View of St Edmunds House
View of the garden
Try al fresco dining in this beautiful garden
Get cosey in front of the wood burner
Dining area
Property feature
Beautiful beams
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Walk in shower
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St Edmunds House

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 5 star Gold
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
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
  • Perfect for exploring the popular village of Corfe Castle
  • Enjoy the wonderful beaches of nearby Studland and Swanage
  • An ideal location for fantastic rural and coastal walks
  • 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. Special permits are available for free parking for two cars with barrier parking within 50 metres of 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.)
  • 1 bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and WC
  • 1 shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • 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 and babes in arms 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
  • Special permits are available for free parking for two cars with barrier parking within 50 metres of the cottage

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ellen 28th June 2019

Amazing beautiful cottage, had the best time! The owners were incredible. THANK YOU so much!

Reviewed by Stuart 10th May 2019

Lovely cottage in great location. Attic room not ideal for adults due to stairs,but a beautiful room. Could do with main bedroom.

Reviewed by Lesley 3rd May 2019

My only complaint is that this is advertised as a 3 bathroom when in fact it has two baths, one shower but only two toilets one of those being downstairs - too far for night time. If a property is advertised as 3 bathroom it gives the impression of 3 toilets. Apart from this the house is fabulous, although on main road there was no issue with noiseRead more. The garden is extremely well kept and is beautiful. Plenty essential equipment. Lots of quality decorations giving a very homely feel Hide

Reviewed by Claire 30th March 2019

This is a charming cottage, full of character and with stunning views from the back of the house and it's beautiful garden. The front door leads directly onto the pavement and a busy road. However, the traffic noise cannot be heard from inside or from the garden. We thought the location was very convenient, particularly in the evenings as we could Read moreenjoy a drink and easily walk back to the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 15th March 2019

Lovely cottage with everything we needed for a great stay. High quality furnishings and standard of accommodation.

Reviewed by Mandy 22nd December 2018

As a family of 7 we had a fantastic Xmas break. We would like to thank Danielle and Michael for all of their help. The cottage is in an excellent position for seeing the local sites. The Aga is amazing [best Christmas dinner ever!!] and if you use the cookbook very easy to use. The local pubs and shop are very friendly.

Reviewed by Helena 30th November 2018

Gorgeous, cosy cottage in a picturesque village. The cottage is on a main road, however, the view from the rear is beautiful. Parking in school car park opposite. Very well equipped, lovely bedding, incredibly clean. Easy walk to village with fab shops and several pubs! The Aga took a bit of getting used to but we managed an amazing roast dinner foRead morer 7! My kids loved the bedroom in the roof space! Will be back. Hide

Reviewed by David 2nd November 2018

Beautiful house in the middle of Corfe. Handy Parking in the school opposite. The house was lovely and cosy with quality fittings and decoration was of a high standard. Beds and linen were a very good quality The kitchen had everything you Could wish for and the wood burner was a added lovely bonus. Only a 5 minute walk to the Swanage steam railwayRead more Hide

Reviewed by Karen 19th October 2018

We had a fantastic week. We had a group of mixed ages, and the cottage worked perfectly for everyone. The location was great, the parking wasn't an issue . We had lovely weather for October, so were able to make use of the lovely garden for lunches. It is maintained at to an amazing standard, very comfortable throughout

Reviewed by Michael Smart October 2017

A great cottage, we loved it; probably one of the best we have ever stayed in and there have been a lot. It is beautifully appointed and very comfortable. We loved the AGA!

Reviewed by Victoria La Bouchardiere June 2017

We couldn't have been happier with our stay at St Edmund's House. The property was spotless, stylish and had all the home comforts you could wish for. The garden was stunning, too. Our hosts were helpful and welcoming and I'd highly recommend this property to anyone. You won't be disappointed.

Reviewed by Penny Kocher April 2017

Fabulous cottage, everything you could possibly need, real comfort, this was the second Island cottage we stayed in and we are going to another one in December as they are such good value. We have decided that this if the way to go for short breaks rather than Hotels.

Reviewed by Judith Williams January 2017

Beautifully maintained and presented cottage. It was a perfect location for our family Christmas. The village shop, just a short walk away, is excellent and the three pubs are very welcoming.

Reviewed by Amanda Buckland July 2016

Wonderful accommodation, location and decor could not be faulted. A lovely 3 generation family break that met everyone's holiday wish list

Reviewed by Jenny Blake August 2015

Perfect! Beautifully decorated. Such attention to detail made this stay very special. If you could bear to leave the cottage, the surrounding area is simply stunning.So many places to visit. Or,spend hours on the beach gazing at breathtaking views. Perfect too for gastronomes, wherever we ate it was exceptional. Enjoy!

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View of St Edmunds House
View of the garden
Try al fresco dining in this beautiful garden
Get cosey in front of the wood burner
Dining area
Property feature
Beautiful beams
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
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