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Ammonites

Worth Matravers, Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set in an elevated, private location on the edge of the beautiful village of Worth Matravers
  • Far reaching views across the open countryside and with distant sea glimpses
  • Newly renovated in 2020, this single storey property is presented in a contemporary style

 

Property code: 80578

This stylish property sits alongside a working farm and is the ideal base for walkers wishing to explore the Purbecks or for visits to the iconic local pub and quaint village tea rooms

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Dorset’s Isle of Purbeck, with a stay at this three-bedroom holiday home beside a working farm in the pretty village of Worth Matravers. Up to five guests are welcome to stay at the traditional, detached, stone cottage, which has been beautifully renovated and offers single-storey accommodation. Just 1 mile from the coast, it is ideally situated for reaching the South West Coast Path and Jurassic Coast beauty spots.

Follow the farm track to the charming cottage and step into the reception hall via the door at the back of the property. Head into the inviting, open-plan kitchen/diner which captures views of the undulating countryside. Prepare food in this stylish space and then serve a tasty dinner to members of your party around the table. Discover a utility room and WC next door. Spend your evenings relaxing in the airy lounge, with its glass doors, picture window and TV/DVD. A king-size and single bedroom share the elegant family bathroom, while a super-king-size room benefits from an en-suite bathroom. Enjoy the Dorset sunshine out in the garden, with its stone patio and stretches of lawn. Find plenty of parking at the cottage.

Grab your backpack and make your way down to the coast to see the famous sights of Winspit, Dancing Ledge and Chapmans Pool, all within 2 miles walk. Swim here or plan a seaside trip into family-friendly Swanage, 4 miles away. Spend time on the beach at the seaside town and have fish and chips before heading home. Plan a day out to Studland Bay, 6 miles away, which is known for its wilder sandy stretches. Corfe Castle, 4 miles from the cottage, is also worth visiting. See the ruins, go shopping and have a meal out during your visit.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 super-king size, 1 king-size and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Lawned garden with a patio area
  • Beach 3.5 miles, Shop 2.5 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Sleeps 5 + 1 (additional single pull-out bed available on request)

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Charlotte 27th August 2021

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Very modern and well equipped. Great morning view with cows in the field. Cottage was spacious too.

Reviewed by Helen 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by Michele 13th August 2021

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The accommodation was lovely; well equipped and with all the bathrooms/toilets we needed with teenagers! We had a lovely stay and felt very comfortable. In fact we'd love to come back perhaps over the Christmas/new year for a short break if it's available! This was the best holiday accommodation we have ever had in Dorset and we have been holidayinRead moreg in the area for 14 years. Hide

Reviewed by Zoltan 30th July 2021

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We have just arrived back from a week at Ammonites and really cant recommend it enough! The place is well set out with everything you need and more. We had a lovely welcome package of fresh eggs, homemade jam and a few other treats which was just lovely. There is so much to see and do, whether walking or a little drive away and Ammonites is a perfeRead morect location. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 23rd July 2021

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This is a fabulous barn conversion cottage, very well equipped with everything a family could need on a holiday, there are 2 lawned areas outside, as well as plenty of parking. The inside is bigger and better than the photos show and everything is finished to a great standard, and works well. It's also a good location for exploring Dorset and the lRead moreocal beaches and bays. We would definitely recommend it to anyone and hope perhaps to come back again. Hide

Reviewed by Jayne 16th July 2021

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A truly lovely cottage in a private and peaceful location. Lovely views, walks, access to coast path. Picturesque local pub, & a short drive to many beautiful beaches. Lovely welcome hamper of eggs, jam & biscuits.

Reviewed by Peter 12th July 2021

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Reviewed by Robert 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Glyn 4th June 2021

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Beautiful cottage, finished to a high standard, very well equipped and clean on arrival. Location was perfect for us and we loved the amazing view. Owner was very nice, helpful and friendly and not at all intrusive. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Claire 28th May 2021

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What a find! Ammonites is a gem of a cottage. So much thought and attention has been given to the interior of the property, and the views are amazing. One of my concerns had been about staying on a working farm and the possible early morning noise but that was never an issue. We really hope to return. Thank you Beth and team

Reviewed by Charles 7th May 2021

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Wonderful position, with panoramic views. Very clean and well equipped. There is a large area for parking the car as well, it was very quiet. Its a very short walk to the Square and Compass in Worth, one of the best pubs in the area. Also lots of walks nearby. As is Swanage which is a gem of a seaside resort. Its a wonderful place for a week or morRead moree. I would strongly recommend this house as a place to base your holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Valentina 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Ruth 12th April 2021

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Thank you for a wonderful few days! The cottage was immaculate, very well equipped, comfortable and in a fantastic locations with amazing views. We loved watching the sunrises and sunsets.

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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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