Puddle Mill Cottage

Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset

Puddle Mill Cottage is a large detached home rests just outside the village of Corfe Castle in Dorset and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


Puddle Mill Cottage is an inviting, detached property set in extensive grounds close to the village of Corfe Castle in Dorset. Hosting four bedrooms, including a family suite with a super-king-size double and single bed, a double, a single and a ground-floor twin, along with a bathroom and shower room, this cottage can sleep up to eight people. There is also a sitting room with woodburning stove, dining room, kitchen, utility and snug all on the ground floor. To the outside, there is a patio with furniture and an extensive garden, which leads down to a river, as well as off-road parking for three cars. Puddle Mill Cottage has everything required for a charming getaway with friends and family to this stunning part of Dorset.

Property Details

Situated in a fabulous Dorset location, Puddle Mill Cottage is a beautiful detached home set in its own garden with a river running along the boundary, perfect for a family getaway to the countryside.

Sleeping up to eight guests, just a seven-minute drive from the coast, the cottage is a perfect holiday retreat for families or group of friends, wanting a relaxing holiday or for a celebration. Entering the property, you will soon notice the traditional feel of the cottage, with Purbeck stone walls and floors, and seated bay windows that offer picturesque views of the surrounding countryside. The kitchen boasts a plethora of handy appliances and utensils, covering all of your self-catering needs. An inviting dining room hosts seating for eight and is where everyone can come together to ponder on the days’ events and plan for the remainder of the getaway. The sitting room has a traditional wood-burning stove set in an inglenook fireplace and comfortable seating for everyone. A generous corner table is a perfect place to set out a puzzle or your drinks for the evening. There is a separate TV snug to escape to watch your favourite programmes or simply curl up with a good book after a long day exploring the coastline.

Those with limited mobility will appreciate the ground-floor twin bedroom, serviced by a contemporary shower room with walk-in shower. Upstairs there are three further bedrooms, an additional walk-through single bedroom and small family bathroom. The master bedroom can be used as a family suite with a super king-size bed leading to an adjoining room with a single bed and space to put up your travel cot for younger children. There are a further single bedroom and a comfortable, east-facing double bedroom where you can enjoy the stunning Purbeck sunrises.

Puddle Mill is the perfect location throughout the year. Enjoy a cosy drink by the fire or make the most of warm summer mornings with a cup of coffee out in the garden listening to bird song. On returning after a day of walking enjoy a refreshing drink listening to the river bubbling and soak up the evening sun. The village of Church Knowle is a short walk across the field and boasts a popular pub, The New Inn.

Corfe Castle is close by and offers two pubs and a village store for picking up any essentials, while a little further up the road lies Wareham, a historical market town with its amenities, museum and cinema. Kimmeridge is just a short drive away where you can explore the Etches Collection of Jurassic marine fossils and refuel with lunch or a cream tea at Clavell’s Restaurant afterwards. Kimmeridge Bay boasts the best snorkelling in Dorset and is the perfect place to fossil hunt all year round and enjoy a swim!

Swanage offers all the traditional seaside delights including a steam railway, golf and delicious fish and chips. For those who prefer the natural environment, RSPB reserves are located just beyond Corfe Castle, where Studland Beach and the Arne Peninsula offer a sandy contrast to the Jurassic coastline. If you have children to entertain both Monkey World and the Tank Museum are just a short drive away. There is much to see and do nearby, from the astonishing countryside and coastline of the Dorset AONB to the bustling coastal resorts of Poole and Bournemouth both close enough for excellent day trips. This remarkable home promises a holiday to remember, whatever time of year.


  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Patio area and extensive gardens
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop just over 3 miles, pub 1½ miles
  • Note: Due to a river running behind the gardens, children must be supervised at all times


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Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Real Fire
Rural Location
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Area Details

Corfe Castle

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.

Corfe Castle

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.


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