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4 Star Cottage; Sleeps 4 and a baby in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Perfect 2017 100% guest rating 2017

This former chapel has wonderful views from the cottage and garden of Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Hills. The cottage has two bedrooms, a lovely modern fitted kitchen and spacious sitting room. Central heating and wood burning stove plus WiFi internet access. Good public house for meals within a 12 minute walk. Wonderful walking area with footpaths close to the cottage. This Purbeck Dorset cottage at Kingston sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Read full description

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Booking Fee £19.99 per booking Cot & High Chair £13.29 per week Pets (No. of) £29.99 per week Towels (Bath & Hand Towel) £4.29 per person per week WiFi Internet Free WiFi Internet Heating & Electricity Free of chargeBed Linen Free of chargeBooking Deposit 25% of cottage rental Security Bond £100 per booking

Pricing and Booking Notes for The Chapel

Arrival Time 15:00 Departure Time 10:00 Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1

Introduction

The Chapel is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, on the outskirts of Kingston village. The property is laid out over two floors; on the ground floor is the living room and kitchen and on the first floor are two bedrooms and a bathroom.

The cottage is situated on Kingston Hill, approximately 3/4 mile from Corfe Castle and 1I 4 mile from Kingston village. The Chapel is the first building on the right- next to Chapel Cottage. Drive through the entrance, immediately after a telegraph pole and onto the gravel parking area which provides parking for two cars. There is further parking in the lay-by on the road in front of the cottage.

From the drive there are three stone steps (or a ramp for pushchairs etc) leading up to the cottage. The entrance is through the door marked "The Chapel" between the cottage and the garage. This leads you into a covered porch with a purbeck stone floor. There are 2 further steps up to the door of the cottage which lead directly into the living room.

The Chapel has an oak wooden floor downstairs. The stairs and upstairs are carpeted.

Kitchen

There is a 4 ring halogen hob with a low level oven beneath. A freestanding fridge/freezer with a microwave on top. Stone Belfast sink, slim line dish-washer and washing machine.

Living Room

A large room with a step up at one end leading into a bay seating area, from here is a French door leading to the patio area and garden. To go upstairs you need to go up three steps and through a door, this will take you to the landing at the bottom of the stairs. From here there is also another exit leading into the covered passageway between the two cottages and then out into the garden.

Master Bedroom

This is the larger of the two bedrooms and has a super king size bed (6ftx 6ft3) which can be unzipped to provide two single 3ft beds. There is a sloping ceiling, however most of room is full height.

Bedroom 2

Has a brass double bed and large built-in wardrobe.

Bathroom

3 piece white suite with shower over bath

Garden

This can be accessed in 3 different ways, two of which have already been mentioned. The third is from the porch entrance to the Chapel. If you go through the French door you will step onto a gravel path. To the right of the path is a decking area with picnic table. Straight ahead are 3 stone steps which lead up to the another paved area and then onto the lawn.

The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a raised bed along one side of the stone wall. It is enclosed by fencing however a small dog might be able to fit under the gate or fencing.

Walking on the road down the hill approximately 30 yards on the left there is a stile to climb over which leads to a footpath across a field. At the corner of the field there is another stile - left takes you up the hill to Kingston Village and right takes you onto Corfe Common. These footpaths lead to wonderful walks including along the Jurassic Coast.

For more information about cottages with facilities for disabled guests and easy access cottages for those with impaired mobility visit Easy Access Cottages

David Massey -
Idyllic surroundings well kept and fully enclosed garden cottage contained all our needs - Oct 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Jean Stone -
Our first visit to Dorset. The Chapel was brilliant, very clean, with everything to make our holiday enjoyable. A super idea to have the two chairs on the raised dais to watch the great variety of birdlife and marvel at the stunning views over the Purbeck hills. - Jul 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Nigel Duce -
A lovely cottage in a lovely location . - May 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Tony Bennett -
The Chapel was awarded a 5 star review by Tony Bennett - May 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Thomas Lowery -
The Chapel was awarded a 5 star review by Thomas Lowery - Apr 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Pamela Denison -
A delightful, comfortable and cosy cottage. We had an enjoyable stay and enjoyed our visit to thus area of Dorset - There is so much so see in the area. - Dec 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

