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
Towels for hire
9 more

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.

Located at the centre of the pretty village of Corfe Castle, this property is just a short stroll from a local bakery, sweet shop, pubs and tearooms. The famous Corfe Castle (of which the village is named after), attacked by Oliver Cromwell, stands majestically on a small hill within a short walk of the cottage. When you’ve finished exploring the village, hop onto the steam train to Swanage to discover its beach and lively entertainment. Also, within easy reach are the wonderful beaches of Studland Bay and the pretty coastal villages of Kimmeridge and Lulworth.


Stepping down into this property which is bursting with character, with exposed Purbeck stone walls, many beams and a wonderful inglenook fireplace. The cottage has been sympathetically extended to offer a light and airy kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer. This is open-plan to a lovely dining area with a large table, skylights and a French door opening onto the garden. In the older part of the house, the lounge is a charming room with a wonderful inglenook fireplace, exposed beams, comfortable sofas, a small dining table and a TV/DVD player for enjoying cosy evenings in. On the ground floor there is also a modern bathroom with overhead shower and floorboards. Upstairs are two well-presented bedrooms, one spacious king-size with beams and views of the Purbeck Hills and one bunk bedroom for children.


Outside there is a beautifully maintained cottage garden to the rear of the house. This enclosed sun trap is furnished with garden furniture for enjoying al fresco meals in the sunshine. A special permit is available for free parking in the village car park nearby.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 bunk bedroom (height above upper bunk is restricted to 2 feet)
  • 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

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating4.4
Overall equipment
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating4.4
Overall comfort
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating4.3
Overall location
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating4.6

Reviewed by Linda 13th March 2020

This is a lovely cottage perfect for a country side break. The local post office is very well stocked and the staff are friendly and helpful. The cottage is very clean and comfortable and there are plenty of lovely walks. The cake and milk left for us was a lovely touch. Kitchen has everything you might possibly need to use.

Reviewed by Matthew 15th February 2020

A lovely traditional limestone thatched cottage in the heart of Purbeck's prettiest village.

Reviewed by Helen 14th September 2019

Stunning location with lots to see and do in the area, would visit again, only down side to location is the road front door opens out direct onto the pavement and there is non stop traffic all day long. It didn't stop us enjoying this lovely cottage.

Reviewed by Sandy 7th September 2019

As previous reviewers have pointed out there are several disadvantages to this property. It is much smaller and darker than it looks in the photographs and the sitting room is very dark and cluttered. The inglenook fireplace cannot be used as this would be a fire hazard as the property has a thatched roof. It is a long walk from the allocated parkiRead moreng space with heavy suitcases. The property opens out straight onto the footpath and is situated on a very busy road which has constant traffic. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 10th August 2019

Perfect location and a really niced sized property which was excellent value for money. We had an excellent stay.

Reviewed by Michael 6th July 2019

This was a lovely cottage to have stayed at. it was very homely and beautifully kept. We would recommend it. Corfe Castle is a great location for all Isle of Purbeck venues and others just outside. We had a very enjoyable time blessed by good weather.

Reviewed by Bryan 29th June 2019

Lovely view from the bedroom window of the colourful garden and beyond. The bedroom itself is fascinating and comfortable.The kitchen/ dining room is really light and bright, contrasting with the lounge which is very comfortable but dark with fluctuating light quality due to close passing traffic. Parking at least 400 metres away and the steep stepRead mores into the cottage make it unsuitable for the elderly. Hide

Reviewed by J 1st June 2019

Beautiful cottage and garden in the heart of the village. Very cosy and comfortable. Only problem was traffic noise bedtime and early morning from constant flow of passing traffic through village.

Reviewed by Marion 18th May 2019

Penny Cottage greets you as you walk through the door, with it's charm and character. The beautiful well kept garden certainly adds to the fun of starting the day with breakfast outside ! The location is superb....being right in the heart of the village.

Reviewed by Fred 4th May 2019

Lovely cottage fantastic private garden great location permit parking within easy walking distance. we had a lovely week .

Reviewed by Peter 23rd March 2019

It is a beautiful cottage. Very central to shops and places to visit. Garden is lovely.The conservatory and kitchen are bright and comfortable. Spent most of the time in there. The downside is the traffic noise. Sometimes the traffic is bumper to bumper. There are buses and lorries that block out the light in the living room which makes it very darRead morek.The front door opens on the footpath which in some places is single file. Which you have to wait till people have gone past before you can get out. No parking at the cottage, you have to walk to the car park were you have a pass and no parking fees Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 16th March 2019

Penny Cottage is located on the main street through Corfe Castle, but you could hardly hear the traffic outside. It is deceptively larger than it looks from the street and has been lovingly cared for and updated with a fantastic kitchen diner and private enclosed rear garden (sun trap), a very comfortable home from home. We hope to return soon as iRead moret is in a perfect location, close to Swanage and the Castle is within a stone's throw. The village has all the amenities you could wish for. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 2nd March 2019

Really comfortable homely cottage, with everything you could possibly need. Lots of advice and recommendations in the property folder. Incredible position for the castle and the village amenities, which in turn means you have to walk bit further to the car park. Really enjoyed our stay. Many thanks

Reviewed by Dee 9th January 2019

A beautiful, relaxing and cosy cottage in a perfect location for walks, pubs and tea rooms.

Reviewed by Claire 14th July 2018

Fantastic cottage in a wonderful village. The village bakery with fresh bread every morning, the local village shop with an extensive selection of local produce and all essentials required for a relaxed holiday (including essentials for a 3month old!!), made this a special place to holiday.

13 more


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.

The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210