View towards rear of the house
Relax in front of the fire
Spacious lounge
Modern kitchen for creating those family meals
Conservatory over looking the garden
Relax with a book or sit up with a game in the conservatory
Room for all the family around the dining table
Bright dining room
Cosy reading area
Enjoy a game of snooker
View towards the House
Double bedroom
En-suite shower room
Spacious Twin room
Dual aspect double bedroom
Relax in the bath or have a refreshing shower in the en-suite bathroom
King-sized zip and link bedroom
Family shower room
Beautiful back garden to relax in the sun
1 / 19  View towards rear of the house
2 / 19  Relax in front of the fire
3 / 19  Spacious lounge
4 / 19  Modern kitchen for creating those family meals
5 / 19  Conservatory over looking the garden
6 / 19  Relax with a book or sit up with a game in the conservatory
7 / 19  Room for all the family around the dining table
8 / 19  Bright dining room
9 / 19  Cosy reading area
10 / 19  Enjoy a game of snooker
11 / 19  View towards the House
12 / 19  Double bedroom
13 / 19  En-suite shower room
14 / 19  Spacious Twin room
15 / 19  Dual aspect double bedroom
16 / 19  Relax in the bath or have a refreshing shower in the en-suite bathroom
17 / 19  King-sized zip and link bedroom
18 / 19  Family shower room
19 / 19  Beautiful back garden to relax in the sun

Purbeck House

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
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 included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Attractive Grade II listed house
  • Close to the centre of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle
  • Stunning views of the Purbeck Hills
  • A haven for walkers, with extensive trails in the area
  • Spot dolphins and seals off the coast at Durlston Country Park
  • Go exploring along the Jurassic Coast
Property code: IC101

This gorgeous Grade II listed property is located close to the centre of Corfe Castle in the heart of the wonderful Isle of Purbeck, making it ideal for exploring this stunning island and the spectacular Jurassic Coast.

Purbeck House is a beautiful Grade II listed stone property, dating back to the 1700s with a large garden and views of the rolling Purbeck hills. It stands close to the centre of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle - almost at the very heart of the Isle of Purbeck with its sandy beaches. The village square and the majestic ruins of the castle are within an eight-minute walk. The village has a variety of public houses, restaurants and tea shops, plus an exceptional bakery, a village shop with lots of local produce, gift shops and a National Trust shop. This is a wonderful walking area and visitors can stroll directly from the house to join extensive trails leading to the coastal villages of Studland and Lulworth. Pleasant walks also extend to the hilltop villages of Kingston and Worth Matravers. This is a spectacular area which is part of the Jurassic coast and the nearby coastal walks offer panoramic views with a wide range of marine and bird life. Dolphins and seals can often be seen off the coast at Durlston, and there are good facilities for bird watchers at Studland and also at Arne, which is protected by the RSPB.

The sandy beaches of Studland and Swanage are both within a 10/15 minute drive. Studland is an unspoilt area protected by the National Trust with four miles of beach. At Swanage you have all the traditional amusements of a seaside resort including Punch and Judy, crazy golf, pedalos and fishing, plus facilities for various boating activities and diving. A well preserved steam railway links Corfe Castle with Swanage and provides an enjoyable way of stepping back in time.

Purbeck House is a detached property which has recently been renovated to a high standard. Care has been taken to retain the traditional features of the property including ancient beams and an inglenook fireplace. The house was extended in the last century and now provides spacious, light and airy accommodation with views from many rooms over the garden to the downs. The house has been equipped and furnished with great sensitivity to provide attractive accommodation for eight people in four bedrooms, with two en-suite shower rooms, a family bathroom and separate cloakroom with WC on the ground floor. At one end of the house there is a spacious twin room with antique French beds, and a beautiful double bedroom with views across the garden. This is a zip and link king-size bed which can on request be made up as two 2 ft 6 in singles suitable for children. These two rooms have shared use of a family shower room with a WC and basin. At the other end of the house there are two double bedrooms, both with king-size beds and views across the garden. One has a large en-suite shower room with built in shower, basin and WC, and the other bedroom is adjacent to the family bathroom incorporating a bath with overhead shower, basin and WC. Hand and bath towels are provided for all guests without charge at Purbeck House.

On the ground floor there is a large sitting room with four windows, comfortable sofas, a wide screen television with DVD player and Freeview. Visitors can relax here in front of an inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove which provides a very pleasant central focus for the room. A snooker table is also available for guests enjoyment. WiFi internet is available without extra charge. There is a separate dining room with a large table and chairs which comfortably seats eight, a dresser and feature fireplace. French doors open from here into a spacious conservatory overlooking the garden, with another table and chairs and comfortable seating. A further door opens from the conservatory directly into the garden. There is a fitted kitchen with windows overlooking the garden, equipped with wooden units, a range style gas hob and electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and two under counter fridge freezers. The washing machine is housed in the adjoining utility room with a second sink, and the cloakroom with WC. A second staircase leads upstairs from here. Central heating and electricity at no extra charge. A travel cot and high chair can be provided.

