Honeypot Cottage
Double bedroom
Relax with the warmth from an open fire
Dining area
Twin bedroom with ensuite
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Honeypot Cottage - Corfe Castle

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This beautiful cottage is full of character and makes an ideal holiday retreat
  • Perfect for enjoying the glorious beaches of Studland and Swanage
  • Ideal for exploring the Purbeck Hills and the stunning Jurassic Coast
  • A wonderful holiday base for walkers, families, cyclists and nature-lovers
  • Visit Worborrow Bay, Kimmeridge and Brownsea Island
  • Take a trip back in time on the Swanage Steam Railway
Property code: IC064

Close to the heart of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle, this lovely 18th century Grade II listed stone cottage is a delightful base for guests exploring the Purbeck Hills or Jurassic Coast.

This lovely cottage is a short stroll from the village square in picturesque Corfe Castle, a pretty and historic village which nestles among the Purbeck Hills and is renowned for its castle ruins and thatched cottages. This is a fantastic walking area and you can walk directly from the cottage to join footpaths to the nearby downs and to the coastal path a couple of miles away. This beautiful area of coastline, extending from Swanage to Weymouth, is part of the spectacular Jurassic Coast – England’s first natural World Heritage Site. The four miles of sandy beach at Studland are a short drive away, as is the charming seaside resort of Swanage where you can enjoy swimming, fishing, boating and diving.

On entering this lovely Grade II listed cottage, which dates back to 1780 and retains several original features including beams, flagstone floors and an open fire, you will find yourself in the bright and welcoming lounge. With plenty of comfy seating, open fire and TV/DVD, this is a delightful space to relax in after a fantastic day out. You will also find a charming dining room, and the kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. A washing machine and freezer are also provided. There is also a ground-floor WC with basin. Heading up the narrow cottage stairs you will find a cosy double bedroom and a bathroom complete with bath, walk-in shower and WC. A further flight of stairs, which are fairly steep, lead up to a spacious attic twin bedroom which extends across the length of the cottage and has attractive views in the distance. This room has a small en-suite shower room, with restricted head room, and is equipped with a walk-in shower and WC.

Stepping outside, you will find a small enclosed garden at the rear of the cottage with a lovely sun room. The garden is paved and has a gravel area which accommodates the garden furniture so you can dine in the sunshine. A garden gate offers direct access via a small pathway on to the delightful Corfe Castle Common where children can play games and you can stroll down to the village centre. Unallocated off-road parking is available for one car in front of the cottage.

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

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and WC
  • 1 en-suite shower room, with restricted head room, with walk-in shower and WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge
  • Washing machine and freezer are also provided
  • Open fire, TV/DVD in lounge
  • Enclosed rear garden with sun room with garden furniture
  • Unallocated off-road parking available for 1 car
  • Security deposit - £100 per booking
  • Fairly steep stairs lead up to attic bedroom
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 small to medium sized dog welcome
  • Telephone access available
  • Within walking distance of the centre of Corfe Castle, 6 miles from Swanage

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 7th March 2020

Lovely cosy cottage with a real fire for the winter months, Corfe Castle has it all, with lovely walks Great pubs with good food. The added bonus for us was having the common at the back of the cottage for taking the dog for a walk. The bed was very comfortable and the shower and bath was very good. Small kitchen and dinning area but how long do yoRead moreu stay in and eat when on holiday but it is a cosy cottage with a nice out door space as well. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 7th February 2020

Great homely atmosphere, would not be ideal for small kids but well situated with parking in front - not allocated but available

Reviewed by Matthew 31st January 2020

Wonderful cottage in a perfect location. Well equipped and clean throughout. Parking available right outside the front of the property. Plenty of shops and pubs nearby. Would recommend to anyone and would definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Mark 26th October 2019

A lovely cottage full of character 5 minutes walk from the centre of Corfe and the local sites and amenities. Stone flooring in the living and dining room with an open fire in the living room add to the authenticity. Both bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Cottage location is a good base for exploring the sites around the Isle of Purbeck.

