Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
This charming stunning 18th century Grade II listed cottage is full of character and ideally located in the village of Corfe Castle.
- Sleeps: 5
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: No
Situated close to the bustling centre of Corfe Castle, this beautiful traditional cottage is packed full of style. The immediate vicinity of the property is a quiet idyll yet step a little further away and you are in the centre of the village and near the ruins of Corfe Castle. Corfe Castle was originally constructed in the 11th century by William the Conqueror and has been adapted on many occasions since. During the summer, the Purbeck Film Festival holds movie evenings at the castle which are a spectacular experience. Younger visitors will love the model village, while older visitors who remember the Famous Five books by Enid Blyton might be interested to know that Corfe Castle was the inspiration for Kirrin Castle.
A beautiful stone archway holds the entrance to this cottage and on entering through the stable door into the hall, the period features appear instantly visible. The beautiful flagstone floor is a wonderful addition which extends into the adjoining kitchen/breakfast room. The period features continue with stone walls and an original bread oven in its own inglenook, but this is mixed with appliances befitting a modern-day kitchen. The dining room is reached down two steps and has a wonderful parquet floor and feature fireplace; there are then two steps into the sitting room with continuing parquet flooring, log burner and comfortable furniture to relax in. Up the open tread carpeted stairs there are three good sized bedrooms, all with beams and associated reduced ceiling height. The first double bedroom has an en suite, up three steps, and this is home to a sumptuous roll-top bath and separate shower, WC and basin. The two remaining bedrooms have wonderful views and share a family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin.
The front of this property is located on a village lane while the rear has a pretty cottage garden with terrace, shrubbery, trees and blooming flower beds. To fully experience the nature on offer at this property, you should visit the property s wilder garden a little further up through the main garden.
- Beautiful 18th-century Grade II listed cottage with stunning period features, classic décor and a pretty cottage garden
- Ideally positioned for village centre and historic Corfe Castle, local amenities only 100 yards away
- Perfect base to enjoy country walks with the local sandy beach 4 miles away
- 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and 1 single bedroom
- 1 en suite bathroom and 1 bathroom
- Range style oven, double Butler sink, fridge, washing machine, microwave, freezer and dishwasher
- Log burner (logs/coal included Oct-Apr; kindling and firelighters not included)
- Central heating
- Towels included (please bring own beach/pool towels)
- Permit parking for 1 car 500 yards from the property in the nearby car park
- Wi-Fi broadband
- Local pub and shop 100 yards
- Garden with seating
- Regret, no dogs
- Reduced height in bedrooms
- Internal steps between kitchen, dining and sitting rooms
- Children over 3 years old only
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.