New Cottage; Sleeps 9 + 1 in 5 bedrooms
The Cart House is very attractively situated on the 3000 acre Trigon Estate. It is one of three cottages in a small peaceful hamlet in a delightful rural area with walks directly from the house. Two golf courses and the RSPB site at Arne within 5 minutes drive. Sandy beach of the small resort of Swanage is within 10 miles. This property has, as its name suggests, been converted from the original cart house for the Trigon estate and it dates back to 1850. It is built with an attractive combination of brick and wood with lovely large windows. The Cart House has delightful gardens of almost an acre.
Sleeps 8/9 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
The Bakery Cottage is a lovely stone property which stands in the centre of the charming village of Langton Matravers amidst beautiful Purbeck countryside and within a few minutes drive of the sandy beach of the small resort of Swanage. The village is fortunate to have a shop and two public houses. Wonderful walks to the coast and downland
Sleeps 7 + 1 child in 4 bedrooms
Stone cottage with lovely open view across fields to the sea, situated in the delightful Purbeck village of Worth Matravers. Wonderful walking and cycling area. The cottage is within a ten to 15 minute walk of the coastal path and from here visitors can walk westwards to Chapman's Pool, Kimmeridge and Lulworth or eastwards to Swanage and Studland. Renowned public house for local ciders within 5 minutes walk. Also attractive tea shop/supper room overlooking the pretty village duck pond. The historic village of Corfe Castle is within a 5 minute drive as is the sandy beach of the small resort of Swanage.
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 + 2 in 3/4 bedrooms
Marblers Cottage in Acton is a new Purbeck holiday cottage just outside of Langton Matravers and within a short drive of the sandy beach at Swanage. This rural cottage is located a short walk from the famous Jurassic Coast and the dramatic bay called Dancing Ledge.
Sleeps 8 + 1 in 4 bedrooms
Traditional Purbeck holiday cottage in the picturesque village of Worth Matravers. This spacious, charming detached cottage is a few moments walk from the heart of Worth Matravers and its delightful village green and duck pond. Worth Cottage has 4 lovely bedrooms, a large fitted kitchen and a charming sitting room with wood burning stove. Beautiful gardens of almost an acre. The sandy beach at Swanage is a 10 minute drive away and the cottage is only a 15 minute walk from the sea at Winspit. This beautiful area is part of the Jurassic Coast and is a wonderful walking and cycling area.
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms; children welcome
Purbeck House is a beautiful, Grade II listed, stone property, dating back to the 1700’s with a large garden and views of the lovely Purbeck hills. It stands close to the centre of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle - almost at the very heart of the wonderful Isle of Purbeck with its rolling hills and sandy beaches.
New Cottage: Sleeps 10 plus a baby in five bedrooms.
Beautifully positioned five bedroom cottage surrounded by woodland and close to the RSPB nature reserve at Arne. Newly fitted and exceptionally well equipped kitchen with bi-fold doors looking out onto the attractive garden and paved terrace. Ideal for family groups, and those looking to explore all that the Isle of Purbeck has to offer. The Saxon walled town of Wareham, picturesque village of Corfe Castle, as well as the beaches at Studland and Swanage are all within a short drive of the property.
Sleeping 8 in 4 double bedrooms (with 2 extra beds available). Children welcome.
Superb house in the lovely Isle of Purbeck village of Langton Matravers with glimpses of the sea at Swanage from the upper rooms. Wonderful walking and cycling area. Public house, church and village shop within a few minutes walk. The beautiful Jurassic Coastline and sea at Dancing Ledge is a 30 minute walk away and the small resort of Swanage, with its lovely sandy beach, is within a 5 minute drive. The house has been furnished and equipped to an exceptionally high standard and provides wonderful accommodation in 4 double bedrooms with en-suite bath/shower rooms (plus two extra beds for children to sleep separately); 2 dressing rooms, a spacious open plan sitting room with wood burning stove and bi-fold doors opening onto a secluded terrace with garden furniture; a lovely dining area; a beautifully equipped kitchen, separate utility room; snug with large sofa and television with Sky. Delightful garden with large lawn. Situated in quiet lane with parking for 2 cars.
New Cottage; Sleeping 8 in 3 double bedrooms and 1 twin (plus extra bed available). Children 4+ and babies under 1 year welcome.
