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Little Crabapple

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Langton Matravers, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Little Crabapple was perfect for our stay, comfortable, clean and tastefully decorated, it provided everything we needed."

    We will definitely plan to stay again as there was so much to see and do in the area. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4May 2024

  • "Lovely place to stay including the spacious bedroom and lovely extension with modern kitchen."

    All beautifully presented and we hadn’t realised it is so close to the cliff paths and beautiful walks. Nice traditional pub nearby and very short drive to Swanage. Although the annexe is very private, Richard and Colette were lovely to chat to when we met them. We would definitely return and highly recommend Little Crabapple.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2024

  • "Accommodation is very cosy the cleanliness is first class and so warm."

    However, the private road is full of puddles and potholes and I found it difficult to negotiate being older and a little unsteady.

    Reviewed by Gail4.4Mar 2024

  • "The seating area is very uncomfortable the fridge is in a very poor position it is too low down and not a lot of space to make a meal."

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.4Nov 2023

  • "This is well-equipped accommodation in a delightful village."

    Everything is very clean and smartly decorated and furnished. We were comfortably warm when the weather turned a little chilly, and suspect that the living area had underfloor heating, although this is not mentioned in the description. We'd certainly recommend it. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2023

  • "My husband & I really enjoyed our stay at Little Crabapple."

    The accommodation is spotlessly clean, very comfortable & very well equiped with everything you need. We love walking and there are so many great walks you can do in various directions right from the door. We appreciated also that we had a parking space. We would definitely have no hesitation at all in rebooking to go there again and would certainly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2023

  • "Little Crabapple cottage is conveniently situated near to the coast & very near the village shop, which sells newspapers as well as food."

    Its also reachable by train to Wareham then a bus if you don't want to drive. The bus runs hourly between Wareham & Swanage. The cottage is spotless & comfortable, looking onto a pretty front garden. Colette & Richard are helpful & friendly hosts. Its a gem, in a beautiful countryside/coastal area.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Aug 2023

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Little Crabapple."

    I was on my own and it was ideal for me as I had all I needed plus was able to park on a driveway which was a real bonus. Lots to do and see nearby - look out for posters for local events plus Monkey World, RSPB Arne, and Corfe Castle all nearby. The bus was just £4 return to Swanage or Poole from a stop just around the corner. Local pub has a little shop and cafe. I would recommend the Little Crabapple to anyone wanting a little peace and quiet. Wifi was good too!

    Reviewed by Amy Michelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved the village location with lots of walks from the doorstep out to the coast and convenient for the 40 bus to Swanage/Poole."

    Little Crabapple was beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. We had everything we needed for our stay. Thank you to Collette and Richard who were excellent hosts making us feel very welcome. Janet and Lenn

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2023

  • "Kitchen area quite cramped - difficult to make a good meal."

    More saucepans needed and a tea strainer. Television a bit small for older eyes!

    Thank you for your feedback. Apologies that you found you didn't have enough saucepans. Thank you for suggesting a tea strainer. Hope you had a good holiday. Very best wishes R and C Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jul 2023

  • "Thanks for a lovely holiday!"

    We really enjoyed the comfort of the place and had so many lovely trips out. Just what we needed for a great holiday!

    Reviewed by Daniel4.4Jun 2023

  • "The property was spotless."

    The owners were very a very nice couple, and informative giving advice of where to go and what to see, I would highly recommend the place.

    Hi Richard Many thanks for your positive feedback. It was good to meet you. Really pleased you enjoyed your visit to Langton Matravers. Please are you able to share how we may improve the accuracy of the listing and we will do our best to address this. Very best wishes Collette and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jun 2023

  • "Little Crabapple is the perfect cottage for exploring Dorset."

    Everywhere was spotless and all of the facilities worked well. The owners left clear guidance and were very welcoming. We would love to stay here again and would have no hesitation at recommending this cottage.

    Reviewed by Elspeth5.0May 2023

  • "An exceptionally well equipped and comfortable holiday property; close to amenities, yet in a quiet and delightful location."

