Sleeps 5 + 1 in 3 bedrooms (maximum of 4 adults)
Clematis Cottage is beautifully situated in the charming village of Worth Matravers amongst the lovely rolling Purbeck hills. This is conservation village in "An area of outstanding natural beauty" within a 20 minute walk of the sea. The village is renowned for its stone cottages, pretty duck pond, tea shop/bistro and traditional public house where local ciders can be enjoyed by open fires or whilst enjoying the wonderful sea views in summer.
Sleeps 5 (including a baby) in 3 bedrooms
This lovely stone cottage is beautifully situated in the grounds of Afflington Manor – a superb manor house, mentioned in the Doomsdaybook, surrounded by beautiful gardens, lakes and farmland which is home to Alpachas, pedigree cows and sheep. The lakes in the grounds encourage a great deal of bird life. There are resident ducks and herons are frequent visitors.The cottage is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle.
New Cottage; Sleeps 5 + 1 child in 3 bedrooms;
This lovely grade II listed stone cottage stands close to the centre of Swanage and is less than a 5 minute walk from the beach. Here the golden sand gently slopes into the water making it ideal for paddling and swimming. The town centre is a 3 minute walk away and is particularly pleasant with its small shops, various restaurants, cafes and public houses.
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.
Stone Cottage with stunning views; Sleeps 5/6 in 3 bedrooms
Lovely traditional stone cottage beautifully situated in the charming hill top village of Kingston. There are wonderful rural views from the cottage and the large garden and terrace overlook the picturesque village of Corfe Castle which nestles below in the valley. These panoramic views extend across the valley to the downs. There is a good public house for meals within a few minutes walk and almost immediate access to some of the most wonderful walks in Purbeck. Great for both walking and cycling. The sandy beaches of Swanage are within a 10 minute drive. Bird watching is excellent at the RSPB site at Arne. Golf courses in nearby Studland and Wareham.
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 plus a baby in 4 bedrooms
Coastguard Cottage is beautifully situated in a truly exceptional position, on the cliff top of St. Albans Head, surrounded by the wonderful rolling hills and countryside of the Isle of Purbeck, with views of the sea and of the spectacular Jurassic coastline both westwards and eastwards. From the cottage enjoy beautiful coastal walks and miles of cycling along quiet lanes and bridleways. A wonderful spot for bird watching and the sandy beach of Swanage is within a 15 minute drive.
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.
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 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.
New Cottage; Sleeps 5 plus a baby in 3 bedrooms;
Lovely traditional Purbeck stone cottage in beautiful countryside with stunning open views of the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle - a wonderful site as it stands majestically in the distance. Large cottage garden. Fantastic walking and cycling area with almost immediate access to footpaths and bridleways leading to Corfe Castle and the wonderful downs that link the coastal villages of Lulworth, Kimmeridge and Studland. East access to the costal path which is part of the renowned Jurassic Coast. The sandy beaches of Swanage are within a 10 minute drive. Great area for bird watching – nearby RSPB sites at Arne and Studland. Good public house for meals within 12 minutes walk.
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 in 3 bedroom
Seascape stands within a stones throw of the sea and enjoys lovely open sea views from several rooms. These views are panoramic, extending across the whole bay, from Ballard Down on the East to the westward extremity of Peveril point. The sandy beach of Swanage bay is only a half minute walk away. Here visitors can enjoy swimming, paddling and boating.
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 5 plus a baby in 3 bedrooms;
Priory Farm Cottage is a 'chocolate box' traditional thatched cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside and within a 10 minute drive of the sea at Lulworth. Here swimming, fishing trips, rib riides and the 'fossil forrest' can be enjoyed. There are also wonderful walks with the coast path extending westwards to Weymouth and eastwards to Studland. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a high standard. There is a 'king size' master bedroom, a smaller double bedroom and a charming single room. Outside there is a lovely fenced garden with large lawns and a patio area for enjoying meals plus a play area for children.
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.
