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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
Family bathroom
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
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
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 rustic flagstone 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.  Please note that on the garden path there are changes in levels and uneven surfaces.

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.

  • 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 - first basket of logs included
  • 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
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Please note that the lane to the cottage is unmade, so visitors should take care, especially in low profile vehicles
  • Please note that on the garden path there are changes in levels and uneven surfaces.
  • 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
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 48 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tracey 11th November 2022

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Reviewed by Susan 21st October 2022

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A lovely cosy cottage in a perfect location to visit all the local seaside towns and beaches. The welcome pack was very generous and much appreciated. Fully equipped and to a high standard. Looking forward to a return visit.

Reviewed by Hannah 14th October 2022

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Lovely cottage in stunning location. Really well set up for dogs and kids. Very well equipped and comfortable- highly recommend it!

Reviewed by Lloyd 9th September 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely rural setting. Perfect for dog walking

Reviewed by Kerry 22nd July 2022

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Cottage has everything you need. Secure garden for our dog and short walk to the pub. Had a wonderful holiday and will be returning.

Reviewed by Claire 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by T 10th June 2022

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Nice cottage in scenic location & short walk to good local pub.

Reviewed by Jennie 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by John 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Paul 6th May 2022

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Consistently great cottage. Third time we have stayed and remains one of the best and most comfortable, well equipped properties we have stayed in over many years. Properly dog-friendly and very friendly owners live next door.

Reviewed by Joy 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Laura 15th April 2022

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Stayed over Easter with our two children and dog, the property was lovely- comfy beds, plenty of kitchen space, excellent WiFi and gorgeous views from the garden over to the Isle of Wight. There is so much to do in the surrounding area, Swanage, Durlston Country Park, Corfe Castle, Blue Pool, Studland..plus great walks from the cottage down DancingRead more ledge etc.. friendly local pub that also acts as a village store in the daytime for essentials... we have already booked to come back in 2023 :) Hide

Reviewed by C 8th April 2022

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Excellent property in a wonderful location. Perfect for walks along the coast and exploring the local area. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Adrian 1st April 2022

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Reviewed by Claire 25th March 2022

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Lovely cottage in a quiet area , as good as it was 4 years ago - well maintained and very comfortable - mind you the lane hasnt improved so take heed about the potholes .

Reviewed by Deborah 11th March 2022

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Perfect cottage in an excellent location for exploring the Isle of Purbeck. Clean comfortable and welcoming.

Reviewed by Liz 18th February 2022

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We had a great week at Hillview, the quiet village location was perfect with local deli and good pub 5 minutes away. The cottage was comfy and we all settled in straight away. Owners really helpful but unintrusive. Garden was perfect for our spaniel to play, catch the sea breeze and watch the birds.

Reviewed by Phil 11th February 2022

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Excellent Cottage! Road leading to it has a few pot holes so slowly slowly as you go to get to it but Cottage is lovely and very comfy!

Reviewed by Clive 4th February 2022

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What a great cottage , very comfortable and welcoming. There was everything you need in the kitchen , although we did not use the log burner, there was a good supply logs if required. We will certainly be coming again.

Reviewed by Kimberley 28th January 2022

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Loved this cottage, the location is fantastic and lots to do in the local area.

Reviewed by Sarah 21st January 2022

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Reviewed by Ruth 17th January 2022

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Reviewed by Zoe 9th January 2022

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Great cottage - fabulous location and attentive, kind hosts.

Reviewed by Samantha 29th December 2021

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Warm and comfortable Cottage with lovely views and wonderful walks straight from the door. Friendly owner. We hope to be back soon.

