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Castleview Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Delightful period cottage sleeping six guests
  • Thoughtfully updated and maintained to provide comfortable accommodation with attractive period features
  • Large enclosed garden, offering a patio seating area, a summerhouse, and large lawns where family games can be played
  • Far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside and nearby Corfe Castle
  • Situated in the hilltop village of Kingston in rural Dorset, just five miles from Swanage and its sandy beaches
  • Excellent location on the Isle of Purbeck, ideal for exploring the stunning Jurassic Coast
Property code: IC027

Traditional stone cottage, dating from the 18th century, offering attractive accommodation for six guests, situated in the small village of Kingston, offering views to Corfe Castle.

Stay at this charming stone cottage in tranquil Kingston, on Dorset’s Isle of Purbeck, and absorb panoramic views towards the ruins of Corfe Castle. Up to six guests, and two delighted dogs, can stay at this three-bedroom, mid-terrace property, which has a glorious garden. Follow footpaths through this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; walk along the Jurassic coastline and enjoy family days out on the beach at Swanage, 4.5 miles away.

Enter this inviting, character cottage to find beamed ceilings and stone floors. Settle yourselves in the lounge, light the wood burner in the inglenook fireplace and perhaps watch TV or a DVD together. Find the kitchen, with its electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer, also has every comfort for your stay. Prepare meals in here then dine together. Discover a twin bedroom is also situated downstairs and the two remaining bedrooms are up on the first floor. One of these has a king-size bed, plus an en-suite shower room, with shower and WC, while the other is a twin. The family bathroom, with WC and shower over the bath, is also up here. Descend steps to the gorgeous garden and dine on the terrace on fine days. There is a summerhouse out here too. The cottage comes with parking for one car.

Pack a picnic and head straight out on exciting walks. Venture 2 miles to Corfe Castle, with its shops, pubs, cafes and hilltop ruins. Walk 1.5 miles to pick up the South West Coast Path; embark upon a circular 10-mile hike to Kimmeridge, taking you along the chalk ridge and offering up spectacular sea and landscapes along the way. Pause to swim or paddle at Kimmeridge Bay. For sandcastles, ice cream and beach swimming, plan days out to Swanage, with its traditional, seaside holiday appeal.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 2 twin bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Access to an electric charging point available - contact owner prior to arrival for access (£30 per week payable to owner)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • BBQ and outdoor games
  • Beach 4 miles, shops 2 miles and pub within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Linden 18th September 2021

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Lovely cottage in a stunning location. The view is so amazing it doesn't seem real! Beautiful garden too. Lots of places to visit, and walks on the coastal path. The Scott Arms is literally next door and serves good food (beware though as they stop serving food at 8:00pm) and it is a very dog friendly pub. I was lucky to have blue skies and sunshinRead moree while I was there so altogether an excellent break. Hide

Reviewed by T 21st August 2021

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Everything was perfect about this cottage from the cleanliness to the location and equipment. We have stopped in various parts of Dorset every year for the past 7 years and this is with out doubt the best. Great garden for the dogs, with excellent walks on the doorstep and close at hand.

Reviewed by Roger 7th August 2021

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Clean, comfortable well-equipped character cottage with a wonderful enclosed garden. Superb views and superb location for the Jurassic coast and all that Purbeck has to offer including Corfe Castle & the Swanage steam train.

Reviewed by Sally 17th July 2021

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We had a perfect holiday at Castle View cottage. A clean, tidy, comfortable cottage in a perfect location. There were six of us and the dog and we all fitted in with room to spare! Wonderful.

Reviewed by Rachel 26th June 2021

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Beautiful cottage with all the associated charm you would expect. Comfortable, well-equipped and perfectly located to explore all that the Isle of Purbeck has to offer. A stones throw from Swanage and Corfe Castle. Wonderful large garden, perfect if you have a dog.

Reviewed by Michael 12th June 2021

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Great cottage in a lovely location. Excellent large garden and patio which keeps the sun until evening. Good base to visit coast and walking routes. Served by bus routes with regular services.

Reviewed by Carol 22nd May 2021

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Very clean and comfortable, with some nice period features. Disappointed that when sat in the garden you cannot see the castle - the wall is too high. Garden adjoins the pub garden and in fine weather it was quite noisy with a lack of privacy. There was also quite a bit of road noise - busses and lorries frequently use the road at the end of the gaRead morerden. Heating is left turned off between lets but you need to move a coffee table holding the TV to switch it on. Cottage is too small for 6 people. Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 15th May 2021

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We have just spent a thoroughly enjoyable week in this house. It was spotless, contact either owner beforehand seem less, it was very cosy, well equipped, plenty of space, great garden, well located, superb views, a pub on the door step, great local walks and plenty of local eateries, we did both with the lovely dining room and well equipped kitcheRead moren . Excellent property thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 8th May 2021

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Lovely cottage, great location

Reviewed by Andrew 1st May 2021

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Reviewed by Tessa 12th December 2020

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A very cosy cottage with mod cons but all the period features of a beautiful Purbeck stone cottage. Great walking in the area and wonderful views over Corfe Castle. We will definitely go again one day.

Reviewed by Louise 1st November 2020

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Our second visit, have booked again for next year, says it all really.

Reviewed by Christopher 10th October 2020

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Reviewed by Adrian 26th September 2020

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Reviewed by Kylie 19th September 2020

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Fantastic location, stunning cottage, great facilities, beautiful garden. We had a wonderful week at Castleview Cottage. Weve been visiting this area for many years and were delighted to find such a fabulous cottage in such a fantastic location. We will definitely stay here again and would recommend it too.

Reviewed by Lis 5th September 2020

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Lovely cottage to stay in with very comfortable beds and really well appointed rooms - all freshly decorated. Very much enjoyed having the terrace to sit out on and our dog loved the spacious garden. Perfect central location for visiting all of the isle of Purbeck.

Reviewed by Hilary 15th August 2020

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Its well worth getting up early, when conditions are right, to see Corfe Castle emerge from the mist in the valley - a spectacular sight. The cottage in this quiet location had everything we needed for a wonderful week in Purbeck. There is plenty to do and see in the area, with scenic walks galore. Everywhere is close to hand, so it was good to havRead moree a holiday where we spent so little time in the car! We would definitely want to return. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 25th July 2020

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Reviewed by Gillian 18th July 2020

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Reviewed by Keith 22nd February 2020

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Nicely equipped cottage in a great location for touring the Isle of Purbeck, Close to bus stop and some fantastic views of Corf Castle. Ideal for walking and getting away from it all, The local pub is very friendly and does good wholesome food.

Reviewed by Mark 16th February 2020

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Cottage as everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Superb location.Garden fantastic for our dogs

Reviewed by Christophe 28th December 2019

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Nice and cosy refurbished cottage in the heart of Kingston. Pub just around the corner. Nice view to Corfe castle.

Reviewed by Susan 21st December 2019

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Reviewed by Claire 26th October 2019

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You cannot fault the cottage for its location, views are stunning on a clear day & garden is superb for dogs & kids. Road at bottom of garden is unnoticeable really. We were lucky to have two deers come into the garden. You can walk to Corfe Castle across the farmland & over the common but it can be muddy. The Scott's Arm pub serves good food & staRead moreff are very welcoming & its dog friendly too, busy at weekends. Would stay again just for location and comfort of this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by J 12th October 2019

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This is a lovely cottage , with great views . Very clean and comfortable . There was 3 people in our party so we had plenty of room but the sitting room would be very squashed if there was more than 4 people , just not enough seating . Also if your dog is an escape artist there are gaps under the side fence they can easily crawl under .

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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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