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4 Star Cottage; Sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome

Charming detached stone cottage situated in the picturesque village of Worth Matravers - a coastal village in the heart of the wonderful rolling hills of Purbeck. The cottage is beautifully furnished and equipped. It has a large garden with panoramic views of the sea and surrounding countryside. This Purbeck Dorset cottage at Worth Matravers sleeps 9 people in 4 bedrooms. Speedwell has availability and prices for self catering holidays in 2018. Read full description

Speedwell has a smaller party discount price. See the 'Discount' tab beneath the availability calendar below for more information.

Walks
Pub
5min
Sea
20min
Walking
Area
Views
Rural Views
Sea Views
Outdoors
Garden
Access
Easy Access
Entertainment
TV
+ Freeview
DVD
Player
WiFi
Internet
Cottage Heating
Central
Heating
Woodburning
Stove
Cottage Kitchen
Electric
Oven
Electric
Hob
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Cottage Bathroom
2 Baths
Tub
1 Built in
Shower
3 WCs
Cottage Laundry
Washing
Machine
Tumble
Dryer
Ground Floor Facilities
1 Bath
or Shower
1 Ground Floor
Bedroom
Ground
Floor WC
Living
Room
Kitchen
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Speedwell Cottage Booking / Availability

27 Oct - 21 Dec 2017
695 per week
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
1645 per week
5 Jan - 8 Feb 2018
695 per week
9 Feb - 15 Feb 2018
795 per week
16 Feb - 22 Mar 2018
695 per week
23 Mar - 29 Mar 2018
1375 per week
30 Mar - 5 Apr 2018
1459 per week
6 Apr - 12 Apr 2018
1445 per week
13 Apr - 26 Apr 2018
749 per week
27 Apr - 3 May 2018
785 per week
4 May - 10 May 2018
875 per week
11 May - 24 May 2018
899 per week
25 May - 31 May 2018
1679 per week
1 Jun - 7 Jun 2018
1199 per week
8 Jun - 14 Jun 2018
1255 per week
15 Jun - 21 Jun 2018
1285 per week
22 Jun - 28 Jun 2018
1295 per week
29 Jun - 5 Jul 2018
1569 per week
6 Jul - 12 Jul 2018
1795 per week
13 Jul - 19 Jul 2018
2075 per week
20 Jul - 26 Jul 2018
2195 per week
27 Jul - 30 Aug 2018
2295 per week
31 Aug - 6 Sep 2018
1299 per week
7 Sep - 13 Sep 2018
1199 per week
14 Sep - 20 Sep 2018
1099 per week
21 Sep - 27 Sep 2018
875 per week
28 Sep - 4 Oct 2018
759 per week
5 Oct - 11 Oct 2018
750 per week
12 Oct - 18 Oct 2018
755 per week
19 Oct - 25 Oct 2018
1449 per week
26 Oct - 20 Dec 2018
695 per week
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
1655 per week

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Special Offers Speedwell Cottage

Low Occupancy Discount

1-5 guests: 15% (24 Nov 2017 to 14 Dec 2017) minimum of 7 nights 1-5 guests: 17% (22 Dec 2017 to 28 Dec 2017) minimum of 7 nights

Speedwell has live availability and prices.

Booking Fee £19.99 per booking Cot & High Chair £0.00 per booking Towels (Bath & Hand Towel) £0.00 per person per booking WiFi Internet Free WiFi Internet Heating & Electricity Free of chargeBed Linen Free of chargeBooking Deposit 25% of cottage rental Security Bond £250 per booking

Speedwell has short break self catering holiday availability on Purbeck. These are the short break periods.

Speedwell Short Breaks 2017 27th October to 14th December Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks Speedwell Short Breaks 2018 5th January to 8th February Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks Speedwell Short Breaks 2018 16th February to 22nd March Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks Speedwell Short Breaks 2018 26th October to 20th December Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks

Pricing and Booking Notes for Speedwell

Arrival Time 17:00 Departure Time 11:00 Sleeps 9 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3

Introduction

Speedwell is a detached two storey stone cottage close to the centre of Worth Matravers. The property enjoys good circulation, both internally and externally, but it is not recommended for users of wheel chairs. Use of the single stone built garage is excluded from the holiday letting.

