Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
Close to the heart of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle, this lovely 18th century Grade II listed stone cottage is a delightful base for guests exploring the Purbeck Hills or Jurassic Coast.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: 1
This lovely cottage is a short stroll from the village square in picturesque Corfe Castle, a pretty and historic village that nestles among the Purbeck Hills and is renowned for its castle ruins and thatched cottages. This is a fantastic walking area and you can walk directly from the cottage to join footpaths to the nearby towns and to the coastal path a couple of miles away. This beautiful area of coastline, extending from Swanage to Weymouth, is part of the spectacular Jurassic Coast – England’s first natural World Heritage Site. The four miles of sandy beach at Studland are a short drive away, as is the charming seaside resort of Swanage where you can enjoy swimming, fishing, boating and diving.
On entering this lovely Grade II listed cottage, which dates back to 1780 and retains several original features including beams, flagstone floors and an open fire, you will find yourself in the bright and welcoming lounge. With plenty of comfy seating, open fire and TV/DVD, this is a delightful space to relax in after a fantastic day out. You will also find a charming dining room, and the kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. A washing machine and freezer are also provided. There is also a ground-floor WC with a basin. Heading up the narrow cottage stairs you will find a cosy double bedroom and a bathroom complete with a bath, walk-in shower and WC. A further flight of stairs, which are fairly steep, leading up to a spacious attic twin bedroom that extends across the length of the cottage and has attractive views in the distance. This room has a small en-suite shower room, with restricted headroom, and is equipped with a walk-in shower and WC.
Stepping outside, you will find a small enclosed garden at the rear of the cottage with a lovely sunroom. The garden is paved and has a gravel area that accommodates the garden furniture so you can dine in the sunshine. A garden gate offers direct access via a small pathway onto the delightful Corfe Castle Common where children can play games and you can stroll down to the village centre. Unallocated off-road parking is available for one car in front of the cottage.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.
- This beautiful cottage is full of character and makes an ideal holiday retreat
- Perfect for enjoying the glorious beaches of Studland and Swanage
- Ideal for exploring the Purbeck Hills and the stunning Jurassic Coast
- A wonderful holiday base for walkers, families, cyclists and nature-lovers
- Visit Worborrow Bay, Kimmeridge and Brownsea Island
- Take a trip back in time on the Swanage Steam Railway
- 2 bedrooms 1 double, 1 twin
- 1 bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and WC
- 1 en suite shower room, with restricted headroom, with walk-in shower and WC
- 1 ground floor WC
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge
- A washing machine and freezer are also provided
- Open fire, TV/DVD in lounge
- Enclosed rear garden with sunroom with garden furniture
- Unallocated off-road parking available for 1 car
- Security deposit 100 per booking
- Fairly steep stairs lead up to the attic bedroom
- Central heating and electric included
- Bed linen included
- Wi-Fi included
- 1 small to medium-sized dog welcome
- Telephone access available
- Within walking distance of the centre of Corfe Castle, 6 miles from Swanage
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.