Luxurious furnishings in relaxing tones welcome you into the sitting/dining-room.
Welcome to Acorns, a beautiful property in Corfe Castle.
The fabulous open plan living area makes for the perfect holiday.
The bedrooms are elegantly furnished, luxury bed linens ensure a great night's sleep.
Follow the path around the private garden.
Enjoy the outside space year-round.
Simply stunning!
The en suite shower-room is simply fabulous and can be accessed from both bedroom 1 and from the kitchen.
The super sleek kitchen has everything you need including a double oven and induction hob.
There are beautiful touches throughout the whole home
The warming log-effect electric fire ensures Acorns is perfect for a getaway at any time of year.
Sit back and relax on the super corner sofa.
Beautifully styled with a nod to the owner's creative talents, Acorns is a fabulous holiday home.
Gather everyone around the table for a holiday feast.
Light floods in to this welcoming house.
Oodles of space for everyone to enjoy here.
Pull up a stool and chat with the chef.
Light and bright, the lovely kitchen is a sociable space.
Dorset is famed for its fresh local produce, the perfect ingredients for creating a delicious holiday meal.
A beautiful space to cook in
Plenty of space for boots and coats.
Bedroom 1 on the ground floor has a stylish en suite shower-room.
Oh so pretty!
Tranquil colours and a super comfy king-size bed in bedroom 1.
The rainfall shower is sure to refresh you after a busy day exploring this beautiful part of the county.
Sweet dreams in bedroom 2 as you sink into crisp white sheets on your super-king size or twin bed.
The turning staircase with feature light fitting.
Time for breakfast in bed?
Throw open the windows of bedroom 3 and listen to the birdsong.
Bedroom 3 has a fabulous king-size bed.
The family bathroom on the first floor has a bath with shower over, perfect for a soak after a busy day.
The well designed family bathroom.
The snug on the first floor is perfect for a quiet read or perhaps to catch up if work calls.
Acorns has everything you'll need for a lovely holiday.
The outside space is perfect for al fresco dining.
Acorns has ample parking.
The wrap-around garden allows you to follow the sun wherever it is during the day.
The perfect spot for making holiday plans.
Stunning Corfe Castle, just a short walk away from Acorns.
Corfe Castle towers over the village giving a unique character to this special place.
Shell Bay is at the tip of the National Trust owned Studland Peninsula.
Wareham is one of the few remaining Saxon walled towns. When you're there treat yourself to afternoon tea at The Priory.
Take a trip on the ferry to Brownsea Island; a wildlife haven.
Bournemouth is a short drive away and boasts a long sandy beach and great places to eat some famous local seafood.
A Dorset holiday isn't complete without a trip to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.



Corfe Castle / Sleeps 6 + 2 cots*

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

Nearest pub

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

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 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

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

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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

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

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

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2019

Rich history - combine with Kinsgston Lacy

William the Conqueror founded a castle on this site but the current ruins date from the 12th Century. Sir John Bankes bought the castle in 1635, and was owner during the English Civil War during which his wife led the defence of the castle when it was twice besieged by Parliamentarian forces. The ultimate settlement of the siege involved Lady Banks 'retiring' to Kingston Lacy House, near Wimborne. Now owned by the National Trust (as is Kingston Lacy, and Studland Bay, also originally owned by the Bankes family), it is a great visit, particularly for history buffs. The NT shop in Corfe is one of the Trust's biggest and busiest.

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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!

Take a tour of the scenic Jurassic Coast area by minibus. Tours pick up from all over the area and visit places such as Old Harry Rocks, Durlston Country Park, Tilly Whim Caves and Corfe Castle. Enjoy the freedom of Discover Dorset for yourself.

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.

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