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Character stone cottage walking distance from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Langton Matravers, Nr. Swanage, Dorset, England - Peaceful location 15 minutes walk to Dancing Ledge and the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site

The cottage at 5 North Street was originally built in the middle of the 19th century by quarrymen from the local quarries using Purbeck stone. Used as a holiday home for several decades by previous owners, it has been modernised and updated by the present owners while retaining many of its original features. It has been available as a self-catering holiday let since 2003, and is very popular with guests, many of whom return on an annual basis. Prices quoted are for weekly rentals. The cottage is also let for shorter periods from October to April - please contact the owner direct for prices and availability. Maximum occupancy is four adults and two children under the age of sixteen.

The village of Langton Matravers is within a conservation area and much of the surrounding countryside is classified as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is within walking distance of Dancing Ledge one of the features of the Dorset & East Devon Coast, England's first natural site to receive World Heritage Status. The cottage has been refurbished to a high standard and provides a comfortable, relaxing holiday home. An electric immersion heater heats the water and central heating is provided by night storage heaters.

The accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor: Sitting room with colour TV, DVD and CD player; separate dining room; fitted kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave oven; utility lobby with automatic top loading washing machine; bathroom and WC comprising bath with electric shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

First Floor: Main bedroom with 5ft wide double bed/wardrobe cupboard/chest of drawers (views of the Purbeck Hills and Swanage bay); bedroom 2 with 4ft 6” wide double bed; wardrobe; bedside chest of drawers.

Second Floor: Bedroom 3 with 4ft 6” wide double bed; wardrobe; chest of drawers (views of the Purbeck Hills and Swanage bay).

There is also a sunny walled patio garden to the rear of the cottage with table and chairs. To the front there is off-street private parking for one large family car and a garden. There is unrestricted parking in the High Street for additional cars.


More Details

Property Manager
Ann Garratt
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2017

About Ann Garratt

We bought 5 North Street in 1995 after several enjoyable holidays in a friend's adjacent cottage. We renovated and furnished the cottage solely for our own use and only started letting it out in 2003 having been fortunate enough to purchase number six! We love the Isle of Purbeck - it's a unique unspoilt corner of England. In addition to the beaches, scenery and walks, the Isle of Purbeck has a lovely golf course with views over Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island. It's difficult to imagine a more perfect location for a holiday home in the UK, yet only a relatively short drive from London.


Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Kings Arms
Nearest Ferry
19 Miles
poole ferry terminal
Nearest Golf
3.8 Miles
Isle of Purbeck GC
Nearest Train
2.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Kings Arms
Nearest Beach
2.6 Miles
Car: recommended


The nearest beach at Swanage is 5 minutes by car. It is ideal for families, having a long sandy beach, Punch & Judy and a small adjacent amusement park. Studland Bay, which has one of the most beautiful and unspoilt beaches in the UK, is 15 minutes by car and has free parking for National Trust members. Dancing Ledge, a local landmark on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, is approximately 15 minutes walk from the cottage.


Langton Matravers is a few miles West of Poole harbour, about a mile inland from the coast on the Isle of Purbeck. The seaside town of Swanage is about 5 minutes away by car. It has two supermarkets, numerous restaurants and shops, as well as an excellent child friendly beach. Sandbanks, Poole and Bournemouth are all accessible by car or bus via the Chain Ferry at Studland. The ferry runs every 20 minutes throughout the day.


Langton Matravers Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Downstairs bathroom with wc, washbasin, heated towel rail and bath with electric shower over.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 double bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - king size double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers - views of the Purbeck hills & Swanage Bay. Bedroom 2 four foot six double bed, bedside chest of drawers & wardrobe, bedroom 3 four foot six double bed, chest of drawers & wardrobe.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: There is a small sunny walled patio garden to the rear of the cottage and private off road parking immediately in the front of the cottage suitable for a large car. Utility Room: Lobby between the kitchen and bathroom with automatic top loading washing machine. There is a coat rail in the cupboard under the stairs where the vacuum cleaner, travel cot and high chair are stored. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided and the linen changed on a weekly basis. The cottage is cleaned between tenancies. Towels are provided at a small supplement depending on the number of occupants.


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Character stone cottage walking distance from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Charming Dorset stone cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the beautiful village of Langton matravers.

The cottage was just charming. Full of character and very comfortable.

It was exceptionally well equipped. Perfect in every way.

I look forward to returning

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage was ideal.

  • 4 of 5

Grandchildren loved the cottage, close to park, pub and Adventure Farm. Swanage is 10 minutes away with good parking for the beach.

We had a very enjoyable holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and appreciate your comments.
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Full of charm and great location

  • 5 of 5

Clean, tidy and had everything you need for a short or long break away. Tucked away in the village a short walk to the local pub (which is a must see), village store and post box.

Walking the coast path is just minutes from the cottage, parking is easy with its own space.

Had a lovely stay here and would return when we're next in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage. Your comments are much appreciated.
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Cottage at Langton Matravers

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay - comfortable, very clean, quiet. An excellent base for walks in all directions. A good local bus service allowed us to plan walks so that we didn't need to retrace our steps. Nearby Swanage was great for shopping, boat trips and swimming in the sea (We arrived during a heat wave!) .

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Most appreciated!
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Beautiful cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a quiet lane with parking for one car outside but more parking on the main rd, the cottage is decorated in character for the style of cottage cosy and beautifully clean, it is deceptively big with a lovely modern kitchen and bathroom on the back, the bedrooms are roomy and freshly decorated with comfortable beds, there are lots of original features which is delightful.

This is a perfect spot for leaving the car at home walking the coast path with beautiful views of this beautiful part of the world, the shop and pub is a short walk down the hill.We had a beautiful break and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gemütliches Cottage in schönem Ort

  • 4 of 5

Das Haus hat kleine Räume, aber das gibt dem Cottage eine besondere Atmosphäre und es ist sehr gemütlich. Das W-LAN ist super. Die Küche ist einfach. Außer einer Spülmaschine ist aber alles da. Im Bad fehlt ein Stromanschluss. Betten sind bequem und sauber. Nach Swanage ist man mit schnell dem Auto da.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Translated to English: Cozy cottage in a nice place The house has small rooms, but that gives the cottage a special atmosphere and it is very cozy. The wireless is great. The kitchen is simple. Apart from a dishwasher, everything is there. In the bathroom is missing a power connection. Beds are comfortable and clean. After Swanage one is fast with the car. Thank you for a lovely review.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Our standard changeover day is Saturday. Departure is by 10 am and arrival is from 3pm. A 25% non-refundable deposit is taken at the time of booking and the balance is payable six weeks before arrival. Pets are not accepted. In low season, depending on availability of the property (e.g. annual maintenance is scheduled on various dates during low season) and housekeeping service, bookings may be taken for less than a week and may not need to start or finish on a Saturday, subject to a minimum charge of 2/3 of the weekly rental.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available from October to April. Reductions on advertised prices for late bookings and/or couples only occupancy. Contact the owner for availability and price.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund