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Fabulous view from the balcony
Enjoy the views from the sofa
Spacious, light and tastefully decorated lounge which is an ideal to relax in
The lounge opens onto a large balcony
Plenty of room for everyone to sit together
Stylishly designed kitchen
Perfect for preparing meals
Handy breakfast bar to enjoy your morning coffee whilst waiting for your breakfast
Light and airy double bedroom
Plenty of room
En-suite shower room
Take a moment to enjoy the view
Lot's of fun to be had
Comfortable twin room
Twin room with en-suite
En-suite bathroom with shower over bath
Cosy twin room
En-suite bathroom with WC
Any one for table tennis?
Large utility room with a washing machine and a table tennis table
Enjoy an al fresco meal and for admiring the breathtaking views
Ideal to gather on the sun terrace
Large garden surrounds the house
Magnificent views over the countryside and the sea
Idyllic Purbeck stone
Start your adventure right outside on your doorstep
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3 / 31  Enjoy the views from the sofa
4 / 31  Spacious, light and tastefully decorated lounge which is an ideal to relax in
5 / 31  The lounge opens onto a large balcony
6 / 31  Plenty of room for everyone to sit together
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8 / 31  Stylishly designed kitchen
9 / 31  Perfect for preparing meals
10 / 31  Handy breakfast bar to enjoy your morning coffee whilst waiting for your breakfast
11 / 31  Light and airy double bedroom
12 / 31  Plenty of room
13 / 31  En-suite shower room
14 / 31  Take a moment to enjoy the view
15 / 31  Lot's of fun to be had
16 / 31  Comfortable twin room
17 / 31  Twin room with en-suite
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19 / 31  En-suite bathroom with shower over bath
20 / 31  Cosy twin room
21 / 31  En-suite bathroom with WC
22 / 31  Any one for table tennis?
23 / 31  Large utility room with a washing machine and a table tennis table
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25 / 31  Enjoy an al fresco meal and for admiring the breathtaking views
26 / 31  Ideal to gather on the sun terrace
27 / 31  Large garden surrounds the house
28 / 31  Magnificent views over the countryside and the sea
29 / 31  Idyllic Purbeck stone
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31 / 31  Start your adventure right outside on your doorstep

Gwyle House

Worth Matravers, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful reverse-level hideaway in a secluded spot with panoramic views of the Dorset coast
  • Perfect for walking in the Purbeck Hills and the South West Coast Path
  • Set in a quiet village location with easy access to Corfe Castle and Swanage
Property code: DC063

With magnificent views over the countryside and the sea, this stunning reverse-level property offers wonderful and cosy accommodation for a family seeking an idyllic Dorset retreat.

This stunning, detached stone house in Purbeck has been architecturally designed to maximise its magnificent sea views. Boasting a balcony with Jurassic Coast views and large al fresco dining area below, open-plan living space and table tennis table, this property is perfect for celebrating special occasions with loved ones of all ages all year round. A mile-long path leads from the property to the sea at Winspit Quarry, where the South West Coast Path can be joined and picnics and adventurous swimming can be enjoyed.

With an upside-down layout to make the most of the spectacular views, the spacious and open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is located on the first floor. At one end, a stylish modern kitchen area features chic units, wood-effect flooring and a sociable central island with bar stools. The lounge/diner beyond is furnished with a large L-shaped sofa for relaxing together after busy days, accompanied by a Smart TV, iPod dock and Hi-Fi. From here, double doors open onto a balcony with table and chairs. A children’s room with DVD player and utility area with table tennis ensures everyone is entertained, while the beautiful paved and decked terrace outside offers ample space for al fresco dining and relaxing in the afternoon sun altogether. There is private parking.

Wonderful walks lead directly from the doorstep through unspoilt Dorset countryside and to the coast at Winspit Quarry (1 mile). The popular coastal town of Swanage lies just 4 miles away and is home to a stunning sandy beach for safe swimming, busy promenade, good choice of shops and eateries, and iconic steam railway leading to Corfe Castle. Closer to home, the village of Worth Matravers boasts a tea room and pub (400 yards).

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 twin rooms, 1 double
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Dishwasher, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • TV/DVD
  • Table tennis
  • TV, iPod dock, Hi-Fi
  • Unenclosed garden with terrace and outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for up to 4 cars
  • Regret no dogs
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Pub 400 metres, shop 2 miles, coast 1 mile

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Linsdey 1st October 2021

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This is a lovely house in a great location with an amazing view. Just a short walk to the sea.

