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The Old Telephone Exchange 4* Self Catering Cottage in Corfe Castle Village

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Purbeck Stone Cottage in Corfe Castle, Dorset, - Excellent Location For Exploring Purbeck And Only A 10 Minute Drive To Amazing Beaches

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, beautiful Purbeck stone cottage with log burner right on the main street of Corfe Castle. The building was originally the telephone exchange for the village and has been converted into a domestic dwelling, hence the name "The Old Telephone Exchange". The cottage has been tastefully decorated with all the essentials needed for a self catering holiday. As we are lovers of home baking, the kitchen is very well equipped.

If you prefer to eat out, the Bankes Arms is within 5 minutes walk and serves excellent food. The village's main attractions include the Castle ruins, owned by the National Trust, Model village and train station where the Swanage Steam train runs 7 days a week. There are also cafe's, gift shops, bakery and small grocers store. The seaside town of Swanage is 5 miles away and the National Trust's Studland beach is also 5 miles away. Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are just 15 minutes away by car. The main benefit of its location in the village is that is has off street parking for at least 2 vehicles. Residential parking in Corfe is at a premium, so this is a big bonus for this property.

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About Us

Sarah Relph
17 Hamble Road, Greenmeadow
SN25 3PF Swindon
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Sarah Relph
Member since: 2014
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About Sarah Relph

I am a married mum of two teenagers, I work for my husband and our holiday home is our pride and joy. We have spent many holidays in Purbeck (Corfe Castle) and have saved like mad to be able to afford our own house down there which has been our dream for many years. To help with the up keep of the house, we have made the decision to rent our house for holiday lets. This then offers our guests the opportunity to enjoy the area as we have, whilst enjoying the comforts of a beautiful Purbeck stone cottage in the heart of Corfe Castle.

Sarah Relph purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Sarah Relph chose Corfe Castle

We have been coming to this particular area of Dorset for nearly 20 years and just love it so much. There is so much to do and the scenery is beautiful.

What makes this cottage unique

The property is in the village of Corfe Castle and a 5 minute walk to the main attraction of the Castle which is owned by the National Trust, and 5 miles away from Blue Flag Beaches

The property itself is well appointed. It has a very well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave, toaster, slow cooker and lots of everyday utensils. My big love in the winter is the log burger! There is also a washing machine, Nintendo Wii console with a large selection of games, DVD player with large selection of adult and child DVD's, ipod docking station, Wifi, outdoor decking area, with table and chairs and BBQ.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Enjoyed our week at this cottage. Very clean and well equipped cottage. Spacious and well laid out. It is on the main road (most houses in Corfe castle are) but the bedrooms are at the rear which helps with the noise. Loads of games DVDs and toys to keep you entertained. There is a pub with good food nearby. Bakery in Corfe castle is very good. With small children, and decent weather, we spent most of our time at Corfe castle and Studland bay (15 min drive). Emma - Epsom

A very well equipped and nicely decorated holiday cottage in a great location on the edge of the village and in easy walking distance of the village shop, pubs and steam railway. Amanda - London
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Corfe Castle in Corfe Castle

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • on the ground floor with bath and power shower over the bath. Toilet and sink. Men's shaving point. Heated towel rail.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: first floor with double bed, sofa, built in wardrobe and two large chests of draws. Bedroom 2: ground floor with double bed, bedside tables, and large built in wardrobe. Bedroom 3:ground floor with two single beds, chest of draws and wardrobe
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: No pets allowed and strictly no smoking on the premises. Outside: Enclosed decking area with patio table and 6 chairs, BBQ (requiring charcoal). Gated access to the parking area. Driveway parking for at least 2 vehicles, possibly 3 if they were small cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Towels and bed linen are included and are changed at the end of your stay. The property will be thoroughly cleaned on your departure and is included in the price. Other: There is a large storage cupboard in the hallway that houses the washing machine.


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The Old Telephone Exchange 4* Self Catering Cottage in Corfe Castle Village
average rating of 4.8125 based on 17 reviews

Loved this cottage. Great location.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed staying here. Well equipped (kitchen equipment, dvd's, books, games, laundry etc) Well and thoughtfully decorated. Close to the village. Easy access to other areas. Would stay here again. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good quality, well equippedone cottage in an excellent location

  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Charming cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week at The Old Telephone Exchange. Cottage was very clean and cosy and made a great base for lots of walks with stunning scenery. We would love to return,

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A delightful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect for a break in Corfe Castle, only a 10 minute walk to the village centre. The cottage was left beautifully and had everything you would want on your holiday. Very recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very well appointed character property in a super location

  • 5 of 5

Our son was getting married in Corfe Castle and the property was perfect for our needs, with our family having an ideal base. The cottage was clean, beautifully presented and well equipped. The owner, Sarah was incredibly helpful.

Our only concern was the bathroom which was stretched with 6 adults. It is a pity that an ensuite cannot be located in the large upstairs bedroom.

Otherwise it was a great place within easy reach of the many attractions in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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The perfect base for a family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed. All beautifully clean. Perfect location!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Studland beach


Studland beach, owned by the National Trust is 5 miles away and the seaside town of Swanage is also 5 miles away. Both beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag award.


Nearest airport is Bournemouth International 20 miles away

Nearest ferry is Poole 15 miles away

Nearest mainline train is Wareham 4 miles away


Corfe Castle village centre is a 5 minute walk

Swanage Steam Railway, Corfe Station is a 5 minute walk

Nearest pub is 200 meters

Further Details:

There is a bakery and grocers store in the village centre, but the nearest supermarkets are in Swanage (5 miles) and Wareham (5 miles). There are no cash machines in Corfe Castle but the nearest ones are in Swanage and Wareham.

Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove are big attractions and are only 15 minutes away by car.

Money World and Tank museum are 20 minutes away by car.

There are lots of walks to do in the local area and all round Purbeck and walking books and OS map are available in the cottage.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please e-mail to check availability. A deposit of 25% is required on booking and the balance, along with the security deposit is to be paid 4 weeks prior to your stay. The security deposit will be returned once our cleaner has checked the property after your departure.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday, but we would accept shorter stays during the off-peak season. Please contact us for a price

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.