View towards cottage
Relax in front of the fire
Comfy lounge area
Spacious kitchen
Open plan living space
Dining area
Cook up a storm in this well equipped kitchen
Open plan kitchen/diner/lounge
Spacious king sized bedroom overlooking the garden
Modern family bathroom
Comfy double bedroom
Family bathroom
Single bedroom
1 / 14  View towards cottage
2 / 14  Relax in front of the fire
3 / 14  Comfy lounge area
4 / 14  Spacious kitchen
5 / 14  Open plan living space
6 / 14  Dining area
7 / 14  Cook up a storm in this well equipped kitchen
8 / 14  Open plan kitchen/diner/lounge
9 / 14  Spacious king sized bedroom overlooking the garden
10 / 14  Modern family bathroom
11 / 14  Comfy double bedroom
12 / 14  Family bathroom
13 / 14  Bathroom
14 / 14  Single bedroom

Hill View Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovingly renovated in 2017 this beautiful 18th century cottage is an ideal holiday home for exploring the Purbeck Hills
  • Ideal for guests wanting to enjoy spectacular coastlines and glorious beaches
  • A perfect base for keen walkers, cyclists, sightseers and nature-lovers
  • Visit Swanage, Kingston Lacey, Corfe Castle and Poole Harbour
  • Explore the stunning Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site
  • This lovely cottage is a perfect retreat surrounded by beautiful views
Property code: IC063

With views of the Purbeck Hills and dating back to the 18th century, this delightful holiday cottage is perfectly situated in a picturesque village in the heart of a popular walking and cycling area.

Hill View Cottage dates back over 250 years and has been skilfully renovated during 2017 to provide very comfortable and welcoming accommodation for five across three bedrooms. The cottage has been refurbished with quality and character in mind, and wherever possible, original features have been retained alongside newly fitted modern comforts. The cottage stands along a quiet lane with no passing traffic in the village of Langton Matravers. It has views of the Purbeck Hills from many of its windows and looks down into the valley, where in the distance, the charming sight of the steam train running from Corfe Castle to Swanage can be enjoyed. Langton Matravers itself, is a traditional Purbeck village with a real community atmosphere and has a popular public house, as well as a village shop and parish church located a short country walk from the cottage.

The cottage is set in the heart of a popular walking and cycling area, with the spectacular World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast just a twenty-minute walk away. Numerous footpaths and bridleways lead from close to the cottage. The iconic village of Corfe Castle with its picturesque thatched cottages, tea shops and famous castle is within a ten-minute drive. The seaside resort and sandy beach of Swanage is just five minutes drive, with the hilltop villages of Kingston and Worth Matravers even closer.

Hill View Cottage has an open plan living space with an attractive Purbeck flagstone floor in the sitting room and underfloor heating in the dining and kitchen area. Two comfortable sofas and an armchair are positioned around a wood burning stove which provides a beautiful focus to the room. A TV with Sky and DVD player are also provided along with books and games for guests to enjoy. The open plan kitchen is newly fitted and has incredible views over towards Nine Barrow Down. It boasts a fridge freezer, integrated dishwasher and ample space for food preparation, along with an electric oven and gas hob. The main kitchen worktop also has USB ports installed so guests can charge their phones and laptops with ease. The adjoining dining area has ample seating for five around a country-style wooden table. There is a downstairs cloakroom with WC and basin, as well as a very useful heated drying area with hanging space for coats and boots. A washing machine is also provided.

Stairs lead up to three lovely bedrooms including a master double with a king-size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers, as well as views over the garden. The second bedroom has a double bed and chest of drawers with an original fireplace and views over the garden. The single bedroom has views across the surrounding countryside. There is a shower room on this floor comprising a walk-in shower, WC and basin. Central heating, electricity and WiFi are provided at no extra charge. A travel cot and high chair are available on request, as well as a single inflatable bed to enable two children to sleep separately in a double room.

Hill View Cottage has a pretty, south facing enclosed garden at the front of the property. On the patio adjoining the cottage, garden furniture and a BBQ are provided to enable guests to enjoy meals outside. Set into the patio is a transparent cover which looks down into the original water well that used to supply the cottage where a couple of goldfish now make their home. Visitors can take in views of Swanage Bay from the garden and across to the Isle of Wight on a clear day. Bikes and outdoor equipment can be stored in the garden shed. Parking for three cars is provided in the gravel driveway at the top of the garden.

An hourly bus service linking Langton Matravers to Swanage, Corfe Castle, Wareham and Poole is located a short walk from the cottage. Nearby places to visit include the stunning RSPB nature reserve at Arne which is home to a large number of deer and is a wonderful bird watching area with various hides; the National Trust properties of Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacey near Wimborne; the Swanage Steam Railway and golf courses at Studland and Wareham. Please note that the lane to the cottage is unmade so visitors should take care especially in low profile vehicles.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 master double bedroom, 1 double, 1 single (plus a single inflatable bed for 2 children)
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer and integrated dishwasher
  • Wood burner, SkyTV and DVD in lounge
  • Washing machine
  • Enclosed garden with patio
  • Garden furniture and BBQ
  • Bikes and outdoor equipment storage
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars in the gravel driveway
  • Fully renovated in 2017
  • Security deposit - £100 per booking
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Please note that the lane to the cottage is unmade, so visitors should take care, especially in low profile vehicles
  • Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from and 26th October 2018 to 16th December 2018
  • Pub and shop within walking distance. 2.5 miles from Swanage

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rebecca 2nd November 2019

Friendly owners. Great for dogs and their humans. Cosy cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside.Whats not to love..

