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Grade II-listed Dorset cottage
Traditional exposed beams throughout
Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
Step straight out into the garden from the kitchen
Cosy up beside the woodburner
A great place to relax after a busy day exploring
Eaved double bedroom
Cosy twin bedroom
Stunning dormer windows
Plenty of space in the twin bedroom
A good nights sleep assured
Family bathroom with shower over bath and WC
Large enclosed garden
Why not dine alfresco on those summer evenings
A perfect spot for a BBQ
1 / 15  Grade II-listed Dorset cottage
2 / 15  Traditional exposed beams throughout
3 / 15  Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
4 / 15  Step straight out into the garden from the kitchen
5 / 15  Cosy up beside the woodburner
6 / 15  A great place to relax after a busy day exploring
7 / 15  Eaved double bedroom
8 / 15  Cosy twin bedroom
9 / 15  Stunning dormer windows
10 / 15  Plenty of space in the twin bedroom
11 / 15  A good nights sleep assured
12 / 15  Family bathroom with shower over bath and WC
13 / 15  Large enclosed garden
14 / 15  Why not dine alfresco on those summer evenings
15 / 15  A perfect spot for a BBQ

Farthing Cottage

Corfe Castle, Dorset
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Tastefully refurbished Grade II-listed Dorset cottage with period features, open fire and inglenook fireplace for a truly romantic setting
  • Large garden for enjoying peaceful summer evenings, the rural setting allows for spectacular views over Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Hills
  • Ideal location within easy reach of local shops and pubs
Property code: DC050

Tastefully furnished, this old quarryman’s cottage boasts authentic period features on the inside and beautiful views over the Dorset countryside from the garden that will ensure you have the perfect rural getaway.

This charming 18th-century Grade II listed cottage sits in a peaceful location close to Corfe Common. Inside, original features abound, from exposed beams to a large inglenook fireplace, while the large rear garden offers spectacular views of Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Hills. The surrounding area is rich in natural beauty with miles of wonderful walks and a string of picturesque towns and villages.

Step inside to discover a spacious and welcoming lounge/diner. The impressive inglenook fireplace with open fire is the perfect way to warm up after a long walk and lose yourself in a good book or your favourite TV programme. Prepare tasty meals in the contemporary kitchen next door before dining at the antique table that sits in a cosy corner of the lounge. Or, when the sun is shining, step outside from the kitchen to enjoy an al fresco meal in the large lawn garden, which is bordered with mature trees and shrubs. There is parking in the village lane.

Located in a peaceful pocket of Dorset countryside, this property is just a short walk from the local pub, which serves tasty seasonal dishes and real ales. From the village the steam railway winds its way through picturesque countryside all the way to Swanage (6 miles), making for a great day out for the whole family. Wildlife enthusiasts shouldn’t miss a visit to the nearby Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve (7 miles), home to wildfowl, Dartford warblers and dragonflies, while walkers, bathers and water sports enthusiasts might prefer to head down to the sandy beach beyond.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • Oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • 1 bathroom - shower over the bath and WC
  • Open fire with inglenook fireplace
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Sky TV
  • Garden with seating
  • Off-street parking- 1 car
  • Shops and pubs 500 yards
  • Sandy beach 4 miles
  • Please note due to the property's age those over 6 foot need to take care as ceilings are low
  • Children 5 years plus and babies in arms are accepted. No equipment provided.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Nicky Rice

This property is personally managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robert 4th November 2023

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Lovely old cottage reminded us of where we used to live in E Devon. Easy walk to town.

Reviewed by Jodie 12th August 2023

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It is a very beautiful and charming cottage with loads of character. We loved staying here, the children loved running around in the garden too. The beds were very comfortable. I would definitely stay again. It is in need of some tlc, and a good deep clean.

Reviewed by Jane 29th July 2023

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Yes it's a bit tatty, but I don't mind

Reviewed by Rob 8th July 2023

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Great location, lovely garden, the only thing lacking was a washing machine.

Reviewed by Alan 24th June 2023

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lovely old cottage that is in a fantastic position being quite, and being able to access the common for walks and get into the main section of the village in about 10 mins walk. the sofa and beds are really comfy. the decor is a little tired but i think adds to the charm of the cottage. the garden is fantastic and large, great for the dog to run arRead moreound in. i will be staying again as corfe is great and the cottage is situated just right for me. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 17th June 2023

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Reviewed by Paul 10th June 2023

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A good spring clean is needed and love and attention to the cottage. The area is great the position of the cottage is tops. But it is in need of some care inside and out.

