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Stonechat Cottage

Worth Matravers, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A quiet family holiday cottage in a picturesque village
  • Perfect for exploring the Purbeck Hills
  • Close to Swanage, Lulworth Cove and Corfe Castle
  • Within easy reach of Poole and Bournemouth
  • Ideal for glorious rural and coastal walks
  • Explore the nature reserves of Hartland Moor and Studland
Property code: DC159

Dating back to 1772 this charming Grade II listed Purbeck Stone quarryman’s cottage offers cosy accommodation for a family or a couple looking to explore the beautiful Swanage area of Dorset.

Situated within the tranquil Purbeck Hills, the historic coastal village of Worth Matravers makes an idyllic base for a Dorset holiday. This is a wonderful area for enjoying breathtaking walks with the coast just a mile away. The coastal path leads to Chapman’s Pool (1.5 miles) and Lulworth Cove (16 miles) to the west, with the thriving town of Swanage (4.5 miles) to the east. Swanage is famous for its glorious sandy beach which is perfect for swimming, paddling, boating, fishing and diving as well as traditional entertainments including pedaloes and Punch and Judy. The town has a steam railway which links with the village of Corfe Castle (6 miles from Swanage), famous for its medieval castle and thatched cottages.

Located on a no-through lane leading to a path down to the sea at Winspit, this pretty cottage is named after the robin-sized bird that is a summer visitor. On entering this 18th-century cottage you will find yourself in the light and attractive open-plan lounge/diner. This is a delightful space to relax in, with comfortable seating, TV, Blu-ray DVD and a Hi-Fi, as well as a wood burner set within a beamed fireplace. There’s also a cheerful dining area set by the window. Going into the kitchen, it’s fully equipped with a ceramic hob, combi microwave oven, dishwasher, dryer and fridge with an ice compartment. You will also find the shower room on the ground floor, which is complete with a walk-in shower, WC and underfloor heating. Steep cottage style stairs lead you up to the first floor where you will find the first double bedroom. Very steep stairs with a rope handrail will take you up to the double bedroom on the second floor. Please note this room is set in the eaves of the house and has a low sloping ceiling.

Stepping outside, the small back courtyard has a BBQ. Car parking can be found in the village car park just 200 metres away.

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Hob, combi microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV, Blu-ray DVD, Hi-Fi
  • Woodburner (logs included October - end of April)
  • Small courtyard with BBQ and seating
  • Parking available in village car park (200 metres)
  • Regret no pets
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric thermostatically controlled heaters
  • Underfloor heating in shower room
  • Steep cottage-style stairs
  • Coast 1 mile
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Pub 100m
  • Children over the age of 12 years old welcome

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr J Newton 4th March 2019

Very cosy cottage, we had a very relaxing break here, great facilities and shower was amazing! We will be back!

Reviewed by Ms N Buchan 24th February 2019

Stonechat is the epitome of a Purbeck cottage in a perfectly placed location. It is a welcoming and cosy cottage with everything you need for an enjoyable holiday. The log-burner, heated bathroom floor and very comfortable bed are much welcome after a long day of walking the Purbeck hills.

Reviewed by Mr N Hughes 26th December 2018

Lovely cottage in great location. Everything in there you could wish for - especially the log burner!

Reviewed by Ms N Buchan 1st November 2018

Stonechat Cottage is perfectly situated for walking the hills of Purbeck. It has all the home comforts one would expect; an extremely comfy bed and underfloor heating in the bathroom being two of my favourite things! It has a very relaxed feel and we felt at home straight away.

Reviewed by Mr A West 24th October 2018

A warm cosy cottage in a wonderful location at the start of both the Winspit and Seacombe Bottom walks.

Reviewed by Mrs S Joy 6th October 2018

Cosy, well equipped cottage in very good location particularly for amazing coastal walks

Reviewed by Mrs M Pocock 31st August 2018

Cosy well equipped and great location

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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.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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