Reviewed by Gary 25th October 2019

Lovely cottage, tucked away in a lovely rural part of Dorset. Not to be missed.

Reviewed by Paul 11th October 2019

Fantastic location, a straightforward walk to Swanage but set well away from any roads, so extremely quiet. Plenty to see and do in area, with many places accessible by bus. Cottage is warm and very comfortable, with radiators, a wood burner and some underfloor heating. Kitchen and shower room are very well equipped and bedrooms are modern and wellRead more furnished (and so quiet). Welcome pack is a nice touch. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 4th October 2019

Nice place to stay Cosy Well equipped and comfortable Just as good as our first visit Would definitely book again

Reviewed by Stella 20th September 2019

Lovely well equipped cottage in quiet location ,dog walks near by,local pub serves good pub food.Nice welcome pack provided by the owner.Only real negative is the very rutted lane leading to the property.

Reviewed by Helen 30th August 2019

Fantastic location with beautiful views extremely well equipped lovely welcome basket of goodies Very high class finish along with the contents would definitely stay again when in area

Reviewed by Jo 23rd August 2019

Beautiful cottage with everything you need. Excellent location for walking and the beaches, the whole family, including the dog,, loved it!

Reviewed by Angela 2nd August 2019

We enjoyed a wonderful week at the lovely Hill View Cottage exploring the local countryside and beaches. The cottage is beautifully laid out and has all the equipment you will need and the beds are really comfortable. There are amazing walks right on the doorstep and we loved our trips a little further afield to Lulworth and Tyneham.

Reviewed by Sarah 5th April 2019

Lovely warm cosy cottage great views wonderful location. Very tastefully decorated. Lots of walks with dog off lead as many fields have no sheep. Gorgeous beaches.

Reviewed by Rhona 29th March 2019

Lovely comfortable house in beautiful peaceful setting, helpful owners next door.

Reviewed by Gail 15th March 2019

A beautiful, clean and well equipped cottage in a quiet spot with far reaching views. The road to the cottage is very rutted but that didn't detract from our stay, instead it meant no passing traffic and in any case the cottage is at the dead end of the road.

Reviewed by Gail 22nd February 2019

A fabulous cottage in a very good and convenient location. The cottage is well equipped and clean. The hosts are very helpful and welcoming. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Grahame 8th February 2019

Beautiful cottage and location. Owners were lovely too - very helpful. Welcoming basket was a lovely touch. Could not ask for a better holiday. Did not want to come home!

Reviewed by Jennie 1st February 2019

Beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet location. We were surprised to see a sea view from the garden when we arrived! We had some spectacular dog walks both locally and further afield. Would recommend the coastal path for stunning views, Shaftesbury and West Bay in Bridport slightly further away are both beautiful too. The cottage had everything you cRead moreould need, although the log burner remained a mystery to us for the entire week! Area very dog friendly- perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Pamela 25th January 2019

Lovely cottage and position and a very warm welcome from Martin and very helpful. Views spectacular and well positioned for visits to surrounding places of interest.

Reviewed by Stephen 9th November 2018

Lovely cottage - the pictures do not do it justice. Perfect balance between characterful and modern. Very friendly owners next door and an overwhelmingly generous goody basket which was much appreciated. Our Labrador Mavis was welcomed at Hill View Cottage unlike many holiday cottages who say they are dog friendly but in real terms are only toleratRead moreed. Excellent quiet location but only a few minutes walk via footpath to shop and pub. Good parking and an enclosed privacy garden . PERFECT !!!! Hide

Reviewed by Julia

A very comfortable, discerning, well-situated & equipped cottage which provided a relaxing break for our needs and our dog Max. The welcome basket was most appreciated upon our arrival. The crisps, wine & chocolates being consumed on our first evening! Thank you Debs & Martin

Reviewed by Mrs C Hopley

Fabulous Cottage, one of the best. Had a wonderful holiday with lovely weather. We like the location of the cottage. The kitchen is extremely well equipped.

Reviewed by Mrs Lee

Superb cottage, could be the best we've ever stayed in. Great location, lovely views and very peaceful. We will be back.

Reviewed by Mrs Battersby

Wonderful, tranquil cottage. Peaceful quiet setting to unwind and reconnect. Stunning walks both coastal and countryside - cottage has every amenity you would need, cosy, comfortable and restful. Lovely home - 5 stars!! Thank you

Reviewed by Mrs S Totterdell

We love this cottage! Beautifully set up, comfortable and cosy with lovely views, No-one could ask for more! The generous welcome basket and the flowers were greatly appreciated. We've had a great week. Thank you so much!!

Reviewed by Anne Meredew April 2018

Lovely comfortable and well equipped cottage. Tucked away in a little lane but a few mins walk to the pub. Recently refurbished so in great condition Owners live next door and are very friendly and provide help and advice if needed but otherwise do not interfere with your stay.

Reviewed by Sally Moss February 2018

This cottage was in a lovely position and has been very tastefully renovated. The kitchen, in particular, was incredibly well equipped and even the vegetable steamer we usually take to holiday cottages was redundant. Everything was new and of good quality and the bathroom was lovely. A fantastic cottage!

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View towards cottage
Relax in front of the fire
Comfy lounge area
Spacious kitchen
Open plan living space
Dining area
Cook up a storm in this well equipped kitchen
Open plan kitchen/diner/lounge
Spacious king sized bedroom overlooking the garden
Modern family bathroom
Comfy double bedroom
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