Corfe Castle is a picturesque village in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck. It takes its name from the dramatic stone fortress that rises above the village. The castle was built in 1086 and it was one of the country’s strongest fortresses and most splendid palaces. It was destroyed in 1646, some of the ruined stone was used to build parts of the village and most of the other houses within the village are built using local stone making it one of the most attractive places to visit in Dorset. It is surrounded by the spectacular Purbeck hills and breath-taking countryside views.
The village offers a selection of pubs and tea rooms, a delightful bakery and village store, individual shops including a National Trust shop and the Model Village and Gardens which shows the Castle as it was before it was destroyed. The Swanage steam railway stops at Corfe Castle, it is an enjoyable way to travel through the beautiful countryside from Corfe to Swanage.
There is a regular bus service from Corfe, which takes you to Swanage and Poole via Wareham. All buses run regularly on the hour and there are various bus stops located around the village.
Uncover the secrets of Dorset's iconic medieval castle. A favourite spot for both adults and children, you will feel captivated by these romantic castle ruins with breath-taking views. With fallen walls and secret places, there are tales of treachery and treason around every corner. Spot the 'murder holes' and count the arrow loops.
Visit the Model Village and see what the village and castle would have looked like before its destruction by Oliver Cromwell’s troops during the English Civil War. It is set in an acre of landscaped gardens and is a lovely place for both young and old.
Dorset Adventure Park is located on the Studland Road just near Corfe Castle. It is a woodland water park spread over two lakes featuring different inflatable obstacles for visitors to tackle. There is also the Dorset Mud Trail, which is an outdoor adventure trail for ages 4 years and up and is fantastic fun in any weather. Dorset Adventure Park offers a fantastic day out for the whole family.
Riddles is an attractive two bedroom, 18th Century character cottage, which sleeps 4. It is ideally located in a quiet location, a short walk to Corfe Castle, the village square and has easy access to Corfe Common. Riddles Cottage has parking directly outside and dogs are welcome.
Purbeck Lodge is a comfortable, conveniently located cottage, within walking distance of the village square. It sleeps 4 + 2 + a baby. The accommodation is all on one level, and has a small enclosed patio and a parking space for one car. *Off peak short breaks available from £320*
Castle Cottage is a charming, character, two-bedroom cottage that sleeps 5 + a baby. Dogs are accepted and there is parking outside the cottage for one car. The cottage is just a short walk from the Corfe Castle village square.
Easter Cottage is an attractive, well maintained semi-detached cottage which comfortably accommodates 5 + a baby. It has an enclosed garden, parking for one car and is an easy 10 minutes’ walk to the Village Square.
Folly Cottage is a splendid, spacious, well equipped holiday cottage, which sleeps 5 + a baby. It is superbly placed in the heart of the village of Corfe Castle and has magnificent views of the Castle. Pets are welcome, it has an enclosed garden and has a permit to park one car.
Chaffeys is a 3-bedroom cottage that sleeps 6 + a baby, the cottage has been tastefully modernised but still retains the features that identify it as an 18th century farmhouse. There is parking directly outside for two cars. Pets are welcome.
This spacious, welcoming three bedroom holiday property is conveniently situated in Corfe Castle. It provides an ideal base for families or friends to enjoy a holiday in this wonderful location and has ample parking. Pets are welcome too.
This fabulous house which sleeps 7 + baby is situated in a perfect location within walking distance of the village. It benefits from a single bedroom and WC on the ground floor, plus three bedrooms on the first floor and a delightful conservatory, large rear garden and parking for 3 cars.
Corfe View is a welcoming holiday cottage which is centrally located on West Street, close to the Corfe Castle and the village square. It has parking for 2 cars and pets are welcome too. It provides the perfect base for families looking for a holiday in this fantastic part of Dorset.
Allingtons is an impressive property which has been stylishly modernised and elegantly furnished, in a prime location, approximately 300 metres from the centre of the village. It sleeps 8 + a baby, has a ground floor bedroom and shower room and parking for 2-3 cars.
Cobblers Cottage is a charming, character cottage, which sleeps 8 + a baby. It is conveniently located in the centre of the village and benefits from a ground floor bedroom, a large garden with views of the castle and parking for 1 car.
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