Gwyle House

Located in Worth Matravers, Dorset

With magnificent views over the countryside and the sea, this stunning reverse level property offers wonderful and cosy accommodation for a family seeking an idyllic Dorset retreat.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Pet Friendly: No


Built of Purbeck stone, this attractive detached property is set just outside Worth Matravers, a picturesque village with stone cottages and a duck pond. This is an ideal base for exploring the Purbeck Hills, with breathtaking walks in every direction. The coastal path leads to Chapman’s Pool (1.5 miles), Kimmeridge Bay (10 miles) and Lulworth Cove (16 miles). Heading inland, you can explore Lulworth Castle (13.5 miles) or the remains of Corfe Castle (4 miles). This is a fantastic area for nature lovers, with Hartland Moor (6.5 miles) and Studland and Godlingston Heath (7.5 miles) nearby. The Victorian seaside town of Swanage (4.5 miles) is known for its sandy beach, promenade and pier. From Studland, you can travel by ferry to Poole or to Brownsea Island.

A step leads you up into the hallway where there’s plenty of room to leave coats and boots. On the ground floor, you will find a children’s room down three steps with a stone floor, TV/DVD, seating and double doors to the terrace. You will find two cosy twin bedrooms on the ground floor, one with an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC, the other with an en-suite bathroom with WC. Both also have doors leading to the terrace. There’s also a large utility room with a washing machine and a table tennis table. Going upstairs, there’s a spacious, light and tastefully decorated lounge which is an ideal space to relax in, with plenty of seating, TV, iPod dock and a dining area. The lounge opens onto a large balcony with outdoor furniture which is perfect for enjoying a morning coffee while admiring views of the Jurassic coast and countryside. Back inside, you will find a stylishly designed kitchen fully equipped with an oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and a charming dining area. Three steps lead up from the lounge to the double bedroom which has an en-suite shower room with a shower and WC. Please note, the rooms on the first floor have reduced height in the eaves.

Heading outside, you will find yourself in the large unenclosed mature garden which surrounds the house. There’s a delightful paved and decked enclosed terrace which is perfect for enjoying an alfresco meal and for admiring the breathtaking views. There are miles of walks to enjoy from the doorstep and ample parking available.


  • A beautiful reverse-level hideaway in a secluded spot with panoramic views of the Dorset coast
  • Perfect for walking in the Purbeck Hills and the South West Coast Path
  • Set in a quiet village location with easy access to Corfe Castle and Swanage
  • 3 bedrooms 2 twin rooms, 1 double
  • 3 bathrooms 1 en suite bathroom with bath and WC, 1 en suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en suite shower room with WC
  • Dishwasher, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • TV/DVD
  • Table tennis
  • TV, iPod dock, Hi-Fi
  • Unenclosed garden with terrace and outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for up to 4 cars
  • Regret no dogs
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Pub 400 metres, shop 2 miles, coast 1 mile


Close to coast
Cot Available
Family friendly
Games Room
Great View
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Washing machine



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Area Details

Worth Matravers

Worth Matravers is a very small, quaint and very pretty village near Swanage. It is set around a big duck pond and surrounded by limestone cottages and farmhouses. If you are looking for a peaceful setting for your stay then this is it. The village has a community feel to it. Here you will find the original village shop, a post office and a pub serving home-cooked food and local ale. Discover the tearooms and soak up the local atmosphere. The village is near to the limestone cliffs that form part of the South West Coast Path and the Jurassic Coast. In fact, there are many coastal paths that will lead to the rocky, but unspoilt beaches. These are Winspit, Seacombe and Chapmans Pool. All are suitable for paddling and as a result, is a very popular destination for ramblers.

The villages of Langton Matravers and Harmans Cross are a short walk away. While the seaside town of Swanage is a little further in the car. Putlake Adventure farm is in Langton Matravers. This combines the best of the weather forecast. For instance, soft play for the rainy days and meeting the animals on the working farm on a sunny day. Keates Quarry is part of the National Trusts oldest sites. This shows at least 100 footprints made by dinosaurs 140 million years ago. Visit the ruins of Corfe Castle, owned by the National Trust. Or for the adventurous type, then Dorset Adventure Park is definitely for you. Try out the Wet and Wild assault course on water or the muddy trail. Adventurous adults and children can have a fun-filled day with the backdrop of Corfe Castle.

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