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Speedwell Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold Award
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This beautiful stone cottage is perfectly situated in a charming Dorset village
  • Enjoy fantastic rural walks with spectacular coastal scenery, sandy beaches and picturesque villages 
  • This is a perfect home for a family holiday with plenty of toys and facilities for children
Property code: IC122

With panoramic sea and country views, this lovely and spacious stone cottage is ideal for a large family looking to explore the beautiful countryside and wonderful coastline of the Isle of Purbeck.

Take in the magnificent views from this 200-year-old stone cottage in Worth Matravers, on the Isle of Purbeck. Wander down to the Jurassic Coast, with its far-reaching seascapes, or head into the lively seaside town of Swanage, 3.5 miles away, with its sandy beach. Up to nine guests can stay at this four-bedroom holiday home, which has a beautiful garden for children to play in.

Enter this enticing home to unwind in the airy lounge, which has French doors on to the garden. Light the wood burner on chilly nights; watch TV or wander into the smaller lounge to play a game. Prepare holiday meals in the galley-style kitchen, with its electric oven and hob, then serve up in the dining room. Find a microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer in the utility area. Discover one of your bedrooms, with a double bed, is also on the ground floor, together with a shower room, with WC and handbasin. Follow the narrow, cottage-style staircase upstairs to three more bedrooms: these include one with a king-size bed, sea views and an en-suite bathroom, with a shower over the bath and WC. Another has a double bed, with access from one side only, and the third features bunks and a single bed. There is also a family bathroom, with WC and shower over the bath. Spill outside on sunny days to dine on the terrace or watch the children on the trampoline. Find parking for three cars.

Head into Swanage to choose from a selection of cafes and restaurants when you want to dine out. Catch a steam train from here to Corfe Castle, 6 miles away, to see the ruins, then head back for an ice cream on the Victorian pier. Alternatively, plan a day out to picturesque Lulworth Cove, 16 miles from your base.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 double bedroom, 1 master bedroom with king-size bed, 1 single room with a 4ft 6ins bed (designated as single as accessible from one side only), 1 children’s room with bunk bed and 1 single bed
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob with extractor, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD and wood burner in lounge
  • TV and DVD in second lounge
  • Dining room
  • Garden with patio areas, furniture, trampoline and sand pit
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • This property offers a smaller party discount - please call to enquire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Security deposit - £250 per booking
  • Please note: a fairly narrow and steep staircase leads to the first floor
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and tearooms within short walk away. Langton Matravers 2 miles. Swanage 4 miles
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Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Fiona 16th October 2020

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A really lovely cottage, of a high standard. Fabulous log burner, very cosy at night. Amazing views in one of the most tranquil villages on the Dorset coast.

Reviewed by Elaine 8th October 2020

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Beautiful old cottage. Spacious and comfortable. Location and surrounding areas are stunning.

Reviewed by Joy 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Sally 14th September 2020

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Speedwell was in a perfect location for lots of beautiful walks and for easy access to Swanage. The house was attractively furnished and comfortable for a relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Nigel 4th September 2020

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We had an excellent stay at Speedwell. The cottage was very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The sandpit and trampoline in the garden were extra bonuses for our two-year old grandson. The cottage is ideally located for a wide assortment of interesting activities in the local area.

Reviewed by Debbie 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Sam 11th October 2019

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Speedwell Cottage is a well equipped house in a wonderful location. It is an ideal base for numerous local walks and is just over a mile from the beach. The stairs are quite narrow and steep so this needs to be taken into consideration when thinking of booking this property. The upstairs shower is in need of repair and some of the seating in the loRead moreunge is ready for replacement. However, it has a very light and serene atmosphere. Hide

Reviewed by Cheryl 20th September 2019

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A great very well equipped property for a complete getaway from it all. A pub in village sells pasties which are delicious. Sea views from house and pub. Great walks locally. Hifhly recommend.

Reviewed by Charlotte 7th September 2019

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We were really impressed by the standard and location of Speedwell. It is in a lovely position with sea views in the back garden which were very much appreciated. The wood burner was a great asset and plenty of wood was supplied. We loved the little welcome package and very sweet card. There was plenty of information about what to see, when the rubRead morebish went out etc and all instruction pamphlets were supplied. A very quiet area but very convenient for Swanage, Corfe etc. Hide

Reviewed by Laurie 16th August 2019

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Lovely cottage and nice welcome package and card from the owners but some improvements could be made.

Reviewed by Janet 28th June 2019

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Garden lovely with great views. Great house, lots of space, and good provision of board games, indoor toys and DVDs etc The playground opposite was a bonus and we also enjoyed the 5 minute walk down the lane to the farm to see the cows and hens.

Reviewed by Fern 7th June 2019

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Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect, with views to the sea. It's close to plenty of things to do. The toys were very welcome as there were three children in our party, and the trampoline and sandpit saw a lot of use. There were a couple of things we felt did let the property down though. The water pressure was very poor.Read more The bedding was filled with feathers which was bad for three of us. The Internet range was poor. A 5pm check in is too late, especially for a Friday. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 26th April 2019

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The best equipped cottage we've ever stayed in. Very comfortable and spacious. Beautiful village and a lovely view from the garden.

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Location

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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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