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Stonechat Cottage

Worth Matravers, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A character holiday cottage in a picturesque village, perfect for exploring the Purbeck Hills
  • Close to Swanage, Lulworth Cove and Corfe Castle and within easy reach of Poole and Bournemouth
  • Ideal for glorious rural and coastal walks, explore the nearby 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 those looking to explore the beautiful Swanage area of Dorset.

This delightful Grade II-listed, Purbeck stone, quarryman’s cottage is in the peaceful village of Worth Matravers. With the stunning Jurassic coastline and many popular walking trails close by, this property is in the perfect location for exploring the local area. The two-bedroom home, which cleverly combines modern decor with classic cottage style, is on a no-through lane which leads to the sea at Winspit, 1 mile away. The village pub is a 100-metre walk, with the nearest shop 2 miles away.

A homely dining area and sitting room welcomes you as you enter through the stable door. Curl up in front of the wood burner after a busy day of exploring, or why not make use of the Smart TV, subscription services, DVD player and stereo, which is certain to keep everyone entertained. Step into the well-equipped kitchen where you’ll find everything you need to rustle up a snack. French doors lead out into a small courtyard with a gas BBQ, perfect for those relaxed holiday evenings. The bathroom, with a shower, is also on this level and has cosy underfloor heating. Steep, cottage-style stairs take you to the first double bedroom, where a relaxing night’s sleep awaits. Very steep stairs, with a rope handrail, lead to the second-floor double bedroom – taller guests will need to mind their heads in the eaves here. Outside, parking is available in the village car park 200 metres away.

Keen walkers are in for a treat here, with one of the many popular routes starting in the village. Smugglers’ Way is a 3-mile circular trail which travels along the South West Coast Path to Seacombe. Of course, the famous Jurassic coastline – a World Heritage Site – offers ample opportunities to explore, as well. The resort of Swanage is 4 miles from the cottage.

  • 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)
  • Very small courtyard
  • 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

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sara 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Susie 10th July 2020

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Cosy cottage with comfy sofa and beds and modern equipment, including a powerful shower. Very clean and welcoming (COVID secure) and great location. As with all old cottages, some of the doorways are a bit low.

Reviewed by Sara 16th December 2019

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Reviewed by M 6th December 2019

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Warm and cosy, comfortable bed and sofa and hot, powerful shower. We would find it a bit tight for 4 adults if longer than an weekend. Very short walk to excellent historic real ale/cider pub with live music. Lovely costal walks from the door, few hours to Swanage and bus (to within 1 mile) or taxi back. We hope to return again.

Reviewed by David 22nd November 2019

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A really cosy and well equipped pretty cottage with good heating and an easy to use wood stove. Perfect location especially if you appreciate a special pub within a few minutes walk. In the midst of wonderful walking country. Great for a winter break.

Reviewed by N 25th October 2019

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Stonechat Cottage is a warm, cosy haven in a picturesque village. It is perfectly placed for walking the Dorset Coastal path or exploring further inland. The cottage has everything needed for a home from home experience.

Reviewed by Tracey 18th October 2019

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This Cottage is in the perfect location for a walk down to Winspit or to visit the Square & Compass. It is reasonably comfortable, but small, not enough room for 4 adults to sit on 1 large sofa & watch tv. We have used Dorset Coastal Cottages for years & always had a welcome card with caretaker contact no, flowers on table & milk in fridge on arrivRead moreal - even when it was a late booking. Not this time. No clean washing up sponge/brush or cloth provided which was unhygienic. Location perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Martin 4th October 2019

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This is a very quiet area which is perfect to get away from it all. However, it is not that far form the nearest town for provisions etc. A car is essential. There are many local Restaurants, all of which were very good quality and value. Overall a comfortable stay in a fine villa with great views and a relaxing pool.

Reviewed by Nicky 24th September 2019

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Reviewed by Susan 30th August 2019

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I had to clean the oven before using it and also remove hair from the shower cubicle and drainage plug. Steep stairs to second bedroom are more like a ladder and the bathroom is very small as is the courtyard area.

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.

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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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