Reviewed by Karen 7th September 2019

A beautiful location. Cottage was exactly as described and was a pleasure to stay in. It had everything you could need. It was very comfortable and even on the odd rainy day if you didnt want to go out, there was enough to keep you occupied. Having parking outside the front door was an added bonus. This was our third trip and hopefully wont be our Read morelast. Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte 10th August 2019

Lovely cottage with pretty garden with access onto the common behind which was great for dog walking. Sadly the main road which the cottage sits on is very busy with constant road noise

Reviewed by Karen 15th June 2019

Delightful location, excellent amenities in Corfe Castle village. Pub opposite cottage, tasty meals. Parking directly outside. Within walking distance of steam railway and bus routes. Lots of places to explore. Beautiful beaches.

Reviewed by R 8th June 2019

It was our second time at the cottage excellent for walks with the dog, convenient for days out by bus or train and being able to park close to the property was a bonus.

Reviewed by Lisa 20th May 2019

The cottage is in a great location, it was clean and comfortable and we really enjoyed our stay there.

Reviewed by Colin 11th May 2019

This cottage is really well located and was very accurately described. The instant access straight out of the back garden on to the Common was so convenient for dog walking and was also the most pleasant walk into the village. The cottage was well equipped and everything worked well. Parking right outside the door was greatly appreciated. For walkiRead moreng and for quick access to the coast - this is an ideal village to be based in, very good amenities without industrial scale tourism. Hide

Reviewed by Barbara 6th April 2019

Honeypot cottage is a pretty and well maintained cottage in a ideal location. We really enjoyed our week there. It has a lovely little garden with a summerhouse. The village of Corfe Castle is very pretty with plenty of places to eat and a useful bakery. Of course don't forget the castle and railway to Swanage. I would definitely recommend this cotRead moretage. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 9th March 2019

The cottage was all wed hoped for. Its location was our only problem as its on a very busy main road and we were constantly aware of traffic noise. The cottage is very cosy and well equipped and we loved the village itself. The owner provided everything we needed and its great for dog walks with the common behind.

Reviewed by Charlotte 23rd February 2019

Lovely cottage. Very well equipped.

Reviewed by Lisa 16th February 2019

Fantastic comfortable cottage with everything you would need. Only fault I could give it would be the main road it is on is very busy and noisy. Would like to pick the cottage up and move it to the quiet village behind. Parking could be an issue in the summer also, although we didnt have a problem it being February.

Reviewed by Tracey 8th February 2019

Perfect stay for my birthday celebrations! Honeypot Cottage was so cosy and Anneka was quick to reply to any questions we had. Our little puppy felt very at home and loved her daily walks at nearby Studland Bay. We cant wait to come back!

Reviewed by Lorraine 1st February 2019

The cottage was just perfect for a weekend escape. Great to find such a high standard and dog friendly. Booking process was easy and keysafe access was brilliant.Location is brilliant and close to the shops, pubs etc and to have the common just at the back was great for our dog. Plenty of cutlery/plates/cooking utensils and good range of cookware tRead moreoo (not usually the case). Spotlessly clean, and great to have milk (we'd forgotten ours) and some cake for an afternoon cuppa on arrival. Faultless. Hide

Reviewed by R 22nd December 2018

An ideal centrally located cottage for exploring Corfe Castle and the surrounding countryside. The steam train to Swanage and Wareham was a lovely experience and meant the car could be left at the cottage. We will certainly be returning in the Summer.

Reviewed by Francine 30th November 2018

A wonderful cottage in the heart of Corfe Castle, perfect for couples, small families and pets. Honeypot offers everything you need for your stay.

Reviewed by Martin 17th November 2018

A charming, cosy and well appointed cottage in a picturesque and friendly village. In easy reach of both countryside and beaches. Good pubs and dog friendliness everywhere. A relaxing and confortable place to visit.

Reviewed by Paul 3rd November 2018

Clean, tidy, well laid out, new white goods etc, no complaints. Except.... some indication of where bins were would help and when collection days are for general rubbish, glassware and recycled materials so each one could be put out the front.

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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.

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