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Small studio in the hills above Corfe Castle

4 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this holiday bungalow in Swanage - The Hideaway

Studio with 4ft double bed, galley kitchenette and bathroom with large showe

A little summer holiday studio one mile in the hills above Corfe Castle. This small, self-contained studio is ideal for one or two people for a short break near to Corfe Castle, Swanage and Studland. It is very simply furnished with a double bed, dining table and chairs, television and radio. There is a small silent fridge and a toaster and electric kettle - and a microwave for instant meals. There is no cooker. There is a small electric convection heater. The bathroom/WC has a large shower and electric towel rail but there is no bath. There is an outside patio with table and chairs overlooking the hills and garden of the house - it is tucked away at the bottom of the garden. Parking is available adjacent to The Hideaway.

The Hideaway is available for visitors in late spring, summer and early autumn. Sorry, no dogs.

The Hideaway has been fitted with new double glazed windows.

We have just installed a small silent refrigerator so as not to disturb our visitors at night !!

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Angela Walters
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
7 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We found this lovely place on the internet; we have seen the studio and were happy to stay there for one week. It was such a quiet place and we enjoyed it so much, the wonderful garden and the beautiful flowers. Our English is no so perfect, but our understanding was wonderful. We were welcomed with tea and cake, flowers decorated the room and we got many good ideas for visiting interesting places. Dear Angela and Tony thank you so much for this lovely stay, it was wonderful...
Sep 2012
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based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Small studio in the hills above Corfe Castle
average rating of 4.25 based on 5 reviews

A Hidden Gem

  • 4 of 5

Currently going through a house sale/purchase and we needed time out, so a spur of the moment decision was made after finding this property on the nternet. Arriving frazzled and stressed on Friday afternoon, we went through the motions of unpacking and settling in. Yes the cottage is small and yes it is basic, but after an hour or so we literally felt ourselves relaxing and after a cup of tea and a delivery of some home made cake by our hostess, we even remembered how to smile! Saturday we walked along the Purbeck Hills into Swanage, enjoying the stunning views over to Poole harbour on one side and the beautiful soft landscape of Dorset on the other. We made our journey home on the famous steam train and walked the mile or so back to the studio from Corfe. A welcome shower when we got back, very spacious and plenty of hot water and we felt ready to face the world again. We ate 1 evening at Bankes which we found very disappointing, but made up for it the next evening with a great meal and lovely atmosphere at the Castle Inn. Breakfasts and nightcaps were had on the terrace and Sunday found us walking along the Purbeck Hill ridge again (after a very long and lazy breakfast), but this time in the opposite direction. We saw a mother deer with two young and were thrilled with the amount of wildflowers, butterflies and birds we found along the route. Living in Devon and only 1.5hrs away this is a really lucky find for us as it's so very convenient, and we will certainly use it again - whenever we feel the need to escape and if we can get in! Thank you to the owners for sharing it with the rest of us.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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St Albans

Hideaway at Corfe Castle

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Hideaway recently, the last week of July, and we had a wonderful time. I never expected to find somewhere so peaceful and secluded during the school holidays! The surroundings are very beautiful and nearby walks provide some of the best views I’ve seen. There’s a very easy walk to the pretty village of Corfe Castle, and the wonderful steam train ride to the seaside. Angela and Tony were very considerate and accommodating and a mine of local knowledge. We didn’t want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
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Dorking, Surrey, UK

'The Hideaway' near Corfe Castle

  • 4 of 5

Situated at the bottom of a beautiful garden, with your own access and a mile down a lane from Corfe Castle, 'The Hideaway' offers serenity and peace. I have enjoyed stays here on several occasions when I have needed some space.This studio is small and compact with a tiny kitchen suitable for preparing breakfast or snacks; no cooking facilities. Super shower with plenty of hot water. Bed is a small double and only for those who favour an extremely firm bed and limited space! However, the owner assures me the mattress is soon to be changed. I also take my fold away deck chair for comfort. For those who, during the summer months, are happy with basic but adequate amenities and with the plus of the delightful couple living in the main house, this is place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Corfe

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this beautiful part of England for 4 nights. The property sits at the end of the owners very large garden in beautiful countryside, 5 minutes walk from Corfe Castle. The property is very basic and I think we were the first people to stay in it for a little while, as the room was quite damp due to the weather and very cold.. Take nothing away though, the Owners were delightful, and very accomodating, ensuring we were comfortable. We had a peice of home made cake when we arrived, which was a lovely touch! We will definately be back again.. But only in the summer, as in the winter, I think it would be too cold.. The property sits in the most beautiful village, with three pubs, and old fashioned shops, steam railway station (taking you all the way to swanage) And of course Corfe Castle.

This is England!! Very beautiful....

Thankyou to Angela and partner Tony for a fantastic break!

Lee and Barbara

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Corfe Castle
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Purbeck Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
65 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Corfe Castle
Nearest Beach
5 Miles

The Hideaway is situated in the hills above Corfe Castle: one mile from the village up a single track road (Sandy Hill Lane).

There are passing places along the road. It lies in the lea of the Purbeck Hills (approximately 500 metres from the ridge leading to Nine Barrow Down.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Swanage, Purbeck

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
11 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note that Bank Holidays are charged at weekend rates. In the months of July and August the minimum stay is 4 nights.

Prices include electricity.
Pillows and duvet cover with under slips are provided.
Please bring under sheets, pillowslips and towels - and duvet cover or top sheet as required.
Thank you.

We can only take 2 people in the Hideaway and regret we cannot accept dogs.

Payment for part weeks is due in full on booking. A deposit of £100 is requested for weekly bookings.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Swanage in Dorset

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a large shower enclosure and a heated electric towel rail.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • The mattress on the double bed has been changed since last year as some visitors found the mattress just too hard ! We have replaced it with a softer mattress which we are assured should give a comfortable night's sleep to most people. The bed is a small double. Duvet and pillows are provided with under slips. An electric blanket is available. Visitors are asked to bring their own pillowcases, under sheets, duvet covers and towels.
  • Television
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The studio is compact with a small kitchenette - suitable only for making toast and boiling a kettle !! There are washing up facilities and a microwave. Kettle and toaster are provided. We regret that we are unable to take pets.

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