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Burr Bank

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 4 star Gold
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious light-filled property sleeping seven guests
  • Plenty of space to relax with an open-plan living area and additional garden room
  • Pretty patio seating area and attractive sunken garden, perfect for sunny days outdoors
  • Eco-friendly property with a living roof and solar panels
  • Panoramic countryside views to be enjoyed from the majority of the rooms
  • Located in the Dorset village of Langton Matravers, two miles from Swanage
Property code: IC023

Delightful light-filled property offering spacious accommodation for seven guests, situated in the village of Langton Matravers on Dorset’s Isle of Purbeck peninsula, within walking distance of the coast.

Burr Bank stands close to the centre of the traditional Purbeck village of Langton Matravers. There are wonderful open views over the fields and woodland to the beautiful downs across the valley. The house is within a few minutes walk of the handsome church, village shop, small museum and a public house. The village is also home to Putlake Adventure Farm whose alpacas can often be seen from the kitchen window. This is superb walking country with hills, meadows, woods and heath; the sea at Dancing Ledge and the Jurassic coast path are just over a mile away across National Trust land. A fabulous network of footpaths and bridleways invites exploration of countryside and coast. There are also excellent routes for cyclists. The small seaside resort of Swanage, a five minutes drive away is ideal for swimming and paddling. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of entertainment including boat trips, fishing, diving and steam railway. There is a range of restaurants and cafes including a specialist chocolate cafe. Nearby places to visit include Corfe Castle, Monkey World, Kimmeridge Bay, Studland beach and the beautiful RSPB site at Arne.

Burr Bank has recently been renovated and skilfully extended to create a light and airy house with lovely views of the Purbeck Hills from most rooms. It has been furnished and equipped to a high standard and provides spacious accommodation in four bedrooms, with three bath/shower rooms. On the ground floor, the fitted kitchen has an electric cooker and hob, microwave, slim line dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine. A tumble dryer is also provided. The separate open plan living room has a large dining area, and a sitting room with comfortable sofas and chairs, a flat screen television with Freeview and a DVD player, and a real flame gas fire. More sofas are available in the garden room with its magnificent open views and beautiful sills made of the local Purbeck marble; French doors give easy access to the garden. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor: a spacious double with a king-size bed and a twin room. The two adjacent shower rooms consist of WC, basin and shower; one is wet room styled with dual shower heads and a level floor.

Stairs lead up to a galleried landing with splendid views of Nine Barrow Down. Both the spacious double (king-size bed) and the small single room enjoy views of the hills and countryside. The bathroom has a bath, basin, WC and floor to ceiling mirror. Central heating, electricity and Wi-Fi internet are provided without extra charge. A travel cot and high chair can be made available. Burr Bank has a secluded fenced garden at the rear of the property with fine views. There is a terrace with garden furniture and a barbecue so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine, and a small number of steps lead to a sunken garden with pretty flowerbeds and shrubs. The insulating green roof over the garden room is planted with stonecrop, whilst the south facing roof harvests sunlight with solar panels. Two cars can be parked in the drive and bikes can be stored under cover. The bus stop is just around the corner in the High Street giving access to Swanage, Corfe Castle, Wareham and Poole. A village shop and public house are within three minutes walk. Burr Bank has Awards for: Welcome Walkers and Welcome Cyclists.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 king-size, 1 twin, and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom, 1 shower room and 1 wet room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Towels available (charges apply)
  • Cot and highchair available to hire
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach 2 miles and pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • £200 security deposit payable prior to arrival

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Victoria Meadway February 2018

Our parents really enjoyed their stay at Burr Bank, and we were able to visit with our children during the day. The property was very nicely presented and well equipped. We all loved the big Windows and views, the different areas of the house to spend time in, and the peaceful setting. The bedrooms were all comfortable and having three bathrooms waRead mores a bonus. We all thought it was a great choice for our Christmas celebrations. We would recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Simon Kavanagh December 2016

It is always a pleasure to stay at Burr Bank - the standard of the cottage is very high indeed, particularly the cleanliness and the fact that you are always made welcome here.

Reviewed by Dorritt Tullett December 2016

Absolutely superb place to stay! You feel at home the moment you walk through the door! Easy reach to everything from there; 3-4 min walk to bus stop towards Pool, same to the pub front door (a 'must visit' Pub that is!). Bus towards Swanage, less than 7-8 min. PERFECT!

Reviewed by David Fenner July 2016

very comfortable and spacious cottage. lovely views from most windows and treat to watch the birds feeding. Nice thoughtful details such as sewing kit, jigsaw puzzles and childrens' toys should they be needed. Well equipped kitchen and pretty garden with large patio to relax and enjoy and drink in the sunshine

Reviewed by Jan Thornhill April 2016

Burr Bank is warm, well equipped and very comfortable. Tastefully furnished with comfortable beds. Lovely garden and views. We will most definitely stay again. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Karen Ashbolt September 2015

A comfortable cottage in a nice village.

Reviewed by Malcolm Ashurst September 2015

A great place to stay for a family of 3 generations. Everything you could possibly want for a comfortable holiday with space for children to play indoors without getting under your feet!!

Reviewed by Linda Gregory August 2015

Lovely house, well equipped, spacious, and with stunning views. Everything was top quality, including the cotton bedlinen, much appreciated! Thank you.

Reviewed by Rebecca Hadley July 2015

A warm, hospitable, spacious house with everything you could possibly need, perfectly located close to Swanage and walking paths. May well book again

Reviewed by Richard Mash June 2015

A lovely bright, clean and airy cottage with lots of space and great views. The ideal location for our family with everything from an animal farm across the road for the grand children to a bus service to Swanage for our older bus pass holders!

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