View towards the property
A spacious and delightful sitting room with wood burning stoves
The open-plan kitchen with AGA
Double bedroom
super king size bed which can be separated to make twin beds
Single bedroom
Very pleasant dining area with a pretty window seat overlooking the garden
Stylish bathroom with a freestanding bath, walk in shower and basin
delightful sitting room with comfortable sofas and chairs  and two delightful bay windows with window seats overlooking the garden
1 / 9  View towards the property
2 / 9  A spacious and delightful sitting room with wood burning stoves
3 / 9  The open-plan kitchen with AGA
4 / 9  Double bedroom
5 / 9  super king size bed which can be separated to make twin beds
6 / 9  Single bedroom
7 / 9  Very pleasant dining area with a pretty window seat overlooking the garden
8 / 9  Stylish bathroom with a freestanding bath, walk in shower and basin
9 / 9  delightful sitting room with comfortable sofas and chairs and two delightful bay windows with window seats overlooking the garden

Chapel Cottage - Kingston

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
VE 4 star Gold
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
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At a glance

  • Spacious cottage offering a wonderful holiday retreat for five guests
  • Thoughtfully updated period property with a wealth of attractive original features
  • Spacious gardens with patio seating area and lawns: ideal for relaxing and playing
  • Quiet location in a rural hamlet, just a short drive from the seaside town of Swanage
  • Situated two miles south of the atmospheric ruins of Corfe Castle and the village of Corfe
  • Excellent base for exploring the stunning Jurassic Coast, perfect for beach-lovers and fossil hunters alike
Property code: IC030

Attractive link-detached cottage offering a high-standard of accommodation for five guests, situated in a quiet location in the Dorset countryside, and yet just a short drive from Swanage.

This gorgeous Purbeck stone cottage is situated in a small hamlet in rolling countryside, on the outskirts of the hill top village of Kingston. There are stunning, open rural views from the cottage across fields to the downs, and from the pretty garden, uninterrupted views to the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle - a magnificent sight as it stands majestically above the village. This is a superb walking and cycling area. From the cottage there is almost immediate access to footpaths and bridleways leading to Corfe Castle and the downs that link the coastal villages of Lulworth, Kimmerdge and Studland. There is easy access to the coastal path which is part of the renowned Jurassic Coast. The historic village of Corfe Castle is within a pleasant 20-minute walk. The steam railway from here links Corfe Castle with Swanage. The sandy beach of the seaside resort of Swanage is only a ten-minute drive away and here, swimming, paddling, boating, fishing and diving can be enjoyed. The long, unspoilt, golden beaches of Studland are also nearby.

Chapel Cottage is a substantial link detached stone cottage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which has been skilfully renovated to preserve its character, with exposed beams and large stone fireplaces. It has been furnished and equipped with great care to provide attractive and comfortable accommodation for five people in three bedrooms - double glazed and centrally heated. There is a combination of Purbeck stone and oak flooring downstairs with fitted carpets upstairs. The open plan kitchen is equipped with bespoke oak units with granite work tops, a Belfast style sink, electric cooker and hob, an AGA (winter time use only from early November to end of March), microwave, fridge freezer, slimline dishwasher, and combined washing machine/dryer. There is a pleasant dining area with a pretty window seat overlooking the garden, and a flat screen television; a spacious sitting room with comfortable sofas and chairs, a large wall mounted flat screen television and Blu-ray DVD player, two large stone fireplaces with wood burning stoves, and two bay windows with window seats overlooking the garden.

Stairs lead up to three bedrooms; a single room, a double room and a bedroom with a super king-size bed which can be separated to make twin beds. There is also a stylish bathroom with a freestanding bath, walk in shower and basin, plus a separate WC. Central heating and electricity is without extra charge. There is under-floor heating on the ground floor and an enclosed porch for wet boots and coats. Wi-Fi internet is provided without extra charge - it is generally of a good speed, but it is a rural location and can be intermittent on occasions.

Chapel Cottage has a beautiful garden at the rear of the cottage with a large paved terrace with garden furniture, a stone barbecue and extensive lawns with shrubberies. It is a wonderful place to relax with the most beautiful views. There is a pond and water features in the garden, so children do need to be closely supervised at all times. Two cars can be parked in the drive and an additional car can be parked immediately outside of the cottage. A regular bus service is within five minutes walk, and a shop within one mile. There is a public house which is good for meals within a two-minute drive or a walk across fields. Nearby places to visit include the Swanage Steam Railway, Monkey World and The Tank Museum. Bird watching can be enjoyed in Studland and at the RSPB site at Arne. There are great golf courses at Studland and Wareham.

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

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request), 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, an AGA (winter time use only from early November to end of March) microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog, any size, welcome or 2 small dogs may be accepted by arrangement - please note dogs must be kept downstairs
  • Beach 7 miles, shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance
  • TV in lounge
  • Regret no children or babies under the age of 5 years

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 5th October 2019

Chapel cottage is a joy to stay in ,lovely kitchen and a really good oven if you want to cook.As the weather was wet and windy when we stayed so it was lovely to be able to light the wood burner when we got back .It is a lovely spacious cottage there was only two of us but with more people you would not feel overcrowded,the bed I slept in was lovelRead morey and comfortable all in all I was extremely pleased that we chose Chapel cottage for our week away. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 28th September 2019

Lovely cottage on the Isle of Purbeck. 2 decent sized doubles and a smaller single. Big kitchen and double living room. Nice garden. Some road noise.

