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Romantic hideaway
Seating area with sea views
Bright kitchen
Comfy king-size bed
Lounge with View of garden
Inside view looking towards the garden
Hideaway and relax
Cosy cottage
Sit outside and taken in the fresh air
Shower room
1 / 10  Romantic hideaway
2 / 10  Seating area with sea views
3 / 10  Bright kitchen
4 / 10  Comfy king-size bed
5 / 10  Lounge with View of garden
6 / 10  Inside view looking towards the garden
7 / 10  Hideaway and relax
8 / 10  Cosy cottage
9 / 10  Sit outside and taken in the fresh air
10 / 10  Shower room

Stone Barn

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Cosy and romantic hideaway for two in the Dorset countryside
  • Situated in the grounds of a large Purbeck stone house
  • Lovely secluded garden with wonderful countryside and sea views
  • A stone’s throw from the renowned Priests Way with fantastic walks and cycle routes
Property code: IC131

Nestled in the grounds of a large house on the outskirts of Worth Matravers, this charming cottage offers a peaceful hideaway in the stunning Dorset countryside.

This lovely stone cottage is full of character. In centuries past it was a small stone sanctuary with spring water for priests making the journey from St Aldhelm's Head to Swanage along the Priests Way. It now stands in the grounds of a lovely large Purbeck stone house on the edge of Worth Matravers. Stone Barn has wonderful open views across fields to the sea. It is peacefully located at the end of a quiet lane with many scenic walks and cycle routes nearby. The sea at Dancing Ledge is within a 15-minute walk and the coastal path can be followed eastwards to Swanage and onwards to Studland. In a westerly direction the trail heads to Chapman's pool, Kimmeridge and Lulworth.

Stone Barn is largely open plan with a wide archway between the living and sleeping areas. It offers a cosy base for guests looking to explore the beautiful Purbeck countryside. The property has eco underfloor heating in the bedroom and living areas, an attractive painted wooden ceiling and exposed stone walls. Once inside, Stone Barn is all on one level. There is a king size double bed with drawer space and a small wardrobe, as well as an en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. The fitted kitchen area has a refrigerator with ice box, combination microwave, oven, electric hob, and slimline dishwasher. A comfortable sofa is provided, plus TV with Freesat and complimentary WiFi. The dining table is positioned by the French doors with views across the garden and fields, out to sea. Central heating and electricity is without extra charge.

Please be aware that there are three fairly steep stone steps to the front door. The cottage has a delightful enclosed south facing garden laid to lawn with mature plants and trees dotting the perimeter. An outdoor table and chairs, plus loungers and a BBQ are provided so that guests can relax and have meals in the sunshine whilst enjoying the wonderful open views towards the sea. The garden has an abundance of bird life and wild life with tawny owls, badgers, rabbits and pheasants being frequent visitors. One car can be parked just outside the cottage. The renowned Square & Compass public house is within a five-minute walk, as is the charming village pond and a pretty tea shop and restaurant.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room with a WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 small dog welcome   
  • A short stroll from The Square and Compass pub and a charming tearoom overlooking the pond
  • TV/DVD
  • Arrival: 15:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 59 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Caroline 21st November 2022

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Stone Barn is an absolute little gem 'All good things come in small packages' Has everything you could ask for and more in a holiday cottage. Beautiful location & very peaceful, perfect for walking and exploring.

Reviewed by R 18th November 2022

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This was our second stay at Stone Barn, perfect base for exploring and very comfortable accommodation. We will hopefully be returning soon.

Reviewed by Wendy 4th November 2022

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Very attractive place to stay. Lovely garden and outlook. Perfect for two.

Reviewed by Gerald 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by John 7th October 2022

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Excellent location for a relaxing holiday. Lovely property.

Reviewed by Christopher 30th September 2022

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Great little hideaway for one person or cosy couple. I love the compact layout which suited me really well. Lovely setting looking out over the private garden to a distant sea view. Host very helpful and obliging. Easy parking. Very peaceful and with easy access to the village and coast walks. Facilities all fine and pretty modern but still with a Read morerustic feel. Booked two years in a row as I liked it so much. Hide

Reviewed by June 23rd September 2022

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Cottage location is excellent for the coastal footpath and with sea views from the garden. A short walk across the fiels to the village. Small but a good size for two and well fitted out with a nice enclosed garden space.

Reviewed by John 9th September 2022

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Good location for walking and local pub. The barn is very clean and well equipped. The property is very compact not much room to store large items ie. Suitcase. The steps leading to the front door are steep.

