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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, swing set, croquet and trampoline
  • 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 trampoline and swing & slide set.

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

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sally 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Janette 20th August 2021

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In a word.... FANTASTIC A fitting venue to accommodate 3 generations of our family (plus dog). Having looked forward so much to our weeks holiday, we were not disappointed. The perfect weather was the icing on the cake. Will love to return for a further holiday here.

Reviewed by Philippa 13th August 2021

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Lovely property, spotless, comfortable beds, children 9,5 and 4 loved the garden, the trampoline was sunk into the ground to make it ground level so much safer to get in and out of. Loved the firepit. Kitchen table comfortably seated 10. The only thing that could have been improved was to have one of the reception rooms comfortably seat all of us. Read moreWe made good use of the games room and the drinks fridge was an added bonus. The village of Worth Matravers well worth the short walk away as is Pub. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 30th July 2021

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a beautiful cottage/house in a beautiful location. Very spacious for us: 4 adults and 4 children. Plenty to do in the area, and in the house/garden itself. We've already booked it for next summer.Thoroughly recommended!

Reviewed by Miriam 23rd July 2021

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Best holiday house ever!from the welcome basket,to the beautiful garden,fantastic games room this house was a winner in every sense..beautiful area with stunning walks from the door..we were three generations and we all loved it! Plenty of space for everyone lovely eating areas inside and out..lots of thoughtful touches ..a holiday to remember ..

Reviewed by Penny 16th July 2021

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Everything was great love the welcome basket basically breakfast if we hadnt had time to shop great idea. Definitely would recommend for larger parties and would love to go again

Reviewed by Edel 2nd July 2021

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Wonderful house. Attention to detail was amazing. From the quality of bedding to the lovely kitchen crockery. The garden was thoroughly enjoyed by all age groups in our party. House layout is well planned. So much space and the games room was a Godsend given the poor weather we unfortunately had. The only self catering villa we have used where I coRead moreuldnt fault the cleanliness in any way. Felt like home from home. Hide

Reviewed by Indianna 25th June 2021

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We had a wonderful stay. The cottage was perfect for our family of 8 and they included everything you needed in the house.They even had a toddler toilet seat as well as well as cups,plates etc for our child. The house was spot on and just want we needed.

Reviewed by N 18th June 2021

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Beautiful property equipped with everything you could need, in a stunning location, perfect for an extended family.

Reviewed by Simon 11th June 2021

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Seaforth is a fabulous property for a large family / group holiday. Really well laid out with different spaces to relax including the games room plus the outside space. Very well equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly need. Great location close to the village centre with easy access to the fabulous coastal walks at Winspit & Chapmans PRead moreool. Highly recommended, would love to return one day. Hide

Reviewed by Liz 4th June 2021

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Lovely well equipped house, and large safe garden, in the centre of Worth Matravers. Ideal for multi-generational holidays, though not suitable for wheelchairs as steps to bedrooms.

Reviewed by Mike 28th May 2021

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Reviewed by Catherine 21st May 2021

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You wont be disappointed - bright, roomy, well equipped and spotless. A really good find!

Reviewed by Stuart 14th May 2021

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Seaforth was an excellent house and garden situated near beaches at Studland and Swanage. Plenty of room for everyone to release and games room kept younger family entertained in the evening. Highly recommend this property and would book it again

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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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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