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View towards cottage
Relax in front of the fire
Comfy lounge area
Spacious kitchen
Open plan living space
Dining area
Cook up a storm in this well equipped kitchen
Open plan kitchen/diner/lounge
Spacious king sized bedroom overlooking the garden
Modern family bathroom
Comfy double bedroom
Family bathroom
Bathroom
Single bedroom
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2 / 14  Relax in front of the fire
3 / 14  Comfy lounge area
4 / 14  Spacious kitchen
5 / 14  Open plan living space
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7 / 14  Cook up a storm in this well equipped kitchen
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9 / 14  Spacious king sized bedroom overlooking the garden
10 / 14  Modern family bathroom
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Hill View Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovingly renovated in 2017 this beautiful 18th century cottage is an ideal holiday home for exploring the Purbeck Hills
  • Ideal for guests wanting to enjoy spectacular coastlines and glorious beaches
  • A perfect base for keen walkers, cyclists, sightseers and nature-lovers
  • Visit Swanage, Kingston Lacey, Corfe Castle and Poole Harbour
  • Explore the stunning Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site
  • This lovely cottage is a perfect retreat surrounded by beautiful views
Property code: IC063

With views of the Purbeck Hills and dating back to the 18th century, this delightful holiday cottage is perfectly situated in a picturesque village in the heart of a popular walking and cycling area.

Settle into Dorset life at this exquisite stone holiday home for five in the village of Langton Matravers. Dating back to the 18th century, and with views out across the picturesque Isle of Purbeck, this three-bedroom cottage is the perfect retreat for anyone wishing to explore the Jurassic Coast, with its spectacular scenery. Take two delighted dogs to accompany you along footpaths through your magnificent surroundings.

 

Open the door on to this character home to find an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with flagstone floor and revealed stonework. Stoke up the wood burner (first basket of logs included); choose a game or watch SkyTV. Prepare meals in the modern kitchen, which has an electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer and integrated dishwasher, then lay the table close by. Find a handy washing machine, a downstairs WC and a drying area, with storage for coats and boots. Follow the stairs up to the bedrooms, all on the first floor. Find one has a king-size bed; another comes with a double and the final bedroom is a single. Take in the views of the garden or undulating countryside. An inflatable bed for two children can also be provided. Find a shower room with WC up here too. Look out towards Swanage Bay and the Isle of Wight from the enclosed, south-facing garden. Sizzle supper on the BBQ and peer through the glass over the covered well to watch the goldfish. Find storage for bicycles in the shed and parking for three cars on the drive.

 

Pack towels and costumes and head 3 miles into Swanage, with its sandy beach. Potter in the shops and dine out here too. Catch a steam train from the town to Corfe Castle, 5.5 miles away, to see the ruins, then return for an ice cream and a last swim in the sea before heading home.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 master double bedroom, 1 double, 1 single (plus a single inflatable bed for 2 children)
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer and integrated dishwasher
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included
  • SkyTV and DVD in lounge
  • Washing machine
  • Enclosed garden with patio
  • Garden furniture and BBQ
  • Bikes and outdoor equipment storage
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars in the gravel driveway
  • Fully renovated in 2017
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Please note that the lane to the cottage is unmade, so visitors should take care, especially in low profile vehicles
  • Please note that on the garden path there are changes in levels and uneven surfaces.
  • Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from and 26th October 2018 to 16th December 2018
  • Pub and shop within walking distance. 2.5 miles from Swanage
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 52 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kerry 22nd July 2022

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Cottage has everything you need. Secure garden for our dog and short walk to the pub. Had a wonderful holiday and will be returning.

Reviewed by Claire 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by T 10th June 2022

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Nice cottage in scenic location & short walk to good local pub.

Reviewed by Jennie 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by John 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Paul 6th May 2022

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Consistently great cottage. Third time we have stayed and remains one of the best and most comfortable, well equipped properties we have stayed in over many years. Properly dog-friendly and very friendly owners live next door.

