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Romantic hideaway
Seating area with sea views
Bright kitchen
Comfy king-size bed
Lounge with View of garden
Inside view looking towards the garden
Hideaway and relax
Cosy cottage
Sit outside and taken in the fresh air
Shower room
1 / 10  Romantic hideaway
2 / 10  Seating area with sea views
3 / 10  Bright kitchen
4 / 10  Comfy king-size bed
5 / 10  Lounge with View of garden
6 / 10  Inside view looking towards the garden
7 / 10  Hideaway and relax
8 / 10  Cosy cottage
9 / 10  Sit outside and taken in the fresh air
10 / 10  Shower room

Stone Barn

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Cosy and romantic hideaway for two in the Dorset countryside
  • Situated in the grounds of a large Purbeck stone house
  • Lovely secluded garden with wonderful countryside and sea views
  • A stone’s throw from the renowned Priests Way with fantastic walks and cycle routes
Property code: IC131

Nestled in the grounds of a large house on the outskirts of Worth Matravers, this charming cottage offers a peaceful hideaway in the stunning Dorset countryside.

Retreat to this gorgeous stone cottage on the edge of the village of Worth Matravers, on Dorset’s Isle of Purbeck peninsula. A rural idyll for two, plus one very happy dog, this pretty, one-bedroom property is ideally situated for long country and coastal walks. Follow the Priests Way into Swanage, 3.5 miles away, or head down to the Jurassic Coast to pick up the South West Coast Path and hike 6 miles round to Kimmeridge Bay.

This bijou property has been carefully designed to reveal a wealth of character while offering comfortable and welcoming accommodation. Find its open-plan interior has beautiful exposed stone walls and a stylish country cottage appeal. Step in to discover a kitchen area, with a fridge with ice compartment, microwave, electric oven and hob, and dishwasher. Prepare romantic meals then dine in the sunshine, with the French doors open. Relax on the sofa to take in the views towards the sea or to watch TV or a DVD. As dusk falls head through to the sumptuous bedroom area, with its king-size bed and en-suite shower room, with WC. On balmy mornings enjoy breakfast out in the sunshine. Take a few stone steps down into the south-facing garden. Light the BBQ here in the evening, pour yourself a glass of chilled wine and gaze out at the views. This cottage comes with parking for one car.

Wander over to the pub in Worth Matravers whenever you fancy a break from cooking. Drive 4 miles to Castle Corfe to potter in interesting shops and choose between more restaurants. Visit the ruins of the castle, built by William the Conqueror. Book a round ticket on the heritage railway to Swanage and back. Pause in Swanage to swim from the sandy beach, take a fishing trip or go paddleboarding.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room with a WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 small dog welcome   
  • A short stroll from The Square and Compass pub and a charming tearoom overlooking the pond
  • TV/DVD

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by margaret 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Marion 12th April 2021

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We had a wonderful 5 day break in this lovely cottage, it was immaculately clean,warm,had a very comfy bed and well equipped kitchen and an amazing view to the sea.The living area is small but worked well for us.It has a large pretty garden which is enclosed. We really enjoyed being able to walk from the cottage accessing the coast path from a pathRead more a few hundred metres along the road. Hide

Reviewed by Geoffrey 26th December 2020

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Perfect accommodation, had everything we needed . Great location , quiet and lovely view

Reviewed by Elaine 11th December 2020

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Absolutely delightful little cottage, cosy hide away and perfect for a weekend get away. Our little dog was quite safe in the enclosed garden. The cottage was all ready for us when we arrived and although its immediately adjacent to the main house we were left in privacy to do or own thing. Its self contained and open plan so quite a small space foRead morer an extended stay but perfect for an evening base and night time retreat. Very handy for the pub, which was closed when we were there sadly. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 4th December 2020

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A lovely and well equipped cosy cottage with a wonderful sea view and pretty garden. A good location with access to the coastal path providing some excellent walks and a short drive from here to Corfe Castle, Swanage and Studland. The local pub was closed unfortunately due to the Covid restrictions but there were plenty of others not far away, and Read morethe tea shop in the village did some great pasties and other treats. Hide

Reviewed by Pat 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Audrey 9th October 2020

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A lovely cottage, lovely owners, beautiful location. A nice view of the sea from house and garden. The garden was great for the dog, as was the field and paths next to. A good small shop & post office at Worth Matravers for essentials. Plenty of diverse exploring in the area.

Reviewed by Lindsay 2nd October 2020

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Perfect setting and so peaceful. Local walks were plentiful and the scenery was spectacular.

Reviewed by Monton 25th September 2020

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We love the stone barn, beautiful and perfectly formed. It has the most stunning view of the coast and lot of wildlife activities in the garden. Its also a lovely placed to be rained in to watch and listen to the sound of the rain.

