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Afflington Manor Lodge

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
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

  • Stone cottage in coastal Dorset with three restful bedrooms to sleep five guests
  • Elegant private garden with lawn, patio area and outdoor furniture for dining al fresco
  • Stunning countryside views includes lakes in the grounds
  • Tennis court ideal for playing with the family
  • Close to Corfe Castle, the Jurassic Coast, the coastal resort of Swanage and Studland
  • Bus service within a short walk, village stores and pub within an easy drive
Property code: IC002

This lovely stone cottage is beautifully situated in the grounds of Afflington Manor; a superb manor house mentioned in the Domesday book. It is surrounded by enchanting gardens, lakes and farmland - home to Alpacas, cows and sheep. The lakes in the grounds encourage a host of bird life including ducks and herons. The cottage is situated in An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle, renowned for the majestic ruins of the castle and pretty thatched cottages. Here, there is a National Trust shop, tea rooms, a village shop selling local produce, restaurants and public houses.

Visitors can appreciate pleasant walks directly from the cottage to the pretty Purbeck hill villages of Langton, Matravers, Worth Matravers, and Kingston where meals can be enjoyed and local ciders sampled. The Isle of Purbeck has a dramatic coastline with beautiful small bays. It is renowned for its fossils and is part of a World Heritage Site known as the Jurassic Coast. The sandy beach of the small resort of Swanage is within a ten-minute drive, where there are traditional seaside entertainments such as Punch and Judy, pedalos and fishing, as well as a diving school, and various boating activities.

Afflington Manor Lodge is one of two adjoining stone cottages which dates back over 200 years. Boasting a secluded position, there are panoramic views from the cottage over the surrounding countryside. The cottage has just been completely renovated to provide attractive and comfortable accommodation for five people in three bedrooms. It has been furnished and equipped to a high standard and is centrally heated.

On the ground floor there is a stylish fitted kitchen equipped with an electric cooker, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator and freezer; a lovely bathroom with a bath, a large built in shower, basin, and WC; a welcoming sitting room furnished with sumptuous sofas, a flat screen television with Freeview and a DVD player, and a wood burning stove so that visitors can relax in front of a real fire in colder weather. There is also a spacious heated conservatory with a dining area and additional comfortable seating. Double doors open from here directly into the pretty garden.

Upstairs, the cottage has three charming bedrooms; one double room, a twin room and a single room. There are fitted wardrobes and all of the bedrooms have garden views. Central heating and electricity are without extra charge. A travel cot and high chair can be provided if required. Visitors should be aware that this is a traditional property with low doorways. WiFi connection is also available. The cottage has an enclosed garden with a beautiful weeping willow tree, a large lawn and colourful borders.

Visitors can open a gate which crosses a small stream and gives direct access to the fields and paths which can be followed across the surrounding farmland. Garden furniture is provided and there is a private parking area just outside of the garden gate where two cars can be parked. There is a bus service within a five-minute walk from the cottage and a two-minute drive takes you to a selection of village stores and a public house. A newly installed AstroTurf tennis court is now available for visitors to hire by the hour.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Astro-turf tennis court (to be booked by prior arrangement with owner)
  • Shops within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • 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 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mike 29th June 2024

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Lovely cottage, very peaceful and relaxing. Smashing welcome pack with fresh eggs from the chicken run. With 5 of us we found the conservatory table great for meals and games, lovely space. Everything you could need in the kitchen and elsewhere around the cottage.

Reviewed by Jill 15th June 2024

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A beautiful, tranquil base from which to visit the many places of interest in the local area. Well kitted out with friendly owners.

Reviewed by Anthony 8th June 2024

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A hidden gem of a property in a delightful setting in the beautiful Isle of Purbeck. Perfect for a quiet and relaxing break. Enjoyed wonderful sunsets and walks from the cottage.

Reviewed by Robin 25th May 2024

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We love staying here, the location is lovely and quiet in the countryside and the view over the fields is great on a sunny evening with a glass of wine. The owners very kindly leave a bottle, some biscuits and fresh eggs from the chickens on the farm which is great! Our young sons have a great time here and its location is perfect to set out from tRead moreo Swanage or other days out to the many adventure play farms we visit. Thanks for the lovely memories, we would love to come back again Hide

Reviewed by Robert 27th April 2024

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 13th April 2024

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A comfortable cottage and one where the view cannot be beaten in terms of wildlife. We watched roe deer and hare in the field opposite whilst buzzards hovered in the sky and bats flew over at night. Definitely recommend for anyone wanting a peaceful stay surrounded by greenery.

