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“Beautiful Cottage in lovely location”
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View of Corfe Castle from the terrace
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Herb garden
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A walk from the cottage
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England

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CBI62
Tadley, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful Cottage in lovely location”
Reviewed 31 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Old Reading Room, the cottage is comfortable and well equipped, the views from the Garden are outstanding looking out towards Corfe Castle. We had the most lovely week, the walks locally are sensational and all within easy reach of the cottage. This is a dog friendly cottage and so is the pub across the road which is an added bonus! Lovely food and very friendly. Owners very helpful, gave handy list of instructions and also in the cottage book with lots of local walks. Highly recommend.

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Liked best: Location and views
Liked least: stairs from one of the bedrooms - very steep!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Oldboot74
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful area”
Reviewed 25 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We had 3 lovely nights at the old reading rooms it's a real home from home well equipped and comfortable and some great artwork. The views are fantastic over to Corfe castle and endless beautiful walks in the area. We will definitely be rebooking in the future

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simonrt
lewes
1 review
“Beautiful, interesting and very comfortable house.”
Reviewed 24 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We enjoyed a heavenly weekend at The Old Reading Room. The house was wonderfully equipped, warm and cosy. The garden was beautiful and the view from the kitchen window was breathtaking. Great pub next door and walks straight from the house. The owners were great communicators and everything went very smoothly. Many thanks.

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Liked best: Beautiful house and grounds
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Fayecause...
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Flippin' Fabulous”
Reviewed 23 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

A gorgeous cottage with stunning views. A perfect location to get to all the attractions that you want to see. A pub over the road which allows dogs in. Definitely want to come back again and it is so useful that you can book nightly rather weekly. I have already recommended the cottage to friends and family.

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227Nicki0...
Hastings, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A beautiful retreat for the weekend.”
Reviewed 30 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

The cottage has everything you could need for a weekend getaway and we would have loved to have stayed for longer. The location of the cottage is perfect. It's rural but close enough to interesting places that are easily accessible. The pub opposite has great food and a welcoming log fire. All in all I would definitely recommend The Old Reading Room to anybody who wants to get away from everything and we will definitely be back.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
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Recommended for:
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