Photos of Castle View Cottage Kingston 2017

Castle View Cottage in Kingston Dorset is a traditional, stone built cottage with views of Corfe Castle and the Purbeck countryside. This self catering holiday cottage has three bedrooms and is ideal for family holidays in a peaceful location in Dorset.

Kingston is a small village overlooking Corfe Castle and only a short walk from the sea along the Jurassic Coast. The local beach of Chapmans Pool is a landmark of the Dorset coast.

The village also has an excellent public house and guests at Castle View cottage are only a short walk from local ale and good food.

Castle View Cottage has made many updates and improvements for the 2017 holiday season with new bathrooms, new furniture, new decoration and much more. The new photos show some of the many changes made to Castle View Cottage in Kingston since last year.

For all the latest information visit Castle View Cottage Kingston Dorset

The Chapel and Chapel Cottage Update 2016

Chapel Cottage and The Chapel are two adjoining but very distinct cottages in Kingston Dorset. These Purbeck self catering holiday cottages have wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and there is a view of Corfe Castle across the common. There is a footpath from the cottage that takes you into Corfe Castle or up the hill to the centre of Kingston and on to the coast at Chapmans Pool.

These cottages have private gardens and have individual parking and entrances. What they do share is beautiful decoration and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. All the rooms have been given lots of thought for guest comfort and enjoyment.

Below are some new photographs of both Chapel Cottage and The Chapel for more information, photos, availability and online booking visit Chapel Cottage Kingston and The Chapel Kingston.

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Purbeck Pubs with Open Fire Dorset

The traditional pubic house with roaring fire is something many of our holiday guests seek out when visiting Purbeck and southern Dorset. The rich choice of country pubs, local ales, local food and friendly rural atmosphere is an attraction of Purbeck in its own right. In the winter the open fire or woodburner becomes a great place to relax with a pint and warm your feet after a walk or cycle ride.

Villages such as Corfe Castle, Kingston and Worth Matravers are all famed for their pubs and each has a unique local character. Many also have entertainments such as live music, traditional games or just jovial company.

Below is a list of Purbeck public houses with an Open Fire.

The Scott Arms Kingston Dorset

View of Corfe Castle from Scott ArmsThe public house in Kingston is best known for the wonderful view over Purbeck and down to Corfe Castle. On a clear day you can see all the way to Brownsea Island and across Poole Harbour from the pub garden.

The Scott Arms servers food and you can sit and enjoy your meal in the top bar next to the open fire. The top bar is also a popular hangout for local people and you will be welcomed to the friendly banter and talks about local events.

thescottarms.com
West St, Kingston, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5LH
Phone: 01929 480270

The Square and Compass Worth Matravers Dorset

Square and Compass Pub Worth MatraversThis fantastic public house is known being traditional and extremely welcoming as well as having a fantastic view over the Jurassic Coast and entertaining patrons with music from artists who wouldn’t usually play small venues. The selection of local beers and ciders can be enjoyed in a lovely pub garden with views of the sea.

There are a variety of small festivals held every year including a stone carving festival, a poetry festival, a pumpkin festival and a folk music festival.

In the winter The Square and Compass is a cosy place to spend the evening. A large fire burns all day and the little snug is warm and welcoming. Many walkers and cyclists stop by for refreshment and warm themselves in front of the blaze.

squareandcompasspub.co.uk
Worth Matravers, Dorset BH19 3LF
01929 439229

Castle Inn Corfe Castle Dorset

Castle Inn Public House Corfe Castle DorsetThis charming and friendly pub is a traditional stone built village pub and has a large open fire to add to the welcoming atmosphere. This public house just outside the centre of the village is popular with locals and holiday guests alike. There are lots of events and special food nights throughout the year.

The open fire is a popular spot for walkers and cyclists passing through Corfe Castle while traveling across the Purbeck hills.

castleinncorfe.com
63 East St, Corfe Castle, Wareham BH20 5EE
+44 1929 480208

Purbeck Holiday Cottages with Open Fires

For those wishing to holiday in Purbeck and enjoy a open fire or wood burner while staying in one of our Purbeck cottages we have a small list of some of our cottages with an open fire or wood burning stove.

Honeypot Cottage self catering Corfe Castle Isle of Purbeck

Honeypot Cottage Corfe Castle, Dorset

Dorset » Purbeck » Corfe Castle

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Lovely stone cottage within 5 minutes walk of the centre of Corfe Castle sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms. It has been furnished and equipped to a high standard to provide very attractive and comfortable accommodation. Care has been taken to retain original features of this Grade II listed cottage. It has been renovated with care to retain original features such as the beams, flagstone floors, open fire and attractive doors and windows. Wonderful walks across the common at the rear of the cottage. Centrally heated. Sandy beach at Swanage within a 10 minute drive. View Honeypot Cottage Corfe Castle, Dorset

Plum Tree Cottage self catering Corfe Castle Isle of Purbeck

Plum Tree Cottage Corfe Castle, Dorset

Dorset » Purbeck » Corfe Castle

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage stands in a quiet lane within a 3 minute walk of the central square of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Corfe is renowned for its dramatic and majestic castle which is protected by the National Trust. The wonderful sandy beach of Studland is within a 15 minute drive. Here there is a two mile stretch of sand where swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed. The more lively small resort of Swanage is also within a 15 minute drive where there is also a long sandy beach. View Plum Tree Cottage Corfe Castle, Dorset

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Purbeck Cottage Guest Reviews October

The Autumn months are a lovely time to see Purbeck and southern Dorset. The climate has remained mild and many days have been more summery than autumnal which means guests have enjoyed the beaches, walks in the woods and coastal path, visits to the historic sites and much more.

