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Vineyard Farm Cottage


Wareham, Dorset

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This pretty thatched cottage is named after the castle's vineyard which was situated in a nearby field. With superb views of the castle and surrounding hills, it is an attractive base for exploring the Dorset coastline. The small garden at the front looks up to the castle.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Kitchen/dining room, bathroom with shower attachment. Steps up to a large sitting room with multi-fuel stove and small study/reading room.
First floor
Two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, which can also be a twin on request and 1 twin).
Visitor notes

Heating: Wall Mounted, programmable electric rointe heaters are included.

Parking: Parking is available next to the side of the cottage.

Garden: There is a small garden at the front of the cottage which looks up to Corfe Castle.

Accessibility: The staircases are narrow and steep.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage

Cottage details
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


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.

Isle of Purbeck
The Keep of Corfe Castle, Dorset. The Keep was built in the early years of Henry I's reign, perhaps as early as 1105, but other parts of the castle date from before this time. © David Levenson

The Isle of Purbeck is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the west of Bournemouth. It is characterised by stone villages, heath and farmland, criss-crossed with minor roads and tracks and dominated by the impressive and dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle. One of our cottages stands below the huge ramparts of the castle, whilst others are on the edge of miles of heathland or close to the Arne Bird Sanctuary. Studland Beach, near Swanage, is a three mile stretch of glorious sandy beach, part of which is designated as a naturist area and behind which is a National Nature Reserve. One of our holiday homes has views across Studland Bay whilst the other two are outside the village with views to Swanage Bay.

National Trust places nearby include Corfe Castle, Brownsea Island, Clouds Hill, Studland Beach. Beaches are at Studland and Swanage. and other attractions in the area include the South West Coast Path, Swanage steam railway, Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens and The Ginger Pop Shop, Blue Pool and Poole Harbour. There are lots of activities to enjoy including walking, birdwatching, fishing, watersports, horse riding and golf.

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place to visit
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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

  • Mr C Valentine
    • October 2016
    • Surrey
    Lovely furnished cottage

    Lovely furnished cottage, plenty big enough for 2 plus dog. Great location near shops and pubs. View of Corfe castle from garden was stunning.

  • Dr Godfrey
    • October 2016
    • W Sussex
    Superb setting

    Lovely cottage, superb setting, comfortable accommodation, easy reach of Dorset Coast Path.

  • Mrs Lacey
    • March 2016
    • Buckinghamshire
    Overlooks Corfe Castle

    Location brilliant for dog walking and cottage overlooks Corfe Castle. Short drive to Studland Beach.

  • Clare Addison
    • September 2015
    • Oxon
    Lovely ancient cottage

    The position of the cottage at the foot of Corfe Castle is wonderful - amazing views at all times of day. Fantastic walks along the Purbeck Way very close to the cottage, and a delightful short walk into the village. Beautiful NT beaches 7 miles away at Studland, with lovely sand and safe swimming and nice beach cafe. Short walk to the steam railway to Swanage - plenty to please everyone and a lovely ancient cottage.

  • Mary Jacobus
    • September 2015
    • Cambridge
    5* mushroom field!

    We loved the view of Corfe Castle and the short walk to Corfe, plus other local walks and access to Dorset coastal path. Our cottage had a mushroom field close by that is definitely five star. The peace and tranquility and the ease of access to the countryside and coast are both things we have enjoyed in taking previous NT cottages. The proximity to the castle was delightful, and on other occasions to the Pembroke coast (unspoilt because of NT ownership) and Lake District. One thing not mentioned in any of the questions so far is that the NT ownership has preserved unspoilt areas and given a use to houses, cottages, farms, and out-buildings that might otherwise be neglected and decay. This seems to us a real service both to countryside preservation and to the local economy which benefits by NT visitors and NT investment. We wished we had taken out NT membership again but were returning abroad and left it for this year--however I may reconsider as the NT seems to me so valuable. I appreciate that it doesn't affect eligibility to book for a cottage--however, the NT might consider making a special introductory membership offer to those who do book cottages but are not NT members. This might be a "deal breaker" especially given local NT properties and attractions! (in our case: Hardy's cottage, Corfe Castle, etc).

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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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