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View towards the property
Spacious king-size bedroom
The lounge is a charming room with a wonderful inglenook fireplace & exposed beams
A lovely dining area with a large table
A light and airy kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer
Ground floor bathroom with overhead shower
Pretty enclosed suntrap garden for al fresco meals
1 / 7  View towards the property
2 / 7  Spacious king-size bedroom
3 / 7  The lounge is a charming room with a wonderful inglenook fireplace & exposed beams
4 / 7  A lovely dining area with a large table
5 / 7  A light and airy kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer
6 / 7  Ground floor bathroom with overhead shower
7 / 7  Pretty enclosed suntrap garden for al fresco meals

Penny Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Thatched
Towels for hire
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At a glance

  • Charming 17th century stone cottage in beautiful Dorset location
  • Pretty enclosed suntrap garden for al fresco meals
  • Situated at the centre of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle
  • Close to the local bakery, sweet shop, pubs and tearooms
  • Walks from the cottage to the downs and a short drive to the coast at Swanage and Studland Bay
Property code: IC095

This historic cottage offers bright and spacious accommodation in a picturesque village location.

Book a stay at this chocolate-box, thatched cottage, nestled within the delightful Dorset village of Corfe Castle. Sleeping up to four guests, the two-bedroom holiday home is well-positioned for exploring the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, walking along the spectacular Jurassic Coast and swimming from sandy beaches in Swanage and Studland Bay.

Enter this gorgeous cottage to find exposed stonework and beautiful beams, together with areas that are filled with natural light. Step down to discover a bright kitchen, with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer. Wander through into the dining area, which has skylights, to gather at the table for happy holiday meals together. Discover the lounge, with its inglenook fireplace, is the perfect place to unwind after dinner: watch TV or a DVD in here and plan the next day’s activities. Find a bathroom, with a shower over the bath and WC, at this level too. Make your way upstairs to both bedrooms: one of these is a generous room, with a king-size bed and glorious country views; the other has bunk beds and is ideal for children. Soak up the fresh Dorset air on sunny days out in the pretty, enclosed garden. Have breakfast, lunch and dinner out here whenever possible. The cottage comes with a permit for one car to park in the village car park close by.

Enjoy the ease of being able to wander out from home to explore Corfe Castle, with its famous castle ruins and its colourful shops, cafes and restaurants. Book tickets on the heritage railway and take a jolly steam train ride to Swanage, 6 miles away. Have a traditional day at the seaside here, spending time on the beach, swimming and eating ice cream on the pier. Alternatively, plan a day out to scenic Lulworth Cove, 12 miles away.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 bunk bedroom (height above upper bunk is restricted to 2 feet, suitable for children only)
  • 1 ground floor bathroom with overhead shower and 1 WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer
  • TV/DVD
  • Central heating and electricity included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with furniture - BBQs prohibited due to fire risk
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels for hire
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, post office, pub and restaurants short walk away
  • Regret no children under the age of 3, babes in arms welcome
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Matthew 15th October 2022

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Penny Cottage is a wonderfully located, characterful Purbeck limestone thatched cottage in the heart of a famously picturesque village. Clean and well kept. Perfect for singles, couples or a small family. Great location for walks in every direction, fine castle ruins, a range of pubs, the steam railway, a frequent bus service to Wareham or Swanage.Read more Nearby park and recreation ground for restless children/sporty types. Excellent local shop 2 minutes walk away. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 1st October 2022

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Reviewed by Lynn 24th September 2022

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We had a lovely holiday at Penny Cottage! You can feel straightaway that this is a well-loved family home. It's warm, welcoming and extremely well equipped. Also, it's perfectly located to explore Corfe Castle and all that the Isle of Purbeck offers. The only drawback is the lack of parking on the street but the designated parking space in the villRead moreage car park is very useful and the hotel across the road very kindly allowed us to use their large car park whilst unloading and loading up. Hide

Reviewed by Marion 18th June 2022

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Perfect location . Lovely village. Wonderful cottage - never disappointed!