Beautiful stone, Grade II, listed cottage with delightful gardens, within a two minute walk of the lovely ancient square of Corfe Castle and the majestic castle. The village is renowned for its excellent restaurants, tea shops, old fashioned public houses, superb local bakers and general stores. Corfe Castle is in the heart of the isle of Purbeck with wonderful walks to the Jurassic coastline and along the beautiful downs. The sandy beach of the small resort of Swanage is within a 10 minute drive. Alternatively the steam train, which runs from Corfe Castle to Swanage, offers a delightful way to travel. Also nearby are the wonderful miles of sandy beaches and dunes at Studland.
Speedwell is a beautiful detached stone cottage which enjoys wonderful views of the sea and the rolling hills of the Purbeck countryside. It stands close to the centre of the idyllic coastal village of Worth Matravers - a village renowed for its lovely stone cottages, beautiful 11th century church, pretty duck pond and the old fashioned charm of its public house with local ciders and beers along with home made pasties. Speedwell is in a wonderful walking area and visitors can enjoy a pleasant 20 minute stroll down to the sea and enjoy the spectacular rocky Jurassic coastline. From here the coastal path leads westwards to the charming bays of Chapmans Pool, Kimmeridge and Lulworth or eastwards to the small seaside resort of Swanage. Swanage is renowned for its sandy beach which gently slopes into the water making it ideal for swimming and paddling plus traditional entertainments such as pedaloes and Punch & Judy. A variety of boating activities, fishing and diving can also be enjoyed here. The town has a wonderful steam railway which links with the pictureque village of Corfe Castle, famous for its medieval castle, tea shops and pretty thatched cottages. A variety of small coves are within a 20 minute drive of the cottage. Swanage is within 10 minutes drive, and the mile long sandy beach of Studland is less than a 20 minute drive away.
Speedwell is a charming traditional Purbeck stone cottage with a traditional stone roof. Part of the cottage is approximately 200 years old and is within a Conservation Area. In 2009/2010 Speedwell was skilfully extended and refurbished to provide very spacious and attractive accommodation which has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard. The cottage is centrally heated, the bedrooms have attractive fitted carpets and the living rooms and bathrooms have a lovely mixture of Purbeck stone floors, slate tiles and oak flooring with rugs. The cottage comfortably sleeps 8/9 in 4 bedrooms. On the ground floor there is a wonderfully spacious sitting room with a large sofa, comfortable chairs, a wall mounted flat screen television with DVD/Freeview. This room has a number of windows and has a light and airy feel with French doors opening onto a splendid terrace. Two seats by the glazed doors provide a lovely place to relax and enjoy the view. The fireplace is built of Purbeck stone and has a wood burning stove so that, in colder weather, visitors can relax in front of a real fire. A door opens into a separate small sitting area with a sofa, children's games, and an additional TV and DVD player. The dining room is spacious and charming with a lovely Purbeck stone floor and a large table which can comfortably accommodate 9 people; the galley style kitchen is very well equipped with attractive wooden units, hard wood work tops; an electric oven and hob with extractor. An adjoining utility area houses the microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer. There is a pretty ground floor double bedroom – a lovely light room with a French door opening on to another patio in the garden. Adjacent to this room is a fully tiled and very well equipped shower room with a built in shower, basin and WC. Upstairs there are 3 beautiful bedrooms – the master bedroom is very spacious and enjoys spectacular views to the sea and downs from the many windows. It has a king size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and overhead shower, basin and WC. There is a charming smaller room with a 4 ft 6ins bed with a fitted wardrobe and views across the garden. This room has been designated as a single room as it is only easy to access the bed from one side. In addition there is a lovely children’s room with a bunk bed and a single bed. This room has a variety of toys and books children may enjoy. There is a family bathroom with a bath and overhead shower, basin and WC. Heating, electricity and logs are provided without extra charge and there are plentiful supplies of hot water. A travel cot /high chair are available. WiFi internet and a telephone for incoming and outgoing calls.
Speedwell has a wonderful large secluded garden surrounding the cottage which is walled, gated and fenced, making it a splendid place for visitors to relax and children to play games. The garden has large areas of lawn with attractive shrubberies and a raised patio so that meals can be enjoyed whilst taking full advantage of the panoramic views. There is a second patio area to the side of the cottage with additional garden furniture. The full size trampoline can give much entertainment and children may enjoy the sand pit and various garden toys provided. Three cars may be parked in the drive. The Square & Compass public house and Worth Tea and Supper Rooms are within a 5 minute walk and there is a village shop in Langton Matravers - 2 miles away. A limited rural bus service is available.
