Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
Sweet Pea Cottage is a holiday cottage in Kingston, Dorset, sleeping 6 and pet friendly this Grade II listed cottage is full of character perfect for family holidays
Sweet Pea Cottage is a semi-detached, Grade II listed Purbeck stone cottage dating from the early 1800s located on the private Encombe Estate in the hamlet of Kingston just over a mile from Corfe Castle. Opposite the cottage lies the historic church and just 100 yards away you will find the pretty local pub and restaurant with a large garden in which to enjoy the countryside views all the way to Corfe Castle. You may need a holiday after this holiday as there is so much to do in the surrounding area. Explore Corge Castlem Arne Nature Reserve, Lulworth Castle, The Blue Pool, Lulworth Cove, Dorset Waterpark, the Jurassic Coast and the beaches at Studland, Swanage and Kimmeridge Bay. A small drive further brings you to Dulston Country Park, Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum, and Fossil Forest, which takes you back 135 million years. 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 Sweet Pea Cottage comprises of an open plan living area with wood burner Freeview TV and DVD player with WiFi enabled throughout. The dining area has a rectangular table and chairs for four with the kitchen well equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. There is an external boot room/cloakroom. Up to the first floor where you will find bedroom one, a double with en suite bathroom and bedroom two, a twin with en suite shower room for children due to restricted head space.
Outside is a large lawned garden with sitting out area complete with furniture. There is also a bike store. Sweet Pea Cottage accepts one well behaved pet and there are plenty of walks to enjoy in the area. Parking is on road. 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 17 miles away
Bristol is 63 miles away
Exeter is 72 miles away