to Brownsea Island. Hide

Reviewed by Anton 16th July 2022

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We had a really nice stay thanks! Very pretty old cottage, seems authentically Dorset experience. Lovely peaceful rural location, pretty garden for relaxing in. Adequate facilities for a week for a family of 4. For a longer stay might struggle with only one loo and small kitchen, luckily there is a small BBQ and we had fantastic weather.

Reviewed by Richard 9th July 2022

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Reviewed by Jill 2nd July 2022

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This is a beautiful cottage in a fabulous central location and if you're happy to walk into Corfe Castle it's a great spot. Parking in Corfe itself is not great so stay here if you've walking feet! Tennis court was a fabulous addition. Cottage is gorgeous inside and out and the peace and quiet coupled with the views is incredible and hugely relaxinRead moreg. Hide

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