Pre-Arrival

Please also refer to Island Cottage Holidays website. The nearest main line railway station is at Wareham circa 20 minutes distant. There is a limited bus service to the village.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

There is a loose stone covered drive for 3 cars, approximately 10m from the main entrance to the cottage which is accessed by a wooden five bar pedestrian gate. Between the gate and the main entrance there are two steps down.

Main Entrance and Ground Floor

The keysafe is on the left hand wall beneath the porch. From the entrance lobby there are two steps up to the kitchen and two steps up to the sitting room. The downstairs bedroom with a standard double bed and separate slate tiled cloakroom/shower room are on the same level as the lobby.

Doorways are generally circa 80cm wide and the furnishings/fittings appropriate for 8/9 people are complementary to the spacious and well laid out accommodation.

There is a single step up from the kitchen to both the pantry and dining room. The external door leading directly into the kitchen has reduced headroom. The kitchen has traditional wooden units and a Belfast sink at a finished height of 90cm. There is a ceramic electric hob with single electric oven beneath. The pantry has a large fridge with two drawer freezer, washer/drier, dishwasher micro wave and small sink with oak topped work surfaces. Both rooms have stone floors.

The sitting room is very spacious and comfortably furnished with a lovely southerly aspect and French doors leading down four steps to a large terraced area. This room has a dark wooden floor and a wood burning stove built into an attractive raised Purbeck stone fireplace with a log store beneath. The main external covered log storage area is easily accessed from the sitting room by a separate wooden door.

The small playroom/study also has the same dark wooden floor and leads into a charming dining room with a stone floor, another wood burning stove and part wood panelled walls. The rectangular french oak table can hold up to ten people.

First floor

There is a narrow single flight staircase to the first floor landing with three bedrooms (including one ensuite bathroom) and a separate family bathroom leading off it.

The bathrooms have fully tiled floors, part tiled and timber panelled walls. The stairs, landing and bedrooms are all close carpeted.

The bedrooms, including ground floor, all have feather duvets and pillows with cotton sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases. The first floor bedrooms are arranged as follows:

Main bedroom (with en suite bathroom) spacious room with king size double bed, spectacular sea and garden views.

Middle bedroom – small, designated as a single room, with standard double bed fitted wardrobe and views across the garden. Pleas note it is only possible to access the bed from one side.

Childrens bedroom – a good sized room with a bunk bed and a separate single bed; views across the garden.

Garden

The garden which is mainly surrounded by stone walls is just over a quarter of an acre roughly rectangular in shape. It is mainly laid to grass with large stone terraced areas and some concrete paths. There is a raised children’s sand pit in two sections.

There is a large trampoline, without a safety net surround, which must be used with care and appropriate adult supervision. There are two outdoor tables benches and chairs. A barbeque is not provided.

Additional information

An information folder and separate instructions/list of amenities is left on the dining room table for the arrival of all guests together with a Visitors Book and a notepad for recording any items in need of repair.

Replacement bulbs, batteries and a torch can be found in the cupboard beneath the telephone and Wifi router in the kitchen. The code for the Wifi is also by the router. Two additional torches are in the bedside cabinets in the main bedroom.

No dogs or animals are allowed in the cottage or garden

Use of candles only permitted under controlled conditions.

Strictly no smoking inside the cottage.

For more information about cottages with facilities for disabled guests and easy access cottages for those with impaired mobility visit Easy Access Cottages

Anne Taylor -
Speedwell was awarded a 4 star review by Anne Taylor - Nov 2017 - Cottage Rating 4 Stars

Ron cox -
50 words may be enough words for most properties, not this one! We stayed at the broadchurch on the river property before it was discovered,and used in the series we rented the train coach at selsey before it was covered by the telegraph ,speedwell watch this space!! - Sep 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Mark Underhill -
Fabulous property, wonderful garden and views. Very clean and comfortable. Spacious inside and out. Three generations of our family all thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The toys in the house and garden were much appreciated. Lots of little extras. Great holiday , thank you. - Jul 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Philip Smith -
Want peace, quiet and space to enjoy - perfect. - Jul 2017 - Cottage Rating 4 Stars

