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:
8 bedroom Large Country House, Near Shaftesbury.
2 - 18
Roomy large country house with 8 bedrooms, private hot tub and 3 acres of grounds, only around 4 miles from Shaftesbury and within an hour's drive of the scenic Dorset coast.
Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.
Late availability: from 13 December to 16 December 19
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 13 December to 23 December 19 from 27 December to 30 December 19|
9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.
10 - 24
Magnificent 9 Bedroom Dorset Country House, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with an private hot tub and games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and air hockey on site there is plenty to keep your group entertained (hen and stag group friendly) at this fine property and the Dorset coast is just a short drive away.
Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.
10 bedroom Mansion, West Country.
8 - 24
Wonderful 10 bedroom manor house in the Blackmoor Vale surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush Dorset countryside.
Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.
2 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.
1 - 4
This 2 bedroom pet-friendly barn conversion is located within a development of six holiday barns in a tranquil rural setting close to the Purbeck Heritage Coast and the Jurassic Coast, shared facilities on site include a games room with pool table, table football and air hockey, whether for a family holiday or a getaway with friends, there is plenty to keep you entertained here.
Special features: free internet access, games room.
|from 17 December to 20 December 19 from 27 December to 27 March 20|