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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
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.

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

  • 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

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 38 guest ratings

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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

Reviewed by Pat 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Audrey 9th October 2020

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A lovely cottage, lovely owners, beautiful location. A nice view of the sea from house and garden. The garden was great for the dog, as was the field and paths next to. A good small shop & post office at Worth Matravers for essentials. Plenty of diverse exploring in the area.

Reviewed by Lindsay 2nd October 2020

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Perfect setting and so peaceful. Local walks were plentiful and the scenery was spectacular.

Reviewed by Monton 25th September 2020

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We love the stone barn, beautiful and perfectly formed. It has the most stunning view of the coast and lot of wildlife activities in the garden. Its also a lovely placed to be rained in to watch and listen to the sound of the rain.

Reviewed by Susan 18th September 2020

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Lovely cosy little barn in the most stunning of locations. 5 minutes walk into Worth Matravers and the local pub. Beautiful coastal and country walks literally on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Charlotte 28th August 2020

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Perfect getaway .

Reviewed by John 21st August 2020

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Cottage was very clean, well appointed, peaceful and in a pretty location. Great for walks and a brilliant pub nearby.

Reviewed by Stefan 7th August 2020

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The Stone Barn cottage is embedded in a beautiful, small garden, from which you have a wonderful view over the gras meadows to the sea. The cottage is beautiful furnished and very comfortably. The modern kitchenette is well equipped and the sleep, dining and living area are very inviting. Direct from the cottage you can take breathtaking and stunniRead moreng coastal walks. We were there for the second time. We can fully recomnend it. Hide

Reviewed by Nick 31st July 2020

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Idyllic setting, the little stone barn and the gorgeous walled garden with sea view. The living accommodation is intimate so will suit couples who are comfortable together, and especially those with a dog.

Reviewed by Sue 13th March 2020

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I loved the stone barn and garden. The view was fabulous and the bonus was spotting two tawny owls in the tree at dusk. The location was ideal for local walks and visiting studland beach, the Arne reserve, swanage.

Reviewed by Angela 6th March 2020

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We had a lovely stay at Stone Barn. Location was excellent! Close to plenty of beaches and walks. Mel and her husband were very nice. Friendly and discreet. Didn't notice they were around. The cottage has everything needed for a short stay. We were a little surprised at just how small it was but soon settled in. TV and sofa too small however there Read moreis limited room. Bed extremely comfortable and kitchen well equipped. Garden excellent for our dog! And lovely sea views. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 28th February 2020

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I felt at home almost immediately, the cottage is very welcoming. It has and has a beautiful view an is superbly located for lots of walks. Really comfortable and the enclosed garden was perfect for my dog. There was a small gap in the wall and as my dog is a terrier I knew he'd no doubt prefer to go through the hole, by the time I got back from ouRead morer walk Mel had covered up the gap. If I had any questions Mel and Rob were really welcoming, helpful and friendly. I will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Derek 15th February 2020

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Reviewed by Julie 1st February 2020

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Lovely, well equipped though compact cottage in a beautiful location. The beds comfy and its well equipped. It would be great for a quick week away, it is small but ideal for two. We will definitely use again.

Reviewed by Louise 3rd January 2020

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We had a lovely day with amazing views. Enjoyed a cider at the local pub everyone was very welcoming and helpful.Would definitely recommend and will be going back ourselves again

Reviewed by Richard 15th November 2019

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Great little retreat in the most amazing setting! Absolutely spotless and a really comfortable bed - slept well. Well appointed and warm (we were there in November when the weather was 'cold'). Safe for the dog with an enclosed back garden. Only comment was the TV - not the best (a bit small and mounted too high up for comfortable viewing). Still aRead more great cottage - enjoy. Hide

Reviewed by Marilyn 18th October 2019

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Very well maintained and very cosy. Good location for local attractions and beaches

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