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Honeypot Cottage
Double bedroom
Relax with the warmth from an open fire
Dining area
Kitchen
Twin bedroom with ensuite
Bathroom
Garden
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Honeypot Cottage - Corfe Castle

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This beautiful cottage is full of character and makes an ideal holiday retreat
  • Perfect for enjoying the glorious beaches of Studland and Swanage
  • Ideal for exploring the Purbeck Hills and the stunning Jurassic Coast
  • A wonderful holiday base for walkers, families, cyclists and nature-lovers
  • Visit Worborrow Bay, Kimmeridge and Brownsea Island
  • Take a trip back in time on the Swanage Steam Railway
Property code: IC064

Close to the heart of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle, this lovely 18th century Grade II listed stone cottage is a delightful base for guests exploring the Purbeck Hills or Jurassic Coast.

This Grade II listed stone cottage is situated in the picturesque village of Corfe Castle; a village nestled amongst the Purbeck Hills and renowned for its castle ruins, thatched cottages, teashops and public houses. Honeypot Cottage is within a five-minute stroll of the village square. This is a wonderful walking area and visitors can walk directly from the cottage across the common to join footpaths to the nearby downs and to the coastal path - two miles away. This dramatic area of coastline extending from Swanage to Weymouth is part of the Jurassic Coast; England's first natural World Heritage Site The four miles of sandy beach at Studland are within a 15-minute drive and the seaside resort of Swanage is within a ten-minute drive. Here, swimming, paddling, fishing, boating and diving can be enjoyed. Swanage and Corfe Castle are linked by a steam railway which offers a real step back in time.

Honeypot Cottage is one of a terrace of stone cottages dating back to 1780. It has recently been skilfully renovated to retain the original features of wooden beams, flagstone floors and attractive windows and doors. It has been furnished and equipped with great care to provide charming accommodation for four people in two bedrooms which is centrally heated and has secondary glazing at the front of the property. On the ground floor there is a sitting room with two comfortable sofas, an open fire, flat screen television with DVD player and Freeview, an elegant dining room with a circular table and chairs; a fitted kitchen equipped with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. A washing machine and freezer are also provided. There is also a ground floor WC with basin.

Narrow cottage stairs lead up to a beautiful double bedroom and a family bathroom which is newly equipped with bath, walk in shower, basin and WC. A doorway opens from the landing to fairly steep stairs which lead up to a spacious attic twin bedroom which extends across the length of the cottage and has attractive downland views in the distance. This room has a small en-suite shower room with restricted head room, equipped with a walk in shower, basin and WC. A travel cot and high chair can be made available. Central heating and electricity are without extra charge. A telephone and WiFi internet access is available

The cottage has a small enclosed garden at the rear of the cottage, and a lovely sun room with garden furniture. It is paved and has a gravel area which accommodates the garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. A garden gate offers direct access via a small pathway on to the Corfe Castle Common. Here, children can play games and this provides an attractive rural route to walk to the village centre. There is a small adventure play area for children within a five-minute walk. The cottage is situated on the main road which links Wareham and Swanage. Unallocated Off road parking is available for one car in front of the cottage. A regular bus service is within a few minutes walk.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and WC
  • 1 en-suite shower room, with restricted head room, with walk-in shower and WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge
  • Washing machine and freezer are also provided
  • Open fire, TV/DVD in lounge
  • Enclosed rear garden with sun room with garden furniture
  • Unallocated off-road parking available for 1 car
  • Fairly steep stairs lead up to attic bedroom
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 small to medium sized dog welcome
  • Telephone access available
  • Within walking distance of the centre of Corfe Castle, 6 miles from Swanage
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. 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

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lisa 30th July 2022

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Lovely cottage that is well equipped and in an ideal location for exploring the area. Corfe village centre is only a short stroll away. Access to the common at the back of the cottage was a nice surprise with beautiful views of Corfe Castle.

Reviewed by Sonia 9th July 2022

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Reviewed by Hazel 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 28th May 2022

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Reviewed by Angela 21st May 2022

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Lovely location, with everything provided for a clean and comfy stay. Nice touches like a welcome scones and coffee, maps, games, bath, and plenty of kitchenware. Comprehensive info pack with great recommendations. Parking was easy, everything was clean and well maintained, nice summer house, all mod cons. We loved our home from home.

Reviewed by Jackie 23rd April 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a great location, the parking outside was bonus. Bus stops close by too! Fantastic walks throughout this area. Booked again already!!

Reviewed by Philippa 12th March 2022

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Corfe Castle is a lovely village and Honeypot Cottage is a great place to stay. It was warm and cosy and the kitchen was very well equipped. As there were only 2 of us, we only used the 1st floor bedroom and bathroom both of which were pleasant and comfortable. Parking is right outside the cottage and not a problem at all in March. The bus stop is Read morealso right outside the door so you can get around on the excellent bus service without even needing a car. Hide

Reviewed by Neal 5th March 2022

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Reviewed by Malcolm 26th February 2022

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A lovely well positioned period cottage. Very well equipped. There is a lovely courtyard and summerhouse for days when the sun shines. In keeping with its age and in keeping with the character of the property the stairs are steep and narrow.

Reviewed by Carolyn 12th February 2022

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Lovely, well equipped cottage in a great location. Would definitely recommend and stay there again.

Reviewed by Sarah 5th February 2022

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Lovely well equipped cottage. Great location with lots of walks available and short distance into village centre. 10 minute drive to Swanage and 10-15 minutes to Studland which has an amazing long beach. Back garden leads onto a field which is great if you have a dog.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 30th October 2021

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Fabulous walking location, you cold stay for 2 weeks and never repeat a route. Lovely house , warm comfortable and well equipped. Note the comments on the site re: steep stairs to the top bedroom, not a problem at all unless you weren't expecting them and the en suite might be a struggle for anyone tall. Recommended without hesitation.

