Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Large 3 bedroom 1st Floor Apartment in a quaint Purbeck Stone Cottage.

Bedrooms 3
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in stone cottage Nr Swanage 3 miles from Historic Corfe Castle 1.5km to the Jurassic coastal path, great for families and rambers.

The picturesque village of Langton Matravers is located approximately 3 miles from historic Corfe Castle and 1.5 miles from the seaside town and beaches of Swanage. This is known as the gateway to the Jurassic coast - popular not only for fossil hunting, but also for coastal and cliff top walks with stunning scenery and views you'll remember for a lifetime.

The vast, sandy beaches and dunes of Studland Bay are about 5 miles away, and food lovers can sample fine dining at the well-known 'Pig On The Beach' there. Excellent seafood is on offer at 'Shell Bay' restaurant, whilst a short ferry ride away lies the world renowned Sandbanks, home of the rich and famous, too. There, you can sample delights such as Rick Steins Sandbanks restaurant, activities like windsurfing and paddle boarding sessions, and of course, legendary Dorset hospitality! From Sandbanks, it's possible to get a boat ride over to Brownsea Island, the National Trusts' gem within Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world (Sydney being the largest). On the island, you'll feel like you've escaped from the rat race, as you discover a wealth of unspoilt nature, including red squirrels and deer, woodlands, stunning harbour vistas and all the history that goes alongside this wonderful oasis of tranquility.

Langton Matravers has easy access to country and clifftop walks - taking you to destinations including: Durlston Country Park, Dancing Ledge, Seacombe, Winspit, with its famous caves.

Also nearby, is Worth Matravers, where you'll find an 18th century pub, The Square and Compass - built in 1776, it's complete with its own fossil museum and yearly pumpkin festival, as well as serving traditional real, English ales, straight from the barrel. The pub, with its incredibly far-reaching, panoramic sea views has been voted one of the best 5 pubs in Britain! A family friendly spot that's well worth a visit.

Langton Matravers offers a local shop, post office and bakery as well as the Kings Arms pub, village church and Putlake Adventure Farm, which younger visitors are sure to enjoy.

All are within easy walking distance from the cottage.

If you love beaches, then Swanage has a lot to offer in this department with its 'Blue Flag' rating, along with a characterful, friendly, town centre. The beach is life-guarded during seasonally busy periods, and has traditional entertainment such as Punch and Judy shows on the beach, fishing and boat trips as well as fish and chips aplenty!

In addition to its fabulous beaches and seaside atmosphere, at the end of July and into the beginning of August, Swanage also boasts its major annual carnival; the largest in the South. Access to the town is easy by car, bus, or even by foot, being only about 2 miles away.

All in all, the immediate area has lots to offer - and further afield, the likes of The Tank Museum and Monkey World are within about 30 minutes drive, near Wool.

We hope you enjoy your stay with us here - we appreciate there's lots to cram in to your break, so we look forward to seeing you return time and again!

More Details

Nicky Hunter
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About Nicky Hunter

We spent so many years coming on holiday to this wonderful area of Dorset with my family that we decided to move here 14 years ago. We have never looked back. We love it here - there is so much to see and do, and it's all right on our doorstep!

We are still exploring and discovering new areas and points of interest each week; we hope you enjoy Dorset as much as we continue to.

Why Nicky Hunter chose Langton Matravers

We chose this for its character and location - it's ideally situated for access to all the features that make the area what it is today, and offers sensibly laid out, well presented accommodation, for up to four.

What makes this apartment unique

Flexibility is the key feature here, and the cottage can be arranged to suit your needs - whether you want single, joint or family accommodation.

An allocated, off-street parking bay is provided for your exclusive use, next to your accomodation.

The cottage's central location gives good access to the areas' many attractions, from rambling/hiking to sightseeing and exploring further afield, you'll find it convenient, and easy to access your 'home from home' during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely warm, clean an tidy flat with beautiful local walks and incredible coastline. We will be returning. Mr and Mrs Robertson, Reading.

We had a great holiday and your apartment was a great base, our children loved Studland Bay and Corfe Castle.

Thank you, Groves Family.

We picked an incredible week, the Swanage Carnival was amazing, our boys where fully entertained all week.

