Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Located down a quiet, single track, cul-de-sac, in a tranquil country setting with no through traffic, away from the noise and rush of everyday life. The property provides an excellent gateway or base to discover the many delights and sites of Dorset. The South West Coastal Path is a short distance away for excellent walking and spectacular views of the Jurassic coastline, including recently renovated Durlston Country Park.
For children there are many attractions including: Putlake Adventure Farm; model villages at Corfe/Wimborne; the Tank Museum;Bovington; Monkey World; Splash Down/Bowling,Tower Park; the unique Rex cinema at Wareham; and fossil hunting on the seashore.
Sea & course fishing, water sports and stables within easy reach and three golf courses in less than a ten minute drive away.
Visit the NT properties at Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacey and take a boat to Brownsea Island as well as visit the sites at Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Athelhampton, Hardy's Cottage/Max Gate and Lulworth Castle.
The two bedroomed thatched cottage was developed by its operatic owners in the 1930's as a retreat for artists, musicians and dancers from London. The property has a number of Public Footpaths and Bridleways close by, and it possible to walk over the fields to Corfe Castle (15mins), and over the hill to the beaches of Studland Bay/Swanage and up onto the coastal path.
The cottage has the benefit of a wood burning stove inset in an inglenook, for which starter basket of logs can be ordered, and the modern comforts of Sky+HD and free Broadband Wi Fi internet.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Studland Bay and Swanage Beach 5 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth 18 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, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors||
An impressive vaulted thatched barn, the Music Room was developed as a room for a bohemian colony of artists, dancers and musicians to practice for concerts and recitals in London. The Music Room was also used by its operatic owners, as a retreat for local artists and musicians and is immortalised in "Purbeck on Film" , depicting vignettes of the local bohemian artistic community in the 1930's.
The Music Room has been characterfully restored as a thatched, two-bedroomed cottage. It enjoys its own small private garden and raised decking area, overlooking the Grade II listed 16th Century Roffy House and its extensive gardens.
ACCOMMODATION: Small enclosed front garden with path to front gate. Ground Floor: Main entrance to Utility Room for coats and boots. Bathroom, with bath and overhead shower, heated towel rail, hand basin and WC.
Fitted kitchen with refridgerator (with ice box), electric oven, halogen hob and cooker hood.
Sitting Room/Dining area with vaulted ceiling and ample seating around a Purbeck stone inglenook fireplace and inset wood burning stove. Dinner table and chairs. Double glass doors to decked area for sitting and dining.
Bedroom 1 ground floor with two single beds and fitted cupboards.
Feature spiral staircase** to First Floor: Bedroom 2 with double bed, fitted cupboards and views of the garden and surrounding countryside.
FACILITIES: Electric oven and hob, built-in refrigerator with icebox, microwave, Zanussi washing machine, flat screen colour television, DVD and video player, Sky+ HD TV, WiFi Broadband internet access, travel cot, high chair, full oil central heating.
Electricity and heating inclusive in high season; a £35 heating supplement will be added per week in low and winter season, to include a fire starter pack (basket of paper, kindling, fire lightersand logs) normally £18. All linen and towels inclusive.
Dogs and pets allowed by prior arrangement at a charge of £30 per dog.
Parking for strictly TWO small cars only. Parking is restricted on the single track lane used by local farmer. Only additional parking over a mile away in Corfe Castle Village
|Further details outdoors||
The Music Room has its own small front garden and a raised wooden patio area at the rear, over looking the formal garden and rolling Purbeck pastures and hills, popular for eating or drinking al fresco.
It is possible to walk right from the back door, via a series of criss-crossing Public Footpaths and Bridleways, to Corfe Castle, Studland Bay, Swanage, Worth Matravers and the South West Coastal Path, with its spectacular views of the Jurassic Coast line.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Earliest arrival time is 4.30pm
Latest departure time is 10am
PLEASE NOTE: NORMALLY SATURDAY TO SATURDAY RENTALS
A deposit of 30% of the holiday cost and a booking fee of £29 is required on booking, with the remainder payable 2 months before commencement of your holiday. Any bookings made within eight weeks of commencement will require payment in full. Your final invoice will also include a £150 security deposit, refundable after inspection of the property. A £35 per week charge will be added for low season winter lets to contribute to extra oil heating costs and a fire starter pack including kindling, paper, firelighters and logs (normally £18). additional log baskets are available at £14.
