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Plum Tree Cottage - Corfe Castle

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
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
  • Within easy reach of the local bakery, post office, general store and pubs
  • 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
  • Take more than one day trip to the lively small resort of Swanage
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.

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 £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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)

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Chris Gee September 2017

A lovely cottage in a brilliant location. It was great to be able to leave the car and walk from the door. The garden was a great place for morning breakfast and evening meals with a fabulous view of Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Hills.

Reviewed by Vicky Freeman August 2017

A fantastic well equipped cottage in a fabulous location. Good to have parking in a busy village, easy to access the lovely shops and Corfe castle as they were just a few minutes walk away. A good location for the beaches at Swanage and Studland. We had a fantastic holiday.

Reviewed by Clare George August 2017

Very comfortable cottage, clean and well looked after. Ideal situation for going out to various places locally. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Andrew Haworth July 2017

Extremely comfortable cottage in a lovely quiet but convenient location. Great to have parking nearby and sitting in the garden with views to the castle was lovely. Island Cottage Holidays were a pleasure to deal with. Thank you.

Reviewed by Susan Bawler July 2017

A lovely traditional cottage, in a beautiful setting and so wonderfully comfortable. It made it perfect for a relaxed holiday for us.

Reviewed by John Amey January 2017

Our second visit this year to Plum Tree Cottage, and we really enjoyed it very much again. Coming from a city we love the feeling of being in a village for a week. The cottage is perfect for us. F A B U L O U S.

Reviewed by Harold Collin December 2016

A delightful comfortable cottage in the beautiful village of Corfe Castle. Clean and well equipped, it has been modernised to a high standard. Good access to numerous nearby coastal walks and places to visit. A real gem.

Reviewed by Carmel Shaw February 2016

Another lovely stay over the New Year period. Highly recommend Four and Twenty Black Birds for dinner and also the Gray Hound. the cottage is in a great location for the center of the village and Corfe Castle is a magical place at Christmas!!

Reviewed by Samantha Brunsdon January 2016

So lovely to come back to Plum Tree - Especially for Christmas - a very relaxing week - loved the tree! Thank you very much Sam, Chris and BB X

Reviewed by John Amey December 2015

This is a warm and comfortable cottage, very well equipped, in a lovely part of Corfe Castle. We had a wonderful week there and made full use of all the village amenities, pub and very well stocked corner shop. We will be back!!!

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Location

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