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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FABULOUS 5 BEDROOM HOUSE WITH STUNNING SEA VIEWS-PERFECT FOR FAMILIES & FRIENDS in Worth Matravers, Nr Swanage, Dorset, England - Nr Sandy Beaches
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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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Perfect house for our family holiday
We had a wonderful sunny week at Conpass Cottage. It was ideal for our family holiday for 9 (5 adults and 4 children). The rooms were set up to our specification, the living room was a great size (ample comfortable seating) and there was plenty of additional space with the dining area and outdoor space. The kitchen was well equpped and spacious too. It had a nice open plan feel downstairs. The cottage is located in a quiet spot of Worth Matravers (rooms for 2 cars on the drive) with beautiful views of the Jurassic coastline. It is a good base to visit Swanage, Studland and Lulworth. We would definitely recommend it and would like to visit again.
Excellent location and nice property
We had a really lovely week down in Worth Matravers; Compass Cottage is in an excellent location. A good mile's walk away through the field in front of the house brings you to the sea and the pub down the road is great for a well-earned pint after the walk back! The house itself was nice. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was very well equipped. The only criticisms are that the house was 'noisy' (i.e thin walls and creaky stairs) and the main bathroom is very small for the number of people using it. Aside from that, and showers that weren't great, the house was perfect for our family holiday. The main living room was a great size with plenty of space for everyone to sit comfortably, the same goes for the dining room.
It was a shame that there was no BBQ after the description said there was one, as we had brought lots of bbq food that we then had to try and cook in the oven.
Overall, we had a wonderful family holiday and the house was great.
A fantastic home in a perfect location
Compass Cottage was a perfect home for a family gathering. It's roomy, comfortable, well equipped with a safe and sunny garden. There's plenty to explore nearby, from beaches to steam trains, castles to monkeys, and boats to fossils. We walked to the coast path from the cottage and immersed ourselves in the sounds and smells of the sea. Its very special to wake up with a view of the sea. Worth Matravers is delightful and Swanage is near enough by car for restocking the fridge. Thank you to Wendy for her careful and thoughtful preparation, making our stay wonderfully easy.
Thank you so much for your amazing review. I hope we can welcome you again one day. It was a delight to welcome you and your family and it's so much appreciated to know you and your family had a wonderful holiday.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 2018/2019. 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.