View towards the front of the stone built cottage
Step into this inviting open plan space
Enjoy cooking in the contemporary kitchen area
Space for leisurely meals
Relax a while with friends and family
Watch a film in the cosy lounge
Sink into the comfy sofa's and unwind
Retire to this inviting double bedroom
Light and bright double room
Take a soak in the roll top bath
Enjoy a refreshing shower
Stylish twin room with en-suite shower room
En-suite shower room
Comfortable space for two
Tuck up in the twin room set into the eaves and admire the view
Pretty single beroom set into the eaves
Contemporary bathroom on the second floor
A generous lawn wraps around the cottage
Relax with a meal and admire the views
Admire the lovely views
A network of walking routes are easily accessible
Take a trip to Swanage Bay
Enjoy a relaxed day on the sandy beach at Swanage
1 / 23  View towards the front of the stone built cottage
2 / 23  Step into this inviting open plan space
3 / 23  Enjoy cooking in the contemporary kitchen area
4 / 23  Space for leisurely meals
5 / 23  Relax a while with friends and family
6 / 23  Watch a film in the cosy lounge
7 / 23  Sink into the comfy sofa's and unwind
8 / 23  Retire to this inviting double bedroom
9 / 23  Light and bright double room
10 / 23  Take a soak in the roll top bath
11 / 23  Enjoy a refreshing shower
12 / 23  Stylish twin room with en-suite shower room
13 / 23  En-suite shower room
14 / 23  Comfortable space for two
15 / 23  Tuck up in the twin room set into the eaves and admire the view
16 / 23  Pretty single beroom set into the eaves
17 / 23  Contemporary bathroom on the second floor
18 / 23  A generous lawn wraps around the cottage
19 / 23  Relax with a meal and admire the views
20 / 23  Admire the lovely views
21 / 23  A network of walking routes are easily accessible
22 / 23  Take a trip to Swanage Bay
23 / 23  Enjoy a relaxed day on the sandy beach at Swanage

Dunshay Cottage

Corfe Castle (2mls SE), Dorset
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
No Dogs
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Bright and airy cottage with great access to some of Dorset’s most famous landmarks
  • Take a visit to nearby Corfe Castle and explore the historic village and castle ruins
  • A choice of beaches within easy reach, ideal for both bathing and fossil hunting
  • Relax and unwind in the garden and admire the beautiful views surrounding the property
  • Spend a day exploring the seaside town of Swanage or visit Monkey World
  • Close to many walking and cycling routes weaving through spectacular countryside
Property code: 62985

Set in a rural location on the outskirts of Harmans Cross, this bright and airy semi-detached cottage is ideally situated for lovers of the beach and outdoor pursuits. Take a trip to the seaside town of Swanage, where you will find a great selection of pubs, shops and cafes as well as traditional amusements lining the sandy beach. With easy access to the Jurassic Coast there is never a shortage of things to do here. There are many walking and cycling routes leading from the cottage and winding through the stunning scenery this area is known for. For families, a visit to the Tank Museum and Monkey World are a must, or why not explore the picture post card village of Corfe Castle.

A driveway and steps lead you to the main entrance and into the cottage. When you step inside, there is a bright and airy kitchen/diner straight ahead with steps up into a useful utility room with dishwasher and washing machine, the perfect spot for leaving behind muddy boots. The galley style kitchen is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave. Opposite, there is space for all the family to dine together around the table. Steps lead up into the lounge, where you can cosy up after a long walk and watch a film on the TV/DVD. A useful ground floor separate WC can be found in the hall as well as the stairs leading to the first floor. Here you will find a stylish twin bedroom with en-suite shower and WC. Just next door are steps leading down into a bright and airy double bedroom. Completing the first floor, the contemporary bathroom with roll top bath, separate shower and WC is the perfect place for a long soak and can be found just across the landing. A further flight of stairs leads up to the second floor, into the converted attic space, where there is a cosy single bedroom set into the eaves with restricted head height. A further twin bedroom and a bathroom with bath and WC, both with restricted head height, complete the second floor.

