Located in Corfe Castle, Dorset
The Old Forge is a holiday cottage in Kingston, Dorset, sleeping 7 and pet friendly set in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck.
The Old Forge is a single-storey stone cottage in the village of Kingston with views towards the ruins of Corfe Castle. Recently renovated, including a restored forge, the cottage sits next to an ancient stone pub. Lots of things to do and visit close by including Corfe Castle, Swanage Steam Railway, RSPB Arne, Studland Beach, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and activities such as sailing, bird watching, walking, windsurfing, diving and kite surfing.
The accommodation at The Old Forge is all beamed (except bathroom) and comprises of a living room with wood burning stove and stone floor, TV and video. The kitchen/diner is equipped with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and table and chairs for seven. Two steps take you to a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room with toilet and basin. There is a family room with double and single beds and three steps up lead to a twin bedroom. The bathroom has a bath, shower cubicle, toilet and basin. A cot and highchair are available upon request.
Outside there is a small courtyard complete with furniture. There is private parking for two cars. 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 17 miles away
Bristol is 63 miles away
Exeter is 72 miles away