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The Old Forge

Kingston, near Corfe Castle, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Pets 1
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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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  • 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

    Confirmed guest, 14/01/2019
    We had a fab time, it was so relaxing. Such an amazing location. We can’t wait to stay again. We had one small issue that the heating wasn’t working but the log burner and electric fires ensured we stayed warm. I can’t praise this place enough, we loved it.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2018
    Comfortable spacious accommodation nice location great view

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2018
    We had an very nice stay at the Old Forge. There were a couple of minor maintenance issues (broken oven door handle, several blown bulbs and a non functional radiator in the main bedroom). The two bedrooms that adjoin the road next to the pub are not well insulated from the cold or sound so we found it nippy at night (we stayed in late October) and woke a few times around midnight as people left the pub. However, with the log fire lit, the house was very cosy and it was a great base for exploring the area. We visited Charmouth, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester, Lulworth, Corfe, Studland and Swanage without much trouble or traffic problems. There are plenty of nice walks from the property and we never had a problem with parking. Overall, we were happy with our choice to stay here and would probably stay again. A few little issues, but good value for money.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/09/2018
    Loved our stay rare times with family all together. Very homely thank you

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    We had a great time. There were a few maintenance issues with the cottage (leaking velux window, outside light not working, hot water switched off, only one tea towel, dishwasher consumables needed) but the cottage suited us well. Being next door to a good pub (if slightly overpriced) was gret but there were no shops in the village and no cash machines within 5 miles. Lots and varied things to do in the area.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/07/2018
    Very nice property. Need to be careful if staying with little ones, since all floors are concrete tiles and on several different levels but that should not stop you having a great time at the Old Forge.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2018
    We all (two sisters and self)enjoyed the facilities at The Old Forge. Shower in bathroom attached to old forge bedroom did not have right temperature either too hot or cold. But could use the alternative bathroom, so okay.

  • 10

    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

    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.

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