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Cosey lounge with wood burner
Relax with the family
Lounge
Kitchen
Enjoy dinner in the garden
Double bedroom
Second double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Third double bedroom
Enjoy a bubble bath
Shower room
Bathroom
Shower room
View of the property
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8 / 14  Twin bedroom
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The Bakery Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stately, stone cottage just a short walk to the epic coastal scenery of the Dancing Ledges
  • Located in the charming village of Langton Matravers
  • Enclosed courtyard with BBQ and garden furniture
  • Just a short drive to the eponymous ruins of Corfe Castle and the sandy beach at Swanage
Property code: IC137

Wonderful walks, spectacular countryside and two pubs within a short walk, this commanding cottage is perfectly placed for up to nine guests to unwind in the charming village of Langton Matravers.

Fantastically positioned close to the golden sands at Swanage and the South West Coast Path (2.5 miles), this classic home is perfect for those who love exploring the great outdoors. Sleeping nine across four bedrooms, with two canine companions welcome to join you, spend sociable times in the large lounge after adventuring and stick chasing the day away.

Rustic, country charm flows throughout the cottage in the form of exposed beams, pretty floral patterns and the traditional fireplace. With lots of seating and space, the lounge is a great place to gather for a tipple or a board game, or to snuggle in front of the wood burner with a book. Also with ample room is the kitchen, with all you need to cook up a storm and a three-course feast for nine hungry mouths, designate your chef and leave them to rustle up delicious flavours. Dine inside or out and enjoy sundowner tipples in the courtyard, an enclosed space which is handy for your four-legged friends. Sitting over the first and second floors are the four welcoming bedrooms. When it’s time to say goodnight, head upstairs to rest your head and rise and shine feeling rejuvenated and refreshed ready for the day’s explorations. The second-floor double has an additional single bed, great for families, and is also treated to an en-suite. There is off-road parking or one car and further parking available on the road outside.

Sitting in the quintessentially Dorset village of Langton Matravers, head to one of the local pubs for a night off from the kitchen and stock up on goodies with ease. For a fun-filled, family day out, head to the nearest beach at Swanage (2.5 miles) and splash in the sea, bask in the sun and build sandcastles to your heart’s content. Dogs are restricted at Swanage Beach during summer months but neighbouring Monkey Beach welcomes then all year round. From Swanage, hop on the South West Coast Path or onto the Purbeck Ridgeway, a 9-mile trail which leads to the gorgeous remains of Corfe Castle.

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.

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 double with additional single bed and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric and central included
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Pets welcome
  • Two pubs within a short walk of your cottage
  • Beach within 5 miles and shop and pub within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • No internet

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Janet 2nd October 2021

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I feel it is not the guests fault that someone needs access there is more than enough room for cars. We didn't see anyone come all week whilst we were there. The property is in a perfect spot for visiting Purbeck so small issues can be forgiven. It needs a good cobwebbing and I would get rid of the faded plastic flowers they are full of dust and thRead moree cottage doesn't need them.On the plus side it is warm and good quality bedding is provided its old fashioned but in a perfect spot Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 25th September 2021

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Had a lovely stay at the cottage - great location, plenty of space for 2-3 families :-)

Reviewed by Lindsey 11th September 2021

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Lovely period cottage in a great location, providing plenty of room and a comfortable space for a three generation family and dog. Such a shame that it is so run down with broken appliances and very old, clean but washed out bedding. With some updating, this cottage could be of a high standard. Very good location opposite a welcoming pub with greatRead more food and a lovely small delicatessen shop. Good bus service from outside the cottage and easy access to lovely walks. Hide

Reviewed by Beth 14th August 2021

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Such a lovely time spent at the cottage, it was used as a base for 3 families including a toddler and a dog. The rooms where very comfortable the house was clean and well presented on arrival. We used the Kings Arms for dinner on a number of occasions over the road, and enjoyed walks near by. The play farm down from the cottage was handy for the toRead moreddler, and the short drive to the Beaches and local attractions was all we needed. Thank you for opening your home for a wonderful stay. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 31st July 2021

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This is a cottage with real potential but is in need of updating and cleaning. There is parking for only one car as specified by the owner, although the driveway is big enough for 3 cars....it is so that the owner can have access to his garage (as we found out when he asked us to move car accross) this is a prppery sleeps 9 with one parking space??Read more?? we paid over 2k for the week. There is no Wi-Fi and general phone signal is very poor. Location itself very good. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 24th July 2021

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A great place for 3 families. We had a great holiday. Only negative is a lack of WiFi.

Reviewed by Keren 17th July 2021

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Perfect location for all ages - we ranged from 15 to 76 and all had a blast! No need to drive anywhere when the weather is good as there is a bus stop right outside the door and a pub for when it rains!

