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Small studio in the hills above Corfe Castle

Bedrooms Studio
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 !!

More Details

Angela Walters
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2018

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Swanage in Corfe Castle

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Small studio in the hills above Corfe Castle
average rating of 4.571429 based on 8 reviews

Lovely welcome and lovely area just a mile from corfe and convenient for Wareham and Swanage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay. Very quiet and suited our needs very well Enjoyed it very much

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It’s so nice to have an unsolicited and unexpected recommendation for the Hideaway. Thank you
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Wonderful hideaway away from it all

  • 5 of 5

A lovely little space for two, we went prepared with precooked chilli to reheat in the microwave, a disposable bbq for al fresco dining on the porch, and a groundsheet and blanket so we could stargaze from the lawn! Angela was there to meet us when we arrived, showed us all we needed to know, and the tea and cake was just what we needed! A short drive to Worth Matravers for wonderful walks along the coast too. If you are looking for clean, tidy, but basic accommodation, in a beautiful part of the country, then this is just the place to stay. I hope we can come and stay again sometime.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: .happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at our Hideaway
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Surrey uk

If you love peace and quiet then this is the perfect property

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this property when we viewed it online and it certainly didn't disappoint. It was exactly as seen in the photographs. The location near Corfe Castle in the hills away from everyday traffic noise was perfect for where we had to travel to and fro from.

The hideaway was a wonderful little studio at the bottom of a very large beautiful garden. All we needed was inside so perfect for two people. Very cosy inside and a lovely homely feeling.

A little table and chairs outside to enjoy your early morning cup of coffee surrounded by trees and the singing of the birds.

We were greeted by Angela the property owner who was such a delight and very helpful. She very kindly took the time to make us stewed apples from her trees with blackberries and delivered them to us along with cream and custard. What a wonderful gesture. We were very touched.

Overall the perfect place to stay we are so happy to have discovered it. I can only be described as a hidden gem. We will most definately be booking again in the very near future and i will be recommending it to others. It sure does beat any hotel if you want privacy, peace and tranquility and great location then this is the ideal place to stay. And Angela is a wonderful lady for allowing people to come into her home and enjoy it Thank you so very much. Maria and Dominique

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice surprise to read your review ! Thank you so much
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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: 12-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 02-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 16-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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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, Dorset

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per property
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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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.