Reviewed by Paul 11th June 2022

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We had a wonderful holiday in Corfe and were blessed by a heatwave for the whole week. As well as some great memories I came home with few bumps and bruises: I'm 6' 4" and they must have been much shorter when the cottage was built!! The cottage is very close to the centre with everything close by and very convenient. It is very well equipped with Read moreeverything we needed as well as having lots of cosy features: a real home from home feel. Hide

Reviewed by Penelope 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by Olivia 7th May 2022

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Had a great stay at this lovely cottage - felt so at home! The location is absolutely perfect - the only drawback was that it was on the main road with quite heavy and loud traffic at times - however, the view of the castle as you walk out the front door makes up for it. The milk and apple cake on arrival were nice touches. Also when I rang the ownRead moreer due to a false alarm with the oven, he was very nice and helpful. Would definitely return :) Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 30th April 2022

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Reviewed by Graham 23rd April 2022

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A lovely comfortable cottage full of character set in a fabulous location for walks, views, and days out within a close radius. We had a fantastic holiday visiting Swanage by train, Studland beaches, which we walked the full length of, and Brownsea Island. Enjoyed the model village, particularly as it included the cottage, and the Castle. Village sRead morehop, bakery and newsagent nearby. Parking permit much appreciated. Even the bus stops were close by. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 19th March 2022

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Cottage in a really good location. Local shops reasonably priced.

Reviewed by John 5th March 2022

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EVERY THING WE WANTED AND THE OWNERS SO HELPFUL

Reviewed by Daniela 14th February 2022

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The cottage was very clean and cosy, with everything we needed as a young family. We loved Corfe Castle, but it was a shame that the road immediately outside the cottage was so loud and busy. The parking also wasn't the most convenient as you can't park outside the cottage, but there is a reserved space in the village car park a few minutes walk awRead moreay. All in all we really enjoyed our stay at Penny Cottage and loved discovering the beautiful local countryside and beaches. Hide

Reviewed by Tom 28th January 2022

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Reviewed by Katherine 8th January 2022

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We really loved Penny Cottage. Full of character and so cosy. The cottage is perfectly situated at the heart of the village with all the shops,pubs and tourist attractions close at hand, with the added bonus of easy access to countryside walks.

Reviewed by Donald 4th December 2021

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Reviewed by Geraldine 27th November 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the delightful Penny Cottage. It is well equipped and comfortable, with a pretty little garden to sit in on sunny days, and a wonderful book collection as an added bonus. On a winter break we can also confirm that the cottage was warm and cosy. It was great to have a designated parking space, albeit at a little disRead moretance ( 5 minutes walk) and its just two minutes walk to the village bakery and the corner shop. A perfect holiday cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 16th November 2021

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The cottage was great and well located for the village and surrounding countryside . It was surprisingly spacious with plenty of storage but also cosy. The main bedroom was also surprisingly spacious. And the view from the window was fabulous to look on to in the morning. The upstairs toilet was appreciated at night rather than having to go downstaRead moreirs to the main bathroom. The garden was really pretty and had a lovely relaxing feel to it. Altogether a lovely relaxing few days was had. Hide

Reviewed by David 6th November 2021

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 16th October 2021

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A lovely comfortable and very well equipped cottage, perfect for exploring the area. Pubs, bakery and the castle all less than a 3 minute walk from the house. Really relaxing living space and a bright and airy kitchen. The dedicated parking space was also appreciated!

Reviewed by tony 3rd October 2021

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Reviewed by Jill 25th September 2021

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We had a really lovely stay in Penny Cottage. It is very comfortable and well located. Corfe Castle is a very pretty village and it was a pleasure to spend time there.

Reviewed by Sarah 31st July 2021

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We had a wonderful time at Penny Cottage as a family of four with two young boys. It's in a fantastic location with Corfe Castle a stones throw-away and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the magnificent coastline. The cottage was well equipped and the host was very helpful. I would highly recommend. The only negative is the parking, which is a short Read morewalk away and you come out of the cottage onto quite a fast pace road. Given the cottages heritage/location this quirk is understandable. Hide

Reviewed by Ami 18th July 2021

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A lovely stay in a beautiful cottage. The garden is just perfect for enjoying breakfast and a drink in the evening. A perfect location for Corfe and the many beaches nearby. We will be back next year.

Reviewed by Marion 5th June 2021

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Reviewed by Kate 12th April 2021

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Lovely cottage with a beautiful garden. Close to all the amenities of Corfe Castle and easy access to lots of amazing walks/runs/cycle rides. Lots of great places to explore within short car journeys. Only downside was the traffic noise from the main road outside.

Reviewed by Josiah 12th December 2020

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We loved our time at Penny Cottage - the location is perfect, the house is lovely, and we were very comfortable. However, the cottage is advertised as having a large inglenook fireplace without explicitly saying that it's ornamental only so we were a little disappointed to discover it didn't function (part of our reason for booking was the presenceRead more of a real fireplace), so it might be nice to have that stated more plainly to avoid disappointment. Hide

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