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Hayward House - Langton Matravers

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 5 star Gold
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A lovely house located in a pretty village offering glimpses of the sea
  • Ideal for a large family or a group of friends to enjoy the beautiful Isle of Purbeck
  • This spacious house is an ideal base for exploring the picturesque county of Dorset
  • Perfect for breathtaking coastal walks or playing on the sandy beaches
  • Visit delightful towns including Swanage, Wareham, Poole and Bournemouth
  • Nearby are the Burngate Stone Carving Centre, Corfe Castle and the RSPB Arne Nature Reserve
Property code: IC060

Ideally situated in a traditional Dorset village, this superb house makes a stylish and spacious holiday home for families looking to explore the Isle of Purbeck and the beautiful Jurassic Coastline.

Hayward House is situated in a quiet lane in a conservation area, close to the centre of the traditional village of Langton Matravers, amongst the beautiful Purbeck hills in Dorset. Glimpses of the sea can be enjoyed from its upper rooms. The village has a lovely church, village stores, a public house, small stone museum and an Adventure Farm for children. The house is within a 20-minute walk of the coast at Dancing Ledge; an area with World Heritage status which is part of the renowned Jurassic coastline. It is a wonderful walking and cycling area with the nearby Priests Way providing links to both the coastal village of Worth Matravers and the seaside resort of Swanage, with its sandy beach, diving centre, fishing trips, traditional entertainment and steam railway. Swanage is less than a five-minute drive away and the miles of sandy beach at Studland is also nearby.

This is a beautiful house with all the advantages of excellent insulation, double glazing, under floor heating in the kitchen and all bathrooms, oak and tiled floors, plus deep carpets upstairs. The rooms are spacious, light and airy and many of the first and second floor windows boast sea views. The house sleeps eight in four double bedrooms with an inflatable bed available to enable a child to sleep separately if required. All of the bedrooms have en-suite Porcelanosa bath / shower rooms and two of the bedrooms have the added luxury of dressing rooms. The house has been furnished and equipped with great attention to detail to provide superb accommodation of the highest standard.

On the ground floor there is: a large open plan sitting room with luxury sofas beside a wood burning stove and bi-fold doors open from here on to a secluded terrace; a beautiful dining area with a large oak table; a fitted kitchen with granite worktops; a stainless steel sink, gas hob with four burners, electric fan oven and built in combi microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler and Apple television; a separate utility area with a second sink, washing machine and tumble dryer; a smaller sitting room with a corner sofa seating five people and a flat screen television with Sky and Sky Sports; a cloakroom with WC and basin.

Stairs lead up to a spacious master bedroom with a king-size double bed, large fitted wardrobes, a desk and views across the garden, plus an en-suite bathroom with a bath, separate built in shower, basin and WC; a smaller double bedroom with a king-size bed, wardrobe and en-suite shower room with WC and basin; a third double bedroom with a king-size bed, a dressing room and an en-suite bathroom with a bath, separate built in shower, basin and WC. This room also has a large desk and chair which can be used as a home office.

Stairs then lead up to the third floor where there is the fourth double bedroom with a king-size bed, beautiful dark wood furnishings, open views across the village to the downs and glimpses of the sea at Swanage. This bedroom has a dressing room and a spacious en-suite bathroom with a bath, basin, WC and built in shower. All of the bath/shower rooms are tiled and equipped to a high standard with Porcelanosa fittings. Central heating and electricity are without extra charge. A travel cot, high chair and stair gate are available, in addition to two single inflatable beds which can be provided to enable two children to sleep separately in the double bedrooms. WiFi internet is available.

Hayward House has an attractive walled and hedged garden at the front. To the rear, there is a secluded terrace with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. The bi-fold doors open from the sitting room into this area making it an absolute delight. Steps lead up from the terrace to a further area of fenced garden with a large lawn where visitors can relax and games can be played. There is parking for one car in front of the house and a second car can be parked in front of the garage at the rear. A regular bus service offers easy access to Swanage, Wareham, Poole and Bournemouth. Nearby places to visit include the Burngate Stone Carving Centre which offers stone carving classes for adults and children - a two minute drive; the historic village of Corfe Castle; the coastal area of Arne which is protected by the RSPB is excellent for bird watching.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 double bedrooms (2 additional single inflatable beds for children)
  • 3 en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower and WC
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • 1 additional WC
  • Gas hob, electric fan oven, combi microwave oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler and TV
  • Wood burner in main lounge
  • SkyTV in smaller lounge
  • Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 dressing rooms
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Walled and hedged garden at the front. To the rear a terrace with garden furniture
  • Steps lead up from the terrace to a fenced garden
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Security deposit - £250
  • Public house, church and village shop within walking distance
  • Swanage 2.5 miles

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Alan Brooks May 2018

Lovely modern property well equipped with quality items. Plenty of room for 8 adults. One of the best we have stayed in, fully recommended.

Reviewed by Theresa Jarvis September 2017

Lovely venue, extremely well equipped with good quality contents.

Reviewed by Ms Spencer April 2017

We had a great family holiday. Hayward House is a beautiful property, extremely well appointed and we would have no hesitation recommending it or returning.

Reviewed by Mr Davies February 2017

Excellent, absolutely excellent, we hope to come again! Spotless, really well equipped!

Reviewed by Carole Denning September 2016

Wow! A beautifully furnished and superbly well equipped stylish house. Everything we needed and more. Lots of space, comfy beds, lots of gadgets. Easy access to Swanage and Corfe Castle. Ferry close to get to Poole and Bournemouth. We loved Dorset and will definitely want to re book. Thank you

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