Rear view of the property
Settle down to a good film in front of the wood burner
Relax in comfort
Light and airy open plan kitchen/dining space
Enjoy a family meal in this bright space
Well equipped kitchen for those budding chefs
Open plan kitchen/diner
Wake up the the views in this comfy king-size bedroom
Ensuite bathroom with shower
Cosy twin bedroom
Family bathroom
Downstairs twin bedroom
Plan your day over morning coffee in the sun
Stunning grounds
Enclosed garden with gate
Raised outside patio seating area
1 / 16  Rear view of the property
2 / 16  Settle down to a good film in front of the wood burner
3 / 16  Relax in comfort
4 / 16  Light and airy open plan kitchen/dining space
5 / 16  Enjoy a family meal in this bright space
6 / 16  Well equipped kitchen for those budding chefs
7 / 16  Open plan kitchen/diner
8 / 16  Wake up the the views in this comfy king-size bedroom
9 / 16  Ensuite bathroom with shower
10 / 16  Cosy twin bedroom
11 / 16  Family bathroom
12 / 16  Downstairs twin bedroom
13 / 16  Plan your day over morning coffee in the sun
14 / 16  Stunning grounds
15 / 16  Enclosed garden with gate
16 / 16  Raised outside patio seating area

Castleview Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
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
  • 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 19th 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.

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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 2 twin bedrooms
  • 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)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 4 miles, shops 2 miles and pub within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Russell 8th June 2019

The setting of the cottage is perfect for anyone wanting to enjoy the beautiful Purbeck rural scenery, with views across Corfe Castle to Studland and Poole. The huge enclosed garden is magnificent and was perfect for our 2 dogs, with a sizeable raised patio. The layout inside was ideal for a family, with stone floors downstairs. There's an abundancRead moree of lovely walks right on the doorstep and a great pub within yards. Can't wait to return. Hide

Reviewed by Sandie 18th May 2019

Castle View is a lovely cottage, in a wonderful position. Plenty of walks to be had direct from the front door and good places to visit, try the boat trip from Poole to Wareham or Swanage to Poole. Wareham is a good town for meals out Pubs or Restaurants also has a lovely walk by the river. RSPB reserve at Arne is well worth a visit we have been 3 Read moreor 4 times when staying in Dorset. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 11th May 2019

Lovely cottage in excellent location.

Reviewed by Barbara 4th May 2019

There is nothing to say that could improve Castleview Cottage. The position is perfect for those who enjoy walking and for those who do not the bus stop is just yards from the property. The cottage is superbly equipped and I congratulate the owner for the high standard of furnishings and comprehensive kitchen equipment.

Reviewed by Debra 13th April 2019

Lovely cottage with pleasant views and large garden. Good location with lots of walks and places to visit. Excellent for dogs.

Reviewed by Anna 6th April 2019

Excellent house and the setting is perfect overlooking Corfe Castle. The house has been refurbed particulary well and feels warm and cosy, very well equipped and perfect for our family of 5 plus our dog. Lovely large garden and just next door to the Scott Arms pub, which while a little pricey, provided welcome afternoons relaxing in the sun. PerfecRead moret for walks to the coast, which we all recommend as the scenary is just spectacular. Overall we would definitely visit again, it's just idyllic. Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 29th December 2018

Perfect location. The best weve ever stayed in. Great pub on the doorstep. Cosy and quiet cottage with lovely master bedroom and en-suite. Downstairs bedroom is a bit pokey but functional. Dont bring your cat, you wont be able to swing it in the kitchen! A few minor maintenance issues that could be easily sorted. I would defo recommend for the locaRead moretion. Sitting room not big enough for 6 adults really I think its more comfortably equipped for 4 adults. Gorgeous village and views. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 24th November 2018

I have stayed at Castleview Cottage in its idyllic location once before and would definitely stay again. Im happy with toast and coffee in the morning and dont need the temptation of a full English at a B&B. Its great to have a fully equipped kitchen to cook for yourself in the evenings too. The excellent Scott Arms is just a stones-throw away if yRead moreou fancy a beer or cider and its great for dinner with clients or colleagues. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 3rd November 2018

Very comfortable and characterful cottage in a great location with superb open views from the cottage and from the huge garden. The living room was really cosy even on the wettest, stormiest night and with the best fireplace and log burner we've found in a holiday home. The kitchen is rather small but we managed to cater for four quite happily. VerRead morey comfortable beds, and the bathrooms appear to be brand new, and very nicely done. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 8th September 2018

lovely characterful cottage, in a beautiful location. Walks right from the property and the views over Corfe Castle from the garden an absolute delight.

Reviewed by Sarah Larkin November 2017

We had a wonderful time and have been recommending the cottage to friends and family already. great location!

Reviewed by G Collins November 2017

A lovely cottage in a beautiful location with super walks on hand

Reviewed by Elaine Goodwell October 2017

Very comfortable cottage well equipped and in lovely very safe for dogs and great patio to sit outside in nice weather...will definitely re book

Reviewed by Anne-marie Pinder April 2017

Castleview Cottage is a very dog friendly place for dog walkers due to the number of accessible walks starting from the lane and the very large lobby for depositing outdoor kit. The bedrooms and both bathrooms were very well appointed and pleasant.

Reviewed by Graham Reid April 2017

The recent refurbishment/renovation is of high quality and the cottage overall is comfortable and well equipped with splendid views.

Reviewed by Lucy Tearle September 2016

A very comfortable and cosy cottage which is an excellent base for visiting Purbeck. Would recommend a trip to Arne RSPB nature reserve, wonderful walks and a variety of wildlife. We were lucky enough to see two Ospreys feeding.

Reviewed by Sarah Durston September 2016

Gorgeous cottage, wonderful setting, views to die for & a garden which goes on forever! We had a great stay in decidedly mixed June weather. The kitchen is compact but well-equipped & the drop from patio to lawn described online has been railed off - which was a lovely surprise!

Reviewed by Jeremy Andrews February 2016

A delightful traditional Purbeck cottage on a small lane in the remote village of Kingston,it has all the qualities we could have wished for.

Reviewed by Frances Moore July 2015

The cottage was just right for us 4 adults and 1 dog. Lovely long garden and amazing views. Tall husband coped with some low beams.

Reviewed by Roslaynd Ridge June 2015

Lovely cottage in a great location with wonderful views. Good walks for the dogs on the doorstep.

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Rear view of the property
Settle down to a good film in front of the wood burner
Relax in comfort
Light and airy open plan kitchen/dining space
Enjoy a family meal in this bright space
Well equipped kitchen for those budding chefs
Open plan kitchen/diner
Wake up the the views in this comfy king-size bedroom
Ensuite bathroom with shower
Cosy twin bedroom
Family bathroom
Show 4 moreDownstairs twin bedroom


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