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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.

  • 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
  • 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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  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 7th October 2022

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Great Village great house, great location. Some items in the house need an updating. Our home from home love the place.

Reviewed by Sarah 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Mark 26th August 2022

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Lovely spacious cottage, with great facilities in a beautiful location. Perfect for a family holiday.

Reviewed by Philippa 19th August 2022

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Charming characterful cottage in a lovely location for coastal activities, especially walking. Very comfortable beds and bathrooms. Rather quirky kitchen layout due to the age of the building but workable nonetheless. Excellent for a family holiday as plenty of kids' entertainment, well equipped with toys and opposite the playground.

Reviewed by Margie 24th June 2022

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The house is perfect and in a wonderful setting for cliff walks, cream teas by the pond and a lovely pub in the village. The lavender in the garden was spectacular and the house was extremely comfortable with lots of games/books/dvds for children. Great for families as there is a childrens playground opposite the house as well as a trampoline and sRead moreandpit in the garden. Hide

Reviewed by Rosemary 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Paula 3rd June 2022

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A great location for a family get together, close to Swanage and Studland Bay and plenty of walks from the house. Ample parking for three cars with easy access. And no child could possibly be bored there with ample toys, games and books. Overall a place to look forward to returning to each evening.

Reviewed by Neil 29th April 2022

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A truly lovely cottage in a beautiful part of country. Spacious but cosy with many thoughtful details. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to return one day. Even better than it looks in the photos.

Reviewed by Peter 18th March 2022

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We had an excellent week away celebrating my 60th birthday. The cottage is the perfect location for a get together with friends, with lots of lovely walks and cycle rides, with an excellent pub on hand.

Reviewed by Jane 4th March 2022

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Reviewed by David 4th February 2022

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Fabulous family home from home. Lovely peaceful location, the house has all you need come rain or shine. You will find it hard to better this wonderful place for a short or long break.

Reviewed by Susan 10th December 2021

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I booked this cottage as a surprise family break for my husbands 60th. The cottage is stunning and so well equipped. Everything is top quality. Some reviews say that the soft furnishings could do with a little tlc, I think this just adds to the character. Sea views from the lounge and especially the master bedroom are breath taking. This was the peRead morerfect place for a family gathering, and catered really well for the children. The owners have thought of absolutely everything. Hide

Reviewed by Bill 3rd December 2021

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Reviewed by STEVE 26th November 2021

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Reviewed by Mark 8th October 2021

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Wifi needs a booster, upstairs had no connection and annoyingly dropped out if anyone went into the kitchen.

Reviewed by Richard 17th September 2021

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Utterly superb house in what is simply a dream location if you adore breath taking strenuous walks from the house, without having to get in the car and travel. Utterly dreamy gorgeous. As simple as that. An utterly superb place to stay for a superb location for a much needed staycation. House is superb in having masses of space, but amazing sittingRead more room that has so much space and has gorgeous views of the sea, and doors onto garden. A superb house in a superb location. As simple as that. Hide

Reviewed by Gaye 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Cindy 3rd September 2021

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What a great time we had at Speedwell, the cottage had everything and more to offer us, the views were magnificent especially the sea one from the lounge, we had meals on the patio from breakfast to late evening as our week for weather was superb, the children could play & roam freely in the well looked after secure garden, the location was ideal aRead mores it was on tap to most of what Dorset has to offer whatever way you went. The charm of the village, the pub, the whole area was exemplery. Hide

Reviewed by Juliet 20th August 2021

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Lovely house and garden in a quiet position, with some views of the sea. Plenty of space for a party of 8. Perfect for our group with 3 children. Serious walks possible from the house, though beach trips need to be planned, as a car journey needed. Play area and pub nearby, as well as small niche food outlet!

Reviewed by Barbara 2nd July 2021

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Beautiful cottage , very well equipped and comfortable. Some areas need attention, i.e., lounge furniture. Fabulous location in a tranquil idyllic village. The garden is perfect & the trampoline was a great hit with the children. The sea view was stunning . Would recommend Speedwell to others, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Patricia 25th June 2021

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The cottage is beautiful, full of character in a lovely little hamlet. The garden is just so peaceful with lovely views to the sea. Our 3 year old granddaughter loved the sandpit and the playground opposite the house was a real bonus. All in all we had a really lovely time at the cottage and would like to return one day.

Reviewed by Carol 18th June 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this spacious and well-located cottage despite the unusually adverse June weather. There are plenty of family games, books and DVDs available. Our main concern was the steps between most rooms downstairs which was not made clear in the website description for the cottage (as the steep staircase had been). This was Read moreproblematic for one of our party who has limited mobility. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 11th June 2021

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A very nice property and large garden although a bit of TLC is required inside the cottage. Really nice views and in a good position with good parking. We would be happy to stay again. Negative point: A lack of usable garden furniture and sun umbrella for relaxing in garden, we ended up by buying some cheap garden chairs, an expense that we did notRead more expect. Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 21st May 2021

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Ideal Location , good size house and garden,fantastic walks from doorstep plus plenty of places of interest close by. Some areas need to be cleaner,

Reviewed by Paul 14th May 2021

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Our sixth or seventh visit we really do love this house the location is wonderful. The rooms are all very pleasant and the living room has great views to the sea. Its also very large with a great log fire and plentiful logs. However some of the seating requires renewing. The kitchen is a little small but you can manage to cook for a few people. OneRead more of my roasting and baking trays still remain in the pantry. Great garden and not to far from the pub Hide

Reviewed by Derick 23rd April 2021

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Lovely well-equipped cottage in a stunningly beautiful setting, looking out to sea in a chocolate box Dorset village. Lots of lovely walks from there. Very child-friendly with lots of games and toys for children and adults. Would highly recommend it.

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