Located in Lulworth, Dorset
Compass Cottage is a Lulworth Holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 within this area of outstanding natural beauty.
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a World Heritage Site and perfectly positioned for touring the rest of Dorset these new, adjoining sister properties have been furnished to a high standard, offering a unique holiday experience.
West Lulworth is a beautiful village with the famous horseshoe shaped Lulworth Cove which is a must see place for anyone visiting the county. Here you can swim and relax on the beach and the area is good for snorkelling and diving. Durdle Door is another must see feature which can be reached on foot direct from the property and offers a lovely beach which is perfect for the whole family. The area is ideal for walkers offering outstanding walks all around. From Lulworth you will be able to visit the many attractions the area has to offer including Monkey World, The Tank Museum, Lulworth Castle, Corfe Castle, Abbotsbury Swannery, Tyneham, Weymouth and much more.
Arranged over three floors. THREE bedrooms: on the ground floor 1 twin and 1 double. On the second floor a master suite with king-size bed, adjoining dressing room and en-suite with double-ended bath, separate large shower and toilet, this floor is in the eaves of the roof with low sloping ceilings, therefore head height is restricted in places. Bathroom: on the ground floor with shower over bath and WC. Lounge/kitchen/diner: a spacious and light open-plan living area on the first floor with TV, freesat, DVD and views of Hambury Tout opening into large kitchen/diner with double oven, hob, freezer, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. Large dining area has French doors leading to balcony. Washing machine on the ground floor. Outside: private patio with seating and garden to the rear of the property accessed from the balcony or the parking area via external stone steps shared with the neighbouring property. The garden boasts stunning countryside views but as it is steep, young children should be accompanied. Amenities: off-road parking for 2 cars and further parking on adjacent slip road. Bed linen, electric and central heating included. Travel cot and highchair available. Regret no smoking or pets. Location: beach, pub and shops within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm.
Most famed for its horse-shoe shaped cove formed approximately 10,000 years ago by the power of river and sea. Lulworth Cove is a pebble beach and by virtue of its natural protection, is very sheltered. On the east end of the beach steps lead to the fossil forest and Mupe Bay with its cliff top walk. A cafe on the beach serves ice cream and during the summer months boat trips to Durdle Door although the walk from Lulworth to this famous landmark is also worth taking the time to do during your stay.Read more
Lulworth Cove is actually in West Lulworth so it should come as no surprise that a nearby village worth a visit is East Lulworth. Burngate stands in between the two and if you travel east along the coast you will come to Tyneham. To the west you will arrive at Ringstead.
By far the largest event in the area is Camp Bestival held at Lulworth Castle, dubbed the greatest family show on earth. This annual event is normally at the end of July and is predominately a music event but with a huge section dedicated to kids. From face painting and bouncy castles to medieval jousting and an insect circus and everything in between. There are four main stages for the music acts which are jam packed over all three days. In addition there are DJ sets, comedy, theatre and shows, attractions and activities, poets, authors and talks and plenty of food. If you are looking for a festival that is for all the family and diverse then look no further.
The biggest attraction is still the amazing Lulworth Cove itself, a must see and visit if you are in the area. There is a Heritage Centre at the cove that has recently been enlarged and improved and there are sections on the countryside, fossils, geology, smuggling and sailing. Don't miss out visiting the Dolls House, a traditional Dorset fudge and sweetshop, tea garden and ice cream parlour in the lane leading down to the cove. From here you are within walking distance of Durdle Door or for a more relaxed visit take the boat. The shingle beach at Durdle Door can shelve quickly in places but the beach has excellent water quality as recommended by the Marine Conservation Society. You will also find the ever popular Durdle Door Ice Cream Kiosk.
The Lulworth Estate is set in 12,000 acres of fantastic Dorset countryside and dates back to the 11th century. On the estate is the stunning Lulworth Castle which for me is the epitome of what a castle should look like with its four round towers at the corner of the square building. Ruined by a large fire, the castle was restored by the English Heritage and was opened to the public in 1998. You can now explore the castle, the Tower, two churches, woodland walks, a children's playground and beautiful grounds to picnic in. The castle is open all year round.
Eating out in West Lulworth is provided by The Castle Inn, the Lulworth Beach House and the Lulworth Cove Inn giving you a good choice of styles and prices. Booking is advised in the summer months. There are also some excellent pubs to visit in the surrounding villages.Read less
Bournemouth is 25 miles away
Bristol is 58 miles away
Exeter is 62 miles away