Reviewed by Susan 18th September 2020

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Lovely cosy little barn in the most stunning of locations. 5 minutes walk into Worth Matravers and the local pub. Beautiful coastal and country walks literally on the doorstep.

Reviewed by C 28th August 2020

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Perfect getaway .

Reviewed by John 21st August 2020

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Cottage was very clean, well appointed, peaceful and in a pretty location. Great for walks and a brilliant pub nearby.

Reviewed by Stefan 7th August 2020

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The Stone Barn cottage is embedded in a beautiful, small garden, from which you have a wonderful view over the gras meadows to the sea. The cottage is beautiful furnished and very comfortably. The modern kitchenette is well equipped and the sleep, dining and living area are very inviting. Direct from the cottage you can take breathtaking and stunniRead moreng coastal walks. We were there for the second time. We can fully recomnend it. Hide

Reviewed by Nick 31st July 2020

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Idyllic setting, the little stone barn and the gorgeous walled garden with sea view. The living accommodation is intimate so will suit couples who are comfortable together, and especially those with a dog.

Reviewed by Sue 13th March 2020

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I loved the stone barn and garden. The view was fabulous and the bonus was spotting two tawny owls in the tree at dusk. The location was ideal for local walks and visiting studland beach, the Arne reserve, swanage.

Reviewed by Angela 6th March 2020

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We had a lovely stay at Stone Barn. Location was excellent! Close to plenty of beaches and walks. Mel and her husband were very nice. Friendly and discreet. Didn't notice they were around. The cottage has everything needed for a short stay. We were a little surprised at just how small it was but soon settled in. TV and sofa too small however there Read moreis limited room. Bed extremely comfortable and kitchen well equipped. Garden excellent for our dog! And lovely sea views. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 28th February 2020

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I felt at home almost immediately, the cottage is very welcoming. It has and has a beautiful view an is superbly located for lots of walks. Really comfortable and the enclosed garden was perfect for my dog. There was a small gap in the wall and as my dog is a terrier I knew he'd no doubt prefer to go through the hole, by the time I got back from ouRead morer walk Mel had covered up the gap. If I had any questions Mel and Rob were really welcoming, helpful and friendly. I will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Derek 15th February 2020

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Reviewed by Julie 1st February 2020

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Lovely, well equipped though compact cottage in a beautiful location. The beds comfy and its well equipped. It would be great for a quick week away, it is small but ideal for two. We will definitely use again.

Reviewed by Louise 3rd January 2020

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We had a lovely day with amazing views. Enjoyed a cider at the local pub everyone was very welcoming and helpful.Would definitely recommend and will be going back ourselves again

Reviewed by Richard 15th November 2019

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Great little retreat in the most amazing setting! Absolutely spotless and a really comfortable bed - slept well. Well appointed and warm (we were there in November when the weather was 'cold'). Safe for the dog with an enclosed back garden. Only comment was the TV - not the best (a bit small and mounted too high up for comfortable viewing). Still aRead more great cottage - enjoy. Hide

Reviewed by Marilyn 18th October 2019

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Very well maintained and very cosy. Good location for local attractions and beaches

Reviewed by Peter 4th October 2019

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The barn is small, with cooking eating and sleeping in one room. Excluding the fridge, very little food storage space and only a small freezer section. We took fishing tackle and cameras, and the space became cluttered with no place to put empty suitcases. If one is eating out and only using it as a base then the accommodation is fine. There is no Read moreissue with the property or equipment,furnishings which are first class, and Mel and Rob are great, but it is feels overpriced for what is provided. Hide

Reviewed by Edward 20th September 2019

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Reviewed by Angela 30th August 2019

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This is a beautiful little cottage in one of the most beautiful parts of England. We could not fault it. If you love walking then this place is ideal. As well easy access to one of the best pubs in England the Square and Compass is an added bonus. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Phil 19th August 2019

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A quiet and well appointed cottage with brilliant view of the sea

Reviewed by Stefan 2nd August 2019

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The Storn Barn Cottage has an indescribable charm and is very cozy and beautifully decorated. It has an excellent indoor and outdoor area. It is the ideal starting point to make wonderfull coastal walks and to visit all the sights of the jurassic coast.

Reviewed by Angela 5th July 2019

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Reviewed by Suzanne 7th June 2019

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Reviewed by Mark 10th May 2019

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Beautiful cottage and fab garden in a stunning location. Wildlife and livestock abound. Hardly got in the car all week - beauty in all directions on foot (Swanage, St Aldhelms, Kingston, Kimmeridge). Square & Compass is a jewel.

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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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