Great flat. Regards, Anna Tabb.
Feb 2010
  • 1 of 1


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Property must be left as found
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Newly fitted shower and cubicle, basin and WC, wood floor and Washing machine.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: large double bedroom with cot, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers and ample storage space. Bedroom 2: single bed, built in wardrobe and drawers. Bedroom 3: single bed built in wardrobe and bedside table.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The Property has newly installed central heating. Kitchen fitted May 2014. For families with small children a highchair, stairgate, baby bath, changing mat and bed guard are also provided. The property is cleaned between lets. Other: 1 allocated parking space at the rear of property.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

66% Complete
33% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Large 3 bedroom 1st Floor Apartment in a quaint Purbeck Stone Cottage.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews

Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

we had a week in this lovely apartment, lots of room for a family of four. In a great position easy to get to the coast and beaches. Lovely walks from the doorstep, would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your lovely comments it really is a hidden gem with so much to see and do! Nicky
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very Well Equipped Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family had a really lovely holiday. Everything we needed was provided. With the hot weather the two fans provided were life savers. The children had plenty of play toys and board games. The beds were very comfortable. The neighbours were very friendly. Car parking space provided. The welcome gift of a box of tea bags and breakfast items was very thoughtful as was the washing machine and dishwasher tablets.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

We had an amazing time fabulous area great weather

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage in a great area accessible to several different locations around Dorset and beyond if required

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect roomy and well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was so well equipped and comfortable for our family of four. It was a fantastic base for exploring Purbeck and Studland. The village has a good post office shop a pub and Putlake farm. A short walk (approx 1 mile) from the coastal path at Dancing Ledge.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Perfect holiday flat

  • 4 of 5

Great little flat, although plenty of room for family with 3 teenagers. Very well furnished and equipped. Just over the road from the path up to the coastal path. Great for walks. Nice village, not too busy, good shop and 2-3 nice pubs with great food. Easy access to Swanage and surrounding area. We would definitely use again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


  • 4 of 5

We were really surprised how big this apartment was, our daughter and son had their own rooms and the main bedroom was really spacious even with a cot. The owners have really thought about everything and its so well equipped with whatever you need. We stayed for two weeks and if you have children this is perfect. Its clean and tidy and the bathroom is a nice size, we didnt feel like we were on top of each other and although the kitchen is small it was perfect for hubby to do the holiday cooking (bliss). The location is perfect, Swanage is lovely only five mins away and Studlands has an amazing beach, there is so much to do and see. Corfe Castle, The Blue Pool, Lulworth Cove and lots more. We didnt have great weather but we had a lovely time, thankyou. We didnt want to go home and would definately recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bournemouth AIRPORT
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Kings Arms pub
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Poole Harbour
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Purbeck Golf club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Worth Tea Rooms
Nearest Beach
2 Miles

Special interest holidays:

The apartment is situated ideally for all local beaches and for accessing all the many local coastal and country walks. Studland Horse Riding stables offer fantastic beach rides where you can go into the sea. Forest and heathland rides and not to mention Old Harry Rock with amazing elevated 360 degree views all on horse back!!


1 mile walk to the Jurassic coastal path starting at Dancing Ledge. 20 mins.

1.5 miles to Swanage beaches, 5 min drive.

3 miles to Studland Bay, 10/15 min drive.

3 miles to Corfe Castle, 10 min drive.


1.5 miles to Swanage and 3 miles to Corfe Castle.

7 miles to Wareham.

30 minute drive to Poole and Bournemouth.

30 min drive to Bovington Tank Museum.

30 min drive to Monkey World.

50 min drive to Dorchester

Further Details:

Langton Matravers has 2 local pubs which serve good food, a play park, a church and local shop/post office which stock fresh bread and local meat etc. A village Hall, scout hut and new Primary School. The nearest supermarket is just outside the village about a 3 min drive, where you will find a good fish and chip shop too.

Putlake Adventure Farm is a 5 minute walk away, it has an indoor play zone for wet days and lots of animals to feed and handle, to keep the kids busy, tractor rides and lots more.

Swanage which is a 5 min drive has many shops, 2 supermarkets, banks, restaurants, cafe`s, and the famous Chococo! The town is small but can be quite a busy depending on when you go.There are 2 indoor swimming pools.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Langton Matravers, Dorset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October half-term
20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit is required with your booking. The deposit is returnable, providing the accommodation is left in the condition in which you find it at the commencement of your booking. (please see below for more details)
The balance of payment is due 8 weeks prior to booking. Guests are required to leave the apartment clean and tidy. All lettings commence at 3.00pm and terminate at 11am. Upon final payment, details of key collection and other details will be sent to you.
No pets allowed.
Strictly No smoking.
We want you to enjoy your stay. Do please let us know immediately if there is anything amiss, so that we can correct it for you as soon as possible.
Any damage or breakages must be reported, and the accommodation should be left in the condition in which you find it at the commencement of your booking.
Replacement of items, additional cleaning costs or repair of properties/damaged items will be deducted from security deposit.
Changeover Day:
Lettings run Saturday to Saturday.
Lettings commence at 3pm and terminate at 11am.
There is an option for minimum 3 night stays out of season. Please get in contact for more details.
Linen is provided, but not towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question

You might like these similar holiday rentals