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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
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.


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Property Manager
Ann Garratt
Member since: 2013
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

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.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Turn round day is Saturday. Bookings are for a minimum of seven nights unless otherwise indicated.
  • Short breaks are available by prior agreement with the owner outside of busy periods.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs bathroom with wc, washbasin, heated towel rail and bath with electric shower over.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • 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 4.75 based on 8 reviews

A Dorset delight!

  • 5 of 5

Langton Matravers is the perfect location to visit Swanage and the beautiful surrounding area. The Cottage is beautifully presented, warm, cosy and has everything you need to enjoy your stay, very clean and tidy. You can also park your car directly outside the cottage. We walked to the Kings Arms in the village one evening for some lovely pub grub, good size portions and also to the Scott Arms at Kingston which is well worth a visit.

We visited Corfe castle, Brownsea island, Lulworth Cove and Durdle door, Kimmeridge (great for fossil hunting!) and the NT property Kingston Lacey. There are lots of beautiful walks, including Studland to Harry's Rock.

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the girls loved the loft room and we all enjoyed relaxing in a very welcoming holiday home. We would definitely return to this cottage again. Thank you 🙂?

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really neat, cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Small but sweet stone cottage in a terrace. Perfectly clean and tidy. Warm and cosy. We were party of two adults, two teens so each child had their own bedroom with double bed which they liked. Contained everything we needed including wi-fi that took quite a strain from laptops, iphones, etc. Our aim was to walk every day and it had good access to coastal path, about a mile away down public footpaths. Plenty of nice pubs/eateries in nearby villages and towns - good meals at Scott Arms at Kingston, tea room in Worth Matravers and coffee in Cornish Bakery in Swanage.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It was a great pleasure having you as our guests.
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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

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments and taking the time to write a review.
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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!) .

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

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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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.