Sleeps 8/9 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
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 the small resort of Swanage. The village is fortunate to have a shop and two public houses. Wonderful walks to the coast and downland
New Cottage; Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms;
Green Leas is situated in the Purbeck village of Langton Matravers and is in a lovely walking area - less than a 10 minute walk of Priests Way and within a 15 minute walk of the coastal path and the sea at Dancing Ledge. The sandy beach of the small coastal resort of Swanage is only 3 or 4 minutes drive away. Langton Matravers has a village shop, public house, small museum and lovely church.
Sleeps 7 + 1 child in 4 bedrooms
Stone cottage with lovely open view across fields to the sea, situated in the delightful Purbeck village of Worth Matravers. Wonderful walking and cycling area. The cottage is within a ten to 15 minute walk of the coastal path and from here visitors can walk westwards to Chapman's Pool, Kimmeridge and Lulworth or eastwards to Swanage and Studland. Renowned public house for local ciders within 5 minutes walk. Also attractive tea shop/supper room overlooking the pretty village duck pond. The historic village of Corfe Castle is within a 5 minute drive as is the sandy beach of the small resort of Swanage.
New House; Sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms. Children aged 5+ welcome
Beautiful secluded stone house, in the centre of Langton Matravers, with lovely views of the downs, wonderful walking and cycling area. Public house, church and village shop within a few minutes walk. The beautiful Jurassic Coastline and sea at Dancing Ledge is a 20 minute walk away and the small resort of Swanage, with its lovely sandy beach, is within a 5 minute drive. This property has a wonderful English Country House feel. It has been furnished and equipped with great care to provide very charming accommodation. French doors open on to a beautiful courtyard and garden where visitors can relax. Parking for 3 cars.
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 + 2 in 3/4 bedrooms
Marblers Cottage in Acton is a new Purbeck holiday cottage just outside of Langton Matravers and within a short drive of the sandy beach at Swanage. This rural cottage is located a short walk from the famous Jurassic Coast and the dramatic bay called Dancing Ledge.
Sleeps 5 plus a baby in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Hill View Cottage has views across the Purbeck Hills from many of its windows, and provides very comfortable and attractive accommodation for five across three bedrooms. It is in an exceptionally good walking and cycling area, and is located within a short walk of a public house, village church and small shop. Fully renovated with great care in 2017, Hill View has a well equipped kitchen and open plan dining / living space, with a beautiful wood burner making a central focus, around which comfortable sofas are placed. Upstairs there are two bedrooms as well as a pretty single room, plus a newly installed shower room. The south facing garden is enclosed and has garden furniture and a BBQ, so guests can enjoy eating al fresco.
New Cottage; Sleeps 5 + 1 in 3 bedrooms
Willow Cottage is attractively situated in Langton Matravers - a small village amidst the beautiful Purbeck Hills. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area with easy access to the World Heritage coastline. Footpaths lead almost directly from the cottage to the coast near Dancing Ledge. Visitors also have direct access across National Trust fields to nearby woodland and can follow footpaths along the valley to the pretty village of Corfe Castle.
Sleeping 8 in 4 double bedrooms (with 2 extra beds available). Children welcome.
Superb house in the lovely Isle of Purbeck village of Langton Matravers with glimpses of the sea at Swanage from the upper rooms. Wonderful walking and cycling area. Public house, church and village shop within a few minutes walk. The beautiful Jurassic Coastline and sea at Dancing Ledge is a 30 minute walk away and the small resort of Swanage, with its lovely sandy beach, is within a 5 minute drive. The house has been furnished and equipped to an exceptionally high standard and provides wonderful accommodation in 4 double bedrooms with en-suite bath/shower rooms (plus two extra beds for children to sleep separately); 2 dressing rooms, a spacious open plan sitting room with wood burning stove and bi-fold doors opening onto a secluded terrace with garden furniture; a lovely dining area; a beautifully equipped kitchen, separate utility room; snug with large sofa and television with Sky. Delightful garden with large lawn. Situated in quiet lane with parking for 2 cars.
Sleeps 2 + 1 plus a baby under 18 months in 1 bedroom
Cherry Tree Cottage is situated just outside the picturesque village of Corfe Castle, in a wonderful walking and cycling area, and within a short drive of the beaches at Swanage and Studland. With views across the Purbeck Hills and accessible via foot to many of the pretty Purbeck villages, Cherry Tree Cottage is an ideal retreat for a couple or small party looking for a country getaway. The property is all on one level and has been furnished with great care, providing spacious accommodation in a very attractive setting.
This charming traditional stone cottage stands in the small hamlet of Acton, almost surrounded by National Trust land, amidst the beautiful Purbeck Hills. It is a ‘nature lover’s dream’ with a rich range of birds, butterflies and wildflowers. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area with paths and bridleways directly from the door. The sea at Dancing Ledge is a 15 to 20 minute walk away as are the villages of Langton Matravers and Worth Matravers. Nearby Priests Way - an ancient pathway used by priests travelling between Worth Matravers and Swanage, also provides a fairly direct path for walkers and cyclists. The nearby coastal path offers the most wonderful views and forms part of the South West Coast Path. The lovely sandy beach of Swanage is within a 5 minute drive and here swimming, paddling, boating diving and fishing can be enjoyed. Swanage steam railway links the town with the historic and picturesque village of Corfe Castle.
