Take in the views in the comfort of the spacious garden
Lounge with cosy woodburner
Spacious kitchen to cook up a delight
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
Enjoy an afternoon read in the conservatory
Peace and quiet whilst taking in the scenery
Play a game of tennis!
Meet some animals
1 / 11  Take in the views in the comfort of the spacious garden
2 / 11  Lounge with cosy woodburner
3 / 11  Spacious kitchen to cook up a delight
4 / 11  Double bedroom
5 / 11  Double bedroom
6 / 11  Single bedroom
7 / 11  Bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
8 / 11  Enjoy an afternoon read in the conservatory
9 / 11  Peace and quiet whilst taking in the scenery
10 / 11  Play a game of tennis!
11 / 11  Meet some animals

Afflington Manor Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Tennis Court
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Elegant cottage with three bedrooms with a spacious private garden
  • Stunning countryside views across the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset
  • Tennis court for playing with the family
  • Close to Corfe Castle, the Jurassic Coast, Swanage and the sandy peninsula of Studland
  • Public transport, general stores, public house and bakers within a short walk
  • Landscape gardens with lawn, patio area and garden furniture for dining alfresco
Property code: IC001

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors with this spacious and appealing cottage. With three bedrooms, it allows up to five guests to relax against a backdrop of spectacular rural views.

In the early part of the last century, the famous painter Augustus John regularly stayed at this cottage. It won’t take you long to see why. This Purbeck stone cottage stands in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by acres of farmland. Lace up your walking boots and follow the footpaths to some of the most charming little villages on the Isle of Purbeck, such as Corfe Castle, where you can take in the ruins of the eponymous castle and tuck in to some tasty cuisine from a selection of cafés and restaurants. The hallowed beauty of the Jurassic Coast is nearby, while the sandy beach and coastal resort of Swanage is an easy drive away.

The cottage is approached via private drive. Once inside you will find a spacious interior, recently renovated with lovely wooden floors and rugs on the ground floor. The lounge has two comfortable sofas, a pretty window seat, TV/DVD and a wood burner. The beautiful conservatory has a dining area for enjoying your evening meals. The fitted kitchen comes complete with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. On the ground floor you will encounter a charming single bedroom. A set of carpeted stairs leads to two beautiful double bedrooms with views across the fields. The bathroom, also on this floor, has a bath, separate shower and WC.

This semi-detached cottage has a spacious garden with a large lawn and patio area. There’s also outdoor furniture if you fancy dining al fresco. A small gate from the garden opens onto a path that crosses a small stream and leads you directly into the acres of fields, which is a mixture of arable land and grazing for cows, sheep and a small number of alpacas. There’s also a tennis court available by prior arrangement. You can park two cars in the private driveway, in full view of the cottage.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 double and 1 single (an additional single bed can be made up on request)
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Tennis court available by prior arrangement
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Sleeps 5+1 (an additional single bed can be made up on request)
  • Please be aware that this is a traditional cottage with low doorways
  • The 600 acres of fields include two unfenced ponds

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sara 6th March 2020

What a fantastic property! The pictures do not do this place justice. The grounds are stunning, the cottage itself is cute, cosy and fuss free. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset one evening, interacting with the chickens and sitting in front of the fire. I only wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy it all more! Perfect location in Dorset.

Reviewed by Jennifer 12th October 2019

the conservatory is the nicest part of the house, full of light, with good views of the bird feeders ( thank you Beth), and the opposite field, where we sometimes saw deer. The sofas and beds were comfortable. The kitchen equipment was good, but some sharp cooking knives would be a good idea for keen cooks. We love this house; this visit was our foRead moreurth. Hide

Reviewed by Vivien 7th September 2019

This cottage was perfect perfect location and everything you needed. Maybe an egg poacher . Weather was good which always make a holiday better but the couple of rainy we still found things to do. Would recommend Holme Garden Centre and Tyneham ghost village in the MOD site only open weekends.

Reviewed by Karen 31st August 2019

The cottage is in a wonderful location with squirrels, hare and deer on your doorstep . Very quiet with just the train whistles blowing in the distance and a short walk to watch the steam trains on their way to Corfe- Swanage

Reviewed by Jonathan 10th August 2019

Great cottage, especially for a family holiday. Superb location for walking and as a base for visiting local beaches and sights. Comfortable and well-equipped. Delightful and helpful owners nearby.

Reviewed by Cari 27th July 2019

A beautiful cottage, close to lots of lovely beaches. Plenty to do round about too... perfect for relaxing!

Reviewed by Valerie 29th June 2019

Fabulous location so relaxing and the owners were very helpful.Stunning views and sunsets were amazing ,a great garden for the children to play in .It was heaven getting back after a long day out and relaxing in a lovely cottage.

Reviewed by Chris 25th May 2019

Lovely Cottage with beautiful garden and amazing views over the country side, a very quiet and calming environment. Brilliant for the kids with country walks on the doorstep. Location was perfect for days out around Dorsets best attractions.

Reviewed by Angela 30th March 2019

Location exceptional.

Reviewed by A 9th March 2019

Comfortable, peaceful and very clean. Owners welcomed us on arrival. Welcome pack a lovely surprise, eggs in particular very tasty and a thoughtful gift.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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