Holiday Cottage with Sea Views
About the home
19th Century Purbeck stone cottage and summer house(sleeps 6 + 4) with breath-taking views of Corfe Castle. Perfect location for a bucket and spade beach holiday or a large family get together. Perfect for walkers too as 1 mile from the South West Coast Path. The cottage has a large kitchen - perfect for entertaining, it boasts 3 beautifully decorated bedrooms upstairs and two bathrooms ( 1 downstairs). On the ground floor there is a large but cosy sitting room with views of the village and a flat screen TV and a further sitting room plenty of comfy seating and a small TV.
The Summer House is in the garden just 10 feet away from the main house and has 2 bedrooms; 1 double and a bunk bedroom and a shower room which allows two families to stay but still retaining some privacy. The 80 foot garden hosts a patio with a Purbeck stone table - ideal for barbecues overlooking the castle. 5 mins drive to Corfe Castle and 10 minutes to Swanage and Wareham. Destination pub in the village too!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Chapmans Poole, 2km|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 4km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 2 en suites and 2 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
The cottage hosts a summer house just 10 feet from the main house. You can lie in the bedroom of the summer house and have stunning views of the countryside. The cottage is full of character and has recently been restored and redecorated but still retains it's unique country look.
There are two en suite shower rooms; one on the master bedroom upstairs and one in the Summer house and one large roll top bath downstairs -perfect for the children after the beach. The twin upstairs in the house has views of Corfe Castle. There are two sets of bunks beds - designed large enough for adults. There are many interesting books and maps are in the house with information about the well loved area.
Further details outdoors:
At the bottom of the garden there is a swing, slide and a sweet wooden fort that the children can play in. You can sit on one of the 12 outdoor chairs taking in the view, while the children play (you can watch them too.) There is a small pond which for safety reason we have put wire around so children may not go in. There is a little Purbeck stone seat by the pond and you can sit quietly and watch the dragon fly's, water boatmen frogs and birds. There are two apple trees in the garden please help yourself when they are ripe. Mark the gardener may come in a mow the lawn while you are there. There is also a lovely wood in the village which is fantastic for walks and nature and bird watching we regularly see buzzards and hear woodpeckers in Spring.
If you have pets they are only permitted on the ground floor.
The cottage is available for weekends or weekdays in the low season Oct - March, please enquire.
We ask for a 30% (non returnable) deposit then the balance 8 weeks before your holiday.
In low season you can rent just the cottage (3 bedrooms - sleeps 6) Enquire for prices/weeks/weekends.
The West Country / Dorset region
Purbeck is part of the Jurassic Coast and a is a World Heritage Site. Purbeck is famous for it's amazing dinosaurs, beaches, walking, stone industry, bird watching and geology. It has a maritime climate but is famous for it's own micro climate. Purbeck has every different type of beach; Studland for golden sand, Swanage for bucket and spades, Kimmeridge for crabbing and fossils and Lulworth cove for its shingle beach and perfect cove.
Historical Corfe Castle is very near, Monkey World, The Tank Museum, Swanage Steam Railway, The Enid Blyton Shop, Farmer Palmers and Splashdown are all in the area. Weymouth, which hosts the 2012 water Olympics is 45 mins away, as is Bournemouth and Dorchester.
The Corfe Castle / Kingston, Dorset area
Corfe Castle is a 4 minute drive or a 30 minute walk across fields from the cottage, it has a fantastic bakery and a convenience store called Clealls which sells local bread and meat. You can catch the steam train from Corfe Castle and visit Swanage - a leisurely way to travel! (see below for more about Swanage).The very quiet perfect cove Chapmans Poole is 1 mile walk south of us. The Square and Compass an amazing pub in Langton Matravers is a 40 min across country walk ( or 5 min drive). There are many beaches near including famous Studland with it's amazing nature and long sandy beach is 20 minutes drive away, you can take a boat to Brownsea Island and see the red squirrels.
The Edwardian sea side town of Swanage with all its amenities is 10 minutes drive away its hosts a Jazz Festival in July,the Folk and blues festival in September and the famous Regatta in July. In Swanage you can hire jet skis and a banana boat and swim very safely on the blue badge beach. Swanage also has one of the last Punch and Judy shows left in England, catch him on the beach is the Summer holidays. Swanage is also brilliant for gift shopping it has many independent shops and the famous Chococo Chocolate factory where you can go and see the chocolate being made.
Wareham (10 mins by car) has a fantastic market on Saturdays with lovely local produce, there is also the Salt Pig delicatessen which sells all sorts of locally created cheeses and meats. It is a lovely town to visit with the river (rowing boat hire) and charming independent shops and a Co-op and Sainsburys.
Putlake adventure farm is in Langton Matravers 5 mins drive away, it is a fun day out for the family. There is horse riding along the beach at Studland and Enid Blyton's golf course is in Studland. There are fetes nearly every Saturday in different villages around the whole of Purbeck every Summer weekend.
