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Cottage and Summer House with Sea Views and Amazing View of Corfe Castle

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Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Kingston Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Holiday Home in Kingston, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, England - Unspoilt Village Near Sea with Great Pub and Walks

Stunning 19th century stone cottage and summer house with breath-taking views of ancient Corfe Castle and Poole Harbour. WIFI AVAILABLE Kingston is the jewel in the Isle of Purbeck with fantastic walks and empty beaches a mile away. Enid Blyton lived nearby and based a lot of her stories here. The village is quiet but has a destination pub in The Scott Arms which has great food. The cottage has been recently restored and a large conservatory kitchen has added. Great for a large family party. However, its character has been very much kept. The Summer house is just 10 feet from the main cottage and has two bedrooms and shower room so allows two families to have some privacy. The large 80ft garden has a wooden fort and swings and a slide for children. The patio has a stone table which is ideal for barbecue lunches overlooking the castle. 18 West St is five minutes drive from Corfe Castle and 10 minutes from Swanage which has a beautiful Blue Flag bay. Perfect for children.

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Property Manager
Josephine Pembroke
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Josephine Pembroke

Josephine and James Pembroke have two properties on Owners Direct as they are easily the best Website in the UK. We bought our cottage in Purbeck, Dorset (E1782) in 1995. The cottage had been owned by the estate and was in need of attention. We stripped off the old wallpaper and unearthed the original flagstones and added the large kitchen conservatory in 1992. We bought in Purbeck as James had gone to school there and we were married in St James opposite Kingston Cottage.

In the mid 90's we started looking for a small villa abroad and by accident we bought Masseria Il Trappeto, (IT2578).

Which was a very large ruin which had not been used since the 1940's. That was a vast restoration project, which was achieved amazingly swiftly by Italian craftsmen. We love the area and the food.

Josephine Pembroke purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Josephine Pembroke chose Corfe Castle

We bought in the area as we were married in the church in the village in 1993. James went to school in the area and was confirmed in the church so we were allowed to marry there, what a location! Especially as it is known as the Cathedral of Purbeck. The architect was a Mr Street who designed the law courts in London. Purbeck is a unique area it has every different kind of beach from long golden sands to pebbles. It is fantastic for walking, we never take the car and from the cottage you can walk to Hounstout (cliff walk stunning) or Swyre Head which is the one of the highest points of the coast line you can see the Isle of Wight. The village is very quiet and perfect to walk around, with it's pretty stone houses. Also you can walk down over the valley to Corfe Castle (5 min drive).

What makes this cottage unique

We adore the cottage it is the place where we can unwind. The sitting room is really cosy in the winter and we pile large amounts of logs on the fire and toast crumpets. The kitchen with its added extension (in 1992) is fantastic as it really is a big living space and it hosts the amazing views of the castle, the sea (Poole Harbour) and the church. There is a large Purbeck stone table in the garden where we sit (all year round) with a bottle of wine and just stare at the view. I used to tease my husband about going to the pub (with the same view) and asked him why he went to it as we have our own private view without people - peaceful and perfect. The beaches in the area are unbeatable and at Chapmans Poole, our nearest cove is very quiet and unknown.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Josephine,

Well we are back, what a super week-end. We all enjoyed

the Cottage so much very comfortable and thank-you for the bottle of

Wine really enjoyed. We all liked the Décor and the sort of 'French' feel!

Only one criticism the 'plumbing' which upstairs is very interesting!!

However, still much enjoyed and thank-you once again.

Best Regards, Peter.
May 2015
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Cottage and Summer House with Sea Views and Amazing View of Corfe Castle
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 7 reviews

A lovely break

  • 4 of 5

A great spot for a weekend away with friends. Lovely walks nearby and a fantastic view from the cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a great time at the cottage! Please come back some time soon! Very best The Pembrokes x
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A great stay in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Friends and family of mine stayed at the cottage for the weekend of my 40th and had a great time. The kitchen was a great entertaining area and when it did rain one evening the lounge was a cosy and welcoming place with a great fire. We joked that if we were in the kitchen or garden and someone didnt mention the view for more than 5 minutes we were all shocked. Having a great pub on the doorstep never does any harm too. I agree the cottage isnt conventional in its layout but it was full of character and worked great for two families with kids and a couple of other adults too. Everyone said how they would like to visit agin asap!

