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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
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Tennis Court
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

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors with this spacious and appealing cottage. With three bedrooms, it allows up to five guests to relax against a backdrop of spectacular rural views.

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.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • 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

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Prabhleen 23rd December 2020

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Very peaceful scenic place. Thanks to the wonderful hosts for giving us very fine wine, biscuits and chocolates. The beds were very comfy. Children loved meeting the animals and playing tennis. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable time there

Reviewed by Julia 5th December 2020

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We had a peaceful and cosy stay at the cottage

Reviewed by David 31st October 2020

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We greatly enjoyed Afflington Manor Cottage - its so well located and very comfortable. The sizeable conservatory adds greatly giving a spacious light room for eating in and a great addition to the cosy living room and well provided kitchen Greatly appreciated the lovely decor and rural outlook. Also many thanks for the consideration by owners AndrRead moreew and Beth who made us most welcome Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 24th October 2020

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Reviewed by Martin 17th October 2020

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Had a great week in this comfortable quiet cottage.

Reviewed by John 12th September 2020

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Amongst fields of cows, sheep and alpackas(!), and part of the Manor Farm, the cottage has it's own private plot, facing west (beautiful sunsets) across open fields (directly accessible). The cottage itself is cosy, comfortable and well equipped. Owners Andrew and Beth were very welcoming and friendly and even supplied us with fresh eggs from theirRead more chickens! Corfe Castle village and the steam railway are close by, and beautiful countryside and the coast are all within easy reach. Hide

Reviewed by Bernard 22nd August 2020

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We have stayed in this cottage on a number of occasions over the years. The location is fantastic with great views over open countryside and a good base for walking. There is easy access to both Swanage and Studland beaches and the nearby village of Corfe offers some good tearooms and restaurants.

Reviewed by Peter 8th August 2020

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Reviewed by Anna 25th July 2020

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A very well equipped cottage in a fantastic location. Close to Corfe and Swanage whilst being in the middle of beautiful countryside, the views are just beautiful.

Reviewed by Sara 6th March 2020

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What a fantastic property! The pictures do not do this place justice. The grounds are stunning, the cottage itself is cute, cosy and fuss free. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset one evening, interacting with the chickens and sitting in front of the fire. I only wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy it all more! Perfect location in Dorset.

Reviewed by Jennifer 12th October 2019

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the conservatory is the nicest part of the house, full of light, with good views of the bird feeders ( thank you Beth), and the opposite field, where we sometimes saw deer. The sofas and beds were comfortable. The kitchen equipment was good, but some sharp cooking knives would be a good idea for keen cooks. We love this house; this visit was our foRead moreurth. Hide

Reviewed by Vivien 7th September 2019

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This cottage was perfect perfect location and everything you needed. Maybe an egg poacher . Weather was good which always make a holiday better but the couple of rainy we still found things to do. Would recommend Holme Garden Centre and Tyneham ghost village in the MOD site only open weekends.

Reviewed by Karen 31st August 2019

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The cottage is in a wonderful location with squirrels, hare and deer on your doorstep . Very quiet with just the train whistles blowing in the distance and a short walk to watch the steam trains on their way to Corfe- Swanage

Reviewed by Jonathan 10th August 2019

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Great cottage, especially for a family holiday. Superb location for walking and as a base for visiting local beaches and sights. Comfortable and well-equipped. Delightful and helpful owners nearby.

Reviewed by Cari 27th July 2019

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A beautiful cottage, close to lots of lovely beaches. Plenty to do round about too... perfect for relaxing!

Reviewed by Valerie 29th June 2019

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Fabulous location so relaxing and the owners were very helpful.Stunning views and sunsets were amazing ,a great garden for the children to play in .It was heaven getting back after a long day out and relaxing in a lovely cottage.

Reviewed by Chris 25th May 2019

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Lovely Cottage with beautiful garden and amazing views over the country side, a very quiet and calming environment. Brilliant for the kids with country walks on the doorstep. Location was perfect for days out around Dorsets best attractions.

Reviewed by Sofie 13th April 2019

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Reviewed by Angela 30th March 2019

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Location exceptional.

Reviewed by A 9th March 2019

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Comfortable, peaceful and very clean. Owners welcomed us on arrival. Welcome pack a lovely surprise, eggs in particular very tasty and a thoughtful gift.

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Location

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