Takes in the views
Lounge with woodburner for cooler evenings
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Large bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
Bright and airy conservatory
Peace and quiet with lovely views
Play a game of tennis!
Meet the animals
1 / 10  Takes in the views
2 / 10  Lounge with woodburner for cooler evenings
3 / 10  Kitchen
4 / 10  Double bedroom
5 / 10  Twin bedroom
6 / 10  Large bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
7 / 10  Bright and airy conservatory
8 / 10  Peace and quiet with lovely views
9 / 10  Play a game of tennis!
10 / 10  Meet the animals

Afflington Manor Lodge

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
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

  • Stone cottage in coastal Dorset with three restful bedrooms to sleep five guests
  • Elegant private garden with lawn, patio area and outdoor furniture for dining al fresco
  • Stunning countryside views includes lakes in the grounds
  • Tennis court ideal for playing with the family
  • Close to Corfe Castle, the Jurassic Coast, the coastal resort of Swanage and Studland
  • Bus service within a short walk, village stores and pub within an easy drive
Property code: IC002

Get close to Mother Nature in this characterful, stone cottage on the outskirts of Corfe Castle. Up to five guests can relax against a backdrop of a beautiful garden, lakes and spectacular countryside.

You don’t always get the chance to stay in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. But that’s not the only thing that makes this lovely stone cottage special. It’s just a short walk through the countryside to the charismatic village of Corfe Castle. Explore the dramatic ruins of the eponymous castle before recharging the batteries with some tasty local produce in one of the village’s pretty cafés or pubs. The villages of Langton Matravers, Worth Matravers and Kingston are also within walking distance, and very pretty walks they are too. You are also just a short drive from the spectacular coastal scenery of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the sandy beach of Swanage.

The stone cottage is semi-detached and dates back over 200 years. It’s lovely and secluded, with incredible views of the surrounding countryside. The wonderfully inviting lounge has comfortable sofas, a wood burner for those chilly evenings and a TV/DVD. You will find a heated conservatory with a dining area against a backdrop of stunning countryside views. The fabulous fitted kitchen is complete with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer. On the ground floor is a large bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC. Upstairs you can expect three pretty bedrooms, one double, one twin and one single, each with garden views.

This lovely stone cottage stands in the grounds of Afflington Manor, surrounded by beautiful farmland that’s home to alpacas, cows and sheep. The lakes in the grounds attract a great deal of bird life, so don’t be surprised if ducks and herons come to say hello. Double doors open from the conservatory directly into the pretty garden. There’s a large lawn and outdoor furniture for al fresco dining. Keen to explore? Open the gate and follow the footpath across a small stream to the acres of fields. Or get the blood pumping with a game of tennis on the AstroTurf court which is available to be booked by prior arrangement with owner. There’s private parking outside the cottage with space for two cars.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Astro-turf tennis court (to be booked by prior arrangement with owner)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • 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 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ella 15th February 2020

We stayed in the winter and it was a very cosy cottage with a lovely log burner. Excellent large TV for watching movies and the conservatory was wonderfully bright with great views. Very welcoming hosts .

Reviewed by Raluca 1st February 2020

Such a nice property with very friendly owners, you've got everything you need in the house, you just need to buy your own food. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine in the fridge, biscuits and free range eggs from the farm which were all amazing and such a nice gesture. The only 'criticism " if I can call it that is that it took a whole day to wRead morearm the house as it was freezing inside but leaving that aside I would definitely recommend and return. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 28th September 2019

Excellent location close to Corfe Castle and Jurassic Coast. Lovely views from the property. Quiet and relaxing. Conservatory is a bonus as it makes the living accommodation feel so spacious.

Reviewed by Adam 21st September 2019

We loved it. The location was great. The owners were very welcoming. We introduced our little boy to some farm animals and made great memories. We will definitely be going back. It was very peaceful. Highly recommend pictures dont do it justice

Reviewed by Robert 7th September 2019

A very comfortable and well appointed holiday home set in a lovely and tranquil location. Well positioned for the surrounding holiday destinations.

Reviewed by Angela 18th May 2019

ideal location within easy reach of many places of interest. Nicely secluded. But we would prefer if adjoining cottage did not share part of garden.

Reviewed by Colin 30th March 2019

Great cottage, very helpful owners, great location.

Reviewed by Malcolm 23rd March 2019

Very comfortable cottage in quiet location. Lovely garden to sit in and watch the wildlife. Are walks directly from cottage, and can walk across the fields to Corfe Castle in 30-40 mins. Lots to do in the surrounding area.

Reviewed by Jenny 23rd February 2019

A good location in the middle of Isle of Purbeck within easy reach of beaches and nearby towns. The cottage was comfortable, warm, nicely decorated and lovely views from the conservatory over the hills.

Reviewed by Stuart 20th October 2018

The lodge had everything we wanted and the owners were most welcoming, but not intrusive. The children loved feeding the chickens and collecting some eggs for breakfast. Not far from Corfe Castle, near enough to walk to the nearest pub. Lots of interesting places to visit nearby. We had a great time and thoroughly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Joan 15th October 2018

Friend and I booked cottage for a quilt retreat. It was perfect the owners provided a few extras for us. Very peaceful, beautiful location. From the welcome pack of eggs, wine and cookies to the day we left we felt comfortable, we even went down and visited the chickens who laid the eggs.

Reviewed by Katie 29th September 2018

Very warm, cosy and exceptionally quiet cottage with beautiful views across the fields and with footpaths leading to neighbouring villages including Corfe Castle and Kingston. Well equipped with comfortable living room,bedrooms and modern kitchen and bright and airy conservatory with under floor hearing, dining table and sofa. It was a pleasure to Read morecome back from trips out every day. Such a sense of tranquility. Loved the goodies left for us, & the farm eggs were delicious. Thank you! Hide

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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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