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

Langton Matravers is one of those quintessential Dorset villages, all pretty stone cottages and welcoming locals. It’s just a short stomp from your cottage to the dramatic coastal scenery of the Dancing Ledges. Feeling adventurous, stop for a dip in the manmade pool that’s carved into the rocks or follow the gorgeous coast path to the sprawling golden sands at Swanage. Snake westwards along the paths from Dancing Ledges to the pretty coastal villages of Worth Matravers and Kimmeridge. At the end of a busy day exploring, you’ll find two pubs just a short walk from the property to relax with a cold pint and some hearty food.

One of the most charming things about this cottage is the traditional features. The exposed beams and imposing stone fireplace lend a distinctly cosy feel to the cottage. On the ground floor there’s a huge lounge that extends the full width of the cottage with comfortable sofas and chairs. It’s perfect for gathering around the TV with your nearest and dearest for a relaxing evening in, wood burner gently crackling in the background. Fancy a bite to eat, the kitchen is lovely and contains everything you need to prepare a feast, an electric oven, gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer. A set of stairs leads to the first three bedrooms, two doubles and one twin. On this level there’s a tiled bathroom with bath and WC, as well as a shower room with shower and WC. A further set of stairs leads to a large double bedroom with en-suite shower room with shower and WC. A single bed is available if you would like to turn this bedroom into a triple.

This cottage also benefits from an enclosed courtyard-style garden at the rear of the property. There’s a BBQ and plenty of garden furniture if you fancy dining al fresco while the sun’s out. At the front of the cottage there’s a small terrace with stone seats, ideal for an evening drink. As for parking, it is possible to park 1 car behind the cottage and there’s always plenty of space on the quiet road at the front of the property.

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

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Leigh 28th February 2020

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

Reviewed by Richard 15th February 2020

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

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

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

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

Great for large family groups

Reviewed by Peter 4th October 2019

Bakery Cottage in Langton Maltravers is a large property which needs some love! If you love old well used furniture, furnishings and bed linen, cobwebs and traffic noise then this is for you.The dining room is miserable and dark. Parking is a nightmare and the only available parking space virtually un-useable! There is however good access to the coRead moreastal path for walking Hide

Reviewed by Alan 21st September 2019

The owner runs a business in Swanage and stores goods in a large shed at the rear of the cottage. This restricts parking to one car for potentially 9 people. Off street parking is very limited.

Reviewed by John 20th July 2019

Overall not good value for money. The property needs an overall and, sleeping none the should be off road parking for more than one vehicle. Location is its saving grace but I would not recommend it to other family groups.

Reviewed by Richard 9th February 2019

We had a great week and the cottage was overall great. Although i have made a couple of observations these in no way affected our stay. We had a great time. Thankyou and will will book again in the future.

Reviewed by Katie 29th December 2018

Returned from a 5 night New Year trip and had a great time! The cottage is really spacious - we had two families and another adult single with us and there was plenty of room and bathrooms. The decor and furnishings are very traditional but all in working order and comfortable. The location of the cottage is brilliant for exploring a beautiful partRead more of Dorset. Just be mindful that the cottage has no WiFi! Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 22nd December 2018

A very spacious yet lovely and warm cottage and very well equipped. We felt very welcomed when we got there for the Christmas week to find that the owners had put a tree up and lights all-round the cottage making it feel very festive. A nice touch, but also left us a Christmas card and a dozen minced pies. Overall very pleased with the Bakery CottaRead morege, lots of places to go walking and site seeing. Hide

Reviewed by Terri 3rd November 2018

Really well situated with easy access to many towns. Close to the coast with plenty of walks nearby. Very comfortable and plenty of space for all our guests (five adults and two dogs). The men loved the pub directly across the road!

Reviewed by Granville 6th October 2018

Cosy yet spacious. Good location in a nice village with easy access to walks both along the coast and inland from the cottage. Good traditional pub just 50m away. Good sized and fenced off rear patio area - dog proof. Single off road parking space a bit awkward for large cars.

Reviewed by Frances 22nd September 2018

Very handy for shop/ post office,pub and bus stop

Reviewed by Nichola 8th September 2018

Great size Great layout Well equipped kitchen & BBQ items

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Cosey lounge with wood burner
Relax with the family
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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