Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
This gorgeous Grade II listed property is located close to the centre of Corfe Castle in the heart of the wonderful Isle of Purbeck, making it ideal for exploring this stunning island and the spectacular Jurassic Coast.
- Sleeps: 8
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- Pet Friendly: 2
With far-reaching views over the Purbeck Hills and its proximity to the isle’s sandy beaches, this stunning 1700-dated stone property fuses coast and county for a truly tranquil break. It’s close to all the village amenities, as well as the majestic ruins of Corfe Castle itself. Part of the Jurassic Coast, the area is famed for its walking trails, which from here stretch to the coastal villages of Studland and Lulworth, and up to the hilltop villages of Kingston and Worth Matravers. Dolphins and seals can often be seen off the coast at Durlston, and there are good facilities for bird watchers at the Arne Nature Reserve. The sandy beaches at Studland and Swanage are just a short drive away.
This detached property offers light and airy accommodation throughout, with many traditional features retained, including gorgeous wooden beams and an inglenook fireplace in the lounge, which contains a wood burner. The kitchen is equipped with an electric cooker and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, and two fridge/freezers, and you’ll find the washing machine in the adjoining utility room, which also has a cloakroom with WC. Enjoy your evening meal or a delicious breakfast in the dining room, which has a large table and chairs that comfortably seat eight, as well as a feature fireplace. Relax here on the comfortable sofas in front of the TV/DVD or perhaps while reading the latest bestseller. There’s also a snooker table for you to enjoy during your stay. From here, French doors open into a large conservatory, which offers another living area with comfortable seating and lush garden views. All four bedrooms can be found upstairs. At one end of the property is a spacious twin room with antique French beds and a double bedroom with garden views. This is a zip-and-link king-size bed, which can be made as another twin on request. These rooms have shared use of a shower room with a WC. At the opposite end of the house are two double bedrooms, both with king-size beds and garden views. One has a large en-suite shower room with WC, and the other is adjacent to a bathroom that has a shower over the bath, and a WC.
Enjoy the large enclosed garden, which includes a patio area and large lawn. Sit and take in the stunning views to the downs, or perhaps enjoy an al fresco dinner. Parking is available for three cars – one in the garage and two in the rear garden. Larger cars will need to park on a side road, a short walk from the property.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.
- Attractive Grade II listed house
- Close to the centre of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle
- Stunning views of the Purbeck Hills
- A haven for walkers, with extensive trails in the area
- Large garden for all the family to play games
- Go exploring along the Jurassic Coast
- 4 bedrooms 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 king-size zip and link (can be made up as a twin on request)
- 3 bathrooms 1 bathroom with shower over a bath with WC, 2 shower rooms (1 en suite) with WC
- Downstairs WC with basin
- Gas hob and electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher
- Utility room with washing machine
- Snooker table
- Wood burner in the lounge
- Electric and central heating included
- Bed linen & towels included
- 2 dogs welcome
- Off-road parking for 3 cars
- Wi-Fi included
- Pub and shop within walking distance
- Minimum of 4 night stays 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.