The garden is a wonderful feature of Purbeck House as it is exceptionally large and is fully enclosed. Just to the rear of the house is a patio area which extends to a large lawn with shrubberies. It is a marvellous place for visitors to relax and for children to play games. It has an open feel with views to the downs in the distance. Garden furniture is provided. There is parking for one car in the garage and access via the back of the garage to an area in the back garden where a further two small cars can be parked. Parking for larger cars is available in a side road within a two-minute walk. A bus service is within a few minutes walk and steam train service to Swanage within an eight minutes walk. Nearby places to visit include the tank museum at Bovington, Monkey World, and various National Trust properties including Corfe Castle, the wonderful house of Kingston Lacey, and the homes of Lawrence of Arabia and Thomas Hardy.

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

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 king-size zip-and-link (can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over a bath with WC, 2 shower rooms (1 en-suite) with WC
  • Downstairs WC with basin
  • Gas hob and electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Snooker table
  • Wood burner in lounge
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV/DVD
  • Minimum of 4 night stay only

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nicola 4th May 2019

Fabulous, spacious cottage with everything that you could possibly think of provided by the owners. Very clean and in a great location.

Reviewed by Linda 13th April 2019

Very well equipped comfortable cottage ideally situated on Purbeck .

Reviewed by Barbara 6th April 2019

A beautiful cottage in a brilliant central position for visiting everywhere on the Isle of Purbeck. The garden is lovely and ideal for children and dogs. Corfe Castle has everything you need within walking distance, including the steam train to Swanage. A beautiful cottage in a beautiful area.

Reviewed by Gill 29th December 2018

A clean and well equipped cottage in a great position in Corfe Castle. Layout is good especially for 2 couples with teenage or older children. Two bedrooms one end both with bathrooms and two bedrooms the other end with shared bathroom. Great garden. Log burning stove. Full of character would thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Sally 6th October 2018

Lovely location and well equipped cottage. So nice to be able to take our two dogs with us.

Reviewed by Mike 1st September 2018

This is a cracking cottage in a fantastic location. Loads of space for us, very comfortable, everything that we needed.

Reviewed by Nicola 29th August 2018

Beautiful house, lovely location, very well equipped and absolutely perfect for our family group, ranging from 2 to 82 years old.

Reviewed by Nicola Pendreich April 2018

Beautiful and very comfortable cottage. Very well equipped, wanted for nothing. Great position for walking into Corfe, with great local pubs for eating. Arne reserve just 15min drive away, well worth a visit.

Reviewed by Jill Hunt March 2018

We found Purbeck House to be large and spacious yet cosy and comfortable. It is clean and well equipped, a joy to stay in. The location is fantastic for exploring by all means car, bus steam train or on foot. This was our second visit and still more to see and do! Fabulous weather for February!

Reviewed by Karen Hoe March 2018

A wonderful homely cottage with everything you could wish for, pool table for the boys (22,21 and 19) large garden for the dogs, comfortable furniture and cosy fire for family evenings. Everything spotless. A real character cottage with plenty of space for us all. Great 50th Birthday- thanks

Reviewed by Greg Malone October 2017

A fantastic location we know the area well and loved many long walks with our dog. Used the two weeks for a family re-union. Cannot recommend this house enough, love Corfe Castle and all the Purbeck area. Can't fault our stay thank you very much for your excellent service.

Reviewed by Christine Rosser July 2017

We will happily recommend Purbeck House and Island Cottage Holidays to family and friends we had a very enjoyable stay, thank you.

Reviewed by Sheila Pockett July 2017

The cottage is a lovely place to stay, we will be back.

Reviewed by Mrs Brueton May 2017

A glorious week - the house exceeded all expectations and the weather even more so. Have stayed in the area on numerous occasions over several years, but we must say that Purbeck House is worthy of more than four stars!

Reviewed by Stuart Hunt April 2017

An amazing cottage! Lots of space and well equipped. Corfe Castle is a fantastic location - easy to reach many places and within walking distance of many shops, restaurants and bars. We definitely hope to return soon.

Reviewed by Janet Macey August 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday even though the weather was not great. Lots of room for our party of six. We especially enjoyed the breakfast room/conservatory and the lovely garden. And, with the weather not being so good, the pool/snooker table came in very handy! Lovely!

Reviewed by Ann Middlemiss July 2016

wonderful stay again at Purbeck house and hope to be there again next year. would recommend island cottages to anyone looking for a lovely place to stay in beautiful surroundings.

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View towards rear of the house
Relax in front of the fire
Spacious lounge
Modern kitchen for creating those family meals
Conservatory over looking the garden
Relax with a book or sit up with a game in the conservatory
Room for all the family around the dining table
Bright dining room
Cosy reading area
Enjoy a game of snooker
View towards the House
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