Studland Heath
Explore

Purbeck

View from Purbeck Cottage window
Discover the villages of

Purbeck

Purbeck, the beautiful Isle, is not a true island but an area of outstanding natural beauty.  It is bordered on one side by the Jurassic coast and two rivers on the other.  Wareham is said to be the gateway to the Purbecks, the main road runs from Wareham, through Corfe Castle and onto the seaside town of Swanage.  But in between, dotted down country lanes are idyllic little villages…just waiting to be explored.

Arne Nature Reserve in Dorset

Arne

Arne is a small hamlet nestled in a nature reserve just outside Wareham. Managed by English Nature, the reserve is a bird watchers’ paradise renowned for its Nightjars. It also boasts beautiful walks over open heathland. A sandy beach on the reserve is a hidden gem often overlooked by visitors. A picnic area makes this an ideal spot for a family walk.

Church Knowle, Corfe Castle

Church Knowle

Church Knowle is a beautiful, tranquil village close to the ruins of Corfe Castle.  The village is home to an animal rescue centre which is open to the public.  A lovely spot for walking, either into the village of Corfe Castle or over the Purbeck Hills, with panoramic views over Purbeck to Brownsea Island.  A lovely traditional pub called the New Inn is famous for its Dorset Blue Vinney soup.

Barn on countryside hill near Purbeck, Dorset

Harmans Cross

Harmans Cross lies centrally between Corfe Castle and the seaside town of Swanage.  Guests can enjoy a ride on the vintage steam railway that stops in the village.  Views across valleys Putlake Adventure Farm is a two minute drive: a fabulous day out with the children.

Kimmeridge coastline at sunrise

Kimmeridge

Kimmeridge village lays approx. 1 km from the coast at Kimmeridge Bay.  The Bay is backed by low cliffs of soft shale, beneath which sprawls a fabulous wave cut platform named ‘The Flats’, and a rocky shore with an abundance of rock pools to explore. Surfers can regularly be seen at Kimmeridge.

Purbeck ridge in Dorset

Kingston

Kingston is a small village on the Isle of Purbeck that overlooks the historic village of Corfe Castle.  It is only five miles west of Swanage and the sea.  The village is home to two churches and a pub called the Scott Arms. Be sure to sit outside to soak up the view.

Langton Matravers signpost carved into a stone

Langton Matravers

Langton Matravers is a small Purbeck Limestone village on the edge of Swanage. Don’t be fooled by the seemingly sleepy character; there is history around every corner. Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels, was educated at the now closed Durnford School which was located in the village.

Chapmans Pool near Worth Matravers, In Dorset
Explore

Worth Matravers

Worth Matravers is a sprawling village on the Dorset coast on the Isle of Purbeck.  It comprises of Purbeck stone cottages and larger, modern stone houses which overlook the sea. The cliffs of Worth Matravers were the site of a Chain Home radar station during World War II, which was instrumental in the development of radar. The rocky beaches of Winspit, Seacombe and Chapman’s Pool are well within walking distance of the village. About a mile from the village is Winspit, an old quarry on the cliffs. This was used as a filming location for an episode of Blake’s 7 and also two Doctor Who stories. The village is also well known for its pub, The Square and Compass, which accommodates a small museum exhibiting fossils and other local artefacts. The pub also holds an annual stone carving festival. The tomb of Benjamin Jesty lies in the churchyard. Jesty’s family may be the first recorded deliberate attempt to induce immunity to Smallpox using Cowpox. See all of our holiday cottages in Worth Matravers.

