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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England

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Jacquie D
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quaint cottage with stunning views and a huge garden.”
Reviewed May 17, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Just enjoyed a two week stay in The Old Reading Room with my mother and husband. The cottage is fully equipped and cosy.My mother (78) had the bedroom with the staircase we used the other double with the steep steps and we managed easily. The conservatory is a delight with its views of the castle and we ate in here daily. The bus service was great and we travelled all over the area direct from the door. Out favourite places for eating were The Castle Inn in Corfe and The Church Inn at Church Knowle. The Scott Arms next door has a Jamaican jerk shack at weekends and their own cider. Wareham is great for shopping and restaurants. The cottage is deceptively spacious with 2 good sized sitting rooms plus the conservatory. The large garden is enclosed and has lots of bird life. We parked easily in the small lay-by nearby. We enjoyed coastal walks and visiting monkey world, Corfe model village is lovely.

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Liked best: Location,conservatory,garden and the decor
Liked least: Steep steps to 2nd bedroom
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Lesley E
Woburn Sands, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Fab!”
Reviewed May 3, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

A wonderful cottage with outstanding views of Corfe Castle. There's everything you could possibly need there, and the dog bed/bowls were particularly appreciated. The conservatory was warm and cosy, and when the sun shone, the decking area in the garden was a great place to sit with a cup of tea/glass of wine, taking in the spectacular view, We hope to be back!

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Liked best: The cosines of the cottage, and wonderful view from the garden.
Liked least: Not being able to park right outside, and no toilet upstairs for nighttime needs.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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jarczy
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Delightful cottage in picturesque village”
Reviewed March 27, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We had a wonderful stay in this exceptional spot. The cottage was thoughtfully decorated - we especially loved the art on the walls. The village is storybook pretty and it was great to have such a nice pub just down the road. Highly recommended.

Traveling group: Friends
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Toni D
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cosy characterful cottage with great views”
Reviewed March 18, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Cosy old cottage full of quirky character with a lovely garden and beautiful views. Great to get back to after a long hike over the hilly coast, hot bath then sit by the toasty log fire (we bought logs and kindling locally) The Rayburn kept the house at a constant comfortable warmth. Well equipped with everything thought of including bowls, bedding etc. for dogs. Excellent pub literally a stones throw serving fabulous food and ales...I had the Black Bream twice it was so good! The location of this cottage makes it a brilliant base for the amazing walks to be found in the area and would be nice to return in the summer months to make use of the garden and lovely views.

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Liked best: Location and cosiness
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Sandra W
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A lovely cottage in a great location with stunning views.”
Reviewed March 3, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We had a fantastic time at The Old Reading Room. The cottage is spacious and homely. Its in a really great location with stunning views from the garden. Having an award-winning pub on our doorstep was a real bonus too!

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Liked best: The homely feel of the cottage and the amazing view from the garden.
Traveling group: Friends
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Jacky m
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A charming cottage with fantastic garden view of Corfe Castle”
Reviewed February 17, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

A lovely old cottage, well equipped, with a great garden for dogs and kids. Once the mist had cleared We had breakfast outside looking at the wonderful long view to Corfe Castle. Not bad considering it was February. Great walks and an open fire. The only complaint I would have is that the old leather Chesterfield sofa was not the most comfortable for us. Having said that, our friends have one and love it. Some lovely walks nearby, a lovely break.

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Liked best: Quirkiness of cottage and views from garden
Liked least: Leather sofa
Traveling group: Young Children
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Weedon Bec, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Taking the dog to the beach”
Reviewed November 18, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We had a lovely time at The Old Reading Room for a stay with my parents and our dog. We wanted to take the dog to the seaside. This is a pretty cottage in a great location - rural Dorset - but is ideally located just a few miles outside Swanage and nearby beaches. There is a nice pub just over the road and just a short distance from many other attractions and nice places to eat. The cottage itself has quirky artwork, open fires and provides a great base. It was a comfortable and nice place to relax, unwind and spend time with family.

As a beautiful period cottage it is not so great if you are over 6 foot. My husband (who is 6'3") spent the weekend with his head on one side (to avoid beams and low ceilings) and using the shower for him was like a scene out of Elf!

The dog throughly enjoyed her run on the beach and the property had enough space to set up a dog crate without things being too crowded so all in all a good find and one we would recommend.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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