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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
Romantic
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
  • 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 fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

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, 1 double and 1 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)
  • 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.

Guest comments

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 location...garden 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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