The front of Brook Cottage, it is deceptively spacious inside. The National Trust castle is on top of the hill across the road!
The kitchen has a range cooker and a fridge/freezer for all those holiday treats.
The back of the cottage; doors from both the sitting-room and the kitchen open onto the patio and sheltered garden.
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!
You can look up at the castle from this little table.
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 sitting-room is very comfortable with cosy underfloor heating and doors that open onto the enclosed garden.
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.
The master bedroom is both large and dual-aspect, with views over the garden at the back and the castle to the front.
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.

Brook Cottage

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Corfe Castle / Sleeps 6 + 2 cots

7 Nights from £615 - £1685

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Square and Compass (3 miles)

A gem of a country pub, the Square and Compass has heaps of character. Award winning beers and ciders are served through old serving hatches and food consists mainly of good old home-made pasties. There are lovely views across the fields to the sea and some great stretches of the South West Coast Path to walk nearby.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Fantastic Pub

Stumbled across this pub totally by chance. Although not very big inside, and only serving pie to the hungry walkers and cyclists, it has a charm that is slowly being lost across the country. The beer garden is somewhere to enjoy on a sunny day, with large granite tables and benches offering views over fields to the sea beyond. It even has a fossil museum underneath. One off my favorite pubs now and I cannot wait till I visit again.

Nearest beach

Swanage Central Beach (4 ½ miles)

Swanage Beach has won many awards and is a popular spot amongst visitors and locals alike. With clean, safe swimming and a gently sloping shelf, you can cool off with a dip in the refreshing waters that lap the beach. Rent a kayak and paddle around, hire a deck chair to relax in style or build the mightiest of castles in the sand, the choice is yours. There is easy access onto the beach, as well as disabled facilities.

Nearest walk

Worth Matravers & St Aldhelms Head Walk (2 ¾ miles)

This is a moderate, circular walk of approximately four and a half miles which follows the coast along high cliffs past a Norman chapel and returns across fields.

Nearest town

Corfe Castle (200 yards)

Home to some of the country’s most significant ruins, the village of Corfe Castle is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Isle of Purbeck, a peninsula that stretches across a large part of Dorset. History lovers will find the castle itself fascinating – a dramatic hilltop ruin over 1,000 years old. Corfe Castle has a lot more to offer, though; good shopping, some great places to eat, fantastic walking in every direction and even a model village complete with a reconstruction of the castle as it would have looked before it was destroyed.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Great venue particularly for NT Members. Village itself can get very busy, but the castle ruins are a real attraction. Many lovely walks out into the Purbeck Hills and for steam enthusiasts the railway line to Swanage is a must.

Also nearby

Studland Bay and Nature Reserve (4 ¾ miles)

A National Trust nature reserve, this three-mile curve of sand is home to many breeds of rare bird. Voted the UK's 4th top beach by Which? Magazine - though locals would probably place it higher. Studland is also a popular family beach famous for its nudist section at Knoll Bay, the National Trust's only designated naturist beach. With safe shallow waters, sandy beach and a cafe this is a great place for children. National Trust members can park for free.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans July 2009

Gets pretty busy at peak times, but it's a great place all year round - as sandy as the Bournemouth beaches but totally sheltered from the prevailing south westerly breezes. National Trust Membesr park for free. Use the road from Corfe or chain ferry from Sandbanks.

Corfe Castle Ruins (150 yards)

High on a windswept hill, this atmospheric castle is a dark and brooding place indeed.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2010

Events at Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle is a great setting for open-air theatre and cinema events. Living history days and castle quests during school holidays help to bring the history of these fascinating ruins to life.

Corfe Castle Model Village (150 yards)

A little glimpse into the past. Corfe Castle resurrected to its former glory before Cromwell and his troops stormed it in 1646. The model castle and village are set in an acre of beautiful landscaped gardens; ideal for a few hours' mooching.

Boilerhouse Gallery (¼ mile)

A collection of workshops, set in an old milk factory next to Corfe Castle railway station, sees talented artists, potters and sculptors in action. You can wander around and meet the artists, in particular Frances Pollard, a founding member who works with ceramics, and Tony Viner, founder of the Purbeck Film Festival.

Swanage Railway (4 ¾ miles)

Get all ‘Brief Encounter’ with a steam train trip on the Swanage Railway.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Siew March 2013

A fantastic heritage steam and diesel railway line. Stunning Corfe Castle is one of the stops. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Large prams can be accommodated in the guards carriage.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Chown July 2008

A load of chuff?

According to my boyfriend, the keen railway enthusiast, this is very good - I particularly remember how loud the 'choo choo' was!

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