FANTASTIC SPACIOUS PROPERTY - PANORAMIC SEA VIEWS-PERFECT FOR FAMILIES & FRIENDS in PURBECK - Worth Matravers, Nr Swanage - Nr Sandy Beaches
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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Excellent accomodation for family sharing
This property was great, well equipped for the 9 of us, with every comfort you would expect at home. very clean and organised. Was a wonderful weekend break away.
A lovely home in a great location
We were three generations of one family and we had a great holiday. The house was extremely well equipped and in excellent condition. The fine weather enabled us to spend a lot of time outside, relaxing in the private garden or walking in beautiful countryside. The very spacious living areas meant that we could all spread out in the evenings for meals, games, and conversation. We highly recommend Compass Cottage.
Excellent property & service
We had a fantastic stay at Compass Cottage, everything was perfect and Wendy is an awesome host. We definitely be back in a few years time
Lovely position and accommodation.
Beautiful house very well equiped in a fabulous location. Wendy, the owner, was there to welcome us and to check we had everything we needed but was not intrusive in any way. A very enjoyable and relaxing holiday.
Thank you for your lovely review. I’m so pleased the house, views and beautiful location made for a happy and relaxing holiday. It was a pleasure to welcome you.
Perfect home for family gathering
Worth Matravers is one of our favourite places so Compass Cottage provides a perfect home away from home for 70th birthday celebrations with age range from 1- 81! Fantastically well equipped, warm and comfortable with wonderful views and the best pub in the world just up the road. Many thanks to Wendy next door for her quietly helpful presence
Thank you for your super review, you were very welcome and brilliant guests! I’m delighted the house worked so well for your family getting together for such a special birthday in one of your favourite places. Especial thanks too for your amazing treasure hunt!
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.