View towards the rear of the cottage
Unwind after a day exploring
Sit back and enjoy the warmth from the wood burner
Get cosey in front of the wood burner
Well equipped kitchen to cook up a family feast
Washing up with a view
Dining area
King-size bedroom
King-size room
Single bedroom
Twin bedroom
Wet room
Relax and have a bubble bath
Enjoy a meal al-fresco
Enjoy family games on the lawn
Perfect place to enjoy a good book with a view
1 / 17  View towards the rear of the cottage
2 / 17  Unwind after a day exploring
3 / 17  Sit back and enjoy the warmth from the wood burner
4 / 17  Get cosey in front of the wood burner
5 / 17  Well equipped kitchen to cook up a family feast
6 / 17  Washing up with a view
7 / 17  Dining area
8 / 17  King-size bedroom
9 / 17  King-size room
10 / 17  Single bedroom
11 / 17  Twin bedroom
12 / 17  Bathroom
13 / 17  Wet room
14 / 17  Relax and have a bubble bath
15 / 17  Enjoy a meal al-fresco
16 / 17  Enjoy family games on the lawn
17 / 17  Perfect place to enjoy a good book with a view

Seaview Cottage - Worth Matravers

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold Award
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enchanting stone cottage with open views across fields to the sea
  • Situated in delightful Worth Matravers with nearby walking and cycling trails
  • Decorated with charm, maintaining a wonderfully bright and airy feel
  • Large and secluded south-facing garden with shrubs and trees
  • Area well-known for its dramatic landscape and abundant wildlife
  • Part of the renowned Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site
Property code: IC118

A charming stone cottage with a lovely view across fields to the sea from its tranquil garden, situated in the delightful Purbeck village of Worth Matravers – a wonderful walking and cycling area.

A Purbeck stone, semi-detached cottage attractively situated in the lovely village of Worth Matravers, just a short walk to the sea at Winspit. This area of coastline is part of the renowned World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast. Footpaths and trails lead from nearby the cottage and connect with the coastal path and various bridleways across the Downs. Walk into Worth Matravers centre where you’ll find a pretty village green with duck pond, tea shop serving food, and the Square and Compass public house, renowned for its local ciders and wonderful views. The picturesque historic village of Corfe Castle is a short drive away, as is the small seaside resort of Swanage. The latter offers a gently sloping sandy beach, ideal for swimming and paddling. Guests can also enjoy ‘Punch and Judy’ shows, a stroll along the Victorian pier, boat trips, fishing, diving and a ride on the steam train.

Entering the cottage on the ground floor, there is a delightful kitchen with electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. A lovely dining area with patio doors opens onto the terrace with views across the garden to the sea. The large open-plan living area with glass doors along one entire wall creates a wonderful sense of space and outdoor living, with the outdoor terrace feeling like part of the room. Comfortably furnished with cosy seating, TV/DVD and wood burner, providing a lovely central focus for the room in cold weather. On the ground floor is a tiled wet room with underfloor heating, shower and WC, as well as a charming single bedroom. The stairs lead up to three charming bedrooms – a master bedroom with king-size bed, wardrobe and attractive Victorian feature fireplace; a smaller double room with king-size bed; and a twin bedroom. There’s a bathroom with bath and separate built-in shower, plus a separate cloakroom with WC. Please note that a maximum of four children per booking are permitted.

Outside, there is a stunning south-facing garden, which benefits from the sun for most of the day. Guests can relax on the terrace whilst enjoying spectacular views of the glorious countryside and watching the small boats as they pass by in the distance. There is a lawn surrounded by attractive shrubberies and pretty rock gardens. This garden is gated and fenced with outdoor furniture provided. At the front of the cottage there is another lawn with off-road parking for two cars.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Sleeps 7 +1
  • 4 bedrooms - 2 king-size, 1 twin, 1 single
  • Additional fold out bed available upon request which is only suitable for a child
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 wet room with shower and a WC, 1 bathroom with bath and built-in shower, 1 WC
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Wood burner
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels can be provided at an additional charge
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Short walk to local pub
  • TV/DVD in living area
  • Please note that the property accepts a maximum of 4 children per booking


This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ian 16th March 2020

This was a lovely property and close to a number of attractions, quite a few National Trust ones too which is a bonus if you are a member. The property was very clean, spacious and well equipped.

Reviewed by Sue 1st November 2019

Cottage was lovely, had everything. However we had a lot of rain and it is very isolated. We decided to have a lazy day but there is limited internet and due to the winds we lost tv signal. This is no reflection on the property itself and the area is beautiful. Wonderful walks when sunny and dry. Well equipped kitchen and plenty of room

Reviewed by Athene 9th August 2019

It was fantastic. Suited our group perfectly. Three generations, a niece and a foster daughter. The weather was pretty good to us too and it was lovely to re-visit favourite places such as 'The Blue Pool' and 'Corfe Castle' and to see the fabulous work being done at Monkey World. I was also so impressed that the baker is still making the amazing FlRead moreorentine's in Swanage. Worth going into town just to get one of those-yum yum. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 3rd August 2019

This cottage was very comfortable and has a lovely garden with a great view of the sea. It was spotlessly clean and we were provided with lots of little extras (washing up products and cloths, toilet paper, milk etc) which was helpful. The owners also made us feel very welcome with tea and cake laid out for us when we arrived. The only down side waRead mores the noise from the pub down the road in the evenings at weekends and the building work next door - it rather spoilt an otherwise tranquil spot. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 21st June 2019

Very well equipped, bright and comfortable, excellent location.

Reviewed by Barrington 31st May 2019

Lovely cottage very comfortable with a lovely setting surrounding area beautiful very lucky to go open studio week with some very interesting and talented local artists. Beautiful part of the country. Great pubs in warwham on the river key with good food. Excellent

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View towards the rear of the cottage
Unwind after a day exploring
Sit back and enjoy the warmth from the wood burner
Get cosey in front of the wood burner
Well equipped kitchen to cook up a family feast
Washing up with a view
Dining area
King-size bedroom
King-size room
Single bedroom
Twin bedroom
Show 5 moreBathroom


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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