Corfe View Cottage
Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
This welcoming property is set on the outskirts of the pretty village of Corfe Castle. Its inviting dog-friendly garden and proximity to great walks make it the ideal base for a family holiday.
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 3
One of Dorset’s best-known landmarks; Corfe Castle is set high on the hillside overlooking this picturesque village. Owned by the National Trust, you can explore the ruins and take in the wonderful views from the top. There are plenty of local amenities to choose from within these historic surrounds and fabulous walks to be had, which wind through rolling countryside. Ideally placed for touring, head south to the traditional seaside town of Swanage, where you can indulge in some fresh seafood or relax on the sandy beach. Travelling back inland will bring you to a choice of popular attractions, including Monkey World and the Tank Museum, which are ideal for a fun-filled day out.
The semi-detached cottage is approached via a driveway from the residential no through road where it is situated. A step leads to an entrance hall, which is the ideal place to leave muddy boots. Once inside, to the left is an inviting lounge with open fire and TV. Just next door is a comfortable dining room, the ruins of Corfe Castle can be seen across the countryside from both rooms. Set to the back of the property is a kitchen with a Range style oven and gas hob, dishwasher and microwave. There is also a handy separate WC here and next door is a useful utility space with washing machine, tumble dryer and American style fridge/freezer. Heading back into the lounge to the front hallway you will find the staircase rising to the first floor. Immediately ahead of you is a separate WC, with the bathroom next door, with a shower over bath. Completing the property are the three bedrooms, one cosy twin and two doubles.
A door from the kitchen leads into the rear garden of the property. A patio area sits directly behind the cottage, with steps leading up to a second area with garden furniture ideal for dining outdoors. Head across the lawn to the rear gate, which brings you onto the footpath leading directly to Corfe Common. There is off-road parking for two cars to the front of the property.
- Dog-friendly property with direct access to Corfe common
- A comfortable property, with a homely ambience and open fire
- Distant views over the historic Corfe Castle ruins
- 3 Bedrooms 2 doubles and 1 twin
- 1 Bathroom with shower over bath (no WC) and 2 separate WC s
- Range style oven and gas hob, microwave and dishwasher
- Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and American Style fridge/freezer
- Open fire (first basket of logs included)
- 3 dogs welcome
- Off-road parking for 2 cars
- Beach 5 miles, pub and shop within walking distance
- TV in the lounge
- Enclosed garden with patio area, steps to the lawn and furniture (care to be taken with young children)
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.