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Lovely cottage with spectacular views of Corfe castle and the Purbecks

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, sitting room, dinning room, plenty of outside space and garden

Beautiful18th Century stone cottage, refurbished to high standard; Purbeck stone floors throughout ground floor and beams in the dinning room. Comfortable sitting room with log burner and two set of French doors to patio and balcony. Seating for up to 8; 2 sofas, 2 chairs, TV, DVD player and ipod speakers. Dinning room with ornamental fireplace, seating for 8 and pine dresser. Cupboard with board game, maps, local information, small TV and video player. Some CD and VHS videos. 1 double room with garden access and a separate bunk room with floor to ceiling glass doors downstairs with views over the valley below. 2 bedrooms upstairs; one twin and one double. Both with stripped floor boards, window seats and the double has wonderful views of the Corfe Castle. Bathroom upstairs. New shower room on ground floor,Small separate WC downstairs. Lots of pictures and paintings by local artists. Outside furniture for both patios (Summer only). Logs provided in the winter months. Large private parking area, entrance gate for security and privacy. Beautiful garden extending to almost an acre in size, with stunning views to Corfe Castle, Purbeck and beyond to Poole harbour. Small summer house for children to play in at the bottom of the garden.

Coast and Beaches:

The coastline of Purbeck is part of the 185 million year old Jurassic Coast which is England's only natural UNESCO world heritage site. The South West Coast path starts at Shell Bay in Studland and heads West to Devon.


Chapmans Pool - 1 mile walk from Cottage, a wonderful secluded empty beach, used for smuggling in days gone by.Walk along the cliff edge to St Aldhem's Head and a stunning 11th Century chapel

Arne - 3 miles. protected inlet

Swanage - 4 miles. Safe and family friendly - Punch & Judy and arcades and Beach huts to rent

Kimmeridge Bay- 4 miles. Famous for prehistoric fossils and marine life. Wild and dramatic.

Studland Bay- 6 miles. Award winning - 3 miles of sandy beaches, great for buckets & spades,crabbing and swimming. NT café and ice cream. You can also water ski, banana boat ride and sail.

Old Harry's Rocks - a wonderful and breath-taking walk from Studland South beach to the top of the white cliffs with views over Bournemouth , Christchurch and the Isle of Wight.

Dancing Ledge - 4 miles, a steep and beautiful walk to an old quarry area, swim in sea pools in the rocks. Fantastic for enthusiasts to rock-climb

Lulworth Cove - 12 miles. Walk up to the cliff tops to the breath-taking Stair Hole and on to Durdle Door and see the magnificent arched rock formation in the sea and majestic cliffs

The Local Area and beyond: Purbeck has stunning scenery - lots to do; walk for miles, visit art galleries, great pubs and good restaurants close by. Very accessible for short breaks. Ideal for families and getting away from it all. Kingston is a small and pretty village with a stunning ,majestic church. Nearest supermarkets and individual shops in Wareham and Swanage. Post office in Corfe.


Train: London Waterloo is 2hrs 10mins to Wareham.

Good road links: M3, M27

Chain Ferry: from Poole/Sandbanks - 7 miles

Corfe Castle is an historic,atmospheric 1000 Year old ruin dating from the time of William the Conqueror, said to be King John’s favourite residence and was one of the defining battle grounds between Royalists and Parliamentarians. - in summer, there are open air theatre productions and battle re-enactments. Similar to many local attractions, it is run by the National Trust. Enid Blyton based some of her novels on Corfe Castle and the surrounding area.

Further away is Hardy's Cottage; birth place of the novelist and Cloud's Hill - retreat of Lawrence of Arabia. Drive to Tyneham - step back in time in the deserted WW2 Village or go to Milton Abbas - a wonderful 15 Century Abbey and picture postcard thatched cottages. Drive to Weymouth and scramble over Chesil Beach and then to Bridport for food.

