Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
The Old Guildhall is a holiday cottage in Corfe Castle, Dorset, sleeping 6 and pet friendly with a 5 star rating and many period features
The Old Guildhall is located in Corfe Castle in the Isle of Purbeck and has been renovated to mix period features with contemporary design. The house contains many original works of art and has been featured in House and Garden magazine. The landscape is dominated by the ruined castle, which is well worth a visit and a perfect location for painters and photographers, but there are many other attractions to draw you away and a coastline with sandy beaches, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door to explore.
The accommodation at The Old Guildhall comprises of a vaulted and split level open-plan living/dining room with wood burning stove, flagstone floor, double sofa for alternative sleeping only, Freesat TV, DVD player, radio/CD/iPod dock, selection of books and WiFi. The kitchen comes equipped with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The sun room really bridges the inside to the outside and can open up completely when the weather is good. There is a bunk room with a velux and a bathroom with bath with shower over, bidet, toilet and basin that rounds off the ground floor. Up some open-sided, spiral stone stairs to the first floor and you will find two double bedrooms one of which has an en-suite shower room and one has an en-suite toilet.
Outside there is an enclosed courtyard with terraces complete with table and chairs and a barbecue. A welcome pack will be awaiting your arrival and The Old Guildhall accepts up to two well behaved pets who will stay free of charge. There is parking available for one car, permit provided, 200 yards away. Your gas, electricity, 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