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Worth Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Grade II listed cottage with beautifully maintained original features and sympathetically updated accommodation
  • Almost one acre of split-level gardens offering a private outdoor space in which to relax
  • Award winning pub with stunning sea views located within walking distance of the cottage
  • Local footpaths lead to the sea and the coastal path at Winspit
  • Situated just a ten-minute drive from the seaside resort of Swanage with its sandy beach
Property code: IC175

Traditional Purbeck cottage, offering thoughtfully maintained period-style accommodation for up to nine, set within almost one acre of attractive grounds, located in the Dorset village of Worth Matravers.

This detached cottage is beautifully situated close to the centre of the charming coastal village of Worth Matravers, only a stones throw from the pretty village green with its pond and resident ducks. The village is surrounded by the spectacular rolling Purbeck hills, and the sea at Winspit is within a pleasant 15-minute walk. This is part of the renowned Jurassic Coast and is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with World Heritage status. It is a magnificent walking and cycling area; footpaths can be followed almost directly from the cottage to join the coastal path which leads westwards to Chapmans Pool and the picturesque bays and villages of Kimmeridge and Lulworth, or eastwards to the seaside resort of Swanage where there is a large, sandy beach which gently slopes into the water. Here, visitors can enjoy swimming, paddling, boating, fishing and diving, or a ride on the steam train to the nearby historic village of Corfe Castle.

Worth Cottage is a traditional Purbeck stone property with pretty windows, wood beams and wood burning stoves. It provides attractive accommodation, furnished and equipped with care to a high standard. It accommodates eight to nine guests in four bedrooms. On the ground floor there is an open-plan fitted kitchen with a Provence style tiled floor, electric double oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator and wine fridge; a central dining area where meals can be enjoyed; a utility room with a washer/dryer, separate WC, a charming country house style sitting room with large sofas, a wood burning stove, flat screen television with a DVD player and Freesat; one large shower room with a built in shower, basin and W.C.; a spacious master bedroom with a king-size double bed, an oak floor, a vaulted ceiling with beams, and floor to ceiling windows. The added addition of a sofa, wood burning stove and television makes this another cosy place to relax.

An ancient door opens from the kitchen area to reveal a concealed staircase which leads up to three more bedrooms; a second master bedroom - a particularly spacious room with a king-size bed, beamed ceiling, plus an area to relax with a sofa, arm chair and third television. In addition there is a handsome double room and a twin bedroom. A sofa bed in the lounge can be provided for children, plus a travel cot and high chair.  Additionally there is a bathroom on the first floor which has a separate shower and freestanding bath, basin and WC. Central heating and electricity is at no extra charge. There is a telephone for incoming calls and local outgoing calls. WiFi internet is also available.

Worth Cottage has a delightful garden of almost an acre with a large lawn, attractive shrubberies, a barbecue area and a spacious terrace adjacent to the cottage with garden furniture. The garden is on two levels and is walled and gated. There is also a walled courtyard on the far side of the cottage with a gate providing a second access to the lane. Within a two-minute walk visitors can enjoy cream teas and meals at the small restaurant overlooking the green, or indulge in local ciders and pasties at the renowned Square and Compass - a public house with mesmerising sea views from its gardens. Four/five cars can be parked in the cottage drive and there is a limited rural bus service. Corfe Castle and Swanage are within a ten-minute drive.

  • Sleeps 8+1
  • 4 bedrooms - 2 king-size, 1 double, and 1 twins
  • Additional fold-out bed suitable for a child available on request at a supplementary charge
  • 1 Shower room with WC and basin, 1 separate WC with basin and 1 family bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, WC and basin
  • TV/DVD, plus additional TV in the two king-size rooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Towels available to hire
  • Cot and highchair available to hire
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 4/5 cars
  • Pub and beach within walking distance, shop 1.5 miles
  • Electric vehicle charging point available - charges payable directly to owner
  • Arrival: 17:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Judith 12th August 2022

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We loved the new improvements, especially the addition of a bath!

Reviewed by Christine 8th July 2022

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We spent a wonderful week in this characterful cottage and would love to come back sometime! Cottage is very well equipped and in a great location. My husband has some mobility issues and would have struggled a bit with the stairs so the downstairs bedroom was perfect for us. The weather was so hot that we were able to enjoy family meals outside buRead moret the large table in the kitchen was great for family breakfasts. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 1st July 2022

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We had a lovely one week stay at Worth Cottage in July. We were very impressed with the cottage and would happily consider revisiting again next year.

Reviewed by Judith 13th August 2021

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We love this cottage and have visited 5 or 6 times. We would describe it as shabby/chic - perfect for family get togethers. The long kitchen table is perfect for sharing family meals or fabric printing T shirts with the grandchildren This year the standard of cleanliness was disappointing...appalling ,considering we had given you the extra time andRead more worryingly as our group included over 70s and young children Top freezer frozen in fridge, and missing shelves in the door of the main fridge Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Valerie 2nd July 2021

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