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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
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; 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

Enjoy the many opportunities for being out and about in the fresh air here. Head down to the Jurassic Coast, approximately 1 mile away, to follow a stretch of the South West Coast Path in the direction of Kimmeridge Bay, about 7 miles away, or magical Lulworth Cove, 14 miles away. Wander some 0.5 miles to the eery, disused quarry at Winspit, which has featured in a number of science fiction films and TV programmes, including Dr Who. Find bustling Swanage is just 4 miles from Worth Matravers. Head there on foot via the Priests Walk or drive in to go to the sandy beach, browse in the shops and perhaps dine out. From here catch the steam train to the National Trust’s Corfe Castle, which has been a Saxon stronghold, Norman fortress and royal palace – and now offers ruins to explore in a scenic setting. Before returning home pause for afternoon tea and a slice of cake in the tearoom in Worth Matravers or perhaps have a pint in the evening sunshine at the village pub, while taking in the views.

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by CHRISTINE 11th September 2020

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Spacious and comfortable, well equipped cottage in very beautiful location, with easy road access to stunning Purbeck landmarks, towns and resorts. Good walking is available to coast and countryside. Outside area lovely for relaxing in the evening with highly recommended pub only a few metres away. Note that there is no access to evening meals in vRead moreillage but cottage very well equipped for self catering. No phone signal from cottage but wifi very good. Hide

Reviewed by Juliet 21st August 2020

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Very interesting, cosy cottage with a lovely big garden, especially appreciated by the children in the family group. Plenty of walks to do from the cottage and nearby sheep field for kite flying! Sadly the house felt damp though the dehumidifier in downstairs bedroom was much appreciated. Great w/machine and tumble dryer.

Reviewed by Judith 14th August 2020

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A lovely cottage in an idyllic part of Dorset. A great choice for two families...apart yet together. We love the long kitchen table for leisurely meals and children's rainy day activities and the new spacious outside table with parasol It is our 6th year!!

Reviewed by Jill 24th July 2020

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Great location. Good sized property and perfect for a family gathering. Great garden play area. Situated in a lovely village with a duck pond and play area. Close to Swanage but nice to be away from the town and in the countryside.

Reviewed by Christopher Trev 10th July 2020

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Reviewed by Jon 18th February 2020

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Very nice cottage.

Reviewed by Jacqui 24th January 2020

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A charming holiday home ideal for our group of 8. We found it warm and cosy. We enjoyed nights in and great walks right from the door. We loved the square and compass inn and the little unique fossil museum. We found everything we needed and loved the area. We would recommend.

Reviewed by jenny 17th January 2020

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Beautiful cottage in perfect location, great village, close to spectacular Jurassic coast walking. Can walk from cottage, other beautiful places within easy reach.

Reviewed by Bill 29th November 2019

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Reviewed by Nick 15th November 2019

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Good location for walking along the coast, which is stunning. The Square and Compass is just a few yards away with Swanage nearby. Lovely big garden for play.

Reviewed by Sue 25th October 2019

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Very comfortable cottage, beams, log burner etc Our party comprised of two couples so plenty of room. Zoe, the housekeeper, was very friendly and helpful. Perfectly situated for country and coastal walks, and very good ale at The Square and Compass just across the road.

Reviewed by Jo 11th October 2019

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Reviewed by William 20th September 2019

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We were very happy in this delightful cottage in Worth Matravers

Reviewed by Lisa 6th September 2019

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Just had a week at Worth Cottage. Didnt realised both bathrooms were downstairs and the stairs are rather steep. We had an issue with the heating but marvellous Zoe the Housekeeper sorted it ASAP. Otherwise a lovely well appointed cottage in a delightful village with great sea views from the pub. Easy reach of Swanage, Lulworth and Corfe Castle. LoRead morets of places to visit and a wide variety of decent eats close by Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn 23rd August 2019

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Worth Cottage is a charming, quirky, rambling place. It has large rooms downstairs and cosy bedrooms upstairs with very comfortable beds. There is plenty of room for eight people. There is a large kitchen with a homely feel and a table which comfortably seats eight. It has all the equipment you would need. The garden is very big and it was lovely tRead moreo see rabbits running around there. The bathrooms are fab. Hide

Reviewed by Shani 16th August 2019

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The stairs are narrow and steep so might not be suitable for a multi generation group. Otherwise a lovely cottage in a super location. Third double bedroom rather small.

Reviewed by Kate 2nd August 2019

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Reviewed by Terence 5th July 2019

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Great family holiday location for those who like the outdoors and old fashioned traditional family holidays. Car essential but great walking in an unspoilt stunning part of the country . Local pub opposite has great ales but limited cuisine

Reviewed by Georgina 21st June 2019

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It was a gorgeous cottage, very comfortable. We had a light that needed replacing in a bathroom mid week and it was sorted extremely quickly

Reviewed by Ian 10th May 2019

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Reviewed by Pauline 3rd May 2019

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Nice well equiped cottage in great location, with lots of walking around the area. Pub across the road great for a lazy drink and pasty outside after a walk. Worth Matravers is a beautiful village. Corfe Castle and Swanage really handy.

Reviewed by Carol 26th April 2019

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Lovely cosy cottage with an amazing outdoor space so great for wet days and sunny days. Great base for walking in the purbecks or just chilling out. We enjoyed the Sunday afternoon music from the pub from the privacy of our own garden.

Reviewed by C D 5th April 2019

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Reviewed by Debbie 22nd March 2019

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Lovely house in a lovely location

Reviewed by Charlotte 15th March 2019

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We know the area well, so knew that Worth Cottage would be ideal for us. Its location cannot be beaten both for walks and the pub. Zoe was super helpful and had left the house spotless, even making up the fire for us and leaving loads of logs. It was very cosy and warm.

Reviewed by Olivia 25th January 2019

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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

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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

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