View towards cottage
Unwind infront of the fire
Double bedroom with far-reaching sea views
Cosy twin room in converted attic
Ground floor single bedroom
1 / 6  View towards cottage
2 / 6  Unwind infront of the fire
3 / 6  Kitchen/diner
4 / 6  Double bedroom with far-reaching sea views
5 / 6  Cosy twin room in converted attic
6 / 6  Ground floor single bedroom

Willow Cottage - Langton Matravers

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England rating: 3 stars
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Traditional three-storey stone cottage sleeping 5+1 in three bedrooms
  • Attractive period cottage given a thoughtful update to create a comfortable and stylish holiday cottage
  • Private garden situated opposite the cottage, offering a relaxed seating area
  • Located in the Dorset village of Langton Matravers within walking distance of the village shop and pub
  • Situated just a five-minute drive from the wide sandy beach at Swanage
  • Ideal location for keen walkers with footpaths leading across the countryside to the coast at Dancing Ledge and north to Corfe Castle
Property code: IC171

Three-storey stone cottage offering comfortable accommodation for up to six guests, located in the pretty village of Langton Matravers, just two miles from the seaside town of Swanage.

This property is situated in the quiet Dorset village of Langton Matravers, within a five-minute walk of the village pub and convenience store. The area surrounding the village is a great spot for keen walkers, as there are simply miles of footpaths crisscrossing the countryside, leading south to the coast and north to the village of Corfe Castle with its impressive ruined castle, tearooms, and gift shops. To the east of the village, meanwhile, the seaside town of Swanage offers a bustling seafront with a pier and sandy beach, whilst slightly further away, a twelve-minute drive from the cottage, the National Trust beach at Studland Bay is an idyllic unspoilt stretch of sand backed by heathland.


Arriving at this cottage, guests will find that the cosy lounge with its stone fireplace, wood burner, and TV/DVD is a lovely place to relax on the comfortable sofa and chairs. From here an opening leads through to the light-filled kitchen which offers contemporary-style units housing an oven, hob, fridge, and dishwasher, whilst the microwave, freezer, and washing machine are kept in the separate utility room. A single bedroom can also be found on the ground floor along with a wet room with shower and WC, whilst the remaining bedrooms can be found upstairs. The first of these is an attractive double room which boasts far-reaching sea views. There is also a shower room with shower and WC on this floor, beyond which a second set of stairs leads up to a delightful twin bedroom which is located in the converted attic, and therefore has some reduced head-height. The landing outside this bedroom has space which can be used to set up an additional bed if needed, the use of which is subject to a £35 charge per stay.


Outside, the property benefits from a modestly-sized garden which is located opposite the cottage and for which a table and chairs are provided. There is private parking for one car.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin, and 1 single Travel Cot available (additional single mattress available for an additional charge of £35)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 wet room with shower and WC on the ground floor and shower room with shower and WC on the first floor
  • TV/DVD
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Towels available to hire
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Regret no pets
  • £150 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Private parking for 1 medium family sized car
  • Pub and shop within walking distance, beach 2 miles

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Phiala 25th October 2019

Perfect for long walks. If you want to get out and about on foot, then this is the house for you! The owners, Kate and Tev, are delightful and couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Lovely people.

Reviewed by James 23rd August 2019

Beautiful stone cottage in a great location. Peaceful and tastefully decorated, Willow cottage was a perfect base for our family holiday. The courtyard garden provided a tranquil venue for al fresco breakfasts and there was a warm welcome from Sue (owner) and an added bonus of a nice bottle of wine. Good pressure in the upstairs shower made this thRead moree preferred option for our family. Less than 10 mins drive to Swanage beach and 20 mins to the beautiful Studland National Trust beaches. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Sybil 2nd August 2019

Excellent location for our needs with walks, bus route to Swanage, good village shop and children's playground nearby, and only a short drive to the beach at Studland. Parking for one car by cottage but street parking for a second car nearby. Quirky cottage, a bit more shabby than chic and rather cramped for our family of four adults and one child.Read more Bedrooms on three levels with two very steep flights of stairs between them. No wi-fi. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 28th June 2019

We loved the cottage and its location. It was beautifully quiet and the seating area was fabulous....in the sun nearly all day. The owners and family were very welcoming and it was lovely to share their pretty spot for the week.

Reviewed by Susie 31st May 2019

We booked a week here which we shared with family. Comfortable, well-equipped, warm, with a friendly host who was solicitous for our well-being. Fresh flowers from the garden and a bottle of wine and a welcome note left for our arrival. We loved the sunny terrace to sit and read. We will be going back and have already recommended it to friends. NB Read moreseating area fine for one family, probably a bit cosy for groups of more than three adults. Nextdoor cottage more suitable for bigger adult groups. Hide

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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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