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms
This delightful stone cottage with the green front door is beautifully situated overlooking the large scenic mill pond in the pretty, old part of Swanage. The pond is home to ducks and moorhens and is beside the charming church of St Mary’s. This is a lovely peaceful setting with no passing traffic. The cottage is within a pleasant 5 minute stroll of the beautiful sandy beach of the small seaside resort.
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 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).
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely Elizabethan stone cottage enjoys an attractive position just on the edge of the charming purbeck village of Langton Matravers and within a few minutes drive of the seaside resort of Swanage with its wonderful sandy beach and traditional entertainments. Langton Matravers still retains its village shop/post office and public house with meals, local beers and ciders within 5 minutes walk.
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms
This pretty stone cottage is beautifully situated, in a quiet lane, in the picturesque conservation village of Corfe Castle, nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Isle of Purbeck – An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are lovely views from the cottage garden of the dramatic ruins of the castle which stands majestically above the village. The delightful village square is within 10 minutes walk.
Sleeps 5 (including a baby) in 3 bedrooms
This lovely stone cottage is beautifully situated in wonderful countryside close to the picturesque village of Corfe Castle in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is approached by a private drive and stands in the grounds of Afflington Manor – a superb manor house mentioned in the Doomsday book. The farmland of the manor house extends to over 600 acres and visitors can walk across the nearby fields and follow footpaths to some of the loveliest villages of the Isle of Purbeck.
This pretty thatched cottage is beautifully situated in the village of Studland, with a vine and roses climbing up the cottage walls. It is in a perfect location for families looking for a holiday beside the sea, as the fine beach of Studland gently slopes into the water. Four miles of sandy shores are just a five minute walk away. Here, swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed. There is a cafe on the beach here, and within another five minutes’ stroll along the shoreline is a larger eatery run by the National Trust, as well as a small watersports centre offering boat trips, hire of pedalos, SUPs and dinghies. The South West Coast Path and several biking routes are also accessible from the cottage, and for those looking to enjoy a fine dining experience during their stay, the Pig on the Beach restaurant can also be reached by foot in less than five minutes.
Vine Cottage stands at the end of a small terrace of traditional Purbeck thatched cottages, and offers comfortable accommodation for six across three bedrooms. The kitchen is bright and airy with a tiled floor, and is equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, washer drier and dining table with seating for six. The living room provides a very welcoming space for guests to relax, with comfortable seating, a TV with DVD and VCR player and lots of books and games for guests to enjoy. It is a characterful space with wooden beams and a feature fireplace with coal effect stove, providing a charming focus to the room. There is a cosy ground floor twin bedroom, which has a chest of drawers and hanging space. The bathroom is also on the ground floor, and has a bath with overhead shower, basin and WC.
Stairs lead up to a further twin and the master double bedroom, both of which are carpeted, very spacious and have attractive window seats. Ample storage is also provided in both of these bedrooms. WiFi, central heating and electricity are provided at the cottage without charge. A high chair can also be made available on request. Please note that dogs are not permitted at the cottage during July and August.
There is space to park one/two small/medium sized vehicles at the front of the cottage, with additional parking in residential lanes within a five minute walk of the cottage. Regular bus stop to the seaside resort of Swanage and over the chain ferry to Bournemouth is less than a two minute walk from Vine Cottage. A public house with cliff top views and a friendly village store with local produce, cheeses and ready meals are also within a short walk.
Vine Cottage is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Vine Cottage. Vine Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Friday to Friday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 14:00 and the normal departure time is 10:00. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from 5th January 2018 to 8th February 2018, 16th February 2018 to 22nd March 2018, 27th April 2018 to 17th May 2018, 28th September 2018 to 18th October 2018 and 26th October 2018 to 20th December 2018.
Vine Cottage has 214 days available for Purbeck self catering holidays from the 18th January 2018 to 31st December 2018. That means Vine Cottage is 38.51% booked for this holiday periods with 19.1 weeks confirmed so far.
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/
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