Speedwell has ground floor accommodation and is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Speedwell. Speedwell is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Friday to Friday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 17:00 and the normal departure time is 11:00. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from and 27th October 2017 to 14th December 2017.
For details on access to Speedwell for those with impaired mobility or disabilities please read the cottage access statement in the tab below.
Speedwell - Worth Matravers Dorset
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|Speedwell Prices Per Week|
|21 July - 24 August 2017 - £2249||25 August - 31 August 2017 - £2195||01 September - 07 September 2017 - £1279|
|08 September - 14 September 2017 - £1199||15 September - 21 September 2017 - £1086||22 September - 28 September 2017 - £845|
|29 September - 12 October 2017 - £750||13 October - 19 October 2017 - £795||20 October - 26 October 2017 - £1415|
|27 October - 21 December 2017 - £695||22 December - 04 January 2018 - £1645|
Speedwell has live availability and prices. Click on the start date to begin you booking. Booking information and options and extras available at Speedwell are detailed below.Booking Fee £19.75 per booking Cot & High Chair £0.00 per booking Towels (Bath & Hand Towel) £0.00 per person per booking WiFi Internet Free WiFi Internet Heating & Electricity Free of chargeBed Linen Free of chargeBooking Deposit 25% (min £250.00)of cottage rental Security Bond Refundable Deposit £250 per booking
Speedwell has short break self catering holiday availability on the Purbeck. These are the short break periods.Speedwell Short Breaks 2017 27th October to 14th December Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks
Pricing and Booking Notes for SpeedwellArrival Time 17:00 Departure Time 11:00 Sleeps 9 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3
Worth Matravers is a pretty rural village within a short walk of the sea on the Southern side of Purbeck in Dorset. This charming and traditional village boasts a village duck pond, a historic church, attractive stone cottages and a renowned local public house (Square and Compass Public House) which has a calendar of traditional village activities including stone carving and pumpkin growing.
The coastline below Worth Matravers is well known for the dramatic landscape and abundance of wildlife. It is a popular spot with walkers who stop off while walking along the coastal path and some take the time to have a swim.
It's for anyone who likes to live life adventurously - you don’t have to be a seasoned explorer to enjoy a Go Ape experience! Go Ape offers up to three hours of tree top fun. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have some fun. The Moors Valley GoApe Country Park is within a 40min drive of Purbeck and is a great day out for the whole family. goape.co.uk
The Isle of Purbeck is a peninsular of land located in the South of Dorset and is famous for its sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. The sea surrounds Purbeck on three sides and nowhere is for from the coast. Apart from the small town of Swanage, the Isle of Purbeck is made up of small rural hamlets and traditional villages.
The North side of Purbeck is dominated by a wooded and heathland nature reserve and where it meets the water of Poole Harbour it attracts a great deal of bird life. The East coast of Purbeck is known for the two long sandy beaches at Studland and Swanage but also for the limestone pillars at Old Harry's Rocks. Along the South Coast is the start of the Jurassic Coast which is characterised by impressive coastal formations like Dancing Ledge and Durdle Door but also for quiet coves and peaceful beaches for swimming.
Much of Purbeck has been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the vast majority of Purbeck remains in the hands of nature. This is ideal for walkers and cyclists who are free to explore large areas of countryside and take in a number of wondrous locations.
The Isle of Purbeck has a number of events which take place throughout the year. To find out more about local events go to our Purbeck Events pages.
Walking, Nature & Wild Life Links:
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Details of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and ways to enjoy them with walking and cycling information as well as some great places to see. - www.dorsetaonb.org.uk
Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve - Find out more about the efforts to conserve the marine wildlife, where you might find some sea horses and how you can also get involved with fun projects. - www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk
Purbeck Coast Walks - A walking route along the Purbeck Coast with links to other walks nearby - www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walks/walks/walk_a/2579/
Where to Ride Purbeck - Cycle routes and information for Purbeck - www.britishcycling.org.uk/
Speedwell enjoys a great view down to the Jurassic Coast and a footpath runs near to the cottage and down to Winspit Bay. This dramatic Jurassic Coast location has a bay for swimming as well as fantastic coastal scenery, caves, rock stacks and a history of hand quarrying and smuggling. Speedwell Cottage is also within a pleasant walk of St Aldhelms Head and Dancing Ledge. St Aldhelms Head is to the West and Dancing Ledge to the East and both can be reached via the coastal path from Winspit.
