This Grade II listed Purbeck stone quarryman’s cottage dates from 1772, retains many original features and provides cosy accommodation for a family seeking an idyllic retreat.
The cottage is located on a no-through lane which leads via a path to the sea at Winspit. The picturesque village of Worth Matravers provides the perfect base for exploring the Purbeck Hills. The stunning Dorset coastline is just a mile away, with nearby landmarks including Winspit Quarry (1 mile), Chapman’s Pool (just over a mile) and Old Harry Rocks (6.5 miles). The delightful seaside town of Swanage (4 miles) features a long sandy beach, a traditional promenade and a pier. Heading inland you can explore several nature reserves including Hartland Moor (6.5 miles) and visit the ruins of Corfe Castle (4 miles) or the impressive Lulworth Castle (13 miles). From the pretty village of Studland (6.5 miles), you can catch a ferry to Poole or to Brownsea Island. The dramatic Lulworth Cove is also nearby (16 miles).
On entering this cosy and welcoming mid-terrace cottage from a shared hall, a private door leads into the spacious and tastefully furnished open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Retaining original features including a flagstone floor and exposed beams, the lounge is an ideal space to relax in with TV/DVD, iPod dock, plenty of seating and an open fire set in a large beamed inglenook. There is also a door leading to the garden via a step. The charming dining area is perfect for enjoying a family meal together, and the kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge with ice compartment. Going upstairs you will find three comfortable bedrooms, all with reduced height in the eaves: there are two double rooms and a bunk bedroom. You will also find a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC. Please note, the property has a number of low beams and doorways.
Stepping outside, there’s a small terrace with a high stone wall and nine steps leading up to an unenclosed garden area with shared access. The garden features outdoor furniture, a lawn, flowers, shrubs and trees. Parking is available in the village car park which is 200 yards away – a parking permit is provided.