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  • The Old Guildhall Exterior | The Old Guildhall, Corfe Castle
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  • The Old Guildhall Exterior | The Old Guildhall, Corfe Castle
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    The Old Guildhall

    Ref: S19902


    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Sleeps: 6
    • Baths: 2
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    • 2 pets welcome
    • Internet access
    • Open fire
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    The Old Guildhall sleeping up to 6 guests

    Unique and quirky, with stone spiral stairs and floor to ceiling picture window, this gem has been featured in the House and Garden magazine.

    The Old Guildhall, reputed to be the original meeting place of the ancient order of stone cutters and marblers, is a unique and individual property with contemporary and quirky design practically combined with many original period features. The house has many original works of art on display which adds to the ambiance, and has been featured in the House and Garden magazine. The owner thoughtfully provides a luxurious hamper between November and March. The stunning village of Corfe Castle stands at the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck, and is dominated by the ruined castle, which is a delight any time of year. Other family attractions include a model village and interactive exhibition, the village museum, a steam railway and many shops, and Corfe Common is found just on the edge of the village with the Purbeck Way walking route passing through it to reach Chapman’s Pool and the South West Coast Path. The village is constructed almost completely from the local grey Purbeck limestone and around the village square there are a small collection of shops clustered together. The Jurassic Coastline is a short drive away, with the famous Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Discover the town of Swanage with its beach, boat trips, Durlston Country Park and Steam Railway. Monkey World and the Tank Museum are also close by. Shop and pubs 100 yards.
    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space: With vaulted ceiling.
    Living area: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player, iPod dock, CD player, selection of books and flagstone floor.
    2 steps to:
    Dining area: With double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and flagstone floor.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and granite floor.
    Sun room: With bi-fold doors leading to courtyard.
    Bedroom 1: Split-level with two single beds and Velux window.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, bidet and toilet.
    Stone, spiral stairs to:
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed and en-suite toilet.
    Gas central heating, gas (£50 per week November-March), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard with terraces, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 1 car; public car park 200 yards, permit for 1 car included. No smoking. Please note: There are uneven steps to sun room and there are steps and small drops in the courtyard, and a covered pond in the grounds 5 yards away.

    Open Fire / Woodburner
    Pub within 1 mile
    Pets – no charge
    Woodburning Stove
    Decorated at Christmas
    Winter Short Breaks
    Washing Machine
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    Local amenities

    • The Castle Inn < 0.5 miles
    • Corfe Castle 0.5 miles
    • The Scott Arms 1.5 miles
    • Square And Compass 3 miles
    • Knoll Beach 4.5 miles
    • Swanage Beach 4.5 miles
    • Chococo 4.5 miles
    • THE PIG - on the Beach 4.5 miles
    • Love Cake etc 4.5 miles
    • Bankes Arms 4.5 miles

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    9 Customer Reviews

    Kevin – 21 Jul 2018
    "This is a unique, well-equipped, cottage, surrounded by artwork, literally minutes walk from good local pubs and Corfe Castle itself, with a couple of parking spaces thrown in. Brilliant wood beamed interior. It has a nice stoned back garden to relax in too; enjoy feed the fish once a day. It’s minutes from great medium to long walks along the Purbeck Way too. The single downside for me is that it’s on the main Wareham to Swanage road, with traffic picking up around 7am, so, if you're a light sleeper, it may not be right for you. I’d advise keeping young children downstairs since the (amazing) spiral staircase may be a little steep and narrow for them."
    Antony – 10 Jul 2018
    "I have been holidaying in Dorset for over 30 years and love the area .So many beautiful places to visit with some of the best beaches in the UK. The cottage we stayed in was just ok . Be warned it is on a very busy road . Parking at the property is very tight although there is a permit within the property to park at Corfe train station about a 5 minute walk away . The two village pubs do great food."
    Derek – 1 Jul 2018
    "The cottage was unique in character with artistic design and features, together with a pleasant, secluded rear garden. It is very spacious, but disappointing in its cleanliness, and in need of updating. Very well situated for the village centre. Parking in space by front door not ideal due to closeness to heavy traffic and lack of space when opening doors. Some traffic noise in the bedrooms."
    Jeremy – 9 Jun 2018
    "Dated and not very clean. Traffic starts about 7am. Not very well Insulated against the busy road!"
    Ellis – 28 May 2018
    "The location was excellent and a lovely big cottage , a good spring clean wouldn’t go amiss. Wood lice love living here. However it was the best holiday we have had in the U.K and definitely fell in love with the village & will be returning 2019 ."
    Meriel – 23 May 2018
    "Fantastic place to stay. Really appreciated the architecture, general creativity and attention to detail of the interior and courtyard garden. Only niggle was the kitchen and dining equipment which was slightly disorganised and not all was clean. No smaller glasses for cold drinks. Otherwise great!"
    Confirmed guest – 12 May 2018
    "Had a great holiday, likewd the quirky house and the location was perfect. Plenty of walking nearby and great eating places in Corfe. Just disappointed with level of cleanliness eg kitchen cupboard, oven and toothbrush mug. Could have done with instructions for dishwasher etc. Despite this would definitely go back."
    Peter – 28 Apr 2018
    "An enjoyable weeks stay at a comfortable and novel property. Ourselves and another couple, with our little dog Ken, made the most of the excellent facilities, the amount of space and surroundings excellent located in a picturesque village with friendly locals. We would certainly consider another stay at The Old Guild Hall."
    Karen – 25 Mar 2018
    "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location but lacking in attention to detail and cleanliness.Kitchen missing basic items ie no small tumblers for whiskey/water, no chopping boards other than a bread board, had 4 cups but only 1 saucer , only 5 egg cups so had to improvise and use an egg box! All easily sorted but very annoying.Lounge area was comfortable but tv a nightmare due to poor signal and ineffective controllers.No towels provided for downstairs toilet/bathroom.Cleaning standards leaved a lot to be desired ie filthy plugs, a loo brush that was fit for the bin and crisps and crumbs under cushions on one of the sofas which we discovered when we went to re zip a cushion to the back of the sofa as it had been left upside down!!Would not recommend to anyone with back problems as shower had no shelf for soap/shampoo etc so everything had to be left on the floor and there was a similar problem in the bathroom as the sides of the bath were curved and consequently no where to stand anything.Also, unable to contact the caretaker on 3 separate occasions and ended up speaking to the owner, who was delightful.Such a shame as it is a lovely property and despite all the criticism we would be tempted to return but would have to be sure that these issues had all been addressed."

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