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This quirky and romantic little cottage is located in the heart of the magical village of Corfe Castle, it was once the groom’s cottage which was attached to large medieval merchant’s house in the centre of the village. Corfe Castle towers above the village and is a symbol of times gone by, one of the surviving buildings of the English Civil War although partially demolished in 1646.
The village offers a range of independent shops, pubs, tearooms and museums right on your doorstep and a chance to enjoy this evocative area after the day visitors have disappeared.
The popular heritage Swanage railway passes nearby the cottage and between April and October and on other selected dates you can take the train to the seaside resort of Swanage station. Easy access to the nearby Purbeck peninsula provides the chance to take in some of the most dramatic scenery along the Dorset coast, including Studland and Old Harry Stacks. There are many walk routes including a stretch of the South West Coast Path and also bridleways accessible to cyclists and horse riders.
Heating: Electric heating included.
Parking: There is 1 car parking space at Boarmill Cottage, approximately 100m away, however guests may load and unload in the garage car park adjacent to the cottage.
Garden: Outside the front door, there is a small, unenclosed paved area for the cottage with a table and two chairs.
Please note: This is a small one up, one down cottage and consequently there are low doorways and beams throughout.
Please note: The central village location means that the cottage is about 35m from the road and there may be traffic noise.
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.
Dorset is Thomas Hardy country - an appealing mixture of rolling heath land, secluded valleys, picturesque villages, great houses and estates, and a coastline awash with natural beauty. The spectacular Jurassic Coast is just one of the many wonders Dorset has to offer and has shaped the county?s history - from the rugged Isle of Purbeck and the sweeping Chesil Beach to the quaint charm of Lyme Regis and Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour. National Trust properties in Dorset include Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacy and Clouds Hill once the cottage retreat of T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), while other attractions include the seaside resort of Bournemouth and the county town of Dorchester.