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View towards the property
Unwind with a DVD after a day exploring
Plenty of room to relax in front of the open fire
Spacious kitchen/diner to enjoy a family feast
The dining table overlooking the garden through French doors
Spacious master bedroom
Have a lazy start in the morning
Bunk bedroom with French doors opening onto a delightful balcony for enjoying a morning cup of coffee with views of the castle
Family bathroom with bath and separate shower
Outside, a sunny patio area with garden furniture opens onto a fantastic lawn garden
Enjoy a good book in the sun
1 / 11  View towards the property
2 / 11  Unwind with a DVD after a day exploring
3 / 11  Plenty of room to relax in front of the open fire
4 / 11  Spacious kitchen/diner to enjoy a family feast
5 / 11  The dining table overlooking the garden through French doors
6 / 11  Spacious master bedroom
7 / 11  Have a lazy start in the morning
8 / 11  Bunk bedroom with French doors opening onto a delightful balcony for enjoying a morning cup of coffee with views of the castle
9 / 11  Family bathroom with bath and separate shower
10 / 11  Outside, a sunny patio area with garden furniture opens onto a fantastic lawn garden
11 / 11  Enjoy a good book in the sun

Plum Tree Cottage - Corfe Castle

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

  • Light and airy stone cottage in peaceful location on the Isle of Purbeck
  • Delightful lawned garden with apple trees and space for dining and games
  • Walking distance from the centre of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle
  • Easy drive from the sandy beach of Studland for swimming, paddling and boating
Property code: IC096

Beautifully modernised to offer bright and spacious accommodation, this lovely cottage is a tranquil hideaway just steps from the village centre.

This lovely stone cottage stands in a quiet lane within a three-minute walk of the central square of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Corfe is renowned for its dramatic and majestic castle which is protected by the National Trust. The sandy beach of studland is within a 15-minute drive. Here there is a two mile stretch of sand where swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed. The more lively resort of Swanage is also within a 15-minute drive and here, the traditional seaside amusements of Punch and Judy, brass bands and a Victorian pier can be found, along with a variety of shops, restaurants, diving school and a lovely bay of golden sand.

Corfe Castle is at the centre of a wonderful walking area with footpaths across the downs leading eastward to Studland, or westward to the pretty villages of Church Knowle, Kimmeridge and Lulworth. The Jurassic coast starts in Purbeck and there are dramatic coastal walks with panoramic views. It is a rich area for bird watchers with the beautiful peninsula of Arne within a short drive. This RSPB reserve overlooks Poole Harbour and is populated with deer, a plethora of wading birds, geese and ducks.

Plum Tree Cottage is a traditional stone cottage and has been completely renovated to provide attractive accommodation for four people in two bedrooms. It is centrally heated and has been furnished and equipped with care. On the ground floor there is a spacious sitting room with comfortable leather sofas, television with Freeview and DVD player, plus an open fire which provides a lovely focus for the room in colder weather. A door opens into an attractive open-plan fitted kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has an electric cooker and hob, microwave, refrigerator with small freezer section and washing machine. There is a pleasant dining area beside French doors which open into the garden.

Stairs lead up from the sitting room to two pretty bedrooms. There is a spacious double room with a king-size bed and a second bedroom with a bunk bed. This latter bedroom has French doors opening onto a balcony adorned with a vine and here, visitors can sit and enjoy a wonderful view of the hills and the beautiful castle of Corfe. On this upper floor there is also a bathroom with a bath, shower cubicle, basin and W.C. Heating and electricity are provided without extra charge. A travel cot and high chair can be provided. Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access can also be made available.

