Grade II-listed Dorset cottage
Traditional exposed beams throughout
Cosy up beside the woodburner
A great place to relax after a busy day exploring
Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
Step straight out into the garden from the kitchen
Eaved double bedroom
Stunning dormer windows
Cosy twin bedroom
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  Cosy up beside the woodburner
4 / 15  A great place to relax after a busy day exploring
5 / 15  Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
6 / 15  Step straight out into the garden from the kitchen
7 / 15  Eaved double bedroom
8 / 15  Stunning dormer windows
9 / 15  Cosy twin bedroom
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
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
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.

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

  • 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
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Garden with seating
  • On-street parking
  • Shops and pubs 500 yards
  • Sandy beach 4 miles
  • Regret no children under 12 years old

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Fmg 7th October 2019

Very pretty little cottage, ideal for a couple situated in the most idyllic and picturesque part of the Isle of Purbeck !

Reviewed by Rachael 31st August 2019

Good location, not the best cottage we've stayed in, owners need to spend some money giving it an overhaul.

Reviewed by Linda 15th July 2019

Great for a family but awkward if you are two couples as You have to go through one bedroom to get to the next otherwise a lovely cottage with a great location and a fabulous garden.

Reviewed by Kelly 22nd June 2019

This cottage is honest and quirky. It's not as shiny as some, but it's location, charm and marvellous garden make it well worth a stay. The kitchen is small but well equipped and all appliances are efficient and easy to use. The living room furniture does look a bit dated, but it's very comfortable, and in keeping with this charming cottage. Since Read morewe last stayed the bathroom has been tidied up. Beds are reasonably comfy. Garden is amazing Hide

Reviewed by B 8th June 2019


Reviewed by J 1st June 2019

We loved the cottage. The location was perfect, so close to the centre of Corfe Castle but very quiet. We could access lots of walks from the cottage and were a 2 minute walk from Corfe Common. The beds were comfortable as was the rest of the cottage. The garden was perfect for our dog as he had lots of space to run around. We would happily go backRead more as the area was beautiful and there we so many great places to visit close by. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs E Hall 18th November 2018

I have already sent comments via email. Main issue is bathroom tiles are badly in need of replacing or regrouting due to lots black mould on grout and sealant, which I know is pretty impossible to get off otherwise

Reviewed by Mr N Hazell 4th November 2018

The cottage fully lived up to our expectations. It is located in a delightful spot along a quiet lane and close to the Common. It was clean and homely and served our needs well. We were aware of the second bedroom being accessed directly from the main bedroom but we didnt allow this to create a problem when our daughter and her boyfriend visited foRead morer a weekend. For four adults staying longer than this it may be too great a compromise although it could suit a family with young children. We however were fine with this as we were aware before we made a reservation. The lounge was comfortable and well furnished with a wonderful open fireplace. The heating system was fully efficient and the small bathroom was adequate. Equally small was the modern but well equipped kitchen with a very good dishwasher, microwave oven and gas cooker. We noticed that someone had complained in the guest book that the interior of the cottage was unacceptable and needed updating though we all agreed with the majority of previous guests that it was a delightful character cottage with the added bonus of accepting dogs. Hide

Reviewed by Ms J Dickinson 13th October 2018

Beautiful cottage sympathetically furnished.Location is superb-no through traffic-minutes to Corfe Common.Peaceful!

Reviewed by Mr M Dean 28th August 2018

Charming, warm, pretty cottage, but slightly dated with some worn furnishings and decoration. Would benefit from a washing machine and somewhere outside to hang wet towels etc.

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


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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