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Stunning & Spacious Purbeck Home in a Village Setting Close To The Sea

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Stunning 4 bedroom house with rural views in a beautiful village setting.

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.

Property Manager
Angela Bell
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Single sex groups only with consultation
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , The bath has a handheld shower.
  • Extra large showers in the en-suite and downstairs shower rooms. Underfloor heating downstairs, velux windows in first floor bath/shower rooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Flexible room which allows for double or twin sleeping
  • The 2 double rooms upstairs have full length windows and a southerly aspect to rear garden and hills beyond. the upstairs twin and downstairs double have a northerly aspect with hill and sea glimpses from the twin. The downstairs double is near to downstairs shower room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Fantastic house in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

The host was welcoming from the start and had left us all the essentials to get us started. the home was fantastic and spacious and finished to a very high standard. it was perfect for us to relax in and enjoy and we would definitely stay here again.

The location was perfect with stunning walks and views as well as a very short drive to Swanage and Corfe Castle.

Both our families had an amazing weekend away in this wonderful place and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks.. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay.
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A great holiday home

  • 4 of 5

The home was excellent for our family holiday - one grandparent, two married children, one baby and one toddler. It is tucked away, just behind the main road through the village, but a few minutes walk from the Village Shop/Post Office, the Kings Arms (with an excellent garden and menu) and the church. The Adventure Zoo is just down the road, past the "Great Wall of Langton Matravers". Very quick to get in to Swanage one way and Corfe Castle and the railway the other way.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Woodbury during the week of stunning weather at the end of June. We were out in the garden every day. As a party of four adults (two couples) we like to have plenty of space, and this house had it by the bucketload. Beautifully presented, uncluttered, in a very quiet location, spotlessly clean and the extras that elevated the experience of staying from great to exceptional. Thank you Angela.

We all absolutely loved our week away and fell in love with the local area. There were many walks from the door we enjoyed during the week, The Kings Arms pub was truly 2 minutes walk away with an incredible pop-up kitchen called Roots in its garden - and not forgetting Swanage, Corfe Castle, Studland beach and Wareham.

Woodbury is definitely a house we’d love to come back to next year. And we’d all recommend it to friends and family without any hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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extremely nice house and well equipped with everything you would need. in a beautiful location with

  • 5 of 5

we all enjoyed our stay in Langton Matravers woth days out to Swanage.Wareham Corfe Castleand surrounding area

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We have had a lovely week in Langton Matravers. It is a great house which is very spacious.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very modern and spacious and easily accommodated 8 of us. All appliances to make an easy holiday. There is a lovely garden which the children enjoyed playing in. The house was spotlessly clean. Angela was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pleasant stay nice property

  • 5 of 5

Well thought out amenity . Good quality fittings and decor

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
King's Arms
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Purbeck Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
80 Metres
King's Arms
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75
Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.