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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.

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.


  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with ice compartment, microwave
  • Open fire (initial supply of logs included November - end of March)
  • TV/DVD
  • iPod dock
  • 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.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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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 !

Reviewed by Mr W Woollett 8th February 2019

We both liked the cottage a lot, everything we easy to find and in good condition. It took a while to heat up when we arrived but that is to be expected as it was the coldest weekend of the year so far.

Reviewed by Mr M Skeet 10th October 2018

Lovely facilities, immaculately clean, perfect location for walks.

Reviewed by Mrs P Brown 31st August 2018

Lovely cottage in a great location - very welcoming and warm!

Reviewed by Ms A Burton 31st August 2018

A very comfortable cottage in a fantastic location

Reviewed by Ms L Davolls 16th August 2018

This is a beautiful cottage. It is very comfortable and well appointed. There are a few low doorways, so watch your head! We have stayed here three times and love it.

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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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