Reviewed by Ian 26th August 2022

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Reviewed by Katherine 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Nigel 12th August 2022

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The cottage was lovely and clean. The bed was very comfortable. The shower worked really well. The view was amazing especially when the full moon came out too. Took some great photos of it.

Reviewed by Paul 5th August 2022

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We had a lovely week in Stone Barn with everything we needed. The sea view and garden were great for relaxing and access to walks along the coastal path is really good. The cottage is compact but for 2 this was not a problem. Really good location for visiting Corfe Castle, Swanage and Lulworth Cove etc. The local pub is great for a drink, such a piRead morety they don't do meals. Hide

Reviewed by Emily 29th July 2022

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Lovely space inside and GORGEOUS garden. Perfectly clean and had everything we needed for a wonderful stay. We would absolutely stay again.

Reviewed by Pip 22nd July 2022

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The stone barn is well designed and fitted to a high standard, great use of a small space. The garden is perfect for dogs, sunbathing or reading in the shade. Great view of the valley and the sea. We'd go there again.

Reviewed by Charles 17th July 2022

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Reviewed by Della 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Lynda 24th June 2022

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Loved our week here,cottage in peaceful location but near to local attractions, garden with beautiful views and enclosed for our dog.

Reviewed by Steve 10th June 2022

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The Cottage was well appointed, very clean and tidy and in an excellent location, with good off road parking. The garden was fully dog proof and secluded with a lovely view down to the sea. The location was ideal for walking on the coastal path and close by car to Swanage and Corfe. The local pub, the Square and Compass was less than 10 minutes walRead morek from the cottage and has the same excellent views of the sea. We enjoyed our stay very much. Thanks You Hide

Reviewed by Jon 3rd June 2022

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Stone Barn is ideally located for those who want to explore the numerous footpaths of Worth Matravers and the Jurassic Coast. It has everything one would need for a comfortable and enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed by Karen 27th May 2022

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Beautiful little retreat with everything a couple (and dog) could need for a great holiday. Rob and Mel have made this place a delight to stay in and with fabulous views and secluded garden you couldnt ask for more. We will certainly return.

Reviewed by Kevin 20th May 2022

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It really is a lovely little cottage. Mel has thought of everything. We loved being there and the garden was so lovely to sit in and listen to the birds. The cottage is so comfortable. Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage. It is so close to lots of walks, we just ran out of time to fit everything in.

Reviewed by Ian 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Malcolm 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Laura 1st April 2022

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Reviewed by Jennifer 25th March 2022

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Small but perfectly formed, Stone Barn is a very comfortable place to stay. Lovely to look at the sea & enjoy the garden. Many great walks straight from the door so you can leave the car behind. Plenty of places to visit within a short driving distance. We enjoyed our stay, even the getting windswept on the Coastal Path. Highly recommend and good vRead morealue for money. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 21st March 2022

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While this is a small space, it has been so cleverly and tastefully appointed that it feels spacious. It is extremely comfortable and has all the cooking equipment you need. The dishwasher is a bonus! The garden is a lovely space with stunning views towards the sea. The location is ideal for the southwest coastal path and the Priests Way on the dooRead morer step. The pub in Worth Maltravers is well worth a visit for their home brewed cider. We would definitely return to this very comfortable barn. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 15th March 2022

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Reviewed by Dave 9th March 2022

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Very nice private and comfortable little bolt hole in the garden of a larger house. Lovely sea views from the property and a great enclosed garden for our dog. Some great walks direct from the cottage along with other attractions not far away. Although the weather was not great when we were there the property felt nice and warm with underfloor heatRead moreing and wall mounted radiators. Would recommend to anyone seeking a really chilled time away with or without a dog Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 5th March 2022

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Absolutely beautiful little cottage. Wanted to book this cottage for ages & as soon as we were able to we did. We certainly were not disappointed. Fell in love with the place instantly & didn't want to leave. Immaculately clean & so well presented. Had everything you could want and more. All good things come in small packages & this cottage certainRead morely has it! Hide

Reviewed by Sheena 18th February 2022

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A lovely cosy get away with the best views! Everything was lovely and clean throughout. Comfy bed, that ensured we slept well. Would certainly stay here again.

