Rear view of the property
Settle down to a good film in front of the wood burner
Relax in comfort
Light and airy open plan kitchen/dining space
Enjoy a family meal in this bright space
Well equipped kitchen for those budding chefs
Open plan kitchen/diner
Wake up the the views in this comfy king-size bedroom
Ensuite bathroom with shower
Cosy twin bedroom
Family bathroom
Downstairs twin bedroom
Plan your day over morning coffee in the sun
Stunning grounds
Enclosed garden with gate
Raised outside patio seating area
1 / 16  Rear view of the property
2 / 16  Settle down to a good film in front of the wood burner
3 / 16  Relax in comfort
4 / 16  Light and airy open plan kitchen/dining space
5 / 16  Enjoy a family meal in this bright space
6 / 16  Well equipped kitchen for those budding chefs
7 / 16  Open plan kitchen/diner
8 / 16  Wake up the the views in this comfy king-size bedroom
9 / 16  Ensuite bathroom with shower
10 / 16  Cosy twin bedroom
11 / 16  Family bathroom
12 / 16  Downstairs twin bedroom
13 / 16  Plan your day over morning coffee in the sun
14 / 16  Stunning grounds
15 / 16  Enclosed garden with gate
16 / 16  Raised outside patio seating area

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 19th century, offering attractive accommodation for six guests, situated in the small village of Kingston, offering views to Corfe Castle.

This mid-terrace cottage, which has recently been refurbished enjoys a pleasant rural location just two miles south of Corfe castle on the Isle of Purbeck peninsula. The castle itself is one of the area’s most popular attractions, and is over one thousand years old, making it a fascinating place for a day trip. To the east of the property, meanwhile, just a short drive away, the seaside town of Swanage offers an impressive four miles of sandy beaches, ideal for sunbathing, paddling, and swimming, and even offers the chance to hire canoes and pedaloes, as well as traditional beach huts and boat trips. Some twelve miles west of the property, Lulworth Cove and the iconic arch of Durdle Door, provide a wonderful backdrop for enjoying coastal walks, whilst the village of Lulworth is home to numerous eateries, making it a pleasurable place to spend an afternoon.

This traditional cottage sits in the middle of an attractive terrace and offers thoughtfully presented accommodation for up to six guests. On arrival, guests will be able to see for themselves just how much care and attention has been put into creating a sympathetically updated holiday cottage, with a wealth of period features. For example, in the lounge, a large inglenook fireplace and exposed wooden beams provide an attractive place to sit back and relax on the sofas, whilst enjoying a favourite programme or film on the TV/DVD. A warming wood burner can be lit in the cooler months of the year lending the room a wonderfully cosy glow, whilst there is also a wood-fired bread oven. On entering the cottage you are in the spacious dining room that offers the ideal space to enjoy family meals, moving through to the kitchen, guests will find a well-equipped space offering everything they will need to make themselves at home including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher, whilst there is also a washer/dryer. The first of the cottage’s three bedrooms, a twin room, can also be found on the ground floor. Taking the stairs to the first floor, guests will find the remaining two bedrooms, the first of which is the impressive master bedroom. This room offers a king-size bed, as well as a contemporary-style en-suite shower room with shower and WC. The third bedroom is a restful twin room, close to which the main bathroom offers a shower over bath and WC.

To the rear of the property, there is a spacious, enclosed garden which consists of a raised patio seating area for which there is garden furniture provided, and offers far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside. Steps lead down from this area to the expansive lawn, which offers plenty of space to relax and play, as well as being home to a pretty summerhouse. There is dedicated parking for one car.

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
  • 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

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Keith 22nd February 2020

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

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

Reviewed by Christophe 28th December 2019

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

Reviewed by Claire 26th October 2019

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

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 .

Reviewed by Eric 28th September 2019

We had a perfect stay at Castleview Cottage in Kingston! Wonderful garden for our dog to enjoy... small but well equipped kitchen... Cosy bedrooms! Shower was fine for us, but low ceilings might be an issue for big people But altogether we spent a perfect holiday at this cottage!

