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
Property feature
Beautiful beams
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Walk in shower
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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
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.

Corfe Castle nestles in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck with perfect access to wonderful walks to the fantastic Jurassic Coast and along the beautiful downs. The picturesque village of Corfe Castle is renowned for its excellent restaurants, tea shops, old fashioned public houses, superb bakers and general stores. The glorious sandy beach of the small resort of Swanage is within easy driving distance, or you could make the journey via steam train. This is a wonderful walking area and you can walk directly from the house to join a network of footpaths which extend westwards towards Kimmeridge and Lulworth or eastwards to Studland, a pretty resort with miles of sandy beaches and dunes.

On entering this substantial and attractive Grade II listed stone cottage, which retains original features including beamed ceilings and flagstone floors, you will find yourself in the delightful and welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen. With plenty of comfy seating, a wood burner and 3D TV with Blu-ray, the light and airy lounge is an ideal space for relaxing in. You will also find a beautiful panelled dining room with a lovely inglenook fireplace. Moving into the stylishly designed kitchen you will find it fully equipped with an AGA style oven, combi microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge and wine cooler. A washing machine, tumble dryer and large freezer are available in the pretty stone cottage in the garden. Exploring the cottage further you will find a lovely second lounge, with seating, a traditional wood burner, TV and a door opening onto the terrace. There’s also a light and attractive office-style area, ideal for anyone who needs to work during their holiday, with desks, a printer, photocopier, phone, monitor and Xbox. There is also a shower room with a walk-in shower and WC. Heading up to the first floor you will find three of the four charming bedrooms which all enjoy lovely open garden views. There is a master bedroom with a king-size bed and TV with Blu-ray, as well as an integral bath built into a pretty window recess with views of the castle and nearby hills. You will also find a second king-size double bedroom and a pretty double bedroom. A folding bed is also available to enable a child to sleep separately in one of the double bedrooms, which is available at an additional cost of £35 (to be requested at time of booking). There is also a bathroom complete with a hand-held shower, bath and WC. A short, fairly steep winding cottage style staircase leads up to the second floor where you will find a lovely twin bedroom. The cottage also offers a powerful telescope which is ideal for enjoying views of the night skies.


Stepping outside you will find a beautiful large country garden at the rear of the property. This delightful garden is fenced and has a lovely protected terrace with garden furniture and a BBQ so you can relax and enjoy meals in the sunshine. There are large lawns and colourful shrubberies, and there’s also a pretty one-room garden cottage with utility items. You will also find a small covered fish pond, and can also enjoy views of the castle. Two gateways open from the garden. One leads onto an open grassland area with a footpath crossing the common to give easy access to the countryside on the outskirts of the village, and in the other direction giving easy access to the nearby village square.

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
  • Special permits are available for free parking for two cars with barrier parking within 50 metres of the cottage

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Bridget 27th December 2019

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

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 Mary 4th October 2019

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

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

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

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 Ania 12th July 2019

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

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

Reviewed by Stuart 10th May 2019

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

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

Reviewed by Claire 30th March 2019

This is a charming cottage, full of character and with stunning views from the back of the house and it's beautiful garden. The front door leads directly onto the pavement and a busy road. However, the traffic noise cannot be heard from inside or from the garden. We thought the location was very convenient, particularly in the evenings as we could Read moreenjoy a drink and easily walk back to the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 15th March 2019

Lovely cottage with everything we needed for a great stay. High quality furnishings and standard of accommodation.

Reviewed by Mandy 22nd December 2018

As a family of 7 we had a fantastic Xmas break. We would like to thank Danielle and Michael for all of their help. The cottage is in an excellent position for seeing the local sites. The Aga is amazing [best Christmas dinner ever!!] and if you use the cookbook very easy to use. The local pubs and shop are very friendly.

Reviewed by Helena 30th November 2018

Gorgeous, cosy cottage in a picturesque village. The cottage is on a main road, however, the view from the rear is beautiful. Parking in school car park opposite. Very well equipped, lovely bedding, incredibly clean. Easy walk to village with fab shops and several pubs! The Aga took a bit of getting used to but we managed an amazing roast dinner foRead morer 7! My kids loved the bedroom in the roof space! Will be back. Hide

Reviewed by David 2nd November 2018

Beautiful house in the middle of Corfe. Handy Parking in the school opposite. The house was lovely and cosy with quality fittings and decoration was of a high standard. Beds and linen were a very good quality The kitchen had everything you Could wish for and the wood burner was a added lovely bonus. Only a 5 minute walk to the Swanage steam railwayRead more Hide

Reviewed by Karen 19th October 2018

We had a fantastic week. We had a group of mixed ages, and the cottage worked perfectly for everyone. The location was great, the parking wasn't an issue . We had lovely weather for October, so were able to make use of the lovely garden for lunches. It is maintained at to an amazing standard, very comfortable throughout

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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
Property feature
Beautiful beams
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
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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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