Attractions: For RSPB enthusiasts there is Arne which opens out onto all of Poole Harbour. Studland heathland also offers wonderful bird watching. Both areas are accessible for all and offer peace and tranquillity.

Take the ferry to Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour for a day trip; see native red squirrels and walk the nature trails. Ride the Swanage Railway on steam and diesel trains from Corfe Castle.

Stately homes - Kingston Lacey, Athelhampton, Sherbourne Castle, Lulworth Castle for jousting shows and a great play area.

Gardens of Compton Acres and Bennetts Water Gardens.

For children - and adults - Monkey World; internationally -acclaimed ape rescue centre set in 65 acres of Dorset woodland and home to 230 primates. Bovington Tank Museum- houses the world's broadest and best collection of tanks with a great tank display. Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, Swanage

steam Railway.

Activities: Fishing, horse riding, high ropes in Rempstone forest, water sports at Studland (banana and ring rides, water skiing etc), speed boat trips, sailing and windsurfing courses from Shell Bay Marina. Take a ferry trip around Poole Harbour and marvel at the expanse of it, the 2nd biggest natural harbour after Sydney!

More Details

Sarah Worth
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

Why Sarah Worth chose Corfe Castle

we fell in love with Purbeck on a family holiday in the later 1990s. With a young family we wanted somewhere easy and accessible to go to from home for a weekend and for longer holidays. We saw our cottage and new it was just right for us. We renovated it and have added to it over the years and love its simplicity and rustic nature.

What makes this cottage unique

The view takes your breath away at times- especially on a cold frosty clear morning in winter!. Corfe castle sits majestically in the centre and you can imagine the knights of old guarding their lands and the battles for supremacy that ensued. The castle stands in splendid decay and beyond is Bournemouth and Christchurch and all their lights and they seem a lifetime away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the cottage, it's so cottagey yet plenty of room for us all. The garden is spacious and the views are far reaching and really stunning. One of my favourite moments was enjoying breakfast on the patio overlooking the valley & Corfe Castle on the Sunday morning, listening to the nearby church bells. I suspect we'll return! Many thanks, Bethan & Ian ''
Mar 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Corfe Castle in Corfe Castle

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , downstairs loo and basin
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , outside loo in the garden
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , New shower room, wash basin and toilet on ground floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , shower attachment
  • Bathroom upstairs with bath and shower attachment. Separate WC downstairs. We have just put in an additional new shower room ( with loo and basin) on the ground floor and an outside garden loo.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , double bedroom on ground floor with external door.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1st floor with lovely views over corfe castle
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , on 1st floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , bunk beds in a new bedroom with views over corfe castle
  • Upstairs rooms have stripped floor boards and window seats,the double has a feature Victorian fireplace and lovely views over to Corfe Castle, Purbeck and beyond to Poole harbour. Downstairs ground floor: 1 double room and 1 bunk room with a new shower room on the ground floor, this can now be used almost as its own area, so very good for families - . Both bedrooms have outside access to the garden.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A big sloping garden surrounds the cottage. There is a Summer house at the end of the garden. Ponies are often in the fields below. A Purbeck stone path from the cottage winds down towards the end of the garden. A paved patio and terrace each catch the sun at different times of the day and have lovely views. One by the entrance, the other at the front of the cottage off the dinning room and close to the kitchen. This one has fabulous views of Corfe Castle, over Purbeck and beyond to Poole Harbour. The cottage is suitable for most people - please note that there are steps down to the cottage from the private car park and from one of the patios down to the front garden. Plenty of space for up to 3 cars to park. Front gate provides privacy from the lane (cul-de-sac). Unfortunately, the cottage is not suitable for wheelchairs due to the number of steps leading from the car park to the cottage entrance. The sitting room has a wood-burner, and seating for 6-8 people at a time


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

Lovely cottage with spectacular views of Corfe castle and the Purbecks
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 40 reviews