Reviewed by Ann 10th July 2021

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Reviewed by Colin 12th June 2021

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An excellent holiday in a lovely location and in a very comfortable accommodation. Excellent food in pub opposite.

Reviewed by Colin 22nd May 2021

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Superb cottage, ideally situated for things to do around the area, the cottage has everything you need for a very comfortable stay, would not hesitate to return here.

Reviewed by Dean 16th May 2021

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Perfect for a family great location. Pub opposite was great, bus stops on the doorstep to swanage was perfect. I would definitely return to this house

Reviewed by Ian 24th April 2021

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The cottage is well positioned in a village full of footpaths in all directions. A deli in the pub and the village shop/post office was open in the mornings on our visit (end of April). There is an hourly bus service during the day, bus stop just yards away. Parking needs a little skill and a helper to get safely out onto the road. There was only tRead morehe 2 of us so we found it very comfortable. With a full house the creaky floorboards could be a bit irritating. The kitchen is well equipped. Hide

Reviewed by Sian 3rd November 2020

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The cottage is in a great location, wonderful walks and gorgeous beaches close by.

Reviewed by Joanne 17th October 2020

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The cottage has all the creature comforts needed for an enjoyable stay in a beautiful village, a short drive from Swanage and the ferry over to Poole.

Reviewed by Simon 3rd October 2020

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We liked the house, bit tired but nice. Please be aware of the one parking space for a potential nine people. I would not recommend a stay at this property, purely because of the attitude of the owner. When we complained about having no back door or drive due to scaffolding that was meant to last 3 days but lasted 13. He showed no interest except tRead moreo comment "I often have to park up the road " and felt 3 days compensation originally agreed, was still valid even though the disruption had extended. Hide

Reviewed by John 26th September 2020

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The cottage was lovely and spacious. All three bathrooms were substantial. The location of the cottage was ideal for visiting many of the lovely beaches of Dorset and a bonus was a village pub within one hundred yards.

Reviewed by Sally 19th September 2020

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Some would describe the cottage as tired but we found it spacious, clean, comfortable and well equipped. We had a lovely week and the location meant we could visit lots of places. Next time we will bring our doggies.

Reviewed by Lisa 12th September 2020

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Traditional Cottage, old world charm, a nice ambiance and with decent appliances. Nice village close to many places to go and visit and walks on the doorstep. On a main road but the rear patio garden was private and pleasant.

Reviewed by Catherine 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by Rachel 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by Natasha 18th July 2020

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The Bakery offers an excellent location in the village, almost directly opposite the shop and pub and the property is very spacious inside. As other reviewers have commented the interior is very dated and it could do with a bit of a makeover, but the kitchen was well equipped and everything was functional and well maintained. There is parking for oRead morene car only, but there is plenty of parking on the road in the village. We enjoyed our stay here! Hide

Reviewed by Sheila 4th July 2020

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This property needs serious attention. It is not 4 Star. Very run down, dirty, in need of proper maintenance and upgrading, bedding although clean, ancient. Not enough outside chairs for 8-9 people as advertised. Parking a real pain. Needs two parking spaces on site. No internet. Its in a great location, so it could be very good, however, as it is,Read more I could not in all conscience recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Leigh 28th February 2020

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Great property, great pub opposite, fantastic walks on the door step. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Richard 15th February 2020

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Another great stay, this cottage is very well equipped, warm, cosy and perfectly situated. Our second stay at The Bakery and would recommend as an excellent dog friendly spot in the Purbecks.

Reviewed by Jodie 10th January 2020

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Bakery cottage was just perfect for what we wanted, brilliant location, plenty of space for 8 girls and a dog, parking wasnt an issue and we had 4 cars between us, there was plenty of space on the road outside! The house was very clean and looked lovely inside with lovely furniture, it has a handy enclosed garden so we could let the dog out for a wRead moreee without him being on a lead. I visit the area often (as it it one of my favourite places) with the most gorgeous coastal walks. Everyone loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Dave 6th January 2020

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We had an enjoyable stay. The beds are comfortable, the lounge spacious and the kitchen is well equipped. Limited parking was a challenge

Reviewed by Jane 8th November 2019

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We had a great weekend break at the bakery cottage near Swanage. It was a great space for all the family to get together. The cottage is spacious and well equiped for large groups. Location is good for Swanage and locally there are pubs and a local shop.

Reviewed by Mrs 19th October 2019

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Great for large family groups

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Cosey lounge with wood burner
Relax with the family
Lounge
Kitchen
Enjoy dinner in the garden
Double bedroom
Second double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Third double bedroom
Enjoy a bubble bath
Shower room
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Location

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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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