Cottages in

Purbeck

Save 10% on stays before 23rd July
Honeysuckle Cottage image
Honeysuckle Cottage
Kingston, Nr Corfe Castle
4.8/5
This two-bedroom + annex Purbeck stone cottage is tucked away in the very quiet village of Kingston, near Corfe Castle. Escape the everyday, with luxury interiors and enhancing views! Pet-friendly.
6
3
2
2
Holiday prices from  £858
View & Book
Save 25% on stays between 1st Nov - 20th Dec
+2 more discounts
Orchid House image
Orchid House
Langton Matravers
4.9/5
A delightful four-bedroom holiday accommodation, set right on the doorstep of Dorset’s most breath-taking coastal walks, in the village of Langton Matravers.
8
4
3
2
Holiday prices from  £688
View & Book
Cricket Cottage
Swanage
4.7/5
1 Bedroom. This quaint seaside cottage is the perfect destination for two to enjoy a romantic getaway in the heart of Swanage. Just a 20-minute meander from the main beach, sparkling clear Swanage shores, shops, restaurants and attractions. Space is plentiful in this deceptively generous cottage.
2
1
1
0
Contact us for prices
View & Book
Save 10% on stays before 23rd July
Save 10% on stays between 20th - 26th Jul
Flat 3 4 Cranborne Rd Ph2 Web
Beach Approach
Swanage
4.8/5
Settle into a lovely family holiday at Beach Approach. A two bedroom ground floor apartment. A flat walk will take you to Swanage beach and High Street, which is lined with cute cafés, boutiques, and fine restaurants. Beach Approach is perfect for families with top sights in easy reach: Swanage Railway is just a two minute stroll away; take a trip down memory lane on the vintage steam engine to the historic village of Corfe Castle.
4
2
1
0
Holiday prices from  £370
View & Book
Save 15% on stays before 23rd July
Save 15% on stays between 1st Jan - 31st Dec
Seashell View image
Seashell View
Swanage
4.8/5
A stunning 3 bed apartment with sea views – perfect for a family beach holiday in the coastal town of Swanage, Dorset.
6
3
1
0
Holiday prices from  £423
View & Book
Save 20% on stays between 5th - 25th Jul
Save 10% on stays before 23rd July
1 Westport Cottage Ph3 Web
Westport Cottage
Wareham
4.9/5
3 bedrooms. A distinctive period holiday cottage to rent in Wareham, in a unique location with tastefully presented interior. This is one of only three cottages built on top of the old Saxon walls in Wareham.
5
3
2
0
Holiday prices from  £435
View & Book
Save 10% on stays between 28th Jun - 25th Jul
Winspit View image
Winspit View
Worth Matravers
4.8/5
3 Bedrooms. The bungalow is located on the edge of the village of Worth Matravers, in a rural idyll with fantastic views across open farmland to Winspit and the sea. A lovely holiday cottage to rent in Worth Matravers, an exclusive village in Dorset.
6
3
2
1
Holiday prices from  £1,063
View & Book
Castle Heights
Corfe Castle
0/5
Escape the ordinary at Castle Heights, a haven in the countryside that accommodates up to nine guests. With its enchanting views of Corfe Castle, stylish open-plan interiors, and dog-friendly atmosphere, this residence promises a unique and memorable retreat. Nestled in the heart of Corfe Castle village, it provides an ideal setting for switching off from the demands of everyday life and savoring every moment with friends and family. Whether you're captivated by the historic charm of the surroundings or indulging in the comfort of the stylish interiors, Castle Heights invites you to create lasting memories in a tranquil and welcoming escape.
6
3
3
2
Holiday prices from  £1,293
View & Book
Save 10% on stays before 23rd July
Ailwood Cottage image
Ailwood Cottage
Nr Corfe Castle
4.7/5
1 Bedroom spacious holiday cottage near Corfe Castle. Nestled in the heart of the countryside within walking distance of Corfe Castle and the coast. Excellent quality detached accommodation which is highly recommended for walking and beach holidays.
2
1
1
1
Holiday prices from  £460
View & Book
Save 10% on stays before 23rd July
Save 10% on stays between 1st Nov - 20th Dec
The Bungalow
Little Westport
Wareham
4.8/5