Thanks to Jacqueline

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a great stay at Kingston Cottage. It's a fun place and a great getaway. Many thanks J.
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Ideal for families

  • 4 of 5

We love coming here. This was our fourth stay here and we have booked for next year. It is ideal for extended families, from great grandad down to grandchildren. There's plenty of space to be together and to be apart! The kitchen is well equipped - there are even cookery books. There is a huge selection of books and comfy chairs in the sitting room - grandad's favourite place. Lovely garden to sit in and plenty of space for the children to play, including some play equipment. We all just feel so comfortable and relaxed here. It could do with a bit of tlc and the upstairs ensuite is certainly a bit quirky but it hasn't put us off coming back. There are plenty of places to visit without having to travel miles and there is a good bus service through the village. Our favourite places and things to do - the beach, Monkeyworld, the Blue Pool, Corfe Castle, local Steam Fayre, walks, the steam train, Tyneham. The list is long and we seem to add to it each year. Booking easy and Josephine really friendly.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoy coming to our relaxed and fun cottage. Families with children and dogs all very welcome!
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Nearest Barpub
49 Metres
Scott Arms, Kingston
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Sandbanks Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Isle of Purbeck Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
44 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
49 Metres
Scott Arms, Kingston
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Chapman's Pool
Car: necessary


Chapmans Pool - 1 mile - empty beach.

Kimmeridge Bay - 4 miles - quiet fossil beach with marine reserve.

Swanage Bay - 4 miles - 1 mile of sand, water sports and Punch and Judy.

Dancing Ledge - 4 miles - swimming pool blown out of the rocks.

Lulworth Cove - 12 miles.

Studland Bay - 10 miles - 3 miles of sandy beach.


Bournemouth airport (45 mins) and Southampton airport (75 mins). Heathrow and Gatwick are 2 hours. London Waterloo is 2hrs 10 mins by train.


Corfe Castle - 1.5 miles.

Swanage - 4 miles.

Wareham - 6 miles.

Bournemouth - 20 miles.

Lulworth Cove - 12 miles.

Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum - 12 miles.

Further Details:

Swanage has two supermarkets, good butchers and fishmongers. Great too for fishing and boat trips. The Scott Arms the village pub serves delicious food and has the same stunning view as us. Also, bustling Corfe Castle is a 5 minute drive or a 30 minute walk across the fields and has a fantastic Baker and Clealls which sells all locally sourced food and vegetables. The Square and Compass is 1.5 miles away or a 40-minute walk. This completely un wrecked pub wins constant awards for its beer and unspoilt atmosphere.


Rates & Availability

Kingston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 26 2016 - Oct 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Xmas
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Xmas/New year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan/Feb 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring half-term
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb/March 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Mar 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
March/April 2017
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring bank holiday 2017
Apr 28 2017 - May 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 12 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer half-term
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 5 2017 - Jul 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
July/August 2017
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
September/October 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
October half-term
Oct 20 2017 - Nov 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
30% deposit at time of booking, balance 8 weeks prior to arrival date. Cheque or bank transfer.

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Kingston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • Three bathrooms: the main cottage has a bathroom downstairs with bath and shower fitting. Bedroom 1 has an en-suite shower room, and the Summer House has a shower room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) or Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one with double bed and en-suite shower room. Bedroom two has two beautiful twin beds. Bedroom 3 has bunk beds. The Summer House has a double bedroom, adjoining bunk bedroom and shower room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Perfect for two families wanting bucket and spade fun or walkers wanting a cosy, well-equipped base. Or Cottage (sleeps 6) without Summerhouse can be rented in low season. Dogs are very welcome the first one is free then £10 for each extra dog. Outside: There is a stone table which seats 10 people plus a 110cm bistro table. There are three teak soun loungers and eight teak chairs. The garden is tiered but you have a full view of the fort, swing and slide from the kitchen and patio table. There is a fenced pond which is only one ft deep and attracts butterflies and birds. The garden is secure for pets. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. One large bathsheet and one hand towel each person. House cleaned and linen changed once a week. Other: There is a front hall which is ideal for keeping coats, boots, bucket and spades.

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