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 - GoldVisit Britain rating: 5 stars
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
  • Perfect for exploring the popular village of Corfe Castle
  • Enjoy the wonderful beaches of nearby Studland and Swanage
  • An ideal location for fantastic rural and coastal walks
  • 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.

Corfe Castle nestles in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck with perfect access to wonderful walks to the fantastic Jurassic Coast and along the beautiful downs. The picturesque village of Corfe Castle is renowned for its excellent restaurants, tea shops, old fashioned public houses, superb bakers and general stores. The glorious sandy beach of the small resort of Swanage is within easy driving distance, or you could make the journey via steam train. This is a wonderful walking area and you can walk directly from the house to join a network of footpaths which extend westwards towards Kimmeridge and Lulworth or eastwards to Studland, a pretty resort with miles of sandy beaches and dunes.

On entering this substantial and attractive Grade II listed stone cottage, which retains original features including beamed ceilings and flagstone floors, you will find yourself in the delightful and welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen. With plenty of comfy seating, a wood burner and 3D TV with Blu-ray, the light and airy lounge is an ideal space for relaxing in. You will also find a beautiful panelled dining room with a lovely inglenook fireplace. Moving into the stylishly designed kitchen you will find it fully equipped with an AGA style oven, combi microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge and wine cooler. A washing machine, tumble dryer and large freezer are available in the pretty stone cottage in the garden. Exploring the cottage further you will find a lovely second lounge, with seating, a traditional wood burner, TV and a door opening onto the terrace. There’s also a light and attractive office-style area, ideal for anyone who needs to work during their holiday, with desks, a printer, photocopier, phone, monitor and Xbox. There is also a shower room with a walk-in shower and WC. Heading up to the first floor you will find three of the four charming bedrooms which all enjoy lovely open garden views. There is a master bedroom with a king-size bed and TV with Blu-ray, as well as an integral bath built into a pretty window recess with views of the castle and nearby hills. You will also find a second king-size double bedroom and a pretty double bedroom. A folding bed is also available to enable a child to sleep separately in one of the double bedrooms, which is available at an additional cost of £35 (to be requested at time of booking). There is also a bathroom complete with a hand-held shower, bath and WC. A short, fairly steep winding cottage style staircase leads up to the second floor where you will find a lovely twin bedroom. The cottage also offers a powerful telescope which is ideal for enjoying views of the night skies.


Stepping outside you will find a beautiful large country garden at the rear of the property. This delightful garden is fenced and has a lovely protected terrace with garden furniture and a BBQ so you can relax and enjoy meals in the sunshine. There are large lawns and colourful shrubberies, and there’s also a pretty one-room garden cottage with utility items. You will also find a small covered fish pond, and can also enjoy views of the castle. Two gateways open from the garden. One leads onto an open grassland area with a footpath crossing the common to give easy access to the countryside on the outskirts of the village, and in the other direction giving easy access to the nearby village square.

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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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 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

Reviewed by Michael Smart, October 2017

A great cottage, we loved it; probably one of the best we have ever stayed in and there have been a lot. It is beautifully appointed and very comfortable. We loved the AGA!

Reviewed by Victoria La Bouchardiere, June 2017

We couldn't have been happier with our stay at St Edmund's House. The property was spotless, stylish and had all the home comforts you could wish for. The garden was stunning, too. Our hosts were helpful and welcoming and I'd highly recommend this property to anyone. You won't be disappointed.

Reviewed by Penny Kocher, April 2017

Fabulous cottage, everything you could possibly need, real comfort, this was the second Island cottage we stayed in and we are going to another one in December as they are such good value. We have decided that this if the way to go for short breaks rather than Hotels.

Reviewed by Judith Williams, January 2017

Beautifully maintained and presented cottage. It was a perfect location for our family Christmas. The village shop, just a short walk away, is excellent and the three pubs are very welcoming.

Reviewed by Amanda Buckland, July 2016

Wonderful accommodation, location and decor could not be faulted. A lovely 3 generation family break that met everyone's holiday wish list

Reviewed by Jenny Blake, August 2015

Perfect! Beautifully decorated. Such attention to detail made this stay very special. If you could bear to leave the cottage, the surrounding area is simply stunning.So many places to visit. Or,spend hours on the beach gazing at breathtaking views. Perfect too for gastronomes, wherever we ate it was exceptional. Enjoy!

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