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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England

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Nina1601
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Stunning home from home!”
Reviewed 26 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This is the most beautiful cottage in an idealic location and toddler friendly too with games and books galore! We couldn't have picked a nicer place to stay. The garden has the most beautiful views across to Corfe Castle and with a toddler in tow, we were perfectly positioned with lots of activities and outings nearby

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R5318HZma...
1 review
“Beautiful cottage & garden with a stunning backdrop”
Reviewed 21 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Stayed 4 nights at the old Reading room with family. The cottage was full of character and totally charming, just perfect!
To our amazment with the british weather and all we picked one of the hottest 4 days we have seen in a very long time which was the icing on the cake as the garden was just stunning. We spent many a evening hour on the raised decking overlooking the marvelous countryside including beautiful views of Corfe Castle in the distance. Should you fancy a drink out a lovely pub is just a minute around the corner.

Places nearby = Within 30 mins.
For a lovely clean Sandy beach I would recommend Studland Penisula.
Swanage.
Lulworth Cove.

As to the booking etc it was total faultless, communications throughout was excellent
Thank you Cheryl..

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Liked best: The Garden
Liked least: I had no problem but if you have elderly relatives they might need help up and down the stairs
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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drumcotp
Chipperfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Dorset at its best”
Reviewed 14 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Very well equipped, beautiful cottage, set up as a home from home. Superb garden, well maintained with BBQ, garden furniture and bird feeders. Stunning views of Corfe Castle. Right next to Scott Arms for easy feeding.
It is a cottage so beware of ascents to bedrooms, especially second bedroom, during visits to the bathroom downstairs at night. Fine if you are fit (or a sailor!).

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Liked best: Conservatory ovelooking a super garden, from which there is stunning view of Corfe Castle, along with the Scott Arms being right across the road.
Liked least: Sleeping window side (inside) of the double bed with high wooden foot board. Aged 70, devloped entry technique from Western Roll to Fosbury Flop. Suggest solid step to help. Steep stairs OK if treated as galley stais on a yacht.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Andrew L
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Lovely cottage with glorious view”
Reviewed 17 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Lovely cottage very well located for walks and glorious views of this wonderful area.
Well equipped kitchen ,good bed linen and plenty of ground floor accommodation for all weathers. The cottage is heated by a traditional but modern range in the kitchen.
Lovely big well maintained garden with furnished terrace which gives wonderful views of Corfe Castle.
Easy parking in the village and regular bus services to Wareham and Swanage.
The Pub in the village is very popular with its all hours food and very large garden.
Given the pub and the traffic outside the cottage at certain times of day I would not describe this cottage as totally peaceful although neither spoilt my enjoyment of the cottage.
The cottage was clean and tidy on arrival and the keys were available as stated in advance.
I received a useful information sheet by email in advance of my stay.
Well worth a visit!

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Liked best: Views from cottage garden
Liked least: Traffic around rush hours
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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James M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
“Great Location, and lovely garden”
Reviewed 10 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Excellent place to stay next to Scott Arms pub in lovely village. Quiet and lovely garden to sit out in good weather. 2 good size bedrooms, although bathroom downstairs. Plenty of supplies including some games, and well equipped kitchen, although eating put next door at Scott Arms is tempting. Great walks on your doorstep. Recommended.

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Will A
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Lashings of giner ale”
Reviewed 4 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Great cottage. Perfect for our 4 year old daughter. Dogs can't escape from the garden. Ponds have been filled in. House clean, Pub next door (book table in advance), Garden views of Corfe Castle and Poole harbour, Brilliant walks. fully equipped kitchen. 2 x comfy double beds. Worth every penny. Thanks for a fab holiday,

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Travelling group: Young Children
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iwashere1...
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Roomy, yet cosy, with a big garden and a wonderful view overlooking the valley towards Corfe Castle.”
Reviewed 22 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Lovely character cottage, with tasteful decor, comprising two large bedrooms and a very roomy ground floor. We loved the general feel of the place, and it was ideal for us and our two dogs. The garden is lovely, with decking and garden furniture. The view is wonderful - over the valley and towards Corfe Castle.

Efficient central heating, with bonus of two open fires.

A downside was that it since it was was quite chilly in the evenings, the front porch was cold (no heating there) and hence there was a draught from the closed door when sitting on the sofa.

Some people may not like the fact that it doesn't have an ensuite bathroom/shower/loo - this is on the ground floor (the bedrooms are upstairs).

We loved our stay there, however, and hope to return one day ...

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Liked best: The roominess and comfort of the property, the efficient central heating, the view from the garden.
Liked least: Noise from lorries on the main road. Draught from front porch.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
24 Apr 2016
Thanks for the comment about the draught from the porch, I shall look into a solution for that. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Cheryl
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