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Fig Tree Cottage - Worth Matravers

Worth Matravers, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
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

  • A beautifully updated 18th century stone quarryman's cottage
  • Perfect for exploring the Purbeck Hills
  • Close to the popular seaside town of Swanage
  • Within easy reach of Corfe Castle and Winspit Quarry
  • Ideal for exploring the Jurassic Coast
  • A lovely holiday home for families, walkers and nature lovers
Property code: DC052

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.

This Grade II listed, stone quarryman’s cottage in Purbeck sits just 1 mile from the coast at Winspit. Dating back to 1772, this beautifully equipped property still retains exposed stone walls, original timber beams and a fantastic inglenook open fireplace. After a tiring day spent walking the South West Coast Path, relax in your stunning walled garden or beside the roaring fire.

Inside, an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is perfect for entertaining. Prepare meals in the stylish kitchen area, which is finished with a butler sink and stainless steel appliances and dine at the large farmhouse table nearby. Afterwards, sink into the inviting leather sofas that sit beside the charming inglenook fireplace, filling the room with warmth and atmosphere during the winter months. Upstairs, three delightful bedrooms feature exposed stone walls, ceiling beams, bespoke furniture and original cottage windows, while the bathroom is fresh and contemporary. Steps lead up to the enclosed garden and lawn which is bordered by colourful beds and a hedge. On the lower terrace you can enjoy the use of a gas BBQ and a small table and chairs. Parking is available nearby in the village car park.

The pretty Purbeck limestone village of Worth Matravers centres around a village green and duck pond, hosting a tea room and popular pub. The dramatic Dorset coastline lies just 1 mile to the south, where the South West Coast Path can be joined to reach Swanage in the east (5 miles) or Chapman’s Pool in the west (2.5 miles). By road, the sought-after coastal town of Swanage is just 4.5 miles away and boasts a stunning sandy beach, pretty promenade, selection of shops and eateries and an iconic steam railway leading to the historic Corfe Castle.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and coffee machine
  • Open fire (initial supply of logs included November - end of March)
  • TV/DVD
  • BBQ (gas)
  • iPod dock and Sonos Sound System
  • Garden with outdoor furniture
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Regret no dogs
  • Parking available in village car park (250m away). Free parking permit provided with the cottage
  • Wi-Fi included (email and web browsing only)
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Pub 100 metres

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Benjamin 20th December 2019

Enjoyed Christmas week in the wonderful Worth Matravers. Fig Tree Cottage was ideal for our needs (adults and children) with a beautifully presented living area and well proportioned bedrooms. The festive decorations were a very welcome surprise in our arrival.

Reviewed by Paul 13th September 2019

Fig Tree Cottage benefits from a great location in the heart of Worth Matravers. If you absolutely require more than one bathroom/toilet, this is probably not for you. However, our party of 4 adults and 2 young children managed without too much hassle. Parking for just one car (via a voucher for the village car park), could have been a bit tricky. Read moreThere is an off-road space right outside the cottage, but it is not solely for the use of Fig Tree Cottage. Hide

Reviewed by K 31st May 2019

This is property we've stayed at 13 times and a location we've been visiting for about 30 years, so we're rather biased in its favour !

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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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