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Well Court & Cottage - Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle, Dorset
Sleeps 19
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 5
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 fabulous and historic property set in a beautiful village
  • Perfect for a large group or family to enjoy a celebration
  • Ideal for exploring Corfe Castle
  • Within easy reach of Lulworth Cove and Studland beaches
  • Sit back and enjoy the extensive grounds and gardens
  • This is an idyllic holiday home in glorious surroundings
Property code: DC200

Set in the heart of the village of Corfe Castle, this magnificent Grade II listed 16th-century property offers spacious accommodation for a large family or group seeking a sumptuous country retreat.

Situated in the historic village of Corfe Castle, this magnificent Grade II listed property, parts of which date back to the 17th Century, offers sumptuous accommodation for a group or an extended family. The house is set within extensive grounds and makes a superb base for discovering the Purbeck Hills, or you could sit back and relax in the comfort and style of the glorious surroundings.

This fantastic 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 well equipped kitchen. There are numerous characterful features throughout including a large beamed inglenook, peephole window, chandeliers and a piano. There are six tastefully decorated bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as a gallery and utility room. The adjacent cottage features its own kitchen/diner, a pretty lounge and three comfortable bedrooms. Outside you can relax in the courtyard which has a raised fountain, or you can explore the gently sloping gardens and terraces where there are various seating areas, a dining pavilion, fire pit, BBQs and pond. Off-road parking is available for up to seven cars.

The picturesque village of Corfe Castle offers a variety of 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.

Well Court (the main house, sleeps 11 people and can be booked on its own):

  • 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 only be booked in conjunction with the house, thus providing accommodation for 19 guests in total

Well Court Cottage (sleeps 8 people and can only be booked with main house):

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 double rooms with 5’ bed, 1 bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Central heating included
  • Electric included
  • Open fire
  • Please note pets are permitted in the main house but not in the cottage - dogs must be kept out of the Drawing Room, are not allowed on furniture and must be kept out of the bedrooms

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by C J 27th September 2019

Fresh garden flowers in all the rooms was a lovely touch. A table in the dining room that seated all seventeen of us (and could have managed one more) was brilliant. All were comfortable at night. Loved the four oven Aga. All very convenient for walks and a variety of pubs shops etc. Parked eight cars with room for more. Once parked we had no need Read moreof them until we left. A wonderful house for a large family gathering as we were. Hide

Reviewed by Hugh 12th July 2019

we wanted to have the whole family together and it was perfect for this. Great fun and very friendly & helpful owners who added to our enjoyment.

Reviewed by Mrs J Soans 8th April 2019

Everyone who came to stay was blown away by the house - especially the garden, courtyard and the drawing room

Reviewed by Mrs W Veazey 9th January 2019

Well Court is a beautiful housed made extra special as it is clearly a loved home and the family items in the house made it more personal.

Reviewed by Mrs L Stopp 8th December 2018

Location and property were perfect

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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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Well Court - Corfe Castle

Well Court - Corfe Castle

Sleeps: 11 | Bedrooms: 6

£1762 - £3962

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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