With panoramic sea and country views, this lovely and spacious stone cottage is ideal for a large family looking to explore the beautiful countryside and wonderful coastline of the Isle of Purbeck.
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 renowned 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 picturesque village of Corfe Castle famous for its mediaeval 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 Speedwell is a traditional Purbeck stone cottage with parts of it dating back 200 years, situated within a Conservation Area. In 2010 Speedwell was skilfully extended and refurbished to provide spacious and attractive accommodation which has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. The cottage is centrally heated, the bedrooms have fitted carpets and the living rooms and bathrooms have a mixture of Purbeck stone floors, slate tiles and oak flooring with rugs. The cottage comfortably sleeps eight to nine guests in four bedrooms.
On the ground floor there is a 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 terrace. Two seats by the glazed doors provide the perfect 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 unwind in front of a real fire. A door opens into a separate sitting area with a sofa, children's games and an additional TV and DVD player. The dining room is spacious and charming with a Purbeck stone floor and a large table which can comfortably accommodate nine people. Meals can be prepared and cooked in the well-equipped galley style kitchen with attractive wooden units, hard wood work tops and an electric oven and hob with extractor. An adjoining utility area houses the microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer. There is a ground floor double bedroom - a light and airy room with a French door opening on to another patio in the garden. Adjacent to this room is a fully tiled shower room with a built in shower, basin and WC.
A fairly narrow and steep staircase leads to the first floor where there are three bedrooms; the master bedroom is 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 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 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 and high chair are available. WiFi internet and a telephone for incoming and outgoing calls is also available.
Speedwell has a 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 and Compass public house and Worth Tea and Supper Rooms are within a five-minute walk, and there is a village shop in Langton Matravers - two miles away. A limited rural bus service is available.