Reviewed by V O 22nd December 2021

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Reviewed by Carl 3rd December 2021

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Fantastic cottage , spotlessly clean Great location , perfect for dog walkers Big fridge , plenty of cooking utensils - all of top quality , very comfortable beds Perfect

Reviewed by Melanie 29th November 2021

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Reviewed by Patricia 19th November 2021

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Frequent visitors to the area but our first stay in Hill View Cottage. It will not be our last! Cottage was clean, comfy, well equipped. Welcome basket much appreciated. Utility area is a bonus for walkers with wet gear. Typically we had a dry, sunny week! Good central location. Walks from the door or within 5-10 minutes drive. Local pub cosy with Read morepub grub menu plus small deli. A slight technical hitch on arrival was sorted immediately to our satisfaction by the excellent, friendly owners. Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 12th November 2021

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Spent a wonderful long weekend at Hill View Cottage. Cosy well equipped cottage and peaceful, picturesque surroundings. Lovely walks nearby. Swanage beach 5 minute drive. Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Kelly 1st November 2021

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Hill View Cottage is an absolute gem. Its a warm and inviting cottage - the unexpected welcome basket of goodies was a lovely touch. Perfectly clean and well equipped, it is also extremely comfortable and dog-friendly. Its a wonderful base to explore the gorgeous Dorset coast. We had a wonderful time and hope to return.

Reviewed by Linda 29th October 2021

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Wonderful cottage, great location and very well equipped

Reviewed by Josie 22nd October 2021

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Owners left a very generous hamper of wine, chocolates, biscuits and crisps (all top quality). They also gave us enough fire wood for the week and made themselves available if we needed anything. Lovely cottage, comfy beds, great kitchen and perfect position fir walks and good pubs. Perfect fir our Autumn break, thank you!

Reviewed by Natasha 17th October 2021

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A fabulous, very well equipped cottage just five minutes walk from the village shop & pub. The best thing about the cottage is the wonderful views of the hills from the rear of the property and from the front garden you can see the sea and even the Isle of Wight on a clear day. There lots of spectacular coastal walks which are easily accessible froRead morem the cottage. There is plenty of space to park two cars. We would highly recommend a stay! Hide

Reviewed by Alan 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 10th September 2021

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The perfect getaway for peace, quiet and relaxation. Hill View Cottage is very comfortable and extremely well equipped - also, when it says Dog Friendly - it really is dog friendly - the enclosed garden is perfect. The ultimate complement is - if I wished to have a second home - this would be it. As to location, Langton Matravers is perfectly placeRead mored for exploring or simply walking straight out of the front door. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 3rd September 2021

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A lovely cottage in an absolutely stunning setting with breathtaking views upstairs. All conveniences catered for and a very tastefully decorated and calming environment to be in. The shower could use some more pressure and I was saddened to realise that the rear garden belonged to a neighbouring property, but these were small prices to pay for an Read moreotherwise lovely stay. Hide

Reviewed by Clare 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by Mark 2nd July 2021

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A real home from home. The owner was very welcoming, even ringing us as we left home, asking if we had any specific needs. The main attraction for us was the location, with stunning views and off lead walks for our dogs from the door. Both the pub and shop are within a five minute walk across the fields and the pub does good food and serves you quiRead moreckly, not the case everywhere at the moment.. You can walk to the coastal path from the cottage and there are innumerable footpaths nearby.. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 4th June 2021

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Marvellous location, comfortable and well equipped cottage, greeted by a nice welcome basket!

Reviewed by Vicky 28th May 2021

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Lovely well equipped cottage, in a great location for exploring the Purbeck peninsular. Great Sandy beaches at Swanage and Studland and a good base for walking.

Reviewed by Susan 14th May 2021

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This is a delightful cottage, warm, cosy and comfortable with all that you could need provided. Quality bedding which is so nice. There was a lovely welcome basket for us on our arrival, which was a lovely touch, as well as a welcome from the owners The cottage is in easy access to some lovely walks, and only a short drive to Swanage beach and the Read morewonderful Studland beach. We hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 7th May 2021

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Great cottage in wonderful location.

Reviewed by Stephen 30th April 2021

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Lovely cottage in a great location, cant wait to return.

Reviewed by Jennie 23rd April 2021

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Lovely quiet cottage, perfect location for visiting Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door etc. Plenty of walks straight from the cottage down to the Coast path, with no need to take the car.

Reviewed by Alison 16th April 2021

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This is a lovely cottage in a peaceful situation with a view over the hills. We enjoyed our stay there immensely.

Reviewed by Rebecca 12th April 2021

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Brilliantly kitted out and lovingly restored property . Beautiful setting and great access to loads of places within 15-30MINS including the beaches . We will return!

Reviewed by Jennifer Lynn 22nd December 2020

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Everything was just perfect.

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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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