Self catering holiday cottages in Corfe Castle, Dorset, England
Take a self-catering cottage holiday in Corfe Castle in Dorset and you’ll think you’re in another world. This delightful village is situated on the Purbeck peninsula with the open sea on three sides. Most buildings are made from local stone and it’s as though they continue to be protected by the majestic ruins of the castle that overlooks the village from hills above.
Facts about Cottage Breaks in Corfe Castle
The village has three local pubs, another castle, the Castle Inn, the Greyhound Inn and the Fox Inn. A convenience store will supply all you need for your cottage holiday including wines and spirits, and there is a local butcher’s shop, a post office and a bakery. Additionally there is a selection of specialist shops including one that recalls the bond between author Enid Blyton and Corfe Castle. A regular holidaymaker here, some of Enid Blyton’s ‘Famous Five’ tales are based on the castle and other nearby landmarks. ‘Ginger Pop’ brings back the 1940/1950s nostalgia with lots of books, postcards, toys and plenty of ginger beer.
Go further back, to the time of William the Conqueror in the 11th century, and that’s when the castle was built. 600 years later it was destroyed from explosions within by the Roundheads. You don’t have to use your imagination to picture the castle the way it was. There is a scale model village in Corfe Castle built in the same stone as the village itself and dated back to the time when the castle was whole. Opposite the castle is the church of St. King Edward, built in the 15th century to replace the old building , left to decline in the 17th century after lead was removed to make shot, then restored some 150 years ago. The church is named after the king killed in 978, supposedly on his step mother’s orders. The body was believed to have been taken to a cottage on the site of the church.
While you’re enjoying a self-catering break in Corfe Castle you are sure to visit Swanage, probably on a few occasions. On one of these occasions leave the car behind and take the steam train that stops at the village station. The station has been recreated in 1950s style and its signal box has received a heritage award. At the back of the station is a free railway museum that includes exhibitions of railway memorabilia. A coach has been converted into a cinema showing historic films from the railway and from the area. For fun by the sea head to Swanage Beach, a blue flag award winning stretch of golden sands.
When it comes to finding a holiday home in Dorset that’s right for you, Country Cottages Online features a fantastic collection of coastal cottages and even cottages with sea views for somewhere truly special.
Featured Self catering country cottages near Corfe Castle, Dorset, England:
9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.
2 - 20
Large luxurious holiday house with swimming pool and private hot tub near the Dorset Coast and Bournemouth, suitable for large groups of up to 20 people.
Special features: free internet access, pool (In the Pool-house for your exclusive and private use. ), games room.
|from 10 April to 31 October 20|
3 bedroom Holiday Barn, West Country.
2 - 6
Want to stay somewhere with tranquil rural views over fields and pastures where you can relax and unwind in Dorset? This 3 bedroom family-friendly and dog-friendly ban could be perfect, close to Thomas Hardy's Country and within reach of Dorset's Jurassic Coast for day trips.
|from 10 April to 22 May 20 from 07 August to 04 September 20|
11 bedroom Manor House, Dorset Coast.
14 - 22
Fine country holiday house with 11 bedrooms, set in two and a half acres of gardens in rural Dorset just one mile from the seaside, bookings welcome for weddings, special celebrations, family and group holidays.
Special features: free internet access, games room.
|from 14 April to 24 April 20 from 27 April to 07 May 20|
2 bedroom Farm Cottage, Dorset and Somerset.
2 - 4
Get away from it all with a stay at this idyllic rural retreat near the attractive hillside town of Shaftesbury in Dorset.
|from 04 July to 10 October 20 from 24 October to 31 October 20|
2 bedroom Farmstay Lodge, West Country.
2 - 4
Modern stylish 2 bedroom holiday lodge with warm bubbly outdoor private hot tub in a rural setting on a dairy farm, within around 30 minutes' drive of Salisbury and the New Forest National Park.
Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.
|from 10 April to 08 May 20 from 15 May to 22 May 20|