Set in the heart of the village of Corfe Castle, this magnificent Grade II listed 16th-century property offers spacious accommodation for a large family or group seeking a sumptuous country retreat.
The house is set within extensive grounds and makes a superb base for discovering the Purbeck Hills, or you could sit back and relax in the comfort and style of the glorious surroundings.
This fantastic holiday home offers an elegant drawing room with open fire, a very large dining room with open fire, separate snug/sitting room with large wood burner in an inglenook fireplace, TV and a well equipped kitchen. There are numerous characterful features throughout including a large beamed inglenook, peephole window, chandeliers and a piano. There are six tastefully decorated bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as a gallery and utility room. The adjacent cottage features its own kitchen/diner, a pretty lounge and three comfortable bedrooms. Outside you can relax in the courtyard which has a raised fountain, or you can explore the gently sloping gardens and terraces where there are various seating areas, a dining pavilion, fire pit, BBQs and pond. Off-road parking is available for up to six cars.
The picturesque village of Corfe Castle offers a variety of independent shops, including a multi award-winning family bakery, restaurants, cafes and pubs. The village surrounds the ruins of a Norman castle which offers breath-taking views across the Purbeck Hills. Local attractions include the wonderful RSPB Nature Reserve at Arne Forest (1 mile), Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum (1 mile), the Blue Pool (3 miles) and Kilwood Nature Reserve (5 miles). There are beautiful Dorset beaches, quiet coves and delightful villages nearby, including Studland (5 miles), Winspit Quarry (5 miles), Kimmeridge Bay (6 miles) and Lulworth Cove (12 miles). You can also enjoy the delightful seaside town of Swanage (5.5 miles) and the pretty village of Studland (5.5 miles) where you can catch a ferry to explore Brownsea Island. Poole (15 miles) and Bournemouth (19 miles) with their myriad entertainments are easily accessible.