Reviewed by Richard 23rd October 2021

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Really comfortable, welcoming period cottage, beautifully renovated and tastefully furnished in a characterful style. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The log fire was a real bonus (we brought enough firewood & coal with us). Although the weather prohibited us from using the garden, I would imagine that the garden is lovely in the summer - private, Read more& with a summer room & eating area. Thank you Anneka for the warm welcome created & the delicious Dorset apple cake! Hide

Reviewed by Michael 2nd October 2021

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A really lovely cottage. Access from the rear garden to a common ideal for exercising our dog before the day's main adventure. Four pubs within easy walking distance for the evening. An ideal position for exploring Corfe Castle and the Isle of Purbeck. Thoroughly recommended, five stars all round.

Reviewed by Tracy 25th September 2021

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A beautiful, cosy cottage, full of character. Perfect location for touring the jurassic Coast and surrounding area.

Reviewed by Pauline 4th September 2021

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This is a lovely cottage with good amenities and in a good location

Reviewed by Peter 21st August 2021

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Honeypot cottage is really delightful and charming. It is very spacious and has everything you need. We were lucky enough to be able to enjoy the lovely garden too which has a summerhouse. It is within walking distance of all the amenities in Corfe where you can enjoy a lovely pub meal, cream tea, or breakfast.

Reviewed by Juliet 24th July 2021

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This was our second visit to HoneyPot cottage. It is a perfect retreat for our family of four. Really comfortable to relax in on a rainy day and a perfect location for exploring the beautiful Isle of Purbeck.

Reviewed by Debbie 17th July 2021

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We had a lovely stay at Honeypot Cottage. It is very tastefully decorated and has a great location in Corfe Castle with shops, pubs etc. about a 10 minute stroll away. The various unspoilt beaches of Studland Bay are about a 20 minute drive away - we were fortunate to have beautiful weather so made the most of them, as well as sitting in Honeypot'sRead more garden a few evenings. Hide

Reviewed by Ron 3rd July 2021

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Very comfortable cottage in a good location. Easy walking down to Corfe Castle and parking right outside the front door.

Reviewed by Claire 26th June 2021

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Definitely recommend Honeypot Cottage , it is on the main road to Swanage though so it was noisier than expected but this was the only negative . Tastefully decorated with everything we needed , beds very comfy even the single ones. The summerhouse was a plus as it was lovely to drink our tea there in the morning. Good location for the common with Read morethe back exit , will miss the views from the top bedroom windows .No problem with parking . Hide

Reviewed by Karen 19th June 2021

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We have stayed at Honeypot Cottage Quite a few times and cannot fault anything. It is exceptionally comfortable, has all that you need and is located in a beautiful village that itself has a lot going on. It has the added bonus of parking right outside the door. Would we go again? Most definitely, in fact already p,Ann it our next visit! Would recoRead moremmend it without reservation. Hide

Reviewed by Don 22nd May 2021

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The location of the cottage was perfect - in the gorgeous village and backing onto a beautiful common with parking outside the door. We appreciated the generous essentials provided by the owner and the yummy Dorset apple cake.

Reviewed by Kathleen 8th May 2021

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Great cottage well located for walking. Chilly for the time of year so the summer house was lovely to sit in when we returned. Stairs not for the faint hearted but fine if you only carry one cup of tea at a time !! Traffic outside not a problem as long as you didnt want to sleep in. Freshly decorated and well equipped. We would certainly consider aRead more return at a similar time. Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm 1st May 2021

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Reviewed by Helen 17th April 2021

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Lovely cottage in a great location, well equipped, comfortable, dog friendly and wonderful walks/views/places to visit nearby. Would definitely stay here again and have already recommended Honeypot Cottage.

Reviewed by Sohani 31st October 2020

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I would recommend this cottage it has extremely an comfortable bed, beautiful bed linen, good quality towels and a well equipped kitchen I particularly chose this one because of open fire, I was looking forward to lighting fire after a long drive, I was therefore disappointed to discover no wood or coal, you may want to take this into account as yoRead moreu are likely to be arriving in the evening when it will be difficult to find supplies. Lounge is comfortable although poor lighting for reading. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 3rd October 2020

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Cottage is compact. It works well for two adults and a dog. It is very well placed, backing on to the Common for dog walking and an easy short walk down East Street to the centre. There are so many great walks within immediate reach. Parking right outside the front door is also very welcome. The back garden is nice to sit in on sunny afternoons. NoRead moreise from main road traffic was not intrusive. Cottage was clean on arrival and easy to keep clean. This was our second time here! Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 26th September 2020

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Loved the cottage and the garden and summer house very convenient to village castle, walks and eating places and the heritage railway , village store had everything and the bakers even had Devon buns not easy to get hold of these days

Reviewed by Lara 19th September 2020

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Great location in Corfe and based near the common to walk our dog. Sweet, Cody cottage with a lovely open fire and well equipped.

Reviewed by Susan 12th September 2020

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Reviewed by ruth 15th August 2020

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Lovely cottage with nice views out to the rear. Stunning views of course of the castle as you step out the front door. Well equipped so any home cooking was easy. Restaurants very close by offering a wide selection of meals and lovely cafes and shops in the village itself. Very comfy beds and pretty area outside to sit and relax in the morning sun Read morein the summer. Lovely main bathroom with walk in shower and bath. Hide

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