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The Bakery Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stately, stone cottage with four comfortable bedrooms for up to six guests
  • Located in the charming village of Langton Matravers
  • Just a short walk to the epic coastal scenery of the Dancing Ledges
  • Enclosed courtyard with BBQ and garden furniture
  • Two pubs within a short walk of your cottage
  • Just a short drive to the eponymous ruins of Corfe Castle and the sandy beach at Swanage
Property code: IC137

Wonderful walks, spectacular countryside and two pubs within a short walk, this commanding cottage is perfectly placed for up to nine guests to unwind in the charming village of Langton Matravers.

The Bakery Cottage is a lovely stone property which stands in the centre of the charming village of Langton Matravers, amidst beautiful Purbeck countryside and within a few minutes drive of the sandy beach of Swanage. The village is fortunate to have a shop and public house. It is also a wonderful walking area with footpaths and bridleways leading directly from the village to the nearby coast at Dancing Ledges, and joining the coastal path which can be followed to Swanage or westwards to the attractive coastal villages of Worth Matravers and Kimmeridge. At Swanage, visitors can enjoy swimming, boating, fishing and diving, as well as the traditional entertainments of Punch and Judy and pedaloes. The steam railway is a wonderful feature of the town and links the resort with the nearby village of Corfe Castle.

The cottage provides spacious, comfortable accommodation for eight to nine guests in four bedrooms. Traditional features such as beams and a wonderful stone fire place have been retained. On the ground floor there is a large sitting room extending across the width of the cottage, with a number of windows and a door opening onto a stone terrace. This room is furnished with comfortable sofas and chairs, a television with Freeview and DVD player, and a gas effect wood burning stove which provides a lovely central focus in colder weather. There is a separate dining room with French doors opening outside and a fitted kitchen with an electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, and washer dryer. Stairs lead up to three attractive bedrooms; two double rooms and one twin room, plus a tiled bathroom with a bath, basin and W.C. and a separate tiled shower room with a built in shower, basin and WC.

A further flight of stairs leads up to a large double bedroom which extends across most of the width of the property (a single bed is also available so that the room can be used as a twin/triple). This bedroom has an en-suite tiled shower room with a built in shower, basin and WC. Central heating and electricity are without extra charge. A travel cot and high chair can be provided. The cottage has an enclosed courtyard style garden at the rear of the property with garden furniture and a barbecue so that meals can be enjoyed outside. There is also an attractive small terrace at the front of cottage with stone seats. It is possible to park 1 car behind the cottage and others cars can be parked in the village road in front of the cottage. There is a regular bus service within two minutes walk. Nearby places to visit include Corfe Castle, the Swanage Steam Railway, boats on the river at Wareham, Monkey World and The Tank Museum.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

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

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 double with additional single bed and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric and central included
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Pets welcome
  • Beach within 5 miles and shop and pub within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Frances 22nd September 2018

Very handy for shop/ post office,pub and bus stop

Reviewed by Nichola 8th September 2018

Great size Great layout Well equipped kitchen & BBQ items

Reviewed by Mike Hall March 2018

Really enjoyed our holiday. Plenty of room (and bathrooms) for everyone, very effective heating, well-equipped kitchen, all very comfy.

Reviewed by Amanda Wray February 2018

Extremely comfortable and spacious cottage...very cosy and warm, and good location in the middle of the village, near the village shop and the sea.

Reviewed by Sandra Bridgewater October 2017

We loved the cottage Peter the owner and his wife were very nice people we were sorry we did not see them on our last day to say good bye would recommend this holiday cottage

Reviewed by Michael Sharman April 2017

A very enjoyable week in a warm, comfortable cottage. It had all we needed for our stay. Thankyou very much to Peter, the owner for sharing your cottage, it was very nice to meet you.

Reviewed by Alison Gates June 2015

Owners very welcoming and village very friendly, with useful village store and great pub. Brilliant for walkers as it was so easy to pick up footpaths from The Bakery and plenteous hot water for showers on return. Handy safe, little sheltered area out back for children or eating outside.

Reviewed by Jane Bishop April 2015

Ideal accommodation in an ideal and lovely location. Couldn't fault it. Very roomy and paved garden gets plenty of sun. Quirky pub opposite cottage which did good pub food and dog friendly. Also only a 5 or so walk to fields to walk dog. Definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Andy Stefanik April 2015

Bakery Cottage is well positioned nearly opposite pub and village shop five minutes from Swanage. We all enjoyed our stay in the comfortable well provisioned house.

Reviewed by Sue Casey April 2015

The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. Would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Sheila Hickmott January 2015

The Bakery Cottage was the ideal venue for our family Christmas. It was spacious and extremely well equipped. Would thoroughly recommend.

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