P Scarlett -
Really nice cottage, perfectly located for walking either into Corfe or up to Kimmeridge. Great little log burner and, unlike what we did, there is absolutely no need to take your own logs as the extra basket for £10 would easily last 5 nights in the Autumn. - Dec 2016 - Cottage Rating 4 Stars

Michael Smith -
The Chapel was awarded a 5 star review by Michael Smith - Sep 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Alan Johnson -
The Chapel was awarded a 5 star review by Alan Johnson - Jul 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

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Afflington Manor Lodge Corfe Castle Purbeck
Afflington Manor Lodge Corfe Castle Purbeck

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Sleeps 5 (including a baby) in 3 bedrooms
This lovely stone cottage is beautifully situated in the grounds of Afflington Manor – a superb manor house, mentioned in the Doomsdaybook, surrounded by beautiful gardens, lakes and farmland which is home to Alpachas, pedigree cows and sheep. The lakes in the grounds encourage a great deal of bird life. There are resident ducks and herons are frequent visitors.The cottage is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle.

Hill View Cottage Langton Matravers Purbeck
Hill View Cottage Langton Matravers Purbeck

Hill View Cottage

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Sleeps 5 plus a baby in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
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The Chapel is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at The Chapel. The Chapel is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Saturday to Saturday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 15:00 and the normal departure time is 10:00.

For details on access to The Chapel for those with impaired mobility or disabilities please read the cottage access statement in the tab below.

The Chapel Guest Comments

Reviews and feedback for The Chapel and holidays on Purbeck

32 Guest Reviews for The Chapel
5 Stars - (23)
David Massey - Oct 2017

Idyllic surroundings well kept and fully enclosed garden cottage contained all our needs Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jean Stone - Jul 2017

Our first visit to Dorset. The Chapel was brilliant, very clean, with everything to make our holiday enjoyable. A super idea to have the two chairs on the raised dais to watch the great variety of birdlife and marvel at the stunning views over the Purbeck hills. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nigel Duce - May 2017

A lovely cottage in a lovely location . Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Tony Bennett - May 2017

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Thomas Lowery - Apr 2017

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Pamela Denison - Dec 2016

A delightful, comfortable and cosy cottage. We had an enjoyable stay and enjoyed our visit to thus area of Dorset - There is so much so see in the area. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Michael Smith - Sep 2016

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Alan Johnson - Jul 2016

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sharon Giles - Jun 2016

A wonderful cottage with superb views! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

L Jenkins - Apr 2016

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

J Edwards - Oct 2015

Beautifully presented cottage with far reaching views of the surrounding countryside. We would happily return. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Susan Payne - Jun 2015

Lovely cottage, gold award well deserved. We couldn't fault it and would hope to stay at the Chapel again Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Patricia Davidson - Apr 2015

A great cottage the photos on website did not do it justice. The view from the large bay windows in lounge were superb. The cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable. We are already thinking of booking again Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Tom Lowery - Apr 2015

Very comfortable and welcoming Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jeff Doolan - Apr 2015

A lovely property with stunning views. Extremely well situated for local walks and sightseeing. The standard of the property was high. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jenny Kidby - Aug 2014

Lovely cottage in great location. My husband, my daughter and I had a wonderful time and enjoyed exploring the many footpaths nearby and using the cottage as a base for the beaches at Studland. Definitely recommend for any couple or family. Scott Arms well worth a visit (or two!) Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Susan Finigan - Jul 2014

One of the best cottages we have stayed in - very comfortable, beautiful views from the house and garden, excellent pub up the road! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mark Jowett - Jun 2014

A lovely cottage in a beautiful location, a home from home. Wonderful views from the garden! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Ian Rockett - Apr 2014

We had a fantastic stay in a very lovely cottage. Cant fault it and the owners were very helpful with any questions we had during our stay. Will be coming back for sure. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Gina F - Aug 2013

Had a perfect week! Great location for exploring, brilliant base for long walks & the view from the garden was stunning. Thank you particularly for being dog friendly. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sarah V - Jun 2013

a wonderful cottage with the most amazing views. We really enjoyed sitting in the bay window when it was a bit too chilly to be outside. The bathroom could do with updating but overall the cottage was warm, comfortable and lovely. Thank you. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Susan B - May 2013