Here are just some of the comments we received for Purbeck holiday cottages this Autumn. For more cottage comments and reviews visit a cottage page and see guest reviews section.

Marblers Cottage Acton Dorset self catering

Marblers Cottage – Acton, Dorset

“We had a lovely time staying at Marblers cottage. Cottage was clean and had everything we needed. We found the central heating more than adequate. We didn’t need to use the wood burners. I would not hesitate to go back and would highly recommend staying at Marblers. ” – Caroline Bailey – 22 Oct 2015

The Chapel Kingston Dorset self catering

The Chapel – Kingston, Dorset

“Beautifully presented cottage with far reaching views of the surrounding countryside. We would happily return. ” – J Edwards – 22 Oct 2015

Purbeck House Corfe Castle Dorset self catering

Purbeck House – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“As soon as we stepped over the threshold we completely fell in love with Purbeck House. Wonderful rooms, beautiful furnitures, nice decoration, cosy and clean and much space for 5 people and 1 dog. Corfe Castle is a gem and its surroundings just gorgeous very worth exploring! ” – Silvia Stocker – 22 Oct 2015

Central Villa Swanage Dorset self catering

Central Villa – Swanage, Dorset

“lovely cottage very centrally placed. There was nothing we did not like. ” – Frank Holtschlag – 13 Oct 2015

Afflington Manor Cottage Corfe Castle Dorset self catering

Afflington Manor Cottage – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“Superb cottage. Very comfortable, clean and cosy. Stunning setting – quiet and peaceful but in easy reach of Corfe Castle and the coast. Could not fault our holiday at all and we will be returning in the spring. ” – Jan Thornhill – 22 Oct 2015

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Purbeck Cottage Comment October

The Autumn months are a lovely time to see Purbeck and southern Dorset. The climate has remained mild and many days have been more summery than autumnal which means guests have enjoyed the beaches, walks in the woods and coastal path, visits to the historic sites and much more.

Here are just some of the comments we received for Purbeck holiday cottages this Autumn. For more cottage comments and reviews visit a cottage page and see guest reviews section.

Marblers Cottage Acton Dorset self catering

Marblers Cottage – Acton, Dorset

“We had a lovely time staying at Marblers cottage. Cottage was clean and had everything we needed. We found the central heating more than adequate. We didn’t need to use the wood burners. I would not hesitate to go back and would highly recommend staying at Marblers. ” – Caroline Bailey – 22 Oct 2015

The Chapel Kingston Dorset self catering

The Chapel – Kingston, Dorset

“Beautifully presented cottage with far reaching views of the surrounding countryside. We would happily return. ” – J Edwards – 22 Oct 2015

Purbeck House Corfe Castle Dorset self catering

Purbeck House – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“As soon as we stepped over the threshold we completely fell in love with Purbeck House. Wonderful rooms, beautiful furnitures, nice decoration, cosy and clean and much space for 5 people and 1 dog. Corfe Castle is a gem and its surroundings just gorgeous very worth exploring! ” – Silvia Stocker – 22 Oct 2015

Central Villa Swanage Dorset self catering

Central Villa – Swanage, Dorset

“lovely cottage very centrally placed. There was nothing we did not like. ” – Frank Holtschlag – 13 Oct 2015

Afflington Manor Cottage Corfe Castle Dorset self catering

Afflington Manor Cottage – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“Superb cottage. Very comfortable, clean and cosy. Stunning setting – quiet and peaceful but in easy reach of Corfe Castle and the coast. Could not fault our holiday at all and we will be returning in the spring. ” – Jan Thornhill – 22 Oct 2015

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Purbeck Walking Holiday

Many of our guests tell us about the lovely walks they enjoy in Purbeck and they range from short walks along the beach to exploring the whole of the Jurassic Coast.

To help new visitors to the Isle of Purbeck we are preparing some simple instructions for suggested walks in the area. They include some short walks around Corfe Castle, Walks to the beach or coast from Worth Matravers and Langton Matravers, and a longer walk along the Jurassic Coast between Swanage and Worth Matravers.

We will be adding many more walks in the coming weeks but for a first look at our Isle of Purbeck walking and hiking pages visit www.islandcottageholidays.com/purbeck/walking/

Houns-tout on the Purbeck Jurassic Coast

The following photographs show part of a lovely Purbeck walk out to the Jurassic Coast from Kingston in Dorset. The views from the sea are from Houns-tout and from here you can see along the coast to Chapmans Pool and St Alban’s Head (or St Aldhelms Head).

