Compass Cottage01929 439204

The Jurassic Coast and Old Harry RocksLocal Area

Worth Matravers is an unspoilt Purbeck stone village located about 4 miles south of Corfe Castle and about 3 miles west of Swanage, set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and overlooking the World Heritage stretch of Jurassic coastline.  The area is popular with families, walkers, nature lovers, and cyclists.  The well known Square & Compass pub is a few minutes walk from Compass Cottage.

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 beach, perfect for families, water sports. Winspit and Seacombe - walk straight from the door. Chapmans Pool 2½ miles - 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!

The scenic 18 hole Isle of Purbeck Golf Club is 6.2 miles. Wareham Golf Club is 10 miles.

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.

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The area offers unrivalled walking and superb 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, the beautiful beach and amenities of Swanage, 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.

The beautiful beaches of Studland and Swanage are only a short drive away. Wonderful beaches, the unique history, countryside and coastline of the Purbecks make this a very special base for your holiday. You can enjoy the perfect English beach holiday and stay 

Compass Cottage is superbly equipped, centrally heated, with comfortable beds. The house has a view 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, with world class walking on the doorstep, the beautiful beaches of Swanage and Studland are a short drive away.

The village has a 12th Century Church, duck pond, village green, charming children's playground and the renowned Square and Compass pub. Historic Corfe Castle 3.9 miles, Swanage 3.8 miles, Wareham 8½ miles. Nearby golf courses. A superbly situated house accommodating 2-9 guests, this Purbeck property overlooks a scene of great natural beauty and is in a wonderful area to discover and enjoy an unforgettable holiday.