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Rainbarrow Cottage

Worth Matravers, Dorset
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Quirky split-level property with classic furnishing and a traditional flair
  • Architect designed with a myriad of staircases leading to secret levels
  • A roaring fire adds to the overall ambience
  • Private sheltered garden ideal for sunny afternoon BBQs
  • A short drive away from historic landmarks and the Jurassic coast
  • Pub within walking distance
Property code: DC128

Discover the best of both worlds from the comfort of this unique cottage, choosing to spend your days exploring stretches of magnificent coastline or strolling across miles of unspoilt countryside.

Set in a pretty village on the Isle of Purbeck, this beautiful cottage is well placed for exploring Dorset’s historic gems from the Jurassic coast to famous castles. Sample fresh seafood on the seafront in Swanage 3 miles away, or venture to Corfe Castle, the iconic survivor of the English Civil War, 4 miles away. Keen walkers will rejoice at the sheer number of walks available from your doorstep, especially with the close proximity of the village pub for a well-earned ale or two afterwards!

The traditional exterior gives way to a wonderfully quirky living space, set out in a unique split-level design and finished with wood and stone for a rustic twist. On entering the property you’ll find yourself in a small hallway with a cosy twin bedroom to your right, and a set of open stairs leading to the first floor straight ahead. There are also some steps heading down to the country-cottage style kitchen, which has everything you need to cook up a storm for the entire family. The large table has plenty of seating for hearty breakfasts, or retreat to the terrace to dine alfresco. Adjoining the dining area is a small lobby, which branches off to the first double bedroom, an intimate single bedroom, and a bathroom with shower over bath. The kitchen area is overlooked by a small open-plan lounge, ideal for younger guests to relax whilst the adults linger after supper with a digestif. The large lounge is upstairs, offering sea views, comfortable seating and a roaring open fire ideal for chilly nights. From here you’ll discover the last set of stairs, which leads to another small lobby where you can access the second double bedroom and bathroom with shower over bath. There’s also a galleried study overlooking the lounge, a brilliant place to escape to read a book in solitude.

On a sunny afternoon the garden is an irresistible spot for drinks on the terrace as you fire up the BBQ, ready to sizzle up something special. The garden is carefully sheltered by flowering shrubs and bushes for complete privacy, creating a safe place for children to play on the sweeping lawn.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles, twin with 2ft 6in beds, and 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms with shower over bath
  • Oven, microwave, washing machine, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with tumble drier
  • Open fire (logs/coal provided free October to 30th April, firelighters and kindling not provided). Central heating provided
  • Garden with seating and BBQ
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi included for email and web browsing only
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub less than 0.5 miles away, shop 2 miles away
  • TV/DVD in both lounges
  • Please note if you book for 2, 3 or 4 weeks, you will receive a change of linen and towels on the normal change over day
  • Please note steep stairs and steps throughout property
  • Children over the age of 5 years old welcome

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs SH Pickford 29th March 2019

We enjoyed our short break in this spacious and well presented cottage. It has a small but attractive garden and patio area. The location is great, a short walk from the pub and easy access to the coast path in a quaint village. My only reservation would be is it is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues or an elderly dog. There are lots of dRead moreifferent levels and steps/stairs in the property and our 11 year old couldn't get up the 2 flights of stairs to join us in the living room. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs S Allen 26th October 2018

This is our 3rd visit to Rainbarrow which says it all really. A very comfortable house, ideal location. Good price!

Reviewed by Ms K Chester 31st August 2018

A beautiful house, with all mod cons, so we were very comfortable staying there over Christmas, even when the weather was cold, wet & windy outside!

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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.

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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