ENCHANTING 17TH CENTURY LISTED STONE COTTAGE, 3 MILES FROM THE SEA

Carol Clifford

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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ENCHANTING 17TH CENTURY LISTED STONE COTTAGE, 3 MILES FROM THE SEA

Corfe Castle Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Self catering rental, sleeps 4 adults plus 2 children, has internet access.

The cottage is set in half an acre of pretty gardens, beside a quiet lane, backing onto downland and with good views over rolling countryside. We understand that the property was built in the 17th century, but on a far older site. (The hamlet has an entry in the Domesday book and there is rumoured to be a Saxon hearth under the sitting room floor). Originally built as two cottages and a stable, it retains many of its original features, such as stone walls, exposed beams, two inglenook fireplaces and a bread oven. The cottage is particularly attractive for families with children old enough to enjoy the two small children's bedrooms that are reached through a narrow 'secret' passage in the back of an inglenook fireplace. The garden is a series of sheltered grass terraces, set with mature trees and shrubs, visited at night by badgers, owls and deer, plus a patio area with barbecue. Rental price includes linen, towels, electricity and gas, firewood, TV, internet and a welcome hamper

Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Carol Clifford

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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5
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Enchanting 17th century listed stone cottage, 3 miles from the sea
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Corfe Castle Purbeck
5

LOVELY,VERY WELL EQUIPPED COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
thank you for your hospitality in your lovely and very well-equipped cottage and especially for your warm welcome-breakfast-surprise, we have both enjoyed !
Your lovingly furnished cottage with it's feel-good atmosphere and it's beautiful surroundings were a great place to spend some relaxed days and we have had some great walks at the beautiful Jurassic Coast as well!
Thank you also for the excellent driving directions, it was easy to find, even in the dark!
Time was too short, we plan to come again! :-)
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Enchanting 17th century listed stone cottage, 3 miles from the sea
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Corfe Castle Purbeck
5

WONDERFUL TIME IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE

  • 5 of 5
We had a truly fantastic week staying at this charming English cottage. Our family of 6 (including our sons ages 13,11,9 and 7) used this as our base for our many adventures in the Dorset area, including:

- walks along the South West Coast Path
- trips to Swanage for Fish and Chips
- a visit to the ruins of Corfe Castle
- short day trips to local museums (Nothe Fort, Portland Castle and the Tank Museum)
- daily trips into the local bakery for bread and pasties
- a ride on the steam train that runs from Swanage to Corfe Castle
- finding as many local pubs as we could (there are a lot)

When we arrived back at the Cottage we were able to relax in comfort. A well stocked kitchen, a comfortable living room, a large sized dining room, 2 different bathrooms and spacious bedrooms were all perfect for us.

Our family was very sad to leave and we hope to make it back again someday!

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your wonderful home.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Enchanting 17th century listed stone cottage, 3 miles from the sea
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+44 02077220265
Corfe Castle Purbeck
5

HOMELY COTTAGE IN BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE

  • 5 of 5
This was our first visit not only to Ricketts Farm, but also to this part of Dorset.

The stone cottage has been charmingly renovated and, although clearly from the outside very old, feels warm and homely inside. As described it has lots of exposed beams, but also has a well equipped kitchen, a good sounding ipod deck and some great photos and pictures on the walls.

It's a great base from which to explore the fascinating local countryside and World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. We enjoyed lots of sunny weather, great walks along the chalk ridge behind the house back to Corfe Castle and beyond, searching for fossils in the rocky bays and strolling along the long sandy beaches.

We'd love to come back!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Enchanting 17th century listed stone cottage, 3 miles from the sea
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Corfe Castle Purbeck
5

EXCELLENT, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • 5 of 5
A lovely cosy cottage in a wonderful location. We have stayed here over the last 7 years and it has never let us down. First on honeymoon, then with 1 baby and now with another. I have not left any reviews before, however t his time I thought I might.
On arrival my wife was was" moving in " and burst in to tears. I asked her in a caring husbandly way " What's the matter darling ? " She replied " Its as beautiful as I remember, why did we ever stay anywhere else !"
I can't say any more than that !
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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Corfe Castle Purbeck
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5

THE BEST EVER!

  • 5 of 5
This is the best cottage we have stayed in with many trips to Dorset. It is everything you hope for, and then more besides. The description does not do justice to the quality of the facilities, and the little touches of luxury. It is beautifully maintained and has everything you could possibly need. We did not eat out as it seemed a waste not to enjoy the cottage fully. You can also enjoy walking direct from the cottage, and come home and relax. Carol and Ashley, the housekeeper, could not have been more accommodating and helpful and we certainly aim to return!
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
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Corfe Castle Purbeck
Hertfordshire
5

WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
A truly fabulous cottage in a wonderful location!
Upon our arrival the cottage was spotlessly clean and the welcome hamper was just what was required after battling through bank holiday traffic. The cottage is extremely well equipped with wonderful attention to detail, such as the quality of the towels and bed linen, not to mention the under floor heating in the most amazing bathroom.
All of the rooms were very comfortable, well furnished and spacious.
The gardens and location were beautiful and peaceful, yet within easy reach of the numerous places of interest nearby and beautiful beaches at Studland.
I really would recommend the cottage, it is by far the best I have stayed in. My only concern is that once more people discover how wonderful it is, when I want to return it will be fully booked!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Wareham
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Studland
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Corfe Castle
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Corfe Castle
Car: necessary

The cottage is set in Purbeck, the part of Dorset that was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's 'Famous Five' stories. Immediately behind the cottage is downland with wonderful views and, on the summit, a Neolithic long barrow and Bronze Age burial mounds. Nearby (3 miles) are the excellent sandy beach and nature reserve at Studland Bay, the seaside resort town of Swanage and the start of the World Heritage fossil-rich 'Jurassic Coast' . The nearest village (2 miles) is Corfe Castle, with its picturesque stone cottages and ruined castle and a good selection of restaurants and pubs. Within 10 miles are also a tank museum, 'Monkeyworld', Brownsea Island (with its red squirrels), 2 adventure farms, a steam railway, numerous other beaches and several riding stables. There are fine walks over the hills and along the coast and pretty villages and pubs. Within an hour's drive lie the New Forest and most of Dorset and southern Witshire.

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Availability & Rates

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Corfe Castle Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 9
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes No additional taxes are payable.
A security deposit of £200 is also payable.
Rates for shorter periods are available, on request, outside the peak periods. Weekend rates (for two nights) start at £350.
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Amenities

Corfe Castle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • 2 doubles each with antique brass beds, 2 singles, 1 cot.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Piano
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
One of the children's bedrooms has a sloping roof and the other only 5'7'' headroom, so neither is suitable for adults. Both are accessible through a narrow passageway in the back of the inglenook fireplace in the dining room on the ground floor. The large main bathroom is en suite to the master bedroom (with a 5' double bed). The second double bedroom has a 4'6'' bed. There is an additional shower room with w/c on the ground floor. While there is a cot and high chair, there is no stair gate for toddlers. The sitting room is large and comfortable, with a wood burning stove alongside the old bread oven in the inglenook, plus piano. Also on the ground floor are a characterful dining room, a pretty kitchen and a utility room. Full gas central heating. The price includes gas, electricity and firewood, sheets, towels and soap, wireless broadband internet access and Ipod dock, plus a hamper containing coffee, tea, sugar, bread, cake, butter, milk, jam, cheese and eggs.
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