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View towards cottage
Relax in the cosy lounge in front of the fire
Sunny kitchen opening onto the garden
Modern kitchen
Settle down to a film
Comfy window seat
Dining area of kitchen
Views across the hills
First floor twin room
Ground floor bunk room
Bunk room
Family bathroom
Charming Grade II listed building
Aerial view
Views across from the garden
View beyond the cottage to the Jurassic Coast
Quaint cottage
1 / 17  View towards cottage
2 / 17  Relax in the cosy lounge in front of the fire
3 / 17  Sunny kitchen opening onto the garden
4 / 17  Modern kitchen
5 / 17  Settle down to a film
6 / 17  Comfy window seat
7 / 17  Dining area of kitchen
8 / 17  Views across the hills
9 / 17  First floor twin room
10 / 17  Ground floor bunk room
11 / 17  Bunk room
12 / 17  Family bathroom
13 / 17  Charming Grade II listed building
14 / 17  Aerial view
15 / 17  Views across from the garden
16 / 17  View beyond the cottage to the Jurassic Coast
17 / 17  Quaint cottage

Egmont View Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
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Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels for hire
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At a glance

  • Charming Grade II listed cottage sleeping four guests
  • Characterful period property boasting well-maintained original features
  • Close to Corfe Castle, the Jurassic Coast and the sandy peninsula of Studland
  • Attractive garden to the rear of the property with lawn and terraced seating area
  • Tranquil rural location between the villages of Langton Matravers and Kingston
  • Situated on the picturesque Isle of Purbeck, just a short drive from Corfe Castle
Property code: IC045

Egmont View stands at the centre of three Grade II listed cottages built in 1706, situated between the hill villages of Kingston, Langton Matravers and Worth Matravers and amidst the rolling hills of the Isle of Purbeck. The cottage is in a spectacular walking and cycling area with footpaths and bridleways leading from the property to the famous Jurassic coastline and surrounding countryside. Along this dramatic coast which is renowned for its range of flora, fauna and bird life, lie Dancing Ledge St Aldhelms Head and Chapmans Pool, all of which are accessible from the cottage. The Purbeck Nordic Walking Centre is situated a short walk from the property and Seacombe can be reached in a twenty minute walk. The seaside resort of Swanage and historic village of Corfe with its iconic castle, are both a five-minute drive of the property, with the four mile stretch of sandy beach at Studland less than a twenty minute drive away.

The cottage has recently been restored to its former glory by an award-winning architect and boasts many characterful features including an open fire with attractive brick surround, lime washed walls and original beams. This is married with modern amenities including underfloor heating, solar panel hot water and Fibre WiFi, making for a very comfortable stay in heritage surroundings. Egmont View has flagstone floors throughout with attractive rugs. Fittings have been sourced to maintain the integrity of the property including a staircase which has been salvaged from an old ship.

The front door opens into a cosy sitting room with seating for four, comprising a two seater sofa, small armchair and window seat, along with a television with Netflix. The open fireplace provides a central focus to the room and there are views from the window over the terrace gardens to the surrounding fields beyond. The adjoining hallway leads to a bunk bedroom with full sized single beds, a small wardrobe and views across the garden. Opposite, is the cottage bathroom which is fully tiled and has a bath with over bath shower, WC and basin. The fitted kitchen is an inviting space with bi-fold doors opening out into the garden and has dining space for four, an electric oven with induction hob, refrigerator, traditional butler sink, microwave, slimline dishwasher and washer dryer. A freezer is also provided.

A door from the living room opens onto the staircase with a rope bannister on one side leading to the master bedroom. This room has twin beds, a small wardrobe and chest of drawers, as well as views across the hills to the sea with glimpses of the Isle of Wight on a clear day. Heating electricity and Fibre WiFi are available at no extra charge. Please note that due to the traditional nature of the cottage, the front entrance doorway and wooden beams inside the property are quite low.

The cottage has a pretty garden at the rear of the property which is laid to lawn and has a small terrace with a barbecue. Garden furniture is provided so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine whilst enjoying the wonderful views across the countryside. One car can be parked in a private parking space to the side of the cottages with a gravelled path leading directly into the garden. There is a regular bus service to Swanage and Poole within a two-minute walk. It is a three minute drive to Langton Matravers which has a public house, village shop and parish church. A 15 minute walk leads to the picturesque village of Worth Matravers, renowned for its quaint duck pond and the old fashioned charm of its public house, The Square and Compass. Nearby places to visit include the National Trust properties of Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacey, as well as the homes of Lawrence of Arabia and Thomas Hardy. Boat trips run between April and October from Swanage pier to Poole Harbour along part of the Jurassic Coast and to Brownsea Island. To mention just a few further local attractions, Swanage Steam Railway, the Blue Pool Monkey World and the Tank Museum are within a short drive of the cottage.

