Groom's Cottage

Corfe Castle, Dorset

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 003048

About Groom's Cottage

In the shadow of Corfe Castle, this former groom’s cottage is a quirky retreat in a historic village.

Groom’s is a quirky little holiday cottage located in the historic village of Corfe Castle. Once the home of the groom to a now converted medieval merchant house, to which the holiday home is attached, Groom’s Cottage sits in the shadow of the castle, towering above. Inside, it’s a world away from its medieval beginnings with contemporary décor running throughout the cottage. 

Explore Corfe Castle, a relic of the English Civil War, before heading out into to the village with its independent shops, traditional pubs, tearooms and fascinating museum. 

Between April and October, don’t miss out on a trip on the Swanage Railway, which passes close to the cottage. The town of Swanage is a joy to visit all-year-round, even if you don’t arrive via steam train. For walks along the coast, loop onto the South West Coast Path and discover the golden sand dunes and chalk stacks of Studland Bay. 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave not available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Entrance to one room comprising kitchen/diner/lounge with a woodburner.

  • First floor

    Small landing, bathroom with shower over the bath, 1 small double bedroom.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Electric heating included.

Parking: There is 1 car parking space at Boarmill Cottage, approximately 100m away, however guests may load and unload in the garage car park adjacent to the cottage.

Garden: Outside the front door, there is a small, unenclosed paved area for the cottage with a table and two chairs.

Please note: This is a small one-up, one-down cottage and consequently there are low doorways and beams throughout.

The central village location means that the cottage is about 35m from the road and there may be traffic noise.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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