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Fisherman's Cottage- Swanage

Worth Matravers, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
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

  • Attractive Purbeck stone cottage
  • Great for group retreats, sleeping up to six
  • Bright and airy tones throughout
  • Big garden with sea glimpses
  • Excellent location in popular village
  • Access to local eateries and scenic walks
Property code: DC054

A spacious family home ideal for groups, this cottage rewards guests with fantastic views and the chance to unplug and unwind surrounded by Dorset goodness.

Found in the village of Worth Matravers, you can enjoy easy access to country routes and coastal walks. Perched on the cliffs, take in views of endless seas and tread footsteps high above the water. Only 1 mile away, Keats Quarry dinosaur trackway is an absolute must for all generations. Exhibiting amazing dinosaur footprints preserved in limestone, the footprints are 140 million years old and give an insight into how the area got its name – the Jurassic Coast. For town activities and a trip to the beach, drive the 4 miles to Swanage and make the most of the plethora of things to see and do.

A sunlit cottage emphasising light and tranquillity, there is an immediate sense of ease. To start your holiday, head down the property’s outside steps and open the door. For tired travellers, the lounge will be an irresistible proposition. Kitted out with a plush sofa and two armchairs, the room’s ambience is enhanced with the addition of a wood burner. Open the patio doors in summer to let sunshine flood in or curl up in winter as the wood burner casts a rosy glow. For extra entertainment, a TV is provided so you can catch up on your favourite show or watch a film. A lovely space to gather throughout the day, the kitchen/diner overlooks the garden and offers the perfect balance of space and cosiness. Equipped with an oven, electric hob, dishwasher and more, you can prepare delicious repasts to tuck into around the family-sized dining table. Also downstairs is a utility room with separate WC, washing machine and tumble drier. Up the steep staircase, the cottage’s three bedrooms can be found. All decorated with neutral, relaxing tones, the bedrooms include a double, a 5ft double and a bunk with two singles. An ideal room for children, the bunk room has reduced head height at one end. Also featuring reduced head height in the eaves, upstairs has an attractive family bathroom. Here, a bath, shower, WC and heated towel rail add a sense of luxury to your routine.

For lazy, summer afternoons there is no better place than the garden. A south-facing space with lots of lawn and a seating area, the unenclosed garden enjoys glimpses of the sea and is surrounded by pretty vegetation. For parking, the property has a raised gravel parking space at the front with steps leading down to the front door.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 5ft double, 1 bunk (with singles)
  • Oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, dishwasher
  • 1 bathroom: bath, shower, WC
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • Wi-Fi available
  • TV
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and WC
  • Regret no pets
  • Unenclosed garden with seating
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Property accessed via 7 external steps
  • Shop within 2 miles
  • Pub within 200 yards

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs E Barlow 19th January 2019

The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped with lovely coastal walks from the door.

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Location

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.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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