Double bedroom
Second double bedroom with balcony
Twin bedroom
Kitchen / dining area
Extra seating
Garden with view of property
Enjoy a high tea in the tranquil garden
Garden views
Sit back and watch the world go by
1 / 12  Flagstones
2 / 12  Double bedroom
3 / 12  Second double bedroom with balcony
4 / 12  Twin bedroom
5 / 12  Lounge
6 / 12  Kitchen / dining area
7 / 12  Bathroom
8 / 12  Extra seating
9 / 12  Garden with view of property
10 / 12  Enjoy a high tea in the tranquil garden
11 / 12  Garden views
12 / 12  Sit back and watch the world go by


Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 4 star
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

  • Beautiful detached cottage sleeping six guests
  • Characterful period property built with local Purbeck stone
  • Thoughtfully styled light-filled rooms, finished to a high standard throughout
  • Spacious garden with large lawn and relaxing terraced seating area
  • Located in the Dorset village of Langton Matravers, walking distance to the coast at Dancing Ledge
  • Situated two miles west of the seaside resort of Swanage with its popular sandy beach
Property code: IC049

Detached period property offering stylish accommodation for six guests, set in spacious gardens and situated in the Isle of Purbeck village of Langton Matravers, two miles from Swanage.

Flagstones is a traditional detached Isle of Purbeck stone house - beautifully situated in a conservation area; in the centre of the village, but at the same time it is a very secluded property with open views across the valley to the downs. The village shop, public house and beautiful church are within a few minutes walk. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area with paths close to the house leading to the dramatic Jurassic coast at Dancing Ledge, Seacombe and Winspit, and onto the coastal path to Weymouth and beyond. Visitors can also follow the nearby Priests Way - a bridleway to the coastal village of Worth Matravers with the renowned Square and Compass public house, or to the centre of the nearby small resort of Swanage with its lovely sandy beach, fishing trips, diving centre, varied restaurants, wine bars and public houses. The Swanage Steam railway connects the town to the picturesque and historic village of Corfe Castle. The miles of sandy beaches of Studland are also within a short drive.

Flagstones has served as a much loved family home for decades and the owners now live close by, so are able to provide invaluable tips for making the most of one's time on the Isle of Purbeck. It has particularly attractive original windows - a feature of some of the properties in this village. The house has been furnished and equipped with great sensitively to provide a lovely relaxed traditional English Country House feel. One of the owners is a well known artist and her beautiful paintings adorn the walls in many of the rooms.

On the ground floor there is a large open plan kitchen equipped with wooden fitted units, a double Belfast sink, a LaCanche range cooker with two ovens, one electric and one gas, refrigerator, dishwasher and a traditional dresser; a delightful dining area; a separate utility room with an additional sink, a microwave, washing machine and freezer; a charming sitting room with comfortable sofas and chairs, French doors opening into the garden, a television with Freeview and DVD player, plus an open fire for use during the colder months; a snug with French doors opening on to the large and pretty courtyard, providing a quiet place to relax or for children to play, with a second television and two comfortable chairs; a ground floor cloakroom with WC and basin.

Stairs lead up to three bedrooms; a master bedroom with a double bed and with French doors opening onto a Juliette balcony from where there are wonderful views across the garden and valley, to the downs in the distance. This bedroom has an en-suite shower room with a built in shower, basin and WC. There is a second double bedroom with a king-size bed and bay window with views through the trees of the church tower. The third bedroom is also a lovely light room with two windows and twin beds (2 ft 6 ins). There is a traditional bathroom with a Victorian style bath on legs, hand shower, an original lavatory and a modern basin set in wood. Central heating and electricity are provided without extra charge. WiFi internet is available plus a telephone for incoming calls.

Flagstones has a pretty garden with a large lawn at the rear and a beautiful stone courtyard at the side of the house with garden furniture and colourful borders in the spring and summer. The garden is fully walled and fenced. A large stone table and chairs are positioned in the courtyard for a sunny lunch outside, and comfortable outdoor chairs to catch the evening sun. There is parking for two cars in a covered open garage to the side of the courtyard and a further two cars can be parked at the entrance to the courtyard. An hourly bus service links the village with Swanage, Corfe Castle, Wareham and Poole.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, and WC
  • En-suite shower room to the master bedroom with shower and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with WC
  • TV/DVD in both the lounge and the snug rooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Towels available to hire
  • Please note children over 5 only
  • Regret no pets
  • £200 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Pub, shop, and beach within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Patricia 21st December 2018

Comfortable and warm. Excellent choice for Christmas with a lovely welcome Christmas tree and bottle of wine when we arrived.

Reviewed by Linda 17th August 2018

Lovely, clean, shabby-chic house with good sized bedrooms. Great shower and bath. Splendid walled country garden. From the house there are so many lovely walks, incl the amazing Dancing Ledge and just a couple of miles along the coast line into Swanage and Corfe Castle. The open plan downstairs, with lots of gorgeous art work was a relaxing area anRead mored there was a separate room for the children to play. Order fresh bread and croissants from the local shop and the pub food is very good. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth Cowen February 2018

Flagstones was perfect for a family Christmas and the Christmas tree and mantelpiece decorations were very welcoming, not to mention the bottle of wine! It was warm, very well equipped and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the coastal walks nearby.

Reviewed by A Harrison November 2017

We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. Very comfortable and spacious with everything one needs. The surrounding area is stunning with some great walks from the doorstep. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage and will certainly be returning in the future.

Reviewed by Derek Dunwell September 2017

Quirky house full of great artwork. Roomy, light and very comfortable. Great views from bedroom and pretty garden. Excellent position in the village and close to marvellous sights and walking. Would definitely love to visit again.

Reviewed by David Turner July 2017

Quaint, qwerky and quality in a wonderful location. Will certainly return.

Reviewed by Jenny Hedges June 2017

We had a wonderful week of walking in very quiet unspoilt countryside some of which was straight from the cottage. The cottage was a delight and exceeded our expectations.

Reviewed by Louise Foster November 2016

Lovely house and garden in a great location. We would definitely stay at Flagstones again.

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