Reviewed by Joy 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Laura 15th April 2022

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Stayed over Easter with our two children and dog, the property was lovely- comfy beds, plenty of kitchen space, excellent WiFi and gorgeous views from the garden over to the Isle of Wight. There is so much to do in the surrounding area, Swanage, Durlston Country Park, Corfe Castle, Blue Pool, Studland..plus great walks from the cottage down DancingRead more ledge etc.. friendly local pub that also acts as a village store in the daytime for essentials... we have already booked to come back in 2023 :) Hide

Reviewed by C 8th April 2022

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Excellent property in a wonderful location. Perfect for walks along the coast and exploring the local area. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Adrian 1st April 2022

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Reviewed by Claire 25th March 2022

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Lovely cottage in a quiet area , as good as it was 4 years ago - well maintained and very comfortable - mind you the lane hasnt improved so take heed about the potholes .

Reviewed by Deborah 11th March 2022

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Perfect cottage in an excellent location for exploring the Isle of Purbeck. Clean comfortable and welcoming.

Reviewed by Liz 18th February 2022

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We had a great week at Hillview, the quiet village location was perfect with local deli and good pub 5 minutes away. The cottage was comfy and we all settled in straight away. Owners really helpful but unintrusive. Garden was perfect for our spaniel to play, catch the sea breeze and watch the birds.

Reviewed by Phil 11th February 2022

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Excellent Cottage! Road leading to it has a few pot holes so slowly slowly as you go to get to it but Cottage is lovely and very comfy!

Reviewed by Clive 4th February 2022

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What a great cottage , very comfortable and welcoming. There was everything you need in the kitchen , although we did not use the log burner, there was a good supply logs if required. We will certainly be coming again.

Reviewed by Kimberley 28th January 2022

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Loved this cottage, the location is fantastic and lots to do in the local area.

Reviewed by Sarah 21st January 2022

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Reviewed by Ruth 17th January 2022

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Reviewed by Zoe 9th January 2022

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Great cottage - fabulous location and attentive, kind hosts.

Reviewed by Samantha 29th December 2021

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Warm and comfortable Cottage with lovely views and wonderful walks straight from the door. Friendly owner. We hope to be back soon.

Reviewed by V O 22nd December 2021

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Reviewed by Carl 3rd December 2021

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Fantastic cottage , spotlessly clean Great location , perfect for dog walkers Big fridge , plenty of cooking utensils - all of top quality , very comfortable beds Perfect

Reviewed by Melanie 29th November 2021

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Reviewed by Patricia 19th November 2021

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Frequent visitors to the area but our first stay in Hill View Cottage. It will not be our last! Cottage was clean, comfy, well equipped. Welcome basket much appreciated. Utility area is a bonus for walkers with wet gear. Typically we had a dry, sunny week! Good central location. Walks from the door or within 5-10 minutes drive. Local pub cosy with Read morepub grub menu plus small deli. A slight technical hitch on arrival was sorted immediately to our satisfaction by the excellent, friendly owners. Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 12th November 2021

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Spent a wonderful long weekend at Hill View Cottage. Cosy well equipped cottage and peaceful, picturesque surroundings. Lovely walks nearby. Swanage beach 5 minute drive. Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Kelly 1st November 2021

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Hill View Cottage is an absolute gem. Its a warm and inviting cottage - the unexpected welcome basket of goodies was a lovely touch. Perfectly clean and well equipped, it is also extremely comfortable and dog-friendly. Its a wonderful base to explore the gorgeous Dorset coast. We had a wonderful time and hope to return.

Reviewed by Linda 29th October 2021

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Wonderful cottage, great location and very well equipped

Reviewed by Josie 22nd October 2021

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Owners left a very generous hamper of wine, chocolates, biscuits and crisps (all top quality). They also gave us enough fire wood for the week and made themselves available if we needed anything. Lovely cottage, comfy beds, great kitchen and perfect position fir walks and good pubs. Perfect fir our Autumn break, thank you!

Reviewed by Natasha 17th October 2021

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A fabulous, very well equipped cottage just five minutes walk from the village shop & pub. The best thing about the cottage is the wonderful views of the hills from the rear of the property and from the front garden you can see the sea and even the Isle of Wight on a clear day. There lots of spectacular coastal walks which are easily accessible froRead morem the cottage. There is plenty of space to park two cars. We would highly recommend a stay! Hide

Reviewed by Alan 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 10th September 2021

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The perfect getaway for peace, quiet and relaxation. Hill View Cottage is very comfortable and extremely well equipped - also, when it says Dog Friendly - it really is dog friendly - the enclosed garden is perfect. The ultimate complement is - if I wished to have a second home - this would be it. As to location, Langton Matravers is perfectly placeRead mored for exploring or simply walking straight out of the front door. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 3rd September 2021

