In the heart of Purbeck. Short drive to Corfe, beaches & ten-minute walk to SW Coast Path and Dancing Ledge. 2 minutes from pub, shop & bus stop. Quiet cul-de-sac with alley to village centre at end. 1 double, 1 twin, 1 flexible twin/double upstairs & 1 double downstairs . Huge open plan living area leading to South-facing patio & garden. All the rooms are very spacious. The open plan living area is 40' long widening out into an L shape with Views to the Purbeck downs. Log burner with plenty of wood supplied. The master bedroom has a generous sized en suite shower room and there is a family bathroom with separate shower servicing the twin room and the other double/twin bedroom on this floor. The downstairs bedroom has the use of the large downstairs shower/wet room with enough access for a wheelchair. Outside is a good sized garden, mainly grass, with a large patio and shed for bike storage etc.
Stunning 4 bedroom house with rural views in a beautiful village setting.
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Jan 2019
About Angela Bell
I am a retired University lecturer who like Folk music, Badminton and walking
Why Angela Bell chose Langton Matravers
This property was completely rebuilt in 2015 but has plenty of character combined with a fully-equipped modern kitchen and huge bedrooms and bathrooms. I moved to Purbeck 20 years ago because I have a particular interest in Thomas Hardy, the novelist and poet, and this is 'Hardy Country'. For many years, I was on the Thomas Hardy Society Management Committee and gave lecture tours of Thomas Hardy locations in Dorset.
What makes this House unique
There is a lovely view from the rear of the property onto the hills beyond. The private cul-de-sac is mainly traffic free, running parallel to the busier main street through the village centre and thus secluded and quiet. There are many walks from the front door to the hills or coast, plus local sandy beaches to enjoy.
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Lovely House - Great Location
We met friends here - great layout to the home - very spacious lots of seating for a larger group. Wood burning fire with plenty of logs supplied ( a furry resident was in the outside log bin - not sure what ...but it is the countryside). Kitchen was modern with some welcome goodies in the fridge. Bathrooms were modern with lovely fittings - showers great and plenty of hot water for all of us. One of the bedrooms and bathroom is downstairs so great for people who may have difficulties with stairs. A short 2 minute walk through the alley to the pub and the shop was great. Plenty of parking at the house too. A short drive takes you into Swanage and Studland and the area is lovely with lots to do. The garden has seating too so would be great in the summer. I would have given this 5 stars but there were a few things that in our view could have been done better. Firstly access - the owner asks you to call when you are 15 minutes away for the access to the home so she can meet you there- this was inconvenient and when we had a US phone with limited signal - a keyless entry or coded entry would have been better. When we arrived the owner Angela had just arrived too. The house was cold and she told us she had just put the heating on. It took a while for the house to warm up. As it was a cold wintery January Day and the owner lives locally it would have been nice if she had gone to the house earlier in the day to put the heating on to give us that warm cozy feel on arrival. Also in the freezer there was a drawer full of other peoples food - the draw was marked private but it was off putting to have someone else's food there. In the master bedroom someone else's t shirt was in the drawer. Although in the main the cleaning was good the owner should look between the cushions on the settees. Finally some nice toiletries/soaps would be nice in the bathrooms - the showers had some large body wash bottles which were half full in them (sorry but I find it odd using other peoples personal stuff) but it would be nice to have some new individual bottles and some shampoo/conditioner/lotion and individual soap bars which you can get easily on the internet for hygiene purposes and for that 5 star feel.
Perfect, spacious, clean, comfortable and everything you need
Perfect for a group of good friends, spacious, very comfortable with everything we needed for weekend on the Isle of Purbeck, just wish we had a week to really make the most of it. Plenty of walks accessible from the property and good area to park to help make exploring by car easy.
The kitchen was fully equipped and Angela left a few essentials to help make for a perfect experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this wonderful house and would definitely recommend.
"Just perfect " perfect house perfect location
We had a wonderful time in this lovely house ..the house was very clean and furnished to a good standard ..everything you needed or thought you needed was there ..nice south facing garden with lovely views .
Perfect area for walks along the Jurassic coast .
A beautiful modern home, well equipped with great facilities.
We really enjoyed our stay. The host left all the little extras that we could need which just added to the great experience. The property is spacious and wonderfully light with a large open plan living space and all the bedrooms are large and comfortable.
Thanks, Steve, it was a pleasure to host your group.
Perfect for our needs and beautifully presented
A lovely house which suited us down to the ground. Perfect for a three generation holiday.
Very comfortable and modern house with just a few signs of wear in evidence.We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves even though the weather wasn’t the best, we visited the tank museum local beaches Poole and Bournemouth.
We had a meal in the local pub on the Friday which was very busy and we enjoyed our meals.
DIRECTIONS: FROM WAREHAM drive on the A351 to Corfe Castle and once through Corfe take the B3069 right up to and through Kingston, along the ridge road to Langton Matravers. At the village after the primary school on the left, take the next right (Durnford Drove) and then immediate left into East Drove. Woodbury is half way down on the right. FROM THE SANDBANKS CAR FERRY take the Ferry Road through Studland village and then follow signs to Swanage. Along the seafront turn right onto Victoria Avenue, then High Street, then after a mile the left turn onto B3069 into Langton Matravers. After the church turn left into Durnford Drove, then immediate left into East Drove. Woodbury is half way down on the right.
In the heart of the Purbeck countryside; it is a 5 minute drive to the National Trust's Corfe Castle, Studland and Swanage beaches. You can easily walk to SW Coast Path. It is a quiet cul-de-sac but it is only two minutes from the local pub, shop & bus stop. It is a lovely walk to the famous Square & Compass Pub in the neighbouring Worth Matravers and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Visitors' Centre in Kimmeridge. There are numerous very good local restaurants including The Pig on the Beach (in Studland) and Shell Bay Restaurant which sits by the Studland Ferry and looks out over Poole Harbour and Rick Stein over the ferry in Sandbanks. There is also the open air Restaurant near the Pier in Swanage, Gee White's, which has a panoramic view of Swanage Bay. There are many pubs and cafes in Swanage and Corfe Castle.
Local attractions include the steam train that runs between Swanage and Corfe Castle.
As well as the sandy beaches at Swanage and Studland where you can go kayaking and paddle boarding, there is a newly opened water park near Corfe. A pirate ship, the Moonfleet, offers trips and training in Swanage bay. Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Weymouth, Abbotsbury (Swannery and Subtropical Gardens), Golden Cap, Lyme Regis, Monkey World near Wool and the attractions of Poole and Bournemouth are all a day trip away, as well as - at a push - the New Forest National Park. The Purbeck area itself, the setting for Enid Blyton's Famous Five novels, has a multitude of great walks and on and off road cycle rides, National Trust areas, beautiful beaches, forests, hill and down views, heathland and, of course, the World Heritage Jurassic Coast with The Southwest Coast Path running along its entirety.