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Tavern Way

Corfe Castle, Dorset (Ref. 994715)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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15 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage is lovely, well furnished and has handy parking right outside, the back garden was a real bonus with beautiful views and very quiet.”


    The property is on the busy main road leading eventually into Swanage but we knew this at the time of booking, so having the bedroom windows open at night wasn't really an option for us. However we found keeping the curtains closed in the bedrooms all day helped to keep the rooms a little bit cooler. . In this modern era I would have assumed that there would be a small ice box as standard in the fridge but sadly no. This was a little inconvenient as the weather was very warm on some of the days and this would have been a real benefit for freezing ice packs for picnics to take to the beach etc. along with some Ice lollies for the grandchildren we had with us. It is a small compact kitchen so no room for a freezer. Other than the afore mentioned we had a thoroughly enjoyable week.

    - Mrs Clark, July 2019

The property

Set in the heart 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 cosy dining table to enjoy 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, 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.


  • 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.

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About the location

Corfe Castle

Cove Castle is a firm favourite with locals, sitting along side the Rodwell trail area, Cove Castle Beach is usually uncrowded, and offers safe bathing from it’s gently sloping shoreline. There are two main beach areas, Cove Castle, awaiting new steps to the beach in early 2019, and Sandsfoot beach, both with soft golden sand and the vibe of the best kept secret. Sandsfoot castle is just two minutes’ walk from the beach where you will find castle ruins, pretty award-winning gardens and a small café, offering snacks, drinks and ice-creams. Accessed off Old Castle Road in Weymouth, this area is a real treat for those who want to be away from the buzz and bright lights of the traditional Weymouth Seafront, and yet close enough to venture there when they choose. When you are on the beach you could be forgiven for thinking you are miles from town, and yet you are only a 15-20 minute walk from the old Harbour and access to Weymouth town centre. If you want to know where the locals would recommend you spend your beach days, then Cove Castle and Sandsfoot beaches are it.

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
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