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A lovely cottage in an absolutely stunning setting with breathtaking views upstairs. All conveniences catered for and a very tastefully decorated and calming environment to be in. The shower could use some more pressure and I was saddened to realise that the rear garden belonged to a neighbouring property, but these were small prices to pay for an Read moreotherwise lovely stay. Hide

Reviewed by Clare 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by Mark 2nd July 2021

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A real home from home. The owner was very welcoming, even ringing us as we left home, asking if we had any specific needs. The main attraction for us was the location, with stunning views and off lead walks for our dogs from the door. Both the pub and shop are within a five minute walk across the fields and the pub does good food and serves you quiRead moreckly, not the case everywhere at the moment.. You can walk to the coastal path from the cottage and there are innumerable footpaths nearby.. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 4th June 2021

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Marvellous location, comfortable and well equipped cottage, greeted by a nice welcome basket!

Reviewed by Vicky 28th May 2021

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Lovely well equipped cottage, in a great location for exploring the Purbeck peninsular. Great Sandy beaches at Swanage and Studland and a good base for walking.

Reviewed by Susan 14th May 2021

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This is a delightful cottage, warm, cosy and comfortable with all that you could need provided. Quality bedding which is so nice. There was a lovely welcome basket for us on our arrival, which was a lovely touch, as well as a welcome from the owners The cottage is in easy access to some lovely walks, and only a short drive to Swanage beach and the Read morewonderful Studland beach. We hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 7th May 2021

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Great cottage in wonderful location.

Reviewed by Stephen 30th April 2021

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Lovely cottage in a great location, cant wait to return.

Reviewed by Jennie 23rd April 2021

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Lovely quiet cottage, perfect location for visiting Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door etc. Plenty of walks straight from the cottage down to the Coast path, with no need to take the car.

Reviewed by Alison 16th April 2021

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This is a lovely cottage in a peaceful situation with a view over the hills. We enjoyed our stay there immensely.

Reviewed by Rebecca 12th April 2021

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Brilliantly kitted out and lovingly restored property . Beautiful setting and great access to loads of places within 15-30MINS including the beaches . We will return!

Reviewed by Jennifer Lynn 22nd December 2020

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Everything was just perfect.

Reviewed by Stephen 30th October 2020

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Definitely!

Reviewed by Helen 23rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Teresa 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Janene 2nd October 2020

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Hill.View is a very comfortable cottage. Warm and well equipped. Perfect for walking

Reviewed by Alan 25th September 2020

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Enjoyed our stay This is our third time at this property Enjoyed the peace and quiet

Reviewed by Marie 18th September 2020

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A cottage that was stylish and comfortable. It was pet friendly and was located well for rural walks. The owners provided a lovely welcome pack and they were helpful and friendly. Certainly recommended.

Reviewed by Paul 11th September 2020

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A very special holiday cottage - properly dog friendly (very safe garden); very high quality finish internally and externally, beautiful location - very peaceful and relaxing. Friendly owners live next door and are there if you need them. Over the last 40 years, this is probably one of the best UK cottages we have ever stayed in - yes, that good anRead mored we shall certainly go back. Hide

Reviewed by Terry 4th September 2020

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet location. We were made very welcome by the owners, who live next door, and were surprised and pleased with the welcome hamper. The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable and there is a lovely view of the sea from the front garden. The local post office and pub are less than a 5 minutes walk away and SwanagRead moree is 15 minutes away. The lane leading to the cottage is very rutted, but if you drive slowly it is fine. No rear garden but this was no problem. Hide

Reviewed by Daniel 29th August 2020

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First holiday with our 10 month old post lockdown! Perfect property for a family (Mum, Dad, Baby and Grandma), spacious bedrooms, well laid out open plan ground floor and a well equipped kitchen. Located in a lovely village with amazing views and only a five minute drive from the sea front. Already looking forward to returning next year!

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View towards cottage
Relax in front of the fire
Comfy lounge area
Spacious kitchen
Open plan living space
Dining area
Cook up a storm in this well equipped kitchen
Open plan kitchen/diner/lounge
Spacious king sized bedroom overlooking the garden
Modern family bathroom
Comfy double bedroom
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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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