Spacious living room with wood burner and beamed ceilings | The Old Forge, Kingston, near Corfe Castle
Traditional single-storey stone cottage | The Old Forge, Kingston, near Corfe Castle
  • Cottage
  • Kingston, near Corfe Castle
  • DTP

The Old Forge

8.2

out of 10

  • 7

  • 3

  • 2

  • 1

Wifi
Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile
This pet friendly family property nestled in the pretty chocolate box village of Corfe Castle enjoys views and the countryside.

Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Stone flooring and beams throughout.
Living room: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and single bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Cot and highchair. Small courtyard with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are steps to the entrance of the property and internal steps to bedrooms. Private village water supply.

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.

Features

Coastal Within 3 Miles

Cot Available

Dishwasher

Garden or Patio

Highchair Available

Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Pub Within 1 Mile

Rural

Washing Machine

Wi-Fi

Woodburning Stove

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • 1 pet allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 25 reviews

8.2

out of 10

Value for money

8.2

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort and Equipment

7.9

Location

9.4

Local amenities

8.1

Overall rating

8.2

Pauline

  • Romsey

  • Family

2

out of 10

First and foremost, this accommodation should be advertised as not suitable for disabled, the write up of the property does not mention quite how many steps there are nor how steep some of them are. It's advertised as on one level, with a few steps, it's a lot more than a few and doesn't mention steep. The huge corner settee looks comfortable, until you try to sit on, you actually sink right down into it. The tap on the kitchen sink was loose and wobbled and the water was scalding hot, but it was well equipped. One of the beds in the family room is broken, and looking at other reviews I'm not the first to mention it, it squeaks with every movement and clearly needs fixing. The fan in the shared bathroom doesn't work either. There was a selection of shower gels & shampoos, also soaps in the bathrooms. The kitchen was equipped with tea bags, sugar and coffee. The tin of biscuits, Dorset tea bags and milk left for us was a lovely touch and very welcome - thank you. However, 2 loo rolls for 6 people over 3 days? The garden area could be lovely, but we found dog excrement amongst the shingle. The table and chairs are old and tired. There was a bucket with what looked liked old ashes in it and a garden rubbish bag which was overflowing onto the shingle, consequently we couldn't just let our dog wander. The parking bays opposite the Scott Arms are not roped off so anyone can park there (and they do) even asking the landlord, as suggested, doesn't help as it isn't always customers to the pub, and as he said he hasn't got the time to find out, understandably. This was to be a family birthday celebration that was marred really with the steps situation, the other problems are easy to resolve, but we won't be recommending this property.

28 Sep 2022

Lesley

  • Romsey

  • Family

4

out of 10

In the amenities blurb before people book this cottage, it should clearly state that it is not appropriate for people with limited mobility as there are steps (some very steep) between every area of the cottage which is quaint for fit people but not for those who are not. One loo roll in each bathroom and half a kitchen roll is a bit stingy even for just two of us staying. The courtyard could do with a spruce up - a bucket with cigarette ends was the least attractive element. I know we visited at the tail end of the season, but flaking paint, a loose kitchen tap and a badly hung kitchen unit door could have been sorted before we arrived.

19 Sep 2022

Jayne

  • Stoke on trent

  • Family

8

out of 10

Not close to other pubs need a bus or car ride down the steep hill to corfe no pavements to walk on .Spacious property ,kitchen table needs waxing ,no loo roll ,no blinds on bedroom roof windows if you need complete darkness to sleep ,some traffic noise too on the bedroom side .Settee low down .Spectacular view of corfe castle felt private even though it's next to pub drive access .Enjoyed our stay overall .

12 Sep 2022

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