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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.

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, 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

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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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

Reviewed by David 31st October 2020

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Third time there always nice and relaxing sad to leave

Reviewed by Andrew 17th October 2020

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The cottage is very cosy, and quick and easy to heat. There are books, games and ornaments around which make it feel very homely. The kitchen is well equipped - we didn't need anything that was not provided - and the dining area is nice and light, and catches the sun. The lounge has two very comfy 2 seater settees. The cottage location is very convRead moreenient, but it is close to the busy road through the village. However, it is very well insulated and what noise there was did not boither us at all. Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 10th October 2020

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Lovely little cottage, very central for visiting the local areas. Kitchen had everything needed for cooking etc. Nice touch with a local cake a milk for our arrival. The only criticism we had was the settees were both in need of replacement very saggy and uncomfortable.

Reviewed by Marion 19th September 2020

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I have been staying in Penny Cottage for the past 8 years .....I think that says it all !! Love it there. Enjoyed the bottle of wine on arrival too...thank you!

Reviewed by Elizabeth 12th September 2020

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Reviewed by Thomas 22nd August 2020

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Excellent period cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Linda 13th March 2020

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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

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

Reviewed by Jane 5th October 2019

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Reviewed by Robert 21st September 2019

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Reviewed by Helen 14th September 2019

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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

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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

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

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Location

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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.

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