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Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset
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Each of the 7 bedrooms boasts en-suite bathroom facilities, a colour television, radio and telephone, making it ideal for large family groups holidaying together.

In a conservation area just a mile from the cliffs and sea at Dancing Ledge, this attractive and very well-equipped stone house enjoys superb views across the countryside towards Swanage Bay. Set with its own garden on the edge of the small hamlet of Acton, it has been completely renovated to a good standard throughout, and includes an extension at the rear (part of which is the owners’ accommodation). Each bedroom boasts en-suite bathroom facilities, a colour television, radio and telephone, making it ideal for large family groups holidaying together. Swanage (2½ miles) has a lovely sandy beach, and offers a wide variety of attractions, including shops, inns and restaurants, a theatre, and facilities for tennis and swimming. There are steam trains to the little town of Corfe Castle, and odd pieces of architecture brought from London, including the Wellington Tower on the beach, which once stood near London Bridge. The unspoilt village of Studland (4 miles) has another excellent beach (NT) and is close to woods and downs. North of the village is Studland Heath National Nature Reserve, home to a variety of wildlife ranging from wildfowl to lizards. A ferry runs from Studland across the bay to Sandbanks, from where the bay stretches on to Bournemouth. Excellent walking can be found in this area, with the coastal path running nearby along the cliffs, and the hills at Nine Barrow Down within easy reach. Riding stables at Wareham, 8 miles. Golf 4 miles. Poole and Bournemouth, both 20 miles. Shops ½ mile, three inns within a mile.

Living room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. Stairs to dining room with tiled floor. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, 2 twin, all with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 2 twin bedrooms, both with sloping ceilings and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating and Aga (£45 per short break, £90 per week in winter, by arrangement at cost in summer). Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Eight Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Broadband.Telephone–incoming calls only. Garden and furniture. Parking. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £100.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 12/02/2018
    Excellent cottage for large parties. Warm, well equipped & comfortable. Good location for walking. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/01/2018
    Fantastic house and location! Had a brilliant weekend and would highly recommend this house to others. Would definitely stay here again!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 01/01/2018
    14 of us (including 6 teenagers) stayed at Fernlea over the New Year. The owner gave us a warm welcome and showed us around the property. It is an ideal house for large groups with every bedroom having an ensuite so no arguments about who has which room! The house was really well equipped with plenty of kitchen equipment and loads of fridge space. I understand the kitchen is being refurbished and whilst it was perfectly functional, it would improve the property. Really nice garden which I should imagine would be great in the summer but it was a bit cold and wet for us to spend too much time outside. We had a really enjoyable and comfortable 3 nights and would wholeheartedly recommend Fernlea to anyone else looking for a house to accommodate a large group. Thanks for having us!

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 27/11/2017
    The best aspect was the number of twin beds and that every bedroom had an ensuite bathroom. Obviously had been a B&B in the past which meant loads of crockery and cutlery and pots and pans which in some ways was good but would benefit from rationalising and tidying. Basement dining room was depressing and full of chairs - looked more like a store room/furniture shop. Decor was drab in desperate need of a brighter more up to date look. It worked out ok and the location was fab. But we wouldn’t want to return.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2017
    Our booking was for a group of 6 mature males who are enthusiastic walkers. The location couldn't have been better with many good walks in the immediate vicinity. Fernlea, though a bit dated in places, was perfect; plenty of space for a large group, we each had our own room and facilities, and the house was unbelievably well equipped. We would have absolutely no hesitation in returning.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2017
    Simply everything we needed for a wonderful family celebration

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/07/2017
    Wonderful weekend. Everything we needed in a beautiful setting. Wished we could have stayed longer

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 30/06/2017
    Great for a large group. Decent bedrooms and large garden. Close to the beach. Shopping was good. A barbeque set would have been nice.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 09/06/2017
    It was great for three generations of the family to all get together. Plenty of space and equipment for a big group.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/05/2017
    Beautiful cottage with lovely grounds and superb amenities. Great for a large group. We enjoyed the walk to Dancing Ledge. The property is close to Corfe Castle, Lulworth and Durdle Dor. Great walks close by.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/05/2017
    Brilliant week celebrating a 40th and 70th with the whole family.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/03/2017
    We enjoyed the house and the area. It was warm and comfortable and close to all the amenities we would use.

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8.6 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by Reevoo
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