I needed a B&B for just one night near Corfe and this popped up on the web, the price was fine and I booked.
It's easy to find, Kingston itself is lovely with a nice looking pub with fabulous views over the ruined castle. There are plainly many good walks nearby and it's a splendid place. Weddings are obviously the main revenue earner and I suspect that it could be noisy when one is on. Perhaps they don't accept other guests then, I don't know and should have asked.
The room was clean, spacious and comfortable, the wet room shower is a bit of a brave idea for the upkeep of the place but it worked just fine for me.
Breakfast was very good, although I could have done without Radio 1. When other guests drifted in and the level of conversation went up it was drowned out.
The service at breakfast and at the desk could not be faulted. Courteous and sensible.
I saw a couple of negative reviews which I now think were a bit harsh. I liked it and would stay here again at the drop of a hat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kingston Country Courtyard has been established for many years now, having started in one bedroom of the busy farmer’s Purbeck stone farmhouse. Subsequent years have seen the incorporation of the buildings into what you see today.As well as traditional farmhouse accommodation, Kingston Country Courtyard offers a variety of apartments and suites in tastefully converted Purbeck stone. Furnished to a very high standard and offering the comforts of modern living, they retain much of their original character and charm. Kingston Country Courtyard is situated in the heart of the Purbecks, which, at the eastern end of the Jurassic coast world heritage site, provides an abundance of activities and attractions. A short walk takes you to the Dorset Coastal Path that meanders from Shell Bay to Lulworth Cove and the famous Durdle Door - a dramatic coastline offering an outstanding variety of scenery. Popular local attractions include the 10th-century Corfe Castle - one of the most impressive mediaeval ruins in England; the nature and wildlife reserves of Brownsea Island, Durleston Country Park, the RSPB reserve at Arne, and the marine reserve at Kimmeridge Bay. You can step back to the steam age with the Swanage railway, visit the world famous Tank Museum at Bovington, and the nearby Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre at Wool, or visit the Lytchett Minster Courtyard Craft Centre. Golf, walking, watersports, riding, bicycling, cliff climbing, leisurely pub meals...the list is endless! Or simply relax on the golden sands of Studland Bay and watch the world go by! Kingston Country Courtyard offers a wide and flexible arrangement of accommodation to suit all needs. Whether you require a self-catered family accommodation or fully serviced rooms (twin, double or suite) we can provide them. All rooms feature en-suite facilities (either bath or shower) and all have colour TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Irons and hair dryers are available on request, and fresh towels are provided. Access to free wifi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kingston Country Courtyard Hotel Kingston
- Courtyard Dorset
- Dorset Courtyard
- Kingston Country Courtyard Dorset