We would like to thank you for choosing Corfe & Purbeck Holidays to book your holiday.

Following on from government guidance, our standard Welcome Information Folder has been removed from many properties. Where it remains in some properties, it will have been sanitised or rotated for each weekly changeover.

We have compiled this document with some useful information for your stay in Purbeck.

Should you require any additional help or information during your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us and if any issues arise during your stay, please let us know and we will be happy to help

Telephone: 01929 480050 Email: info@corfeandpurbeckholidays.com

There will be a list of telephone numbers for use in emergencies in your property and on your key code email.

Extra Information – COVID-19

We would like to keep things as normal as possible, but in an attempt to keep you safe and comply with government guidance, we have implemented a few changes which we would like to bring to your attention.

Arrival
We will try not to alter our arrival and departure times and will be trailing this in the first few weeks of re-opening. We have always tried to offer some flexibility with arrival times, but due to the current situation and additional time required for cleaning, we would ask you not to arrive before 3.30pm.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 (a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss of smell or taste) or you have been in contact with someone who has these symptoms, the advice is for you to stay home and advise us by email.

Cleaning Procedures
Your holiday property will have been cleaned and disinfected in compliance with recommended government guidelines, using products effective against Covid-19, tested to BS EN 14476, 1276 & 13697. A risk assessment has been carried out for the properties and housekeepers will follow a checklist for each changeover clean.

In the property, there will be our usual supply of bedding, bed linen, towels & cleaning products for your use. If you feel more comfortable using any of your own items, we suggest you bring them with you.

There will be a supply washing up liquid, a general disinfectant or bleach cleaner and the usual supply of toilet rolls, paper towels and t-towels. There will be hand soap in the properties, but not hand sanitiser, so we suggest you bring your own. These items will be new, disinfected or rotated accordingly. Alternatively, you may choose to bring your own cleaning items and for your own peace of mind, you may feel more secure, if you give any items which you will be using, an additional clean and disinfect, prior to using them.

Decorative items
We have removed some of the non-essential items from the properties, to reduce the ‘touched’ surfaces. Since it is not possible to disinfect every book, game or DVD, we have either left a reduced supply, which will be rotated each week, or there will be an isolation crate, where any of the non essential items, which have been used, should be placed and these items will be quarantined after each changeover clean and returned when safe.

Departure
We ask you to leave the property at 10am, to enable the housekeeper to start cleaning promptly. If you leave earlier, please advise us so we can arrange for the property to be cleaned. If you leave due to concerns you are feeling unwell, please advise us as soon as possible. To allow fresh air to circulate, please open windows whilst you are getting ready to leave.

Bed Linen / Towels
In order to reduce cross contamination, we ask that at the end of your stay, you strip the duvet cover, pillowcases and sheets from your bed and place them in the white bags provided. We also ask you to place your towels & t-towels in a separate white bag. The housekeeper will strip pillow protectors and mattress protectors / duvets and they will be washed, steamed, or disinfected and rotated.

Dishwasher
We ask you to load the dishwasher prior to your departure and put it on a full cycle, with as many of the plates, dishes, bowls, glasses, mugs, cutlery & utensils as will fit safely. The housekeeper will unload the dishwasher, as one of the last cleaning tasks which is carried out.

Rubbish & Recycling
Please put all rubbish in bin bags and tie up. Please place rubbish in the bins outside the property.

What you can do to reduce transmission
Coronaviruses can live on surfaces, for varying lengths of times, anything from minutes up to at least 5 days. To reduce your chance of catching or spreading the new coronavirus, wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water, for at least 20 seconds and clean and disinfect common surfaces and objects every day.

For your Arrival and Departure

Before your arrival
You will have been sent an email with directions to your property and a separate email, with a code to the key safe which is located at the property. The key safe is usually located by the front door, but the location will be explained in the key code email.

Please make sure you have the directions and key code, convenient for your arrival.

On Arrival
Please report any problems as soon as possible, so that they can be dealt with promptly. If you notice anything is damaged on your arrival or something gets broken during your stay, please report it by telephoning 07597383770.

Departure from the property

Keys
Please return one set of keys to the key safe on your departure from the cottage. Please do not leave the key safe showing the correct code at any time. If the property has a second set of keys please leave them where you found them in the cottage on your arrival.

Your cottage should be vacated by 10am on your day of departure. We would ask that you vacate your property promptly to allow for the additional cleaning time which will be required.

Please help the housekeeper by leaving your holiday home clean and tidy. If you move furniture or items during your stay, please return them to where you found them.

The local area

The Village of Corfe

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 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 Norden to Swanage.

Bus Stop
From Corfe the bus stops (in both directions) outside the old cemetery in East Street, and by Halves Cottages on East Street.

Corfe Castle Village Shop and opening hours
Corfe Castle Village Stores and Post Office is located in the village square. There is a great range of groceries and local produce. The shop also has a good selection of wine, local beers and an excellent range of Gin.

Monday – Saturday 8am-6pm Sunday 9am- 6pm

Village Bakery
Located in the village square next to the Greyhound public house, the bakery has a great range of bread, cakes, pastries and sandwiches.

Monday - Friday 8:30am-5pm Saturday - 8:30am-5:30pm Sunday - 9:00am- 5:30pm

Village Paper Shop
Also located in the village square, next door to the National Trust shop, you can purchase daily newspapers, magazines, cards, sweets, ice creams and various gift type items.

There are a handful of other gift shops and galleries all located close to the village square.

Near by - Norden
Norden Farm Shop, Corfe Castle, BH20 5DS Tel: 01929 448592 Farm shop with a range of products

Corfe Library
The Community Library is located next to the Village Hall on West Street, near the Primary School

Monday - 2:30pm - 4:30pm Wednesday - 11am - 12pm then 3pm-5pm Saturday 10am - Midday

The village of Langton Matravers
Langton Matravers is a village and civil parish situated approximately 2 miles west of Swanage town centre and 5 miles south-east of Corfe Castle. Langton has its own general store and post office in the centre of the village. There is also a museum which focuses on Langton’s history of quarrying, which was very important for the village. Langton is within easy reach of many stunning coastal walks with breath-taking scenery.

Bus Stop
There is a regular bus service (No.40) to Swanage and Poole. The bus does not visit Worth Matravers, but there is a bus stop close to where the road to Worth Matravers meets the road which leads from Corfe to Swanage, via Langton Matravers. Buses run approximately once an hour.

Langton Village Store
Langton Village Store and Post Office is in the village. There is a great range of groceries and local produce. The shop also has an Off Licence. See the shop window for the opening times.

To Be Continued shortly….