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Super Purbeck Stone Cottage with modern interior in a Conservation Area

People6
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:
26 June, 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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Langton Matravers in Dorset

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1582 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • 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
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , TV, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , TV, fitted wardrobe, drawer space. Room for cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers. Room for cot
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveller 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

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Early July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£820
for 7 nights
£820
 
 
Mid July 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£960
for 7 nights
£960
 
 
High Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 7 nights
£1,260
 
 
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
Late September Specials
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
October Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£725
 
 
New Year 2017/2018
30 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£435
 
 
March 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£340
for 4 nights
From
£85
£475
 
 
Easter 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Spring 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£380
for 4 nights
From
£95
£620
 
 
May 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
May Half Term 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£945
 
 
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
Early July 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£845
 
 
Mid July 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
High Season 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Early September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£800
 
 
September 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Early October 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£535
for 7 nights
£535
 
 
October Half Term 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
 
 
Late October 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£535
 
 
Christmas 2018
23 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
 
 
New Year 2018
30 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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