John Law -
Thanks to the owners for leaving such an array of toys for children. It really made the holiday. - May 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Denise Curtis Wrigglesworth -
Perfect house for a family holiday. The owners have created a very comfortable, spacious, warm and thoughtful environment. - Mar 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Lesley Porter -
Absolutely amazing cottage, very homely and spacious just like the photos and amazing views too. Super! - Jan 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Mrs S Rowland -
We loved spending Christmas week at Speedwell Cottage and were touched by the thoughtfulness of the owners. When we opened the door we saw they had provided a huge, decorated Christmas tree - what a lovely surprise! Such a pretty village, great local walks and a superb cafe. - Jan 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Gillie Goodchild -
Speedwell was a wonderful home from home for our special family holiday. It had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing week, with plenty of space for eight adults and two little ones. We enjoyed the garden, the toys, the playground opposite and the lovely walks around the area. - Dec 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

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Speedwell has ground floor accommodation and is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Speedwell. Speedwell is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Friday to Friday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 17:00 and the normal departure time is 11:00. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from 27th October 2017 to 14th December 2017, 5th January 2018 to 8th February 2018, 16th February 2018 to 22nd March 2018 and 26th October 2018 to 20th December 2018.

For details on access to Speedwell for those with impaired mobility or disabilities please read the cottage access statement in the tab below.

Speedwell Guest Comments

Reviews and feedback for Speedwell and holidays on Purbeck

40 Guest Reviews for Speedwell
5 Stars - (29)
Ron cox - Sep 2017

50 words may be enough words for most properties, not this one! We stayed at the broadchurch on the river property before it was discovered,and used in the series we rented the train coach at selsey before it was covered by the telegraph ,speedwell watch this space!! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mark Underhill - Jul 2017

Fabulous property, wonderful garden and views. Very clean and comfortable. Spacious inside and out. Three generations of our family all thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The toys in the house and garden were much appreciated. Lots of little extras. Great holiday , thank you. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

John Law - May 2017

Thanks to the owners for leaving such an array of toys for children. It really made the holiday. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Denise Curtis Wrigglesworth - Mar 2017

Perfect house for a family holiday. The owners have created a very comfortable, spacious, warm and thoughtful environment. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Lesley Porter - Jan 2017

Absolutely amazing cottage, very homely and spacious just like the photos and amazing views too. Super! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mrs S Rowland - Jan 2017

We loved spending Christmas week at Speedwell Cottage and were touched by the thoughtfulness of the owners. When we opened the door we saw they had provided a huge, decorated Christmas tree - what a lovely surprise! Such a pretty village, great local walks and a superb cafe. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Gillie Goodchild - Dec 2016

Speedwell was a wonderful home from home for our special family holiday. It had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing week, with plenty of space for eight adults and two little ones. We enjoyed the garden, the toys, the playground opposite and the lovely walks around the area. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Keith Berry - Sep 2016

A lovely welcoming cottage with beautiful views. Our grandchildren loved all the toys and at every opportunity were out in the garden playing on the trampoline or in the sandpit. The wood burner was pure luxury in the evenings. A wonderful setting to celebrate our Golden Wedding. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Ann Andrews - Jun 2016

Lovely comfortable cottage with lovely atmosphere. Home from home. Really appreciated the log fire and games.Would definitely return Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Clementine Bernhardt - Feb 2016

I couldn't recommend Speedwell highly enough. The cottage is beautifully furnished and cosy, with stunning views of the sea and surrounding countryside. Perfect for a weekend away to disconnect from the grime of the city! Worth Matravers has excellent walking, and the Square & Compass pub is remarkable! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Claire Thompson - Sep 2015

We have just celebrated our 40th anniversary with all the family in Speedwell. A really lovely cottage and the children loved the trampoline and sand pit. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Angela Crocker - Aug 2015

