Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks 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.


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.

Book a Corfe Castle cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Dorset on holiday.

10 rental properties

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Shepherd's Hut Barn, rural Dorset, Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset, West Country, England

3 bedroom Holiday Barn, Corfe Castle 13 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £518
Next availability:
from 05 December to 10 December 21 from 13 December to 17 December 21

Apple Tree Cottage, Blandford Forum, Dorset, West Country, England

5 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Corfe Castle 16 miles away

sleeps 6 - 10 guests
6 - 10
5 bedrooms
5
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
5 star

Pretty 5 bedroom thatched country cottage, near Blandford Forum, with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub in garden.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £989
Next availability:
from 05 December to 10 December 21 from 13 December to 17 December 21

The Old Stables Holiday Barn, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, West Country, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Corfe Castle 17 miles away

sleeps 3 - 6 guests
3 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage
5 star

Family-friendly and dog-friendly barn conversion with modern interior, situated within a small development on a working farm, ideal for rural retreat breaks and within reach of the Jurassic Coast.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £469
Next availability:
from 31 January to 11 February 22 from 18 February to 26 February 22

Corner Pet-Friendly Barn, Dorset AONB, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Corfe Castle 17 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £372
Next availability:
from 13 December to 22 December 21 from 25 February to 11 March 22

Townbridge Apartment, Weymouth, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Holiday Apartment, Corfe Castle 18 miles away

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Smartly Presented 2 Bedroom Holiday Apartment in Weymouth with Harbour Views.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £564
Next availability:
from 01 December to 14 May 22 from 21 May to 18 June 22

Pennsylvania Castle, Portland, Dorset, West Country, England

9 bedroom Castle, Corfe Castle 18 miles away

sleeps 10 - 20 guests
10 - 20
9 bedrooms
9
11 bathrooms
11
no dogs allowed
5 star

9 bedroom castle with stunning sea views, sleeping groups of up to 20 people on the Isle of Portland.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor swimming pool in second conservatory), games room.

Weekly Price from: £11847

High Tide, Weymouth, Dorset, West Country, England

5 bedroom Townhouse, Corfe Castle 18 miles away

sleeps 5 - 10 guests
5 - 10
5 bedrooms
5
6 bathrooms
6
no dogs allowed
5 star

Elegant 5 bedroom holiday rental in Weymouth, all ensuite bedrooms, stunning sea views and excellent location opposite the beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1615
Next availability:
from 01 December to 18 December 21 from 26 December to 08 April 22

The Victorian Barn Self Catering Holidays with Pool and Hot Tubs, Dorset., Blandford Forum, Dorset, West Country, England

38 bedroom Cottage Complex, Corfe Castle 19 miles away

sleeps 4 - 80 guests
4 - 80
38 bedrooms
38
36 bathrooms
36
no dogs allowed
4 star

Luxurious barn conversion accommodation, sleeping up to 14 people in style and comfort, with lots to offer including access to excellent leisure facilities on site including an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna, hot tub and a gym, as well as a games room with full-size pool table, a quiz machine and football table and an outdoor play area for children, as well as coarse fishing lakes.

Special features: free internet access, pool (ONSITE A wonderful addition to your stay is that we are able offer exclusive / private sessions for each set of guests. You will not swim with other guests not part of your group.), games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £300


Late availability: from 30 November to 01 December 21

Branscombe Holiday Cottage at Old Higher Lighthouse, Portland, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Unique Lighthouse Cottage, Corfe Castle 19 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

For a seaside holiday how about Branscombe Holiday Cottage right next to Old Higher Lighthouse? With a stunning location perched on the cliff-side on the Jurassic Coast and with access to a shared outdoor pool in the summer months, this is a very special and unique holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared outdoor pool in grounds).

Weekly Price from: £599
Next availability:
from 17 December to 24 December 21 from 26 December to 31 December 21

Stonebank Annexe, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Corfe Castle 20 miles away

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Charming 2 bedroom, dog-friendly holiday home located near the heart of Chickerell, conveniently close to the beautiful Dorset Jurassic coast and just 3 miles from Weymouth.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £360
Next availability:
from 01 December to 23 April 22 from 30 April to 21 May 22