Cosy cottage in a superb location

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from the cottage, after using it as a base for our daughter's wedding nearby. There were 8 of us of various ages, plus our 20-month-old granddaughter - we all thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay in the cottage. It was very cosy and comfortable, clean and well equipped. We have been coming to the Kingston & Worth Matravers area for 40+ years, but still managed to find some new walks from the cottage to Corfe. The location is superb, and and the view from the terrace and the garden, across to Corfe Castle and the Purbeck hills, is stunning.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect Location and had everything you need

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The location of the cottage is unbeatable - remote enough to feel away from it all but not completely cut off (The Scott Arms almost next door, Corfe Castle village a short drive and beautiful beaches at Studland within easy reach).

Great dining at the Greyhound in Corfe - would definitely recommend. Breakfast at the Salt Pig deli in Wareham was also a hit.

My other half played at Isle of Purbeck Golf Club which is circa 10 minutes drive and has stunning panoramic views over pool harbour and the coast.

The cottage is comfortable and well appointed and has the most spectacular views over Corfe and Poole harbour beyond. Our toddler really appreciated the large garden.

Will definitely be returning at some point!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Beautiful and perfect location - amazing value

  • 4 of 5

This was a perfect cottage for a group of us doing the Endurance run near Lulworth Cove. The location is perfect for local walks (and many thanks to Sarah for the information on a few additional walks) and the pub around the corner is delicious. The only consideration in this cottage is if you were planning on doing much of your own cooking, the kitchen was small. However, other than that this was a place we'd happily stay again and again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Gorgeous views, spacious and cosy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage over a rather rainy November weekend. We still managed to enjoy some blustery walks and loved coming back to warm up by the fire.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my family stayed the cottage for a week as I was getting married at Lulworth Castle. The whole family were blown away by the stunning, surrounding country side with views of Corfe Castle.

The cottage was very spacious and clean as well as being extremely cosy.

I highly recommend that you go and stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Scott Arms - next door
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Scott Arms
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: recommended

Superb views everywhere, especially over Corfe Castle (as noted by Simon Jenkins in his book: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/interactive/2013/sep/27/simon-jenkins-favourite-english-views-interactive)Kingston is a jewel on the Isle of Purbeck ,with lovely stone cottages, and a great pub- The Scott Arms was included in The Times 25 Best Country Pubs for food in 2014 ( the only pub to be included in Dorset!)also in he Good Beer Guide. In addition there is a magnificent church built by the Scott Family (architect George Edmund Street (1824–1881). St James's Church resembles a miniature of an early English cathedral). Walks out to the coast or through the old wood at the edge of the village.The grand house of Encombe is up the lane. Travel to Worth Matravers, stop at the Square & Compass pub and go out to St Aldhem's head. Drive to the unspoilt Studland beaches, see the Isle of Wight from the hilltops and hundreds of sailing boats in the bay.Poole has a good Water Park and cinema complex.Wareham has a lovely old traditional cinema. Visit local art studios scattered throughout the area.

From the cottage there are beautiful walks out to the cliffs at Hans Tout or up to Swyre's Head- look out west to Portland and east to Swanage or go down to Corfe Castle over the heathland to buy fresh bread at the bakery.

Taste wonderful local produce ( Purbeck ice cream and Joe's cider made in Kingston) visit Farmers Markets and Farm Shops.PYO blueberries and raspberries.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Corfe Castle, Purbeck

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
End April
22 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
May BH and late spring
28 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer half term/early summer
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 night june stay
3 Jun 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
early summer
9 Jun 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
short June stay
19 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Short July week
9 Jul 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Short week
16 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
6 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low season
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/ New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Short Breaks available except in High Season and Christmas/New year. Mid season offered any day of the week priced at 75% of the full week's rent for 3 night stay. Low season 2 night stay available from £175 a night. Extra nights at 10% of the full week's rental. The cottage is having an additional shower room and upgraded bunk room in January 2014 so will be unavailable until early March.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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