Situated in the popular Dorset village of Corfe Castle, on the Studland peninsula, close to the coast, this Grade II Listed picture-book cottage enjoys views of the spectacular National Trust castle across the road.
Semi-detached Brook Cottage has a welcoming feel, a cosily furnished sitting/dining-room with heated Purbeck stone floors, exposed beams, a warming coal-effect gas stove, Smart TV and a substantial pine dining-table – a focal point for the family. The well-equipped kitchen has a fridge/freezer, a range cooker and a stable-door leads to the patio and lovely enclosed garden. The bedrooms are divided over two floors, accessed by the original turned staircases. The master bedroom is a particular treat with its luxurious en suite bathroom.
There are many beaches, cycle ways and spectacular walks to be enjoyed in the immediate area, and the famous Swanage Steam Railway, which is great for travelling around this historic corner of Dorset, passes the large enclosed garden and patio – making Brook Cottage the perfect base from which to explore the stunning Studland peninsula.
The National Trust's Brownsea Island is open most of the year, take a short boat trip and then enjoy peacocks, red squirrels and a wide variety of birds on the lagoon. The Jurassic Coast begins at Old Harry Rocks, a gentle stroll from the Bankes Arms, rewarded by a refreshing drink on your return trip, or visit Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door to see the most iconic features on the Jurassic Coast.
The RSPB nature reserve at nearby Arne is a very tranquil place, with grazing deer and views across the back of Poole Harbour.
Sitting/Dining-room with Smart TV, DVD player, CD player and coal-effect gas stove
Kitchen with dual-fuel range (gas hob, double electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6"), TV, DVD player and en suite Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6") and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3'), wash-basin and TV
Bathroom with three-quarter size bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and WC
Take care with toddlers and the elderly on the staircases.
- Regret no pets
- 2 travel cots and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Parking on road for 1 car and additional parking space on road 150 yds distant
- Telephone coin-box (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub 100 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH (partial under-floor)
The front of Brook Cottage, it is deceptively spacious inside and the National Trust castle is on top of the hill across the road!
The sitting-room is very comfortable with cosy underfloor heating and doors that open onto the enclosed garden.
The back of the cottage; doors from both the sitting-room and the kitchen open onto the patio and sheltered garden.
The master bedroom is both large and dual-aspect, with views over the garden at the back and the castle to the front.
The sociable dining-area with a lovely farmhouse table and a dresser containing plenty of holiday games.
The cosy sitting-room has two sofas, relax with a glass of something delicious and unwind.
You can sit in the kitchen and look up at the National Trust's Corfe Castle!
Equipped with almost everthing you could possibly want - a real home from home, a stable door leads out into the garden. The fridge/freezer has been replaced with a slightly smaller model.
The kitchen has a range cooker and a fridge/freezer for all those holiday treats.
Up one step from the kitchen takes you to the utility room and the downstairs cloakroom.
This tranquil double bedroom looks out over the garden at the back of the cottage.
You can look up at the castle from this little table.
The spacious ensuite for the master bedroom has this wonderful roll-top bath and a separate shower cubicle too.
The twin bedroom at the top of the cottage on the second floor, children can look out of the window at the steam train that runs past the side of the garden.
The second floor bathroom has a three-quarter size bath and shower cubicle.
The cottage in its historic setting.
You can see the Swanage Railway steam train in the background a delightful experience for children and adults alike.
There's lots of space to relax.
Old Harry Rocks at nearby Studland.
The beach at nearby Studland.
Visit nearby Wareham, where you can hire a kayak on the river, or just relax and watch the world go by.
This is the natural harbour at Lulworth Cove - a great family day out.
Durdle Door, an iconic feature on the Jurassic Coast. You can park nearby and take the steep walk down or park at Lulworth Cove and take the steep walk from there.
Enjoy delicious produce from the kitchen garden, at the Pig on the Beach at Studland, make sure to book in advance.