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Castleview Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Delightful period cottage sleeping six guests
  • Thoughtfully updated and maintained to provide comfortable accommodation with attractive period features
  • Large enclosed garden, offering a patio seating area, a summerhouse, and large lawns where family games can be played
  • Far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside and nearby Corfe Castle
  • Situated in the hilltop village of Kingston in rural Dorset, just five miles from Swanage and its sandy beaches
  • Excellent location on the Isle of Purbeck, ideal for exploring the stunning Jurassic Coast
Property code: IC027

Traditional stone cottage, dating from the 18th century, offering attractive accommodation for six guests, situated in the small village of Kingston, offering views to Corfe Castle.

Castleview Cottage is a Purbeck stone terraced cottage in the hamlet of Kingston, two miles south of Corfe Castle. Situated in a conservation area in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cottage has stunning views over the castle and the Purbeck hills, and makes an ideal base for enjoying all that the local countryside has to offer. Coastal and countryside walks are on your doorstep a small secluded cove is just over a mile's walk away, while Studland Bay and Lulworth Cove are within easy reach.

Castleview is the middle of a terrace of three cottages that date back 200 years. It has been modernised with central heating, double-glazing and fitted carpets upstairs, while beamed ceilings, flag-stone floors and other original features remain. There are spectacular open views from the reception rooms and upstairs bedrooms. The cottage sleeps five/six and the upstairs has been recently refurbished to a high standard. There is a spacious double bedroom upstairs with a king-size bed, fitted wardrobe and en-suite shower and WC, and a further twin bedded room. Also upstairs is a tiled family bathroom with hand-shower, basin and a second WC. A travel cot and high chair are available if required.

Downstairs there is a compact bedroom with wardrobe and a 4ft 6ins bed. As this can only be accessed from one side, it is officially classified as a single although the bed is big enough for two. Downstairs the sitting room is furnished with two sofas and an armchair, and has an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and a bread oven, plus a flat-screen television, DVD player, iPod dock and digital radio. There is a separate dining room with a bureau full of books, games and puzzles for that odd rainy day. The well-equipped galley-style kitchen with fitted units has an electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge-freezer. There is also a washer-dryer in the cottage.

Outside there is a good sized fenced garden with a large patio area with views across fields to the downs and of Corfe Castle (note this patio is unfenced with a 2ft 6ins drop to the lawn below). There is a summer house with a supply of garden tables and chairs. The cottage has its own dedicated parking space. Access to an electric charging point is available.

Kingston boasts a large parish church and a public house for meals, local ciders and beers - it is only a minutes walk from the cottage, while Corfe Castle (two miles) has a wider range of amenities including shops and restaurants. Swanage and Wareham (both four miles) have all the facilities you would expect from a medium-sized town, while Dorchester, Weymouth and Poole are all within reach. There is a regular bus service from the village.

The Isle of Purbeck is part of the Jurassic Coast which is a World Heritage Site stretching all the way from the Devon border. Outstanding scenery of rolling hills above impressive chalk cliffs with rocks coves and caves offers ample scope for holiday activities. Golf, sailing, riding, fishing and rock-climbing are all available locally and one can walk along the cliffs direct from the cottage, possibly taking in picturesque Chapman's Pool, a small south-facing cove a mile away. There are also safe sandy beaches at Studland (six miles) and Swanage should you want to go for a swim. The area offers a unique habitat to many species of wildlife. There is an RSPB reserve at Arne (five miles) and of particular interest to naturalists are the army ranges at Lulworth (four miles) which are open on frequent occasions throughout the summer, and where the flora and fauna have been largely undisturbed for sixty years. Fossils are frequently found on the local beaches, while Corfe Castle dating back to William the Conqueror, is one of the most spectacular ruined castles in England. Swanage offers more traditional seaside activities as well as its famous Steam railway and Toy Museum, while picturesque Lulworth and Abbotsbury are not too far away. The cottage has local maps and a good supply of brochures with a wide range of information on what's on in the area. WiFi internet is available.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 upstairs twin zip and link bed (can be made as super king bed on request at time of booking), and 1 downstairs twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars: 3 on new dedicated drive at bottom of garden, please take care when entering or leaving the parking area and 1 space near the house which has access to an electric car charging point
  • Access to an electric charging point available - (£30 per week payable to owner)
  • BBQ and outdoor games
  • Beach 4 miles, shops 2 miles and pub within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ann 16th February 2024

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Reviewed by Paul 1st November 2023

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Cottage high standard but expensive. Very good location. Fantastic views and next to the pub. Lots of walks and cycling paths around.

Reviewed by Jennie 21st October 2023

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Reviewed by Sandy 30th September 2023

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Reviewed by Sheila 16th September 2023

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Reviewed by Samantha 29th July 2023

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Great location to explore Dorset. Stunning views and easy walk to Corfe Castle. Would have been nice to use garden more and have a bbq available. Cottage allows pets which we missed so not as clean as we'd have liked.

Reviewed by Harry 8th July 2023

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Fantastic location with a lovely big garden and terrace, where we enjoyed meals/drinks outside. Comfortable beds and a small but comprehensively equipped kitchen. Spacious dining area and cozy living room. Convenient bus service to Corfe Castle, Swanage and nearby villages. The cottage is partly dog tolerant, not dog friendly - we have suggested toRead more the owners that dog restrictions, posted in the kitchen, are published in the property details and customers are aware of them prior to booking. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 20th May 2023

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Reviewed by Richard 5th May 2023

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A really good, comfortable and well equipped cottage and garden in a superb location for exploring Purbeck and with excellent wlks from the door.

Reviewed by Christopher 1st April 2023

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Great location, amazing views

Reviewed by Barbara 22nd October 2022

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Reviewed by Jane 15th October 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 17th September 2022

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Castleview is a delightful cottage beautifully positioned with views of Corfe Castle and the surrounding countryside. We loved sitting on the terrace enjoying the view. The cottage was comfortable, warm (especially with the log burner and inglenook fireplace) and kitted out well. Location was great with just a few minutes walk from the bus stops. WRead moree definitely recommend it! Hide

Reviewed by Marion 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Anne 18th June 2022

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This is a beautiful cottage with long secure garden and an excellent new parking area. The views are tremendous. The bedding is of good quality and the cottage is tastefully decorated. It would have benefited from some comfortable garden chairs in which to relax and a garden parasol for the garden table. Some information on local walks would have bRead moreeen a useful addition to the things to do folder with perhaps a map. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 4th June 2022

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Beautiful traditional cottage conveniently updated with superb garden, views and location.

Reviewed by Paul 21st May 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 7th May 2022

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Beautiful cottage with stunning views. Everything included to make a perfect break. Cant wait to go back

Reviewed by Steven 23rd April 2022

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Reviewed by Garry 9th March 2022

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Reviewed by T 26th February 2022

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