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FABULOUS 5 BEDROOM HOUSE WITH STUNNING SEA VIEWS-PERFECT FOR FAMILIES & FRIENDS in Worth Matravers, Nr Swanage, Dorset, England - Nr Sandy Beaches
WOW FACTOR 5 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE WITH AMAZING SEA VIEWS & PARKING - PERFECT FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS - 5 bedroom detached architect designed Purbeck Stone family house with off-road parking in an elevated position with panoramic sea views overlooking the magnificent National Trust landscape towards Winspit and the Channel. Children very welcome. Superbly equipped, WiFi, centrally heated, 5 comfortable bedrooms. The house has sea views to treasure, you can gaze at the moonlight on the sea and watch the sunlight sparkle on the waves. In winter the sun rises out of the sea. Situated in sought after Worth Matravers, the most desirable sea village with world class walking on the doorstep, the beautiful family friendly sandy beaches of Swanage and Studland are a short few minutes' drive away. Worth Matravers has a 12th Century Church, duck pond, traditional village green, tea and supper rooms, a spacious charming children's playground and playing fields with sea views, and the renowned Square and Compass pub. Historic Corfe Castle 3.9 miles, Swanage 3.8 miles, Wareham 8½ miles. A superbly situated house accommodating 2-9 guests, this convenient Purbeck property overlooks a scene of great natural beauty and is in a wonderful area to discover and enjoy an unforgettable holiday with family and friends. This is the ultimate house for families wishing to holiday together in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to all amenities.
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- Apr 15, 2018
About Wendy Wilson
My husband and I fell in love with Worth Matravers on our very first visit and were delighted to move to the village in 1985. We purchased the original plot in 1996 and by 2002 had finished the new property to our own design that we love to share with families and friends coming to stay and spend time together .
Why Wendy Wilson chose Worth Matravers
We've known and loved the area since the 1970's and the village has that special atmosphere of sea, coast and countryside unique to the Purbecks, convenient to everywhere but with a unique and beautiful setting all it's own. We love the panoramic views from the house and the way that you can step out the front door into the most beautiful landscape, with the Jurassic Coast path at your feet, pop to the village pub, stroll to the traditional village green and duck pond but be on the beach with bucket, spade and deck chairs within a few minute's drive.
What makes this House unique
This really is the perfect house for families and friends getting together. It's architect designed and tailor-made for 3 generation families,extended family groups and friends. There's plenty of room to spend time together in comfort, and with 5 bedrooms and zip and link beds in 3 of the 5 bedrooms, there's loads of flexibility in offering space and comfort for each individual booking. We love having families with babies and children, and can provide the bulky equipment like cots, a toddler bed and high chairs as a complimentary extra to make your holiday with youngsters as hassle free as possible. Children and adults love the spacious downstairs layout, there's masses of room for kids to play and and plenty of comfortable sofas so everyone can spread out and relax. Outside living is amply catered for, with stunning views to the sea and an enclosed rear garden with wrap around terraces and seating. Plenty of off road parking too! The kitchen is amply equipped to cater for the guest number and there are lots of thoughtful extras. The lovely conservatory dining room is a super plus, with a fantastic big table seating 10 for wonderful family meals together. The sea views from the house are just amazing and altogether it's the perfect place to make happy family holidays a resounding success.
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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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We had a lovely holiday
The cottage was clean and spacious. We particularly enjoyed eating breakfast in the garden watching the view of the sea. We were amazed how quiet it was. There were so many walks from the house, really enjoyed hardly driving at all. The tea and supper rooms in the village is great. There's also a great atmosphere in the local pub.
Thank you for your great review, I'm so glad you had a lovely holiday, and enjoyed the house and it's beautiful location. We love the sea views too, and it was a pleasure to welcome you and your family to this wonderful area.
A beautiful family holiday cottage
We had a week in Compass Cottage with our children and grandchildren. It's a large, family-friendly holiday cottage in a secluded village, a short drive away from the coast. A very well maintained, spotless property ideal for adults and children alike. Children and babies are well catered for with cots, highchairs and other items. The village has a very popular pub with a garden and 'Tea and Supper Rooms' which some of our party went to for dinner and said was very good. There are no other amenities in the village so a car is needed for the shops and other facilities, though we organised a delivery on our arrival from a large supermarket. Wendy, the owner, was very attentive and offered good customer service. I would highly recommend this property to families and adult parties alike.
Thank you for your wonderful review, it's brilliant to receive such positive feedback, and wonderful to hear that you and your family enjoyed a happy holiday at Compass Cottage. We'd love to welcome you all back in the future.
The property was excellent. Couldn't fault it at all
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Satisfied all our needs. We had a fantastic long weekend.
It was a real pleasure to welcome you for a winter break, and very pleased to know the house was perfect for your stay. Thank you!
Great accomodation, ideal for our family holiday. Great views too.
Nice location, rural but close enough to towns. Great Pub and Tea Room close by. House was spacious and ideal for our family get together.
Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to welcome you and your family again one day.
Lovely House Great Location.
Lovely house with a great location. We where 6 adults and 6 children and everybody had a great time. Wendy was very helpful in providing us with any extra needs we required. Hope to go again in the near future
Thank you for your super review! It was a pleasure to accommodate you for such a special family occasion and we look forward to welcoming you and your family again soon.