Fabulous holiday cottage enjoyed by young and not so young for a family holiday. Great location too. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sancha Robinson - Jul 2015

we had a lovely family holiday in this home away from home. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Fiona Underhill - Jul 2015

Fantastic comfortable luxurious accommodation with wonderful garden and location, so well equipped, something for everyone, so much to do for children of all ages, and opposite the playground. Could not have been better in any way. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Beverly Cadman - Jun 2015

This is a lovely property. Large lounge and dining room , spacious gardens and convenient location make it very suitable for families. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Barbara Boniface - May 2015

Great place for a family get together. Lovely house and garden in a peaceful location. Everything had been thought of. Thank you. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jill Dawson - Oct 2014

Lovely and luxurious cottage. Beautiful village and setting. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Cheryl OCallaghan - Sep 2014

We returned once again to Speedwell. Each visit seems to be even more magical than our visit before. Thank you Mr and Mrs Butters for sharing your beautiful house and anticipating and exceeding everyone's holiday wishes and even providing this most wonderful location. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Joanne Morrow - Aug 2014

Great views, great location, great cottage. We enjoyed the café and the Village Hall sale of baked goods, local produce, artists and crafts from the region, cream teas and rummage sale held every day. The 2 children enjoyed the park across the road. Best swings ever. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Kim Smith - Jun 2014

All the features of a boutique hotel but with the additional space and equipment of a home. Beautiful house and gardens, wonderful for a stay with family. Owners have made this a home from home Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Janet Nippard - Jun 2014

We had a great week with Speedwell as our base for exploring Dorset. The cottage is spacious, well equipped, and furnished to a high standard. There is also a great garden, and some lovely views. We would definitely recommend. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Katherine Wilson - Oct 2013

This is a beautiful house, comfortable, well equipped and child friendly. The views are magnificent, the village is very picturesque and to top it all there's a small childrens' playground across the lane, and delightful tearooms and restaurant in the centre of the village. I didn't want to come home. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Cheryl O'Callaghan - Sep 2013

Speedwell Cottage far exceeds expectations in every way. Every need and want is catered for and every age thoughtfully considered. It lacks nothing and delivers everything to make a truly memorable holiday. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Joanne M - Jul 2013

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Phil W - Oct 2012

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jo Griffiths - Sep 2012

Our family of 7 stayed here & it was great. The cottage is extremely well equipped & comfortable, we couldn't have asked for more. Spent a lot of time in Swanage & were blessed with fab weather. A great holiday thank you. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Pamela T - May 2012

A delightful family house in a location to die for. Our greatest sorrow was having to leave. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Deborah D - May 2012

Speedwell was a wonderful place to stay with the family. Very comfortable and a perfect base for walks. Beautiful scenery from the windows too. Well equiped and spotlessly clean. Perfect for families. Wonderful tea/supper rooms in the village well worth a visit. Hope to be back soon. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jackie B - Apr 2012

We enjoyed a perfect week at Speedwell in Worth Matravers, with family and friends. Facilities are exceptional and the cottage beautiful. We can also recommend the Square and Compass, a lovely traditional village pub selling delicious pies and pasties. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

4 Stars - (8)
Anne Taylor - Nov 2017

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Philip Smith - Jul 2017

Want peace, quiet and space to enjoy - perfect. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Neil Stephenson - Aug 2016

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Melissa Williams - Apr 2015

Thanks for sharing this lovely place. Great walks from your door and a beautiful coastline to explore. There are lots of indoor and outdoor toys for the kids, and a very relaxing and spacious sitting room. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Sue Owen - Oct 2014

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

S Lancaster - Oct 2013

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Clair M - Oct 2012

Lovely house, wonderful setting, well equipped. A very enjoyable stay and we plan to revisit in the future. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

ian k - Jul 2012

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

3 Stars - (2)
Philip Spencer - Jan 2017

Cottage Rating: 3 Stars

Sarf G - Jul 2012

Cottage Rating: 3 Stars

2 Stars - (1)
Dorian Prue B - Aug 2012

Cottage Rating: 2 Stars

1 Stars
Anne Taylor - Nov 2017

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Ron cox - Sep 2017

50 words may be enough words for most properties, not this one! We stayed at the broadchurch on the river property before it was discovered,and used in the series we rented the train coach at selsey before it was covered by the telegraph ,speedwell watch this space!! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mark Underhill - Jul 2017

