You may wish to consider one of the following nearby cottages.
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms including a baby
Vine Cottage is a pretty thatched holiday cottage within a 1 minute walk of the sandy beach of Studland in the Isle of Purbeck. This traditional cottage has been equipped and furnished with care to provide very attractive and comfortable accommodation. Studland is 'An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' protected by the National Trust and there are over 4 miles of sandy beaches to enjoy. This is also a wonderful walking and cycling area. The coastal path from Studland, passes Old Harry Rocks and leads onwards to the small coastal resort of Swanage. Restaurant and public house plus beach cafe all within 5 minutes walk.
Sleeps 6 + 1 in 3 bedrooms; children 5+ welcome
Swift Cottage is attractively situated in a quiet lane of the small village of Langton Matravers amidst the beautiful countryside of the Isle of Purbeck. It is only a mile from the coast and is in a wonderful walking/cycling area with footpaths and bridleways leading from close to the cottage to the coastal path and nearby downs with wonderful coastal views. Only five minutes drive from the sandy beaches of the small resort of Swanage. Bird watching at nearby RSPB site at Arne. Good public house for meals and village shop within 5 minutes walk.
Sleeps 7 plus a baby in 4 bedrooms
Wonderful views over countryside to the Purbeck Hills from this comfortable and spacious house. Burr Bank stands close to the centre of the charming traditional Purbeck village of Langton Matravers. It is within a few minutes walk of the handsome church, village shop, small museum and public house. Stay in to enjoy the garden and gaze over fields, woods and hills or go out to explore the delightful coast and countryside of Purbeck. A fabulous network of footpaths and bridleways invites exploration - the south west coast path at Dancing Ledge is one mile over the fields. Sandy beaches at Studland (5 miles) and Swanage (2 miles).
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 8 + 1 in 4 bedrooms
Traditional Purbeck holiday cottage in the picturesque village of Worth Matravers. This spacious, charming detached cottage is a few moments walk from the heart of Worth Matravers and its delightful village green and duck pond. Worth Cottage has 4 lovely bedrooms, a large fitted kitchen and a charming sitting room with wood burning stove. Beautiful gardens of almost an acre. The sandy beach at Swanage is a 10 minute drive away and the cottage is only a 15 minute walk from the sea at Winspit. This beautiful area is part of the Jurassic Coast and is a wonderful walking and cycling area.
Sleeps 8/9 in 4 bedrooms. Children welcome
Charming detached stone cottage situated in the picturesque village of Worth Matravers - a coastal village in the heart of the wonderful rolling hills of Purbeck. The cottage is beautifully furnished and equipped. It has a large garden with panoramic views of the sea and surrounding countryside.
New Property: Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms. Babies under 12 months and children 4+ welcome
This wonderful property is, as the name suggests, The Coach House to the manor house known as Leeson. It is beautifully placed on the southern edge of the Isle of Purbeck village of Langton Matravers with delightful open views from the upper rooms and garden across fields to Swanage Bay. In a wonderful walking and cycling area, less than a 5 minute drive of the sandy beach of Swanage.
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.
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; Sleeping 8 in 3 double bedrooms and 1 twin (plus extra bed available). Children 4+ and babies under 1 year welcome.
Beautiful stone, Grade II, listed cottage with delightful gardens, within a two minute walk of the lovely ancient square of Corfe Castle and the majestic castle. The village is renowned for its excellent restaurants, tea shops, old fashioned public houses, superb local bakers and general stores. Corfe Castle is in the heart of the isle of Purbeck with wonderful walks to the Jurassic coastline and along the beautiful downs. The sandy beach of the small resort of Swanage is within a 10 minute drive. Alternatively the steam train, which runs from Corfe Castle to Swanage, offers a delightful way to travel. Also nearby are the wonderful miles of sandy beaches and dunes at Studland.
Sleeps 6 + 1 child in 4 bedrooms
This delightful traditional stone cottage stands in a peaceful lane within a few minutes walk of both wonderful open countryside and the historic castle and central square of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle. The attractive square is a lovely spot with a number of small shops - these include a National Trust gift shop, a local bakers for wonderful breads, cakes and lunchtime rolls, a traditional sweet shop; a general stores offering a wide range of local produce plus public houses, and a number of tea shops and restaurants.
New Cottage Sleeps 6 + 1 in 3 bedrooms
Lovely fishermans cottage located in the old part of Swanage within a one minute walk of the sea. Swanage is a small resort with a sandy beach which is ideal for paddling, swimming and boating. The cottage has accommodation on 3 floors and there are views across the sea to the Isle of Wight from the top floor. The cottage has two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom plus a small courtyard garden and parking for one car.
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms; children welcome
Purbeck House is a beautiful, Grade II listed, stone property, dating back to the 1700’s with a large garden and views of the lovely Purbeck hills. It stands close to the centre of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle - almost at the very heart of the wonderful Isle of Purbeck with its rolling hills and sandy beaches.