Beautiful location for a peaceful holiday, great cottage and extremely well equipped. Excellent walking straight from this location and the most wonderful views to relax with on your return! Would definitely come back. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Rosemary B - Apr 2013

Lovely cosy cottage to return to after days walking in snow and ice with wind chill giving -12 !! fabulous views and lovely comfortable beds. Ideal for dogs. We know the area really well and this is the best cottage we have found to stay in. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

4 Stars - (4)
P Scarlett - Dec 2016

Really nice cottage, perfectly located for walking either into Corfe or up to Kimmeridge. Great little log burner and, unlike what we did, there is absolutely no need to take your own logs as the extra basket for £10 would easily last 5 nights in the Autumn. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Chris Brooks - Nov 2015

Our 2nd visit to The Chapel. Comfortable warm cosy cottage with great views. Very convenient for exploring the local coastline. Walks to Houns Tout and Swyre Head from the door. The Studland Peninsula, Dancing Ledge and St Aldhelm's Head all within a short drive. Did not disappoint, recommended to walkers. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Chris Brooks - Dec 2014

A cosy, clean and welcoming stone cottage with excellent views towards Corfe Castle and the surrounding hills. It is ideally placed to explore the Isle of Purbeck with Studland Bay and Lulworth Cove within easy reach. A great stay and an area I would recommend to any walker. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Naomi S - Mar 2013

Lovely cottage in great location. Very dog friendly and a decent porch/hallway for boots and coats in bad weather. Will probably come back soon. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

3 Stars - (3)
Jean Brown - Dec 2016

Cottage Rating: 3 Stars

Georgina Buck - Aug 2013

Cottage Rating: 3 Stars

Lyn Y - May 2013

Cottage Rating: 3 Stars

2 Stars - (2)
Rachel Wiggan - Sep 2013

A lovely location for a cottage, with some attention to detail would make a lovely stay. The cottage wasn't very clean on our arrival but Island Cottage Holidays were supportive and helped to rectify most of the problems. Stunning views from the garden and lots of walks on the doorstep! Cottage Rating: 2 Stars

Claire J - Apr 2013

Cottage Rating: 2 Stars

1 Stars
David Massey - Oct 2017

Idyllic surroundings well kept and fully enclosed garden cottage contained all our needs Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jean Stone - Jul 2017

Our first visit to Dorset. The Chapel was brilliant, very clean, with everything to make our holiday enjoyable. A super idea to have the two chairs on the raised dais to watch the great variety of birdlife and marvel at the stunning views over the Purbeck hills. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nigel Duce - May 2017

A lovely cottage in a lovely location . Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Tony Bennett - May 2017

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Thomas Lowery - Apr 2017

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Pamela Denison - Dec 2016

A delightful, comfortable and cosy cottage. We had an enjoyable stay and enjoyed our visit to thus area of Dorset - There is so much so see in the area. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

P Scarlett - Dec 2016

Really nice cottage, perfectly located for walking either into Corfe or up to Kimmeridge. Great little log burner and, unlike what we did, there is absolutely no need to take your own logs as the extra basket for £10 would easily last 5 nights in the Autumn. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Michael Smith - Sep 2016

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Alan Johnson - Jul 2016

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sharon Giles - Jun 2016

A wonderful cottage with superb views! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

L Jenkins - Apr 2016

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Chris Brooks - Nov 2015

Our 2nd visit to The Chapel. Comfortable warm cosy cottage with great views. Very convenient for exploring the local coastline. Walks to Houns Tout and Swyre Head from the door. The Studland Peninsula, Dancing Ledge and St Aldhelm's Head all within a short drive. Did not disappoint, recommended to walkers. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

J Edwards - Oct 2015

Beautifully presented cottage with far reaching views of the surrounding countryside. We would happily return. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Susan Payne - Jun 2015

Lovely cottage, gold award well deserved. We couldn't fault it and would hope to stay at the Chapel again Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Patricia Davidson - Apr 2015

