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Well Court - Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle, Dorset
Sleeps 11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A superb Grade II listed property dating back to the 17th Century in tranquil village location
  • This is a fantastic holiday home for a large group or family
  • Perfectly situated for exploring the ruins of Corfe Castle
  • Visit the bustling coastal town of Swanage
  • Within easy reach of the stunning Lulworth Cove and Studland beaches
  • Sit back and enjoy the extensive grounds and gardens
Property code: DC199

Perfectly situated in the idyllic village of Corfe Castle, this stunning property offers spacious and sumptuous accommodation for a large family or a group looking to relax in comfort and style.

Set in the historic village of Corfe Castle, this superb Grade II listed house, parts of which date back to the 17th Century, offers magnificent accommodation for a group or a large family gathering. The property is set within extensive grounds and makes a fabulous base for exploring the Purbeck region of Dorset, or you could simply sit back and relax in the comfort and style of the sumptuous surroundings.

This impressive holiday home offers an elegant drawing room with open fire, a very large dining room with open fire, separate snug/sitting room with large wood burner in an inglenook fireplace, TV and a stylish kitchen. There are plenty of attractive features throughout including a large beamed inglenook, a peephole window, chandeliers and a piano. The property also offers six beautifully decorated bedrooms – many with far reaching views – and four bathrooms, as well as a gallery and utility room. Outside the house, you can unwind in the pretty courtyard which has a raised fountain, or you could explore the gently sloping gardens and terraces where there’s a choice of seating areas, a dining pavilion, fire pit, BBQs and pond. Off-road parking is available for up to seven cars.

Corfe Castle is an idyllic village with several independent shops, including a multi award-winning family bakery, restaurants, cafes and pubs. The village surrounds the ruins of a Norman castle which offers breath-taking views across the Purbeck Hills. Local attractions include the wonderful RSPB Nature Reserve at Arne Forest (1 mile), Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum (1 mile), the Blue Pool (3 miles) and Kilwood Nature Reserve (5 miles). There are beautiful Dorset beaches, quiet coves and delightful villages nearby, including Studland (5 miles), Winspit Quarry (5 miles), Kimmeridge Bay (6 miles) and Lulworth Cove (12 miles). You can also enjoy the delightful seaside town of Swanage (5.5 miles) and the pretty village of Studland (5.5 miles) where you can catch a ferry to explore Brownsea Island. Pool (15 miles) and Bournemouth (19 miles) with their myriad entertainments are easily accessible.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £1,000 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 6 bedrooms – master suite with 7’ bed, 1 single bedroom (accessed via the master suite anteroom), 1 double room with 6’ bed, 1 double room with 5’ bed and 2 twin rooms
  • 4 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC (master suite), 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC (double room with 6’ bed), 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC (double with 5’ bed), 1 en-suite shower room with WC (twin bedroom)
  • 2 ground-floor WCs
  • AGA oven, electric oven, 2 ring gas hob, American-style fridge/freezer, ice-maker, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD
  • Extensive gardens with terraces, dining pavilion, outdoor furniture, BBQs (charcoal/wood), pond and children’s swing
  • Fountain courtyard with seating
  • Off-road parking for 7 cars (please note the owner uses a parking space at the top of the drive)
  • 2 dogs welcome, further by arrangement (dogs must be kept out of the Drawing Room and off the furniture and out of the bedrooms)
  • Woodburner and 2 open fires (logs included)
  • Central heating included plus Aga
  • Electric included
  • Wi-Fi included (due to the thickness of the internal walls, not all rooms receive a Wi-Fi signal)
  • 2 cots and 2 highchairs upon request
  • Beaches 4 miles
  • Shops and pubs a few minutes’ walk
  • Well Court is the main house and sleeps 11 guests, it can be booked on its own. The adjoining cottage can also be booked in conjunction with the house, thus providing accommodation for 19 guests in total

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gary 28th February 2020

Amazing house in a perfect location.

Reviewed by G 27th December 2019

Very helpful owners. When we told them that the ice machine wasnt working they went to Sainsburys to buy some

Reviewed by Barry 22nd November 2019

Well Court is beautiful, warm, rambling house with magical gardens in the centre of an idyllic village. A great choice for a sizeable group of family or friends.

Reviewed by L 28th June 2019

Great property in an outstanding location in Corfe Castle village. Bedrooms are spread out over three wings, and one has no access to a bathroom except through another bedroom, with the downstairs toilets being two floors down. Lots of dining options indoors and out. Wonderful and very extensive garden with lots of hidden nooks, crannies and seatinRead moreg. Hide

Reviewed by Dr H Lydka 31st August 2018

There was an improvement in the mugs (some new ones had replaced some of the old chipped ones) and the dish washer drawer had been sorted. The major problems were: the sink is blocking in the downstairs cloakroom (by the snug) and the lack of overhead lighting in the master bedroom.

Reviewed by Mrs J Lant 31st August 2018

An absolutely magical place with a garden to die for. It is not the sort of place where everything can be pristine but this is because of its age and character. The house far exceeded our expectations and we felt priviledged to have benn able to stay there, the best holiday home we have stayed in. Great that bedrooms were so well separated meaning Read morethat babies and little children could be as noisy as they liked without disturbing the older .generation Hide

Reviewed by Mrs K Lee-Brindle 31st August 2018

This house is a wonderful Tardis. Although slightly dated in some ares everything works perfectly. The cottage easily accommodates a large group with lots of areas to chill out. The house has huge charm and the gardens are wonderful with fabulous views of the castle. We had a perfect weekend and did not want to leave. We will be back winter or summRead moreer with this cottage the seasons do not matter and is perfect for any time of the year.Unlike a number of cottages we have stayed at it is brilliantly equipped should you wish to have a dinner party in the fabulous dining room. Really enjoyed using the Aga too Hide

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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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