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View towards this traditional Purbeck stone cottage
Fabulous garden for alfresco dining and fun with the family
Amazing orangery/dining room
Sit back and relax in the sitting room
Enjoy a family meal
Enjoy the the peace of the countryside
Enjoy breakfast in the kitchen.
Perfect place to rest in the master bedroom
Ensuite bathroom
A bath with a view
Cosy double bedroom
Playhouse at bottom of the garden
Downstairs twin bedroom (double on request)
Step out onto the patio to relax
Downstairs shower room
Comfortable twin bedroom
Family bathroom
Double room with futon
View of the rear of the property
Parking area at front of house
Secluded seats in the garden
Fabulous fruit trees
Gated driveway
Trees providing some shade if you prefer
Trampoline for the children to enjoy
Warm up by the wonderful log burner
Snug area
Entrance hall ideal for storing coats and boots
Follow the paths and explore the extensive garden
Lovely sunny garden
1 / 30  View towards this traditional Purbeck stone cottage
2 / 30  Fabulous garden for alfresco dining and fun with the family
3 / 30  Amazing orangery/dining room
4 / 30  Sit back and relax in the sitting room
5 / 30  Enjoy a family meal
6 / 30  Enjoy the the peace of the countryside
7 / 30  Enjoy breakfast in the kitchen.
8 / 30  Perfect place to rest in the master bedroom
9 / 30  Ensuite bathroom
10 / 30  A bath with a view
11 / 30  Cosy double bedroom
12 / 30  Playhouse at bottom of the garden
13 / 30  Downstairs twin bedroom (double on request)
14 / 30  Step out onto the patio to relax
15 / 30  Downstairs shower room
16 / 30  Comfortable twin bedroom
17 / 30  Family bathroom
18 / 30  Double room with futon
19 / 30  View of the rear of the property
20 / 30  Parking area at front of house
21 / 30  Secluded seats in the garden
22 / 30  Fabulous fruit trees
23 / 30  Gated driveway
24 / 30  Trees providing some shade if you prefer
25 / 30  Trampoline for the children to enjoy
26 / 30  Warm up by the wonderful log burner
27 / 30  Snug area
28 / 30  Entrance hall ideal for storing coats and boots
29 / 30  Follow the paths and explore the extensive garden
30 / 30  Lovely sunny garden

Greensands

Corfe Castle, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Green
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A spacious holiday home for a family or group of friends
  • Perfect for exploring the Purbeck Hills
  • Just a mile from Corfe Castle
  • Within easy reach of Studland and Swanage
  • Explore Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast
  • Relax in the extensive and beautiful garden
Property code: DC061

This traditionally-built detached Purbeck stone cottage enjoys a stunning location close to a historic Dorset village and makes a great base for a large family or group exploring the Purbeck Hills.

Set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this cottage lies in a stunning location, well away from busy roads at the end of a no through lane. Breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding rolling countryside can be enjoyed from the extensive garden where you may hear the distant toot of a steam train. The cottage is within walking distance of the historic village of Corfe Castle, Purbeck Way and coast path with stunning sea views and extensive opportunities for walking and cycling. This spacious and comfortable accommodation is ideal for larger family groups or friends and provides a great base for exploring the Jurassic Coast.

You enter this beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated home in a large entrance hall with an upright piano and plenty of storage for boots and coats. A beamed sitting room with traditional flagstone floor offers a cosy wood burner set within a large fireplace. The heart of this home is the triple aspect Orangery with vaulted ceiling, oak floor and French doors to the patio where the panoramic countryside views can be fully appreciated. The dining table provides enough space to enjoy a meal all together; the well-equipped triple aspect kitchen also provides a breakfast table. There is a ground floor bedroom with French doors to its own patio and a shower room alongside with WC and underfloor heating. Four additional bedrooms and two further bathrooms including an en-suite with free standing bath and separate shower can be found on the first floor. The rear porch provides further storage for coats and boots. The garden extends to two thirds of an acre, much of which is laid to lawn. To the front of the property, the garden has lawn and borders with shrubs and flowers. The large rear garden has patios and paved paths that surround the house on 3 sides with flower beds, climbers and BBQ. There is also a fenced pond, orchard and woodland area with Wendy House, swing and trampoline (use at own risk). There is ample parking.

Surrounding a thousand-year-old castle, the historic village of Corfe Castle offers a host of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs. Dorset’s coast is famous for its miles of beautiful beaches and charming coastal villages. The popular Victorian seaside town of Swanage (5.5 miles) has a glorious sandy beach and a traditional pier, or you could visit renowned Studland Bay (6.5 miles) where you can also catch a ferry to explore the stunning Brownsea Island. Lulworth Cove (13 miles), Kimmeridge Bay (7 miles) and Winspit (6 miles) are all within easy reach. Nearby places of interest include the Blue Pool (4 miles), the historic deserted village of Tyneham (7 miles) and the nature reserves of the RSPB at Arne (7 miles) or Durlston Country Park (6 miles).

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 twin bedroom on ground floor which can be made up as a 6’ double room (must be requested at the time of booking),1 double room with 5’ bed, 1 double room, 1 twin room and 1 double room with futon bed,
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric range oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • TV/DVD
  • Piano
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April Orangery/dining room
  • Boot room with additional fridge
  • Garden with outdoor furniture, BBQ and play equipment including trampoline, swing and wendy house (guests use at own risk)
  • Off-road parking for up to 4 cars
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shops and pub 1 mile, Coast 4 miles, Corfe Castle 1 mile
  • Due to the rural location and livestock in the nearby vicinity, strictly no fireworks at the property.

