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Tavern Way

Corfe Castle, Dorset (Ref. 994715)


Dream Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Review(s)

  • John

    “Lovely house, comfortable and clean.”

    Great garden for breakfast in the sunshine. Would definitely book again. Stairs took a minute to get used to! Great location for both exploring Corfe and the surrounding area.

    Great garden for breakfast in the sunshine. Would definitely book again. Stairs took a minute to get used to! Great location for both exploring Corfe and the surrounding area.

    - John, June 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Galley kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Night storage heating, electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Roadside parking for one vehicle only subject to availability
  • Long fenced garden with lawn leading to open fields, with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 min
  • Corfe Castle 5 min
  • Note: wooden cottage stairs are slightly steep
  • Note: This property has a Pet Charge of £21 Per Pet Per Week

The property

Set in the heart of the village of Corfe Castle, believed to be the inspiration for Kirrin Castle in Enid Blyton's famous Five Series, Tavern Cottage is just a short stroll from Corfe Castle ruins. With its own private view of the castle from the bottom of the garden, the property is comfortable accommodation for couples or a family.

It offers stunning scenery for photographs – you can take a picture of the castle from your garden! A well-equipped cottage with everything you need in the kitchen and a dining table to enjoy a cosy meal all together.

Although the property fronts the main Wareham to Swanage road, secondary double glazing has been installed to minimise any road noise, so you don’t need to worry about good night’s sleep. The village of Corfe Castle offers special gift and craft shops, several up-market eating houses and coffee shops with cream teas.

Much of the area is in the ownership of the Natural Trust and is designated as an area of outstanding beauty. The village houses are made from local grey Purbeck limestone and comprises two main streets, East Street and West Street meeting in a Square.

Corfe Castle ruins have rich history and a visit to the site is a must.

There are quite a few attractions and activities for kids prepared by National Trust that takes care of the castle.

Tavern Way is ideally located for exploring many of Dorset's other famous features such as Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, and Old Harry's Rock at Studland, also famous for its glorious sandy National Trust beach there are plenty of exciting adventures for you to have during your stay.

The area of Purbeck has a special beauty with sweeping headlands, steeply ridged hills, heathland areas and coastline.

Studland which is close by has a famous sandy beach which is approached via unspoilt scenery.

You may take your car by the Studland chain ferry to Poole which is a real thrill for children.

For those looking for a more exciting walking experience, there are quite a few villages you can visit such as Worth Matravers, Kingston, Langdon Matravers.

Once you reach them, a couple of miles further and you will be right on the South West Coast path with stunning Chapman’s Pool, Kimmeridge bay, Dancing ledge, St Aldhelm’s chapel.

All of them can be easily accessed within a short drive with a car. Tavern Way is a rural retreat perfect for exploring Purbecks and countryside surrounding Corfe Castle.

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About the location


Wareham 4.4 miles; Swanage 5.8 miles; Bournemouth 18.8 miles; Weymouth 22.9 miles

Corfe Castle is a historic village and civil parish in the English county of Dorset, dominated by its National Trust owned ruined castle of the same name. Overlooking the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage, the village boasts beautiful scenery as well as easy access to the surrounding excitement of both coast and countryside. Including sections of the Jurassic Coast, this location is perfect for those seeking outdoor exploration, with wonderful walking routes, scenic seascapes, and both the Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve and Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve being within easy reach. The village is home to a good range of amenities, including a village shop, gift shop, Post Office, a selection of pubs and restaurants, while its best attractions are the Model Village & Gardens, Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum, Dorset Adventure Park, the Boilerhouse Gallery, and of course, Corfe Castle itself, boasting 1,000 years of history. The Purbeck Big Apple Maize Maze also lies within easy reach for those seeking a fun-filled day out as a family, while the coastal town of Swanage is well-worth the venture to discover its Blue Flag and Seaside Award winning beach, with ample opportunities for coasteering, abseiling, climbing, paddle-boarding and kayaking, while the bay offers scuba diving for those seeking to try out something new. Discover the Swanage Railway, Durlston Castle and Country Park, the Swanage Museum and plenty of shops and eateries to choose from, or venture further afield to find both Bournemouth and Weymouth hosting even more fantastic attractions to suit all ages.

Note: max 4 people.
Note: guests need to bring their own cot linen.
Note: wooden cottage stairs are slightly steep.
Note: please be aware gardeners will be attending the property intermittently throughout the year for essential garden maintenance.
Note: the property fronts the main Wareham to Swanage road, secondary double-glazing windows have been installed to minimise any road noise.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas