View towards cottage from garden
Large lounge
Relax in front of the fire
Well equipped kitchen
Spacious dining room
View towards cottage
Family bathroom
Spacious master bedroom with ensuite
Cosy double bedroom
Triple bedroom
Downstairs double bedroom
Enjoy alfresco dining
Play park across from cottage
1 / 13  View towards cottage from garden
2 / 13  Large lounge
3 / 13  Relax in front of the fire
4 / 13  Well equipped kitchen
5 / 13  Spacious dining room
6 / 13  View towards cottage
7 / 13  Family bathroom
8 / 13  Spacious master bedroom with ensuite
9 / 13  Cosy double bedroom
10 / 13  Triple bedroom
11 / 13  Downstairs double bedroom
12 / 13  Enjoy alfresco dining
13 / 13  Play park across from cottage

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
  • A delightful, spacious and attractive holiday cottage
  • Visit Swanage, Studland, Corfe Castle and the Jurassic Coast
  • This is a perfect home for a family holiday with plenty of toys and facilities for children
  • Ideal for enjoying beautiful sandy beaches and picturesque villages
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.

This fantastic cottage lies in the idyllic coastal village of Worth Matravers, nestling in the rolling Purbeck Hills. This is a fantastic area for walking, and a pleasant stroll will take you to the sea where you can enjoy the spectacular Jurassic coastline. The coastal path leads westwards to the charming bays of Chapmans Pool, Kimmeridge and Lulworth or eastwards to the seaside resort of Swanage. Swanage is famous for its glorious sandy beach which is ideal for swimming, paddling, boating, fishing and diving. There are plenty of traditional entertainments including pedaloes and Punch and Judy. The town has a steam railway which links with the village of Corfe Castle, famous for its mediaeval castle and thatched cottages.

On entering this lovely cottage, which dates back over 200 years and was skilfully extended and refurbished in 2009/10, you will find yourself in the welcoming and spacious lounge which has plenty of comfy seating and a TV/DVD. This room has a light and airy feel with large windows, and French doors opening onto a splendid terrace. The fireplace is built of Purbeck stone and has a traditional wood burner so that, in colder weather, you can relax in front of a real fire. A door opens into a separate smaller lounge, with seating, a choice of children's games, and an additional TV/DVD. You will also find a charming, light and spacious dining room with a lovely Purbeck stone floor. Heading into the galley-style kitchen, you will find it equipped with an electric oven and hob with extractor. An adjoining utility area houses the microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer. Exploring the ground floor further you will find a pretty double bedroom with a French door opening onto another patio in the garden. Adjacent to this room is a shower room complete with a built-in shower and WC. A fairly narrow and steep staircase leads to the first floor, where you will find three further cosy bedrooms. There’s a spacious master bedroom with a king-size bed and spectacular views to the sea and downs. It also has an en-suite bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC. There is also a charming smaller room with a 4 ft 6ins bed with views across the garden. This room has been designated as a single room as it is only easy to access the bed from one side. There is also a lovely children’s room with a bunk bed and a single bed. This room has a variety of toys and books children may enjoy. There is also a bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC.

Stepping outside you will find a wonderful large secluded garden which surrounds the cottage which is walled, gated and fenced, making it a splendid place for you to relax and for children to play games. The garden has large areas of lawn with attractive shrubberies and a raised patio so you can enjoy meals whilst taking full advantage of the panoramic views. There is a second patio area to the side of the cottage with additional garden furniture. There’s also a full-size trampoline, sandpit and a great choice of garden toys for children. Three cars may be parked in the drive.

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

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sam 11th October 2019

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

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

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

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

Reviewed by Janet 28th June 2019

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

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

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View towards cottage from garden
Large lounge
Relax in front of the fire
Well equipped kitchen
Spacious dining room
View towards cottage
Family bathroom
Spacious master bedroom with ensuite
Cosy double bedroom
Triple bedroom
Downstairs double bedroom
Show 1 moreEnjoy alfresco dining


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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