  • Sleeps 3+1
  • 2 bedrooms - 1 twin and 1 ground-floor bunk bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Towels available to hire
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Pub within walking distance, shop 1.5 miles, beach 2.5 miles
  • Grade II listed cottage with restricted head room at front door and also slightly reduced height in lounge
  • Children over the age of 10 welcome
  • Lockable cycle shed available
  • For sleeps 4 occupancy, party makeup must be 2 adults and 2 children over the age of 10
  • 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 £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. 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 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Denise 8th June 2024

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A lovely cosy cottage with excellent views from the kitchen over the Dorset hills. Even had a bus stop nearby on both sides of the road! Very clean and had everything you would require for a comfortable stay. Peaceful and with friendly neighbours.

Reviewed by Patricia 1st June 2024

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We had a nice stay in this lovely cottage and would recommend to anyone wanting a holiday in the area . Owners were helpful and welcoming .

Reviewed by Clive 4th November 2023

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Reviewed by Julie 7th October 2023

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Reviewed by Robert 30th September 2023

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Reviewed by Robert 16th September 2023

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Would not recommend. The cottage is not as the description and in bad weather is dark and drab. Not suitable for very young children or older folk unless agile. Needs better lighting in sitting room as too dark for reading. Television doesnt work in bad weather. Requires more updating and refurbishment. It is very small and not welcoming. PositivelRead morey, it has good supply of hot water and good location. The tea and biscuits provided were lovely. Very disappointing property overall. Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 9th September 2023

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Bathroom light switch very inefficient. Heat pump noisy on and off during the night., Plumber visited to mend the heat pump, water off so could not use the loo.

Reviewed by Julie 5th August 2023

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Our daughter is tall 59 so she hit her head on the low doorways 3 times before she got the hang of ducking her head. She really hurt her head and ended up in tears. So website should stress not suitable for people over 56. Apart from the height the cottage was small & quaint and situated in a good location not far from Swanage or Corfe Castle. The Read moreKings Arm pub wasnt very far away for a meal. Our biggest issue was the boiler which failed to heat the water a few times. The rooms were small. Hide

Reviewed by Jo 29th July 2023

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Reviewed by Christine 17th June 2023

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Reviewed by Beatrix 23rd May 2023

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Reviewed by Fred 16th April 2023

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This cottage is not suitable for anybody over six foot. I banged my head many times. The kitchen is too small to seat and feed four people comfortably. The lounge is small and dark and the underfloor heating is patchy. The stairs up are hazardous especially at night (the toilet is downstairs) The patio is fine but the lawn(?) is awful and is the onRead morely feature of the garden. The patio furniture has been repaired many times. Noisy heat pump. Parking very dirty. Heavy traffic caused much dirt to car Hide

Reviewed by Frank 8th October 2022

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Reviewed by Malcolm 3rd October 2022

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Being and old cottage access is not to current standards, how this was all clear in the description of the property and there were no surprises other than the fantastic views

Reviewed by Gillian 24th September 2022

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Fantastic location and views, very handy for the bus to Corfe and Swanage if you want a break from driving but there are no local shops. Very clean and ok for two people but it would be very cramped for more than two and you wouldn't be able to sit down for a meal at the kitchen table. Unfortunately the seating is not very comfortable but the beds Read moreare fine. The doorways are low so mind your heads!! Hide

Reviewed by John 17th September 2022

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Super period cottage in a stunning location. Great location for walking or as a base for touring the Jurassic coastline. Good local pubs and less that 4 miles from Corfe Castle or Swanage. Well equipped cottage with helpful and friendly neighbours.

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View towards cottage
Relax in the cosy lounge in front of the fire
Sunny kitchen opening onto the garden
Modern kitchen
Settle down to a film
Comfy window seat
Dining area of kitchen
Views across the hills
First floor twin room
Ground floor bunk room
Bunk room
Show 5 moreFamily bathroom

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