Greensands

Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset

This traditionally built detached Purbeck stone cottage enjoys a stunning location close to a historic Dorset village and makes a great base for a large family or group exploring the Purbeck Hills.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Pet Friendly: 1

Description

Located at the end of a no-through lane and surrounded by rolling countryside, the cottage is within 1 mile of Corfe Castle. This historic village is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and features a variety of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, and surrounds the thousand-year-old castle itself, which offers superb views across the Purbeck Hills. The vibrant seaside town of Swanage (5.5 miles) has a glorious sandy beach, and a traditional promenade and pier, or you could catch a ferry from Studland (6.5 miles) to explore the stunning Brownsea Island. Also nearby, are the Blue Pool (4 miles), the RSPB Nature Reserve at Arne (7 miles) and the historic deserted village of Tyneham (7 miles). Heading to the coast there are many beautiful beaches, quaint coves and delightful villages to discover, including Lulworth Cove (13 miles).

On entering this beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated holiday home, you will find yourself in the large entrance hall with plenty of space for coats and boots and also the home to a piano. The bright and spacious lounge has two seating areas, one by the cosy wood burner which is set in a beamed fireplace, the other by the TV/DVD which is by a feature fireplace. The lounge also retains original exposed beams and a floor that is partially wood and partly flagstone. Off the lounge, the rear porch offers further storage for coats and muddy boots. Exploring further you will find the attractive orangery/dining room, which is a wonderful space for enjoying a family meal together, with a vaulted ceiling, oak floor, panoramic country views and French doors to the patio. The light and stylish kitchen is equipped with a range oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and a useful breakfast table. An additional fridge can be found in the utility room and there is a washing machine under one of the staircases. There’s a twin bedroom on the ground floor, which can be made up as a 6′ double room on prior request. The bedroom also benefits from French doors which lead onto its own patio and a ground floor shower room with shower, WC and underfloor heating. The main staircase leads upstairs to three bedrooms. The first room is a double room with a feature Victorian fireplace and a 5’ double bed. This room also has an en-suite bathroom accessed via two steps, and which features a free-standing bath, separate shower and WC. There’s also a twin room and a further double, as well as a bathroom with bath and WC. A second, private staircase leads up to a galleried double room with a futon bed, vaulted ceiling and reduced height in the eaves.

The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens, with large lawns, several patios and paths on three sides of the property. You can sit outside and enjoy a BBQ or a drink in the evening. The gardens extend to two-thirds of an acre and feature a dry-stone wall, fenced pond, an orchard and a woodland area with a Wendy house, swing and trampoline (use at own risk).

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

Facilities

  • A spacious holiday home for a family or group of friends
  • Perfect for exploring the Purbeck Hills
  • Just a mile from Corfe Castle
  • Within easy reach of Studland and Swanage
  • Explore Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast
  • Relax in the extensive and beautiful garden
  • 5 bedrooms 1 twin bedroom on the ground floor which can be made up as a 6 double room (must be requested at the time of booking),1 double room with 5 bed, 1 double room, 1 twin room and 1 double room with futon bed
  • 3 bathrooms 1 bathroom with bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC, 1 en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Range oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • TV/DVD
  • Piano
  • Wood burner logs included October end of April Orangery/dining room
  • Boot room with additional fridge
  • Garden with outdoor furniture, BBQ and play equipment including trampoline, swing and wendy house (guests use at own risk)
  • Off-road parking for up to 4 cars
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Central heating and electric included
  • WiFi included
  • Shops and pub 1 mile, Coast 4 miles, Corfe Castle 1 mile

Features

BBQ
Close to coast
Cot Available
Dishwasher
Games Room
Garden
Great View
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
TV
Washing machine
WiFi

Location

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Area Details

Corfe Castle

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.

Corfe Castle

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.

 

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