Coastguard Cottage

Located in Worth Matravers, Dorset

Former coastguard s cottage sleeping six guests in four bedrooms, offering spectacular sea views and a spacious lawned garden, located on St Alban's Head on the Isle of Purbeck peninsula.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 2


This property enjoys a stunning clifftop location with spectacular sea views and is situated within walking distance from the secluded cove at Chapman’s Pool. This quiet cove is a popular spot for strong swimmers as well as fossil hunters, thanks to the area’s rich geological history. A more traditional family-friendly beach can be found in Swanage, which is located a short drive from the property and offers a wide sandy beach, beach-front entertainment, a restored Victorian pier, and a good choice of cafes and restaurants.

Once two cottages, this property has been thoughtfully renovated to create a spacious holiday retreat in a stunning clifftop vantage, from which sea views can be viewed from the majority of the rooms. Upon arrival, guests have a choice of rooms in which to unwind after their journey, as there are two separate lounges. The first of these is a light-filled room offering an inviting sofa, TV, and an open fire, whilst a set of doors from here lead through to the second lounge: a cosy space with another open fire, armchairs, and a leather sofa. A games room is another excellent space to spend time after a busy day and offers a pool table which will no doubt attract more competitive guests in the evenings. The cottage’s kitchen/diner, meanwhile, is a generously sized and well-equipped room where guests will find everything they need to make themselves at home including an AGA oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine. A convenient cloakroom with WC can also be found on the ground floor, whilst the bathroom with its shower-over ¾-sized bath and WC can be found upstairs on the first floor alongside the property’s four bedrooms. All of the bedrooms have been simply and elegantly furnished to create restful retreats with views across the countryside or out to sea, allowing guest to wake up to simply stunning views. The master bedroom is a king-size room which has its own wood burner, in addition to which there are two double rooms and one twin, which like the king-size has a cosy wood burner.

Outside, the property benefits from an attractive lawned garden that is fully enclosed by a wall and a gate. This is an idyllic place to relax and play and is furnished with a table and chairs and a BBQ, however, guests should be aware that the gate is not secured and there is open access to the clifftop beyond the gate, therefore children should not be left alone in the garden. There is parking for three cars just outside the cottage. Please note that the property is approached via a 1.5 mile long unmade track, and is not suitable for cars with low ground clearance.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.


  • Traditional coastal cottage sleeping up to six guests
  • Quiet location on the clifftop at St Alban’s Head on the Dorset coast
  • Breath-taking sea views to be enjoyed from the garden and many of the cottage’s rooms
  • Plenty of space to relax, with two separate lounge rooms and four bedrooms
  • Secluded cove, ideal for swimming, within walking distance
  • Excellent location on the Isle of Purbeck with a short drive to Swanage
  • 4 bedrooms 1 king size, 2 doubles, and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with shower over 3/4 sized bath and WC
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Woodburner (logs are not included)
  • AGA oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Games room with pool table
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • The cottage is not on mains water and an initial supply of bottled water is provided
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Pub and shop 1½ miles, beach 1 mile


Close to coast
Cot Available
Family friendly
Games Room
Great View
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details

Worth Matravers

Worth Matravers is a very small, quaint and very pretty village near Swanage. It is set around a big duck pond and surrounded by limestone cottages and farmhouses. If you are looking for a peaceful setting for your stay then this is it. The village has a community feel to it. Here you will find the original village shop, a post office and a pub serving home-cooked food and local ale. Discover the tearooms and soak up the local atmosphere. The village is near to the limestone cliffs that form part of the South West Coast Path and the Jurassic Coast. In fact, there are many coastal paths that will lead to the rocky, but unspoilt beaches. These are Winspit, Seacombe and Chapmans Pool. All are suitable for paddling and as a result, is a very popular destination for ramblers.

The villages of Langton Matravers and Harmans Cross are a short walk away. While the seaside town of Swanage is a little further in the car. Putlake Adventure farm is in Langton Matravers. This combines the best of the weather forecast. For instance, soft play for the rainy days and meeting the animals on the working farm on a sunny day. Keates Quarry is part of the National Trusts oldest sites. This shows at least 100 footprints made by dinosaurs 140 million years ago. Visit the ruins of Corfe Castle, owned by the National Trust. Or for the adventurous type, then Dorset Adventure Park is definitely for you. Try out the Wet and Wild assault course on water or the muddy trail. Adventurous adults and children can have a fun-filled day with the backdrop of Corfe Castle.

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