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The Old Forge


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Kingston, near Corfe Castle, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
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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

  • 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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