How to get there
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Bournemouth Airport, Southhampton AIrport and Gatwick Airport
Activities near Corfe Castle
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
01 Oct 2011
The cottage was as described, very clean and accommodated our family get-together of 6 adults and 4 children very easily. However, one comment I would make is that the oven, although the hob was large, was not really big enough to cook for 10 people at one sitting! Also, there is no driveway, so at weekends you have to contend with the popular local pub for off-street parking.
The garden was stunning, with lots of room for the children to play, and we certainly enjoyed the garden seating area, looking across at Corfe Castle. All in all, a very pleasant location and accommodation.
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|Prices for group size 10|
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|Sep 9 - Oct 14||9 Sep 11||14 Oct 11||£ 925||£ 594||£ 694||2 Nights|
|October||14 Oct 11||21 Oct 11||£ 925||-||-||1 Week|
|October||21 Oct 11||29 Oct 11||£ 1050||-||-||1 Week|
|October - December||29 Oct 11||22 Dec 11||£ 835||£ 526||£ 626||2 Nights|
|December - January||22 Dec 11||5 Jan 12||£ 1570||-||-||1 Week|
|January - February||5 Jan 12||10 Feb 12||£ 750||£ 500||£ 563||2 Nights|
|February||10 Feb 12||17 Feb 12||£ 990||-||-||1 Week|
|February||17 Feb 12||16 Mar 12||£ 880||£ 550||£ 660||2 Nights|
|March||16 Mar 12||23 Mar 12||£ 925||£ 640||£ 743||2 Nights|
|March - April||23 Mar 12||6 Apr 12||£ 990||-||-||1 Week|
|April - Easter||6 Apr 12||14 Apr 12||£ 1350||-||-||1 Week|
|April||14 Apr 12||20 Apr 12||£ 1050||-||-||1 Week|
|April - May||20 Apr 12||4 May 12||£ 990||-||-||1 Week|
|May Bank Holiday||4 May 12||11 May 12||£ 990||-||-||1 Week|
|May||11 May 12||1 Jun 12||£ 1050||£ 700||-||4 Nights|
|June - Jubilee Week||1 Jun 12||8 Jun 12||£ 1450||-||-||1 Week|
|June||8 Jun 12||29 Jun 12||£ 1180||£ 800||-||4 Nights|
|June - July||29 Jun 12||6 Jul 12||£ 1350||-||-||1 Week|
|July - August||6 Jul 12||31 Aug 12||£ 1650||-||-||1 Week|
|August - Sep||31 Aug 12||7 Sep 12||£ 1495||-||-||1 Week|
|September||7 Sep 12||14 Sep 12||£ 1180||-||-||1 Week|
|Sep - Oct||14 Sep 12||5 Oct 12||£ 925||£ 594||£ 694||2 Nights|
|October||5 Oct 12||26 Oct 12||£ 825||£ 519||£ 619||2 Nights|
|October Half Term||26 Oct 12||2 Nov 12||£ 1050||-||-||1 Week|
|November - December||2 Nov 12||21 Dec 12||£ 780||£ 500||£ 585||2 Nights|
|Dec - Jan||21 Dec 12||4 Jan 13||£ 1570||-||-||1 Week|
|Jan - Feb||4 Jan 13||15 Feb 13||£ 750||-||-||2 Nights|
|FEB||15 Feb 13||22 Feb 13||£ 990||-||-||1 Week|
|FEB & MARCH||22 Feb 13||29 Mar 13||£ 925||-||-||2 Nights|
|EASTER||29 Mar 13||5 Apr 13||£ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|APRIL - MAY||5 Apr 13||3 May 13||£ 945||-||-||2 Nights|
|MAY BANK HOL||3 May 13||10 May 13||£ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|MAY||10 May 13||24 May 13||£ 990||-||-||1 Week|
|MAY BANK HOL||24 May 13||31 May 13||£ 1350||-||-||1 Week|
|JUNE||31 May 13||14 Jun 13||£ 1080||-||-||1 Week|
|JUNE - JULY||14 Jun 13||5 Jul 13||£ 1180||-||-||1 Week|
|JULY - 30 AUGUST||5 Jul 13||30 Aug 13||£ 1650||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Aug - 6 Sep||30 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 1350||-||-||1 Week|
|Sep 6 - 20 Sep||7 Sep 13||20 Sep 13||£ 1180||-||-||2 Nights|
|Sep - Oct||20 Sep 13||25 Oct 13||£ 925||-||-||2 Nights|
|HALF TERM||25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 1050||-||-||1 Week|
|Nov - Dec||1 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 780||-||-||2 Nights|
|XMAS & NEW YEAR||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1650||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
In Low season you can rent just cottage (sleeps 6) or both cottage and fully heated summer house (sleeps 10) please enquire for bargain weekend/midweek prices. Weekend rental available from September 15 - May 3.Enquire now
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