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Langton House

Dorset, England
  • 29 cottages and apartments
  • Nestling in the rolling Purbeck Hills
  • Views of the Needles and Isle of Wight
  • Super walking country
  • A geologist's paradise
  • History aplenty, and museums galore

Less than ten miles south west of Bournemouth lies the Isle of Purbeck – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the source of the fine grey stone and unique dark green marble that bear its name. Rising steeply, in places to over 600 feet, within a mile of the sea, the Purbeck Hills create a dramatic landscape dominated by the striking ruins of Corfe Castle.

Here you will find Langton House, a former school now restored and converted into comfortable apartments and cottages. It is located on the edge of the Purbeck village of Langton Matravers, overlooking the English Channel on the slopes above Swanage, with distant views of the Needles and the Isle of Wight.

Standing in 15 acre-grounds, and surrounded by National Trust land, Langton provides a convenient base from which to explore the beautiful countryside to the south of Dorset and beyond.

Learn more about Thomas Hardy

Bookworms will likely know that author Thomas Hardy, who wrote classic such as 'Far from the Madding Crowd' and 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles', was born in Dorset. In fact, he spent the majority of his life here, which is clear in his work, as the area's landscape and local events served as constant inspirations.

The Dorset County Museum in Dorchester has the world's largest collection of Hardy paraphernalia. There, you can see various photographs, manuscripts, diaries and books, which once belonged to the writer. That's not the only collection at the museum, though, as it has exhibits on geology, wildlife, history and farming.

Go fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast

The 95-mile long Jurassic Coast is a wannabe archaeologist's dream, as there are plenty of fossils to be found. The rock features here date back to the Cretaceous, Triassic and Jurassic periods, and are fascinating to look at, even if you're not keen to have a go at fossil hunting yourself.

Discover Dorset's fascinating history

Dorset has a vibrant past, so it's no surprise the National Trust has such a huge presence here. Of the many famous landmarks and properties situated in the county, don't miss the Cerne Giant, a huge naked man carved into the hillside or Thomas Hardy's Cottage in Higher Bockhampton, where the famous writer was born.

Don't forget to see Clouds Hill, T.E. Lawrence's rural retreat and Kingston Lacy, a luxurious stately home, complete with its own Japanese garden, too. Plus, there's the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum, which tells the story of how modern-day trade unionism began.

Enjoy a festival in Swanage

Time your holiday right and you'll get the chance to enjoy one of the many festivals that take place in Swanage every year. For example, there's the Swanage Jazz Festival, which takes place over a weekend in July, is extremely popular and must not be missed. Then, in late July/early August, the colourful and cheerful Swanage Carnival and Regatta hits the town – it's a wonderful family event filled with lots of different things to see and do. If you visit in September, you could experience the Swanage Folk Festival, which features a variety of musical acts, children's activities, a craft fair and Morris dancing. What's not to love?

Take the kids somewhere special

Dorset is the perfect location for a family holiday, as there's so much to do nearby. If it's the beach they're interested in, the Blue Flag beaches at Sandbanks and Swanage are wonderful places to go for a dip, while Kimmeridge is the best beach to search for fossils on.

Got a little one who's always wanted a pony? You can go horse riding on the beach at Studland, an experience they'll never forget. If your child's into armoured vehicles instead, Bovington Tank Museum is sure to keep them entertained.

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