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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
  • Large garden for enjoying peaceful summer evenings
  • Open fire and inglenook fireplace for a truly romantic setting
  • Contemporary amenities and original details combine for the perfect relaxing getaway
  • Rural setting with 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.

If you’ve been looking for the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, this property is the ideal spot. Its peaceful rural setting is ideal for simply relaxing and getting away from it all, with spectacular views over the Dorset countryside.

With its location on a no-through lane which leads to the open space of Corfe Common, you can really enjoy peace and quiet, but with the benefit of shops and pubs within just 500 yards. You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time when you enter this characterful period cottage. As a Grade II listed building, this 18th-century former quarryman’s cottage boasts a host of authentic period features including an inglenook fireplace with open fire, flagstone floors and low beamed ceilings. However, you won’t have to compromise on contemporary amenities. You’ll discover Sky TV, wireless broadband and a dishwasher in the kitchen, bringing this property up to date.

When you enter this special property, you’ll be entranced by the traditional low ceilings and stable door. The sitting room is beamed, featuring a flagstone floor and window seats, making this a charming setting for cosy evenings around the open fire. Take a step up and you’ll find a well-equipped kitchen with a door out to the rear garden and a bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC. Head up the atmospheric steep, winding staircase and you’ll discover two comfortably eaved bedrooms: a double with a door leading through to the neighbouring twin – ideal for families with children.

Head outdoors and you’ll discover a beautiful and spacious rear garden which affords splendid views over the Purbeck Hills and nearby Corfe Castle. There is a terrace for enjoying those warm Dorset summer evenings, and steps head up to a grassed lawn with shrubs, flower beds and an orchard. To the front of the property, you’ll enjoy a stone front terrace, complete with shrubs and flowers which is reached by a sloping paved path. There is ample parking on Village Lane for your car.

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
  • Children over the age of 12 years old welcome

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

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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