The cottage has a long lawned garden with apple trees and space for visitors to relax and for children to play games. The garden is fully enclosed and has a sunny patio area with garden furniture. Private parking space is available for two cars within one minutes walk and visitors can park directly outside the cottage from October to May. Parking outside of the cottage to unload is also possible in the summer. A regular bus service to Swanage and Poole is within five minutes walk and the steam railway runs a regular service from Corfe Castle to Harmans Cross and Swanage. In the village square there is a bakers, a post office, general stores, National Trust shop and public houses. There are also tea shops and restaurants; all within a few minutes walk. Nearby places to visit include Lulworth Castle and the National Trust properties of Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacey Hardys Cottage and the beautiful island of Brownsea. Boating can be enjoyed on the river at Wareham and river trips can be taken to Poole and Bournemouth.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 bunk bedroom (with balcony)
  • 1 bathroom – 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine
  • Central heating and electric included
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Local amenities with easy driving distance
  • Bed linen included
  • Open fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Parking outside from October to May - private parking for 2 cars nearby
  • Bed linen included
  • 2 dogs welcome (downstairs only)
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs 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 38 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Martin 30th April 2022

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Always well presented for visitors, perfect position for a stroll into the village. Looking forward to our next visit in October. Martin and Catherine from Leeds.

Reviewed by Amanda 23rd April 2022

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Lovely dog friendly cottage with a super garden overlooking the castle which never fails to take my breath away whatever the weather. Village is so lovely and super dog friendly pubs to choose from. Cottage is very nice and great value and has parking for 1 car which is a real bonus.

Reviewed by Jane 2nd April 2022

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A lovely cottage in the heart of the village, with great views of the castle. We enjoyed our stay . The cottage is spacious and well equipped.

Reviewed by Julia 19th March 2022

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A lovely cottage in a great location. Very clean and comfortable, with a great, very dog friendly garden complete with wooden bench ideally placed to enjoy the spring sunshine! Would definitely re-vist and recommend. Both the owner and caretaker were very friendly and helpful in providing information and answering any questions we had.

Reviewed by Graham 12th March 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 5th March 2022

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Reviewed by Tim 5th February 2022

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A lovely cottage with lots of character, located in the heart of the village. It has a lovely and fully enclosed back garden overlooking the castle. The village has everything you could wish for including a bakery, village stores, old fashioned sweet shop and a great selection of cafes and pubs. It also had a number of great walks from the village,Read more which as dog walkers we really appreciated. Hide

Reviewed by Kim 29th January 2022

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Clean and warm - February stay! Very dog friendly with safe fenced lawned garden and access to lovely walks from the door. Ideally placed in the village.

Reviewed by Joan 26th January 2022

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The cottage was situated in a lovely village. It was rather uncomfortable and would benefit from an upgrade in facilities. There is a host of things to do and see in the local area. Going off season was a bonus as everywhere was fairly quiet and you could drive around easily.

Reviewed by Abby 25th December 2021

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This cottage is very comfortable and a great location. Easy walking distance in to Corfe Castle village where there are great amenities. Also great location to access some lovely areas like Durdle Door, Lulworth cove, Swanage, Studland. The amenities in the cottage are enough for a family of four or four adults. Only downside no dishwasher but enouRead moregh plates and glasses to not to have to worry and fridge is on the small size but that would depend if you intend to stay in for meals or head out Hide

Reviewed by Ian 17th December 2021

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The cottage is located in a beautiful village which is situated in an ideal position for exploring the purbeck attractions. A fantastic doggie holiday with lots of stunning walks around the castle and village. I would not hesitate in recommending this cottage, A well enjoyable break was had by all

Reviewed by Ian 27th November 2021

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Cosy terraced cottage with old thick walls and nice private long garden. The bed has excellent mattress and bedding. There is a good large television. The whole decoration is excellent and simple.

Reviewed by Jane 20th November 2021

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Reviewed by Ian 6th November 2021

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Reviewed by Pam 16th October 2021

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Yet another perfect holiday in Plum Tree Cottage! The character, quiet location, yet within a short walk of the village square, makes it a wonderful place to stay. The cottage is clean, well equipped and very comfortable with a lovely view of the castle from the garden. There are beautiful walks on the doorstep and there is gorgeous countryside andRead more loads of places to visit in the area. Hide

Reviewed by Kathleen 2nd October 2021

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As per usual a wonderful break away from it all in a home from home idyllic spot. Recommended without hesitation

Reviewed by Mike 18th September 2021

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A very nice cottage , well fitted out and ideal for exploring Purbeck.

Reviewed by Harold 11th September 2021

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A cosy well equiped cottage in the heart of the lovely village of Corfe Castle. Easy access to all the excellent village facilities. Well located for access to the coast with only a short drive to many walks.

