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Seaforth

Worth Matravers, Dorset
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A stunning holiday home with panoramic sea views with pool table, ping pong, log burner, stone fire pit, BBQ, trampoline, swing set, croquet
  • Located in a picturesque village with Purbeck stone cottages and a duckpond, just a short walk from one of the country’s best-loved pubs
  • Glorious coastal and country walks straight from the front door
Property code: DC142

With magnificent views of the sea and the beautiful Purbeck Hills, this light and spacious property features a large garden and a superbly equipped games room, making it a perfect holiday home.

From Worth Matravers, country paths lead to the Norman clifftop chapel at St Adhelm’s Head, horseshoe-shaped Chapman’s Pool and the old quarrying caves at Winspit. Other short walks take you to the rocky outcrops at Seacombe and Dancing Ledge (from which the brave can take a dip in the sea). There are longer distance hikes along the glorious South West Coast Path, just a mile away.

The heart of the house is a large, light-filled kitchen/dining room - a perfect space for enjoying a family meal. The ground floor also features a charming snug with a wood burner and a games room with table tennis and a proper pool table. Upstairs, the second lounge has a Juliet balcony with panoramic views. There are five attractive bedrooms set over three floors: three are doubles and two are twins (one twin can be made as a superking upon request). Step outside into the large garden where you can toast marshmallows over the stone fire pit and play croquet and swingball. Children will love the swing & slide set and the trampoline.

Easy day trips include Corfe Castle, a charming village of thatched cottages with an ancient castle and a woodland waterpark with obstacle courses in natural lakes. At Studland, children can paddle in safe, shallow water, play on vast sandy beaches and hunt for crabs in rockpools. Enjoy the dramatic scenery at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, explore the ghost town of Tyneham and visit Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island -- cloaked with pine and oak forest and home to some incredibly fluffy red squirrels.

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

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 double bedroom with 5’ bed, 1 twin room which can be made up as a super-king on request, 2 further double rooms, 1 twin room
  • 4 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 shower room with WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC
  • Very well equipped kitchen with range oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • TV and Juliet balcony in lounge
  • Games room with pool table, table tennis, Nintendo and huge TV
  • Garden with large table, swing-slide set, trampoline, fire pit, BBQ and games
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • 1 dog welcome (1 extra by arrangement)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Pub 100 metres
  • Coast 1 mile
  • Swanage 4 miles

The village of Worth Matravers sits on the cliffs of Studland, an area of heath and natural habitat that joins the coast as it trips and curls around Swanage and Studland Bay. The village is full of quaint Dorset pubs including the 18th-century Square and Compass, a duck pond, and lovely stone cottages to stroll beside. Plus, the area's best coastal walks set off from your doorstep, so you can be adventuring alongside the waves in no time. If you'd like to venture a little further afield, a 3.5-mile walk or drive will bring you to the traditional seaside town of Swanage, where you can enjoy some good old-fashioned amusements and a cold ice cream on the promenade.

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Martin 28th September 2020

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Reviewed by Jennifer 25th September 2020

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This home fully met our requirements. It was well presented and had very good facilities both indoors and outdoors. Much thought has obviously gone into making it an easy place to move into and relax and enjoy. The welcome basket was also very much appreciated. We had an excellent short stay.

Reviewed by Rebekah 18th September 2020

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Seaforth is the perfect holiday home - really well equipped, spotless and with plenty of room. The views were wonderful and so great that you can go on so many lovely walks straight from the door. We found it very hard to leave! Would love to return. Thank you.

Reviewed by Sue 11th September 2020

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What a special place. Quality equipment & furnishings. Outstanding cleanliness. Enjoyed by 3 generations from 19mths to 72. So many thoughtful touches. Large bedrooms, good games room, plenty of indoor & outdoor games. Great pub close by but not intrusive. Great walks from the door. Sorry to leave & hope to return.

Reviewed by Paul 4th September 2020

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This is a lovely well equipped property suitable for large family groups. There is something here for everyone no matter what the age and plenty of space to spread out. It is in a great area with easy access to many coastal paths. All our family had a very enjoyable holiday here and would certainly recommend it.

Reviewed by Susan 14th August 2020

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Seaforth is a lovely, spacious , well equipped house. The garden games were great and the games room was a big hit. Everything you need for a great family holiday.

Reviewed by Hilary 7th August 2020

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Wonderful house in a great location with so many facilities. Perfect for multi-generation holidays.

Reviewed by Kenneth 31st July 2020

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Seaforth is an amazing and immaculate property in a wonderful setting. The 10 of us in our party thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay. Quality items such as the bedding, towels, and even the hand wash and cleaning products made it feel a very special place. Ideally placed for many local walks and excursions . We did wonder if the proximity of the pub Read moreand l car park would be a nuisance but you were unaware of them when in the property and garden. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 24th July 2020

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This was our second visit to Seaforth, which probably says it all. I rebooked within a day of coming home last year. My only regrets - that we couldnt stay longer. Perfect house and home for a family group from grandchildren to grandparents, and dog.

