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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.

Built of Purbeck stone, this attractive detached property is set just outside Worth Matravers, a picturesque village with stone cottages and a duck pond. This is an ideal base for exploring the Purbeck Hills, with breathtaking walks in every direction. The coastal path leads to Chapman’s Pool (1.5 miles), Kimmeridge Bay (10 miles) and Lulworth Cove (16 miles). Heading inland, you can explore Lulworth Castle (13.5 miles) or the remains of Corfe Castle (4 miles). This is a fantastic area for nature lovers, with Hartland Moor (6.5 miles) and Studland and Godlingston Heath (7.5 miles) nearby. The Victorian seaside town of Swanage (4.5 miles) is known for its sandy beach, promenade and pier. From Studland, you can travel by ferry to Poole or to Brownsea Island.

A step leads you up into the hallway where there’s plenty of room to leave coats and boots. On the ground floor, you will find a children’s room down three steps with a stone floor, TV/DVD, seating and double doors to the terrace. You will find two cosy twin bedrooms on the ground floor, one with an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC, the other with an en-suite bathroom with WC. Both also have doors leading to the terrace. There’s also a large utility room with a washing machine and a table tennis table. Going upstairs, there’s a spacious, light and tastefully decorated lounge which is an ideal space to relax in, with plenty of seating, TV, iPod dock and a dining area. The lounge opens onto a large balcony with outdoor furniture which is perfect for enjoying a morning coffee while admiring views of the Jurassic coast and countryside. Back inside, you will find a stylishly designed kitchen fully equipped with an oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and a charming dining area. Three steps lead up from the lounge to the double bedroom which has an en-suite shower room with shower and WC. Please note, the rooms on the first floor have reduced height in the eaves.

Heading outside, you will find yourself in the large unenclosed mature garden which surrounds the house. There’s a delightful paved and decked enclosed terrace which is perfect for enjoying an al fresco meal and for admiring the breathtaking views. There are miles of walks to enjoy from the doorstep and ample parking available.


  • 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 7 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
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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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