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View of St Edmunds House
View of the garden
Try alfresco dining in this beautiful garden
Get cosy in front of the wood burner
Dining area
Kitchen
Bathroom
Property feature
Beautiful beams
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Walk in shower
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3 / 14  Try alfresco dining in this beautiful garden
4 / 14  Get cosy in front of the wood burner
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St Edmunds House

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold Award
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • This stylish and spacious holiday home is ideal for a large family or group of friends
  • Ideally situated for exploring the tranquil countryside of the Isle of Purbeck and coastal walks
  • Enjoy the wonderful beaches of nearby Studland and Swanage
  • Explore the famous Jurassic Coastline and quaint coves of Kimmeridge and Lulworth
Property code: IC126

This beautiful and stylish Grade II listed stone cottage with delightful gardens is situated in the heart of the picturesque and historic village of Corfe Castle, close to the majestic castle ruins.

Head to this impressive Dorset property for an exciting stay in Corfe Castle on the enchanting Isle of Purbeck. Perfect for a large group, this historic Grade II-listed, four-bedroom holiday home sleeps up to eight guests and offers a combination of original character and exceptional comfort. Well-placed for country walks, it is also a superb base for reaching beautiful beaches and pretty coves.

Open the door to this stone house and amble into the open-plan lounge, with its stone fireplace and floor, and beams. Light the wood burner and settle on the sofa in front of the 3D TV with Blu-ray. Head into the dining room, with its grand inglenook fireplace, or the second lounge, which has a TV and wood burner. Prepare meals in the kitchen, with its AGA-style oven, combi microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge and wine cooler; find an office and a ground-floor shower room, with WC. Discover three bedrooms on the first floor: one with a king-size bed, TV/Blu-ray, and bath, looks out towards the castle; there is also a second king-size bedroom, a double bedroom and a bathroom with a hand-held shower over the bath and WC. A twin bedroom is on the second floor, accessed by a steep, winding cottage-style staircase. Relax in the generous garden and absorb the castle views. Light the BBQ and play games on the lawn. Find a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer inside a garden cottage. The property comes with two permits for a car park 200 metres away.

Browse in the shops and dine in the cafes of Corfe Castle. Visit the ruins then catch the steam train to Swanage, 6 miles away, to go to the beach and walk along the pier. Or drive 5.5 miles to Kimmeridge Bay, on the Jurassic Coast, to go rock pooling and snorkelling.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 master bedroom with a king-size bed and TV with Blu-ray and bath, 1 king-size double bedroom, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom. (A child’s folding bed is also available for an additional £35, located on second floor and to be requested at time of booking)
  • 1 bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and WC
  • 1 shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • 1 WC in outbuilding
  • AGA style oven, combi microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge and wine cooler
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer are available
  • 3D TV (2 pairs of 3D glasses provided)/Blu-ray DVD player and wood burner
  • Wood burner and TV in 2nd lounge
  • Dining room with inglenook fireplace
  • Printer, photocopier, phone, monitor and Xbox in office
  • Fenced garden with BBQ, garden furniture and a small covered fish pond
  • Access to the twin room is via a short, fairly steep, winding staircase
  • Telephone for incoming and free national calls is available
  • Children of 4 years or over and babes in arms welcome
  • Central heating and electricity included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Security deposit - £250 per booking
  • Regret no pets
  • Swanage 6 miles, Studland 6 miles. Steam railway within short walk away. Pubs, tea shops and restaurants within a 4 minute walk
  • Two parking permits available for free parking for two cars in Station Road car park, Corfe Castle, 200 metres from the cottage.

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 16th October 2020

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Lovely house in superb location. Lovely pubs near by and stunning village. Easy access to Studland and the steam train to Swanage.

Reviewed by Gill 12th October 2020

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Lovely homely cottage. Very welcoming. Cottage manager very approachable and helpful. Had a wonderful time. Will be back.

Reviewed by Beverley 25th September 2020

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Beautiful large cottage with a wonderful garden. The cottage is very well equipped and you have everything you need. The furnishings were very comfortable and the cottage is well decorated. A very cosy place. You are only a short stroll from everything that Corfe castle as to offer with many beautiful walks from the village. A wonderful cottage in Read morea wonderful part of the country Hide

Reviewed by Emma 11th September 2020

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This property is fabulous and completely exceeded our expectations. It is extremely spacious and has the benefit of 2 lounges. The garden is gorgeous, we enjoyed many a warm evening in it with fantastic views over the hills and corfe castle can be seen from the end of it as well as a field of horses. It is the ideal location for exploring Purbeck, Read morewithin walking distance to pubs, village shops and bakery, swanage railway and corfe castle. Wed love to come back! Hide

Reviewed by Sue 14th August 2020

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A beautiful character cottage with an amazing garden in a great location. Plenty within walking distance and even more within easy driving distance.