Little Westport is a charming 1960s four-bedroom Colt House, in a peaceful setting with a large garden overlooking the Purbeck Hills. A perfect location for a break to enjoy walking, cycling or exploring the area.
8
4
2
0
Holiday prices from  £580
View & Book
Save 20% on stays before 23rd July
Save 15% on stays between 29th Jun - 19th Jul
Ridgeview Cottage image
Ridgeview Cottage
Corfe Castle
0/5
Located in the sought-after National Trust-owned village of Corfe Castle, Ridgeview Cottage is a modern, detached, family home found moments away from many of Dorset’s prolific attractions.
6
3
2
0
Holiday prices from  £370
View & Book
Save 20% on stays between 29th Aug 2025 - 16th Oct 2025
+2 more discounts
Lizards Rest image
Lizards Rest
Swanage
4.7/5
4 bedrooms. A great base and comfortable family home. This substantial detached holiday home offers ample accommodation for the extended family in a seaside location. Lizards Rest is the perfect choice for accommodation for large groups in Swanage.
9
4
2
0
Holiday prices from  £475
View & Book
Valley View
Swanage
5/5
A stylish Edwardian home beautifully appointed with hot tub, large garden, parking and spacious reception rooms.
8
4
3
2
Holiday prices from  £680
View & Book
Save 5% on stays before 23rd July
Gable Cottage image
Gable Cottage
Corfe Castle
4.8/5
3 bedrooms. Located on a large corner plot, this light and airy family holiday home in Corfe Castle, offers comfortable furnishings and modern fittings. Conveniently situated close to the common and village amenities including the bakery, general store, tea rooms and pubs.
6
3
2
0
Holiday prices from  £512
View & Book
Save 10% on stays between 19th - 26th Jul
Old Stable Cottage image
Old Stable Cottage
Nr Wareham
0/5
A stylish bolt hole in the heart of ancient heathland, ideal for nature lovers and walkers - a perfect couples retreat.
4
1
1
2
Holiday prices from  £325
View & Book
Save 10% on stays before 23rd July
Save 10% on stays between 3rd May - 25th Jul
Church Cottage image
Church Cottage
Corfe Castle
4.6/5
Set in an idyllic location, this welcoming 18th century, Grade II listed character cottage stands in the heart of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Church Cottage boasts a beautiful garden and welcomes two dogs, making it an ideal base for a family get together.
6
3
2
2
Holiday prices from  £475
View & Book
Save 10% on stays before 23rd July
+2 more discounts
Purbeck Escape image
Purbeck Escape
Swanage
4.8/5
3 Bedrooms. Super reviews for this recent addition to our holiday homes. Purbeck Escape is a spacious, newly equipped family home.
6
3
2
0
Holiday prices from  £454
View & Book
Save 10% on stays before 23rd July
Save 10% on stays between 19th - 25th Jul
Elizabeth Cottage image
Elizabeth Cottage
Lulworth Cove,
5/5
2 bed chocolate box thatched cottage. Ideal for a romantic break by the sea. Just a short walk to Lulworth Cove.
4
2
2
1
Holiday prices from  £506
View & Book
Save 20% on stays before 23rd July
+2 more discounts
Heathlands image
Heathlands
Studland
4.6/5
3 bedrooms. Heathlands is a modern cottage, the ideal base for family holidays in Studland. This light and airy holiday home is a short walk from Studlands long sandy beach.
6
3
1
0
Holiday prices from  £481
View & Book
Save 10% on stays before 23rd July
Purbeck Cottage (Kings) image
Purbeck Cottage (Kings)
Swanage
5/5
3 bedroom family home with two parking spaces and large covered patio to enjoy outside dining whatever the weather.
6
3
1
0
Holiday prices from  £365
View & Book
Save 20% on stays before 23rd July
+3 more discounts
The Wedge image
The Wedge
Swanage
4.9/5
A spacious 3 bedroom bungalow, set on the cliff top in a private part of Swanage overlooking picturesque Purbeck Hills. Situated just outside of the town centre on a quiet road but with all amenities nearby, this holiday home is within short walk to the beach accessed via a pathway and steps down the cliff. It is ideal for those wishing to explore most spectacular walks and enjoy the scenery of a pretty coastline.
6
3
2
1
Contact us for prices
View & Book