Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
Farrier's Lodge is a holiday cottage in Corfe Castle, Dorset, sleeping 4 and a stonesthrow to the village square, iconic castle, shops, restaurants and cafes
Farrier's Lodge is the former blacksmith's cottage for Corfe Castle and situated in the heart of this historic village. This picturesque thatched cottage is located close to the village square and the iconic castle itself. Lots of things to do and visit close by including Corfe Castle with plenty of independent shops, cafes and restaurants and of course Corfe Castle itself where the first castle on the site dates back to the 9th century and was made of wood. The first stone castle was built in the 11th century and it was used all the way through to 1646 where it was systematically destroyed. Swanage Steam Railway starts/finishes in the town and allows you to visit Harmons Cross, Herston and Swanage with its award winning sandy beach. RSPB Arne, Studland Beach, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Lulworth Castle, The Blue Pool, Dulston Country Park, Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum and the Fossil Forest which takes you back 135 million years. Partake in activities such as sailing, bird watching, walking, windsurfing, diving and kite surfing. The towns of Dorchester, Poole and Bournemouth are all within easy reach or take the ferry and explore the National Trusts' Brownsea Island.
The accommodation at Farrier's Lodge comprises of a sitting room with TV and WiFi enabled throughout with dining area attached to the kitchen comfortably seating four. The kitchen and utility area has an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. A bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and toilet rounds off the ground floor. There are two bedrooms, a double with en suite shower room and a twin which can also be made up as a super king sized double if it fits your requirements better.
Outside is a pretty little garden complete with seating. There is an off road parking permit for one car in nearby public car park. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
Much more than just a castle, although the landscape is dominated by the spectacular ruins, Corfe Castle has shops, pubs, restaurants, tea houses, museums, steam railway links and a rich history ready to be explored.Read more
Lots to see and do around Corfe Castle with some delightful villages to explore including Norden to the north, East Creech and Church Knowle to the east, Kimmeridge and Worth Matravers to the south and Woolgarston to the west.
There are many events that run throughout the year from the castle. Please check their website when you are visiting to find out what is on when as events are constantly being added.
Corfe Castle dates all the way back to 1086 and a trip to the castle will allow you to discover the history of the castle over the last 1,000 years. With tales of treachery and treason, 'murder holes', fallen walls and secret places there is something for everyone to discover. On site there is a National Trust shop as well as 18th century tea rooms and gardens. The castle is open every day from 10:00.
The Corfe Castle Model Village is set in an acre of landscaped gardens and includes much more than just the village which is spectacular. Opened back in 1966, the village is built in 1/20th scale and depicts Corfe Castle as it would have looked in 1646. In addition there is a giant games area, croquet lawn, fossil corner, enchanted fairy garden, the potting shed miniature museum, gift shop and The Courtyard tea room. Corfe Castle also has a museum, open daily and dealing with local history from the dinosaur to more modern day industries that have helped shape the town to what it is today. As you travel around the area you may have enjoyed the odd glass or two of the local ale bearing the Corfe name. The Corfe Castle Brewery is on the edge of town and has a shop so even when you leave the area you can take the taste of the area home with you.
For a unique attraction head to Blue Pool, named for the amazing water colours in the small village of Furzebrook. Set in a deep clay bowl, you can enjoy walks around the Pool in the 25 acres of heath and woodland that the sandy paths cross. Also on the site are tea rooms, a museum showing the history of clay mining in the area and is also home to the Wareham Bears, a collection of over 200 miniature dressed bears set in their own house.
Although it is not the biggest town you will have visited there are over 10 places to eat out in Corfe Castle itself with lots more to choose from in the outlying villages.Read less
Bournemouth is 15 miles away
Bristol is 62 miles away
Exeter is 72 miles away