Plum Tree Cottage
Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
Beautifully modernised to offer bright and spacious accommodation, this lovely cottage is a tranquil hideaway just steps from the village centre.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 2
Situated in a quiet lane in the picturesque village of Corfe Castle, this property is just a three-minute walk from the local bakery, post office, tearoom and pubs. Standing high on a hill, the castle is a historic focal point of the village and can be seen from the cottage. The wonderful sandy beach of Studland is an easy drive from the property, great for boating, paddling and swimming, while the more lively resort of Swanage is also within easy reach. Other nearby attractions include Lulworth Castle, Kingston Lacey and Hardy’s Cottage.
Inside, this stone cottage has been lovingly updated to provide light and airy accommodation with fresh, neutral decor throughout. The spacious kitchen/diner is a fantastic room with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment. washing machine and a dining table overlooking the garden through French doors. At the end of a long day exploring the local area, relax and unwind in the large lounge, which is furnished with comfortable sofas, a TV/DVD and an open fire for cosy evenings in. Upstairs are two pretty bedrooms, one spacious king-size and one bunk bedroom with French doors opening onto a delightful balcony for enjoying a morning cup of coffee with views of the castle. The bedrooms share a stylish modern bathroom with a shower and WC.
Outside, a sunny patio area with garden furniture opens onto a fantastic lawn garden. With apple trees and plenty of space for lawn games and activities, this is the perfect place to spend sunny afternoons. There is parking outside the cottage from October to May and allocated private parking is available for two cars close by.
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.
- Light and airy stone cottage in a peaceful location on the Isle of Purbeck
- Delightful lawned garden with apple trees and space for dining and games
- Walking distance from the centre of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle
- An easy drive from the sandy beach of Studland for swimming, paddling and boating
- 2 bedrooms 1 king-size and 1 bunk bedroom (with balcony)
- 1 bathroom 1 shower room with WC
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine
- Central heating and electric included
- TV/DVD in the lounge
- Local amenities with easy driving distance
- Bed linen included
- Open fire
- Wi-Fi included
- Enclosed garden with furniture
- Parking outside from October to May private parking for 2 cars nearby
- 2 dogs welcome (downstairs only)
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.