View of property
Relax as a family
Twin room
Double bedroom
Large shower room
Take your favourite book and read in the court yard
Large garden
Second shower room
Relax in the garden and take in the fresh air
Natural landscape
Try al fresco dining
Dining area
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Worth Cottage,

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Grade II listed cottage sleeping 8+1 in four bedrooms
  • Period cottage with beautifully maintained original features and sympathetically updated accommodation
  • Almost one acre of split-level gardens offering a private outdoor space in which to relax
  • Award winning pub with stunning sea views located within walking distance of the cottage
  • Local footpaths lead to the sea and the coastal path at Winspit
  • Situated just a ten-minute drive from the seaside resort of Swanage with its sandy beach
Property code: IC175

Traditional Purbeck cottage, offering thoughtfully maintained period-style accommodation for up to nine, set within almost one acre of attractive grounds, located in the Dorset village of Worth Matravers.

Located just a mile north of Dorset’s Jurassic coast and four miles south of Corfe Castle, the village of Worth Matravers is a splendid location for enjoying all that the Isle of Purbeck peninsula has to offer. In the village itself, and within walking distance of the cottage, a delightful tearoom is a great place to enjoy afternoon tea and is even open for evening meals on Saturday nights. The village pub, meanwhile, retains its original charm and has a pretty beer garden from where visitors can enjoy views towards the sea. To the east of the property, within a ten-minute drive, the seaside town of Swanage offers a sandy beach with a Victorian pier where visitors can hire deckchairs and enjoy ice creams from one of the sea-front shops.


It is hard to imagine a property which better represents most people’s idea of a picture-perfect country cottage, and the owners have carefully preserved many of the original features to retain that charming cottage-feel. This sympathetic sense of style is clearly in evidence in the lounge, an attractive room with wooden floors, inviting sofas, a warming wood burner, and a beamed ceiling, as well as a TV/DVD. The kitchen/diner too has been thoughtfully finished with a tiled floor, farmhouse table, and an excellent range of equipment including an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher, whilst the freezer, a second fridge, and a washing machine can be found tucked away in a separate utility room. The master king-size bedroom can also be found on the ground floor, and has been finished to a very high standard, with a beamed apex ceiling, oak floorboards, a seating area with a sofa and its own TV, and even a wood burner, all of which help to create a retreat-like feel to this beautiful space. Two shower rooms, each with a shower and WC can also be found on the ground floor, whilst a door from the kitchen opens onto traditional cottage stairs leading up to the three remaining bedrooms. The first of these is another king-size room, again boasting its own seating area with a sofa, armchair, and a TV. The third bedroom is a smaller-sized, yet nonetheless delightful double room, whilst the fourth is a pretty twin room.


The property enjoys a fantastic amount of outside space, with generously-sized terrace patio with garden furniture and a BBQ area next to the cottage, beyond which steps lead to an impressively large lawn, where children can happily play to their heart’s content. A separate walled courtyard can also be found alongside the cottage. There is parking for two to three cars available on the driveway.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Sleeps 8+1
  • 4 bedrooms - 2 king-size, 1 double, and 1 twins
  • Additional fold-out bed suitable for a child available on request at a supplementary charge
  • 2 shower rooms each with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD, plus additional TV in the two king-size rooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Towels available to hire
  • Cot and highchair available to hire
  • Regret no pets
  • £200 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Off-road parking for 2/3 cars
  • Pub and beach within walking distance, shop 1.5 miles

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nicholas, 15th November 2019

Good location for walking along the coast, which is stunning. The Square and Compass is just a few yards away with Swanage nearby. Lovely big garden for play.

Reviewed by Sue, 25th October 2019

Very comfortable cottage, beams, log burner etc Our party comprised of two couples so plenty of room. Zoe, the housekeeper, was very friendly and helpful. Perfectly situated for country and coastal walks, and very good ale at The Square and Compass just across the road.

Reviewed by William, 20th September 2019

We were very happy in this delightful cottage in Worth Matravers

Reviewed by Lisa, 6th September 2019

Just had a week at Worth Cottage. Didnt realised both bathrooms were downstairs and the stairs are rather steep. We had an issue with the heating but marvellous Zoe the Housekeeper sorted it ASAP. Otherwise a lovely well appointed cottage in a delightful village with great sea views from the pub. Easy reach of Swanage, Lulworth and Corfe Castle. LoRead morets of places to visit and a wide variety of decent eats close by Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn, 23rd August 2019

Worth Cottage is a charming, quirky, rambling place. It has large rooms downstairs and cosy bedrooms upstairs with very comfortable beds. There is plenty of room for eight people. There is a large kitchen with a homely feel and a table which comfortably seats eight. It has all the equipment you would need. The garden is very big and it was lovely tRead moreo see rabbits running around there. The bathrooms are fab. Hide

Reviewed by Shani, 16th August 2019

The stairs are narrow and steep so might not be suitable for a multi generation group. Otherwise a lovely cottage in a super location. Third double bedroom rather small.

Reviewed by Terence, 5th July 2019

Great family holiday location for those who like the outdoors and old fashioned traditional family holidays. Car essential but great walking in an unspoilt stunning part of the country . Local pub opposite has great ales but limited cuisine

Reviewed by Georgina, 21st June 2019

It was a gorgeous cottage, very comfortable. We had a light that needed replacing in a bathroom mid week and it was sorted extremely quickly

Reviewed by Pauline, 3rd May 2019

Nice well equiped cottage in great location, with lots of walking around the area. Pub across the road great for a lazy drink and pasty outside after a walk. Worth Matravers is a beautiful village. Corfe Castle and Swanage really handy.

Reviewed by Carol, 26th April 2019

Lovely cosy cottage with an amazing outdoor space so great for wet days and sunny days. Great base for walking in the purbecks or just chilling out. We enjoyed the Sunday afternoon music from the pub from the privacy of our own garden.

Reviewed by Debbie, 22nd March 2019

Lovely house in a lovely location

Reviewed by Charlotte, 15th March 2019

We know the area well, so knew that Worth Cottage would be ideal for us. Its location cannot be beaten both for walks and the pub. Zoe was super helpful and had left the house spotless, even making up the fire for us and leaving loads of logs. It was very cosy and warm.

Reviewed by Olivia, 25th January 2019

The most perfect Dorset cottage in the best location. It was in the most idyllic setting and a stones throw from the famous Square and Compass. Comfortable accommodation and a well equipped kitchen. Well worth a visit!

Reviewed by Toby, 14th December 2018

My family attended the cottage in December to celebrate a 60th birthday and we all had a brilliant time (even though the weather was against us!). There are wonderful views from the cottage and its location is very idyllic. The cottage itself was very spacious and having the wood burner was an added bonus! We enjoyed the cottage so much that we eveRead moren asked for a later check out time! Would definitely visit again! Hide

Reviewed by Roy Curry, December 2017

This is a good house for a large group. Its proximity to local walks and particularly to the Square & Compass pub - 50 yards and a downhill return - was great. We have been coming to Worth Matravers every November and we had another lovely visit.

Reviewed by Andrew Turner, April 2017

We had a fantastic holiday. The weather was kind to us - kinder than we might reasonably have expected - and so we were able to get out and enjoy the coast and countryside.

Reviewed by Alison Houlton, December 2016

Beautiful cottage in idyllic surrounding area. Great for a family get together. Walk in the Purbeck's followed by a cream tea or a pint at the local pub, then back to the cottage to put your feet up in-front of the fire. Perfect.

Reviewed by Gillian Mellor, July 2016

Worth Cottage was excellent with very good facilities. Bedrooms were well-appointed and comfortable. The location was very good and close to Swanage and Corfe Castle. The kitchen was well stocked with crockery and cutlery and the showers were superb. All in all, we had an excellent week - highly recommended.

Reviewed by Michael Smart, February 2016

We loved Worth Cottage and by chance its location was directly opposite the Square & Compass, which was partly the reason for our visit.

Reviewed by Judith Graham, September 2015

Despite a very wet week we all had a most enjoyable time. The grandchildren loved the duck pond and duckingham palace... Their sleeping quarters. Outside tables and chairs looked most inviting another year with more sun maybe!

Reviewed by Judith Cooke, August 2015

Brilliant location with great views and a lovely garden for sitting in and for games

Reviewed by Colin Slasberg, July 2015

Wonderful location in a wonderful part of the world

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View of property
Relax as a family
Twin room
Double bedroom
Large shower room
Take your favourite book and read in the court yard
Large garden
Second shower room
Relax in the garden and take in the fresh air
Natural landscape
Show 1 moreTry al fresco dining


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