Reviewed by Tomas 23rd March 2024

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We have enjoyed a wonderful week with our three grown up kids at Afflington Manor Lodge. The Owners are very welcoming and we got a lovely insight into life on a farm. We really loved the views from the conservatory on the beautifull garden and the stunning countryside. We did not miss a thing. We hope tu return sometimes.

Reviewed by A 9th March 2024

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The cottage is always spotlessly clean, its very comfortable and well furnished. It is ideally situated for walking, shopping and sightseeing. The views from the conservatory are so peaceful. Your privacy is respected, but if needed the owners are there ready to help with anything. We have returned on many occasions and hopefully will continue to dRead moreo so in future years. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 8th February 2024

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Reviewed by T M 25th November 2023

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Clean, cosy, well equipped, peaceful, very comfortable and lovely surroundings.

Reviewed by Kelvin 30th September 2023

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Reviewed by John 23rd September 2023

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Reviewed by Alan 16th September 2023

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The lodge is very comfortable with all the equipment and utensils needed for a nice holiday base for exploring the area. Not really for disabled.

Reviewed by Angela 2nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Brian 19th August 2023

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Great place to stay. Nice & Quiet & away from any traffic noise. Lovely views from cottage of hills. Friendly owners who had time to chat. Use of the tennis court for the grandson was great. I would definitely recommend this cottage & would stay here again.

Reviewed by Rebecca 12th August 2023

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Wonderful accommodation . Felt at home straight away. Beautiful location. Well equipped and real bonus having use of tennis courts . Well placed to visit Swanage , Corfe Castle, Wareham, Poole and Lulworth Code. Would heartily recommend and definitely like to rebook. Thank you .

Reviewed by John 5th August 2023

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Lovely setting and lovely cottage. Ideal location for Corf Castle, Studland Bay and the steam/diesel train service between Corfe Caste and Swanage, though drive to Norden to park a car as there is no parking at Corfe Castle (even for Blue Badge holders). Don't expect to get the kids involved on the farm though unless you are there during lambing seRead moreason. They were only invited to help feed the chickens once. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 17th June 2023

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We had such a lovely time, I have just re-booked for next year. A truly delightful, comfortable cottage in a wonderful peaceful setting with plenty to do in the surrounding area.

Reviewed by David 11th June 2023

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Excellent Property in a very good location approx 2 miles from Corfe Castle. Choice of inside (Conservatory) or Outside Patio when dining in the south facing garden overlooking fields. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by James 20th May 2023

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Beautiful property in stunning location

Reviewed by Christopher 13th May 2023

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The property, location and the welcome would make us recommend the property to others and certainly consider coming to stay again.

Reviewed by John 22nd April 2023

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Reviewed by J 1st April 2023

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Comfy, warm and clean holiday accommodation in a wonderful location. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Erika 25th March 2023

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This is our second year of staying at Afflington Manor Cottage and it is still delightful to stay here. Such a cosy cottage with a lovely view from the conservatory and garden. I like a slightly softer bed so take my own memory foam topper for the double bed. The cottage is well resourced and clean. And it is so quiet - just what we needed. I have Read morenow completed the South West Coast Path so am unlikely to return but would highly recommend it to any one else. Hide

Reviewed by T M 18th March 2023

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Have stayed many times,as always like home from home.

Reviewed by Ken 18th February 2023

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Warm, comfortable, superbly appointed, excellently located, friendly owners. Quiet. Highly recommended by us.

Reviewed by Anthony 16th January 2023

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A beautiful cottage in an unspoilt rural position, yet just 1 mile from Corfe Castle and 15 minutes drive to Studland Bay. The owners are very pleasant and we had a lovely time. Hope to stay again in this property.

Reviewed by Julie 29th December 2022

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Great location within lovely country setting Highly recommend for a relaxing break Clean accommodation

Reviewed by Jessica 22nd December 2022

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Stunning location, immaculately clean and very well equipped. Owners very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Graham 25th November 2022

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Reviewed by Christine 8th October 2022

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A lovely cottage in a great location

Reviewed by John 1st October 2022

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Reviewed by Cliff 10th September 2022

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A wonderful location

Reviewed by Sarah 23rd July 2022

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Reviewed by Nick 16th July 2022

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