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 and here the traditional seaside amusements of Punch & Judy, brass bands and a Victorian pier can be found along with a variety of individual shops, restaurants and a diving school as well as a lovely bay of golden sand. Corfe Castle is at the centre of a wonderful walking area with footpaths across the downs leading eastward to Studland or westward to the pretty villages of Church Knowle, Kimmeridge and Lulworth. The Jurassic coast starts in Purbeck and there are wonderful coastal walks with panoramic views. It is a rich area for bird watchers with the beautiful peninsula of Arne within a short drive. This RSPB reserve overlooks Poole Harbour and is populated with deer, a large range of wading birds, geese and ducks.
Plum Tree Cottage is a traditional stone cottage and has been completely renovated to provide very attractive accommodation for 4 people in 2 bedrooms. It is centrally heated and has been furnished and equipped with care. On the ground floor there is is a spacious sitting room with a comfortable leather sofas, television/Freeview/DVD plus an open fire which provides a lovely focus for the room in colder weather. A door opens into an attractive open plan fitted kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has been newly equipped with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, refrigerator with small freezer section and washing machine. There is a pleasant dining area beside French doors which open into the garden. Stairs lead up from the sitting room to two pretty bedrooms. There is a spacious double room with a 'king' size bed and a very pleasant second bedroom with a bunk bed. This latter bedroom has french doors opening onto a delightful balcony adorned with a vine and here visitors can sit and enjoy a wonderful view of the hills and the beautiful castle of Corfe. On this upper floor there is also a newly equipped bathroom with a bath, shower cubicle, basin and w.c. Heating and electricity are provided without extra charge. Travel cot/high chair can be provided. Unlimited wifi internet access can also be made available.
The cottage has a delightful long lawned garden with apple trees and space for visitors to relax and for children to play games. The garden is fully enclosed and has a sunny patio area with garden furniture. Private parking space is available for two cars within 1 minutes walk and visitors can park directly outside the cottage from October to May. Parking outside of the cottage to unload is also possible in the summer. A regular bus service to Swanage and Poole is within 5 minutes walk and the steam railway runs a regular service from Corfe Castle to Harmans Cross and Swanage. In the village square there is a wonderful bakers, a post office, well equipped general stores, National Trust shop and public houses. There are also tea shops and restaurants – all within a few minutes walk. Nearby places to visit include Lulworth Castle and the National Trust properties of Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacey, Hardy’s Cottage and the beautiful island of Brownsea. Boating can be enjoyed on the river at Wareham and river trips can be taken to Poole and Bournemouth.
Plum Tree Cottage is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Plum Tree Cottage. Plum Tree Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Saturday to Saturday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 15:00 and the normal departure time is 10:00. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from 30th October 2017 to 17th December 2017, 6th January 2018 to 8th February 2018, 17th February 2018 to 22nd March 2018 and 27th October 2018 to 21st December 2018.
Plum Tree Cottage has live availability and prices. Click on the start date to begin you booking. Booking information and options and extras available at Plum Tree Cottage are detailed below.
Plum Tree Cottage has short break self catering holiday availability on Purbeck. These are the short break periods.Plum Tree Cottage Short Breaks 2017 30th October to 17th December Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks Plum Tree Cottage Short Breaks 2018 6th January to 8th February Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks Plum Tree Cottage Short Breaks 2018 17th February to 22nd March Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks Plum Tree Cottage Short Breaks 2018 27th October to 21st December Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks
Pricing and Booking Notes for Plum Tree CottageArrival Time 15:00 Departure Time 10:00 Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1
February 2015 - New bathroom with separate bath and shower. Extended front bedroom with view of Corfe Castle. New carpets upstairs.
September 2014 - New outside doors installed to the back garden and to the upstairs balcony.
February 2014 - New large flat screen television installed in front room.
Plum Tree Cottage has 26 days available for Isle of Wight self catering holidays from the 26th July 2017 to 31st December 2017. That means Plum Tree Cottage is 83.65% booked for this holiday period with 19.0 weeks confirmed so far.
Corfe Castle is a historic town at the heart of Purbeck. This pretty Dorset village is best know for the ruins of the 11th Century castle of Corfe Castle which sits above the village of the same name. The village has a good range of shops, cafes and restaurants and the surrounding countryside is well served with footpaths and cycle tracks.
