View towards cottage
Unwind infront of the fire
Double bedroom with far-reaching sea views
Cosy twin room in converted attic
Ground floor single bedroom
1 / 6  View towards cottage
2 / 6  Unwind infront of the fire
3 / 6  Kitchen/diner
4 / 6  Double bedroom with far-reaching sea views
5 / 6  Cosy twin room in converted attic
6 / 6  Ground floor single bedroom

Willow Cottage - Langton Matravers

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England rating: 3 stars
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Traditional three-storey stone cottage sleeping 5+1 in three bedrooms
  • Attractive period cottage given a thoughtful update to create a comfortable and stylish holiday cottage
  • Private garden situated opposite the cottage, offering a relaxed seating area
  • Located in the Dorset village of Langton Matravers within walking distance of the village shop and pub
  • Situated just a five-minute drive from the wide sandy beach at Swanage
  • Ideal location for keen walkers with footpaths leading across the countryside to the coast at Dancing Ledge and north to Corfe Castle
Property code: IC171

Three-storey stone cottage offering comfortable accommodation for up to six guests, located in the pretty village of Langton Matravers, just two miles from the seaside town of Swanage.

Willow Cottage is situated in Langton Matravers - a picturesque village amidst the beautiful Purbeck Hills. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area, with easy access to the World Heritage Jurassic coastline. Footpaths lead almost directly from the cottage to the coastal path. Bird watching, climbing and diving are popular in the area. Visitors also have direct access across National Trust fields to nearby woodland and can follow footpaths along the valley to the historic village of Corfe Castle, with its castle ruins, thatched cottages, teashops and steam railway. The sandy beach of Swanage is a five-minute drive away and here swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed. A village shop and public house are within a five-minute walk.

Willow Cottage stands at the end of a peaceful unmade lane. The cottage is centrally heated and provides comfortable accommodation for five to six people in three bedrooms. On the ground floor there is a combined kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is equipped with fitted units, Purbeck stone work tops, a ceramic sink, an electric fan oven and hob, dishwasher, and refrigerator. The adjoining utility area houses a washing machine, freezer and microwave. There is a wet room with underfloor heating, a shower, basin and WC. A cosy sitting room has sofas and chairs, a wood burning stove, and a flat screen television with DVD player and Freeview. There is also a single bedroom, suitable for someone requiring all facilities on the same level.

Stairs lead up to a double bedroom with a sea view, and a shower room with a built-in shower, basin and WC. Further stairs ascend to the third floor where there is an attic-style twin bedroom. An additional bed can be provided on the landing area from which the twin room is accessed. Central heating and electricity are provided at no extra charge. A travel cot can be provided if required.

There is a small garden opposite the cottage with a table and chairs, and a private parking space for one car. An hourly bus service links Langton Matravers to Swanage, Corfe Castle, Wareham and Poole. Willow Cottage adjoins Swift Cottage and can be rented in conjunction with this other property. Larger parties may be interested to know that the adjoining Swift Cottage can be rented in combination with Swift cottage to sleep an additional six or seven people. An extension to the dining table is available in Swift Cottage to enable 12 people to eat together.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin, and 1 single Travel Cot available (additional single mattress available for a small charge)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 wet room with shower and WC on the ground floor and shower room with shower and WC on the first floor
  • TV/DVD
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Towels available to hire
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Regret no pets
  • £150 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Private parking for 1 medium family sized car
  • 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 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susie 31st May 2019

We booked a week here which we shared with family. Comfortable, well-equipped, warm, with a friendly host who was solicitous for our well-being. Fresh flowers from the garden and a bottle of wine and a welcome note left for our arrival. We loved the sunny terrace to sit and read. We will be going back and have already recommended it to friends. NB Read moreseating area fine for one family, probably a bit cosy for groups of more than three adults. Nextdoor cottage more suitable for bigger adult groups. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 26th April 2019

A lovely cottage situated about half way between Swanage and Corfe Castle. Basic essentials (washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, handwash) provided. Fresh garden flowers in all rooms was a really lovely touch.

Reviewed by James 10th August 2018

Really lovely and spacious cottage in a great village with a good pub and walks. The owners are very helpful and accommodating with a great feel for the area. Loads to do in the vicinity and had a great week here.

Reviewed by Roz Cran August 2017

super cottage with lovely stone shower and kitchen counter, lovely helpful owners nearby, a delight to stay in

Reviewed by Clare Pradier March 2017

Loved the cottage very comfortable and great location. The owners were very welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Dorset.

Reviewed by Kathryn Mclaughlin September 2016

We had a fantastic weeks holiday at the cottage and we were also blessed with some very good weather. Really enjoyed the location of the cottage which was very peaceful. We would recommend this property to anyone, beautiful area.

Reviewed by Sue Scott October 2015

Lovely cottage in a typical Purbeck village which has a very handy bus route into Swanage. Great walks on the doorstep. Very nice owners who kindly left us a bottle of "welcome" wine. Location & cottage very much recommended.

Reviewed by Verity Doyle October 2015

The cottage was charming, comfortable, and all necessities were provided. The owners very welcoming and helpful, resulting in a lovely stay. We would definitely recommend a visit.

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