Reviewed by Andrew 17th September 2021

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A very comfortable property with everything you might need for a home from home holiday. The views from the property are stunning and the Isle of Purbeck is a lovely part of the country with lots to do to suit all ages.

Reviewed by Angelique 30th July 2021

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This is simply the best holiday home we have stayed at in the UK - and we have stayed in many. There are amazing views from every window, its incredibly spacious, clean and well equipped. The location is second to none with 10s of great walks from the door. Worth Matravers is a gem. And of course the excellent pub just 5 mins away. The owner was heRead morelpful and communicative. We did splash out a bit more than usual - but soooo worth it. Highly highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 9th July 2021

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The cottage exceeded our expectations with the location, comfort and facilities. Our 3 year old grandson had the time of his life and there was so much to do whether climbing up Corfe Castle or taking in the sea air along the many wonderful walks and beaches. Perfect for a multi generational family who likes a bit of isolation and comfort. ThoroughRead morely recommend the local Square and Compass pub that is within easy walking reach. Hide

Reviewed by Rosaleen 2nd July 2021

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A lovely, spacious house in a beautiful setting within 20 minutes walk to the coast. Clean, comfortable and well equipped. A short walk to the village which is very pretty. Easy access to local coastal walks.

Reviewed by Jayne 11th June 2021

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Beautiful house with a stunning view. Perfect location for walking and also exploring.. there is everything you need and the table tennis table was great fun. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Marion 4th June 2021

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Lovely house in lovely village. The view is even better than the photos show. Lovely walk from the house down to Winspit Quarry - the quarry was used for filming in Dr Who and Blakes 7! Pasties at the local Square & Compass pub really nice. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Alison 28th May 2021

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A beautiful property in an excellent location with walks all around. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by David 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by John 14th May 2021

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Wonderful views, lovely holiday home & setting. Ideal base for walking.

Reviewed by Alison 23rd April 2021

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Great location with walks straight from the door, a pub in the village and easy road access to many places in the Purbecks. The kitchen was really well equipped. The views lovely - we saw both deer and pheasant from the balcony. Plenty of space too - with the added bonus of the games room. The hosts were very helpful.

Reviewed by Katy 16th April 2021

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A beautiful cottage in a stunning peaceful location - the photos dont do it justice . Breakfast on the balcony and drinks on the terrace at sundown gave it a real holiday feel. The sea view is sublime with wildlife spotting opportunities in the adjacent fields . The house was immaculately clean and the kitchen was well equipped. Would love to come Read moreback one day Hide

Reviewed by Richard 12th April 2021

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We loved Gwyle House from the moment we arrived. It was extremely well prepared and as clean and tidy as it could have been. The photos do not do it justice - the view across the rolling Dorset fields and the twinkling sea was beautiful. We would love to go back in summer, next year hopefully, as we would put the bog patio area to more use. Great lRead moreocation, as away from the noise and traffic, but near enough to Swanage and beaches. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 30th October 2020

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We really loved our long weekend at Gwyle House. The location is perfect with a fantastic view down to the sea from the lounge. The house is modern and very smart, and was very clean and felt really safe. The kitchen is well equipped with quality white goods and cooler. We are looking forward to returning with friends when the pandemic is over.

Reviewed by Nina 9th October 2020

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Fabulous views, loved having the bonus of table tennis and walks straight from the door. Great pub in pretty village on our doorstep. Very comfortable, open plan and spacious.

Reviewed by N 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Pamela 28th August 2020

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A lovely position to enjoy the countryside and coast, we didnt use the car for 5 days and enjoyed the silence. Even in a breeze the balcony is protected and a great space to sit. Beds were comfortable, but do bring cushions for the settee (most have been removed due to Covid)

Reviewed by Karen 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by S G 27th December 2019

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A very well equipped and comfortable house. Lovely views and a good base for walking and exploring the area.

Reviewed by Jane 1st November 2019

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This house is utterly delightful. Spacious, offering privacy for each room. Very well equipped, beautifully furnished and in an ideal location.

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Fabulous view from the balcony
Enjoy the views from the sofa
Spacious, light and tastefully decorated lounge which is an ideal to relax in
The lounge opens onto a large balcony
Plenty of room for everyone to sit together
Stylishly designed kitchen
Perfect for preparing meals
Handy breakfast bar to enjoy your morning coffee whilst waiting for your breakfast
Light and airy double bedroom
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Location

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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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