View of property
Relax as a family
Twin room
Double bedroom
Large shower room
Take your favourite book and read in the court yard
Large garden
Second shower room
Relax in the garden and take in the fresh air
Natural landscape
Try al fresco dining
Dining area
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Worth Cottage

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

  • Grade II listed cottage sleeping 8+1 in four bedrooms
  • Period 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; a central dining area where meals can be enjoyed; a utility area with a washer dryer, second refrigerator and freezer; a charming country house style sitting room with large sofas, a wood burning stove, flat screen television with a DVD player and Freesat; two large shower rooms with built in showers, basins and W.C.s; 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. One folding bed and a sofa bed in the ground floor double bedroom can be provided for children, plus a travel cot and high chair. 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. Two/three 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.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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
  • 2 shower rooms each with shower and WC
  • 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
  • £200 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Off-road parking for 2/3 cars
  • Pub and beach within walking distance, shop 1.5 miles

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Olivia 25th January 2019

The most perfect Dorset cottage in the best location. It was in the most idyllic setting and a stones throw from the famous Square and Compass. Comfortable accommodation and a well equipped kitchen. Well worth a visit!

Reviewed by Toby 14th December 2018

My family attended the cottage in December to celebrate a 60th birthday and we all had a brilliant time (even though the weather was against us!). There are wonderful views from the cottage and its location is very idyllic. The cottage itself was very spacious and having the wood burner was an added bonus! We enjoyed the cottage so much that we eveRead moren asked for a later check out time! Would definitely visit again! Hide

Reviewed by Laila 3rd November 2018

What can I say but thank you for the use of this charming comfortable cottage! It made it even more fun having the a good pub just across the road. We were 4 couples and the house was just right. There was seating for everyone in the lounge and the kitchen served as a dining room and a games table! The countryside is on the doorstep with views acroRead moress the fields. We did a walk down to the quarries on one day and a 5.5 walk to Chapman's Pool another day, both from the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 20th July 2018

A beautiful cottage only a short drive from the beach at Swanage or the stunning Purbeck landscape. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Roy Curry December 2017

This is a good house for a large group. Its proximity to local walks and particularly to the Square & Compass pub - 50 yards and a downhill return - was great. We have been coming to Worth Matravers every November and we had another lovely visit.

Reviewed by Andrew Turner April 2017

We had a fantastic holiday. The weather was kind to us - kinder than we might reasonably have expected - and so we were able to get out and enjoy the coast and countryside.

Reviewed by Alison Houlton December 2016

Beautiful cottage in idyllic surrounding area. Great for a family get together. Walk in the Purbeck's followed by a cream tea or a pint at the local pub, then back to the cottage to put your feet up in-front of the fire. Perfect.

Reviewed by Gillian Mellor July 2016

Worth Cottage was excellent with very good facilities. Bedrooms were well-appointed and comfortable. The location was very good and close to Swanage and Corfe Castle. The kitchen was well stocked with crockery and cutlery and the showers were superb. All in all, we had an excellent week - highly recommended.

Reviewed by Michael Smart February 2016

We loved Worth Cottage and by chance its location was directly opposite the Square & Compass, which was partly the reason for our visit.

Reviewed by Judith Graham September 2015

Despite a very wet week we all had a most enjoyable time. The grandchildren loved the duck pond and duckingham palace... Their sleeping quarters. Outside tables and chairs looked most inviting another year with more sun maybe!

Reviewed by Judith Cooke August 2015

Brilliant location with great views and a lovely garden for sitting in and for games

Reviewed by Colin Slasberg July 2015

Wonderful location in a wonderful part of the world

10 more
View of property
Relax as a family
Twin room
Double bedroom
Large shower room
Take your favourite book and read in the court yard
Large garden
Second shower room
Relax in the garden and take in the fresh air
Natural landscape
Show 1 moreTry al fresco dining


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