    10 out of 10! I am already thinking about a stay in 2024.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay, beautifully quiet and clean, ideally placed for walking on the Isle of Purbeck."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "We loved Little Crabapple."

    The space is really well-planned and very cosy. It's great for walking (coast path is less than a mile away) and the village has a friendly pub/shop. We'll definitely return!

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic. Although I read reviews, I rarely complete them myself, but Little Crabapple has caused me to overcome my usual lethargy and put finger to keyboard."

    We have self-catered in the UK for 4 decades and this is the best property we have stayed at. We were not expecting too much room but were pleasantly surprised with the proportions and effective use of space and large bathroom and it exceeded my expectations. In order of importance to me are cleanliness, comfort, comprehensively equipped and location and none could be faulted. In addition to this the owners were friendly, welcoming and engaging, without ever being intrusive or negatively impacting on the relaxing break we were seeking. We had a fantastic week

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2023

  • "We found the cottage to be first class in every way plus the owner was very helpful"

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Dec 2022

  • "Little Crabtree cottage was beautifully presented even though it’s small there is everything you needed."

    The bed was so comfortable and warm. Only down side was the Wi-Fi was non existent so if you like your Wi-Fi be aware. Overall we could not fault our stay it was so relaxing and peaceful Would recommend it .

    Pleased you enjoyed your holiday at 'Little Crabapple'. We apologise for the problem you experienced with the Wi-Fi connection. Thank you for letting us know about this. We have now solved the problem. Many thanks and best wishes. Collette and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway for 1 car
  • Shared front garden with bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The property is attached to the owner's home
  • Note: The garden belongs to the owner, but there is an accessible bench
  • Note: Only welcoming of babes in arms

The property

Set in Langton Matravers, a quaint village in Dorset, is this lovely single-storey annex, Little Crabapple.

Just a short distance from the Isle of Purbeck coast, whilst enjoying a countryside setting, the annex features a private driveway, an open-plan living layout, and all the amenities required for a self-catering stay, making it the perfect base for a couple.

Relax in the cosy sitting room, with charming views out through the original stable door, before benefiting from the well-stocked kitchen and dining area.

Once you've explored your surroundings, or perhaps enjoyed a tipple outside, venture to the inviting king-size bedroom, with ample storage to home your belongings, serviced by a spacious bathroom, with both a bath and shower.

Upon morning, refresh before heading into the village, to visit the local Kings Arms pub.

Travelling to the coast, enjoy cliff top views across the Purbeck Heritage trail, head to Swanage Pier Trust for a fishing permit or the chance to scuba dive around the pier.

Reaching the Dancing Ledge, you can expect a romantic vantage across the Jurassic Coast, whilst Corfe Castle is a beautiful hidden gem to explore, if you prefer the countryside, or if you're feeling energetic, head to Dorset Adventure Park and complete its waterpark challenges.

Wareham is a must-visit town to stop off by with Wareham Town Museum, and Wareham Quay River Cruises, perfect for touring the county’s shoreline.

Short walk away from Priests Way which is perfect for walking or cycling.

Plan your time in Dorset at Little Crabapple.

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About the location


Swanage 2.6 miles; Wareham 8.2 miles.

The quaint village of Langton Matravers lies on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, two miles west of Swanage and 5 miles south-east of Corfe Castle. The name Langton derives from ‘long town’ and Matravers stems from the name of the Lord who once resided there. Langton Matravers Museum showcases the local history of the town, providing a complete picture of the ways in which the local stone was quarried and used. The surrounding area is very popular for walking and a number of walking trails pass through the village, including the ‘Smugglers Way’ which begins at Worth Matravers and then travels down to the coast path and back again to visit where smugglers were known to bring their goods ashore. The village is also home to a refreshment shop and a traditional village pub which hosts an annual Stone Carving and Pumpkin Festival. Resting on the outside of the village is Dancing Ledge, an old cliff quarry which offers breath-taking views of the coast. Those who are looking for adventure can even climb the rock face or coasteer at the Ledge.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas