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Stonechat Cottage,

Worth Matravers, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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.

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 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, there is a very small courtyard. 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)
  • 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

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by M, 6th December 2019

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

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

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

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

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 Susan, 30th August 2019

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.

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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