Romantic hideaway
Seating area for two
Kitchen with view of the garden
King-size bedroom
Lounge with view of garden
Hideaway and relax
Cosey cottage
Sit outside and taken in the fresh air
1 / 8  Romantic hideaway
2 / 8  Seating area for two
3 / 8  Kitchen with view of the garden
4 / 8  King-size bedroom
5 / 8  Lounge with view of garden
6 / 8  Hideaway and relax
7 / 8  Cosey cottage
8 / 8  Sit outside and taken in the fresh air

Stone Barn Cottage - Worth Matravers

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
8 more

At a glance

  • Cosy and romantic hideaway for two in the Dorset countryside
  • Situated in the grounds of a large Purbeck stone house
  • Located on the outskirts of the charming village of Worth Matravers in the Isle of Purbeck
  • Lovely secluded garden with wonderful countryside and sea views
  • A stone’s throw from the renowned Priests Way with fantastic walks and cycle routes
  • A short stroll from The Square and Compass pub and a charming tearoom overlooking the pond
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 butler sink, 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 hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Short walk to the local pub, tearoom and restaurant
  • TV

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 4 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Siobhan 9th November 2018

We felt that this property was overpriced. Have stayed in hotel rooms bigger! Saying that the location was beautiful.

Reviewed by J 17th August 2018

A delightful little cottage in a wonderful location.


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