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View towards the property
Master bedroom offering its own wood burner
Double bedroom with cosy woodburner
Bright twin bedroom also offering a woodburner
Beautiful view from the property
A light filled lounge offering an inviting sofa, TV, and an open fire
The second lounge: a cosy space with another open fire, armchairs, and a leather sofa.
Kitchen/diner including an AGA oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine
Enjoy the beautiful views surrounding the property
Views across the Jurassic Coast
This property enjoys a stunning clifftop location with spectacular sea views
Breath-taking sea views to be enjoyed from the garden and many the cottage’s rooms
Idyllic place to relax and play
View of St Aldhelm's Chapel
1 / 14  View towards the property
2 / 14  Master bedroom offering its own wood burner
3 / 14  Double bedroom with cosy woodburner
4 / 14  Bright twin bedroom also offering a woodburner
5 / 14  Beautiful view from the property
6 / 14  A light filled lounge offering an inviting sofa, TV, and an open fire
7 / 14  The second lounge: a cosy space with another open fire, armchairs, and a leather sofa.
8 / 14  Kitchen/diner including an AGA oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine
9 / 14  Enjoy the beautiful views surrounding the property
10 / 14  Views across the Jurassic Coast
11 / 14  This property enjoys a stunning clifftop location with spectacular sea views
12 / 14  Breath-taking sea views to be enjoyed from the garden and many the cottage’s rooms
13 / 14  Idyllic place to relax and play
14 / 14  View of St Aldhelm's Chapel

Coastguard Cottage - Worth Matravers

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 3 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
VE 3 star Gold
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional coastal cottage sleeping up to six guests
  • Quiet location on the clifftop at St Alban’s Head on the Dorset coast
  • Breath-taking sea views to be enjoyed from the garden and many the cottage’s rooms
  • Plenty of space to relax, with two separate lounge rooms and four bedrooms
  • Secluded cove, ideal for swimming, within walking distance
  • Excellent location on the Isle of Purbeck with a short drive to Swanage
Property code: IC036

Former-coastguard’s cottage sleeping six guests in four bedrooms, offering spectacular sea views and a spacious lawned garden, located on St Alban’s Head on the Isle of Purbeck peninsula.

Coastguard Cottage is situated in a truly exceptional position on the cliff top of St Albans Head, surrounded by the rolling hills and countryside of the Isle of Purbeck with views of the sea and of the spectacular Jurassic coastline, both westwards and eastwards. The cottage is in a peaceful oasis which offers a wonderful escape with beautiful coastal walks and miles of cycling routes along quiet lanes and bridleways. It is also a great spot for bird watching with Peregrine Falcons and sky larks as frequent visitors. The small cove of Chapman's Pool is within a 20 minute walk - only accessible by boat or walking, it is a quiet spot for a swim and perfect for fossil hunting. The large, sandy beach of Swanage is within a 15 minute drive and here, swimming, paddling, fishing, diving and boating can be enjoyed along with steam train rides to the nearby picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Worth Matravers is approximately two miles from the cottage and here, there is a traditional public house renowned for its local ciders, plus a tea shop/supper room. Visitors can also walk to Kingston where there is a great public house for meals.

Coastguard Cottage is comprised of two cottages which have been combined and renovated in recent years to provide attractive and comfortable accommodation for six people in four bedrooms. It is one of a small terrace of four properties with coastal views from almost every room in the cottage. It is a light and spacious property with attractive tiled floors downstairs and hessian fitted carpets upstairs. The cottage is warmed with storage heaters, two open fires and three wood burning stoves.

There are two sitting room areas interlinked by French doors; one with a large comfortable leather sofa, arm chair and open fire and in the second area a further sofa, arm chairs, wall mounted flat screen television with Freeview and another open fire; a games room with a pool table; a lovely fitted kitchen with wooden units, hardwood work tops, a Belfast sink, an AGA for cooking and heating, microwave, large fridge freezer and washing machine, plus a lovely dining area by one of the windows overlooking the garden; a cloakroom with WC and basin which also provides access to the rear garden.