Heading outside from the kitchen you will find an enclosed lawn wrapping around the property on two sides with space to relax. Immediately beside the property it offers the perfect spot for al fresco dining. To the front of the property is off-road parking for four cars.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 double, 2 twins and 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine and dishwasher
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Beach 3 miles, pub 2 miles and shop within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Discounts for smaller groups as follows: 2 people or less 15% and 3 - 4 people 10% 
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Claire Tranter

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by George, 18th May 2024

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Very spacious and comfortable. Quiet spot in Dorset yet easily accessible for the sea and tourist spots.

Reviewed by Joanna, 6th April 2024

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Fabulous cottage, clean bright and well appointed by 5 adults. Lovely welcome basket on arrival which was very much enjoyed. Views over the Dorset countryside from outside were lovely as was the sound of the steam train. Walks straight from the house to Corfe Castle a few miles away. A cottage to be recommended.

Reviewed by Mark, 13th February 2024

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Lovely large cottage but still cosy. Spotless on arrival, well equipped and a quiet location. Easy reach to most tourist attractions in the area.

Reviewed by Claire, 23rd October 2023

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This house is a real home from home. So lovely to stay in the countryside, the views are amazing, the house is so comfy. It's not far for the heritage railway at Harman's Cross.. there are lovely country walks, not far from corfe castle or swanage. I would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Jennie, 29th September 2023

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Beautifully appointed, well equipped, safe cottage with plenty of toilets. Good water pressure in showers. Quiet location.

Reviewed by Wendy, 22nd September 2023

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Lovely house and perfect for old school friends to spend some time together. Thank you

Reviewed by Andy, 18th September 2023

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We had a very enjoyable stay at Dunshay cottage. The cottage was clean, well equipped and comfortable. It was also in a great location for us to explore the local area and we would certainly recommend it as a place to stay.

Reviewed by Elaine, 2nd September 2023

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The property is in a good location only a short stroll down to the steam railway and children's play park. Only a short drive to Swanage and the lovely sandy beach and two nice pubs in Corfe Castle Village served a good meal and again very accessible. A lovely place for a family holiday.

Reviewed by Jackie, 26th August 2023

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The cottage was in a superb location. Enjoyed the walk to Corfe Castle from cottage which took us about an hour. Caught the steam train back as cottage situated near Harman Cross train station. I would say the cottage was quite sparsely decorated but had everything needed for a group of 7 staying for a week.. Only appliance missing was a tumble driRead moreer. Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn, 19th August 2023

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This is a fabulous house equiped with everything you would need for your stay. It was large enough to accommodate us and our adult children. Harman's Cross is a beautiful, quiet location but there is so much to do within easy reach. I recommend the walk to Corfe Castle which starts in the field directly opposite the house. And don't miss the beautiRead moreful Knoll beach at Studland bay. We would definitely stay again! Hide

Reviewed by Alison, 12th August 2023

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Brilliant holiday home. Best equipped we have stayed in. An umbrella for the garden for some shade is the only addition. On a positive it was lovely to have the sun!!!

Reviewed by Sally, 29th July 2023

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This is a fantastic holiday home, thank you for having us again, our second stay. Spacious, clean, decor just lovely. Its in such a great location, we walked down to the park and to get the steam train many times this holiday. We contacted the caretakers who put up a child stair gate for us (we have 3 yr old twins) and it wasnt any bother at all & Read moresaved us worrying. From last year there is new outside seating, which is great. Nothing is too much bother, would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Shelley, 1st July 2023

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Just home from our fourth holiday in Dunshay Cottage. It's a lovely house so near to everything we ever want to do. The house is well equipped and very comfortable. Ample parking and a lovely garden are much appreciated.