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The walk starts in Kingston where there is a lovely public house to which the walk returns via this circular route. Walking up through the village you pass the village church on your left and on to where a track/footpath bares off to the left and through the woodland. Follow the track, now marked for Houns-tout, up out of the woods and along the ridge till you reach Houns-tout where there is a stone bench for enjoying the view. When you have soaked in the scenery continue on around the headland to the left till you come to some steps. Here you have a lovely view of Chapmans Pool. Walk down the steps from which you will see a tarmac track or road leading up the valley to Kingston. Follow this road all the way into the village where you may decide to stop for refreshment at the public house.

We hope you enjoy this Purbeck walk and please share your photos with us.

August Holiday Reviews Purbeck Cottages

We have already received some lovely comments this August for self catering Purbeck holidays in July and August. Here is a selection added in the previous week. Click on any of the self catering Purbeck cottages to view more guest comments and information about the cottage.

Speedwell – Worth Matravers, Dorset

“Great views, great location, great cottage. We enjoyed the cafe and the Village Hall sale of baked goods, local produce, artists and crafts from the region, cream teas and rummage sale held every day. The 2 children enjoyed the park across the road. Best swings ever.
” – Joanne Morrow – 17 Aug 2014

Woaddens Cottage – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“Well located and ideal for a family holiday to the area.
” – Mark Hawkins – 12 Aug 2014

Burr Bank – Langton Matravers, Dorset

“A fantastic place, we felt as if we were house sitting for the owners, it was so comfortable and everything that we needed was there and it worked.
” – Colin Towell – 06 Aug 2014

Afflington Manor Cottage – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“We have had another lovely week at Afflington Manor Cottage. It is just such a great location and we hope to return again next year.
” – Susan Pope – 06 Aug 2014

Coastguard Cottage – Worth Matravers, Dorset

“We had 2 marvellous weeks in the coastguard cottage. The weather was great and the surroundings of outstanding beauty. The house offered all the comfort we needed and after returning from a days walk, we’ve enjoyed the garden with its beautiful views. Thanks for the excellent service we’ve received.
” – Patrick Geldhof – 12 Aug 2014

The Chapel – Kingston, Dorset

“Lovely cottage in great location. My husband, my daughter and I had a wonderful time and enjoyed exploring the many footpaths nearby and using the cottage as a base for the beaches at Studland. Definitely recommend for any couple or family. Scott Arms well worth a visit (or two!)
” – Jenny Kidby – 17 Aug 2014

Penny Cottage – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“Wonderful, very well equipped cottage in perfect location with lovely garden.
” – Jacob Tesdorpf – 12 Aug 2014

Afflington Manor Lodge – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“Perfect cottage, perfect weather and very friendly and helpful owners. Will certainly come again
” – R Mortlock – 12 Aug 2014

Jurassic Coast

Coastguard Cottage Worth Matravers DorsetThe Jurassic Coast is a wondrous place of beauty and adventure due to its dramatic scenery, enormous seascapes and palpable history displayed in the fossils and the signs of smuggling and hand quarrying.

A number of the best loved and most dramatic Jurassic Coast locations are found on the coast of Purbeck and include Dancing Ledge, Winspit, Chapmans Pool and Kimmeridge. These Jurassic Coast bays and beaches are excellent for seeing why the Jurassic Coast is so special and all will allow you to come face to face with the remains of long extinct animals and plants and see the rich variety of beach and sea life still around today.

To explore the Jurassic Coast many choose to walk the coastal path which can followed from Studland and Old Harry Rock, down to Swanage and Durlston before heading West along the coast below Langton Matravers, Worth Matravers, Kingston and to Kimmeridge. Here the Jurassic Coast continues across Dorset and into Devon passing beauty spots such as Durdle Door and Portland as well as many spectacular shingle beaches and secluded coves.

Walking the Coastal Path is made easy by a well signposted footpath and many choose to do several short sections as part of a holiday exploring the many beautiful sites.

Jurassic CoastThe Jurassic Coast has been made a World Heritage Site and as such is protected for its natural beauty. This means that there is abundent wildlife and it is possible to see birds such as puffins and cormorants as well as a number of birds of prey. In the water it is possible to spot dolphins from the coastal path and swim in the bays amongst numerous species of fish, crabs and sea anemone. A moonlit walk along the beach might also reveal photoluminescent creatures which make the waters sparkle.

For more information about the Jurassic Coast and some of the locations along the Purbeck section visit our Jurassic Coast Cottages »

Purbeck Holiday Photos

Jurassic Coast in Dorset
Jurassic Coast on Purbeck

For photos of Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast try our new Isle of Purbeck Photo Gallery. Each photo comes with extra information about the place and what you will see there. You can use it to get ideas on where to go when visiting Purbeck.

We will also be adding new photographs of Purbeck every week and especially events taking place in Purbeck over the summer.

Visit our Purbeck Image Gallery