Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
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 2 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth and Southampton 23 km, Nearest railway: Wareham 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 bathrooms, 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or 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.
The West Country 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.
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.