Cosey lounge with wood burner
Relax with the family
Enjoy dinner in the garden
Double bedroom
Second double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Third double bedroom
Enjoy a bubble bath
Shower room
Shower room
View of the property
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8 / 14  Twin bedroom
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The Bakery Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
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 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.

  • 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 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Leigh 28th February 2020

Great property, great pub opposite, fantastic walks on the door step. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Richard 15th February 2020

Another great stay, this cottage is very well equipped, warm, cosy and perfectly situated. Our second stay at The Bakery and would recommend as an excellent dog friendly spot in the Purbecks.

Reviewed by Jodie 10th January 2020

Bakery cottage was just perfect for what we wanted, brilliant location, plenty of space for 8 girls and a dog, parking wasnt an issue and we had 4 cars between us, there was plenty of space on the road outside! The house was very clean and looked lovely inside with lovely furniture, it has a handy enclosed garden so we could let the dog out for a wRead moreee without him being on a lead. I visit the area often (as it it one of my favourite places) with the most gorgeous coastal walks. Everyone loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Dave 6th January 2020

We had an enjoyable stay. The beds are comfortable, the lounge spacious and the kitchen is well equipped. Limited parking was a challenge

Reviewed by Jane 8th November 2019

We had a great weekend break at the bakery cottage near Swanage. It was a great space for all the family to get together. The cottage is spacious and well equiped for large groups. Location is good for Swanage and locally there are pubs and a local shop.

Reviewed by Mrs 19th October 2019

Great for large family groups

Reviewed by Peter 4th October 2019

Bakery Cottage in Langton Maltravers is a large property which needs some love! If you love old well used furniture, furnishings and bed linen, cobwebs and traffic noise then this is for you.The dining room is miserable and dark. Parking is a nightmare and the only available parking space virtually un-useable! There is however good access to the coRead moreastal path for walking Hide

Reviewed by Alan 21st September 2019

The owner runs a business in Swanage and stores goods in a large shed at the rear of the cottage. This restricts parking to one car for potentially 9 people. Off street parking is very limited.

Reviewed by John 20th July 2019

Overall not good value for money. The property needs an overall and, sleeping none the should be off road parking for more than one vehicle. Location is its saving grace but I would not recommend it to other family groups.

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Cosey lounge with wood burner
Relax with the family
Enjoy dinner in the garden
Double bedroom
Second double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Third double bedroom
Enjoy a bubble bath
Shower room
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