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
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
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 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Keith 22nd February 2020

Nicely equipped cottage in a great location for touring the Isle of Purbeck, Close to bus stop and some fantastic views of Corf Castle. Ideal for walking and getting away from it all, The local pub is very friendly and does good wholesome food.

Reviewed by Mark 16th February 2020

Cottage as everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Superb location.Garden fantastic for our dogs

Reviewed by Christophe 28th December 2019

Nice and cosy refurbished cottage in the heart of Kingston. Pub just around the corner. Nice view to Corfe castle.

Reviewed by Claire 26th October 2019

You cannot fault the cottage for its location, views are stunning on a clear day & garden is superb for dogs & kids. Road at bottom of garden is unnoticeable really. We were lucky to have two deers come into the garden. You can walk to Corfe Castle across the farmland & over the common but it can be muddy. The Scott's Arm pub serves good food & staRead moreff are very welcoming & its dog friendly too, busy at weekends. Would stay again just for location and comfort of this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by J 12th October 2019

This is a lovely cottage , with great views . Very clean and comfortable . There was 3 people in our party so we had plenty of room but the sitting room would be very squashed if there was more than 4 people , just not enough seating . Also if your dog is an escape artist there are gaps under the side fence they can easily crawl under .

Reviewed by Eric 28th September 2019

We had a perfect stay at Castleview Cottage in Kingston! Wonderful garden for our dog to enjoy... small but well equipped kitchen... Cosy bedrooms! Shower was fine for us, but low ceilings might be an issue for big people But altogether we spent a perfect holiday at this cottage!

Reviewed by Karen 21st September 2019

A brilliant location and a very cosy cottage, beautifully decorated throughout.

Reviewed by Debbie 24th August 2019

Cottage overall clean and had a beautiful garden, however not big enough for 6 more like 4. Also back of garden is situated next to a busy main road so not good for nervous dogs. Bring a long extension lead for safety

Reviewed by Roger 10th August 2019

We loved the cottage. It's comfortable and cosy with a large garden, fabulous views, and in a convenient dream location. It even has a good pub through the garden gate.

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

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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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