View towards cottage from garden
Large lounge
Relax in front of the fire
Well equipped kitchen
Spacious dining room
View towards cottage
Family bathroom
Spacious master bedroom with ensuite
Cosy double bedroom
Triple bedroom
Downstairs double bedroom
Enjoy alfresco dining
Play park across from cottage
1 / 13  View towards cottage from garden
2 / 13  Large lounge
3 / 13  Relax in front of the fire
4 / 13  Well equipped kitchen
5 / 13  Spacious dining room
6 / 13  View towards cottage
7 / 13  Family bathroom
8 / 13  Spacious master bedroom with ensuite
9 / 13  Cosy double bedroom
10 / 13  Triple bedroom
11 / 13  Downstairs double bedroom
12 / 13  Enjoy alfresco dining
13 / 13  Play park across from cottage

Speedwell Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 4 star Gold
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This beautiful stone cottage is perfectly situated in a charming Dorset village
  • Enjoy fantastic rural walks with spectacular coastal scenery
  • A delightful, spacious and attractive holiday cottage
  • Visit Swanage, Studland, Corfe Castle and the Jurassic Coast
  • This is a perfect home for a family holiday with plenty of toys and facilities for children
  • Ideal for enjoying beautiful sandy beaches and picturesque villages
Property code: IC122

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.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 double bedroom, 1 master bedroom with king-size bed, 1 single room with a 4ft 6ins bed (designated as single as accessible from one side only), 1 children’s room with bunk bed and 1 single bed
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob with extractor, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD and wood burner in lounge
  • TV and DVD in second lounge
  • Dining room
  • Garden with patio areas, furniture, trampoline and sand pit
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • This property offers a smaller party discount - please call to enquire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Security deposit - £250 per booking
  • Please note: a fairly narrow and steep staircase leads to the first floor
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and tearooms within short walk away. Langton Matravers 2 miles. Swanage 4 miles

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Janet 28th June 2019

Garden lovely with great views. Great house, lots of space, and good provision of board games, indoor toys and DVDs etc The playground opposite was a bonus and we also enjoyed the 5 minute walk down the lane to the farm to see the cows and hens.

Reviewed by Fern 7th June 2019

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect, with views to the sea. It's close to plenty of things to do. The toys were very welcome as there were three children in our party, and the trampoline and sandpit saw a lot of use. There were a couple of things we felt did let the property down though. The water pressure was very poor.Read more The bedding was filled with feathers which was bad for three of us. The Internet range was poor. A 5pm check in is too late, especially for a Friday. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 26th April 2019

The best equipped cottage we've ever stayed in. Very comfortable and spacious. Beautiful village and a lovely view from the garden.

Reviewed by Mandy 18th February 2019

This property was perfect for both adults and children. There children had a fantastic time with both inside and outside toys and games to play with! We all loved our stay!

Reviewed by Mark 8th February 2019

Home from home in wonderful location.

Reviewed by Paul 30th November 2018

Our fourth visit to Speedwell, despite my previous comment we love this house with a great view and great location. Really cosy in the winter with a fantastic log fire in the lounge. Also I think arrival time of 5pm in the winter in this village in the pitch black of the Dorset countryside is a little unreasonable.

Reviewed by Catriona 23rd November 2018

A lovely cottage in a rural location with lots of space for large families or groups. Thank you for the welcome card and the stockpile of wood for the fire.

Reviewed by Flora 9th November 2018

We had a great week at Speedwell. It's a lovely house, great views and really well set up, particularly if you have kids with you! The area is wonderful too, and being walking distance to the excellent pub in the village is a bonus!

Reviewed by Ron cox September 2017

50 words may be enough words for most properties, not this one! We stayed at the broadchurch on the river property before it was discovered,and used in the series we rented the train coach at selsey before it was covered by the telegraph ,speedwell watch this space!!

Reviewed by Mark Underhill July 2017

Fabulous property, wonderful garden and views. Very clean and comfortable. Spacious inside and out. Three generations of our family all thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The toys in the house and garden were much appreciated. Lots of little extras. Great holiday , thank you.

Reviewed by Philip Smith July 2017

Want peace, quiet and space to enjoy - perfect.

Reviewed by John Law May 2017

Thanks to the owners for leaving such an array of toys for children. It really made the holiday.

Reviewed by Denise Curtis Wrigglesworth March 2017

Perfect house for a family holiday. The owners have created a very comfortable, spacious, warm and thoughtful environment.

Reviewed by Lesley Porter January 2017

Absolutely amazing cottage, very homely and spacious just like the photos and amazing views too. Super!

Reviewed by Mrs S Rowland January 2017

We loved spending Christmas week at Speedwell Cottage and were touched by the thoughtfulness of the owners. When we opened the door we saw they had provided a huge, decorated Christmas tree - what a lovely surprise! Such a pretty village, great local walks and a superb cafe.

Reviewed by Gillie Goodchild December 2016

Speedwell was a wonderful home from home for our special family holiday. It had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing week, with plenty of space for eight adults and two little ones. We enjoyed the garden, the toys, the playground opposite and the lovely walks around the area.

Reviewed by Keith Berry September 2016

A lovely welcoming cottage with beautiful views. Our grandchildren loved all the toys and at every opportunity were out in the garden playing on the trampoline or in the sandpit. The wood burner was pure luxury in the evenings. A wonderful setting to celebrate our Golden Wedding.

Reviewed by Ann Andrews June 2016

Lovely comfortable cottage with lovely atmosphere. Home from home. Really appreciated the log fire and games.Would definitely return

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View towards cottage from garden
Large lounge
Relax in front of the fire
Well equipped kitchen
Spacious dining room
View towards cottage
Family bathroom
Spacious master bedroom with ensuite
Cosy double bedroom
Triple bedroom
Downstairs double bedroom
Show 1 moreEnjoy alfresco dining


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