A great cottage the photos on website did not do it justice. The view from the large bay windows in lounge were superb. The cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable. We are already thinking of booking again Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Tom Lowery - Apr 2015

Very comfortable and welcoming Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jeff Doolan - Apr 2015

A lovely property with stunning views. Extremely well situated for local walks and sightseeing. The standard of the property was high. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Chris Brooks - Dec 2014

A cosy, clean and welcoming stone cottage with excellent views towards Corfe Castle and the surrounding hills. It is ideally placed to explore the Isle of Purbeck with Studland Bay and Lulworth Cove within easy reach. A great stay and an area I would recommend to any walker. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Jenny Kidby - Aug 2014

Lovely cottage in great location. My husband, my daughter and I had a wonderful time and enjoyed exploring the many footpaths nearby and using the cottage as a base for the beaches at Studland. Definitely recommend for any couple or family. Scott Arms well worth a visit (or two!) Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Susan Finigan - Jul 2014

One of the best cottages we have stayed in - very comfortable, beautiful views from the house and garden, excellent pub up the road! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mark Jowett - Jun 2014

A lovely cottage in a beautiful location, a home from home. Wonderful views from the garden! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Ian Rockett - Apr 2014

We had a fantastic stay in a very lovely cottage. Cant fault it and the owners were very helpful with any questions we had during our stay. Will be coming back for sure. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Gina F - Aug 2013

Had a perfect week! Great location for exploring, brilliant base for long walks & the view from the garden was stunning. Thank you particularly for being dog friendly. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sarah V - Jun 2013

a wonderful cottage with the most amazing views. We really enjoyed sitting in the bay window when it was a bit too chilly to be outside. The bathroom could do with updating but overall the cottage was warm, comfortable and lovely. Thank you. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Susan B - May 2013

Beautiful location for a peaceful holiday, great cottage and extremely well equipped. Excellent walking straight from this location and the most wonderful views to relax with on your return! Would definitely come back. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Rosemary B - Apr 2013

Lovely cosy cottage to return to after days walking in snow and ice with wind chill giving -12 !! fabulous views and lovely comfortable beds. Ideal for dogs. We know the area really well and this is the best cottage we have found to stay in. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Naomi S - Mar 2013

Lovely cottage in great location. Very dog friendly and a decent porch/hallway for boots and coats in bad weather. Will probably come back soon. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

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The Chapel Holiday Availability

Popular Holiday Weeks Available for Self catering holidays at The Chapel

The Chapel has 1 days available for Purbeck self catering holidays from the 19th November 2017 to 31st December 2018. That means The Chapel is 99.75% booked for this holiday periods with 58.1 weeks confirmed so far.

The Chapel Local Holiday Information

Kingston, Dorset local attractions for a self catering holiday at The Chapel

Kingston is an attractive rual village overlooking Corfe Castle from the Purbeck hills. This lovely little village has rows of stone built cottages, an attractive church and a good public house. The views from Kingston over the surroundning countryside and down to Corfe Castle make it a popular place to stay in Purbeck.

Kingston is a pleasant walk from the coast at Chapmans Pool or over to Kimmeridge via the coastal path.

To See and Do in and Around Kingston

Corfe Castle - The impressive ruined castle at Corfe Castle is one of the most iconic structures in Purbeck and is open to the public throughout the year. The view from the castle as well as all the places to explore makes this a fun day out for the whole family or a good place to relax in the sun.

Swanage Steam Railway - Corfe Castle is connected with the seaside town of Swanage by the Swanage Steam Railway. The railway is now a popular attraction in its own right but can also be used as an effient means of transport between Corfe Castle and Swanagee and can be incorporated in to a cicular walk along the Purbeck hills. www.swanagerailway.co.uk

Walk to Swanage - There is a lovely coastal pathway running from Kingston to Swanage. The walk goes past Chapmans Pool, Hill Bottom and then can be taken along the coast line or the Priests Way from Worth Matravers.

Eating and Drinking in and around Kingston

Scott Arms Public House - A good village pub selling food and local beer all with a view from Kingston down to Corfe Castle.

