View towards the property
Lounge area offering comfortabel furniture and an open fire
Spacious double bedroom
Property detail
A tranquil twin room
Single bed situated in the ground floor children's room
The bathroom offering shower over bath and WC
The galley-style kitchen
A peaceful spot to enjoy a good book
Enjoy the views of the pleasant courtyard area with garden furniture
A pretty children’s room offering a single bed and a set of bunk beds
Lawned garden which is shared with the neighbouring cottage, which is furnished with garden furniture.
1 / 12  View towards the property
2 / 12  Lounge area offering comfortabel furniture and an open fire
3 / 12  Spacious double bedroom
4 / 12  Property detail
5 / 12  A tranquil twin room
6 / 12  Single bed situated in the ground floor children's room
7 / 12  The bathroom offering shower over bath and WC
8 / 12  The galley-style kitchen
9 / 12  A peaceful spot to enjoy a good book
10 / 12  Enjoy the views of the pleasant courtyard area with garden furniture
11 / 12  A pretty children’s room offering a single bed and a set of bunk beds
12 / 12  Lawned garden which is shared with the neighbouring cottage, which is furnished with garden furniture.

Clematis Cottage - Worth Matravers

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 3 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Delightful cottage offering comfortable accommodation for 7
  • Period property with attractively maintained period features throughout
  • Private patio garden and access to a separate garden with lawn and seating area
  • Located in the conservation village of Worth Matravers on Dorset’s Isle of Purbeck
  • Situated just a short distance from the coast where Winspit Cove is just a short walk away
Property code: IC035

Traditional cottage offering characterful accommodation for up to six guests, situated in the delightful Dorset village of Worth Maltravers, just a short walk from the sea at Winspit Cove.

This Grade II listed cottage is located in the traditional village of Worth Matravers, a quiet place with a duck pond, welcoming village pub, and tearoom. There are some wonderful coastal walks to be had in the area, and walking out to Winspit Cove from the property offers breath-taking views and swimming for strong swimmers only. Further around the coast, to the north-east, the seaside town of Swanage is more suited to families, offering a wide sandy beach, waterfront amusements, a pier, and a choice of places to eat. A little further north still, the National Trust owned coastline at Studland Bay has a quiet dune-backed beach from where it is possible to take the chain ferry across to Poole Harbour to the upmarket resort of Sandbanks.

With its whitewashed walls, wooden floorboards, and stone fireplaces, this property has a delightfully authentic cottage-feel to it and, makes a lovely place for a relaxing stay. The lounge is an attractive room which offers a wealth of period features alongside comfortable furnishings, an open fire, flagstone flooring, and a TV/DVD. Next to the lounge, the galley-style kitchen, though small is nonetheless well-equipped and offers an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, and washing machine. The first of the property’s three bedrooms can also be found on the ground floor, a pretty children’s room offering a single bed and a set of bunk beds. Two further bedrooms can be found on the first floor of the cottage, the first of which is a restful double room, whilst the other is a tranquil twin room. The bathroom, meanwhile, offers a shower over bath and WC.

Outside, there is a pleasant courtyard area with garden furniture which is for the sole use of guests staying at the cottage. In addition to this, guests have access to a lawned garden which is shared with the neighbouring cottage, which is furnished with garden furniture. Parking is available in the village car park for which a permit is provided.

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.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin, and 1 children’s triple
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Open fire
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Permit provided for local car park
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 small or 1 medium-sized dog welcome, by arrangement (must be kept downstairs and off the furniture)
  • Shop 2 miles, pub and seafront within walking distance
  • Village pub and tearoom both located within a five-minute walk of the cottage
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Sleeps 7+1 (additional fold-out bed can be made up on request for a child at a cost of £35 per stay (please note there is a maximum number of 4 adult guests))
  • £100 security deposit payable prior to arrival

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by George 18th February 2020

The cottage was a real home from home. A great cosy cottage for a lovely holiday (even in a wet and windy February). Brilliantly located for walks on the coast path and Corfe Castle.

Reviewed by Robert 23rd December 2019

A lovely, quiet location, about 20 mins walk to the coastal path. A cute, cottage full of character but needs updating and a bit of a deep clean. Had to wash up a number of kitchen utensils before use. Would have benefitted from more info about the property and equipment prior to arrival.

Reviewed by Sara 1st November 2019

Beautiful cottage very nicely equipped cosy and comfortable in a perfect location. We had a fantastic winter week, building fires in the cottage and lovely kitchen to cook in

Reviewed by Robert 6th September 2019

A mention of the 'Cath Kidston' styling of the property might be inseresting for some. Staying in September we found the fully stocked open fire most beneficial and cheery.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 9th August 2019

We had a lovely week in the cottage. It's location is beautiful with a wonderful walk/run down to the quarry. It's only about 10 minutes to Swanage which is a lovely town. The kitchen is compact but had everything we need so we could cook and make packed lunches for the day. The bedrooms were nice, although the floors are a bit wonky but it all addRead mores to it's character. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 2nd August 2019

Lovely quirky cottage. Very shabby chic. Fantastic location in a pretty Dorset village with easy access to the coastal path. We had a lovely family holiday with our two teenage children and dog. We enjoyed walks from the door to Winspit, Dancing Ledge. Visits further afield to Corfe Castle, Swanage and the beautiful sandy beach at Studland.

Reviewed by Finella 26th July 2019

This is a lovely cottage in a fantastic location and being able to bring the dog was a real bonus. Beautiful little garden and we had breakfast on the terrace in the sun every morning. Lots of DVDs for rainy days if thats what you like though we had a great week and never even switched on the TV. Good cottage for a family group combined with Fig TrRead moreee cottage next door. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 31st May 2019

Charming cottage in beautiful location with easy access to stunning walks and a great pub. Cottage needs updating and a deep clean.

Reviewed by Melanie 4th January 2019

Spacious cottage small but well equipt kitchen, narrow first few stair going upstairs (don't drink too much cider up the pub :-). Shared entrance to property which initial unsettled my dogs. But they eventually realised it wasn't someone trying to get in.

Reviewed by Jennifer 4th November 2018

An incredibly romantic, beautiful and comfortable cottage. Lovely fire and sitting room, very comfy bed and a great bath - perfect for warming up after long blustery and rainy walks along past Dancing Ledge and Seacombe Quarry. Brilliant location in Worth Materavers, close to walking and the Square & Compass! Having got engaged whilst staying thereRead more, we will most certainly be back! Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Bridget 19th October 2018

Beautiful cottage but be aware that there is a walk nearby so there is a lot of passers by and the noise of this can be disturbing with a small baby . Ideal for couples .

Reviewed by Richard 5th October 2018

A very charming characterful cottage close to good walks and a good pub.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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