Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
A traditional stone cottage set within the beautiful Isle of Purbeck. Enjoy stunning views across to Corfe Castle, set out on long walks, tour the Jurassic Coast or simply light the wood burner and relax.
- Sleeps: 8
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: 2
This 18th-century characterful cottage is set within a terrace of properties in the village of Kingston. From its hilltop position, there are fantastic views over the surrounding countryside and Corfe Castle. The castle itself is one of the area’s most popular attractions and is cared for by the National Trust. The village is well worth exploring too, as it has quaint streets lined with period cottages, tea rooms and a choice of pubs. Heading east, you will find the traditional seaside town of Swanage, which has something for everyone including a sandy beach and bustling high street. The property is also the ideal base for touring, with many of Dorset’s most famous landmarks within reach, including Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.
A path leads to the front door of the end of terraced cottage. Once inside, you are met with a charming flagstone hallway, with the lounge immediately to your left. This inviting lounge has a wood burner and TV, making it the ideal spot to settle down after a day spent exploring. Also from here, you can admire the first of many panoramic views from the property. A useful downstairs WC is next door and at the end of the hallway, you will find the kitchen. This galley-style space has all you need to prepare family meals including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Just next door is the characterful dining room, which has a beautiful decorative fireplace and yet more wonderful views; a cupboard houses a TV, DVD and compact freezer. From the dining room, a door leads into an inner hallway with stairs down to a shower room with WC. A further few steps bring you to a compact double bedroom with direct access into the garden. Heading down another set of stairs leads you to the converted outbuildings, which have been made into a characterful bunk room with lovely views toward Corfe Castle. There is also another door leading outside from here. Once upstairs in the property, there is a pretty twin bedroom where you may catch a glimpse of a passing steam train. A double bedroom with a window seat, space for a travel cot and a feature fire, it’s a very inviting place to sleep before taking a soak in the bathroom with WC next door. Due to the age and setting of the property, there are many changes of level and character features including low doorways and areas of restricted head height – this does add to its charm but may not be suitable for guests with restricted mobility.
Heading outside from the dining room or lounge, you will find the garden which wraps around the whole of the cottage with ample space for playing games, stretching your legs or for the dogs and children to let off some steam. When it’s time to relax, there are two terraces to choose from which are ideal for leisurely meals, BBQs and drinks. Throughout the garden, there are wonderful countryside views. A traditional ha-ha runs along the bottom of the garden. To the rear of the property is an off-road private parking area for three vehicles. An electric charging point is available.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
- Charming period cottage with wonderful far-reaching views of the Purbecks and Corfe Castle
- Visit the nearby seaside town of Swanage and plan days out touring the Jurassic Coast
- Set over multiple levels with many original character features to be admired
- 4 bedrooms 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 bunk room
- 2 bathrooms 1 bathroom, 1 shower room and 1 separate WC
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, compact freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
- Additional table top freezer in dining room cupboard
- Travel cot and high chair available
- Towels not included (can be hired)
- Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
- TV in the lounge and TV and DVD in the dining room
- Enclosed lawned garden
- BBQ and outdoor games
- Off-road parking for 3 cars
- Beach 4 miles, shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance
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.