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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
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
  • Set in the quiet village of Worth Matravers yet just 4 miles from vibrant Swanage
  • Private sheltered garden ideal for sunny afternoon BBQs or just a short walk to the village pub
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.

This beautiful stone-built cottage has been sympathetically designed to blend in with local architecture whilst providing the comfort and space of modern day living, perfect for a countryside break for up to seven people. Situated in the quaint village of Worth Matravers, the stunning Dorset coastline is less than 1.5 miles away.

This stunning, dog-friendly cottage has a traditional exterior concealing a charming interior with accents of stone and wood. Utilising half levels, this property benefits from being very spacious and very well designed for family living. Step inside to discover ample living spaces, including a handy utility room and a ground-floor twin bedroom. Half a flight of stairs down, and you’ll find the spacious kitchen/dining room. Rustle up a meal for the whole gang and step out to the terrace for some al fresco dining, then settle down in the open plan sitting area. The adjoining lobby reveals two further bedrooms, a double and a single, and the family bathroom with a bath and shower over. Returning to the hall and going half a flight upstairs, there is the beautiful sitting room with fantastic views and comfortable furnishings, overlooked by a mezzanine galleried study. Up another half flight of stairs are a double bedroom and an additional bathroom. It’s easy to while away the hours in the stone-walled garden, with its large terrace, BBQ area and lawn. Parking is available for two cars.

Worth Matravers itself has a beautiful local church, a quaint duck pond and local pub which doubles up as a museum. A little further afield, Swanage is only 4 miles away and has a wide range of activities for all ages, including the popular Swanage Pier. Just south of Swanage, Durlston Country Park (4.5 miles from the cottage) is home to Durlston Castle and the iconic Great Globe – a Portland limestone sphere located in its grounds.

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
  • Regret no children under the age of 5

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 Lynsay 4th October 2021

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Lovely very dog friendly property in a fantastic location!

Reviewed by David 25th September 2021

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Thank you so much. The cottage and its surroundings were an ideal setting for a long awaited and much needed family break.

Reviewed by Alice 10th September 2021

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A beautifully designed house, its style in keeping with older properties in the village. Spacious, homely living room with distant sea views. Well proportioned rooms and a well equipped kitchen with large family table looking out onto garden. A peaceful atmosphere abounds. House a few yards from the beginning of a heavenly walk to Chapmans Pool or Read moreWinspit. A short stroll to the Square n Compass. I cannot recommend this property highly enough and would definitely like to return one day. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 16th July 2021

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Fantastic house with lovely inside and outside space, well equipped and very homely. Worth Matravers is a very special place and the house has access to great walks and coastal swimming spots. Definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Chris 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Anne 11th June 2021

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This cottage has an interesting design and is fairly well equipped. The lounge has a lovely view of the hills and the sea. We love walking and there are plenty of footpaths from the village and down to the sea/cliffs.

Reviewed by Sheila 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Rowan 7th May 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay in Rainbarrow. The weather was pretty miserable but it really didn't matter. We felt warm and snug in the house and there was plenty to do and see. The cottage is great and really has everything you could need. We would very happily go back again - in fact, I'm sure we will.

Reviewed by Erica 30th April 2021

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Loved the interesting layout of the house. In a beautiful location within easy access of some lovely walks

Reviewed by Tim 16th April 2021

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Wonderful cottage in a great location. All facilities really good, and we had a great stay!

Reviewed by Duncan 30th October 2020

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Yes, subject to the cleaning issue being addressed.

Reviewed by Neil 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Francesca 21st September 2020

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Reviewed by Emily 18th September 2020

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Rainbarrow Cottage is in a great location for walking. The cottage is large and comfortable but could do with updating.

Reviewed by Charlotte 7th August 2020

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A welcome retreat! The house is interesting in its design and well-equipped for a family stay. The garden is a haven of greenery whilst the sitting room is light by day and cosy by night. Being able to park two cars is a great asset in this location.

Reviewed by Janet 31st July 2020

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A unique cottage a bit like a Tardis, it looks small from the outside but is much larger inside and is very comfortable. The village of Worth Matravers is delightful with lots of walks nearby and of course the Square and Compass Public House to come back to for a quick drink.

Reviewed by Karen 10th July 2020

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Lovely location, this was the reason for booking this property.

Reviewed by Justin 17th February 2020

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Reviewed by Liddy 8th November 2019

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Reviewed by Esther 25th October 2019

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Location

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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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