View towards cottage
Spacious well equipped kitchen
Enjoy a family meal around the dining table
Cosy corner to read a book
Views across the front garden
Beautiful sunny garden
Relax with a film
Enjoy a cosy evening by the fire
Views across to Swanage bay
Property Detail
Double Bedroom
Shower room
Double Bedroom with ensuite
Twin bedroom
Shower room
Relax whilst looking over the hills towards Swanage
A spot of birdwatching
Spacious bedroom with dressing area
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6 / 19  Beautiful sunny garden
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8 / 19  Enjoy a cosy evening by the fire
9 / 19  Views across to Swanage bay
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13 / 19  Double Bedroom with ensuite
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17 / 19  Relax whilst looking over the hills towards Swanage
18 / 19  A spot of birdwatching
19 / 19  Spacious bedroom with dressing area

The Coach House Leeson

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
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 are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kathryn 6th July 2019

Rob and Michaela were great hosts. Perfect house, amazing location, and equipped to a very high spec. Each bedroom has its own en-suite, 2 with baths, 2 with showers), and there's an additional loo in the utility room. Fabulous kitchen, with sofas and a small table and chairs, but the star of the show was the huge central island - perfect for dishiRead moreng up meals for 8 people! We loved relaxing in the large lounge with comfy sofas and even a pool table. The garden was gorgeous. We'll be back! Hide

Reviewed by John 29th June 2019

A beautiful location and property. Loads of space inside and out, comfortable and well equipped. Mind the sloping ceilings in some of the bedrooms. An excellent property.

Reviewed by George 18th May 2019

The property was spotlessly clean when we arrived and the owners friendly and helpful. They left milk, tea, and a beautiful cake to welcome us, which was greatly appreciated. The property was well equipped with cutlery, crockery and furniture. The beds were large and comfortable and the rooms light and airy. The property was dog friendly and there Read morewere walks from the property (recommend the Priest Way) and the area is full of beautiful and interesting places to visit. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 4th May 2019

Fabulous cottage and location. Great for three generations with flexible accommodation and very well equipped kitchen. Location excellent for driving out to local attractions or for walking trails.

Reviewed by Barbara 6th April 2019

Glorious views across Swanage bay. Super house which gave our family plenty of space to relax with a bedroom and bathroom each.

Reviewed by Ross 30th March 2019

Great, enormous, well provisioned house.

Reviewed by Mark 16th February 2019

The house was very comfortable and well equipped, ideal for big family gatherings. There are lots of things to do in the area with the house providing the perfect base to set out from. We all had a great time.

Reviewed by Carol 29th December 2018

Great house, great location just perfect

Reviewed by Fiona 10th November 2018

The Coach House was the perfect venue for our Autumn family break. There is plenty of room for four couples, two reception rooms then a sofa in the dining room too. Ensuite facilities to all bedrooms is a luxury. The house is well equipped so you can eat in but is very close to Swanage where there are great pubs and cafes. Would definitely love to Read morevisit again. Hide

Reviewed by Zoe 21st October 2018

An incredibly comfortable cottage. It had everything we needed and more - we would love to return! The cottage was close to Swanage and a local village shop, as well as various places to visit such as Lulworth Cove. We all had a fantastic holiday.

Reviewed by Alan 6th October 2018

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Coach House and we were particularly impressed by its spaciousness and tasteful decor - for which the photos don't do it justice. Its owners clearly want their guests to feel at home, demonstrated not just by their willingness to listen to feedback but in particular by the quality of the furnishingRead mores and equipment; our stay was made all the more special by the historical significance of the house. Hide

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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View towards cottage
Spacious well equipped kitchen
Enjoy a family meal around the dining table
Cosy corner to read a book
Views across the front garden
Beautiful sunny garden
Relax with a film
Enjoy a cosy evening by the fire
Views across to Swanage bay
Property Detail
Double Bedroom
Show 7 moreShower room


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