Reviewed by Cora 13th July 2019

Beautiful cottage and location. We all had a wonderful time

Reviewed by Russell 6th July 2019

A beautiful cottage full of character in a wonderful location being centrally located in the Dorset countryside and close to fabulous beaches and places to visit. Loved it!

Reviewed by Julia 11th May 2019

The holiday cottage was finished to a very high standard and equipped with everything one could need. It has a beautiful garden with stunning views. However the description of the property did not make it clear that it was right by the side of a fairly busy road.

Reviewed by Sarah 27th April 2019

Pretty, well-equiped cottage in a great location. Beatiful garden with stunning views.

Reviewed by Laura 13th April 2019

Excellent cottage made of beautiful stone. Everything in the home is good quality. Fabulous views from the garden of rolling hills and Corfe Castle. Fantastic time had by all.

Reviewed by Henrietta 6th April 2019

A lovely comfortable cosy cottage with an amazing garden & a wonderful location on the isle of Purbeck. The Aga makes the kitchen so warm. Great walks from the cottage & close to beaches. We all loved it, including our puppy!

Reviewed by Terry 2nd March 2019

The cottage was very comfortable with splendid views of the Purbeck Hills from the rear of the property. The Aga was an added bonus as it kept the kitchen warm all day. The two log burners, in the sitting room, were a great asset on some cold March evenings. We loved watching the variety of birds using the bird feeders and loved the peace and quietRead more of its locality. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 16th February 2019

Although the cottage is fairly near a pub, it is not walkable on dark evenings due to being on a busy twisting road with no pavements. I believe there maybe a bridle way through fields, but apparently not advisable on dark evenings also. Dont let that stop you though the cottage is gorgeous.

Reviewed by Penny 1st January 2019

Lovely cottage - comfortable , warm and excellent location

Reviewed by S 21st December 2018

lovely cottage in an unbeatable location. Our 3rd Christmas here and it was lovely

Reviewed by Ms C Crosby

Thank you! What a lovely stay. Simply the loveliest holiday cottage and garden just beautiful. Hope to return.

Reviewed by Mr P Davies

Our first stay at Chapel Cottage and visit to Dorset! The cottage is excellent and exceeded out expectations thank you! The Isle of Purback has so much to offer and never a dull moment. We particulary enjoyed the coastal walks with our family dog and visits to the many bays it has to offer. Two days in to our holiday and the children asked to retuRead morern again next year! We look forward to being back with you soon Hide

Reviewed by Mr A Heys

Perfect spot to relax and enjoy the delights of the surrounding area. Feel lucky to have found this perfect place to get back into the natural day and cherish what is important. Shared the evenings with 2 lively bats and the odd vision of an owl on its night prowl. Hope well be back/ To fair we are the heatwave is over as we have walked for miles aRead morend miles Hide

Reviewed by Miss Harwood

Excellent holiday home and excellent weather we had another time in Dorset and on Studland beach.

Reviewed by Mrs L Pearson

Prosecco on the terrace watching the stunning sunset on out last night here. A sparrowhawk calls as it comes home to roost and Corfe Castle peeks at us in the distance. A beautiful and romantic location and lovely cottage with everything you could need. Weve been very comfortable here and it has felt like a home from home/ We would definitely recomRead moremend the Worth Matravers tea rooms. Our 13 month old has fallen in lobe with exploring the beach at studland which is fantastically family friendly. Weve had the most incredible weather and the views at Durdle Door of Man-o-war bat could have been a dozen exotic locations but who needs to leave England when you have this on your doorstep Hide

Reviewed by Mr R Hurst

Nine years ago we stayed in the cottage next door. This one also didnt disappoint. We have had almost perfect weather with 3 days on Studland with our border terrier almost surfing on the waves.

Reviewed by Karen Slocombe May 2017

Beautiful superbly equipped cottage with a huge stunning garden with views of corfe common and castle, all well situated for all tourist attractions. Already booked for next year!

Reviewed by Heather Hincks March 2017

Beautiful cottage in great location, well appointed, lots of space and great for the dogs. Loved cooking on the Aga!

Reviewed by Julie Gasston March 2016

Fabulous cottage that exceeded our expectations. This was our first holiday in eleven years, and peace and quiet were desperately needed. We certainly got it with both the cottage and the location. Beautiful cottage, beautiful views, peace and tranquility - perfect. Thank you.

Reviewed by Helen Dodi November 2015

Very happy, we are looking to rebook next year.

Reviewed by Marion Bourne October 2015

This is a beautiful cottage, well located and very comfortable indeed. We slept like logs! The garden was absolutely beautiful and well maintained with views down to Corfe Castle, magical in the evening! We would certainly book this property again. Our spaniel loved the Buddha in the garden.

Reviewed by Conal Walsh August 2015

We had a lovely time. It's a beautiful cottage and garden. Many thanks.

Reviewed by David Privett July 2015

Excellent property as always for a weeks perfect rest

Reviewed by Marion Batten June 2015

Having grown up in Kingston I had longed to show my friends the idyllic Isle of Purbeck that I know and love. Chapel Cottage was like coming home and the stunning view and delightful cottage certainly sold the area to my friends.

Reviewed by Judith East June 2015

Wonderful quiet cottage, with goods views. Lovely large well kept garden (which our two Jack Russells thoroughly enjoyed exploring). Will definitely visit again for a third time and probably a fourth.

Reviewed by David Glasson June 2015

Very enjoyable holiday.

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