View sights and sounds from Corfe Castle with our Corfe Castle Holiday Sights and Sounds Video
The Greyhound Public House - A traditional village pub with a warm and friendly atmosphere and a good selection of pub food. The pub garden in which you can enjoy meals or a drink has beautiful views of the castle of Corfe Castle and is a popular place to rest and have lunch when walking the Purbeck hills.Website:. www.greyhoundcorfe.co.uk
Corfe Castle Village Stores - Local village shop in Corfe Castle. An excellent local shop with good range of daily essentials and local food.Website: corfecastlevillagestores.co.uk
The Sweet Shop Corfe Castle - A traditional sweet shop selling a wide range of sweets and confectionery from a stone built shop on the edge of the square in centre of Corfe Castle. This pretty little shop sells traditional sweets we remember from our childhood but we also a range of luxury chocolates. In order that no one misses out there is also has a range of sugar free sweets and biscuits as well as a diabetic Ice cream. The Sweet Shop is also one of the centres of village life in Corfe Castle where many people go to pick up their daily newspaper or a magazine.
Corfe Castle Bakery - Local bakery with bread, pastries and warm food items ideal for picnic food when exploring Corfe Castle or for preparing lunch at your self catering cottage.
Castle Inn Corfe Castle - Local public house with local food and local beer.Website: www.castleinncorfe.com
More Purbeck Holiday Food
Corfe Castle - The impressive ruined castle at Corfe Castle is one of the most iconic structures in Purbeck and is open to the public throughout the year. The view from the castle as well as all the places to explore makes this a fun day out for the whole family or a good place to relax in the sun.
Swanage Steam Railway - Corfe Castle is connected with the seaside town of Swanage by the Swanage Steam Railway. The railway is now a popular attraction in its own right but can also be used as an effient means of transport between Corfe Castle and Swanagee and can be incorporated in to a cicular walk along the Purbeck hills. www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Walk to Swanage - There is a lovely hill top pathway running from Corfe Castle to Swanage. The walk starts on Sandy Hill Ln (under the railway bridge) where you follow signposts to up the hill to a view of Corfe Castle. Simply follow the ridge all the way to Ulwell from where you can follow the pavement into Swanage. The return journey can be done on the Steam Railway or walk back to enjoy the views in the other direction.
View a list of Corfe Castle Cottages at www.cottagecorfecastle.co.uk.
It's for anyone who likes to live life adventurously - you don’t have to be a seasoned explorer to enjoy a Go Ape experience! Go Ape offers up to three hours of tree top fun. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have some fun. The Moors Valley GoApe Country Park is within a 40min drive of Purbeck and is a great day out for the whole family. goape.co.uk
The Isle of Purbeck is a peninsular of land located in the South of Dorset and is famous for its sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. The sea surrounds Purbeck on three sides and nowhere is for from the coast. Apart from the small town of Swanage, the Isle of Purbeck is made up of small rural hamlets and traditional villages.
The North side of Purbeck is dominated by a wooded and heathland nature reserve and where it meets the water of Poole Harbour it attracts a great deal of bird life. The East coast of Purbeck is known for the two long sandy beaches at Studland and Swanage but also for the limestone pillars at Old Harry's Rocks. Along the South Coast is the start of the Jurassic Coast which is characterised by impressive coastal formations like Dancing Ledge and Durdle Door but also for quiet coves and peaceful beaches for swimming.
Much of Purbeck has been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the vast majority of Purbeck remains in the hands of nature. This is ideal for walkers and cyclists who are free to explore large areas of countryside and take in a number of wondrous locations.
The Isle of Purbeck has a number of events which take place throughout the year. To find out more about local events go to our Purbeck Events pages.
Walking, Nature & Wild Life Links:
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Details of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and ways to enjoy them with walking and cycling information as well as some great places to see. - www.dorsetaonb.org.uk
Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve - Find out more about the efforts to conserve the marine wildlife, where you might find some sea horses and how you can also get involved with fun projects. - www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk
Purbeck Coast Walks - A walking route along the Purbeck Coast with links to other walks nearby - www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walks/walks/walk_a/2579/
Where to Ride Purbeck - Cycle routes and information for Purbeck - www.britishcycling.org.uk/
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