Reviewed by D 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Amanda 10th July 2020

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Beautiful house in a lovely location. Really well equipped and decked out. Fantastic stay! Well be back!

Reviewed by Mary 5th July 2020

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Everything had been thought of, and more besides, and the housekeeper was super responsive and kind. The garden was well equipped with lots of great extras in the shed. Plenty of interesting games and books for the children. Bedding and furnishings were luxurious and immaculately clean . The hamper If local goods was a lovely touch and produce was Read morewell chosen and delicious Hide

Reviewed by Dee 6th February 2020

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The house was beautifully equipped and cleverly designed with 5 bedrooms on 3 levels all with bathrooms giving privacy when needed. Quality linen, quality furniture and a quality games room. The sea was a lovely backdrop to the walk down towards the village and pub.

Reviewed by S 30th January 2020

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we had a lovely stay at this immaculate , well stocked house. everything of high quality. the bedrooms seemed bigger than they appear on photos. having the games room was a big bonus and was in constant use by my family of all ages. boggle was favorite game of the many there to choose from. the hamper including treats for our dog was a lovely touchRead more a well as the flowers. amazing sea views from upstairs. great layout all round especially with flow of kitchen thru to snug and games room. Hide

Reviewed by Hannah 28th December 2019

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Great property, very clean with great facillities. Beautiful house and location. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Vic 22nd November 2019

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We have just spent a weekend this lovely cottage celebrating a special family birthday. The weather was pretty awful bit there was plenty to keep us occupied inside, lots of family board games to play, pool and table tennis for the grown ups, a great selection of books and 3 TV's to watch if all else fails! The cottage was lovely and warm with 5 goRead moreod sized bedrooms. It was very well equipped and there was a lovely hamper waiting for us as well as all the basics. Perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Lizzie 18th October 2019

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Beautiful place in stunning location. Decor in good order. Walkers paradise. Brilliantly equipped, especially the kitchen and ample seating for meals. Spacious, lots of natural light, yet still with a cosy feel. Gorgeous village. Too much to explore in just one week.

Reviewed by M 11th October 2019

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Perfect property for a family get together. Very clean, bright and warm. Kitchen has everything you need. Everyone agreed the beds were very comfortable. Games room well used as the weather was on and off. Beautiful costal walks from the door and almost next door to one of the best beer and cider pubs in the UK. Test of a good property is can you sRead moretill have fun if the weather is bad - answer here is yes. So happy we booked this property and hope to return again. Hide

Reviewed by Benjamin 3rd October 2019

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Reviewed by C 6th September 2019

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Very well appointed large family home in good location. The owners have gone out of their way to make sure that the house has everything you need in the kitchen and for family entertainment

Reviewed by Helen 23rd August 2019

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A gem of a holiday house. Gorgeous setting with to die for views, spotlessly clean throughout, beautifully and thoughtfully furnished, exceptionally well appointed. We're a 3-generation family with exacting expectations and thought Seaforth was fantastic.

Reviewed by Michael 16th August 2019

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Lovely spotlessly clean house. Amazing welcome hamper far greater than expectations. All our needs were catered for there was even towels for the dog. Lots of things to occupy the children inside and out. Its by far the best holiday cottage we have stayed in. I would certainly recommend this property.

Reviewed by R W 2nd August 2019

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Great family house in a lovely part of Dorset - highly recommended.

Reviewed by Sue 26th July 2019

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We rented Seaforth to celebrate, as a family, my husbands 70th birthday....it was perfect. Our jaws dropped as we entered the house; everything was perfect. Plenty of space for 7 adults, 2 children, I dog. The games room kept us entertained in the evenings; the walls are probably still ringing with laughter. The only downside was leaving.....but weRead more will be back!! Hide

Reviewed by Karen 28th June 2019

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This is a brilliant property for large groups and especially with young kids. The location is perfect with pub, tea rooms, playground and lovely walks right on your doorstep.

Reviewed by Beverley 21st June 2019

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Reviewed by Giles 14th June 2019

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Reviewed by M 7th June 2019

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Ten adults stayed for their annual weeks walking holiday. The layout of the house meant we didn't feel crowded or restricted. The open plan kitchen/dinning area suited our group and everyone enjoyed the games room. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Mr C Bell 17th April 2019

Excellent accommodation and immaculate presentation very clean and tidy.

Reviewed by Mr Norrington 9th March 2019

Spacious and very well equipped in the perfect location.

Reviewed by Mrs A Read 4th January 2019

Fabulous cottage. Immaculately clean, had everything we could possibly need and a beautiful location.

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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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