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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
  • 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
Property code: IC096

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

Explore the magnificent Isle of Purbeck in Dorset from this exquisite stone cottage in delightful Corfe Castle. Go for long walks through picturesque countryside and hike along the scenic Jurassic Coast. Stroll to village shops, cafes, pubs and the castle ruins themselves, from this two-bedroom holiday home that sleeps four guests and also welcomes two happy hounds or head 6 miles into Swanage for a wider selection and a traditional seaside experience.

Step into this enticing cottage to discover a surprisingly bright and modern interior. Find the spacious lounge is the perfect place to relax in front of the TV, with the open fire roaring. Make your way through into the kitchen/diner, with its electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine, to whip up tasty meals. Dine together with the French doors open on to the garden. Venture upstairs to find both bedrooms on the first floor. One of these has a king-size bed and the other has bunks, together with French doors leading on to the balcony. Enjoy a cup of tea out here on occasion and gaze out towards the castle. There is also a bathroom, with a bath, shower and WC. Savour the serenity out in the beautiful garden, which has apple trees, a long lawn and a stone patio for outdoor relaxation. Find parking outside the property from October to May; allocated parking for two cars is also nearby.

Lace up your walking boots and head straight out to follow footpaths through beautiful scenery. Plan days on the beach at Studland Bay, 8 miles away, with its long stretches of golden sands. Lulworth Cove (12 miles) is also well worth a visit, and the iconic limestone arch of Durdle Door, 12.5 miles from the cottage, is also a fabulous place to swim.

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)

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rebeca 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Jon 5th June 2021

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Reviewed by John 15th May 2021

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Really good location, with 2 parking spaces. Good heating in the cottage and an enclosed garden for the dogs. Wonderful view of Corfe Castle from the twin bedroom.

Reviewed by Jon 8th May 2021

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The location of the cottage was perfect and the views overlooking the castle was spectacular. It really was the WOW factor. The cottage itself was what we expected. Nice size rooms with everything we needed including the smart TV and good broadband. PS the milk and the local baked cake was a nice welcoming touch.

Reviewed by Stephen 24th April 2021

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Reviewed by Amanda 17th April 2021

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Reviewed by David 12th April 2021

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Reviewed by Diana 12th December 2020

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The cottage is absolutely fantastic. Very comfortable, well equipped and clean. We especially appreciated the Christmas tree! Best feature is the view of the castle from one of the bedrooms. We stayed here about six years ago and if anything it has got even better. Corfe Castle village is wonderful in December with all the Christmas decorations. I Read moream sure we will be back one day soon. Hide

Reviewed by Maggie 5th December 2020

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Lovely cosy and warm cottage with a brilliant garden for the dog. Everything we needed. Its location is amazing particularly being there at Christmas time as the village looks so pretty at night. Also many excellent places to eat and brilliant local shops.We could see the castle from the cottage lit up at night - beautiful. Also so near Studland whRead moreich for dog walking is wonderful. Lovely cottage in a beautiful area. Hide

Reviewed by JOANNE 17th October 2020

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This property is ideally located and was adequate for our holiday needs. It was very convenient for the shops and restaurants. We recommend walking up the road to Corfe common, fantastic views. We must mention Birds of Poole harbour, who's local knowledge really helped us find the best places to visit. We recommend Arne, Upton country park, StudlanRead mored, Brownsea island and Lulworth cove. Hide

Reviewed by Brian 10th October 2020

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Reviewed by Steve 3rd October 2020

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Reviewed by John 5th September 2020

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Warm and welcoming cottage. Our favourite place to stay in Corfe Castle. Private parking space an asset.

Reviewed by David 29th August 2020

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A very comfortable cottage in a very nice position, we have no doubts about returning in the future.

Reviewed by Stephen 22nd August 2020

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Perfect location in Corfe Castle, with a lovely sunny garden. Ideal for exploring this part of the country. Cottage is cosy with a well equipped kitchen, living area could use a little TLC.

Reviewed by Chris 1st August 2020

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It's a fantastic cottage in an amazing location with a stunning garden. However, there's a noisy workshop in the garage and the bottom part of the garden which is associated with the property and which can make relaxing quietly or sunbathing in the garden difficult.

Reviewed by Joanne 18th July 2020

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We had a lovely week at Plum Tree Cottage and would happily stay there again. The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable and clean. The bunk beds are very sturdy and comfortable (fine for teenagers). The cottage is well situated near to the village centre but also close to interesting countryside walks. Good big TV you can connect to NetflixRead more. Only down side is no dishwasher. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 29th February 2020

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Fabulous location, nice cosy and warm cottage with wonderful garden that is totally secure. Quiet in the evenings on the road, nice neighbour. Cottage very homely. Lovely local supermarket and bakers. Great walks on the doorstep and short drives away. We had a lovely holiday, first one with our new dog.

Reviewed by Katharine 15th February 2020

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Reviewed by Debbie 6th February 2020

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Reviewed by Robin 25th January 2020

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The balcony was also covered in dead leaves with vegetation growing over it. We wrote this in the book and have had an email to say the owners have been notified. Shame as the cottage is lovely!

Reviewed by Chris 4th January 2020

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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

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

Reviewed by Brian 30th November 2019

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

Reviewed by Pam 23rd November 2019

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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

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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 Tracey 9th November 2019

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Reviewed by Rob 2nd November 2019

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

Reviewed by John 26th October 2019

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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

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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

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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 PAULA 28th September 2019

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Reviewed by Sandra 14th September 2019

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Reviewed by Harold 7th September 2019

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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.

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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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