Weston Farm Cottage
Located in Worth Matravers, Dorset
Built in 1827 this former farm labourer's cottage has been lovingly updated to provide a fantastic holiday home set in a secluded and breathtaking location close to the beautiful coast of Dorset.
- Sleeps: 10
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 4
- Pet Friendly: 1
Backing onto verdant fields, this secluded property is set close to the village of Worth Matravers and is an ideal base for exploring the Purbeck Hills. Dorset s breathtaking coast is only 1 mile away, with nearby places of interest including Winspit Quarry (just over a mile), Chapman’s Pool (under a mile) and Old Harry Rocks (7 miles). The charming traditional seaside town of Swanage (4.5 miles) has a sandy beach, traditional promenade and pier. Heading inland, you can visit the ruins of Corfe Castle (4.5 miles) or explore the stunning Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve (7 miles). You can catch the ferry from Studland (7 miles) or enjoy the beaches at Lulworth Cove (16.5 miles) and Kimmeridge Bay (10 miles).
On entering this beautiful property, you can leave coats and boots in the hallway, then head down a few steps into the bright and welcoming lounge. This lovely, light-filled room is an ideal space to unwind in, with an oak floor, glass roof, comfortable seating and TV/DVD. The attractive kitchen/diner is stylishly arranged, with a high vaulted ceiling and oak floor, and features a pretty dining area and a kitchen which is equipped with a double oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, fridge and freezer. Three steps lead up to the utility room with the dryer. There’s also a snug on the lower ground floor with a wood burner, keyboard and plenty of seating. The ground floor offers two comfortable en suite double bedrooms, one with a 5 bed, an oak floor, a low arch and French doors to the terrace. The other double has a raised area for the bed, reached via two steps. Both en suites are also accessed via a couple of steps. There is also an additional bathroom with a claw foot bath and handheld shower. Going upstairs, you will find three more bedrooms, each with a window seat, wooden shutters and oak floors: one twin room, a double and a bunk bedroom. The first floor also features a shower room complete with shower and WC. Please note, the property is set over several levels, with a number of internal steps.
The front garden features a raised lawn, trees and shrubs, a children’s tree swing and a fire pit with stone seats (to be used at own risk). Heading round to the back, the garden is largely laid to lawn and is surrounded by trees and shrubs. The back garden has a large terrace with plenty of outdoor furniture, trampoline, a pizza oven, BBQ and outdoor shower. There s also a lawn perfect for games and ample parking available.
- A beautiful, light and relaxing family holiday home in a remote location with a fabulous large garden for all to enjoy
- Ideal for exploring the beautiful Purbeck Hills and Dorset coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Within easy reach of Corfe Castle, Studland & Swanage
- 5 bedrooms 1 double room with 5 bed, 2 double rooms, 1 twin room, 1 bunk bedroom
- 4 bathrooms 1 bathroom with handheld shower, bath and WC, 2 en suite shower rooms with WC, 1 shower room with WC
- Double oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, microwave, fridge and freezer
- Snug with keyboard
- Garden with outdoor furniture, trampoline, children's tree swing, outdoor shower, BBQ, fire pit and pizza oven
- Ample off road parking
- Underfloor heating and electric included
- Wood burner logs included October end of April
- 1 dog welcome
- Wi-Fi included (email and web browsing only)
- Shop 2½ miles
- Pub ½ mile
- Coast 1 mile
- Swanage 4 miles
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.