Bus and train travel is an excellent way to see Purbeck and can be very useful when walking or exploring the peninsula. For all your local public transport information as well as taxis visit Speedwell Public Transport Purbeck Dorset »
For walking information on Purbeck Dorset visit Purbeck Walking Holiday Information »
The access statement is designed to help our guests with disabilities to choose a suitable self catering holiday cottage and check that the accommodation matches specific requirements. If you have any questions about disabled access in any of our holiday cottages please call us on 01929 481555.
Speedwell is a detached two storey stone cottage close to the centre of Worth Matravers. The property enjoys good circulation, both internally and externally, but it is not recommended for users of wheel chairs. Use of the single stone built garage is excluded from the holiday letting.
Please also refer to Island Cottage Holidays website. The nearest main line railway station is at Wareham circa 20 minutes distant. There is a limited bus service to the village.
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
There is a loose stone covered drive for 3 cars, approximately 10m from the main entrance to the cottage which is accessed by a wooden five bar pedestrian gate. Between the gate and the main entrance there are two steps down.
Main Entrance and Ground Floor
The keysafe is on the left hand wall beneath the porch. From the entrance lobby there are two steps up to the kitchen and two steps up to the sitting room. The downstairs bedroom with a standard double bed and separate slate tiled cloakroom/shower room are on the same level as the lobby.
Doorways are generally circa 80cm wide and the furnishings/fittings appropriate for 8/9 people are complementary to the spacious and well laid out accommodation.
There is a single step up from the kitchen to both the pantry and dining room. The external door leading directly into the kitchen has reduced headroom. The kitchen has traditional wooden units and a Belfast sink at a finished height of 90cm. There is a ceramic electric hob with single electric oven beneath. The pantry has a large fridge with two drawer freezer, washer/drier, dishwasher micro wave and small sink with oak topped work surfaces. Both rooms have stone floors.
The sitting room is very spacious and comfortably furnished with a lovely southerly aspect and French doors leading down four steps to a large terraced area. This room has a dark wooden floor and a wood burning stove built into an attractive raised Purbeck stone fireplace with a log store beneath. The main external covered log storage area is easily accessed from the sitting room by a separate wooden door.
The small playroom/study also has the same dark wooden floor and leads into a charming dining room with a stone floor, another wood burning stove and part wood panelled walls. The rectangular french oak table can hold up to ten people.
There is a narrow single flight staircase to the first floor landing with three bedrooms (including one ensuite bathroom) and a separate family bathroom leading off it.
The bathrooms have fully tiled floors, part tiled and timber panelled walls. The stairs, landing and bedrooms are all close carpeted.
The bedrooms, including ground floor, all have feather duvets and pillows with cotton sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases. The first floor bedrooms are arranged as follows:
Main bedroom (with en suite bathroom) spacious room with king size double bed, spectacular sea and garden views.
Middle bedroom – small, designated as a single room, with standard double bed fitted wardrobe and views across the garden. Pleas note it is only possible to access the bed from one side.
Childrens bedroom – a good sized room with a bunk bed and a separate single bed; views across the garden.
The garden which is mainly surrounded by stone walls is just over a quarter of an acre roughly rectangular in shape. It is mainly laid to grass with large stone terraced areas and some concrete paths. There is a raised children’s sand pit in two sections.
There is a large trampoline, without a safety net surround, which must be used with care and appropriate adult supervision. There are two outdoor tables benches and chairs. A barbeque is not provided.
An information folder and separate instructions/list of amenities is left on the dining room table for the arrival of all guests together with a Visitors Book and a notepad for recording any items in need of repair.
Replacement bulbs, batteries and a torch can be found in the cupboard beneath the telephone and Wifi router in the kitchen. The code for the Wifi is also by the router. Two additional torches are in the bedside cabinets in the main bedroom.
No dogs or animals are allowed in the cottage or garden
Use of candles only permitted under controlled conditions.
Strictly no smoking inside the cottage.
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The cottage description, photos and cottage details for Speedwell Worth Matravers, Dorset were updated on 23/07/2017 10:40:33
Speedwell has 84 days available for Purbeck self catering holidays from the 23rd July 2017 to 31st December 2017. That means Speedwell is 48.15% booked for this holiday period with 11.1 weeks confirmed so far.