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Tawny Cottage - Worth

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

  • Located in the quiet village of Worth Matravers with extensive garden decking allows you to enjoy the outdoors in peace
  • Your own path to the coast, which is just 1/4 mile from the cottage and nearby Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve perfect for a day out
  • Property has a nesting owl box, ideal for nature lovers to bird watch
Property code: DC163

Absolutely stunning detached Dorset holiday home, situated within the private grounds. Close to the coast, you can sit back, enjoy the views and recharge your batteries.

Set within the owner’s grounds at the end of a no-through road, this stunning detached home enjoys a peaceful location where you can get away from it all. Beautifully finished inside with white-washed reclaimed French floorboards, elegant furniture and a wood burner. Shutters open onto a terrace with sun loungers and dining furniture which makes this the perfect place to enjoy your favourite drink or some light nibbles. With the coast just 1/4 mile away, and the village tea room and pub 200 metres away, this property is perfect for romantic getaways or family holidays all year round.

At one end of the beautiful open-plan living space is a stylish and spacious kitchen area complete with butler sink and granite worktops. At the other, an inviting Scandi-style lounge area with a TV and a roaring wood burner opens onto the terrace through shutter doors. Reclaimed floorboards continue upstairs in the eaves where two elegant bedrooms benefit from en-suite bathrooms. The property also benefits from a laundry room. Step outside to relax on a sun lounger on the top deck or step down to join the path to the sea. There is an added bonus of parking for two cars.

The picturesque village of Worth Matravers surrounds a charming green with a duck pond and is home to a Post Office, a village shop and a pub. The dramatic Dorset coastline lies just 1/4 mile to the south where the scenic South West Coast Path connects Winspit Quarry to Chapman’s Pool (2.5 miles) and Dancing Ledge (2 miles). Visit the popular seaside resort of Swanage (4 miles) to soak up the sun on its sandy beach, browse its selection of shops and eateries and catch its iconic steam railway to the historic Corfe Castle (4 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 double with additional single bed
  • 1 shower over the bath with WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Open-plan living space downstairs with one large room compromising of sitting area with TV, dining area and kitchen
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (logs included October - end of April)
  • French doors with shutters open onto decking area
  • Outdoor decking split into two levels by six steps. The top deck has sun loungers
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Tearoom 100 yards, pub 200 yards and shop 2 miles
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating included
  • Regret no guests under the age of 18
  • Towels Included

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine 16th October 2020

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Unfortunately the only part of the cottage or garden that got any sunlight at this time of year was one of the upstairs bedrooms, in the afternoon. This made the whole place very dark even when the sun shone. Such a shame as the cottage itself is lovely.

Reviewed by Dave 2nd October 2020

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What a lovely cottage! When we arrived there were some lovely little touches to make us feel welcome. We had no worries about the cleanliness of the cottage as everything you could need was there, including masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning products. We enjoyed being able to walk to the coast from the cottage even if the weather was not always kinRead mored to us. But when we came back being able to light a warming fire was great! Hide

Reviewed by Graham 25th September 2020

Reviewed by Ann 4th September 2020

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Tawny Cottage is one of the cleanest cottages that we have stayed in. There were a few cobwebs for which we have deducted a point. Plenty of cutlery, crockery, tea towels and bathroom towels provided. The beds were extremely comfortable as were the sofas. The dining chairs were well padded and comfortable but we found the dining table was a little Read moretoo high for us. There were lots of nice touches such as fresh flowers in every room and pretty serviettes on the dining table. Location is superb. Hide

Reviewed by Doreen 28th August 2020

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The Cottage is delightful, comfortable and equipped with everything one could possibly need. The owners have provided really lovely touches with paintings and flowers in every room. Sadly no owls but it was the wrong time of year. Hopefully next year they will return and provide exciting viewing. My friend and I are in our very late 80s although yoRead moreung in heart sadly we are no longer able to do what we could some years ago. So we were unable to enjoy the walking around the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 21st August 2020

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Tawny Cottage is comfortable and well equipped. However we were very disappointed at the lack of any outlook or lovely view as shown in the photographs on the website as the branches of the lime tree in the garden have been allowed to grow downwards over the terrace completely overshadowing the back of the cottage. No sunlight reaches the terrace wRead morehere it would otherwise nice to sit. As well as no outlook, this also made the sitting room dark and cold. Hide

Reviewed by James 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by Suzie 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Margaret 20th December 2019

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Tawney Cottage is an excellent place to stay. It is very comfortable, very clean and has everything you need. The location is perfect for walking was a very good pub in the village and a Tea/supper room. The owners were very thoughtful and had put up Christmas decorations as well as leaving us some champagne to toast our Christmas.

Reviewed by Garry 27th September 2019

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Perfectly placed in village centre, duck pond and tea room round corner and pub fifty yards further on. Only a 15 minute walk from the sea, so many great walks straight out of the gate(either front or back).

Reviewed by Jane 13th September 2019

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Tawny Cottage is very comfortable, well equipped and maintained; the owners who live next door are helpful and welcoming. The area is beautiful with Studland, Kimmeridge and Lulworth Cove all within 30 minutes drive, and great walking and restaurants nearby. However, not recommended if you want to spend time relaxing in the garden as it is quite enRead moreclosed and doesn't get much sun. A perfect cottage for walking holidays or cosy autumn/winter breaks away. Hide

Reviewed by I 2nd August 2019

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Location is so quiet and yet so close to Swanage. Winspit cove is a fantastic place to visit and spend the day. A must if you visit and worth the walk. Cottage we can't really fault. Second visit and still feels like home. Village is lovely. Plenty to do. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Loraine 26th July 2019

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Great choice for holiday cottage, excellent location(this area is truly stunning),spacious, lovely decor. It might do to bring a lightweight duvet if you 'sleep hot' also no downstairs loo can be an irritation at times. Otherwise wonderful. We didn't see the owl but heard him from a distance - it was exceptionally quiet at night a real plus,plus.

Reviewed by Laurel 19th July 2019

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Reviewed by William 12th July 2019

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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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