Fabulous property, wonderful garden and views. Very clean and comfortable. Spacious inside and out. Three generations of our family all thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The toys in the house and garden were much appreciated. Lots of little extras. Great holiday , thank you. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Philip Smith - Jul 2017

Want peace, quiet and space to enjoy - perfect. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

John Law - May 2017

Thanks to the owners for leaving such an array of toys for children. It really made the holiday. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Denise Curtis Wrigglesworth - Mar 2017

Perfect house for a family holiday. The owners have created a very comfortable, spacious, warm and thoughtful environment. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Lesley Porter - Jan 2017

Absolutely amazing cottage, very homely and spacious just like the photos and amazing views too. Super! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mrs S Rowland - Jan 2017

We loved spending Christmas week at Speedwell Cottage and were touched by the thoughtfulness of the owners. When we opened the door we saw they had provided a huge, decorated Christmas tree - what a lovely surprise! Such a pretty village, great local walks and a superb cafe. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Gillie Goodchild - Dec 2016

Speedwell was a wonderful home from home for our special family holiday. It had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing week, with plenty of space for eight adults and two little ones. We enjoyed the garden, the toys, the playground opposite and the lovely walks around the area. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Keith Berry - Sep 2016

A lovely welcoming cottage with beautiful views. Our grandchildren loved all the toys and at every opportunity were out in the garden playing on the trampoline or in the sandpit. The wood burner was pure luxury in the evenings. A wonderful setting to celebrate our Golden Wedding. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Neil Stephenson - Aug 2016

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Ann Andrews - Jun 2016

Lovely comfortable cottage with lovely atmosphere. Home from home. Really appreciated the log fire and games.Would definitely return Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Clementine Bernhardt - Feb 2016

I couldn't recommend Speedwell highly enough. The cottage is beautifully furnished and cosy, with stunning views of the sea and surrounding countryside. Perfect for a weekend away to disconnect from the grime of the city! Worth Matravers has excellent walking, and the Square & Compass pub is remarkable! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Claire Thompson - Sep 2015

We have just celebrated our 40th anniversary with all the family in Speedwell. A really lovely cottage and the children loved the trampoline and sand pit. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Angela Crocker - Aug 2015

Fabulous holiday cottage enjoyed by young and not so young for a family holiday. Great location too. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sancha Robinson - Jul 2015

we had a lovely family holiday in this home away from home. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Fiona Underhill - Jul 2015

Fantastic comfortable luxurious accommodation with wonderful garden and location, so well equipped, something for everyone, so much to do for children of all ages, and opposite the playground. Could not have been better in any way. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Beverly Cadman - Jun 2015

This is a lovely property. Large lounge and dining room , spacious gardens and convenient location make it very suitable for families. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Barbara Boniface - May 2015

Great place for a family get together. Lovely house and garden in a peaceful location. Everything had been thought of. Thank you. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Melissa Williams - Apr 2015

Thanks for sharing this lovely place. Great walks from your door and a beautiful coastline to explore. There are lots of indoor and outdoor toys for the kids, and a very relaxing and spacious sitting room. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Sue Owen - Oct 2014

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Jill Dawson - Oct 2014

Lovely and luxurious cottage. Beautiful village and setting. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Cheryl OCallaghan - Sep 2014

We returned once again to Speedwell. Each visit seems to be even more magical than our visit before. Thank you Mr and Mrs Butters for sharing your beautiful house and anticipating and exceeding everyone's holiday wishes and even providing this most wonderful location. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Joanne Morrow - Aug 2014

Great views, great location, great cottage. We enjoyed the café and the Village Hall sale of baked goods, local produce, artists and crafts from the region, cream teas and rummage sale held every day. The 2 children enjoyed the park across the road. Best swings ever. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Kim Smith - Jun 2014