The owners accept no liability should the property not be available due to fire, flood and any other disaster outside of the control of the owners. The hirer will be notified at the earliest possible time and a refund of any monies paid.Roffy House accepts no liability for events that may affect your stay at the property, including extreme weather, or interruptions to any utility services.
As Roffy House and the Music Room are thatched buildings there is a strict NO SMOKING requirement of all tenants
Where possible guests will be greeted by the Housekeeper on arrival at the property, and all the services and equipment explained, or instructions left. Should guests plan to arrive late, or be delayed travelling, keys will be left in a secure place (key safe) at cottage door), and a telephone call or another mutually convenient time will be arranged to follow up.
Should problems arise where repairs are necessary during your stay, the owners reserve the right to gain access in order to carry out these works, based on their severity. Any incidents should be reported to the Housekeeper as soon as possible via telephone. Any extras or damage by tenants maybe recovered from the security deposit held.
Roffy House accepts no liability for valuables either in the property or in the hirers' vehicles. It also accepts no responsibility for the hirers' vehicles. The Hirer must ensure that all furniture and fittings are cared for during their stay, and any damages/breakages or additional cleaning will be deducted from the security deposit.
Any dogs in the Music Room must be well behaved and not allowed onto furniture or into bedrooms. Dogs must not be left unattended in the property and owners should clean after them.
There will be a charge made of £30 per dog, or for any pet. No more than one "large" dog or two "small" dogs accepted.
On departure the property, including bathroom and oven hob and fridge, must be left in a clean condition. Any necessary extra cleaning on departure maybe need to recovered from the security deposit. Any furniture moved during your stay must be returned to its original position
Cancellations must be advised in writing and via telephone in the first instance.
Any cancellation made up to 2 months prior to commencement of the hire will result in a charge of £150 plus the booking fee of £29. Any cancellation made within 2 months of the hire will result in the full amount becoming payable.
It is strongly recommended that you take out holiday insurance to cover such events. We have provided a holiday insurance link on the bottom of this page, should you wish to use it. Please note that no insurance is included in the charges shown.
The West Country region
The Music Room, Roffy House, is located in a dell with 360 views of rolling pasture lands, just over a mile from the historic village of Corfe Castle, with its prominent and majestic castle ruins. The walled Saxon market town of Wareham to the north, and the seaside town of Swanage, with its own sandy beach and recently restored victorian Pier are each 4 miles away. The heritage Swanage Stream Railway, which operates between Corfe Castle and Swanage is a major attrcation especially the Santa specials at Christmas, when the whole village has a display of beautiful festive lighting.
The Saxon walled Market town of Wareham with its shops and auction house (Cottees) is 4 miles away.
The beautiful National Trust beach at Studland Bay is just over four miles away,and Kimmeridge and Durdle Door are a twenty minute drive along the coast.
Lulworth Castle, Kingston Lacey, Wimborne and Weymouth are also close bye.
Corfe Castle lies at the heart of an area known as The Isle of Purbeck - in reality, a peninsula stretching from Wareham in the North, towards Swanage and St Aldhelms Head on the Jurassic coast in the South.
In December 2001, the Dorset and East Devon Coast was officially recognised as one of the natural wonders of the world - the Jurassic Coastline.
This puts the coast around Purbeck firmly on the map as one of the most geologically important places on the planet.
The 95 mile stretch of coast, starting at Old Harry Rocks, near Swanage, provides a walk through some 185 million years of the history of the planet and contains a number of outstanding fossil deposits.
Apart from Corfe, there are many more delights to discover around Purbeck.
The seaside town of Swanage boasts not only the famed Steam Railway, but also offers excellent beaches and a good range of shops (large Co-Op supermarket with rerfundable parking). also a working Victorian pier with boats trip around the local coastline and to Bournemouth and Sandbanks
Nearby Studland has equally beautiful beaches and provides access to Poole and Bournemouth via the Sandbank's Chain Ferry.
Weymouth, 15 miles away, was chosen for the UK 2012 Olympic venue for sailing.
For those seeking quieter times, coastal areas including Kimmeridge, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are matched by the small villages, beautiful countryside and relaxed atmosphere, that can be found throughout the Purbecks.
To underline the appeal of this beautiful corner of England, some 4.5 million visitor days are spent in Purbeck every year !