Grade II-listed Dorset cottage
Traditional exposed beams throughout
Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
Step straight out into the garden from the kitchen
Cosy up beside the woodburner
A great place to relax after a busy day exploring
Eaved double bedroom
Cosy twin bedroom
Stunning dormer windows
Plenty of space in the twin bedroom
A good nights sleep assured
Family bathroom with shower over bath and WC
Large enclosed garden
Why not dine alfresco on those summer evenings
A perfect spot for a BBQ
1 / 15  Grade II-listed Dorset cottage
2 / 15  Traditional exposed beams throughout
3 / 15  Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
4 / 15  Step straight out into the garden from the kitchen
5 / 15  Cosy up beside the woodburner
6 / 15  A great place to relax after a busy day exploring
7 / 15  Eaved double bedroom
8 / 15  Cosy twin bedroom
9 / 15  Stunning dormer windows
10 / 15  Plenty of space in the twin bedroom
11 / 15  A good nights sleep assured
12 / 15  Family bathroom with shower over bath and WC
13 / 15  Large enclosed garden
14 / 15  Why not dine alfresco on those summer evenings
15 / 15  A perfect spot for a BBQ

Farthing Cottage

Corfe Castle, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
3
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Tastefully refurbished Grade II-listed Dorset cottage with period features, open fire and inglenook fireplace for a truly romantic setting
  • Large garden for enjoying peaceful summer evenings, the rural setting allows for spectacular views over Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Hills
  • Ideal location within easy reach of local shops and pubs
Property code: DC050

Tastefully furnished, this old quarryman’s cottage boasts authentic period features on the inside and beautiful views over the Dorset countryside from the garden that will ensure you have the perfect rural getaway.

If you’ve been looking for the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, this property is the ideal spot. Its peaceful village setting is ideal for simply relaxing and getting away from it all, with spectacular views over the Dorset countryside.

With its location on a no-through lane which leads to the open space of Corfe Common, you can really enjoy peace and quiet, but with the benefit of shops and pubs within just 500 yards. You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time when you enter this characterful period cottage. As a Grade II listed building, this 18th-century cottage boasts a host of authentic period features including an inglenook fireplace with open fire, flagstone floors and low beamed ceilings. However, you won’t have to compromise on contemporary amenities. You’ll discover Sky TV, wireless broadband and a dishwasher in the kitchen, bringing this property up to date.

When you enter this special property, you’ll be entranced by the traditional low ceilings and stable door. The sitting room is beamed, featuring a flagstone floor and window seats, making this a charming setting for cosy evenings around the open fire. Take a step up and you’ll find a well-equipped kitchen with a door out to the rear garden and a bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC. Head up the atmospheric steep, winding staircase and you’ll discover two comfortably eaved bedrooms: a double with a door leading through to the neighbouring twin – ideal for families with children.

Head outdoors and you’ll discover a beautiful and spacious rear garden which affords splendid views over the Purbeck Hills and nearby Corfe Castle. There is a terrace for enjoying those warm Dorset summer evenings, and steps head up to a grassed lawn with shrubs, flower beds and an orchard. To the front of the property, you’ll enjoy a stone front terrace, complete with shrubs and flowers which is reached by a sloping paved path. There is ample parking on Village Lane for your car.

 

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • Oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • 1 bathroom - shower over the bath and WC
  • Open fire with inglenook fireplace
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Sky TV
  • Garden with seating
  • Off-street parking- 1 car
  • Shops and pubs 500 yards
  • Sandy beach 4 miles
  • Please note due to the property's age those over 6 foot need to take care as ceilings are low
  • Children 5 years plus and babies in arms are accepted. No equipment provided.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Nicky Rice

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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Roger, 15th June 2024

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Reviewed by Melanie, 11th May 2024

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I am afraid this cottage is in a state of disrepair through poor maintenance and lack of cleaning. It could be beautiful and at the very least needs a new coat of paint throughout. Everything needs a deep clean. The sofa and armchairs are smelly and filthy, I would not put my head against the back of them. The double bed mattress is heavily stainedRead more which is a joke! when they ask you to be clean and tidy. The best thing is its location to Corfe common and town centre. Hide

Reviewed by Granville, 20th April 2024

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Very good location yet very quiet and peaceful. This is a historic building built in 1749 and would be very difficult to bring up to modern standards. Bearing that in mind and that it is one of the cheapest holiday lets in Corfe Castle, don't expect a palace when you arrive.

Reviewed by Philip, 6th April 2024

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Reviewed by Robert, 4th November 2023

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Lovely old cottage reminded us of where we used to live in E Devon. Easy walk to town.

