1 / 14  View of St Edmunds House
2 / 14  View of the garden
3 / 14  Try alfresco dining in this beautiful garden
4 / 14  Get cosy in front of the wood burner
5 / 14  Dining area
6 / 14  Kitchen
7 / 14  Bathroom
8 / 14  Property feature
9 / 14  Beautiful beams
10 / 14  Double bedroom
11 / 14  Double bedroom
12 / 14  Double bedroom
13 / 14  Twin bedroom
14 / 14  Walk in shower
View of St Edmunds House
View of the garden
Try alfresco dining in this beautiful garden
Get cosy in front of the wood burner
Dining area
Property feature
Beautiful beams
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Walk in shower
1 / 14  View of St Edmunds House
2 / 14  View of the garden
3 / 14  Try alfresco dining in this beautiful garden
4 / 14  Get cosy in front of the wood burner
5 / 14  Dining area
6 / 14  Kitchen
7 / 14  Bathroom
8 / 14  Property feature
9 / 14  Beautiful beams
10 / 14  Double bedroom
11 / 14  Double bedroom
12 / 14  Double bedroom
13 / 14  Twin bedroom
14 / 14  Walk in shower

St Edmunds House

| Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
VB Awards - Gold
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Beach houses

At a glance

  • This stylish and spacious holiday home is ideal for a large family or group of friends
  • Ideally situated for exploring the tranquil countryside of the Isle of Purbeck and coastal walks
  • Enjoy the wonderful beaches of nearby Studland and Swanage
  • Explore the famous Jurassic Coastline and quaint coves of Kimmeridge and Lulworth
Property code: IC126

This beautiful and stylish Grade II listed stone cottage with delightful gardens is situated in the heart of the picturesque and historic village of Corfe Castle, close to the majestic castle ruins.

Get everyone together for a luxury stay to suit family members across multiple generations and enjoy time in the wonderful Dorset countryside. Offering a stylish space for everyone to sleep and a warming family kitchen, you'll find no trouble feeling right at home throughout your stay. Sleeping eight with an optional pull-out bed for a child, the property is ideal for your celebratory family reunion.

Whilst this Grade II property is bursting with history and offers traditional elements such as exposed beams and fireplaces, it's also been thoroughly modernised to suit any 21st-century family. The heart of this house is its ground-floor open-plan living area, which offers both living room and kitchen in one sociable space. Sink into one of the many sofas or armchairs and enjoy a Blu-ray DVD on the 3D TV in the evening. The traditional kitchen is warmed throughout by an AGA-style oven, which handily comes with a cookbook to help you get used to using it. When you've prepared your family meal, you'll want to utilise the spacious dining room with charming inglenook fireplace, perfect for celebrating a special occasion. Or perhaps you'd like to take tea on the terrace, where outdoor furniture creates the perfect private garden - the ideal spot to dine alfresco. Four bedrooms across the house offer space for everyone to rest after a long day, including a luxury master bedroom with king-size bed, TV with Blu-ray and built-in window-side bath. You'll also find a pretty twin room hidden in the eaves, accessible via a winding cottage-style staircase.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 master bedroom with a king-size bed and TV with Blu-ray and bath, 1 king-size double bedroom, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom. (A child’s folding bed is also available for an additional £35, located on second floor and to be requested at time of booking)
  • 1 bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and WC
  • 1 shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • 1 WC in outbuilding
  • AGA style oven, combi microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge and wine cooler
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer are available
  • 3D TV (2 pairs of 3D glasses provided)/Blu-ray DVD player and wood burner
  • Wood burner and TV in 2nd lounge
  • Dining room with inglenook fireplace
  • Printer, photocopier, phone, monitor and Xbox in office
  • Fenced garden with BBQ, garden furniture and a small covered fish pond
  • Access to the twin room is via a short, fairly steep, winding staircase
  • Telephone for incoming and free national calls is available
  • Children of 4 years or over and babes in arms welcome
  • Central heating and electricity included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Security deposit - £250 per booking
  • Regret no pets
  • Swanage 6 miles, Studland 6 miles. Steam railway within short walk away. Pubs, tea shops and restaurants within a 4 minute walk
  • Special permits are available for free parking for two cars with barrier parking within 50 metres of the cottage

Located in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it'll be no surprise to find that beautiful rural countryside completely envelopes the property. The village of Corfe Castle is, in itself, a National Trust spot named after the castle ruins that lie there. You'll find these ruins less than 500 metres from your very doorstep, visit via journeying through the pretty village square and passing a handful of local pubs and cafes. Kids will adore learning about the castle's rich history and perhaps even catching a medieval falconry display. For those young ones not as satisfied by history, the wet and wild Dorset Adventure Park is just under 1 mile from the property and will no doubt satisfy the wildest of children. For a seaside spot, take a trip 5.5 miles south to the coastal town of Swanage, where a golden beach offers wonderfully clean water and soft sands.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Bridget, 27th December 2019

We were 4 mature couples who regularly holiday together and the cottage worked really well for all of us. Its in a location we all love. We are a fairly practical bunch so were able to make good use of aga and the wood burners - the proximity of the village pubs was a huge bonus.

