Afflington Manor Cottage
Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
Immerse yourself in the great outdoors with this spacious and appealing cottage. With three bedrooms, it allows up to five guests to relax against a backdrop of spectacular rural views.
- Sleeps: 5
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: No
In the early part of the last century, the famous painter Augustus John regularly stayed at this cottage. It won’t take you long to see why. This Purbeck stone cottage stands in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by acres of farmland. Lace-up your walking boots and follow the footpaths to some of the most charming little villages on the Isle of Purbeck, such as Corfe Castle, where you can take in the ruins of the eponymous castle and tuck into some tasty cuisine from a selection of cafés and restaurants. The hallowed beauty of the Jurassic Coast is nearby, while the sandy beach and coastal resort of Swanage is an easy drive away.
The cottage is approached via private drive. Once inside you will find a spacious interior, recently renovated with lovely wooden floors and rugs on the ground floor. The lounge has two comfortable sofas, a pretty window seat, a TV/DVD and a wood burner. The beautiful conservatory has a dining area for enjoying your evening meals. The fitted kitchen comes complete with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. On the ground floor, you will encounter a charming single bedroom. A set of carpeted stairs leads to two beautiful double bedrooms with views across the fields. The bathroom, also on this floor, has a bath, separate shower and WC.
This semi-detached cottage has a spacious garden with a large lawn and patio area. There’s also outdoor furniture if you fancy dining al fresco. A small gate from the garden opens onto a path that crosses a small stream and leads you directly into the acres of fields, which is a mixture of arable land and grazing for cows, sheep and a small number of alpacas. There’s also a tennis court available by prior arrangement. You can park two cars in the private driveway, in full view of the cottage.
Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.
- Elegant cottage with three bedrooms with a spacious private garden
- Stunning countryside views across the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset
- Tennis court for playing with the family
- Close to Corfe Castle, the Jurassic Coast, Swanage and the sandy peninsula of Studland
- Public transport, general stores, public house and bakers within a short walk
- Landscaped gardens with lawn, patio area and garden furniture for dining alfresco
- 3 bedrooms 2 double and 1 single (an additional single bed can be made upon request)
- 1 bathroom
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
- Tennis court available by prior arrangement
- Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
- Electric and central heating included
- Off-road parking for 2 cars
- Wi-Fi included
- Regret no pets
- Shops within walking distance
- TV/DVD in lounge
- Sleeps 5 +1 (an additional single bed can be made upon request)
- 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.