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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
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

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Margaret 20th December 2019

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

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

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

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

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 Mrs E Harrex 7th November 2018

Cottage very comfortable and clean with everything we needed for our stay. Tastefully decorated and furnished and a pleasure to return to after a day out in the beautiful Autumnal Dorset countryside.

Reviewed by Ms C Douglass 12th September 2018

Lovely cottage, well set up, clean, tidy and comfortable. Very quiet location. Perfect for a relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Mrs K Gore 31st August 2018

A beautifully furnished cottage set in a stunning part of Dorset.

Reviewed by Ms A Gregory 31st August 2018

Tawny Cottage is spacious and beautifully appointed. The resident owl made our holiday.

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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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