The Greyhound Public House - A traditional village pub with a warm and friendly atmosphere and a good selection of pub food. The pub garden in which you can enjoy meals or a drink has beautiful views of the castle of Corfe Castle and is a popular place to rest and have lunch when walking the Purbeck hills. www.greyhoundcorfe.co.uk

Clealls Village Shop - The newly reimagined grocery shop in Corfe Castle was made famous by Mary Queen of Shops (BBC TV) and now offers an great range of local food as well as daily essentials. Clealls now also have a little coffee shop with a wide range of local tourist information. You can pop in for a coffee and see what is happening locally. For more information visit the Clealls website http://clealls.co.uk/.

It's for anyone who likes to live life adventurously - you don’t have to be a seasoned explorer to enjoy a Go Ape experience! Go Ape offers up to three hours of tree top fun. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have some fun. The Moors Valley GoApe Country Park is within a 40min drive of Purbeck and is a great day out for the whole family. goape.co.uk

The Isle of Purbeck in Dorset

The Isle of Purbeck is a peninsular of land located in the South of Dorset and is famous for its sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. The sea surrounds Purbeck on three sides and nowhere is for from the coast. Apart from the small town of Swanage, the Isle of Purbeck is made up of small rural hamlets and traditional villages.

The North side of Purbeck is dominated by a wooded and heathland nature reserve and where it meets the water of Poole Harbour it attracts a great deal of bird life. The East coast of Purbeck is known for the two long sandy beaches at Studland and Swanage but also for the limestone pillars at Old Harry's Rocks. Along the South Coast is the start of the Jurassic Coast which is characterised by impressive coastal formations like Dancing Ledge and Durdle Door but also for quiet coves and peaceful beaches for swimming.

Much of Purbeck has been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the vast majority of Purbeck remains in the hands of nature. This is ideal for walkers and cyclists who are free to explore large areas of countryside and take in a number of wondrous locations.

The Isle of Purbeck has a number of events which take place throughout the year. To find out more about local events go to our Purbeck Events pages.

Walking, Nature & Wild Life Links:

Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Details of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and ways to enjoy them with walking and cycling information as well as some great places to see. - www.dorsetaonb.org.uk

Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve - Find out more about the efforts to conserve the marine wildlife, where you might find some sea horses and how you can also get involved with fun projects. - www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Purbeck Coast Walks - A walking route along the Purbeck Coast with links to other walks nearby - www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walks/walks/walk_a/2579/

Where to Ride Purbeck - Cycle routes and information for Purbeck - www.britishcycling.org.uk/

Purbeck Holiday Guide

A selection of local attractions from thepurbecks.co.uk

Castleview CottageLovely traditional stone cottage beautifully situated in the charming hill top village of Kingston. There are wonderful rural views from the cottage and the large garden and terrace overlook the picturesque village of Corfe Castle which nestles below in the valley. These panoramic views extend across the valley to the... Read more »
The ChapelThis former chapel has wonderful views from the cottage and garden of Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Hills. The cottage has two bedrooms, a lovely modern fitted kitchen and spacious sitting room. Central heating and wood burning stove plus WiFi internet access. Good public house for meals within a 12... Read more »
Chapel CottageLovely traditional Purbeck stone cottage in beautiful countryside with stunning open views of the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle – a wonderful site as it stands majestically in the distance. Large cottage garden. Fantastic walking and cycling area with almost immediate access to footpaths and bridleways leading to Corfe Castle... Read more »
Houns-ToutHouns-Tout Coastal View Jurassic CoastThe view point at Houns-Tout is located on the cliffs just West of Chapman’s Pool and is within a lovely woodland walk of the village of Kingston. This stretch of the Jurassic Coast is a walking paradise but there are a few steep hills to climb along the way. A bench... Read more »
Chapmans PoolChapmans Pool Jurassic Coast PurbeckA beautiful bay on the Jurassic Coast with rock shelves with the imprints of fossils and shallow water ideal for swimming or snorkeling. Chapmans Pool is within a pleasant walk of Kingston or Worth Matravers. Remember to bring plenty of water as there is nowhere to get drinks or refreshment.
Swyre HeadSwyre Head Jurassic CoastThe Jurassic Coast has many beautiful view points and Swyre Head is certainly one of the best. The headland is a pleasant walk from the village of Kingston and from the top there are views to Kimmeridge and St Albans Head. There is a large grass mound at Swyre Head on... Read more »
Scott Arms Public HouseWonderful pub in the Village of Kingston

