View towards cottage
Relax in the cosy lounge in front of the fire
Sunny kitchen opening onto the garden
Modern kitchen
Settle down to a film
Comfy window seat
Dining area of kitchen
Views across the hills
First floor twin room
Ground floor bunk room
Bunk room
Family bathroom
Charming Grade II listed building
Aerial view
Views across from the garden
View beyond the cottage to the Jurassic Coast
Quaint cottage
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Egmont View Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
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At a glance

  • Charming Grade II listed cottage sleeping four guests
  • Characterful period property boasting well-maintained original features
  • Thoughtfully updated by a local architect to provide contemporary style and comfort
  • Attractive garden to the rear of the property with lawn and terraced seating area
  • Tranquil rural location between the villages of Langton Matravers and Kingston
  • Situated on the picturesque Isle of Purbeck, just a short drive from Corfe Castle
Property code: IC045

Grade II listed cottage offering a delightful holiday retreat for guests, featuring period details alongside architect-designed contemporary fixtures, situated just 3.5 miles from the seaside town of Swanage.

Egmont View stands at the centre of three Grade II listed cottages built in 1706, situated between the hill villages of Kingston, Langton Matravers and Worth Matravers and amidst the rolling hills of the Isle of Purbeck. The cottage is in a spectacular walking and cycling area with footpaths and bridleways leading from the property to the famous Jurassic coastline and surrounding countryside. Along this dramatic coast which is renowned for its range of flora, fauna and bird life, lie Dancing Ledge St Aldhelms Head and Chapmans Pool, all of which are accessible from the cottage. The Purbeck Nordic Walking Centre is situated a short walk from the property and Seacombe can be reached in a twenty minute walk. The seaside resort of Swanage and historic village of Corfe with its iconic castle, are both a five-minute drive of the property, with the four mile stretch of sandy beach at Studland less than a twenty minute drive away.

The cottage has recently been restored to its former glory by an award-winning architect and boasts many characterful features including an open fire with attractive brick surround, lime washed walls and original beams. This is married with modern amenities including underfloor heating, solar panel hot water and Fibre WiFi, making for a very comfortable stay in heritage surroundings. Egmont View has flagstone floors throughout with attractive rugs. Fittings have been sourced to maintain the integrity of the property including a staircase which has been salvaged from an old ship.

The front door opens into a cosy sitting room with seating for four, comprising a two seater sofa, small armchair and window seat, along with a television with Netflix. The open fireplace provides a central focus to the room and there are views from the window over the terrace gardens to the surrounding fields beyond. The adjoining hallway leads to a bunk bedroom with full sized single beds, a small wardrobe and views across the garden. Opposite, is the cottage bathroom which is fully tiled and has a bath with over bath shower, WC and basin. The fitted kitchen is an inviting space with bi-fold doors opening out into the garden and has dining space for four, an electric oven with induction hob, refrigerator, traditional butler sink, microwave, slimline dishwasher and washer dryer. A freezer is also provided.

A door from the living room opens onto the staircase with a rope bannister on one side leading to the master bedroom. This room has twin beds, a small wardrobe and chest of drawers, as well as views across the hills to the sea with glimpses of the Isle of Wight on a clear day. Heating electricity and Fibre WiFi are available at no extra charge. Please note that due to the traditional nature of the cottage, the front entrance doorway and wooden beams inside the property are quite low.

The cottage has a pretty garden at the rear of the property which is laid to lawn and has a small terrace with a barbecue. Garden furniture is provided so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine whilst enjoying the wonderful views across the countryside. One car can be parked in a private parking space to the side of the cottages with a gravelled path leading directly into the garden. There is a regular bus service to Swanage and Poole within a two-minute walk. It is a three minute drive to Langton Matravers which has a public house, village shop and parish church. A 15 minute walk leads to the picturesque village of Worth Matravers, renowned for its quaint duck pond and the old fashioned charm of its public house, The Square and Compass. Nearby places to visit include the National Trust properties of Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacey, as well as the homes of Lawrence of Arabia and Thomas Hardy. Boat trips run between April and October from Swanage pier to Poole Harbour along part of the Jurassic Coast and to Brownsea Island. To mention just a few further local attractions, Swanage Steam Railway, the Blue Pool Monkey World and the Tank Museum are within a short drive of the cottage.

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

  • Sleeps 3+1
  • 2 bedrooms - 1 twin and 1 ground-floor bunk bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Towels available to hire
  • Regret no pets
  • £100 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Pub within walking distance, shop 1.5 miles, beach 2.5 miles
  • Please note the entrance to the cottage has restricted head room
  • Children over the age of 10 welcome
  • Lockable cycle shed available
  • For sleeps 4 occupancy, party makeup must be 2 adults and 2 children over the age of 10

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 28th September 2019

A lovely cottage in a good quiet location, close to places of interest and walks. Suitable for 3 Adults and 1 young child for top of bunk bed, " not much headroom". Stair case needs care at the top as steps are high approx 11 inches and on the bend into the bedroom, as this is the only room upstairs. A really well fitted kitchen with quality fittedRead more equipment if one is to completely self cater. Hide

Reviewed by Rosalind 31st August 2019

Lovely and well equipped cottage in super location for exploring the coast line and Dorset. Would suit two adults ( and two small children) - bit too snug for four adults

Reviewed by Annwyn 3rd August 2019

Cottage is much smaller than the photos show, my son and I were OK with this but my husband felt a little claustrophobic. But, clean and well equipped and beds were GLORIOUSLY comfy!! We spent little time in the cottage as it was a great base for exploring coast and country, so very ideally situated. We paid a LOT for a week during school holidays Read morebut feel the amount we paid for the size of cottage was too much. Hide

Reviewed by Leianne 1st June 2019

Very small. Recently refurbished. Good location for exploring Purbeck. Fine for 2 adults and 2 children but too small for 4 adults.

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View towards cottage
Relax in the cosy lounge in front of the fire
Sunny kitchen opening onto the garden
Modern kitchen
Settle down to a film
Comfy window seat
Dining area of kitchen
Views across the hills
First floor twin room
Ground floor bunk room
Bunk room
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