Stairs lead up to four spacious bedrooms which all enjoy coastal views; three double bedrooms and one twin. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and wood burning stove. There is also a wood burning stove in the twin room and attractive Victorian feature fireplaces in the other two bedrooms. There is a small bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, basin and WC. A travel cot and high chair can be provided. A small, portable electric oven with two hot plates can also be made available on request. Heating and electricity is at no extra charge. WiFi available

Coastguard cottage has walled and gated gardens with a large lawn. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided so that meals can be enjoyed outside. There is plenty of space for visitors to relax and for games to be played. A gate opens from the rear garden on to a track which leads to the cliff top and coastal path; a two minute walk away. Three cars can be parked just outside the front gate. Visitors should be aware that: this cottage is accessed via a rough stone track of one and a half miles which is not suitable for low profile cars and it is necessary to drive slowly; children need to be closely supervised at all times as although the gardens are walled and gated, they are not secure and the unfenced cliff edge is within a couple of minutes walk; the cottage is not on mains water but has a rainwater system which is stored in large underground tanks and is treated by ultra violet light. An initial supply of bottled drinking water from a nearby mains water supply is left for visitors who have any concerns.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 2 doubles, and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with shower-over-3/4 sized bath and WC
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Woodburner (logs are not included)
  • AGA oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Games room with pool table
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Cottage is not on mains water and an initial supply of bottle water is provided
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Pub and shop 1.5 miles, beach 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jodie 10th January 2020

A very special place! Remote location with challenging 1.5 mile track to property but so worth it! Stunning views. Cosy, quirky cottage...didn't want to leave!

Reviewed by Sophie 23rd December 2019

Lovely cottage in a beautifully remote area. If going in winter make sure you have a car suited for a bumpy road and deep puddles. Beds are a bit uncomfortable but other than that it was lovely. Amazing walking right on your doorstep!

Reviewed by Joanna 6th December 2019

This holiday cottage is absolutely perfect and I couldn't recommend it more. The location is spectacular with incredible views in every angle. The cottage itself is very comfortable and very cosy with the open fires in multiple rooms.

Reviewed by Andrew 4th October 2019

It's very difficult to think of anything we weren't happy with. It was a delight to be able to stay in No 2 Coastguard Cottages.

Reviewed by Fiona 20th September 2019

Beautiful cosy cottage in cliff top position, amazing and unsurpassed views across the coastline. You will have a wonderful stay whatever the weather. The quiet and isolation are very special in a rental property so whether you want to travel or stay put this will meet your requirements. The access road is in poor condition however and a high clearRead moreance vehicle with off road tyres is recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 30th August 2019

A wonderful dreamy spot and very clean and comfortable Cottage - a retreat from it all - no need for paintings on the walls here - the views say it all - cannot wait to return - suggest to take sturdy boots if walking as the track is stony (our Skoda Fabia made it fine - just need to go slow).

Reviewed by KEITH 23rd August 2019

Large cottage and gardens; comfortable living room and bedrooms but the bathroom is very small. Fantastic views; remote and away from the crowds. Great walks to rocky coves suitable for swimming and rock pooling; Chandlers Pool and Winspit. The local pub and tea rooms in Worth Matravers are excellent. Lovely situation on the South Costal Path; my cRead morehildren and the dog really had a great time! Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 16th August 2019

We had a wonderful week in August at the lovely spacious cottage. Perfect for families with dogs. The views are absolutely stunning and the cottage with its Aga very cosy. Only point to note as in other reviews is the one track leading to the cottage is very pot holed, so you do really need a raised car or 4 x 4 vehicle.

Reviewed by Tom 9th August 2019

Superb location, great if you want to get away from it, stayed with our 2 children (5 and 6) their 2 grand mothers and dog and had a great time, theres a fair bit to do in the area, we didnt drive any further than 10 miles away from the cottage all week. Clean, plenty of space, kitchen well equipped. Road to the cottage is bumpy but we managed no pRead moreroblem in 2 normal cars, you just have to pick your path! Coastwatch guys are worth popping in on if your there. All round great week well be back! Hide

Reviewed by Katrina 5th July 2019

We had a lovely start at the coastguard cottage. The most beautiful location on the top of a cliff and cosy bedrooms. The bathroom was ok but a very small bath (my 6ft4 husband stuck to showers haha) but the shower was great. Lovely kitchen which had everything we needed. And the garden was beautiful and we used the bbq as well which worked very weRead morell. The only issue was the track to get to the cottage. We had a 4x4 and even that wasnt easy. Its 1.5miles so not for most cars. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 28th June 2019

Addition of garden loungers would be a benefit. Overall comfortable with excellent views. Dirt track road to property is worthy of a 4 x 4.

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View towards the property
Master bedroom offering its own wood burner
Double bedroom with cosy woodburner
Bright twin bedroom also offering a woodburner
Beautiful view from the property
A light filled lounge offering an inviting sofa, TV, and an open fire
The second lounge: a cosy space with another open fire, armchairs, and a leather sofa.
Kitchen/diner including an AGA oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine
Enjoy the beautiful views surrounding the property
Views across the Jurassic Coast
This property enjoys a stunning clifftop location with spectacular sea views
Show 2 moreBreath-taking sea views to be enjoyed from the garden and many the cottage’s rooms

Location

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