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Afflington Manor Lodge

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
VE 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 gardens 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 family and friends
  • 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 Tennis court available to hire by the hour
  • 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.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Jenny Kimber September 2017

Lovely cosy stay in the most idyllic setting. A wonderful stay in the Purbecks with everything we needed...apart from the weather!

Reviewed by Jan Thornhill November 2016

Another lovely holiday at Afflington Manor Lodge. Very comfortable, welcoming and well equipped. Lovely walks direct from the cottage. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Ross Antill July 2016

Fabulously cottage, lovely conservatory to relax in. Evening walks to look at the farm animals. Owners are very nice and friendly. Lots to do in the area. Nice cozy feel to cottage, and well equipped. Have booked again for next year already. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Alan Adams January 2016

Beautiful cottage,quiet and isolated, good walks and beautiful scenery. The gift of eggs,wine, jam and biscuits was a really nice touch. Mostly ate in the cottage; underfloor heating in the conservatory did it for us. Makes the space so useable in the winter. Would definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Joanna Snowball December 2015

Lovely cottage , even in the rain. Thanks so much for showing us the new born lambs ! Ideal for young children

Reviewed by Michael Griggs November 2015

A wonderful week at this cottage filled with everything we needed. Watching new born lambs and calves, birdfeeders crowded with birds, a view across lawn and flower gardens to the fields and the occasional Deer. We hiked coastal paths, Brownsea Island and Arne and enjoyed the ambiance of our cottage.

Reviewed by Bernard M Gore September 2015

We had a great week in this lovely cottage which is situated in wonderful surroundings. A good base for accessing the beach at Swanage and Studland.

Reviewed by Mrs E Clayton June 2015

What a find! Gorgeous little cottage in a very beautiful yet still convenient location. Very welcoming host, lovely eggs, jam, wine and biscuits on arrival. The house was well looked after, decorated with care, with lovely views of the fields beyond. One of the best we have stayed in.

Reviewed by Juliet Jones April 2015

Another fabulous stay at Afflington. Thank you.

Reviewed by Mem Kontos April 2015

We had a wonderful time. The cottage was clean, up-to-date, comfortable and private. Could not have been any better.

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Location

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