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Wissett Cottage

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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Wissett Cottage is the quintessential, traditional Dorset stone cottage. Steeped in period character such as exposed stonework, ancient timbers and a partly thatched roof, this 300 year old cottage provides a cosy and welcoming 'home away from home' that combines rustic charm with comfortable furnishings and modern day conveniences. Lying within an 'arrow's flight' of the historic ruins of Corfe Castle, Wissett Cottage is conveniently situated close to all village amenities such as the convenience store, post office, bakery and excellent local pubs. A short, 5 minute stroll will take you to Corfe Castle station from where you can board one of the vintage steam trains operating on the famous Swanage Steam Railway. The village nestles in the heart of the magnificent Isle of Purbeck and lies...Wissett Cottage is the quintessential, traditional Dorset stone cottage. Steeped in period character such as exposed stonework, ancient timbers and a partly thatched roof, this 300 year old cottage provides a cosy and welcoming 'home away from home' that combines rustic charm with comfortable furnishings and modern day conveniences. Lying within an 'arrow's flight' of the historic ruins of Corfe Castle, Wissett Cottage is conveniently situated close to all village amenities such as the convenience store, post office, bakery and excellent local pubs. A short, 5 minute stroll will take you to Corfe Castle station from where you can board one of the vintage steam trains operating on the famous Swanage Steam Railway. The village nestles in the heart of the magnificent Isle of Purbeck and lies close to many areas of outstanding natural beauty. With nearby coastline forming the eastern end of the renowned World Heritage Site, The Jurassic Coast, the area provides a diverse range of scenery and attractions such as pristine sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, quaint villages and pleasant seaside resorts which will appeal to all ages and interests. On the ground floor of Wissett Cottage you will find a bright, spacious living room equipped with woodburner, SMART TV and blu-ray player. With comfortable sofas seating up to 8 people, there is plenty of room to relax after the day's activities and logs for your first fire will be provided during the winter months. Meanwhile the stunning dining room, with its double height ceiling and original (ornamental) inglenook fireplace, boasts a large refectory table seating up to eight people. The kitchen is fully equipped for all of your culinary needs; appliances include electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave,fridge/freezer and washing machine. Upstairs you will find a modern bathroom (bath with pressurised shower attachment, basin, toilet), separate WC and two homely bedrooms (Bed 1 - king-sized double, tv; Bed 2 - standard double and 3ft single) from which you can glimpse views of the nearby Purbeck Hills. All bed linen is provided and you will find the beds made up, ready for you on arrival. A sofa bed in the living room provides additional accommodation by prior arrangement only. Children are very welcome at Wissett Cottage; a travel cot (please bring your own cot bedding), high chair and stroller buggy (suitable from 6 months) are available for our smaller guests. The entrance and south-facing aspect of the cottage is framed by attractive neighbouring gardens and is approached by a shared driveway which provides parking for one vehicle. A detached garage provides additional parking as well as lockable storage for bikes, canoes or surfboards. To the rear, there is a pretty, private, walled courtyard with patio furniture for 'al fresco' dining in the summer months. Please note: Bookings are usually for a minimum of 7 nights and run from Saturday to Saturday. Last minute, short break bookings are occasionally available - please enquire for further details. A strict 'No Smoking' policy operates for guests staying at the property and regrettably, due to fire hazard presented by the thatch, barbeques are not permitted. All bed linen and towels are included as part of your rental. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
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Date of stay: November 2018
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Wissett Cottage is beautiful, comfortable and well equipped. We fell in love with it and the local area. It is a couple of minutes walk from the centre of the village and the castle can be viewed by stepping outside of the driveway. There are...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Mrs Heather Fra... L
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Everything about this cottage is perfect. The owners have made sure you have a relaxing stay in every way they can, from the detailed arrival instructions to helpful notes and advice inside the house. The cottage itself looks tiny from the road, but is actually...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Alison M
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Perfect Location for exploring Isle of Purbeck and beyond. We went off everyday and hardly scratched the surface. Swanage, Durdle door, Lulworth Cove, Jurassic Coast . Tropical gardens, Swannery, Chesil beach to name but a few. Steam train to Swanage a must. Corfe itself has...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank johnl1950
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We can't find anything negative to say about Wissett Cottage! It is a real home from home, with everything you need. It is lovely & spacious, with a pretty courtyard. Big bonus is having off road parking, as the village is busy with not alot...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Jayne H
About the Owner
Kate H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
Interaction with guests
We strive hard to make sure Wissett Cottage provides all you need for a comfortable and memorable holiday. We are always contactable to deal with any questions that you might have or to resolve any issues that might arise. However, your holiday time is precious and we prefer you to enjoy your time without disturbance from us during your stay so we don't initiate any contact unless particular circumstances demand it.
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About the neighbourhood
The Isle of Purbeck is a part of Dorset which roughly encompasses the area east of Lulworth Cove to Shell Bay, at the mouth of Poole harbour, to the small market town of Wareham at the northern reaches of Poole harbour. The beauty of this world-renowned coast line is unsurpassed and vistors who venture a short distance inland will be enthralled by what the Isle of Purbeck has to offer them. Dominated by the majestic Purbeck Hills, its gently rolling landscape has provided shelter and sustenance for mankind over thousands of years. Today, this beautiful area is dotted with quaint villages comprising cottages built from the locally quarried Purbeck limestone, giving them their unique character and charm. The village of Corfe Castle, named after the ruined fortress which stands proud at its...
Getting around
The cottage is centrally located within the beautiful Isle of Purbeck. Regular bus services to Swanage, Wareham (connecting with nationwide Network Rail services) and Poole operate through the village, stopping close to our Front door. As well as this, the heritage Swanage Railway operates a mixture of steam and diesel-hauled services between Swanage, Corfe and (in summer months) Wareham. Of course, our magnificent scenery is, for many, best enjoyed on foot. A plethora of superb walks within the Purbeck Hills and to the world-renowned 'Jurassic Coast' can be accessed directly from Wissett Cottage. Maps and guides are available for your perusal during your stay.
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