Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
Farrier's Lodge is a cosy thatched terraced cottage in the heart of Corfe Castle, Dorset. The property sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: No
Farrier’s Lodge is a thatched terraced cottage in the charming village of Corfe Castle in Dorset. The property has two bedrooms 1 x double with en-suite, 1 twin (can be made as a super king-size). There is a shower room on the ground floor. The cottage has a cosy sitting room with patio doors leading out to the patio garden with furniture. A parking permit is included for a nearby public car park. Farriers Lodge in Corfe Castle village is the perfect location for your family holiday to explore Corfe village and beyond.
Farrier's Lodge is the former blacksmith's cottage for Corfe Castle and situated in the heart of this historic village. This picturesque thatched cottage is located close to the village square and the iconic castle itself. Lots of things to do and visit close by including Corfe Castle with plenty of independent shops, cafes and restaurants and of course Corfe Castle itself where the first castle on the site dates back to the 9th century and was made of wood. The first stone castle was built in the 11th century and it was used all the way through to 1646 where it was systematically destroyed. Swanage Steam Railway starts/finishes in the town and allows you to visit Harmons Cross, Herston and Swanage with its award-winning sandy beach. RSPB Arne, Studland Beach, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Lulworth Castle, The Blue Pool, Durlston Country Park, Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum and the Fossil Forest which takes you back 135 million years. Partake in activities such as sailing, bird watching, walking, windsurfing, diving and kite surfing. The towns of Dorchester, Poole and Bournemouth are all within easy reach or take the ferry and explore the National Trusts' Brownsea Island.
The accommodation at Farrier's Lodge comprises of a sitting room with TV and WiFi-enabled throughout with dining area attached to the kitchen comfortably seating four. The kitchen and utility area has an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. A bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and toilet rounds off the ground floor. There are two bedrooms, a double with en suite shower room and a twin which can also be made up as a super king-sized double if it fits your requirements better.
Outside is a pretty little garden complete with seating. There is an off-road parking permit for one car in the nearby public car park. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
- Gas central heating, electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc in rent
- Cot available, stairgate
- Off-road parking permit for one car in the nearby public car park
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop 10 min
- Pub 5 min
- Shop 4 miles
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.