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View of St Edmunds House
View of the garden
Try alfresco dining in this beautiful garden
Get cosy in front of the wood burner
Dining area
Kitchen
Bathroom
Property feature
Beautiful beams
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Walk in shower
1 / 14  View of St Edmunds House
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3 / 14  Try alfresco dining in this beautiful garden
4 / 14  Get cosy in front of the wood burner
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6 / 14  Kitchen
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10 / 14  Double bedroom
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St Edmunds House

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold Award
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • This stylish and spacious holiday home is ideal for a large family or group of friends
  • Ideally situated for exploring the tranquil countryside of the Isle of Purbeck and coastal walks
  • Enjoy the wonderful beaches of nearby Studland and Swanage
  • Explore the famous Jurassic Coastline and quaint coves of Kimmeridge and Lulworth
Property code: IC126

This beautiful and stylish Grade II listed stone cottage with delightful gardens is situated in the heart of the picturesque and historic village of Corfe Castle, close to the majestic castle ruins.

This beautiful stone cottage is situated in the heart of the historic village of Corfe Castle. St Edmunds is within a few minutes walk of the dramatic castle and the central square of the village with its charming church, local bakers, general stores, National Trust shop, public houses, restaurants and tea shops. This is an inspiring walking area and visitors can walk directly from the house to join a network of footpaths which extend westwards towards Kimmeridge and Lulworth or Eastwards to Studland. The renowned Jurassic coastline with its treasure trove of fossils and dramatic scenery is nearby. The small resort and sandy beach of Swanage is within a ten-minute drive, and Studland beach with its miles of golden beaches and unspoilt dunes is only six miles away. The steam railway which links Corfe Castle with Swanage is within a two minute walk.

St Edmunds House is a substantial stone Grade II listed property which has been renovated with great care to retain the original features of beamed ceilings, flagstone floors and a spectacular inglenook fireplace. The house has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. On the ground floor there is a sitting room with a large sofa, armchairs, flat screen 3D television (two pairs of 3D glasses provided)/Freesat/Blu-ray DVD player, and a wood burning stove; a panelled dining room with an oak table and chairs and inglenook fireplace; a light and airy office style area ideal for anyone who needs to work during their holiday, with desks, a printer, photocopier, phone monitor and Xbox; a shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC; an open plan bespoke fitted kitchen with wooden units, granite worktops, double Belfast style sink, an AGA, combination microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, and wine cooler; a second sitting area with sofas, a wood burning stove, wall mounted television and door opening onto the terrace. (A washing machine, tumble dryer and large freezer are available in the stone cottage in the garden).

Stairs lead up to a bathroom with bath, hand shower, basin and WC plus four charming bedrooms which all enjoy open garden views extending to the nearby downs. There is a master bedroom with a king-size bed and wall mounted television with Blu-ray player, basin and an integral bath built into a window recess with views of the castle and nearby hills; a second king-size double bedroom with basin; a smaller double bedroom and a twin bedroom on the third floor. (A folding bed is also available to enable a child to sleep separately in one of the double bedrooms). Access to the twin room is via a short, fairly steep winding staircase. There is a powerful telescope in this view which is ideal for enjoying views of the night skies. Central heating and electricity is provided without extra charge. We regret it is not possible to have a fire in the inglenook fireplace. WiFi and a telephone for incoming and free national calls is available.

One of the wonderful features of the house is the extensive country garden at the rear of the property. This pretty garden is fenced and has a protected terrace with garden furniture and a barbecue so that visitors can relax and enjoy meals in the sunshine. There is also a pretty one-room garden cottage with utility items, a small covered fish pond and views of the castle. Two gateways open from the garden onto open grassland area with a footpath crossing the common to give easy access to the countryside on the outskirts of the village, and in the other direction giving easy access to the nearby village square. There are three public houses, two tea shops and an excellent restaurant within three or four minutes walk. Two parking permits available for free parking for two cars in Station Road car park, Corfe Castle, 200 metres from the cottage. A bus service linking Corfe Castle with Swanage, Wareham and Poole is within three minutes walk.

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

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 master bedroom with a king-size bed and TV with Blu-ray and bath, 1 king-size double bedroom, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom. (A child’s folding bed is also available for an additional £35, located on second floor and to be requested at time of booking)
  • 1 bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and WC
  • 1 shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • 1 WC in outbuilding
  • AGA style oven, combi microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge and wine cooler
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer are available
  • 3D TV (2 pairs of 3D glasses provided)/Blu-ray DVD player and wood burner
  • Wood burner and TV in 2nd lounge
  • Dining room with inglenook fireplace
  • Printer, photocopier, phone, monitor and Xbox in office
  • Fenced garden with BBQ, garden furniture and a small covered fish pond
  • Access to the twin room is via a short, fairly steep, winding staircase
  • Telephone for incoming and free national calls is available
  • Children of 4 years or over welcome or babes in arms (none mobile) welcome
  • Central heating and electricity included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Security deposit - £250 per booking
  • Regret no pets
  • Swanage 6 miles, Studland 6 miles. Steam railway within short walk away. Pubs, tea shops and restaurants within a 4 minute walk
  • Two parking permits available for free parking for two cars in Station Road car park, Corfe Castle, 200 metres from the cottage.

