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The Old Reading Room, Kingston

Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England
Tucked away in the heart of Enid Blyton country is a charming two-bedroom cottage with lots of living space, a rolling garden and uninterrupted views over the majestic ruins of Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Hills. Furnished with a quirky eye and an emphasis on comfort, there is nowhere better to kick off your muddy walking boots after a pint in the pub next door, while watching your contented dog doze in front one of the two roaring fires.

Our cottage dates back to the early 1800s and offers:
Two double bedrooms with feather duvets and down pillows
Cosy sitting room with large fireplace
Dining room and reading room with fireplace
Large eat-in conservatory
Newly refurbished bathroom with slate floor, heated towel rail, rain shower and bath
Kitchen with oil fired rayburn, double electric oven, large fridge freezer, washing machine and smal...
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Listing #HL378796
About the Owner
Cheryl J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Date of stay: December 2018
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Great base for lovely walks with dog, an amazing view and an open fire, right next door to a great pub. Very comfortable home.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank jopin2000
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Kingston - with the most fantastic views and walks down to Corfe, near to the coast and all the little villages that make Dorset special. On a rainy day, Poole and Bournemouth are close by for some retail meandering and Scotts Arms just across the...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Voyager401515
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    2 Twins
    1 Crib
    1 King
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The cottage will be available from 3pm on the day of arrival. Please arrange to leave by 11am on the day of departure.
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About the neighbourhood
Purbeck is officially designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Jurassic coastline is a World Heritage Site. Much of it is under the ownership of The National Trust. Some of the highlights within either walking distance or a short drive from the cottage are:

· Climbing up to the 11th century ruins of William the Conqueror's Corfe Castle
· Taking the steam train from Corfe Castle to Swanage and back
· Crossing from Studland to Sandbanks on the chain ferry
· Whiling away the day in the old-fashioned seaside town of Swanage with its Victorian pier
· Exploring Durlstone Country Park
· Walking the South West Coastal path
· Taking in the solitude of the Norman chapel at St Aldhelms Head (a Scheduled Ancient Monument)
· Visiting a different beach every day
· Fossil huntin...
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How to get there
Airport: Bournemouth: 25.0 km
Railway: Wareham : 6.0 km
Ferry: Poole: 20.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.0 km.
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