Reviewed by alex, 1st November 2019

Really enjoyed our short break. The cottage is generally very nice and clean, although I would recommend the main entrance sitting room carpet is cleaned. The first floor floors are very uneven and can actually make you feel a little dizzy at times. The cottage is very warm and the bath in the main bedroom is a delight, and the main bathroom is lovRead moreely too. We had water pouring into the second lounge (off the kitchen) from the rear patio - but we had torrential rain during most of our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Mary, 4th October 2019

We loved the characterful cottage and it had just the right set up of bedrooms for our party. Attic room is probably best suited to children although we did manage! Garden is beautiful and the barbecue was ideal. Great location and we made good use of the local shop. Parking situation not ideal for elderly but fine for us. So much to do in the areaRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Scott, 20th September 2019

Location is stunning. Great garden with easy access to the common. Great for 6 but layout and fittings for 8 sleeping, so needs care in scheduling access to toilets and the single shower room. Im happy to recommend this cottage but warn that it is an older property with quirks but charming if you accept them.

Reviewed by Emily, 30th August 2019

A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location, very close to Corfe Castle. Instructions and responsiveness from Danielle before and during our stay were very helpful. We had a wonderful time and only wish we couldve stayed longer!

Reviewed by Hayley, 16th August 2019

Lovely cottage well equipped for all ages. Cottage being located on a busy road needs to be noted and parking is away from the cottage. Great location for local amenities.

Reviewed by Ania, 12th July 2019

The cottage is lovely with a large beautiful garden and we enjoyed our stay. A few points to note: it is on the main road near a zebra crossing and double yellow lines and the car park is a short walk away. The property is described as having 3 bathrooms which implies 3 toilets. This is not the case there are only 2 toilets, one downstairs not closRead moree to bedrooms. The ensuite bath is accessed via steps and the only way to open windows in the room is from the bath - not very convenient. Hide

Reviewed by Ellen, 28th June 2019

Amazing beautiful cottage, had the best time! The owners were incredible. THANK YOU so much!

Reviewed by Stuart, 10th May 2019

Lovely cottage in great location. Attic room not ideal for adults due to stairs,but a beautiful room. Could do with w.c.in main bedroom.

Reviewed by Lesley, 3rd May 2019

My only complaint is that this is advertised as a 3 bathroom when in fact it has two baths, one shower but only two toilets one of those being downstairs - too far for night time. If a property is advertised as 3 bathroom it gives the impression of 3 toilets. Apart from this the house is fabulous, although on main road there was no issue with noiseRead more. The garden is extremely well kept and is beautiful. Plenty essential equipment. Lots of quality decorations giving a very homely feel Hide

Reviewed by Claire, 30th March 2019

This is a charming cottage, full of character and with stunning views from the back of the house and it's beautiful garden. The front door leads directly onto the pavement and a busy road. However, the traffic noise cannot be heard from inside or from the garden. We thought the location was very convenient, particularly in the evenings as we could Read moreenjoy a drink and easily walk back to the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth, 15th March 2019

Lovely cottage with everything we needed for a great stay. High quality furnishings and standard of accommodation.

Reviewed by Mandy, 22nd December 2018

As a family of 7 we had a fantastic Xmas break. We would like to thank Danielle and Michael for all of their help. The cottage is in an excellent position for seeing the local sites. The Aga is amazing [best Christmas dinner ever!!] and if you use the cookbook very easy to use. The local pubs and shop are very friendly.

Reviewed by Helena, 30th November 2018

Gorgeous, cosy cottage in a picturesque village. The cottage is on a main road, however, the view from the rear is beautiful. Parking in school car park opposite. Very well equipped, lovely bedding, incredibly clean. Easy walk to village with fab shops and several pubs! The Aga took a bit of getting used to but we managed an amazing roast dinner foRead morer 7! My kids loved the bedroom in the roof space! Will be back. Hide

Reviewed by David, 2nd November 2018

Beautiful house in the middle of Corfe. Handy Parking in the school opposite. The house was lovely and cosy with quality fittings and decoration was of a high standard. Beds and linen were a very good quality The kitchen had everything you Could wish for and the wood burner was a added lovely bonus. Only a 5 minute walk to the Swanage steam railwayRead more Hide

Reviewed by Karen, 19th October 2018

We had a fantastic week. We had a group of mixed ages, and the cottage worked perfectly for everyone. The location was great, the parking wasn't an issue . We had lovely weather for October, so were able to make use of the lovely garden for lunches. It is maintained at to an amazing standard, very comfortable throughout

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