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Relaxing Cottage, Peaceful Location, Coastal Walks, Near Corfe Castle

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Delightful well equipped, 3 bedroom cottage, lovely private garden, hill views

If you are looking for a place to unwind this cottage has the perfect answer! This beautifully furnished three-bedroom bungalow is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in its own grounds in Church Knowle and with all modern facilities. Church Knowle nestles at the foot of Knowle Hill and is a delightful small 13c village built in Purbeck stone with thatched cottages and lying within a conservation area surrounded by beautiful countryside, on the Isle of Purbeck just a mile from historic Corfe Castle and 2.5 miles from the coast. The village has a wonderful pub, which serves excellent food, an historic 13c church and a newly equipped children’s play park.

It is well situated for numerous walks in the Purbeck Hills and lots of interesting places to visit including, Durlston Country Park, Blue Pool, Fossil Museum, The Tank Museum, the ancient Saxon walled city of Wareham and the steam train to Swanage - to name but a few.

Entrance to the bungalow is through the south-facing conservatory with relaxing chairs and on into a sitting area with a sofa, comfortable chairs and wood burning stove, which leads into a dining area with table and chairs. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, oven, gas hob and dishwasher. When standing at the sink you will enjoy a most beautiful view looking towards the Purbeck Hills with Kingston Church and Swyre Head in the distance. There is an inner hall with a place to hang coats and a door to the garden with the three bedrooms leading off this hall. One bedroom has twin (3') beds and views to the garden; the second has a double (5’) bed and an en-suite shower room; the third bedroom has twin (3') beds and French windows looking south, with a view over the hills and with steps leading down to its own patio area. The bathroom has a bath, separate shower, loo and basin. Apart from the kitchen and bathrooms there are fitted carpets throughout.

As you approach the property a pair of double gates open onto a gravel drive which widens to form a turning area and parking for several cars and a boat for those who like sailing. The rear garden is completely private surrounded by trees and a beech hedge with a good size patio for table and chairs.

People who stay at Stansfield cottage comment on its welcome and relaxing atmosphere

The property does not accept pets and smoking is not allowed on the premises.

More Details

Owner
Mrs Helen McCormick
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2017

Why Mrs Helen McCormick chose Church Knowle

My husband and I bought this property in 2010. We had been holidaying in Dorset for several years and particularly liked the Purbeck area. We came upon the property when we were visiting the New Inn in Church Knowle one week-end. We have been delighted with our purchase and endeavour to update the property each year.

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bournmouth
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
New Inn
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Studland
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Isle of Purbeck Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Wareham
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
M27
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Corfe Castle
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Kimmeridge
Car: necessary

This area in the south-east corner of Dorset is known as the Isle of Purbeck and hails its name from being largely surrounded by sea. It has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty where the Purbeck Hills offer numerous delightful walks with stunning scenery. The coastline from Swanage to Lulworth is part of the Jurassic Coast, a world heritage site where the Dorset coastal path can be accessed for the most amazing scenic rambles. Church Knowle nestles at the foot of Knowle Ridge which has views reaching as far as POOLE HARBOUR AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT.

There is something of interest for both young and old. You may prefer to visit Studland for sandy beaches and horse riding or look for fossils at Kimmeridge and then stay around in the evening to watch the beautiful sunset.

You can play a 27 round of golf on The Isle of Purbeck Golf Club with spectacular views, visit Thomas Hardy’s birthplace, Lawrence of Arabia’s cottage – Clouds Hill, take the children to Monkey World, visit the deserted village at Tyneham and see the school room as it was set out in 1940 and then walk down to the beach at beautiful Warborough Bay. Do not miss the beauty of Arne with its unusual and special landscape of open heathland and old oak woodland overlooking Brownsea Island and Poole Harbour in the distance. Discover birds and wildlife on the RSPB guided walks. Take a walk from Swanage to Durlston Country park where you will find superb geology and fascinating wildlife.

These are just a few of the many opportunities that await you in this delightful part of Dorset.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Church Knowle in Purbeck District

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This ensuite bathroom acts as an indoor wet room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 3' Single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 3' single beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 5' Double Bed with side tables
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Relaxing Cottage, Peaceful Location, Coastal Walks, Near Corfe Castle
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5

Peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Bungalow extremely well appointed. Spacious light and airy. Extremely comfortable and well placed for exploring the area. Good access for discovering the Purbeck wildlife. Would recommend a visit to the RSPB reserve at Arne.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you liked the cottage and found it to be comfortable. You also discovered the beauty of Arne - a favourite place of ours!
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5

Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house for us all, every one was happy with the house. Wonderful weather so ate on the patio every night. We even woke to mole mounds each day which I don't know if the owners would be happy with but the girls (5) loved counting them. The welcome basket was so lovely thank you Helen for letting go us say I your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very attractive location ideally situated for a Dorset holiday

  • 5 of 5

Spent a relaxing and interesting two weeks at the property. The facilities provided were very good and of a high standard and well suited for our family. Ideal for walkers and lots of places to visit. A very enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Good spot.

  • 5 of 5

Good area to stay, great walks, nice beaches nearby. Accomodation excellent with secluded garden. The only minor criticism, we found the 2 single beds were soft.

A quiet country pub next door with good food if a little pricey.

Our stay was before the school holidays, Studland gets busy on most sunny days £6 carparking all day. The Swanage railway about 2 miles away is another good day out.

Great views from the Purbeck hills a short walk away.

Overall a very enjoyable place.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. A lot of Purbeck belongs to the National Trust so if you are a member car parking is free. The "quiet country pub' is very popular and you will need to book in the high season.
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5

Very comfortable and well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Well layed out and quiet. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anita - thank you for choosing our cottage. We have endeavoured to create a 'home from home'. Look forward to seeing you again.
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5

Wonderfully relaxing long weekend

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and cosy cottage, contained everything we needed. Enjoyed some lovely days out by the sea and walks along the cliffs and hills at the back of the cottage. Spent snug evenings in front of the wood stove toasting our toes! Thank you Helen, would love to come again xx

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very pleased you enjoyed the cottage and embraced beautiful Purbeck even though the weather was a bit dull. We would love you to come and stay again.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Church Knowle, Dorset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 1
29 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£396
for 4 nights
From
£99
£495
 
 
Christmas and New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£502
for 4 nights
£878
 
 
Winter 2
7 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
£291
for 4 nights
£510
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£708
for 7 nights
£708
 
 
Spring
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
£396
for 4 nights
From
£99
£520
 
 
Summer 1
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£708
for 7 nights
£708
 
 
Summer 2
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Summer 3
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,036
for 7 nights
£1,036
 
 
Autumn 1
1 Sep 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£405
for 4 nights
£708
 
 
Nightly Rate
14 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£404
for 4 nights
From
£101
£708
 
 
Autumn 1
22 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£405
for 4 nights
£708
 
 
Autumn 2
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£708
for 7 nights
£708
 
 
Winter
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£291
for 4 nights
£510
 
 
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£522
for 4 nights
£913
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£396
for 4 nights
From
£99
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The minimum rental period is 4 days or (3 days over the weekend, Friday to Sunday) - the price for mid-week bookings is the same as that indicated for weekend bookings. During busy times (Christmas, Easter and the Summer Holidays) a minimum period of one week's rental applies. For New Year the minimum of 4 days rental applies. For bookings of one week or more, the changeover day is Friday. All rental rates are fully inclusive of taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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