Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
This pretty Grade II listed mid row cottage is the ideal retreat for all the family. With a pub next door and a stunning garden, this is a true countryside getaway.
- Sleeps: 8
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: 1
Located in the centre of the pretty village of Church Knowle with superb views of the Purbeck Hills from the garden, this holiday let has an abundance of character in a great location for both coast and country. The National Trust’s Corfe Castle is just 2 miles away, while Kimmeridge Bay (3.5 miles) is known as the safest snorkelling site in Dorset; if you and the kids like fossil hunting, Worbarrow Bay (5 miles) is the place to go. For sandcastle building visit the sands of Studland Beach (5 miles). Take advantage of the traditional village pub just next door, or head into Wareham (6 miles) for a wider choice of bars and restaurants.
Inside the cottage, a traditional farmhouse style gives the property a welcoming and cosy feel. Stone flooring welcomes you into the hall and the breakfast room, where an ornamental fireplace and pine furniture help you get ready for the day; the kitchen also boasts this wonderful flooring and has everything you need, including a sink, oven, dishwasher and microwave. Retire to the lounge and sink into the sofas in front of the wood burner, relaxing among the exposed beams and soft, cosy decoration. Head through the stable door from the kitchen into the conservatory which acts as a dining room, offering stunning views out into the garden and glimpses of the cottage’s original exterior. Dry your clothes after a beach walk in the drier in the utility room that also includes a WC. Upstairs, all the bedrooms have reduced height at the eaves, so watch your head! On the first floor, two double bedrooms with calming, neutral decor and wood furniture make for a peaceful night’s sleep; one bright and airy bathroom features a shower over the bath and WC while the second bathroom has a shower. Heading up to the second floor via two separate staircases, you’ll find two twin bedrooms with wonderful exposed beams and a Victorian ornamental fireplace in one of the rooms to complement the quirky ceiling and wall shapes.
Leading out to the rear garden from the conservatory, the small patio with garden furniture is a perfect spot to enjoy an alfresco bite to eat overlooking the spectacular Purbeck Hills. The garden is well screened from the pub garden and has a pretty lawn surrounded by trees and shrubs. There is parking directly outside the cottage on the village lane.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.
- Charming Grade II-listed cottage in a quiet rural Dorset village, wonderful walks and bike rides right from your doorstep
- Fantastic views of the Purbeck Hills from the private rear garden, pub next door and Corfe Castle only 1½ miles
- Beautiful exposed beams dotted throughout with superb stone floors in the hall, breakfast room and kitchen
- 4 bedrooms 2 double, 2 twin (twins covered by stair gates)
- 2 bathrooms 1 shower room, 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
- Oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer
- Utility room with WC and tumble drier
- Wood burner logs included October end of April
- Electric and central heating provided
- Wi-Fi included
- Garden with seating
- 1 dog welcome
- Beach 5 miles, shop 1 mile; pub next door
- TV/DVD, iPod dock
- Reduced heights in bedrooms at eaves
- Village playground 45m from the property
- Parking directly outside the cottage on the village lane
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.