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
  • 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 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.

  • 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.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris 4th January 2020

Very homely, ideal location close to main part of the village but not too busy. Useful garden space & patio. Generally well equipped.

Reviewed by Samantha 28th December 2019

Another great New Year at Plum Tree - we hope to return soon. Sam and Chris from Milford.

Reviewed by Brian 30th November 2019

Third holiday at Plum Tree Cottage,Corfe Castle. Looking forward to the next.

Reviewed by Pam 23rd November 2019

Our second holiday this year in this ideal cottage says it all. It has everything we could need in terms of character, comfort, cleanliness, equipment etc. The location is perfect - in a quiet street yet only 3 minutes walk to the village centre and within easy driving distance to so many places to visit

Reviewed by Kathleen 16th November 2019

Absolutely delightful cottage and location with unique view of the village landmark The welcome preparation of tea tray after a long journey ..comforting, and with a personal touch of a card. The set log fire awaiting appreciated.

Reviewed by Rob 2nd November 2019

Great cottage in wonderful area. Large, fully enclosed lawn at the back.

Reviewed by John 26th October 2019

This warm and welcoming cottage is a great favourite of ours. With its own allocated parking spaces just around the corner and the close proximity to the village it really is a great place to stay.

Reviewed by Mike 12th October 2019

A lovely comfortable cottage set in a historical location having magnificent views of the castle ruins. We found the cottage very clean and tidy with a welcoming tea tray left in the kitchen. The cottage was well appointed and we wanted for nothing. One minor point was that the hot water system is instant but will only fill the bath with 'hot' wateRead morer if run very slowly. I am sure this can be rectified. We were well pleased with our stay at Plum Tree cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 5th October 2019

Beautiful little cottage in the heart of Corfe Castle. Perfect views and secure garden for the dogs. Great base for exploring Pubeck and the surrounding area

Reviewed by Harold 7th September 2019

A very comfortable cottage in the lovely village of Corfe Castle. Good local amenities on the doorstep. Excellent access to the wonderful Purbeck Coast. Nothing not to like.

Reviewed by Karen 20th July 2019

A cosy comfortable quaint cottage in a perfect peaceful location, providing a good base to stay. Lovely French doors from kitchen/diner into the garden, fully equipped kitchen. Lounge stayed nice and cool in hot weather! Any queries quickly resolved.

Reviewed by Debbie 29th June 2019

Fantastic location, with added parking.

Reviewed by Pauline 8th June 2019

We have visited Plum Tree Cottage on several occasions and it never fails to disappoint particularly the location being near to the Corfe shops and with lovely walks from the door and also within easy distance of some great beaches. The cottage itself is comfortable and has a well equipped kitchen. The garden is especially good, being completely enRead moreclosed and with a lovely outlook towards the Castle and surrounding hills. Hide

Reviewed by Pam 1st June 2019

A really charming stone cottage in a tranquil village street yet only a 2 minute walk to the shops and pubs. Well equipped with all the essentials, a sunny garden and a stunning view of the castle.

Reviewed by Robert 20th April 2019

The cottage was charming, and very comfortable, with a lovely view of the castle. Everything was well-maintained, and it provided an excellent base, with lots to do locally and in easy striking distance. The parking place was an added bonus.

Reviewed by Pauline 30th March 2019

This was our fourth visit to Plum Tree Cottage during the past few years and it never fails to disappoint. The location is spectacular, particularly when the weather permits sitting outside, with its lovely views of the castle and surrounding hills. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped, We particularly appreciate the fact that it is doRead moreg friendly as the whole area is ideal for dog walking and also near to the beaches of Studland and Swanage and the close proximity to Corfe shops Hide

Reviewed by Chris 27th February 2019

A great location within walking distance of the main village and castle. For a small cottage it is quite spacious inside. The kitchen is very well-equipped, spotlessly clean and has modern appliances. The sitting room is cosy and comfortable. Very good central heating and wi-fi connection. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. There is a well-Read moreappointed bathroom with separate shower cubicle. The garden is long and secure for the dogs. We enjoyed our stay very much. Highly recommended. Hide

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