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Pamela 16th July 2021

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Beautiful house and gardens, conveniently situated

Reviewed by Jill 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Nicola 28th May 2021

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Beautiful cottage, great location, fab garden, everything you need is in the cottage. Only downside is there is no onsite parling. A permit is given for the railway station 350yards away. Also 6pm is a very late entry time, even with covid cleaning.

Reviewed by Jane 21st May 2021

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What a delightful cottage , absolutely loved our stay , and didnt want to leave .. . The weather was iffy when we were there but. Made the most of the log burner and the aha makes it so cosy .. its beautifully kitted out , the location is amazing, lovely views from the garden , especially the castle , .. lots of places to eat out , and a short drivRead moree from some stunning pubs , The lady that runs it was absolutely lovely , nothing was too much trouble . Hide

Reviewed by Vanessa 3rd May 2021

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Dissatisfied with this stay. Not the cleanest place to stay. Requested no pets but there were signs it was dog friendly and as one of our party is allergic to animal hair this wasnt good. Heating barely came on so very cold most of the time. Not worth the money spent.

Reviewed by Rowena 16th April 2021

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A superb cottage in a lovely spot. Warm, welcoming and relaxing inside and out. The garden and views were an unexpected treat.

Reviewed by David 16th October 2020

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Lovely house in superb location. Lovely pubs near by and stunning village. Easy access to Studland and the steam train to Swanage.

Reviewed by Gill 12th October 2020

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Lovely homely cottage. Very welcoming. Cottage manager very approachable and helpful. Had a wonderful time. Will be back.

Reviewed by Beverley 25th September 2020

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Beautiful large cottage with a wonderful garden. The cottage is very well equipped and you have everything you need. The furnishings were very comfortable and the cottage is well decorated. A very cosy place. You are only a short stroll from everything that Corfe castle as to offer with many beautiful walks from the village. A wonderful cottage in Read morea wonderful part of the country Hide

Reviewed by Emma 11th September 2020

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This property is fabulous and completely exceeded our expectations. It is extremely spacious and has the benefit of 2 lounges. The garden is gorgeous, we enjoyed many a warm evening in it with fantastic views over the hills and corfe castle can be seen from the end of it as well as a field of horses. It is the ideal location for exploring Purbeck, Read morewithin walking distance to pubs, village shops and bakery, swanage railway and corfe castle. Wed love to come back! Hide

Reviewed by Sue 14th August 2020

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A beautiful character cottage with an amazing garden in a great location. Plenty within walking distance and even more within easy driving distance.

Reviewed by Michael 31st July 2020

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Lovely cottage, not easy to find initially, but once in its lovely, quirky and charming, really well equipped with good quality houseware. Lovely large, well maintained garden which runs down to fields with horses. View of Corfe Castle from bottom of garden. The village is charming.

Reviewed by Anthony 24th July 2020

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Nice, clean and modernised inside whilst retaining character. Beautiful garden. The person in charge of keeping the property (Zoe) was very pro-active and helpful. Very good communications. Great location within range of lots of lovely places.

Reviewed by Grant 10th July 2020

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Fabulous location 2 minutes walk from Corfe Castle. Lovely pub nearby which serves food alfresco with direct views of the castle. 15mins by car to Studland beach

Reviewed by Nicole 24th January 2020

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Reviewed by Bridget 27th December 2019

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We were 4 mature couples who regularly holiday together and the cottage worked really well for all of us. Its in a location we all love. We are a fairly practical bunch so were able to make good use of aga and the wood burners - the proximity of the village pubs was a huge bonus.

Reviewed by alex 1st November 2019

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Really enjoyed our short break. The cottage is generally very nice and clean, although I would recommend the main entrance sitting room carpet is cleaned. The first floor floors are very uneven and can actually make you feel a little dizzy at times. The cottage is very warm and the bath in the main bedroom is a delight, and the main bathroom is lovRead moreely too. We had water pouring into the second lounge (off the kitchen) from the rear patio - but we had torrential rain during most of our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Islwyn 11th October 2019

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Reviewed by Mary 4th October 2019

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We loved the characterful cottage and it had just the right set up of bedrooms for our party. Attic room is probably best suited to children although we did manage! Garden is beautiful and the barbecue was ideal. Great location and we made good use of the local shop. Parking situation not ideal for elderly but fine for us. So much to do in the areaRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Scott 20th September 2019

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Location is stunning. Great garden with easy access to the common. Great for 6 but layout and fittings for 8 sleeping, so needs care in scheduling access to toilets and the single shower room. Im happy to recommend this cottage but warn that it is an older property with quirks but charming if you accept them.

Reviewed by Emily 30th August 2019

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A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location, very close to Corfe Castle. Instructions and responsiveness from Danielle before and during our stay were very helpful. We had a wonderful time and only wish we couldve stayed longer!

Reviewed by Hayley 16th August 2019

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Lovely cottage well equipped for all ages. Cottage being located on a busy road needs to be noted and parking is away from the cottage. Great location for local amenities.

Reviewed by Philip 2nd August 2019

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View of St Edmunds House
View of the garden
Try alfresco dining in this beautiful garden
Get cosy in front of the wood burner
Dining area
Kitchen
Bathroom
Property feature
Beautiful beams
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
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Location

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