Worth Cottage

Located in Worth Matravers, Dorset

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.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


Located just a mile north of Dorset’s Jurassic coast and four miles south of Corfe Castle, the village of Worth Matravers is a splendid location for enjoying all that the Isle of Purbeck peninsula has to offer. In the village itself, and within walking distance of the cottage, a delightful tearoom is a great place to enjoy afternoon tea and is even open for evening meals on Saturday nights. The village pub, meanwhile, retains its original charm and has a pretty beer garden from where visitors can enjoy views towards the sea. To the east of the property, within a ten-minute drive, the seaside town of Swanage offers a sandy beach with a Victorian pier where visitors can hire deckchairs and enjoy ice creams from one of the sea-front shops.

It is hard to imagine a property that better represents most people’s idea of a picture-perfect country cottage, and the owners have carefully preserved many of the original features to retain that charming cottage feel. This sympathetic sense of style is clearly in evidence in the lounge, an attractive room with wooden floors, inviting sofas, a warming wood burner, and a beamed ceiling, as well as a TV/DVD. The kitchen/diner too has been thoughtfully finished with a tiled floor, farmhouse table, and an excellent range of equipment including an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher, whilst the freezer, a second fridge, and a washing machine can be found tucked away in a separate utility room. The master king-size bedroom can also be found on the ground floor and has been finished to a very high standard, with a beamed apex ceiling, oak floorboards, a seating area with a sofa and its own TV, and even a wood burner, all of which help to create a retreat-like feel to this beautiful space. Two shower rooms, each with a shower and WC can also be found on the ground floor, whilst a door from the kitchen opens onto traditional cottage stairs leading up to the three remaining bedrooms. The first of these is another king-size room, again boasting its own seating area with a sofa, armchair, and a TV. The third bedroom is a smaller-sized, yet nonetheless delightful double room, whilst the fourth is a pretty twin room.

The property enjoys a fantastic amount of outside space, with a generously sized terrace patio with garden furniture and a BBQ area next to the cottage, beyond which steps lead to an impressively large lawn, where children can happily play to their heart’s content. A separate walled courtyard can also be found alongside the cottage. There is parking for two to three cars available on the driveway.

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


  • 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
  • Sleeps 8 +1
  • 4 bedrooms 2 king-size, 1 double, and 1 twin
  • An additional fold-out bed is 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 1½miles


Close to coast
Cot Available
Family friendly
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Near a Pub
Off road parking
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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