Reviewed by Jodie, 12th August 2023

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It is a very beautiful and charming cottage with loads of character. We loved staying here, the children loved running around in the garden too. The beds were very comfortable. I would definitely stay again. It is in need of some tlc, and a good deep clean.

Reviewed by Jane, 29th July 2023

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Yes it's a bit tatty, but I don't mind

Reviewed by Rob, 8th July 2023

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Great location, lovely garden, the only thing lacking was a washing machine.

Reviewed by Alan, 24th June 2023

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lovely old cottage that is in a fantastic position being quite, and being able to access the common for walks and get into the main section of the village in about 10 mins walk. the sofa and beds are really comfy. the decor is a little tired but i think adds to the charm of the cottage. the garden is fantastic and large, great for the dog to run arRead moreound in. i will be staying again as corfe is great and the cottage is situated just right for me. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 17th June 2023

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Reviewed by Paul, 10th June 2023

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A good spring clean is needed and love and attention to the cottage. The area is great the position of the cottage is tops. But it is in need of some care inside and out.

Reviewed by Gary, 27th May 2023

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Charming cottage set in a picturesque village Full of charm & character Lovely huge garden which is a real sun trap with views of the castle . Great location to explore Dorset 5min walk into centre of the village which had 3 lovely dog friendly pubs and a fabulous bakery. Only downside was although the cottage was presented clean & tidy the cleanerRead more could pay more attention to detail because its not the cleanest holiday let weve ever stayed in . Hide

Reviewed by Lin, 20th May 2023

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Reviewed by Lorraine, 15th May 2023

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We were a little dubious after reading some of the reviews but had a lovely few days in the cottage. The owners have obviously made some improvements and all bedding was new. As was the shower. Plenty of kitchen utensils although to be honest we mainly used the toaster. Yes the sofa is dated but is in keeping with the age of the cottage and nothingRead more new covers wouldnt fix. At the end of the day a 282 year old property is going to have a few lumps and bumps and is part of character and history. Hide

Reviewed by Mary, 8th May 2023

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A lovely Cottage which we found very cosy and comfortable. It was clean and had everything we could possibly need. The position of the Cottage is perfect so quiet with only a few passing cars. The garden and orchard are beautiful with views of Corfe Castle. We will definately be booking again.

Reviewed by Ian, 9th October 2022

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Lovely historical cottage, good location and safe dog/child friendly garden. Would benefit from new carpets and a good deep clean

Reviewed by James, 1st October 2022

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Farthing Cottage was very charming but no one was reachable on our arrival at weekend. Heating in bathroom needed fixing. Owner was friendly when we reached him on Monday 9:30 a.m. but no calls back received. We had to make contact. Very kind neighbour came round and helped with fixing the heating, also fixed cupboard door (hanging off hinge), replRead moreaced oven hood light. Oven door was broken at top (plastic) and could not be fixed. Nice garden was well kept. Complementary jar of marmalade. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 3rd September 2022

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The location is great. Equipment was plentiful. Tv and WiFi is excellent.Lots of people in the guest book loved this cottage- we did not. We wanted to leave but were unable to find other accommodation. If you dont mind a doggy smell , grubby furniture , spiders,earwigs and a continuous stream of woodlice parading up walls and across the carpet thenRead more youll be fine. We thought that the photos on the website didnt seem to match what we found. Also, make sure to park across the drive not on it. Hide

Reviewed by Wayne, 27th August 2022

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Reviewed by Jane, 6th August 2022

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I love this cottage, although it is grubby!

Reviewed by Ruth, 30th July 2022

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We were disappointed in the cleanliness of the pretty cottage. The bathroom in particular needs a revamp - especially the tiles and the loo cistern. As a holiday cottage there were no facilities for relaxing in the lovely garden, which was unfortunate. The bedsheets seemed old and of poor quality and the double bed mattress lumpy and unsupportive. Read moreThe cottage is well equipped with Sky tv, radio and electric sockets. Cutlery and crockery fine, but few suitable serving dishes. Parking difficult. Hide

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Grade II-listed Dorset cottage
Traditional exposed beams throughout
Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
Step straight out into the garden from the kitchen
Cosy up beside the woodburner
A great place to relax after a busy day exploring
Eaved double bedroom
Cosy twin bedroom
Stunning dormer windows
Plenty of space in the twin bedroom
A good nights sleep assured
Show 3 moreFamily bathroom with shower over bath and WC

Location

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1/3 Deposit

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