Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
Haycraft Cottage is a holiday cottage in Harmans Cross Dorset, sleeping 6 and pet friendly with a Grade II listing and full of charm.
Haycraft Cottage is a Grade II listed stone holiday cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside set in the small village of Harman's Cross, between Corfe Castle and Swanage. As such you are perfectly located to explore both of those locations, Corfe Castle with its spectacular scenery and castle remains and Swanage with its golden sandy beach with a Blue Flag award. Both can be explored via the Swanage Steam Railway which runs a number of services between the two towns.
The accommodation at Haycraft Cottage comprises of a living room with wood burner, TV, DVD player and stereo/CD player. The dining room has table and chairs for six and there is a conservatory with seating. The kitchen is equipped with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. A cloakroom rounds off the ground floor. Upstairs to the three bedrooms arranged as two doubles and one twin. The bathroom has a shower over bath, basin and toilet. A travel cot and high chair can be provided upon request.
Outside there is an enclosed garden complete with furniture and a barbecue. There is ample parking available. Haycraft Cottage accepts one well behaved dog. 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 64 miles away
Exeter is 74 miles away