Reviewed by Karen 21st September 2019

A brilliant location and a very cosy cottage, beautifully decorated throughout.

Reviewed by Debbie 24th August 2019

Cottage overall clean and had a beautiful garden, however not big enough for 6 more like 4. Also back of garden is situated next to a busy main road so not good for nervous dogs. Bring a long extension lead for safety

Reviewed by Roger 10th August 2019

We loved the cottage. It's comfortable and cosy with a large garden, fabulous views, and in a convenient dream location. It even has a good pub through the garden gate.

Reviewed by Russell 8th June 2019

The setting of the cottage is perfect for anyone wanting to enjoy the beautiful Purbeck rural scenery, with views across Corfe Castle to Studland and Poole. The huge enclosed garden is magnificent and was perfect for our 2 dogs, with a sizeable raised patio. The layout inside was ideal for a family, with stone floors downstairs. There's an abundancRead moree of lovely walks right on the doorstep and a great pub within yards. Can't wait to return. Hide

Reviewed by Sandie 18th May 2019

Castle View is a lovely cottage, in a wonderful position. Plenty of walks to be had direct from the front door and good places to visit, try the boat trip from Poole to Wareham or Swanage to Poole. Wareham is a good town for meals out Pubs or Restaurants also has a lovely walk by the river. RSPB reserve at Arne is well worth a visit we have been 3 Read moreor 4 times when staying in Dorset. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 11th May 2019

Lovely cottage in excellent location.

Reviewed by Barbara 4th May 2019

There is nothing to say that could improve Castleview Cottage. The position is perfect for those who enjoy walking and for those who do not the bus stop is just yards from the property. The cottage is superbly equipped and I congratulate the owner for the high standard of furnishings and comprehensive kitchen equipment.

Reviewed by Debra 13th April 2019

Lovely cottage with pleasant views and large garden. Good location with lots of walks and places to visit. Excellent for dogs.

Reviewed by Anna 6th April 2019

Excellent house and the setting is perfect overlooking Corfe Castle. The house has been refurbed particulary well and feels warm and cosy, very well equipped and perfect for our family of 5 plus our dog. Lovely large garden and just next door to the Scott Arms pub, which while a little pricey, provided welcome afternoons relaxing in the sun. PerfecRead moret for walks to the coast, which we all recommend as the scenary is just spectacular. Overall we would definitely visit again, it's just idyllic. Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 29th December 2018

Perfect location. The best weve ever stayed in. Great pub on the doorstep. Cosy and quiet cottage with lovely master bedroom and en-suite. Downstairs bedroom is a bit pokey but functional. Dont bring your cat, you wont be able to swing it in the kitchen! A few minor maintenance issues that could be easily sorted. I would defo recommend for the locaRead moretion. Sitting room not big enough for 6 adults really I think its more comfortably equipped for 4 adults. Gorgeous village and views. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 24th November 2018

I have stayed at Castleview Cottage in its idyllic location once before and would definitely stay again. Im happy with toast and coffee in the morning and dont need the temptation of a full English at a B&B. Its great to have a fully equipped kitchen to cook for yourself in the evenings too. The excellent Scott Arms is just a stones-throw away if yRead moreou fancy a beer or cider and its great for dinner with clients or colleagues. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 3rd November 2018

Very comfortable and characterful cottage in a great location with superb open views from the cottage and from the huge garden. The living room was really cosy even on the wettest, stormiest night and with the best fireplace and log burner we've found in a holiday home. The kitchen is rather small but we managed to cater for four quite happily. VerRead morey comfortable beds, and the bathrooms appear to be brand new, and very nicely done. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 8th September 2018

lovely characterful cottage, in a beautiful location. Walks right from the property and the views over Corfe Castle from the garden an absolute delight.

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Rear view of the property
Settle down to a good film in front of the wood burner
Relax in comfort
Light and airy open plan kitchen/dining space
Enjoy a family meal in this bright space
Well equipped kitchen for those budding chefs
Open plan kitchen/diner
Wake up the the views in this comfy king-size bedroom
Ensuite bathroom with shower
Cosy twin bedroom
Family bathroom
Show 4 moreDownstairs twin bedroom


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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