Takes in the views
Lounge with woodburner for cooler evenings
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Large bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
Bright and airy conservatory
Peace and quiet with lovely views
Play a game of tennis!
Meet the animals
1 / 10  Takes in the views
2 / 10  Lounge with woodburner for cooler evenings
3 / 10  Kitchen
4 / 10  Double bedroom
5 / 10  Twin bedroom
6 / 10  Large bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
7 / 10  Bright and airy conservatory
8 / 10  Peace and quiet with lovely views
9 / 10  Play a game of tennis!
10 / 10  Meet the animals

Afflington Manor Lodge

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

  • 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

Get close to Mother Nature in this characterful, stone cottage on the outskirts of Corfe Castle. Up to five guests can relax against a backdrop of a beautiful garden, lakes and spectacular countryside.

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.

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

  • 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)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Astro-turf tennis court (to be booked by prior arrangement with owner)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • 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

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ella 15th February 2020

We stayed in the winter and it was a very cosy cottage with a lovely log burner. Excellent large TV for watching movies and the conservatory was wonderfully bright with great views. Very welcoming hosts .

Reviewed by Raluca 1st February 2020

Such a nice property with very friendly owners, you've got everything you need in the house, you just need to buy your own food. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine in the fridge, biscuits and free range eggs from the farm which were all amazing and such a nice gesture. The only 'criticism " if I can call it that is that it took a whole day to wRead morearm the house as it was freezing inside but leaving that aside I would definitely recommend and return. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 28th September 2019

Excellent location close to Corfe Castle and Jurassic Coast. Lovely views from the property. Quiet and relaxing. Conservatory is a bonus as it makes the living accommodation feel so spacious.

Reviewed by Adam 21st September 2019

We loved it. The location was great. The owners were very welcoming. We introduced our little boy to some farm animals and made great memories. We will definitely be going back. It was very peaceful. Highly recommend pictures dont do it justice

Reviewed by Robert 7th September 2019

A very comfortable and well appointed holiday home set in a lovely and tranquil location. Well positioned for the surrounding holiday destinations.

Reviewed by Angela 18th May 2019

ideal location within easy reach of many places of interest. Nicely secluded. But we would prefer if adjoining cottage did not share part of garden.

Reviewed by Colin 30th March 2019

Great cottage, very helpful owners, great location.

Reviewed by Malcolm 23rd March 2019

Very comfortable cottage in quiet location. Lovely garden to sit in and watch the wildlife. Are walks directly from cottage, and can walk across the fields to Corfe Castle in 30-40 mins. Lots to do in the surrounding area.

Reviewed by Jenny 23rd February 2019

A good location in the middle of Isle of Purbeck within easy reach of beaches and nearby towns. The cottage was comfortable, warm, nicely decorated and lovely views from the conservatory over the hills.

Reviewed by Stuart 20th October 2018

The lodge had everything we wanted and the owners were most welcoming, but not intrusive. The children loved feeding the chickens and collecting some eggs for breakfast. Not far from Corfe Castle, near enough to walk to the nearest pub. Lots of interesting places to visit nearby. We had a great time and thoroughly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Joan 15th October 2018

Friend and I booked cottage for a quilt retreat. It was perfect the owners provided a few extras for us. Very peaceful, beautiful location. From the welcome pack of eggs, wine and cookies to the day we left we felt comfortable, we even went down and visited the chickens who laid the eggs.

Reviewed by Katie 29th September 2018

Very warm, cosy and exceptionally quiet cottage with beautiful views across the fields and with footpaths leading to neighbouring villages including Corfe Castle and Kingston. Well equipped with comfortable living room,bedrooms and modern kitchen and bright and airy conservatory with under floor hearing, dining table and sofa. It was a pleasure to Read morecome back from trips out every day. Such a sense of tranquility. Loved the goodies left for us, & the farm eggs were delicious. Thank you! Hide

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