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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
  • Perfect for exploring the Purbeck Hills
  • Panoramic views of the Dorset coast
  • Ideal for exploring the South West Coast Path
  • Close to Studland, Corfe Castle and Lulworth Cove
  • Visit the popular seaside town of 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

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by M 21st June 2019

Beautiful views from the house. Well equipped apart from too smaller oven for 6 people.

Reviewed by Mr W Fairley 10th April 2019

Lovely house. Well designed, warm and efficient. Would happily come again.

Reviewed by Mr M Pringle 3rd April 2019

Wonderfully situated with a sea view, a quiet lane, no traffic and so peaceful, what more could we ask for? The few people we did see all said Hello and the birdsong was so restful yet we had all the mod cons - even a ground coffee machine for Americanos. The plumbing was noisy emanating in the storage tank and the towel rail in the master en-suitRead moree only was a third hot - needs the air bleeding out of it. These are minor faults and easily fixable, but probably not evident to the people who look after the property. Would this stop us from returning, definitely not. We had a lovely week in the property and would recommend it to anyone seeking a quiet place in the country but not too far off the beaten track. Hide

Reviewed by Miss E Jeffery 7th December 2018

The cottage was lovely - perfect size for the 6 of us, with beautiful views out. Loved the table tennis table!

Reviewed by Mrs V Barnes 26th September 2018

Very nice house

Reviewed by Mr J Howell 31st August 2018

five star

Reviewed by Miss L Lipscombe 31st August 2018

Improvements had been made since our last visit. The new hard floor was much quieter and it all looked really smart.

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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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