All the features of a boutique hotel but with the additional space and equipment of a home. Beautiful house and gardens, wonderful for a stay with family. Owners have made this a home from home Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Janet Nippard - Jun 2014

We had a great week with Speedwell as our base for exploring Dorset. The cottage is spacious, well equipped, and furnished to a high standard. There is also a great garden, and some lovely views. We would definitely recommend. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

S Lancaster - Oct 2013

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Katherine Wilson - Oct 2013

This is a beautiful house, comfortable, well equipped and child friendly. The views are magnificent, the village is very picturesque and to top it all there's a small childrens' playground across the lane, and delightful tearooms and restaurant in the centre of the village. I didn't want to come home. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Cheryl O'Callaghan - Sep 2013

Speedwell Cottage far exceeds expectations in every way. Every need and want is catered for and every age thoughtfully considered. It lacks nothing and delivers everything to make a truly memorable holiday. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Joanne M - Jul 2013

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Phil W - Oct 2012

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Clair M - Oct 2012

Lovely house, wonderful setting, well equipped. A very enjoyable stay and we plan to revisit in the future. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Jo Griffiths - Sep 2012

Our family of 7 stayed here & it was great. The cottage is extremely well equipped & comfortable, we couldn't have asked for more. Spent a lot of time in Swanage & were blessed with fab weather. A great holiday thank you. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

ian k - Jul 2012

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Pamela T - May 2012

A delightful family house in a location to die for. Our greatest sorrow was having to leave. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Deborah D - May 2012

Speedwell was a wonderful place to stay with the family. Very comfortable and a perfect base for walks. Beautiful scenery from the windows too. Well equiped and spotlessly clean. Perfect for families. Wonderful tea/supper rooms in the village well worth a visit. Hope to be back soon. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jackie B - Apr 2012

We enjoyed a perfect week at Speedwell in Worth Matravers, with family and friends. Facilities are exceptional and the cottage beautiful. We can also recommend the Square and Compass, a lovely traditional village pub selling delicious pies and pasties. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

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Speedwell Holiday Availability

Popular Holiday Weeks Available for Self catering holidays at Speedwell

Speedwell has 246 days available for Purbeck self catering holidays from the 19th November 2017 to 31st December 2018. That means Speedwell is 39.71% booked for this holiday periods with 23.1 weeks confirmed so far.

Speedwell Local Holiday Information

Worth Matravers, Dorset local attractions for a self catering holiday at Speedwell

Worth Matravers is a pretty rural village within a short walk of the sea on the Southern side of Purbeck in Dorset. This charming and traditional village boasts a village duck pond, a historic church, attractive stone cottages and a renowned local public house (Square and Compass Public House) which has a calendar of traditional village activities including stone carving and pumpkin growing.

The coastline below Worth Matravers is well known for the dramatic landscape and abundance of wildlife. It is a popular spot with walkers who stop off while walking along the coastal path and some take the time to have a swim.

It's for anyone who likes to live life adventurously - you don’t have to be a seasoned explorer to enjoy a Go Ape experience! Go Ape offers up to three hours of tree top fun. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have some fun. The Moors Valley GoApe Country Park is within a 40min drive of Purbeck and is a great day out for the whole family. goape.co.uk

The Isle of Purbeck in Dorset

The Isle of Purbeck is a peninsular of land located in the South of Dorset and is famous for its sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. The sea surrounds Purbeck on three sides and nowhere is for from the coast. Apart from the small town of Swanage, the Isle of Purbeck is made up of small rural hamlets and traditional villages.

The North side of Purbeck is dominated by a wooded and heathland nature reserve and where it meets the water of Poole Harbour it attracts a great deal of bird life. The East coast of Purbeck is known for the two long sandy beaches at Studland and Swanage but also for the limestone pillars at Old Harry's Rocks. Along the South Coast is the start of the Jurassic Coast which is characterised by impressive coastal formations like Dancing Ledge and Durdle Door but also for quiet coves and peaceful beaches for swimming.

Much of Purbeck has been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the vast majority of Purbeck remains in the hands of nature. This is ideal for walkers and cyclists who are free to explore large areas of countryside and take in a number of wondrous locations.

