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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
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 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
  • 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 27 guest ratings

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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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As my husband and myself are shielding at the moment, only my sonRead more and his girlfriend were able to go, however they were very happy with everything and told me to submit a top star rating.
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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 .

Reviewed by Eric 28th September 2019

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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

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

Reviewed by Fran 16th September 2019

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Reviewed by Ann 7th September 2019

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Reviewed by Debbie 24th August 2019

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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

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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 Daniel 20th July 2019

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Reviewed by Russell 8th June 2019

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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 Stephen 1st June 2019

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Reviewed by Sandie 18th May 2019

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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

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Lovely cottage in excellent location.

Reviewed by Barbara 4th May 2019

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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.

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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

Location

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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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