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.
Seafield stands in a superb hill top position and enjoys spectacular coastal views from all the main rooms in the property. The panoramic views extend across countryside to the nearby bay of Studland. Visitors can relax and enjoy an ever changing scene with flotillas of small sailing boats, fishing boats and larger ships. The golden sands of the peninsular extend into the distance and the beautiful harbour of Poole with its small islands, including Brownsea, can be seen, with glimpses of the coastline of Bournemouth in the distance. Seafield is one of a small group of individually designed houses occupying a wonderful position on the lower slopes of Ballard Down. This is ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and most of the coastline is under the protection of the National Trust. Studland beach extends for over two miles and has golden sands gently sloping into the water, making it ideal for paddling, swimming and boating. Seafield is within ¾ mile of the beach which can easily be accessed along paths and lanes. There are also footpaths which can be followed directly from the property for wonderful walks on the downs leading to the picturesque village of Corfe Castle and the small seaside resort of Swanage. A shorter 15 minute walk leads to the cliff top from where the dramatic white chalk stacks of Old Harry can be clearly seen.
Seafield is a wonderful property occupying the entire ground floor of the owners’ magnificent detached house. It is completely self contained with its own private entrance. This peaceful property is centrally heated and has been furnished and equipped with care to provide very attractive and comfortable accommodation for six people. There are three spacious bedrooms, all of which enjoy wonderful sea views – one double, one twin and one bunk bedroom, all with fitted wardrobes; an open plan living room with large picture windows which frame the view of the coast furnished with comfortable sofas and chairs, television/DVD, with a French door opening into the garden; a lovely dining area by a window; a fully fitted kitchen equipped with electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer. There is also a beautifully equipped bathroom with a bath, hand shower, and basin and a similarly well equipped shower room with a built in shower, basin and W.C. In addition the property has a lovely large games rooms equipped with a small snooker table, table tennis, table football and a variety of board games. A folding bed and travel cot/high chair can be provided if required. A fold away king size bed is also available. Heating and electricity without extra charge.
At the front of Seafield there is an extensive lawned garden available for visitors use. This area is enclosed and there is garden furniture provided so that meals can be enjoyed outside. Parking for 2/3 cars. Steps from the drive lead to the entrance of the property. Visitors can take a pleasant 20 minute stroll directly into the village of Studland where there is a village shop, a public house for meals and also a small hotel with a restaurant which is good for cream teas. Within a 10 minute drive visitors can visit the small seaside resort of Swanage and the wonderful medieval castle of Corfe. A very enjoyable steam train ride can be taken from Corfe Castle to Swanage. Purbeck is a very beautiful area with rolling hills extending to the sea. It is an area full of wild life and the nearby areas of Brownsea, Arne and Durleston are renowned for bird watching. Golf, fishing and horse riding are all available locally and it is from the outer reaches of Studland that the South West Coastal Path commences on its 630 mile journey to Minehead. Studland is also at the start of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
Seafield is a non smoking cottage. Seafield 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.
For details on access to Seafield for those with impaired mobility or disabilities please read the cottage access statement in the tab below.
Seafield has 407 days available for Purbeck self catering holidays from the 20th November 2017 to 31st December 2018.
Studland is famous for its sandy beaches and nature reserve. Studland boasts both the opportunity of pleasant beach life and the possibility to spot a range of bird and animal. The bay of Studland lies protected from the coastal winds thanks to the monumental natural formations of Old Harry Rocks. Sandbanks and the nature reserve of Brownsea Island is only a short ferry trip away. The areas of heathland, known as Studland Heath and Godlingston Heath are listed as one of England's 31 most important natural reserves.
There is a particularly splendid coastal walk running between Swanage and Studland. By following a steep chalk ridge the walker can view the spectacular scenery from above, while getting a closer look at Old Harry Rocks and the bird life that roosts here.
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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/
The village of Studland on the North East coast of Purbeck is a beautiful place to enjoy a coastal walk, have a drink at the public house or enjoy tea and an ice cream down by the sea. The village of Studland is a short drive from Swanage or Corfe Castle and can be reached …
There are two new Purbeck cottages in Dorset and this is the first chance to get a sneak preview of them. Priory Farm Cottage – East Holm near Wareham Dorset This new Purbeck cottage is located in a beautiful rural location outside of Wareham and surrounded by lovely countryside for walking and cycling. Priory …
The Jurassic Coast is a wondrous place of beauty and adventure due to its dramatic scenery, enormous seascapes and palpable history displayed in the fossils and the signs of smuggling and hand quarrying. A number of the best loved and most dramatic Jurassic Coast locations are found on the coast of Purbeck and include Dancing Ledge, …