So good we've booked Compass for our 4th season!
My review August 2015 is on this website. We went again in 2016 and all three generations of our family like it so much that we have booked again for July 2017. Compass Cottage remains an idyllic place to stay. It is spotlessly well maintained with a responsive helpful owner. It is spacious, with areas to be together and areas to be apart: in the house, in the front and back gardens and in the conservatory. It is in a wonderful location with plenty to do in the area, most notably for us beautiful walks to the coastal footpath and down to various uncrowded bays and beaches.
Thank you for your fantastic review Helen, we love doing our utmost to make our house the perfect base for family holidays in this beautiful area by the sea, and we really look forward to welcoming you all back again next year.
Special interest holidays: Perfect location for walking and cycling holidays. Arts and Purbeck stone carving classes available locally at the Burngate Centre a 3 minute drive away. Coast/Beach: Swanage Bay 3.8 miles - 1 mile long, perfect for families, water sports, Punch and Judy. Studland Bay 6.7 miles - 3 miles of National Trust sandybeach, perfect for families, water sports. Winspit and Seacombe - walk straight from the door. Chapmans Pool 2½ miles walk - empty beach. Kimmeridge Bay 8.4 miles - splendidly scenic with the Clavell Tower, fossil beach and marine reserve. Lulworth Cove 16 miles. Unsurpassed Jurassic coast walks direct from the property, just step out of the front door! Local Swimming Pools at Swanage and Wareham Nearby Child-Friendly Attractions.- Monkey World, Putlake Farm, Farmer Palmers, Swanage Steam Railway, Bovington Tank Museum, the lost village of Tyneham and of course the beaches! Travel: Bournemouth airport (50 mins) and Southampton airport (85 mins). Heathrow and Gatwick are 2.5 hours. London Waterloo to Wareham is 2hrs 10 mins by train. Distances: Swanage 3.8 miles. Studland 6.7 miles. Corfe Castle 3.9 miles. Wareham 8.5 miles. Bournemouth 23 miles. Poole 18.5 miles. Lulworth Cove 12 miles. Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum 14 miles. Further Details: The area offers unrivalled walking and superb sandy beaches. Worth Matravers is an unspoilt Purbeck village overlooking the sea and World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast. It has a picturesque village green and duckpond, 12th Century Church, and a well-maintained children's playground and scenic playing field. Worth Matravers is famous for the Square and Compass pub, which also has a nationally recognised fossil museum and stunning views. The Scott Arms pub in the village of Kingston, less than 2 miles away, has a great menu and breathtaking views over Corfe Castle. Nearby Langton Matravers, less than 2 miles from Worth Matravers, has two village pubs both serving food and a good village Post Office and shop selling fresh bread, produce, stationery, general groceries and local cheese. Langton Matravers has an adventure farm offering a great indoor play area, tearoom, tractor rides etc. Swanage has two supermarkets, good butchers, delicatessen, an excellent fishmonger, and the town has an superb choice from quality fish and chips and cafes to a good variety of restaurants and fine dining, fishing and boat trips. Swanage hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year, and is famous for its Carnival Week in July and New Year celebrations, as well as the Folk Festival, Jazz and Blues Festival, Purbeck Arts Week etc. Historic Corfe Castle is 3.9 miles, with the castle, thriving village, four pubs serving excellent food, the National Trust tearooms, shops, the family-run Dragons Bakery and Clealls village store selling locally sourced food and produce. There are a wealth of attractions in the area including Monkey World, the Bovington Tank Museum, Lulworth Castle, (host to Camp Bestival) two children's adventure farms, the RSPB reserve at Arne, and the National Trust Purbeck Estate, which includes Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacy, Studland Beach and huge areas of protected countryside open to all to enjoy.
Rates & Availability
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ALSO NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR SHORT BREAKS NOVEMBER THROUGH TO MARCH - PLEASE CALL US ON 01929 439204 OR 07843 085208 Changeover Day: VERY IMPORTANT NOTE - BOOKINGS RUN FRIDAY TO FRIDAY - the pricing chart shows the last full day/night as a Thursday which cannot be overwritten so please remember your arrival day is Friday (afternoon) and your departure day is Friday (morning) Short break bookings are available November through to March - they are flexible - generally Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday but we're able to offer flexible bookings during this period - please feel welcome to contact us for availability - and we are happy to discuss your requirements Notes on prices: Prices as shown for 2018. BOOKINGS RUN FRIDAY TO FRIDAY FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER - price chart shows first day of the rental as a FRIDAY and last day full day as a Thursday but FRIDAY morning is the departure day. Our booking calendar is kept up to date. The perfect property for families & groups, located in Purbeck's most sought after village, we're near the sea & can book well in advance as we have 5 bedrooms, spacious living and dining areas, beautiful sea views, off road parking & are very near gorgeous family-friendly beaches. We also offer short breaks from November through to March. The house suits larger groups getting together for weekends, a Friday to Monday for example, and we've hosted many family anniversaries, birthdays, university reunions, bridge weekends, ladies reunions etc. We can also be flexible on these out of season bookings. Longer out of season stays may be available too. Please contact us for availability and prices and to discuss your requirements. In addition to the stated guest number of 9, the house will comfortably accommodate up to 3 additional babies/toddlers in cots or toddler bed. Please contact us for 2018 and 2019 bookings.