Highland Cottage provides a wonderful retreat away from busy roads. It is a cosy traditional quarryman’s cottage which stands at the end of a small terrace and enjoys lovely views from the upper floor across fields towards the coast. Original features have been retained. It has been furnished and equipped with care to provide attractive and comfortable accommodation for two people. On the ground floor there is an open plan living area with original beams and a flagstone floor with a sofa, flat screen television/Freeview/DVD and wood burning stove; a small dining area with a granite topped table by a window; a fitted kitchen equipped with an oak worktop, a butler sink, an electric cooker, 2 ring hob, microwave and refrigerator with ice box.
Steep open tread stairs, with a rope bannister, wind up to the upper floor where there is a lovely double bedroom with windows on both sides of the room and views across fields towards the coast; a well equipped shower room with a built in shower, basin and w.c. The cottage is warmed with a combination of storage heaters, electric heaters and the wood burning stove. WiFi internet can be made available. Please be aware that the steep stairs in the cottage are unsuitable for anyone with agility issues.
At the front of the Highland Cottage there is a walled and paved courtyard with an ungated open entrance. This is an attractive place to relax and garden furniture is provided so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. Visitors can stop on the unmade track beside the cottage to unpack their car, and a parking space is available in the quiet lane within a short walk. Low slung vehicles need to extra care on this path. A regular bus service is within a 5 minute walk offering direct access to Swanage, Corfe Castle, Wareham and Poole - making this an ideal cottage for visitors wishing to leave their car at home. Public house and village shop available in Langton Matravers and in Worth Matravers there is ‘The Square & Compass’ renowned for its local beers and ciders plus coastal views.
Highland Cottage is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided at a charge of £12.00 at Highland Cottage. Highland Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Saturday to Saturday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 14:30 and the normal departure time is 10:00. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from 30th October 2017 to 17th December 2017, 6th January 2018 to 22nd March 2018 and 27th October 2018 to 20th December 2018.
For details on access to Highland Cottage for those with impaired mobility or disabilities please read the cottage access statement in the tab below.
Highland Cottage has 359 days available for Purbeck self catering holidays from the 19th November 2017 to 31st December 2018. That means Highland Cottage is 12.01% booked for this holiday periods with 7.0 weeks confirmed so far.
The village of Acton in Dorset is a historic hamlet located between Swanage and Worth Matravers and is mostly comprised of small stone cottages. The location places you at the heart of Purbeck and within walking distance of some of the most interesting sites.
Acton is only a few hundred yards from the Priests Way that links Swanage with Worth Matravers and this well marked trail makes a pleasant walk to the celebrated Square and Compass public house at Worth Matravers where a true Dorset atmosphere and frequent folk music events can be enjoyed through out the year. A pasty and a pint in the sun is a great way to enjoy a sunny lunch time at 'The Square'.
Acton is affords excellent access to the numerous coastal sites along this part of Purbeck such as Winspit and Dancing Ledge as well as the very attractive coastal path. It is also possible to follow the coastal path to Kimmeridge to the West or past Swanage and on to Studland in the East.
The closest shop to Acton is in Langton Matravers which is only a short walk away. The village store keeps a good range of essential and Langton Matravers also has two public houses and the Ship Inn does lunches and dinners.
It's for anyone who likes to live life adventurously - you don’t have to be a seasoned explorer to enjoy a Go Ape experience! Go Ape offers up to three hours of tree top fun. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have some fun. The Moors Valley GoApe Country Park is within a 40min drive of Purbeck and is a great day out for the whole family. goape.co.uk
The Isle of Purbeck is a peninsular of land located in the South of Dorset and is famous for its sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. The sea surrounds Purbeck on three sides and nowhere is for from the coast. Apart from the small town of Swanage, the Isle of Purbeck is made up of small rural hamlets and traditional villages.
The North side of Purbeck is dominated by a wooded and heathland nature reserve and where it meets the water of Poole Harbour it attracts a great deal of bird life. The East coast of Purbeck is known for the two long sandy beaches at Studland and Swanage but also for the limestone pillars at Old Harry's Rocks. Along the South Coast is the start of the Jurassic Coast which is characterised by impressive coastal formations like Dancing Ledge and Durdle Door but also for quiet coves and peaceful beaches for swimming.
Much of Purbeck has been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the vast majority of Purbeck remains in the hands of nature. This is ideal for walkers and cyclists who are free to explore large areas of countryside and take in a number of wondrous locations.
The Isle of Purbeck has a number of events which take place throughout the year. To find out more about local events go to our Purbeck Events pages.
Walking, Nature & Wild Life Links:
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Details of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and ways to enjoy them with walking and cycling information as well as some great places to see. - www.dorsetaonb.org.uk
Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve - Find out more about the efforts to conserve the marine wildlife, where you might find some sea horses and how you can also get involved with fun projects. - www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk
Purbeck Coast Walks - A walking route along the Purbeck Coast with links to other walks nearby - www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walks/walks/walk_a/2579/
Where to Ride Purbeck - Cycle routes and information for Purbeck - www.britishcycling.org.uk/
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