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Boar Mill Cottage


Corfe Castle, Dorset

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Boar Mill Cottage has it all, comfort, warmth, history, intrigue and a story to tell. Enjoying unrivalled views of Corfe Castle, you will find yourself stopping to take it all in before you step inside this cosy cottage. With the castle dominating the skyline and the coast just down the road you will know you have arrived somewhere special. Stoke up the fire and feel the warmth that the baker once enjoyed, hunker down on a crisp winter evening and take in your surroundings. Boar Mill Cottage, a former bakery teems with stories to tell, with the former bread oven in the dining room and many of the bakers’ implements still in the cottage. In the summer months the cottage has just as much to offer, enjoy the historic surroundings whilst you relax in the garden, perhaps enjoying a drink sat out on the patio.

Located in a beautiful corner of Dorset, Boar Mill Cottage is central to the small town of Corfe Castle with local shops and restaurants, housed in quaint little buildings; you’ll feel as though you have stepped back in time. The historic Castle, from which the village gets its name, is situated within a short walk of the cottage. The climb to the top is rewarded with views across Corfe Castle and beyond, on a clear day reaching Swanage and Studland.

For those wanting to discover the local area of Purbeck, Corfe Castle provides a perfect base to explore the countryside. There are several trails, including the ‘Purbeck Ridgeway’ a 10 mile walk from Corfe Castle to the coast. For families there is the local ‘Dorset Waterpark’, beautiful Studland beach and the small seaside town of Swanage are all just a few miles away. Swanage can also be reached by travelling on the popular heritage railway line, with the steam train passing through the village during peak seasons. A little further afield the Jurassic Coast also awaits your explorations, perfect for fossil hunters!

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
One step down into the cottage, through to large dining room with sofa. Through to the left there is a medium sized kitchen, with adjacent utility room. Straight ahead of the front door is a large bathroom to the left and a cupboard to the right. There is also a back door to the garden. To the right of the door is the dining room and through to the sitting room.
First floor
There are two flights of stairs to the first floor, one leads off the dining room the second is through the lounge. The dining room stairs lead directly into bedroom three which is a small twin room (2x 2' 6" single beds), (please watch the low door into this room). There is an adjoining door between bedrooms 2 and 3. Bedroom 2 is a large room (5' double) with dual aspect over the garden and yard. A small uneven landing with stairs to the sitting room is adjoined by bedroom 1 and 2. Bedroom one is the master (5' double), with dual aspect over the garden and yard.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Parking: There will space for two cars near the cottage.

Garden: There is a medium sized grassed garden to the rear of the property. There is also a small yard at the front of the property.

Please note: There is a stream surrounding the cottage and an unfenced water course along the track leading to the property. Children should be supervised at all times in the garden and surrounding the property.

The WiFi signal is restricted to the kitchen, dining room and bedrooms 2 and 3.

Hazards for children
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Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open Fire / Stove
  • Pub Nearby
  • Coast Nearby
  • Railway Nearby
  • Quirky
  • Cot/Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Doublebed
  • Microwave
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire
Exterior view of Portland House © Mike Henton

No two days are the same across these three beautiful counties; from Wiltshire's dreamy downland and the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge, Dorset's coastal beauty and bucolic charms, and the wilds of Exmoor and Quantocks in Somerset. Their wide open spaces and historical sites draws people back again and again.

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  • South West Coast Path
  • Swanage steam railway
  • Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens and The Ginger Pop Shop
  • Blue Pool
  • Poole Harbour
  • Bird watching
  • fishing
  • golf
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • watersports
National Trust places to visit
Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle Thousand-year-old castle, an iconic survivor of the English Civil War, rising above the Isle of Purbeck
Studland Beach and Nature Reserve
Studland Beach Vast area of sandy beaches and heathland
Brownsea Island
Brownsea Island Peaceful island of woodland, wetland and heath with a wide variety of wildlife, famous for being the birthplace of Scouting and Guiding
Clouds Hill
Clouds Hill The rural retreat of T. E. Lawrence
White Mill
White Mill Corn mill with original wooden machinery in a peaceful riverside setting
Kingston Lacy
Kingston Lacy Elegant country mansion with important collections, set in attractive formal gardens and extensive parkland


Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • April 2017
    • Unknown
    Lovely clean cottage

    A perfectly located cottage in a lovely village. Beautifully decorated, characterful and extremely clean.

  • Mr Schnyder
    • April 2017
    • Switzerland

    We felt very comfortable.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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