Reviewed by Gary 27th May 2023

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Charming cottage set in a picturesque village Full of charm & character Lovely huge garden which is a real sun trap with views of the castle . Great location to explore Dorset 5min walk into centre of the village which had 3 lovely dog friendly pubs and a fabulous bakery. Only downside was although the cottage was presented clean & tidy the cleanerRead more could pay more attention to detail because its not the cleanest holiday let weve ever stayed in . Hide

Reviewed by Lin 20th May 2023

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Reviewed by Lorraine 15th May 2023

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We were a little dubious after reading some of the reviews but had a lovely few days in the cottage. The owners have obviously made some improvements and all bedding was new. As was the shower. Plenty of kitchen utensils although to be honest we mainly used the toaster. Yes the sofa is dated but is in keeping with the age of the cottage and nothingRead more new covers wouldnt fix. At the end of the day a 282 year old property is going to have a few lumps and bumps and is part of character and history. Hide

Reviewed by Mary 8th May 2023

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A lovely Cottage which we found very cosy and comfortable. It was clean and had everything we could possibly need. The position of the Cottage is perfect so quiet with only a few passing cars. The garden and orchard are beautiful with views of Corfe Castle. We will definately be booking again.

Reviewed by Ian 9th October 2022

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Lovely historical cottage, good location and safe dog/child friendly garden. Would benefit from new carpets and a good deep clean

Reviewed by James 1st October 2022

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Farthing Cottage was very charming but no one was reachable on our arrival at weekend. Heating in bathroom needed fixing. Owner was friendly when we reached him on Monday 9:30 a.m. but no calls back received. We had to make contact. Very kind neighbour came round and helped with fixing the heating, also fixed cupboard door (hanging off hinge), replRead moreaced oven hood light. Oven door was broken at top (plastic) and could not be fixed. Nice garden was well kept. Complementary jar of marmalade. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 3rd September 2022

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The location is great. Equipment was plentiful. Tv and WiFi is excellent.Lots of people in the guest book loved this cottage- we did not. We wanted to leave but were unable to find other accommodation. If you dont mind a doggy smell , grubby furniture , spiders,earwigs and a continuous stream of woodlice parading up walls and across the carpet thenRead more youll be fine. We thought that the photos on the website didnt seem to match what we found. Also, make sure to park across the drive not on it. Hide

Reviewed by Wayne 27th August 2022

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Reviewed by Jane 6th August 2022

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I love this cottage, although it is grubby!

Reviewed by Ruth 30th July 2022

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We were disappointed in the cleanliness of the pretty cottage. The bathroom in particular needs a revamp - especially the tiles and the loo cistern. As a holiday cottage there were no facilities for relaxing in the lovely garden, which was unfortunate. The bedsheets seemed old and of poor quality and the double bed mattress lumpy and unsupportive. Read moreThe cottage is well equipped with Sky tv, radio and electric sockets. Cutlery and crockery fine, but few suitable serving dishes. Parking difficult. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 9th July 2022

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Quirky design that we liked. No good for anyone over 6ft as the roof is only 6ft

Reviewed by Margaret 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Miranda 14th May 2022

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The garden is amazing and so safe for dogs! The kitchen is well equipped but needs a garlic press! We have rented for years in this area and we were disappointed with the cottage which is shabby, needs renovation and a good clean. We were disappointed not to have a starter pack of logs as some evenings were chilly despite a large log pile in the gaRead morerage. The paving both outside and in garden is dangerous and needs attention as does the top of stairs carpet which is loose. Please renovate Hide

Reviewed by Madeleine 7th May 2022

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This was a lovely little cottage but please be carful on the stairs.

Reviewed by David 23rd April 2022

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We really did enjoy out stay in this lovely old cottage, it was everything we love, it suited us perfectly lots of character & very comfortable , plus we really did like the large garden, perfect for us & our little spaniel .

Reviewed by Nicholas 16th April 2022

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Wonderful Cottage, has not been destroyed by person's who do not understand history. Super comfortable. Warm clean, Fabulous location. Farthing Cottage was exactly what I was hoping for. Will have no hesitation in booking again. Thank you for an excellent week.

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Grade II-listed Dorset cottage
Traditional exposed beams throughout
Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
Step straight out into the garden from the kitchen
Cosy up beside the woodburner
A great place to relax after a busy day exploring
Eaved double bedroom
Cosy twin bedroom
Stunning dormer windows
Plenty of space in the twin bedroom
A good nights sleep assured
Show 3 moreFamily bathroom with shower over bath and WC

Location

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