Langton House, Dorset, England

  • 29 cottages and apartments in Dorset
  • Clubhouse and family games room
  • Nestled in the rolling Purbeck Hills
  • Views of the Needles and Isle of Wight
  • 15-acre grounds surrounded by National Trust land
  • Super walking country
  • A geologist’s paradise
  • History aplenty and museums galore

Langton House is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors across more than 30 locations. You can find out more about Langton House below, but first a brief explanation about the Holiday Property Bond.

A. How can I holiday better?

Invest from £5,000 in the Holiday Property Bond for exclusive access to a portfolio of over 1,400 top quality villas, cottages and apartments in over 30 locations across the UK and Europe. For each £1 invested you will receive one Holiday Point each year which you can use to book the properties. And when staying in them you do not pay a commercial rent, just a no-profit user charge covering actual running, maintenance and refurbishment costs. This charge is level throughout the year so there are no high season premiums. For a studio the charge averages about £315 a week, for a two bedroom property around £480 a week. Larger properties are also available. This no-profit user charge is only payable when you want to go on holiday. Your only ongoing commitment is a quarterly fee of just over £30 – that is around £130 a year.

B. Will there be more properties in the future?

As we attract more investors the more properties we will add to the portfolio – increasing your holiday choice still further.

C. How long can I holiday with HPB?

For life if you wish – the holiday benefits last as long as you hold the Bond. In due course you can pass it and the holiday benefits to your children and grandchildren, as many of our earlier investors have already done. If, however, at some point you and your family no longer wish to holiday with us you can surrender your Bond back to the company after two years or more (subject to deferral in exceptional circumstances). You will not get back the full amount you invested, although we would hope that you will have had some wonderful holidays. What you do get back will reflect initial charges (25%) taken before your money is invested in the HPB fund of holiday properties and securities. The fund itself also pays annual charges of around 2.5% and other overheads. The value of the fund’s properties and securities can also go up or down and so, like most investments, your capital is at risk.

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.

Langton House, Dorset, England is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors ("Bondholders"). If you are not already a Bondholder and would like further details please see below.

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