The Isle of Purbeck has a number of events which take place throughout the year. To find out more about local events go to our Purbeck Events pages.

Walking, Nature & Wild Life Links:

Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Details of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and ways to enjoy them with walking and cycling information as well as some great places to see. - www.dorsetaonb.org.uk

Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve - Find out more about the efforts to conserve the marine wildlife, where you might find some sea horses and how you can also get involved with fun projects. - www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Purbeck Coast Walks - A walking route along the Purbeck Coast with links to other walks nearby - www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walks/walks/walk_a/2579/

Where to Ride Purbeck - Cycle routes and information for Purbeck - www.britishcycling.org.uk/

Purbeck Holiday Guide

A selection of local attractions from thepurbecks.co.uk

The best historic areas of the Purbecks

The Purbeck Isles are full of fascinating historic areas. From an 11th century castle to Victorian-era wonders, here’s our top pick of places to visit. Corfe Castle It had to be at the top of the list! A castle built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, Corfe Castle is now owned by the …

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Coastguard Cottage New Photos 2017

Coastguard Cottage has a wonderful coastal location near Worth Matravers and enjoys views of the sea and dramatic landscape. This rural and coastal self catering cottage also enjoys a lovely garden and a welcoming cottage atmosphere. From the headland you can see local landmarks such as Kimmeridge Bay, Chapmans Pool, Durlston near Swanage and inland …

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New Langton Cottage Dorset – Bucklebury Cottage

We invite you to a first look at a new Langton Matravers Cottage in Dorset. Bucklebury is a beautiful and traditional Dorset cottage in a Jurassic Coast location which sleeps 5 people in 3 bedrooms. Bucklebury Cottage enjoys a wonderful location within a short walk of some of the Jurassic Coast’s most famous landmarks as …

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Hedbury – Jurassic Coast Purbeck Dorset

Hedbury is a dramatic bay on the Jurassic Coast between Dancing Ledge and Winspit. It is easily reached from both Worth Matravers and Langton Matravers via the coastal path or the Priest’s Way. Hedbury is popular with climbers but many come to enjoy the scenery and sit astride the cannon while looking out to sea.

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Coastguard Cottage New Photos Purbeck

Coastguard Cottage in Purbeck has a beautiful Jurassic Coast location with views along the coast. This wonderful cottage has a beautiful remote location and there are some new photos showing the cottage and location. From Coastguard Cottage you are only a short walk from Chapmans Pool and there is a walk to the nearby village …

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Purbeck Pubs with Open Fire Dorset

The traditional pubic house with roaring fire is something many of our holiday guests seek out when visiting Purbeck and southern Dorset. The rich choice of country pubs, local ales, local food and friendly rural atmosphere is an attraction of Purbeck in its own right. In the winter the open fire or woodburner becomes a …

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Purbeck Holiday Locations – Worth Matravers

The friendly and peaceful village of Worth Matravers is a wonderful rural community in Purbeck and often draws in holiday guests to the life of the village. Here is an overview of Worth Matravers as a holiday destination with photographs, comments and recommendations from holiday guests visiting Worth Matravers holiday cottages. In Worth Matravers local events happen …

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Purbeck Cottage Guest Reviews October

The Autumn months are a lovely time to see Purbeck and southern Dorset. The climate has remained mild and many days have been more summery than autumnal which means guests have enjoyed the beaches, walks in the woods and coastal path, visits to the historic sites and much more. Here are just some of the …

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Purbeck Cottage Comment October

The Autumn months are a lovely time to see Purbeck and southern Dorset. The climate has remained mild and many days have been more summery than autumnal which means guests have enjoyed the beaches, walks in the woods and coastal path, visits to the historic sites and much more. Here are just some of the …

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Purbeck Cottage Guest Comments September

The latest guest comments from September cottage holidays in Purbeck have been coming in and are available to read on each cottage page. Here is a small selection of some of your comments from this month. Purbeck House – Corfe Castle, Dorset “Fabulous garden and toy equipment. The whole family enjoyed their stay, from 1-64 …

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