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Afflington Manor Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
VE 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
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 to sleep five in comfort
  • Stunning countryside views across the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset
  • Tennis court for playing with friends and 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 to hire by the hour
  • 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

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Jan Thornhill October 2017

This was our third visit and it was, as usual, wonderful. A truly relaxing holiday in stunning surroundings.

Reviewed by Joanna Key August 2017

Lovely cottage in great location.

Reviewed by Lesley Gooderidge July 2017

It was a nice cottage in a lovely location a short walk from Corfe Castle. The gardens were nice and the owners very friendly. We had a nice week there and the cottage contained everything we needed including ideas of things to do in the area.

Reviewed by Ken Sales April 2017

excellent cottage in very peaceful position. This was second visit and hope for a third soon. Cannot find a fault.

Reviewed by Jane Saunders April 2017

Afflington Manor Cottage was the perfect property and location for a family retreat. We enjoyed the fresh air, open spaces and the cosy feel of the cottage at night time once the fire had been lit. Lovely warm welcome by the owners and always on hand to help if needed.

Reviewed by Sarah Silcox April 2017

The manor cottage was in a lovely secluded location down a farm track and had a really good "away from it all" feel, yet was within easy reach of Corfe, Kingston and the coast path at Chapman's pool. We took our mountain bikes and had a really good ride out to Old Harry Rocks and then back over Rempstone heath via the cafe on Studland beach... follRead moreowed by dinner at the Scott Arms in Kingston, which is a really good combination of dining/drinking pub. Hide

Reviewed by Hazel Bryan January 2017

For a tranquil, peaceful and totally magical experience, this cottage takes some beating. Everything had been thought of. The conservatory was such a bonus. The cottage was equipped to a high standard, but you didn't need to be Einstein to operate anything. A pleasure.

Reviewed by Neal September 2016

Excellent location, cottage extremely clean & comfortable. Owners very pleasant & welcoming, would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Kevin Sollis May 2016

A wonderful cottage in a peaceful setting and a conservatory that is the perfect place in which to relax. We certainly hope to return in the future.

Reviewed by Rory Buckley April 2016

A lovely cottage set in a beautiful location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Afflington Manor Cottage, watching the wild birds from the conservatory & beautiful rural views have made it an experience we won't forget. We plan on staying again in the very near future.

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