Reviewed by Maria 4th February 2022

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What a little Gem. We walked in and instantly felt at home. Lovely underfloor heating which made the place feel really cozy. The hosts have thought of everything. Usually there would be something that would be missing but not here. They have used the space perfectly and it has every everything you would need. The garden was beautiful with stunning Read moreviews of the sea. Although it is bijou, we couldnt fault it and loved every minute! Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Frank 21st January 2022

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Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, superb location, owners very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Georgina 24th December 2021

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We had a wonderful stay here. The accommodation is very clean, comfortable and is tastefully decorated, with everything two people would need. There is a pleasant garden with a view of the sea from the window. The village is a five minute walk away where you can visit the friendly Square and Compass pub or walk to the coast. Further afield there arRead moree limitless sites and attractions to be enjoyed. Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 10th December 2021

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Absolutely amazing little find. So beautifully done the space has been utilised so well. Just the perfect romantic get away. The host Mel was an absolute angel. Just cannot wait to go back next year. Loved the village so pretty & quaint. So peaceful & beautiful. Cant recommend it enough. Just wonderful

Reviewed by Anthony 3rd December 2021

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Reviewed by Zoe 19th November 2021

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Good things come in tiny packages A perfect little retreat with everything you need. A beautifully presented holiday home,

Reviewed by Anthony 29th October 2021

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Very clean with a lovely view over the sea. It was marvelous to watch the clouds while having breakfast. Worth Matravers is a beautiful village.

Reviewed by Julie 22nd October 2021

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Fabulous location. Cottage cleverly arranged to maximise space. Just lovely.

Reviewed by Liz 8th October 2021

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A spotlessly clean cottage in a beautiful setting. It is very compact but has everything we needed for our week's stay. It is ideal to access several walks in the area without using the car. We will defintely be back sometime.

Reviewed by Vivien 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Andrew 24th September 2021

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Our stay at the Stone Barn was delightful. The property had everything that we required the garden is its crowning glory with a view not to be missed. The Barn is in an idyllic position close to Swanage and Studland bay and a few miles from Corfe Castle. We will certainly recommend it to our friends and hopefully book again soon

Reviewed by Christopher 17th September 2021

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Super, compact cottage in a lovely, peaceful location with views down to the sea. Everything I needed. New kitchen and small but usable shower room. Lovely private garden. Located down a quiet lane close to great coastal scenery and not far from the village pub (great ciders but limited food). Plenty to see and do in the area, for which a car wouldRead more be mostly be the easiest option. Helpful owner on site. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 10th September 2021

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Quiet getaway location with lovely garden.

Reviewed by Michelle 20th August 2021

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An amazing cottage that has fantastic views from the enclosed private garden. Ideal for long weekends, for people who enjoy walking.

Reviewed by Elisabeth 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Audrey 23rd July 2021

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Bijou but adequate for two people with all essential equipment provided. Lovely quiet location with attractive garden with sea views. Good local pub within a short walk and great walks to the sea. Would highly recommend this holiday property.

Reviewed by Katherine 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by David 9th July 2021

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Small but comfortable and cosy with well fitted kitchen units . Position and garden with sea views are superb . We will happily revisit

Reviewed by Jane 25th June 2021

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This is a very well thought out property and the attention to detail is excellent. The ownersgo out of their way to make sure everything is perfect for their guests.

Reviewed by Kenneth 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Pippa 11th June 2021

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Great location, snug but entirely adequate for two for the week. Owner very helpful.

Reviewed by Lavinia 21st May 2021

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This place is simply beautiful! The pictures dont do this place justice, we didnt want to leave. Very comfortable bed and amazingly equipped kitchen. A fabulous place for a couples get away.

Reviewed by William 7th May 2021

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Great place to stay comfy warm great for our little dog.nice walks in worth matravers.Tasty real ale at the pub whats not to like

Reviewed by Maureen 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by margaret 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Marion 12th April 2021

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We had a wonderful 5 day break in this lovely cottage, it was immaculately clean,warm,had a very comfy bed and well equipped kitchen and an amazing view to the sea.The living area is small but worked well for us.It has a large pretty garden which is enclosed. We really enjoyed being able to walk from the cottage accessing the coast path from a pathRead more a few hundred metres along the road. Hide

Reviewed by Geoffrey 26th December 2020

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Perfect accommodation, had everything we needed . Great location , quiet and lovely view

Reviewed by Elaine 11th December 2020

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Absolutely delightful little cottage, cosy hide away and perfect for a weekend get away. Our little dog was quite safe in the enclosed garden. The cottage was all ready for us when we arrived and although its immediately adjacent to the main house we were left in privacy to do or own thing. Its self contained and open plan so quite a small space foRead morer an extended stay but perfect for an evening base and night time retreat. Very handy for the pub, which was closed when we were there sadly. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 4th December 2020

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A lovely and well equipped cosy cottage with a wonderful sea view and pretty garden. A good location with access to the coastal path providing some excellent walks and a short drive from here to Corfe Castle, Swanage and Studland. The local pub was closed unfortunately due to the Covid restrictions but there were plenty of others not far away, and Read morethe tea shop in the village did some great pasties and other treats. Hide

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