SpywayLangton Matravers, Dorset
- Guests 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Preferred changeover day Saturday
- Minimum stay 3 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 1
- Acorn rating 3 What's this?
- Reference 003058
About Spyway CottageOn a working farm not far from the sea, this cosy and contemporary dog-friendly cottage has bags of charm and a great garden building.
You’ll find this welcoming Victorian cottage at the heart of the working farm in Purbeck, (the farmer and his three dogs live next door) perfect for a relaxed stay away from the crowds. Tractor lovers young and old will enjoy watching daily farm life unfold, and the beautiful wooden floors, stone interior, handmade kitchen and cosy feel will win over everyone else.
Although there’s a traditional feel to this cottage, hiding under its stone roof is a contemporary and snug holiday retreat you’ll love. The conventional layout gives a homely feel and downstairs there’s the living room with woodburner, then the kitchen/diner at the back of the cottage with a small utility room just off it. Upstairs is the modern bathroom and two double bedrooms, brilliant for either a small family or group of friends. Head outside to discover the large garden with its seating area and lawn. You can also explore the converted stone carving shed in the garden where you’ll find a woodburner, table and chairs – great for gathering everyone together for a games tournament.
This wonderful location makes a great base for exploring Purbeck, and walkers will love being right on the South West Coast Path, and the Priest Way (not forgetting the Square and Compass pub). For birdwatchers, the nearby cliffs, a 15-minute walk away, are perfect for spotting a variety of seabirds, including characterful puffins. And if you prefer your activities to have a bit more adrenaline, then the same cliffs are also world renowned for climbing and coasteering. For those craving some chilled beach time, then head for Swanage or Studland, both less than a 15-minute drive away.
When you’ve exhausted what’s on your doorstep, and had your fill of beach life, then pop to either Bournemouth or Poole for the distraction of shops, bars and restaurants. Or walkers can also head further afield to take in more of the incredible Jurassic Coast which stretches away for miles. Other ideas for places to visit include Monkey World and the Bovington Tank Museum, and nearby National Trust places include Corfe Castle, the wonderful Brownsea Island (home to a very cute resident red squirrel population), and Kingston Lacy. When you stay with us, the funds from your holiday often go towards special projects at the places we look after.
Why book with us?
- Unrivalled locations
- Free entry to our places
- Award-winning customer service
- Help us care for nature, beauty and history
Our Covid promise
- Postpone or refund with no admin fee
- Enhanced cleaning regime
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Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair available
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine available
- Tumble dryer available
- Telephone not available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden available
- BBQ not available
Sitting room with woodburner, kitchen/ dining room and small utility room.
Bathroom with shower over bath and two bedrooms (one double, one twin).
Notes for guests
Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.
Heating: Night storage heating throughout the cottage is included in the rental. There is a woodburner in the sitting room and outbuilding which will be laid for you on arrival with enough fuel to get you started.
Logs: Additional logs can be purchased in advance through the contact centre. Logs are available at £9 per bag and this includes kindling.
*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon.
Parking: There is space for one car at the cottage. Parking for additional vehicles is available at the National Trust Spyway visitors car park which is on the approach road to the cottage approx. 300m away. There will be a car park permit in the cottage for you to use.
Garden: The garden is part-enclosed with a combination of stone walls and post/rail fencing. There is an outdoor patio and a small, fenced pond to the rear of the garden. The garden has an outbuilding which can be used for bike storage and a drying room.
Please note: This cottages is reached on a gravel track and located on a working farm. The farmer next door has three dogs that are sometimes in the farmyard.
A popular footpath runs through the farmyard.
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