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Super Purbeck Stone Cottage with modern interior in a Conservation Area

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,582 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 4 - 6 + Baby in 3 Bedrooms. 2 Bath + Ground floor cloakroom.

Kilderkin Cottage cleverly combines a traditional Purbeck stone exterior with the bright and generous interior space of modern open plan living. This exceptional property is newly fitted to a high standard with comfortable furnishings and modern conveniences. “Added touches” ensure it offers a home from home ideal for families, couples and groups of friends anytime of the year.

Dorset’s Purbeck district offers some of the most scenic views in England, including the dramatic cliffs of The World Heritage Coast, pristine sandy beaches, heaths, and rolling downs. Swanage and Wareham and a scattering of quaint villages will reveal a rich variety of attractions to suit all tastes and ages.

The quiet coastal village of Langton Matravers is within Dorset’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB) and surrounded by National Trust land. On the edge of the village, in a conservation area and quiet private road is Kilderkin Cottage with two reserved car spaces. From here all of Purbeck is easily reached by road. The village stores and the local pub, serving good value “pub grub” food, are only a short walk away. For children the recreation ground is just a stone’s throw away. Hourly a bus runs to Swanage and Wareham.

A network of way-marked footpaths leads directly from the doorstep into the ANOB. A 20 minute stroll over fields will take you to spectacular sea cliff views of the World Heritage Coast. Perhaps Dorset‘s most quirky and charismatic pub, The Square and Compass, is an easy 40 minute walk with many splendid views of the coast en route.

On entering Kilderkin you will find a large, entrance hall with cloakroom. To the right is the dual aspect open plan living/dining area and kitchen. Adjacent to the kitchen is a modern utility room. The west facing French windows create a light and airy, yet cosy, sociable space in which to unwind. The windows open into a small walled garden that catches the sun from mid-morning to dusk. Quality teak furniture and a barbeque are provided for relaxation and al fresco dining.

From the hall modern oak railed stairs lead to an impressively large landing. This in turn leads to two double bedrooms (one en-suite) and a very spacious a fully tiled modern family bathroom. Further stairs lead up to a landing and a large twin bedroom. All bedrooms have comfortable mattresses and copious storage space. A travel cot, stair gate and high chair are provided.

The cottage has free internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi and LAN, Smart HDTV, a Blue Ray/DVD player, Netflix etc, digital radio, USB charge points, and connections for your own media. Mobile phone coverage is good.

The property is available for lettings from Saturday to Saturday. Short breaks are available by negotiation, October to March inclusive, subject to a 4 night minimum stay. A dual zone central heating system ensures comfort in the cooler months. All bed linen, hand towels, bath towels, tea towels, dishcloths and bath mats are provided. Please bring bedding for the cot if you have an infant. We operate a strict no smoking policy throughout the house and garden. Sorry, we do not accept pets.

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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About The Owner

We are John and Liz Wingham. We have lived in the New Forest for over 30 years and we have always said that we would like to retire to Dorset and preferrably to the Isle of Purbeck. We are now retired from paid employment (Liz as a hospitality specialist) but 6 grandchildren keep us employed in other ways! We are still looking for our permanent retirement home but I suspect that Kilderkin Cottage has already crept into our hearts and may be The One! We have three daughters who are all married and have children - four boys and two girls - ranging in age from 14 years to 16 months. Two of the girls live approx 15-30 minutes away from us. The other lives in Surrey.We have had family holidays in Swanage for over 55 years so we know the area extremely well.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2015

Why The Owner chose Purbeck

Kilderkin Cottage is approached by a private lane in the conservation area of Langton Matravers. We first saw the property when it had been reduced to a shell by the developer in September 2014. However, we knew right from the start that it would be the house for us and we enjoyed watching it being transformed into the lovely property that we finally bought in April 2015.The Purbeck stone exterior blends well into the conservation area and the planners insistence that the style of window should be retained has meant that the diamond-paned sash windows have become a real feature. The configuration of the rooms, the high quality of the build, fittings, equipment, etc. are all exactly what we would expect and will ensure that the house will remain " as good as new" for a long time to come. It has also been an excellent opportunity for us to put paint on to the blank canvas that the house presented to us and to make it into our holiday home very quickly. The location of the house meets our and guests' needs for proximity to country walks, beaches, beautiful scenery, church and places of interest. There is a pub and village shop within walking distance and there is a bus service on the main road through the village. Old Malthouse Lane is a quiet backwater serving only 10 houses.It is quiet with only the occasional car or farm vehicle going up or down the road. The house is easy to maintain - apart from the windows which take ages to clean!

What makes this cottage unique

A well-designed modern interior in a traditional Purbeck stone structure.

Good-sized accommodation. Small enclosed terraced garden laid to lawn.

Peaceful but not isolated location.

Proximity to a network of footpaths leading to all sorts of places.

Wonderful views from the surrounding of which are owned by the National Trust.

Suitability for a variety of holidays - beach, walking, photography, painting, bird watching, golf, exploring places of interest

Amenities

Langton Matravers Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1582 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , TV, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , TV, fitted wardrobe, drawer space. Room for cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers. Room for cot
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Super Purbeck Stone Cottage with modern interior in a Conservation Area
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
5

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Cottage

Has everything you need for a family

Everything in the Cottage is done to an Excellent standard

We loved our return trip to Kilderkin Cottage and will definitely be back in 2018

What a Beautiful place and town

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments. We are delighted to know how much you enjoyed your stay and we do hope that you will visit again soon.
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5

We have reported back to the owners and they are fully satisfied.

