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The Old Forge

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Kingston, near Corfe Castle, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms2
Pets 1
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Description

This pet friendly family property nestled in the pretty chocolate box village of Corfe Castle enjoys views and the countryside.


The Old Forge cottage nestles in the small ‘chocolate box’ village of Kingston in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, on the Dorset coastline. Restored and adjoining an ancient stone pub, this traditional single-storey stone cottage (including restored forge) has outstanding views of the historic Corfe Castle and wonderful open countryside of the Purbecks from its flagged courtyard. Nearby is Wareham with quayside, and Swanage (5 miles) offers swimming, sailing, many shops, pubs and restaurants and a steam railway. There is easy access to walks along the Purbeck coast. Blue Flag beach of Studland, 9 miles. Arne RSPB nature reserve, 6 miles.

Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with stone floor. Step to dining room/kitchen with stone floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 steps to 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 with additional single bed (for +1). 2 steps to 1 twin. Bathroom with bath shower cubicle and toilet. All rooms (except bathroom) with original-beamed ceiling.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. high chair. TV. Microwave. Washer/dryer. F/freezer. Small courtyard with furniture. Parking (for 2 cars). Private village water supply. No smoking. NB: Step to entrance.

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Features

  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    09/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/05/2018
    An absolute gem of a place. A very well kept cottage, decent sized bedrooms, modern bathrooms with lots of natural light throughout. It had everything we needed other than a hottub (can't have everything!) All local beaches were no longer than 15-30 minutes drive depending on if going to Swanage or Studland, other beaches were not that far. We did have an issue with parking for the weekend because the residents visiting the Pub next door but we did manage to find one in the end, would be nice to have the allocated parking cordoned off to make it easier. Other than that niggling issue I would definitely recommend this cottage.


  • 7

    21/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 16/04/2018
    Lovely cottage in a lovely location with views to Corfe Castle. The pub next door was very nice with a cracking beer garden. There are a few points of feedback though. Firstly, the mattresses on the double beds need replacing. Secondly, there are no blinds on the sky lights in any of the bedrooms, so if you have anyone in your group that is a light sleeper both these issues will be a problem. Whilst it's obviously an old cottage, I can't believe blinds of some description can't be fitted. For the price you would not expect these problems. However, we did have a lovely stay and would go back again if these issues are sorted.


  • 9

    30/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 25/09/2017
    It felt like home again when we arrived (our second stay) and was just as enjoyable. We love the area and the Old Forge was well equipped, comfortable and spacious, with lots of character. There are always little niggles - like the slope on one half of the mattress in the master bedroom and the fact that the shower room has a whiff of dampness in it. One has to remember that the Old Forge is an historic building. Personally we can forgive its little foibles given that it is a delightful place to stay in a quiet and beautiful area of Dorset.


  • 7

    04/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2017
    Lots of good things about this cottage: very spacious, clean, well equipped. The next-door pub is excellent, although the food is quite pricey. The nearby bus stop has a reliable hourly service into Swanage or (the other way) to Corfe, Wareham and Poole. For the more spiritually-minded, St James's Church just up the road is a wonderful example of Victorian church architecture. Down sides: no wi-fi; tiled floors throughout and quite a few changes of level, so not ideal for little children; the parking spaces across the road were supposed to be marked, but weren't, so a couple of times they got taken by other people (pub customers, presumably). But all in all we really enjoyed our stay.


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