Afflington Manor Lodge
Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
Get close to Mother Nature in this characterful, stone cottage on the outskirts of Corfe Castle. Up to five guests can relax against a backdrop of a beautiful garden, lakes and spectacular countryside.
- Sleeps: 5
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: No
You don’t always get the chance to stay in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. But that’s not the only thing that makes this lovely stone cottage special. It’s just a short walk through the countryside to the charismatic village of Corfe Castle. Explore the dramatic ruins of the eponymous castle before recharging the batteries with some tasty local produce in one of the village’s pretty cafés or pubs. The villages of Langton Matravers, Worth Matravers and Kingston are also within walking distance, and very pretty walks they are too. You are also just a short drive from the spectacular coastal scenery of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the sandy beach of Swanage.
The stone cottage is semi-detached and dates back over 200 years. It s lovely and secluded, with incredible views of the surrounding countryside. The wonderfully inviting lounge has comfortable sofas, a wood burner for those chilly evenings and a TV/DVD. You will find a heated conservatory with a dining area against a backdrop of stunning countryside views. The fabulous fitted kitchen is complete with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer. On the ground floor is a large bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC. Upstairs you can expect three pretty bedrooms, one double, one twin and one single, each with garden views.
This lovely stone cottage stands in the grounds of Afflington Manor, surrounded by beautiful farmland that s home to alpacas, cows and sheep. The lakes in the grounds attract a great deal of birdlife, so don’t be surprised if ducks and herons come to say hello. Double doors open from the conservatory directly into the pretty garden. There s a large lawn and outdoor furniture for al fresco dining. Keen to explore? Open the gate and follow the footpath across a small stream to the acres of fields. Or get the blood pumping with a game of tennis on the AstroTurf court which is available to be booked by prior arrangement with owner. There’s private parking outside the cottage with space for two cars.
- Stone cottage in coastal Dorset with three restful bedrooms to sleep five guests
- Elegant private garden with lawn, patio area and outdoor furniture for dining al fresco
- Stunning countryside views include lakes in the grounds
- Tennis court ideal for playing with the family
- Close to Corfe Castle, the Jurassic Coast, the coastal resort of Swanage and Studland
- Bus service within a short walk, village stores and pub within an easy drive
- 3 bedrooms 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single
- 1 bathroom
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
- Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
- Electric and central heating included
- Off-road parking for 2 cars
- Astroturf tennis court (to be booked by prior arrangement with the owner)
- Wi-Fi included
- Regret no pets
- Shops within walking distance
- TV/DVD in lounge
- Please be aware that this is a traditional cottage with low doorways
- The 600 acres of fields include two unfenced ponds
Corfe Castle is a small, picturesque village nestled in the Isle of Purbeck. The ruins of Corfe Castle provide the backdrop to the village and is very popular with visitors. Walking around the village there local craft shops to explore and plenty of tea rooms with homemade scones and cakes. Enid Blyton holidayed here often and some of the areas appear fondly in her books. Enid explored the ruins in 1814 and it's believed she arrived by steam train on the Swanage Railway. Corfe Castle became her inspiration for Errin Castle in the Famous Five book. Take one of the many trails in Corfe itself, download a treasure map and away you go on your own adventure.
Built in 1086 but destroyed in 1646, some of the ruined stone appear in the buildings in the village. The ruins are owned by The National Trust and are full of history and fascinating facts. During the day, history comes alive with expert talks and demonstrations. In the evening, with the castle lit up, outdoor performances will wow you. If you want to see what the castle would have looked like in its heyday, then visit the Model Village which depicts life as it was in 1086. Sat in beautiful magical gardens, experience what life was like.
If you want to stay in a village that not only is peaceful, but steeped in history, then look no further. In addition, is the knowledge that the busier towns of Swanage and Wareham are nearby.