Reviewed by Michael 31st July 2020

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Lovely cottage, not easy to find initially, but once in its lovely, quirky and charming, really well equipped with good quality houseware. Lovely large, well maintained garden which runs down to fields with horses. View of Corfe Castle from bottom of garden. The village is charming.

Reviewed by Anthony 24th July 2020

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Nice, clean and modernised inside whilst retaining character. Beautiful garden. The person in charge of keeping the property (Zoe) was very pro-active and helpful. Very good communications. Great location within range of lots of lovely places.

Reviewed by Grant 10th July 2020

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Fabulous location 2 minutes walk from Corfe Castle. Lovely pub nearby which serves food alfresco with direct views of the castle. 15mins by car to Studland beach

Reviewed by Nicole 24th January 2020

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Reviewed by Bridget 27th December 2019

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We were 4 mature couples who regularly holiday together and the cottage worked really well for all of us. Its in a location we all love. We are a fairly practical bunch so were able to make good use of aga and the wood burners - the proximity of the village pubs was a huge bonus.

Reviewed by alex 1st November 2019

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Really enjoyed our short break. The cottage is generally very nice and clean, although I would recommend the main entrance sitting room carpet is cleaned. The first floor floors are very uneven and can actually make you feel a little dizzy at times. The cottage is very warm and the bath in the main bedroom is a delight, and the main bathroom is lovRead moreely too. We had water pouring into the second lounge (off the kitchen) from the rear patio - but we had torrential rain during most of our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Islwyn 11th October 2019

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Reviewed by Mary 4th October 2019

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We loved the characterful cottage and it had just the right set up of bedrooms for our party. Attic room is probably best suited to children although we did manage! Garden is beautiful and the barbecue was ideal. Great location and we made good use of the local shop. Parking situation not ideal for elderly but fine for us. So much to do in the areaRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Scott 20th September 2019

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Location is stunning. Great garden with easy access to the common. Great for 6 but layout and fittings for 8 sleeping, so needs care in scheduling access to toilets and the single shower room. Im happy to recommend this cottage but warn that it is an older property with quirks but charming if you accept them.

Reviewed by Emily 30th August 2019

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A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location, very close to Corfe Castle. Instructions and responsiveness from Danielle before and during our stay were very helpful. We had a wonderful time and only wish we couldve stayed longer!

Reviewed by Hayley 16th August 2019

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Lovely cottage well equipped for all ages. Cottage being located on a busy road needs to be noted and parking is away from the cottage. Great location for local amenities.

Reviewed by Philip 2nd August 2019

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Reviewed by Ania 12th July 2019

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The cottage is lovely with a large beautiful garden and we enjoyed our stay. A few points to note: it is on the main road near a zebra crossing and double yellow lines and the car park is a short walk away. The property is described as having 3 bathrooms which implies 3 toilets. This is not the case there are only 2 toilets, one downstairs not closRead moree to bedrooms. The ensuite bath is accessed via steps and the only way to open windows in the room is from the bath - not very convenient. Hide

Reviewed by Ellen 28th June 2019

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Amazing beautiful cottage, had the best time! The owners were incredible. THANK YOU so much!

Reviewed by Stuart 10th May 2019

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Lovely cottage in great location. Attic room not ideal for adults due to stairs,but a beautiful room. Could do with w.c.in main bedroom.

Reviewed by Lesley 3rd May 2019

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My only complaint is that this is advertised as a 3 bathroom when in fact it has two baths, one shower but only two toilets one of those being downstairs - too far for night time. If a property is advertised as 3 bathroom it gives the impression of 3 toilets. Apart from this the house is fabulous, although on main road there was no issue with noiseRead more. The garden is extremely well kept and is beautiful. Plenty essential equipment. Lots of quality decorations giving a very homely feel Hide

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View of St Edmunds House
View of the garden
Try alfresco dining in this beautiful garden
Get cosy in front of the wood burner
Dining area
Kitchen
Bathroom
Property feature
Beautiful beams
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
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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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