The Chapel Pet Policy

Information about bringing your pets or dog to The Chapel Kingston Purbeck

Specific Pet Policy for The Chapel

Two dogs are welcome and the garden is fenced. A puppy under one year may be accepted as long as it is past the chewing stage, fully housetrained and crated at night. Pets are not permitted upstairs, on the furniture or in the bedrooms. Pets may be left in the kitchen for short periods whilst visitors are out if they are not likely to be noisy or destructive. We also ask owners not to allow their pets to foul the garden. Dogs with incontinence problems are not permitted without specific agreement. Please ensure that your pet's treatment for the prevention of fleas is up to date. Cats accepted by agreement.

General Pet and Dog Information

(applicable to all cottages if not conflicting with individual cottage policy)

Isle of Wight General Pet and Dog Information

Isle of Wight Vets - Pet Doctors in Newport Isle of Wight

Photos of Castle View Cottage Kingston 2017

Castle View Cottage in Kingston Dorset is a traditional, stone built cottage with views of Corfe Castle and the Purbeck countryside. This self catering holiday cottage has three bedrooms and is ideal for family holidays in a peaceful location in Dorset. Kingston is a small village overlooking Corfe Castle and only a short walk from …

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The Chapel and Chapel Cottage Update 2016

Chapel Cottage and The Chapel are two adjoining but very distinct cottages in Kingston Dorset. These Purbeck self catering holiday cottages have wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and there is a view of Corfe Castle across the common. There is a footpath from the cottage that takes you into Corfe Castle or up the …

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Purbeck Pubs with Open Fire Dorset

The traditional pubic house with roaring fire is something many of our holiday guests seek out when visiting Purbeck and southern Dorset. The rich choice of country pubs, local ales, local food and friendly rural atmosphere is an attraction of Purbeck in its own right. In the winter the open fire or woodburner becomes a …

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Purbeck Cottage Guest Reviews October

The Autumn months are a lovely time to see Purbeck and southern Dorset. The climate has remained mild and many days have been more summery than autumnal which means guests have enjoyed the beaches, walks in the woods and coastal path, visits to the historic sites and much more. Here are just some of the …

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Purbeck Cottage Comment October

The Autumn months are a lovely time to see Purbeck and southern Dorset. The climate has remained mild and many days have been more summery than autumnal which means guests have enjoyed the beaches, walks in the woods and coastal path, visits to the historic sites and much more. Here are just some of the …

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Purbeck Walking Holiday

Many of our guests tell us about the lovely walks they enjoy in Purbeck and they range from short walks along the beach to exploring the whole of the Jurassic Coast. To help new visitors to the Isle of Purbeck we are preparing some simple instructions for suggested walks in the area. They include some …

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Houns-tout on the Purbeck Jurassic Coast

The following photographs show part of a lovely Purbeck walk out to the Jurassic Coast from Kingston in Dorset. The views from the sea are from Houns-tout and from here you can see along the coast to Chapmans Pool and St Alban’s Head (or St Aldhelms Head). The walk starts in Kingston where there is …

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August Holiday Reviews Purbeck Cottages

We have already received some lovely comments this August for self catering Purbeck holidays in July and August. Here is a selection added in the previous week. Click on any of the self catering Purbeck cottages to view more guest comments and information about the cottage. Speedwell – Worth Matravers, Dorset “Great views, great location, …

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Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is a wondrous place of beauty and adventure due to its dramatic scenery, enormous seascapes and palpable history displayed in the fossils and the signs of smuggling and hand quarrying. A number of the best loved and most dramatic Jurassic Coast locations are found on the coast of Purbeck and include Dancing Ledge, …

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Purbeck Holiday Photos

For photos of Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast try our new Isle of Purbeck Photo Gallery. Each photo comes with extra information about the place and what you will see there. You can use it to get ideas on where to go when visiting Purbeck. We will also be adding new photographs of Purbeck every …

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