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The Old Reading Room, Kingston

from £119 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Very Good 4.5/5

35 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Tucked away in the heart of Enid Blyton country is a charming two-bedroom cottage with lots of living space, a rolling garden and uninterrupted views over the majestic ruins of Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Hills. Furnished with a quirky eye and an emphasis on comfort, there is nowhere better to kick off your muddy walking boots after a pint in the pub next door, while watching your contented dog doze in front one of the two roaring fires.

Our cottage dates back to the early 1800s and offers:

Two double bedrooms with feather duvets and down pillows

Cosy sitting room with large fireplace

Dining room and reading room with fireplace

Large eat-in conservatory

Newly refurbished bathroom with slate floor, heated towel rail, rain shower and bath

Kitchen with oil fired rayburn, double electric oven, large fridge freezer, washing machine and small eating area (2 stools)

Tumble dryer and rotary washing line

Large garden with pond and decked terrace from where you get a breathtaking view across Corfe Common to Corfe Castle

Please note:

* The cottage has very steep staircases so small children should be supervised (the steepest has a child gate installed)

* Although the road passing the front of the cottage is a back road through a quiet village, it is the only access to the stone quarries at Worth Matravers and surrounding farmland, so there is some associated traffic.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Chapmans Pool 2 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth 25 km, Nearest railway: Wareham 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Isle of Purbeck region

From the Prehistory of the Jurassic coastline to the rolling countryside of Thomas Hardy's fabled Wessex, Dorset is quite simply a stunning county.

Corfe Castle

Purbeck is officially designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Jurassic coastline is a World Heritage Site. Much of it is under the ownership of The National Trust. Some of the highlights within either walking distance or a short drive from the cottage are:

· Climbing up to the 11th century ruins of William the Conqueror's Corfe Castle

· Taking the steam train from Corfe Castle to Swanage and back

· Crossing from Studland to Sandbanks on the chain ferry

· Whiling away the day in the old-fashioned seaside town of Swanage with its Victorian pier

· Exploring Durlstone Country Park

· Walking the South West Coastal path

· Taking in the solitude of the Norman chapel at St Aldhelms Head (a Scheduled Ancient Monument)

· Visiting a different beach every day

· Fossil hunting on the seashore

· Marvelling at the spectacular landforms of Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Old Harry Rocks

· Clambering down to greet the sea at the old cliff-edge quarries of Dancing Ledge or Winspit

· Learning about marine life at Kimmeridge Marine Centre

· Exploring the ghost village of Tyneham

· Day-tripping to Brownsea Island

· Taking the kids to Monkey World, Farmer Palmers or The Bovington Tank Museum

· Horse riding on the beach at Studland

· Days out at Kingston Lacey, Athelhampton, Lulworth Castle or Hardy's Cottage

· Scuba diving, sailing, windsufing, kitesurfing, sea fishing

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Review 1-10 of 35

2 Jun 2014

5/5

"Fantastic location, lovely cottage with everything you need."

The cottage is conveniently located just above corfe castle within easy reach of swanage beach and studland bay. The cottage is safe and well equipped with everything you need. The owner is very attentitive to your needs and any enquiries you may have during, pre or post stay. The views from the garden are simply stunning. We would happily re-book.

13 Aug 2013

5/5

"Happy Holidays!"

Holidaying with other half, sis and only slightly grouchy 14 year old nephew for a week in a cottage in a quiet Dorset village could have gone one of two ways....happily, the Old Reading Room was above and beyond what we had expected, very cosy, yet roomy accommodation - didn't feel we were getting under each other's feet and pretty much home from home in terms of appliances etc. The very spacious garden and spectacular views over Corfe were the icing on the cake and would have us coming back to stay without hesitation.

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      Calendar last updated:26 Aug 2015

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