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Takes in the views
Lounge with woodburner for cooler evenings
Kitchen
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
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

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Cliff 10th September 2022

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A wonderful location

Reviewed by Sarah 23rd July 2022

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Reviewed by Nick 16th July 2022

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Reviewed by Diana 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by Wendy 30th April 2022

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Lovely cottage in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Loved sitting in the conservatory and watching the sunset. Plenty to do and see in this area. Would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Roger 23rd April 2022

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Lovely cottage & large garden. Well equipped & with enough space o make it comfortable for a family. Tucked away but close enough to a main road to allow easy access to all Purbeck & beyond. Walks from the doorstep. As well seasoned cottage visitors this is among the best.

Reviewed by Erika 28th March 2022

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What a wonderful find. Such a lovely location with a beautiful garden and views to enjoy from the comfortable garden room. The cottage was clean and well equipped. Personally the beds were a bit too hard for us but we have found this in many other properties so now bring our own mattress toppers. The quiet was wonderful, after the past 2 years workRead moreing as an NHS nurse this was just what was needed. We've already booked for 2023 :) Hide

Reviewed by Aran 19th February 2022

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Cottage was great and in a really idyllic location. Everything was really clean and we had a great holiday staying in Afflington Lodge, the enclosed garden was great for the little ones. Very minor issue with the equipment just needing an upgrade, no smart TV for example. We would definitely reccomend this place for a family stay.

Reviewed by Adam 11th February 2022

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Reviewed by Sharon 15th November 2021

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The cottage is wonderful and has everything you need. Its quiet, warm and with the most beautiful views onto the fields of sheep from the conservatory. Attention to detail with extra candles, towels and a fully laid fire was really nice. Will definitely recommend and return. Thank you.

Reviewed by T M 30th October 2021

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Very comfortable cottage, owners very welcoming and helpful. Always enjoy our stay here. Peaceful and quiet location.

Reviewed by Peter 2nd October 2021

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Great views, location and cottage. Owner had thought of everything needed including setting up travel cot and high chair without us asking. We were show around the farm by the friendly farmers and we picked a good time with the lambing. Kids loved it! Views are spectacular and you are in good position to explore Dorset. We will definitely return anRead mored stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa Marie 3rd July 2021

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With 2 small kids, this home was ideal. The garden is wonderful and safe and we loved visiting the chickens,sheep and alpacas and wandering the beautiful grounds. Its very peaceful and the house is so well kitted out with pots and pans,crockery. Even things like cling film and foil is so handy for making lunches! It was so clean and homely, I thinkRead more we will be returning! It's a great location close to the lovely village of Corfe with Durdle Door and Studland Bay beaches within easy distance!Fab Hide

Reviewed by Manus 26th June 2021

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Reviewed by John 12th June 2021

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Wonderful location with exquisite views,We were blessed with warm sunny weather most of the week..A couple of points to note however..Given the generous bathroom size the shower cubicle is quite small so people of a certain size might find showering a little restricted noting the shower head is immovable.Also with potentially 5 adults staying the fRead moreact that there is only one toilet( located in bathroom) might prove a tad inconvenient (excuse the pun).There were three of us which just about worked Hide

Reviewed by Diana 24th May 2021

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Lovely quiet private location for this well appointed 3 bedroom cottage. Some really nice touches from the owner including fresh eggs from their chickens. The bonus was being able to use the excellent Astroturf tennis court. A pleasure to go somewhere that is even better than expected.

Reviewed by Roger 1st May 2021

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Lovely large garden setting. Conservatory a nice place to relax & eat in. Spacious and well equipped. The owners & staff friendly. Location ideal for exploring East Dorset. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Ian 24th April 2021

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Idyllic cottage set on a stunning farm. The views are amazing from the conservatory. The surrounding area is beautiful and there are fantastic walks from every direction starting at the cottage. The cottage has everything you need and is extremely comfortable and cosy.

Reviewed by John 17th April 2021

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Reviewed by Melissa 12th April 2021

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Reviewed by Chris 1st November 2020

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Yes, and we hope to go back

Reviewed by Helen 17th October 2020

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Lovely country cottage. Very cosy and warm, and well equipped. Beautiful grounds. So many walks to enjoy directly from the cottage, or with a short drive. Would stay again.

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