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“Outstanding cottage with a service to match”
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View of Corfe Castle from the terrace
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Herb garden
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England

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Rhoda W
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Outstanding cottage with a service to match”
Reviewed August 16, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Staying in The Old Reading Room cottage was like home from home. The location was beautiful, a picture postcard setting. From the garden to the bedroom everything was as you would expect from a countryside cottage, comfortable and cosy. We had a fantastic stay, and the owner was so helpful from start to finish. I would highly recommend staying at this cottage. Thank you

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DMB1103
York
1 review
“Amazing cottage”
Reviewed August 12, 2016 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed for two nights last summer and had a super time. The cottage was incredible and a lot bigger than expected.

Our dogs loved it too!

Everything surpassed expectation! The garden was just perfect!

One tiny comment was the master bedroom - the bed was a bit softer than we would like (personal taste)...

We hope to return soon

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Nina1601
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Stunning home from home!”
Reviewed July 26, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This is the most beautiful cottage in an idealic location and toddler friendly too with games and books galore! We couldn't have picked a nicer place to stay. The garden has the most beautiful views across to Corfe Castle and with a toddler in tow, we were perfectly positioned with lots of activities and outings nearby

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Mark N
1 review
“Beautiful cottage & garden with a stunning backdrop”
Reviewed July 21, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Stayed 4 nights at the old Reading room with family. The cottage was full of character and totally charming, just perfect!
To our amazment with the british weather and all we picked one of the hottest 4 days we have seen in a very long time which was the icing on the cake as the garden was just stunning. We spent many a evening hour on the raised decking overlooking the marvelous countryside including beautiful views of Corfe Castle in the distance. Should you fancy a drink out a lovely pub is just a minute around the corner.

Places nearby = Within 30 mins.
For a lovely clean Sandy beach I would recommend Studland Penisula.
Swanage.
Lulworth Cove.

As to the booking etc it was total faultless, communications throughout was excellent
Thank you Cheryl..

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Liked best: The Garden
Liked least: I had no problem but if you have elderly relatives they might need help up and down the stairs
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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drumcotp
Chipperfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Dorset at its best”
Reviewed July 14, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Very well equipped, beautiful cottage, set up as a home from home. Superb garden, well maintained with BBQ, garden furniture and bird feeders. Stunning views of Corfe Castle. Right next to Scott Arms for easy feeding.
It is a cottage so beware of ascents to bedrooms, especially second bedroom, during visits to the bathroom downstairs at night. Fine if you are fit (or a sailor!).

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Liked best: Conservatory ovelooking a super garden, from which there is stunning view of Corfe Castle, along with the Scott Arms being right across the road.
Liked least: Sleeping window side (inside) of the double bed with high wooden foot board. Aged 70, devloped entry technique from Western Roll to Fosbury Flop. Suggest solid step to help. Steep stairs OK if treated as galley stais on a yacht.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Andrew L
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Lovely cottage with glorious view”
Reviewed May 17, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Lovely cottage very well located for walks and glorious views of this wonderful area.
Well equipped kitchen ,good bed linen and plenty of ground floor accommodation for all weathers. The cottage is heated by a traditional but modern range in the kitchen.
Lovely big well maintained garden with furnished terrace which gives wonderful views of Corfe Castle.
Easy parking in the village and regular bus services to Wareham and Swanage.
The Pub in the village is very popular with its all hours food and very large garden.
Given the pub and the traffic outside the cottage at certain times of day I would not describe this cottage as totally peaceful although neither spoilt my enjoyment of the cottage.
The cottage was clean and tidy on arrival and the keys were available as stated in advance.
I received a useful information sheet by email in advance of my stay.
Well worth a visit!

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Liked best: Views from cottage garden
Liked least: Traffic around rush hours
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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James M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
“Great Location, and lovely garden”
Reviewed May 10, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Excellent place to stay next to Scott Arms pub in lovely village. Quiet and lovely garden to sit out in good weather. 2 good size bedrooms, although bathroom downstairs. Plenty of supplies including some games, and well equipped kitchen, although eating put next door at Scott Arms is tempting. Great walks on your doorstep. Recommended.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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