  • 5 of 5

I do not wish to add anything further

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic home from home

  • 5 of 5

Liz was very quick to respond to messages when arranging our last minute booking. The house is beautifully decorated, very comfortable and well equipped. It is well located in a small village with a shop and pub, and is just a few minutes drive from Swanage

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for making time to let us know your views! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your short stay and we do hope that you will tell your friends and come to stay for longer next time.
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5

Lovely Langton Matravers

  • 5 of 5

We have had an excellent few days break staying in this top class accommodation, three generations together. Liz and John have been very obliging answering any queries and providing many extras that we have never experienced in other holiday homes. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Ticks all the boxes plus more.

  • 5 of 5

Kilderkin is a well designed & constructed property built to a high specification. The cottage is exceptionally well equipped, John & Liz have obviously put a lot of thought into the fixtures, fittings & equipment.

From the moment we walked in we felt comfortable & at home. Our grand children are not always good at bed time, particularly in unfamiliar places, but they both settled and at bedtime they wanted to go to bed. The children's toys & DVD's in the house provided them with lots to do when we got up & returned from a day out.

The location is ideal for the beaches at Studland, Swanage, the coastal path, Corfe, Wareham and Poole. A 5min walk down the road takes you to the Kings Arms. This is a traditional friendly pub serving excellent beers & ciders. We didn't eat there but the food looked fine, as one of the bar staff said, "it is pub grub".

There are too many good points to list on this review but the personal little touches were the icing on the cake for us.

All being well & if available we will definitely return

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A gem of a property that would be hard to beat

  • 5 of 5

We never go back to the same place twice but having stayed at Kilderkin last year and experienced the perfect holiday home we returned again this year (three generations plus friend). Another wonderful weeks break, with every need catered for in a very clean, exceptionally comfortable, peaceful and well placed cottage. A lovely bright, social living space has been created and with the addition of Scrabble this year! Customer service - 5 stars for Liz and John, communication and information brilliant. Think we may be back for a third visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Studland Beach and Nature Reserve
Durlston Country Park
Corfe Castle
The Square and Compass
Lulworth Cove
Durdle Door
Tyneham
Bovington Tank Museum
Monkey World
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
"Great experience for children 0-10 years!"
Swanage Railway
Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
Bournemouth
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Kings Arms, Langton Matravers
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Poole Cross Channel Ferry Port
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Purbeck Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Wareham
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
M27
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Swanage
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Swanage
Car: necessary

The ruins of Corfe Castle.

Dancing Ledge

Tillywhim Caves

Chapmans Pool

Lulworth Cove

Durdle Door

Tyneham Village - a local village commandeered during WW2

The Tank Museum at Bovington

Monkey World at Bovington - a sanctuary for many types of ape, monkeys, gibbons, etc.

Swanage Bay - a traditional British seaside resort with a long stretch of sheltered sandy beach

Studland - a really long stretch of sandy beach between the village of Studland and Sandbanks near Poole.

RSPB Reserve at Arne - beautiful and peaceful walks through light woodland to the seashore where hides are provided for enthusiastic bird watchers.

Swanage Steam Railway - from Swanage to Norden via Corfe - an excellent idea for keeping children (and adults!) amused when they are tired of the beach or the weather is not too good.

Walking along the Coastal Path - some beautiful scenery at all times of the year.

The Isle of Purbeck's golf club is among the most spectacular courses in England. Visitors will enjoy splendid views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. The course has consistently been included in Golf World's list of the top 100 in Great Britain.

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Rates & Availability

Langton Matravers Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$970
 
 
Early July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,061
 
 
Mid July 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,242
 
 
High Summer 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,630
 
 
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,003
 
 
Late September Specials
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$873
 
 
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$673
 
 
October Half Term
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$841
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 28 2017
6 night minimum stay
$938
Flat fee
 
 
New Year 2017/2018
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$563
Flat fee
 
 
March 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$110
$614
 
 
Easter 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
$970
 
 
Spring 2018
Apr 14 2018 - Apr 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
$123
$802
 
 
May 2018
Apr 28 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$802
 
 
May Half Term 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,222
Flat fee
 
 
June 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$996
 
 
Early July 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,093
Flat fee
 
 
Mid July 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Jul 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,281
 
 
High Season 2018
Jul 21 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,682
 
 
Early September 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,035
Flat fee
 
 
September 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$906
 
 
Early October 2018
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
$692
 
 
October Half Term 2018
Oct 13 2018 - Oct 19 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
Flat fee
 
 
Late October 2018
Oct 20 2018 - Oct 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
$692
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas 2018
Dec 23 2018 - Dec 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
$194
 
 
New Year 2018
Dec 30 2018 - Jan 2 2019
3 night minimum stay
$188
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$906
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $129.36

The security deposit is to be paid along with the balance of rental payment 28 days before the start of the rental. Enquiring guests will be sent a booking registration form, a copy of our rental terms and conditions and an access statement. The 50% deposit will be required with the completed registration form.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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