  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Nicky Rice

This property is personally managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephen 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Gill 22nd July 2022

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We really enjoyed our stay in Greensands. The house was perfect for our family get together with large seating areas and a big and beautiful garden for the children to play games in.

Reviewed by Lynn 24th June 2022

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We had an amazing family reunion at Greensands. The house and the garden were wonderful.. so much outside space for the children to explore, with hidden areas and play house and trampoline. Great for hide and seek. It was easy to simply spend hours around the house. The location is also excellent with beaches at Studland and Swanage, with Corfe andRead more Wareham very close by. The approach lane is narrow but we had no problems with plenty of passing places. The house is comfortable and well equipped. Hide

Reviewed by Cathy 20th May 2022

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The cottage is in an idyllic setting, being quite isolated and yet within walking distance of Corfe Castle village if you are fit. There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area for all ages, and the pubs are great. The generous garden allowed space for children to play happily and adults to relax. We would definitely recommend it for a largRead moree or extended family. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 13th May 2022

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Lovely accommodation and setting. Had a great weekend!

Reviewed by Sorrel 6th May 2022

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Hot water amazing. Water pressure excellent. Beautiful garden well kept. Children love the trampoline and Wendy house. Conservatory super. Washing machine and drying areas brilliant. Good floors. I wish I was still there because Greensands felt like my home for a week. Truely fell in love with her and everything about her. Fantastic situation for wRead morealking and seeing the areas around. Thank you . X Hide

Reviewed by Jon 2nd May 2022

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The location and house were both magnificent. An intimidating drive through country lanes for some of us - but so worthwhile once we arrived. A great walk along footpaths and bridleways into Corfe and such a peaceful envronment. It was our first opportunity for a holiday with all our children and grandchildren for many years. We were very lucky witRead moreh the weather which enabled extensive use of the garden and outside seating and the orangery was ideal for eating and playing board games. Hide

Reviewed by Jon 30th April 2022

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Reviewed by Lyn 15th April 2022

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The house is absolutely stunning. Our children also made full use of the trampoline and the garden was perfect for an Easter egg hunt! The location was perfect for us, being close to Corfe Castle, Studland Bay and so many other beauty spots. I cannot recommend this property highly enough.

Reviewed by Susan 15th October 2021

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Greensands is a very pretty cottage in wonderful peaceful surroundings. It worked very well for a 3-generation holiday as the "oldies" had a wing to themselves away from the noise of the younger ones! The cottage is extremely well-equipped with everything one could possibly need and has a very homely feel. We enjoyed the wood burner on a couple of Read moreevenings but equally had 2 lunches out on the sunny terrace overlooking the spacious garden. The 1 mile of single-track lane is a bit stressful! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 8th October 2021

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Lovely spacious holiday cottage with great views and a well kept large garden. Beautiful area for coastline and walking. Foot path across fields and common take you into Corfe its-self, however, cottage is situated about a mile out of Corfe and so necessitates driving along a very narrow roads to get to most other destinations.

Reviewed by Michael 1st October 2021

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Great location and a really comfortable beautiful HOME - this didnt feel like a holiday rental at all. We all instantly relaxed into a much needed break after the last 18 months. Good walking from the front door, easy access to everywhere by car - just be prepared for the single track Sandy Hill Lane, but that all added to the fun! And can there beRead more anything better than that the loudest noise is the toot of the steam train whistle? Hide

Reviewed by John 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Jacqui 10th September 2021

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We absolutely loved our stay at Greensands. The location was further up the single track road than expected, but this was worth it for the stunning views at the top. Waking to the sound of cows is a lovely start to the day! The house was vey well equipped with kitchen utensils, plenty of sofa space, various board games and DVDs. Lots of outdoor seaRead moreting and a BBQ which we enjoyed using. Absolutely loved the dining area; we by far spent most of our time in this airy, bright room! Hide

Reviewed by Tim 6th August 2021

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We loved staying here. Beautiful house and exceptionally well-kept gardens in a perfect location. We were a family of 8 staying but loads of room to spread out. Really enjoyed our evening meals around the large table in the conservatory with country views. The 4 children loved breakfast at the large kitchen table too, planning the day! Luxurious maRead morester bedroom and bathroom. Problem with dishwasher sorted very quickly with apologies and lovely gift for inconvenience. Would book again. Hide

Reviewed by Marlene 23rd July 2021

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Lovely cottage and gardens which was well equipped, it was such a shame that the cleanliness let it down. The bin in the kitchen hadnt been emptied the freezer had food and food debris left in it as did the cutlery drawers. Ever window sill and most surfaces were dirty and skirting boards were thick with dust. The table had food debris left on it, Read moreThere were dusty fly filled cobwebs. In these covid times it was unacceptable I have cancer on treatment. It was very disappointing and frightening. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 23rd April 2021

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Greensands is a beautifully presented cottage, very well equipped with lovely gardens in which to relax. It is a mile outside Corfe Castle, but the footpath over the fields is a lovely way to walk into the village and enjoy its delights. The road to the cottage is single track but gets very little traffic. We needed a plumber to attend a minor probRead morelem and Holiday Cottages had the person out within 3 hours. We have no hesitation in recommending Holiday Cottages and Greensands. Hide

Reviewed by D 2nd October 2020

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Cottage is ideally situated for walks, just over a mile into Corfe or less to get up onto the ridge walk. The garden is large and well kept.

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View towards this traditional Purbeck stone cottage
Fabulous garden for alfresco dining and fun with the family
Amazing orangery/dining room
Sit back and relax in the sitting room
Enjoy a family meal
Enjoy the the peace of the countryside
Enjoy breakfast in the kitchen.
Perfect place to rest in the master bedroom
Ensuite bathroom
A bath with a view
Cosy double bedroom
Show 18 morePlayhouse at bottom of the garden

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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