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The Coach House Leeson

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star Gold
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
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At a glance

  • Spacious cottage sleeping eight guests over the age of four
  • Period property given a chic contemporary update throughout
  • Plenty of space to relax with an open-plan living area, plus separate lounge and dining room
  • Generously-sized garden with seclude lawn and a terraced seating area, ideal for relaxing leisure time
  • Located on the edge of the Dorset village of Langton Matravers, within walking distance of the pub and shop
  • Just two miles from the sandy beach at the seaside town of Swanage
Property code: IC147

Beautifully presented period cottage, offering stylish accommodation for eight guests, enjoying a peaceful location on the outskirts of the Dorset village of Langton Matravers.

This large, traditional cottage is situated on the estate of Leeson, on the outskirts of the hilltop village of Langton Matravers in the Isle of Purbeck. It enjoys spectacular open views from the sitting room, master bedroom and garden across fields to Swanage Bay. The village of Langton Matravers is home to a beautiful church, village shop, public house and small animal adventure farm. It is in a wonderful walking area with footpaths and bridleways from close to the cottage leading to the Purbeck Downs and the nearby Jurassic Coastline - a dramatic and unspoilt Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; with World Heritage status for its small bays, rugged cliffs, fossils and birdlife. The small resort of Swanage with its sandy beach, boating, diving and variety of restaurants and public houses, is within few minutes drive. The four miles of golden beach at Studland is within a ten to fifteen minute drive, as is Studland Golf course and the RSPB bird reserve at Arne.

The Coach House Leeson dates back over 200 years. It has recently been renovated to provide attractive accommodation for eight people in four bedrooms with four bath/shower rooms. The cottage has been furnished and equipped to a high standard and is centrally heated. The front doors open into a spacious hallway with an original Purbeck stone floor. Double doors open from here into a spacious sitting room - a lovely light room with windows to the front and rear of the property. It is furnished with sofas, arm chairs, a wood-burning stove, and Smart television with a DVD player and Freeview. Additional double doors open from the central hallway into the west wing of the property. Here, there is a large open plan kitchen equipped with quartz work top, a double electric oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, wine cooler and central island with breakfast bar; a second sitting room area with sofas in front of another wood burning stove; a separate dining room for more formal meals with a door opening into the rear courtyard. Also on the ground floor is a utility room with a washing machine, basin and WC; plus a lovely double bedroom with an en-suite shower room with a built in shower, basin and WC.

Stairs lead up from the west wing to two bedrooms - one double room with a television, an ensuite shower room with built in shower basin and WC; a twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with a bath, WC and basin. One of these bedrooms does not have any hanging space but has ample storage in the chest of drawers. A second staircase leads up from the central hallway to a spacious double bedroom with a king-size bed, a television and views across fields to Swanage Bay; a dressing area and a bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, basin and WC. An inflatable bed can be provided in one of the double bedrooms to enable two children to sleep separately. Central heating and WiFi internet are provided without extra charge.

The Coach house has a large garden with a courtyard style paved garden at the rear; a large open driveway at the front of the property with plenty of parking for four or more cars; a secluded lawned area with garden furniture so that visitors can relax and enjoy meals in the sunshine and children can play games. The garden is gated and fenced.

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 £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 2 doubles (1 on the ground floor), and 1 twin
  • En-suite bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC to the king-size room
  • En-suite shower rooms each with shower and WC to the remaining 3 bedrooms
  • Ground-floor WC
  • TV/DVD, plus TV in 2 of the bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Towels available to hire at a charge
  • 2 small/medium dogs welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge (must be kept downstairs)
  • £250 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Regret no children under the age of 4 years
  • Pub and shop within walking distance, beach 2 miles

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine 22nd September 2018

What a fantastic place to stay! This converted coach house is huge, extremely comfortable and luxurious and with a fantastic view of Swanage bay. The property was perfect for three generations of our family to spend time together, and the massive kitchen/family area was the perfect place for us all to congregate! The property is beautifully furnishRead moreed. We also loved the fact that the property/area has an interesting history. Swanage is the perfect base for exploring Dorset. Hide

Reviewed by Frances 8th September 2018

The cottage is very spacious and could easily accommodate 8-10 people. The kitchen is open plan and has everything one would require if eating in. Some entertainment is available, such as videos and a pool table. Outside there are spacious gardens and the property is not on a main road, so quite secure for children. Plenty of tourist information haRead mores also been made available. All rooms are tastefully decorated and comfortable. The cottage boasts both central heating and a wood burning stove Hide

Reviewed by Pamela 1st September 2018

The cottage is in a fabulous location, lovely views etc. Very close to all amenities including Historical places of interest, & lovely beaches & coves!

Reviewed by David Collins April 2018

Coach House in quiet situation at end of private drive, quarter mile from Langton Matravers village road. Ideal for Isle of Purbeck, particularly walkers. Regular bus service to Swanage, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Poole and, from Swanage, to Bournemouth via Sandbanks ferry. Pubs and restaurants within bus or short motor journeys.

Reviewed by Melanie Preston November 2017

The luxury was just what we wanted for my Mums Birthday. The coach House is Just beautiful and equipped with everything you may need. Lovely beds and bedding. Fantastic Holiday Home. Can't wait to be there again.

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