Reviewed by Dorothy 4th September 2021

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Beautiful cottage in brilliant location. Everywhere very clean and really nice to have a welcome tray of tea and cake when we arrived. We are hoping to book again next year.

Reviewed by Nicola 21st August 2021

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We had a lovely stay at the cottage for a week in August. It's in an ideal location for all the best that Corfe and Purbeck offers, and the parking is only a short walk away. The cottage was spotless and well kitted out, and the bedrooms were cosy, comfortable and quiet - our kids loved the bunk beds. We enjoyed sitting out in the garden at night wRead moreatching the stars and the bats. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Rebeca 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Sharon 10th July 2021

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RATS AND DISAPOINTMENT The cottage is very unloved and .tired looking. The garden was over grown. The small bedrooms balcony had over grown greenery so you could not enjoy the view and an army of snails came out at night and would invade the bedroom. In the large bedroom we had a rat stuck in the rooms wall We had 3 days/nights of it running and scRead moreratching about the noise it was making was awful. I kept thinking it's going to chew it's way into the room. we slept down stairs. No apology Hide

Reviewed by Jon 5th June 2021

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Reviewed by John 15th May 2021

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Really good location, with 2 parking spaces. Good heating in the cottage and an enclosed garden for the dogs. Wonderful view of Corfe Castle from the twin bedroom.

Reviewed by Jon 8th May 2021

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The location of the cottage was perfect and the views overlooking the castle was spectacular. It really was the WOW factor. The cottage itself was what we expected. Nice size rooms with everything we needed including the smart TV and good broadband. PS the milk and the local baked cake was a nice welcoming touch.

Reviewed by Stephen 24th April 2021

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Reviewed by Amanda 17th April 2021

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Reviewed by David 12th April 2021

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Reviewed by Diana 12th December 2020

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The cottage is absolutely fantastic. Very comfortable, well equipped and clean. We especially appreciated the Christmas tree! Best feature is the view of the castle from one of the bedrooms. We stayed here about six years ago and if anything it has got even better. Corfe Castle village is wonderful in December with all the Christmas decorations. I Read moream sure we will be back one day soon. Hide

Reviewed by Maggie 5th December 2020

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Lovely cosy and warm cottage with a brilliant garden for the dog. Everything we needed. Its location is amazing particularly being there at Christmas time as the village looks so pretty at night. Also many excellent places to eat and brilliant local shops.We could see the castle from the cottage lit up at night - beautiful. Also so near Studland whRead moreich for dog walking is wonderful. Lovely cottage in a beautiful area. Hide

Reviewed by JOANNE 17th October 2020

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This property is ideally located and was adequate for our holiday needs. It was very convenient for the shops and restaurants. We recommend walking up the road to Corfe common, fantastic views. We must mention Birds of Poole harbour, who's local knowledge really helped us find the best places to visit. We recommend Arne, Upton country park, StudlanRead mored, Brownsea island and Lulworth cove. Hide

Reviewed by Brian 10th October 2020

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Reviewed by Steve 3rd October 2020

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Reviewed by John 5th September 2020

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Warm and welcoming cottage. Our favourite place to stay in Corfe Castle. Private parking space an asset.

Reviewed by David 29th August 2020

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A very comfortable cottage in a very nice position, we have no doubts about returning in the future.

Reviewed by Stephen 22nd August 2020

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Perfect location in Corfe Castle, with a lovely sunny garden. Ideal for exploring this part of the country. Cottage is cosy with a well equipped kitchen, living area could use a little TLC.

Reviewed by Chris 1st August 2020

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It's a fantastic cottage in an amazing location with a stunning garden. However, there's a noisy workshop in the garage and the bottom part of the garden which is associated with the property and which can make relaxing quietly or sunbathing in the garden difficult.

Reviewed by Joanne 18th July 2020

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We had a lovely week at Plum Tree Cottage and would happily stay there again. The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable and clean. The bunk beds are very sturdy and comfortable (fine for teenagers). The cottage is well situated near to the village centre but also close to interesting countryside walks. Good big TV you can connect to NetflixRead more. Only down side is no dishwasher. Hide

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