Reviewed by Lisa Marie, 24th June 2023

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A really lovely spotless and spacious house with all the amenities you could need. My children loved the house and the outside space and garden, and their little picnic table was used each morning for thier breakfast. It's a quiet spot and good location as the beaches are 20 mins away (mostly Knoll beach for us because we were with a newborn a 3 yoRead more and 5yo!). The Blue Pool is a lovely day out also and only 15 min away. Hide

Reviewed by Roger, 17th June 2023

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We had a really lovely holiday at Dunshay Cottage. The house had everything we needed, is spacious enough for 3 generations and is in a lovely setting...perfect for coastal walks, visits to Swanage on the steam train and to RSPB at Arne. The owners provided us with a good quality travel cot and highchair for our grandson which was great. The kitcheRead moren/diner is perfect for family cooking, chatting and playing games round the table. Lovely to hear owls hooting at nightime! Hide

Reviewed by Claudia, 27th May 2023

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Reviewed by Paul, 20th May 2023

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Stayed with our 2 young kids and had a lovely week. House is lovely, lawn for the kids to run around on, walking paths just outside the door and stunning sunsets each night. The kids loved the steam train that stops at the station 5 minutes walk away down the hill and also the playground just next to the station. I would definitely recommend this pRead moreroperty and hope to return ourselves at some point Hide

Reviewed by Ruth, 13th May 2023

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Lovely cottage, stunning location with footpaths just outside the gate. Amazing.

Reviewed by Martin Neil, 5th May 2023

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Very comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. lots of parking space. Lovely grass area for gentle games.

Reviewed by Kimberley, 28th April 2023

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We had a fab stay at the cottage. It accommodated our family party perfectly. The location is amazing, perfectly close to Swanage, Corfe castle..and Monkey world..for the younger member of our party but also perfect for peaceful walks. The park nearby and steam railway is a bonus. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Jill, 29th December 2022

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Reviewed by Scott, 22nd December 2022

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Great location and great house. Lots of room and easy to find space for privacy if wanted. Lovely walks on the doorstep - if the weather permits youll not need to move the car from the time you arrive until you leave. Well be back so thats as good a review as it gets.

Reviewed by Patricia, 9th October 2022

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We were a group of 6 adults and the cottage was perfect for us - comfortable, plenty of space and plenty of parking. The location was ideal for our walks and we would be very happy to return to explore further.

Reviewed by Shelley, 25th September 2022

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This is a great property. We love the location because you are never far from where you want to visit. The ample parking is a real bonus. We love the decor and have spent many happy hours at the kitchen table planning our days out. Three bathrooms makes our stays even more comfortable. The bedrooms are all beautifully styled.

Reviewed by Julia, 10th September 2022

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Cottage was in a great location, it was clean and tidy. It just needed a few bits looking into.

Reviewed by Gillian, 3rd September 2022

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Excellent cottage in lovely rural location yet only a few minutes drive from Corfe Castle and Swanage. Lots of lovely walks direct from the cottage, too. Very well equipped kitchen; multiple bathrooms; comfortable beds; lovely views. It was spotlessly clean. We liked the welcome pack of prosecco, eggs, jam and biscuits, too. Would definitely recommRead moreend. Hide

Reviewed by Zoe, 20th August 2022

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A lovely newly decorated house, it was all very clean on arrival and was easy to find from the main road. There are numerous walks in local area, public footpaths opposite the house lead to Corfe Castle and the train station of Harmans Cross is a 5 minute walk down the lane. Swanage nearby. Parking for 3 vehicles, plus a lawn with rotary dryer and Read moretable/chairs. The bathrooms are good for 7 adults, and large utility room is very useful with dishwasher, washer, and plenty of storage space. Hide

Reviewed by Sally, 30th July 2022

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A lovely week has been spent at Dunshay Cottage. The bedrooms have been comfortable & spacious, nice hot showers & the garden just lovely. The owners also specially sourced 2 travel cots & 2 high chairs for our twins, which was just brilliant of them! The washer was also ideal. It is really well placed and we enjoyed walking down the hill to the faRead moreb playground as well as getting the stream train into Swanage. Would highly recommend & hope well visit again :) Hide

Reviewed by Pierre, 16th July 2022

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dunshay Cottage, a beautiful, clean and well maintained place !

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View towards the front of the stone built cottage
Step into this inviting open plan space
Enjoy cooking in the contemporary kitchen area
Space for leisurely meals
Relax a while with friends and family
Watch a film in the cosy lounge
Sink into the comfy sofa's and unwind
Retire to this inviting double bedroom
Light and bright double room
Take a soak in the roll top bath
Enjoy a refreshing shower
Show 11 moreStylish twin room with en-suite shower room

Location

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