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View towards the property
Unwind with a DVD after a day exploring
Plenty of room to relax in front of the open fire
Spacious kitchen/diner to enjoy a family feast
The dining table overlooking the garden through French doors
Spacious master bedroom
Have a lazy start in the morning
Bunk bedroom with French doors opening onto a delightful balcony for enjoying a morning cup of coffee with views of the castle
Family bathroom with bath and separate shower
Outside, a sunny patio area with garden furniture opens onto a fantastic lawn garden
Enjoy a good book in the sun
1 / 11  View towards the property
2 / 11  Unwind with a DVD after a day exploring
3 / 11  Plenty of room to relax in front of the open fire
4 / 11  Spacious kitchen/diner to enjoy a family feast
5 / 11  The dining table overlooking the garden through French doors
6 / 11  Spacious master bedroom
7 / 11  Have a lazy start in the morning
8 / 11  Bunk bedroom with French doors opening onto a delightful balcony for enjoying a morning cup of coffee with views of the castle
9 / 11  Family bathroom with bath and separate shower
10 / 11  Outside, a sunny patio area with garden furniture opens onto a fantastic lawn garden
11 / 11  Enjoy a good book in the sun

Plum Tree Cottage - Corfe Castle

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

  • Light and airy stone cottage in peaceful location on the Isle of Purbeck
  • Delightful lawned garden with apple trees and space for dining and games
  • Within easy reach of the local bakery, post office, general store and pubs
  • Walking distance from the centre of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle
  • Easy drive from the sandy beach of Studland for swimming, paddling and boating
  • Take more than one day trip to the lively small resort of Swanage
Property code: IC096

Beautifully modernised to offer bright and spacious accommodation, this lovely cottage is a tranquil hideaway just steps from the village centre.

Situated in a quiet lane in the picturesque village of Corfe Castle, this property is just a three-minute walk from the local bakery, post office, tearoom and pubs. Standing high on a hill, the castle is a historic focal point of the village and can be seen from the cottage. The wonderful sandy beach of Studland is an easy drive from the property, great for boating, paddling and swimming, while the more lively resort of Swanage is also within easy reach. Other nearby attractions include Lulworth Castle, Kingston Lacey and Hardy’s Cottage.

Inside, this stone cottage has been lovingly updated to provide light and airy accommodation with fresh, neutral decor throughout. The spacious kitchen/diner is a fantastic room with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment. washing machine and a dining table overlooking the garden through French doors. At the end of a long day exploring the local area, relax and unwind in the large lounge, which is furnished with comfortable sofas, a TV/DVD and an open fire for cosy evenings in. Upstairs are two pretty bedrooms, one spacious king-size and one bunk bedroom with French doors opening onto a delightful balcony for enjoying a morning cup of coffee with views of the castle. The bedrooms share a stylish modern bathroom with shower and WC.

Outside, a sunny patio area with garden furniture opens onto a fantastic lawn garden. With apple trees and plenty of space for lawn games and activities, this is the perfect place to spend sunny afternoons. There is parking outside the cottage from October to May and allocated private parking is available for two cars close by.

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 king-size and 1 bunk bedroom (with balcony)
  • 1 bathroom – 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine
  • Central heating and electric included
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Local amenities with easy driving distance
  • Bed linen included
  • Open fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Parking outside from October to May - private parking for 2 cars nearby
  • Bed linen included
  • 2 dogs welcome (downstairs only)

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris 4th January 2020

Very homely, ideal location close to main part of the village but not too busy. Useful garden space & patio. Generally well equipped.

Reviewed by Samantha 28th December 2019

Another great New Year at Plum Tree - we hope to return soon. Sam and Chris from Milford.

Reviewed by Brian 30th November 2019

Third holiday at Plum Tree Cottage,Corfe Castle. Looking forward to the next.

Reviewed by Pam 23rd November 2019

Our second holiday this year in this ideal cottage says it all. It has everything we could need in terms of character, comfort, cleanliness, equipment etc. The location is perfect - in a quiet street yet only 3 minutes walk to the village centre and within easy driving distance to so many places to visit

Reviewed by Kathleen 16th November 2019

Absolutely delightful cottage and location with unique view of the village landmark The welcome preparation of tea tray after a long journey ..comforting, and with a personal touch of a card. The set log fire awaiting appreciated.

Reviewed by Rob 2nd November 2019

Great cottage in wonderful area. Large, fully enclosed lawn at the back.

Reviewed by John 26th October 2019

This warm and welcoming cottage is a great favourite of ours. With its own allocated parking spaces just around the corner and the close proximity to the village it really is a great place to stay.

Reviewed by Mike 12th October 2019

A lovely comfortable cottage set in a historical location having magnificent views of the castle ruins. We found the cottage very clean and tidy with a welcoming tea tray left in the kitchen. The cottage was well appointed and we wanted for nothing. One minor point was that the hot water system is instant but will only fill the bath with 'hot' wateRead morer if run very slowly. I am sure this can be rectified. We were well pleased with our stay at Plum Tree cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 5th October 2019

Beautiful little cottage in the heart of Corfe Castle. Perfect views and secure garden for the dogs. Great base for exploring Pubeck and the surrounding area

Reviewed by Harold 7th September 2019

A very comfortable cottage in the lovely village of Corfe Castle. Good local amenities on the doorstep. Excellent access to the wonderful Purbeck Coast. Nothing not to like.

Reviewed by Karen 20th July 2019

A cosy comfortable quaint cottage in a perfect peaceful location, providing a good base to stay. Lovely French doors from kitchen/diner into the garden, fully equipped kitchen. Lounge stayed nice and cool in hot weather! Any queries quickly resolved.

Reviewed by Debbie 29th June 2019

Fantastic location, with added parking.

Reviewed by Pauline 8th June 2019

We have visited Plum Tree Cottage on several occasions and it never fails to disappoint particularly the location being near to the Corfe shops and with lovely walks from the door and also within easy distance of some great beaches. The cottage itself is comfortable and has a well equipped kitchen. The garden is especially good, being completely enRead moreclosed and with a lovely outlook towards the Castle and surrounding hills. Hide

Reviewed by Pam 1st June 2019

A really charming stone cottage in a tranquil village street yet only a 2 minute walk to the shops and pubs. Well equipped with all the essentials, a sunny garden and a stunning view of the castle.

Reviewed by Robert 20th April 2019

The cottage was charming, and very comfortable, with a lovely view of the castle. Everything was well-maintained, and it provided an excellent base, with lots to do locally and in easy striking distance. The parking place was an added bonus.

Reviewed by Pauline 30th March 2019

This was our fourth visit to Plum Tree Cottage during the past few years and it never fails to disappoint. The location is spectacular, particularly when the weather permits sitting outside, with its lovely views of the castle and surrounding hills. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped, We particularly appreciate the fact that it is doRead moreg friendly as the whole area is ideal for dog walking and also near to the beaches of Studland and Swanage and the close proximity to Corfe shops Hide

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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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